Custom-made to your measurements our stunning electric pleated skylight blinds are ideal for horizontal lantern windows and pitched skylights:
- Cellular Dimout Fabric - shading and insulation!
- Flexible Power Options: Battery, Solar Panel, Plug-in or wire to mains power!
- Cover small or large skylights - Up to 3m Wide and Up to 4.5m Long
- Control with SOMFY Radio handset or Radio wall switch
- App Control and Voice Activation available with SOMFY TaHoMa
- Wired control available for hardwired integration with Smart Homes or BMS - contact us for detail
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Energy Efficient and with no visible holes for the lifting cords. Cellular (a.k.a Honeycomb or Duette fabrics) are fast overtaking single pleat fabrics as the most popular choice for pleated blinds. Cellular fabrics consist of double-layered cells of fabric that act as an insulating cushion between the inside of your home or conservatory and the outside world - keeping the heat in during the winter months and keeping your property cool in summer! Lifting cords run through the middle of the honeycomb structure, meaning there are no visible holes in the surface of the fabric. All fabrics are a uniform white in colour on the exterior face and coloured on the inside face. Translucent fabrics allow a soft diffused light in whilst maintaining privacy and controlling glare and heat!
Watch our step-by-step video measuring guide below. Or if you prefer, download our written instructions.
Watch our step-by-step video installation guide below. Or if you prefer, download our written instructions
It's important to consider two scenarios when answering this question:
1) When the blind is fully deployed - Our skylight pleated blinds use cellular (a.k.a. cellular or duette) fabrics. Unlike traditional "zig zag" pleated fabrics, with cellular fabrics the cord runs through the inside of the honeycomb fabric, meaning that there will be no holes in the fabric face and no visible cords when the blind is fully deployed.
2) When the blind is open - when the blind is stacked away or partially deployed there will be cords which run from one end to the other, both to support the blind (stopping it from sagging) and to operate the blind (pulling it back and forth). These cords are discrete and their position in the window space will depend on the width of the blind. Narrower blinds require less cords and the cords are more towards the edges of the blind. Larger widths require more cords and some of these cords need to be central within the window space to support and pull the blind.
If you require full information on cording and their positions, we have a useful guide in our brochure on page 15, titled "Cord guide"