With the average cost of an office fit-out having risen by 9%, it is more important than ever to choose the right roller blinds and furniture solutions. An office doesn’t need to just look the part but also function efficiently to ensure that employees have optimal working conditions. As 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace, choosing the right office fittings has the power to positively impact experience and workplace culture.
As specialists in office blind installations at Kensington Systems, we know exactly what needs to be considered when selecting commercial roller blinds. Do you want to be better informed when making your selection? Check out the following tips and contact our knowledgeable team to learn more!
What Needs To Be Reviewed When Choosing Office Roller Blinds?
You may think that style is the number one thing to consider, but we are here to tell you it is not! A roller blind is not just a decorative accessory to dress a window. Of course that is one of the purposes, but otherwise it is a useful tool that can enhance office conditions and working environments when used correctly.
Our top four considerations are as follows:
1.What is the purpose of your roller blinds?
The top two reasons that offices need blinds are to offer sun protection and privacy. Not only does this help determine the type of product, but it also means that other fixtures can be chosen with lighting access being considered.
For example, if you are looking at blinds for a meeting space with a large presentation screen, you will need to select a blackout fabric that offers no light pollution to the screen.
In office environments where you are looking to control glare, a dimout or screen fabric may be more suitable. These fabrics allow light through while helping to reduce the discomfort caused by strong sunlight. Screen fabric also gives you some outward visibility, so will not block your view when lowered.
If you are looking for increased privacy and security, we recommend a dimout or blackout fabric. You can find out more about blind fabrics and select colours here.
2. How will the roller blinds be used?
Next, you need to think about the usability of your new roller blinds.
Do you want them to be manual or motorised? Will they need to be raised and lowered often? These are both questions that will determine the type of blinds you select. Price and convenience play a part in this.
Manual blinds are cheaper but can be harder to use. Conversely, motorised options are definitely more convenient but can become pricey if you have many windows. With this consideration, you will also need to assess the type of windows you have, as this may direct your choices.
3. Which installation method do you plan on using?
Are you planning on carrying out some corporate DIY, or is a professional installation on your agenda?
We always recommend having an expert install blinds, as even the most minor issues could severely impact how your new product works. If you have an on-site operations team, you may also want to hand the task over to them.
The main point of this consideration is that how you plan on fitting will impact the products you can choose from. Some options, such as our motorised blinds, will need a professional installation. Manual blinds are much easier to install, and you may choose to do them yourself.
4. Who is responsible for maintaining your roller blinds?
Lastly, you should consider who will look after your roller blinds. The process for maintaining blinds is simple, so this doesn’t require too much concern.
You will be happy to learn that looking after a roller blind is stress-free, with a damp cloth often returning your window coverings to their former glory.
5. How will the installation affect the planet?
It is increasingly important to consider the impact of purchasing decisions on the planet, including roller blinds for the office. You can improve the sustainability of your installation by choosing blinds which use a PVC-free fabric, (as PVC requires a lot of water to produce).
Another option is a screen fabric with a metallised backing. This is very effective at reflecting light and reducing heat gain, contributing to lower energy bills and a more comfortable working environment. Contact us to find out more about sustainable blind fabrics.
What Are The Benefits Of Commercial Roller Blinds?
- They can offer privacy and protection for all environments.
- A sleek and professional finish is always guaranteed.
- The wide range of price points means there is a solution for everyone.
- Products are simple, meaning all employees can use the blinds to suit their needs.
- Security is also enhanced, especially in out-of-office hours.
- Roller blinds offer a barrier against the elements, allowing heat to be retained or reflected, which means reduced maintenance costs.
Are You In Need Of New Commercial Roller Blinds?
Our collection of commercial roller blinds have been expertly chosen to offer something for everyone. Whether you need to reduce spend on utility bills or improve working conditions, we have a solution for you!
These considerations give you a way to start thinking about what you are looking for. When you are ready to take the next steps, get in touch with us for a quote.