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Our recommendations: Window blinds suitable for schools

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· 7th April 2015

Our recommendations: Window blinds suitable for schools

school blindsControlling the lighting levels in a school is essential. The right shading is necessary not only to help children retain a comfortable body temperature, but to also allow them to focus and concentrate on their work and learning, rather than becoming too hot and irritated.

What do I need to consider?

When choosing blinds for educational institutions, there are many things to consider. Some of the most important things include:

  • Child safety
  • Heavy usage
  • Shading
  • Reliable materials
  • Robust

So, taking all of these factors into consideration, let’s take a look at some of the best blind styles to use in a school environment and which rooms they are most suitable for.

Roller blinds

Perfect for classrooms, roller blinds are extremely easy to function and provide complete light control, shading and privacy. Make sure they are fitted with chain and cord safety devices so children can operate the blinds themselves safely and with ease.  Roller blinds are also often a popular choice for canteen areas, as they effectively keep the children and their food out of the sun during lunch and break times.

To make them entirely child safe, you could even opt for an electric operation so you don’t have to worry about a cord.

Vertical blinds

Offering a touch of sophistication, vertical blinds look great in office areas, such as as the Headmasters office in a school. It separates the room from the rest of the building and can offer privacy and shade when needed. This blind style can be controlled with a wand, again, for ultimate safety.

Venetian blinds

Similar to vertical blinds, Venetian blinds operate by either a cord or a wand, with ease of functionality in mind for the user. In a school environment, Venetian blinds can often be found in reception areas as they make for a neat and tidy appearance to any visitors. Available in a range of different materials such as wood and aluminium, you can choose one which gives the right impression for your school.

Blackout blinds

Blackout blinds are used in those rooms which require total darkness. For instance, the school hall is a room that hosts lots of assemblies and presentations, often using overhead projects. Darkness is needed in order to see the projection clearly and the only way this can be done is with good quality blackout blinds.

To keep in line with government standards, make sure any blinds fitted in schools are made from fire retardant materials – especially if they are intended for food technology rooms or science labs!

If you’re searching for a reliable blind supplier to create and install new school blinds then please get in touch with Angel Blinds and Shutters. Our experienced team can recommend the right style of school blind for each type of room and our expert fitters can make sure they are installed safely to government standards. Simply give us a call today for more information.

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