Complete the rooflight package

By Ian Short, MD of Morley Glass.

Integral blinds have really captured the imagination of homeowners in recent years as the advantages they offer in terms of visual appeal and practicality have been increasingly realised.

Long established in the market as the go-to shading and privacy solution for bi-fold doors, integral blinds have grown to become a popular choice for all types of windows and doors. And now customers installing flat glass rooflights can also benefit with the launch of a new ScreenLine integral blind system.

Flat glass rooflights introduce natural light into what may otherwise be a rather gloomy space. But as with virtually any window or door, at times we will want to close out the light and enjoy some privacy, or perhaps shade the room from strong sunshine.

That makes blinds for rooflights extremely important and something that should be considered at an early stage of the sales process.

Unfortunately, many of the frame mounted rooflight blinds on the market simply do not tick all the boxes when it comes to contemporary flat glass rooflights. This is particularly the case where there is a desire to maintain clean sightlines, for an uncluttered look and strong visual appeal.

Hence why a new motorised blackout blind solution has been developed by ScreenLine integral blind systems manufacturer Pellini S.p.A., which is now available from Morley Glass.

Developed in response to growing demand from installers, the new Uni-Blinds integral blind for flat roof windows is as sleek and appealing as every other option in our market-leading range. It is a pleated blackout blind, fully encapsulated within a double-glazed unit with an overall thickness of 32mm (6/20/6), with opening and closing operated by remote control or a wall mounted hard-wired control unit.

The blind’s high-quality fabric eliminates external light extremely effectively, even from the strongest sunlight, to offer blackout performance. It is available in eight colours, including alabaster and cocoa, plus various greys from the light grey sheen and dove to anthracite – and on the exterior the blind is always white.

The Uni-Blinds pleated blackout rooflight blind is available for horizontal, fixed roof windows sized up to 1,000mm x 1,500mm, with the smallest size possible being 300mm x 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 our team.

Several glass options are offered for the rooflight integral blind units, all of which are heat-soaked toughened for total peace of mind. In addition to superior thermal performance, a glass specification is available to deliver superior solar control to help manage the risk of excessive solar gain on sunny days. 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. These are world-class products designed to perform impeccably over a long lifespan, with the colour retention of the blind fabric second to none, and operational reliability guaranteed for five years.

Uni-Blinds units also feature warm edge spacer bars, which are not commonly used in integral blinds. These spacer bars are used as standard because they maximise the thermal performance of the blinds-in-glass unit.

We also dual seal the units to provide additional thermal benefit, as well as improving gas retention within the unit and preventing the risk of slippage.

Find out more about the new Uni-Blinds pleated blackout rooflight blind at