Umbra News

Rooflight Blinds from Umbra

Blinds That Go Above and Beyond In June 2013 Umbra published a news article on this website, highlighting the increasing need for rooflight blinds and the way in which Umbra’s unique KURO RLTM and HELIOS RLTM are providing the perfect…

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Kuro Blackout Blind Video – Watch them ‘live’!

Umbra Shading has launched a new video on their website, which showcases the increasingly popular KUROTM Blackout Blind System. Everyone loves natural daylight flooding into interior spaces; except when there’s a reason why that space needs to be darkened.  With…

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Kuro blackout blinds video

Why buy your Motorised Roller blinds from Umbra?

The UK’s blind motorisation market is growing.  This is driven by a combination of technological advancements in home automation and commercial building controls, and by the new child safety standard for internal blinds. Umbra Shading is at the forefront of…

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Motorised Roller Blind from Umbra

New Year… New Premises… New Opportunities

New Year…  New Premises…  New Opportunities Between production shutdown at 4pm on Friday 13th December 2013 and re-opening for business at 7.30am on Monday 6th January 2014, Umbra Shading had moved, lock, stock and barrel, into new larger premises.  Well,…

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Schools install Brighter Blinds for Brighter Pupils

Powys County Council has opened four new-build primary schools as part of a £37 million investment in education and leisure facilities in and around the town of Ystradgynlais.  Education Minister Leighton Andrews said:  “The significant financial contribution we’ve made to…

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Umbra Shading brings you market-leading motorisation!

Umbra Shading brings you market-leading motorisation! We are pleased to announce that, with immediate effect, all motorised blinds manufactured by Umbra are powered by Somfy motors and controls. Both Umbra and Somfy have long been at the cutting edge of…

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How to win more lucrative blinds business.

In the fast-moving world of window blind contracts there are plenty of ‘windows of opportunity’.  At any one time there are literally thousands of windows in new-build and refurbishment projects that require blinds.  The question is, how do you get…

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Rooflight blinds – not your average!

Have you seen the light? Today’s commercial architecture is focussed on sustainability.  Getting more natural light into buildings is an important part of the challenge.  This not only makes better use of natural resources, reducing carbon emissions and costs, but…

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Glare coming in through window in roof without blind