Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 38

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS 90 integrated blind units for The Chocolate Quarter » » BETWEEN GLASS BLINDS HAS supplied 90 hardwired motorised blinds on a project for St Monica’s Trust, which were specified by KWL Architects and Andrew Wilson Partnership. St Monica’s Trust is nationally recognised for high quality sheltered accommodation in Bristol and North Somerset. Along with those St Monica’s Trust offer a variety of services across Bristol and North Somerset for the Care and Healthcare Sector including; Respite Care, Care at Home, Dementia Care, Physiotherapy and Nursing Care. St Monica’s Trust services promote independence, dignity and fulfilment and the Trust regularly sets benchmarks for the very best practice in the care and support of older people. The charity was founded in 1925 and now runs four retirement communities and a successful care at home service. The latest retirement village from St Monica Trust has been aptly named The Chocolate Quarter. The £60 million pound development situated in the historic market town of Keynsham, opened in summer 2017. It is home to 140 assisted living apartments and a 90-bed care home, as well as office space, retail outlets and leisure facilities. Originally the home of Fry’s Chocolate treats, the grand 1920s iconic buildings have been refurbished to maintain their landmark status next to the River Avon. The high specification and excellent craftsmanship throughout offer a smart finish 38 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M and high quality as standard. Full height windows show off the breath-taking country views and give a contemporary finish to an historic building. There is also be a care home incorporated within the extensive complex to provide the very best level of nursing care for those more vulnerable residents, and this is the building which will benefit from almost 100 Between Glass Blinds units Noted for innovative, versatile and maintenance-free integrated blinds, Between Glass Blinds (BGB) are ideal for Residential and Commercial environments. A leading manufacturer of double-glazed units complete with fully integrated Venetian and pleated blinds hermetically sea led between two panes of glass, BGB are stylish and contemporary in appearance, easy to maintain with the blinds contained within the sealed unit safe from dust and dirt, plus the ideal shading and privacy glazing solution. An ideal alternative when other types of blind and curtain are not practical or achievable. A truly versatile, user-friendly and discreet double-glazed integral blind system suitable for installation both internally and externally. BGB units are available with an operating system designed to suit every environment. The range includes a cordless manually- controlled unit operated via a smooth user-friendly sliding magnet, as well as motorised units which can be controlled via programmable infra-red or radio frequency remote units or work as part of a fully automated system. Magnetic units are completely cordless and operated via powerful, neat and unobtrusive sliding magnetic blocks located around the perimeter of the unit. The magnets control the operation of the blinds with ease, allowing the service user to tilt the blinds in one slick and easy motion with its functional and stylish design. This gives the user full control when privacy is needed or to reduce glare and sunlight keeping a room at a more moderate temperature. Between Glass Blinds’ state-of-the-art motorised integral blind systems – such as the ones used in the St Monica’s Trust project – are powered externally with nothing attached to the glass surface giving a more sleek and modern finish. Motorised blinds offer the ultimate in safety and convenience, easily controlled by a hand-held remote or interfaced with an automation system. With motorised blinds, the slats move simultaneously in all windows and are positioned at the same angle, thereby creating a calm and harmonious façade. All BGB systems are available in a wide range of colours as well as a full range of glazing options including solar control, noise reduction and fire resistance. BGB is the ideal solution for small, medium or large scale privacy and shading needs within all sectors.