Perfect light control

Perfect light control

Contemporary glazing is not just the preserve of urban living. A beautiful rural English property is making the most of its stunning countryside position with Phantom’s automated screens.

Our customer’s window company recommended Phantom Screens during the build-phase to help solve solar management and privacy needs. The recommendation was made at exactly the right stage in the build process, meaning our screens could be fully recessed to disappear when not in use.

Initially, the property owners were looking for solid blinds but were unable to find them in the right sizes to span the large expanse of glass. They now have three 90% block Phantom screens and one black-out screen, enabling solar control, summer ventilation, day time privacy and insect protection.

The screens create an external mirror effect during the day meaning any onlookers are unable to view inside the property. The technical fabric also blocks 90% of the sun’s rays, protecting occupants from glare and reducing sun-bleaching on internal fabrics and furnishings.

The bespoke, handcrafted screens are connected to a light sensor that allows them to self-adjust depending on the time of year and on daily sunlight levels. When the sun reaches a certain level of brightness, the screens will automatically close, maintaining a consistent light level and helping to manage temperature gain. A wireless wall switch is fitted to the outside of the property that allows occupants to control the screens if they close while outside.

The screens have provided solar management benefits for one summer so far and the property owners are delighted with their performance: “We wouldn’t be without them now; they keep the glare down without blocking our view – we’re so glad Phantom was recommended to us.”

To find out how Phantom Screens could help with your screening needs, contact us today.

Project Stats

Building categoryResidential
ProductsAutomated power screens, blackout blind
FunctionSolar control, privacy
InstallationFully recessed
Sizes1 x 1.9m wide, 1 x 4.1 m wide and 1 x 1.7m wide, 1 x blackout 1.4m wide.
Mesh75/10 solar mesh (10% open)
AccessoriesRemote control, light sensors, external control switch
ColourRAL 7016 drop bars