Rooflights – Integral Privacy

Flat rooflights are like any window or glazed door - there are times when you want privacy or shade. Hence, blinds for rooflights are as important as everywhere else in the home. New integral blinds from Morley Glass are in as much demand as the rooflights themselves. 

Whilst there are plenty of frame mounted rooflight blinds on the market that will help homeowners achieve a shading and privacy solution in one form or another, these are not always ideal where there is a desire to maintain clean sightlines and strong visual appeal with the roof windows.

Developed in response to growing demand from installers, the new Uni-Blinds integral blind for flat roof windows is as sleek as every other option in the range. It is a pleated blackout blind which is fully encapsulated within a double-glazed unit, with the opening and closing operated by remote control or a wall mounted hard-wired control unit.

The high-quality fabric used in the blind is available in eight colours, including creamy alabaster and cocoa, plus various greys from the light grey sheen and eove to anthracite. This gives homeowners a blind that will co-ordinate well with most interior décor schemes.

The exterior of the blind is always white.


Easy fitting

The Uni-Blinds pleated blackout rooflight blind is available for horizontal, fixed roof windows sized up to 1,000mm by 1,500mm, with the smallest size possible being 300mm by 300mm. It can be fitted instead of standard glass units in rooflight systems from all the leading manufacturers and is easy to fit with some straightforward guidance from Morley Glass.

Morley Glass also provides several glass options for the rooflight integral blind units. In addition to offering very good thermal performance, a glass specification is available to deliver superior solar control to help manage the risk of excessive solar gain on days when the sunshine is strong. This ensures daylight levels can be maintained without the room becoming uncomfortably warm.

As with all Uni-Blinds products, the blind is manufactured in the UK using premium quality ScreenLine integral blind systems from Italian company Pellini S.p.A. These are systems designed to perform without malfunction over a long lifespan – operational reliability is guaranteed for five years.

Every unit is made using warm edge spacer bars. These are not commonly used in integral blinds, yet Morley Glass uses them as standard because they help maximise the thermal performance of the blinds-in-glass unit.

Every sealed unit is also dual sealed. This process not only helps to maintain thermal performance, it also improves gas retention within the unit and prevents the risk of slippage.

The glass of the units is heat-soaked toughened for total peace of mind.

Every blind unit is checked according to strict quality control criteria before being signed off for dispatch to customers. And should any issues ever arise with the integral blind unit, traceability is easy thanks to a precise labelling process which enables the date of unit’s manufacture to be determined in an instant, with all the details needed including which operatives assembled the unit.


Picture: Even with rooflights, sometimes you just want to block out the light – perhaps with integral blinds.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
04th May 2023


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