Umbra News

White paper – How to measure for blackout blinds

Here are a few ‘Tips & Tricks’ and basic guidelines for making your blackout blind survey and installation as smooth and fail safe as possible.  For this sheet, we are referring to roller blinds which have a cassette (sometimes called…

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Easy to use – inch to mm converter tool

Here is our very easy to use inch to mm converter tool. Simply paste in your blind sizes – width in the LH column and drop in the RH column and this tool will automatically convert your measurements from inches…

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Umbra Christmas Closure Dates

Oh yes, it’s nearly that wonderful time of the year…! Please make a note of the Umbra 2017/2018 Winter closure dates:   Office closes and last despatch Thursday 21st December 4:30pm Office and production re-opens Tuesday 2nd January 7:30am    Many thanks.

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Helios adjustable bearing – Did you know?

Did you know? All of our Helios™ blinds are supplied with an adjustable idle-end bearing as standard. This great little feature means that you can level up your blind, even if the brackets are not perfectly level. A really handy…

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NEW Rooflights And KuroLok Brochure

Two NEW brochures for you… take a look below:   YOUR NEW ROOFLIGHT PRODUCTS BROCHURE: Now with useful drawings, photos and technical details to help you sell and specify these great products!CLICK HERE to visit the product page and download your NEW KuroLok…

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New British Standard favours automated window blinds.

BS EN 15232-1:2017 was published last month.  This updates and replaces BS EN 15232:2012.     It is well known that Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) can have significant impact on the energy consumption of buildings, and on the…

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It’s not all about roller blinds.

You probably find it too, in today’s fast paced world, we too easily get engrossed in the crazy rush of the working day, day in, day out, without seriously stopping to think about the many out there less fortunate, in…

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NEW – Crank handle turning labels

These handy little labels are now included with every crank handle from Umbra.  An effective, user-friendly way to prevent blinds from being over wound and potentially being damaged.  Watch the video to find out how quick and easy they are…

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