automated blinds

Discussion in 'Smart Home, Climate Control & Security Forum' started by garyc, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    896
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +14
    Hi,

    Anyone had any luck getting automated blinds to be controlled via a remote?

    Any ideas on suppliers, motors, controls etc

    cheers

    Gary
     
  2. vex

    vex
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,905
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    London, Home Counties & North West
    Ratings:
    +261
    Goelst manufacture a range of blinds and curtain closers that come with RC's

    They don't have a uk web site, but they are exhibiting at the Smart Home show in a couple of weeks.
     
  3. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    896
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +14
    Hi Vex,

    cheers - any idea of price range?

    Gary
     
  4. vex

    vex
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,905
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    London, Home Counties & North West
    Ratings:
    +261
    I don't I am afraid.

    Will try to get some for you later today, but I am really up against it, planning our own stand at Smart Home show before I go on holiday next week.

    Chris
     
  5. mikeaitch

    mikeaitch
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    1,608
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Stoke
    Ratings:
    +56
    Try Velux-

    available thru Magnet & Southerns uk wide, in a range of colours and theyr'e blackout too :smashin:
     
  6. inzaman

    inzaman
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    7,964
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Derby
    Ratings:
    +1,029
    Moved to Home Automation and Lighting :)
     
  7. Snow Board

    Snow Board
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Try having a look at Somfy, they work well and are easy to install, may be a bit pricey though, depends what your comparing them to.
     
  8. aligebes

    aligebes
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2004
    Messages:
    233
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Ratings:
    +3
    Don't know about blinds, but a Homes&Antiques Magazine I read at my parent's house, said John Lewis did Motorized Curtains for £225.

    This was about 3-4 months ago though, don't know much more than that I'm afraid.
     
  9. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    896
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +14
    cheers for your input guys, will maybe try and get to the smart homes show if i can swing it with work!!!

    Gary
     
  10. vex

    vex
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,905
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    London, Home Counties & North West
    Ratings:
    +261
    It is on over the weekend as well.

    I hope to have a curtain rail working and I know Goelst / G-Rail are launching a number of new products at the SHS.

    See you there.

    Chris
     
  11. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    896
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +14
    it would be both a business & pleasure trip

    will pop in and say hello
     
  12. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    896
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +14
    Vex,

    PS. are u just showing at the SHS or selling as well??
     
  13. vex

    vex
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,905
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    London, Home Counties & North West
    Ratings:
    +261
    (stage whisper) SSSssshhh, stand 3110 ;) (/stage whisper)

    There will be the opertunity to order, through one of the installers on my stand. Although I will not physically have any there that you could walk away with. :suicide:
     
  14. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    896
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +14
    ssssshhhh - ok mums the word :smashin:

    who should i ask for "VEX"?
     
  15. vex

    vex
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,905
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    London, Home Counties & North West
    Ratings:
    +261
    AKA Chris :hiya:

    I'll try to get details and prices for you before the show opens. :thumbsup:
     
  16. jlcrawford

    jlcrawford
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    491
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    NE England
    Ratings:
    +3
    Hey Vex
    I was at the show what company are you?
    I went onto most stands and have a bag full of literature
     
  17. vex

    vex
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    2,905
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    London, Home Counties & North West
    Ratings:
    +261
    Stand 3110 under the new Konnect2 name.

    I was also speaking in one of the morning seminars

    Chris
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice