Roman Light Filtering Blinds

The ideal product for someone wanting a dramatic and ponderous look. With its neat elegant folds, this blind brings that old traditional, retro and warm feelings to your surroundings.

Roman Sunblock (Blockout) Blinds

The ideal product for someone wanting a dramatic and ponderous look. With its neat elegant folds, this blind brings that old traditional, retro and warm feelings to your surroundings.

  • Our vast collection of roller blind fabrics are at your disposal for a huge choice in look and feel. Please note that the flexibility of the fabric is the most important factor in deciding whether it is suitable for a roman blind, or not. All roller fabrics are therefore NOT ideal (and not recommended) for a roman blind.
  • For our roman blind, we use the super deluxe (bella roma) headrail which is a powder coated aluminium headrail with all the necessary drums and cords for smooth and effortless operation. We use stiffening rods (called figure 8) at the back of the fabric which ensure neat folds when the blind is pulled up. The system operates on a PVC white or silver coated or stainless steel ball chain.
  • The fabric is attached to the front of the headrail with velcro for easy removal when blind has to be cleaned.
  • Nickel-plated steel brackets are used for installation.
  • The bottom of the blind is finished off with a round aluminium lath (bottomrail) which is wrapped in the same fabric from which the blind is manufactured and closed-off with colour co-ordinated plastic endcaps on both ends.
  • Our roman blinds are not hemmed along the edges and should not fray if handled with care and if they do not chafe against any rough edges.
  • These blinds will let through light especially along the sides and against the wall (due to the figure 8 components) or where two blinds join in the middle.
  • Please remember that a roman blind made from blinds fabric does not have the same characteristics as those of a roman blind made from curtaining fabric.

 

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Roman Light Filtering Blinds

Light Filtering Range - Specific Product Specifications

Key FEATURES OF THE SHEERWEAVE 4500

Please study this VITAL information, as the SheerWeave (patented brand name) is a highly technological product in a class of its own. If it does not say Phifer SheerWeave it is not a genuine SheerWeave product. Be careful of cheaper reproductions if you are into “going green”!!!


The SW4500 is a revolutionary 2×2 basketweave sunscreen manufactured using DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ technology exclusive to Phifer! DOW Ecolibrium™ does not detract from the sunscreen’s appearance or performance, and provides a sustainable green alternative to traditional sunscreens, without the PVC smell.


DOW ECOLIBRIUMTM is bio-based plasticizers made from modified vegetable oil which is not hazardous to the environment. They are readily biodegradable in the environment and are practically nontoxic to aquatic organisms on an acute basis.


This is the FIRST window shade fabric to be GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and MICROBAN (USA based) and MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL certified, which makes this fabric a unique and very sort-after product. These certifications are only awarded when voluntary rigorous evaluation of the fabric is allowed by the manufacturer to ensure that the highest industry standards are being applied to maintain indoor air quality for the health and safety of all building occupants. Basic human comfort is a foundation of responsible design, and an essential key to comfort is air quality. Polluted indoor air has the potential to cause a variety of health issues; whereas clean indoor air helps improve physical well-being and enhances productivity in the workplace.


  • With its full basketweave design, SheerWeave 4500 is perfect for use in spaces where a high degree of shading and non-directional fabric is required, such as computer areas and windows unprotected against the sun.

  • SheerWeave 4500 is an energy saving fabric for both residential and commercial applications as the fabric lets through sufficient light during the day but also takes the glare off important equipment (such as televisions and computer screens) and shades an area without darkening it. Please note that direct sunlight on a window (eg with sunrise and sunset) will not be blocked.

  • SheerWeave is a state-of-the-art range manufactured under strict guidelines through ISO-certified production processes from the USA.

  • The eco-friendly characteristics of this product mean that it has been manufactured with bio-based plasticizers and there is a low carbon footprint with no PVC odour.

  • SheerWeave 4500 is recognized as low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emitting (Green Star) by the Green building code of Australia. VOC relates to air freshness, ie the lower the VOC used in a product the fresher the internal air will be and the lower the health risk. When solvent-based or oil-based products are used they create a high VOC reading which is unhealthy.

  • Please take special note of the low carbon footprint. This has been historically defined as the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person, measured by the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced. With SW4500 it is the amount of CO2 used in the manufacturing process and the fact that the product is biodegradable. In other words, when the product has reached the end of its lifespan it will not go to landfill but will be absorbed back into the soil because it is made from virtually 100% renewable feedstock. (Do we need to say more about the value of having this product to ensure a healthy environment?)

  • Should paint spill or drop onto these fabrics NOTHING will remove it!!

KEY FEATURES OF SHEERWEAVE 4500

95% UV blockage

5% openness factor

Width of fabric:  3200mm

Bacterial resistance:  showing no visible traces

Internal and external usage

Fungal resistance:  showing no traces of fungal growth

Composition:  25% Polyester / 75% vinyl on polyester

Greenguard accreditation

Nominal thickness:  0.61mm

Flame retardancy:  complies with Australian, British & US standards

Nominal weight:  488g/m²

Warranty:  10 yrs for interior use (by fabric manufacturer)

White colour lets through 12% heat

Microban protection

Environment-friendly composition and RoHS compliant

Free from phthalate, lead and formaldahyde

No harmful omissions

No PVC odour

Low emittance of VOC (see third last bullet above for explanation)

Low carbon footprint (see second last bullet above for explanation)

Treated intrinsically with Microban – giving lifelong protection

Durability and longevity

Printability

Manufactured with bio-based plasticizers not fossil fuel-based plasticizers

Easy cleaning – fabric should be regularly dusted/vacuumed as appropriate

May be wiped with lukewarm water and mild detergent

Sheerweave 4500 - Blinds Factory

SPECIFICATIONS ON THE NEW RHYTHM RANGE

Rhythm sound Dampering

FEATURES


COMPOSITION


ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE


EASY MAINTENANCE


LIGHT FILTERING


UV BLOCKAGE


LIGHT BLOCKAGE


FIRE RETARDANT


PVC & LEAD FREE


FORMALDEHYDE FREE


ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY


ANTI-STATIC


PRINTABLE


LIGHT FASTNESS


WEIGHT


THICKNESS

RHYTHM


100% Polyester


✔  (graph below)




>90%


± Between 82% and 98%


✔ (NFPA 701)







6-8 (Blue Scale)


±355g/m²


±0.70mm

  • This high quality imported fabric has been engineered with sound absorption features and assist in preventing noise pollution where it is used.

  • Unlike standard roller fabric, Rhythm is a technical fabric that creates ear comforting sound surroundings by absorbing distorted sound waves and reducing noise levels.

  • Rhythm also reduces echoes; absorbs sound and contributes to much improved audibility in office spaces, conference rooms, restaurants, hotel lobbies, cinemas, etc.

  • This fabric, with its special acoustic characteristics, is also highly suitable for home use in living areas.

  • No chemicals are used to harden the fabric and this also makes recycling of the fabric easier, minimalizing its biological footprint.

  • Rhythm is also far lighter than the “normal” panels required in construction for traditional acoustical performance and also easier to use.

  • The above features makes Rhythm a perfect choice for Smart and Green buildings.

  • Please note that this fabric has been weaved in such a way that it almost seems as if there are very small pinholes in the fabric – this is not a defect but in fact contribute to the Rhythm’s natural and elegant appeal.

Acusta chart - Blinds Factory

  • This data can be interpreted as follows: ±27% (left vertical line values) of a sound of 250 Hz (bottom horizontal line values) will be absorbed by this fabric. With a sound of 1000 Hz, however, Rhythm will have an acoustic absorption rate of nearly 80%.

SPECIFICATIONS ON THE PVC SCREENING FABRIC (This fabric is NOT SheerWeave!)

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  • Composition of fabric (Fawn; Oats; Meusli): 35% polyester, 65% PVC (Vinyl-coated polyester woven)
  • Composition of fabric (colours not listed above): 27% polyester, 73% PVC (Vinyl-coated polyester woven)
  • Openness factor: 5%
  • Light blocking effect: ±95%
  • Flammability: Tests revealed that the fabric falls well within the limits of flammability or flame resistance as it complies with Building Code of Australia requirements for Class 2 to 9 (a) building. It was tested to AS 1530 Part III. This flammability specification refers to colours snowfall; white/cream; white/beige; white/grey and black ONLY.
  • Sun resistance: According to the technical department at the company who supplies the fabric, there proved to be no fading even under harsh conditions. Tests have been conducted over a period of time against fading which revealed colour fastness.
  • Tearing / breaking strength: Unless a knife or a pair of scissors is used or the fabric is abused, tearing will not occur.
  • Cleaning method: Dust fabric regularly using a soft duster or soft cloth. You can also use a damp sponge to wipe the fabric and then dry it with a clean cloth. Please do not use any abrasive products or solvents / industrial based cleaners. Fabric should not be rolled up while it is still damp.
  • Greenguard Gold accredited: This means that this fabric is ideal for use in sensitive areas eg schools, old age facilities, hospitals, etc (tested against California Section 01359 for low chemical emissions [VOC’s]). This Greenguard accreditation refers to colours snowfall; white/cream; white/beige; white/grey and black ONLY.
Colour Accuracy Policy

Colour Accuracy Policy:
Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on our web site are accurate, actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors and/or display cards. Due to the fact that our products are all custom made, and can’t be returned, you need to be sure that you can live with any colour variations that are possible from our scanning of the actual samples. If an exact colour match is required, then please request a sample before placing your order. Once you receive your sample, keep in mind that all samples may still have minimal colour variations as stated by the manufacturers.

Scollops
About

Scollops

Scollops is a beautiful way to compliment your final look!

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops
Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 1

Scollops – Style 1

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 2

Scollops – Style 2

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 3

Scollops – Style 3

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 4

Scollops – Style 4

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 5

Scollops – Style 5

How to Measure

Always use a metal tape measure and NOT a cloth one as these are known to stretch and thus be inaccurate. All blinds are made to specified measurements, therefore we, as the manufacturer, cannot be held responsible for incorrect sizes/dimensions given by the client. Faxed or emailed orders are thus preferred and NO verbal or telephonic orders will be accepted. All the sizes should be given accurately in MILLIMETRES. Blinds measurements must be PRECISELY FROM WALL TO WALL – we shall make the necessary deductions ourselves, except if you already know the blinds’ final dimensions in which case you must clearly indicate that fact, and that no deductions should be made.

  • All measurements in mm
  • Always work on the smallest measurements
  • Measure where the blind will be installed in the opening (reveal / windowsill) – back (closer to the glass); centre (middle of windowsill / reveal) or front (closer to the edge of the windowsill)
  • Always order WIDTH x DROP (HEIGHT) and not the other way around!
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REMEMBER TO ALWAYS GIVE THE WIDTH FIRST, THEN THE DROP!

On a roman blind if you measure an existing old blind, measure from end cap to end cap which is called the exact width. With a roman blind this is also called fabric or cloth width.

If a roman blind has to be placed on the outside of a window or behind a door it is always the safest to specify exact width or fabric width to ensure that the glass section is covered completely by the fabric. Also remember to measure exact drop of blind.  Always specify on which side the control mechanism should be placed. The required components will be supplied for your DIY project. With  Xroman blinds also the width by height (drop), fabric range and colour, reveal, fabric size, face fit and control sides must be included on order. When measuring for face fit add ± 100mm for both width and drop.

On roman blinds for reveal fit we deduct; 5mm off width and 10mm off drop, working to a tolerance of 3mm to 5mm. Remember to order correct blind size!!

“You can also add Scollops for a finished look”.

Roman Sunblock (Blockout) Blinds

Roman Sunblock Blockout Blinds
Sunblock (Blockout) - Specific Product Specs

SPECIFICATIONS ON THE SATEEN FABRIC

FEATURES

 

 

COMPOSITION

100% polyester with acrylic coating

 

AVERAGE DENSITY

100% blockout

 

FIRE RETARDANCY

Not fire retardant

 

CLEANABILITY

Not immerse in water

 

LIGHT FASTNESS

4 out of 5 grading

 

 

POINTS TO CONSIDER REGARDING THESE FABRICS

  • Composition of fabric: 100% polyester with acrylic coating.
  • Openness factor: The Sateen fabrics are densely woven with blockout properties.
  • Light blocking effect: Apart from the light that will be let through along the sides as with any other blind the Sateen fabrics are by factory standards from the manufacturer 100% blockout.
  • Flammability: This fabric is not flame resistant. According to the manufacturer of this fabric it goes up in smoke instantaneously. They also state that the fabric will rather melt than go up in flames but still be careful.
  • Sun resistance: This fabric is highly resilient. On the interior of the blind there is no indication of discolouration but the side exposed to the sun the entire time does discolour over time. Also no fraying has been noticed on the Sateen fabric.
Colour Accuracy Policy

Colour Accuracy Policy:
Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on our web site are accurate, actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors and/or display cards. Due to the fact that our products are all custom made, and can’t be returned, you need to be sure that you can live with any colour variations that are possible from our scanning of the actual samples. If an exact colour match is required, then please request a sample before placing your order. Once you receive your sample, keep in mind that all samples may still have minimal colour variations as stated by the manufacturers.

Scollops
About

Scollops

Scollops is a beautiful way to compliment your final look!

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops
Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 1

Scollops – Style 1

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 2

Scollops – Style 2

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 3

Scollops – Style 3

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 4

Scollops – Style 4

Roman & Roller Blinds Scollops 5

Scollops – Style 5

How to Measure

Always use a metal tape measure and NOT a cloth one as these are known to stretch and thus be inaccurate. All blinds are made to specified measurements, therefore we, as the manufacturer, cannot be held responsible for incorrect sizes/dimensions given by the client. Faxed or emailed orders are thus preferred and NO verbal or telephonic orders will be accepted. All the sizes should be given accurately in MILLIMETRES. Blinds measurements must be PRECISELY FROM WALL TO WALL – we shall make the necessary deductions ourselves, except if you already know the blinds’ final dimensions in which case you must clearly indicate that fact, and that no deductions should be made.

  • All measurements in mm
  • Always work on the smallest measurements
  • Measure where the blind will be installed in the opening (reveal / windowsill) – back (closer to the glass); centre (middle of windowsill / reveal) or front (closer to the edge of the windowsill)
  • Always order WIDTH x DROP (HEIGHT) and not the other way around!

Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS GIVE THE WIDTH FIRST, THEN THE DROP!

On a roman blind if you measure an existing old blind, measure from end cap to end cap which is called the exact width. With a roman blind this is also called fabric or cloth width.

If a roman blind has to be placed on the outside of a window or behind a door it is always the safest to specify exact width or fabric width to ensure that the glass section is covered completely by the fabric. Also remember to measure exact drop of blind.  Always specify on which side the control mechanism should be placed. The required components will be supplied for your DIY project. With  Xroman blinds also the width by height (drop), fabric range and colour, reveal, fabric size, face fit and control sides must be included on order. When measuring for face fit add ± 100mm for both width and drop.

On roman blinds for reveal fit we deduct; 5mm off width and 10mm off drop, working to a tolerance of 3mm to 5mm. Remember to order correct blind size!!

“You can also add Scollops for a finished look”.

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Our market

Blinds are used universally as fashionable, effective and stylish window coverings. We can manufacture a blind for nearly every type of window, since our blinds are custom-made to fit your unique window space. Our products are suitable for residential, commercial as well as industrial spaces.

We assist interior designers and decorators, architects, developers and other roll players in the market to give the end user the perfect finish. Our blinds beautifies the windows of thousands of homes, offices, hospitals, hotels as well as large commercial developments and many more.

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Our product range

Our blinds come in different styles such as venetian, vertical, roller, double roller, roman, dual vision and panel blinds. We offer a wide variety of fabrics and materials in various colours, shades and textures from which you can choose according to the style statement you want to make in your home or business. Expensive, luxurious, elegant, sophisticated and motorized, or more affordable and manually operated, but just as stylish and fashionable.

Our product range also includes elegant, stylish, strong and custom-made security shutters and aluminium security gates.

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Maintenance & repairs

Depending on damages sustained, broken or damaged blinds can easily be repaired or their components (e.g. mounting brackets, individual slats, tilting mechanisms, cord locks, valance clips, cords, cloth tape and ladders, etc.) can easily be replaced.