Faber Blinds is part of the Hunter Douglas Architectural Projects division in the UK. With more than a century of experience and product innovation, Faber Blinds is rightly recognised as a global market leader providing bespoke solutions for the most challenging of projects.
Mike Cernik, Technical Support & Specification Manager for Faber Blinds explained:
“These systems help create built environments that are comfortable, healthy, productive, and sustainable.”.
Projects include the distinctive new home of Garsington Opera, designed by architect Robin Snell to be put up and dismantled each season.
The pavilion uses sliding screens, extended platforms and verandas to link it to the landscape. The use of fabric was important to the success of the design and Faber Blinds created five, 4.8m wide blinds with a 7m drop using the company’s innovative 1800 FTS system.
At the Pace Gallery, located in the refurbished west wing of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, central to the ambitious redevelopment carried out by David Chipperfield Architects was the creation of adaptable exhibition spaces.
Faber supplied a solar shading system that provides screen and blackout solutions to arched windows on a tensioned bottom up specification. The EOS 500 tensioned bottom up, motorised roller blinds are controlled by a central Hunter Douglas EOS Touch system, linked to a GPS weather station programmed to track the path of the sun and react accordingly to give the appropriate shading required for the artwork exhibited within the gallery.
The company is passing on this wealth of industry-leading expertise in the form of a RIBA-approved CPD. The detailed and informative module tackles the issue of sun control in sustainable buildings.
The CPD also provides an overview of current EU regulation and the requirements of LEED and BREEAM. It highlights the way in which the company continually helps to set industry benchmarks.
For example, child safety is a key aspect when designing the complete range of Faber’s blinds. It is one of the few commercial blind companies that conform to EN13120. Faber blinds aims to be the partner of choice when considering blinds and solar shading solutions for projects of any size.