FOR schools looking to invest in new blinds and blackout systems, now is the perfect time to start planning for installations during the main school holidays.
Saxon Blinds once again spent the summer weeks working on projects for clients in the education sector - taking advantage of buildings being empty for the holidays to complete work with the minimum fuss and disruption.
With the new school year now well under way, it's a good time to start looking into work that needs doing and the Northampton-based company is already visiting potential customers to discuss forthcoming projects.
Managing Director Mark Grainger said: "Planning ahead means we can arrange for the work to happen during the holidays when you don't have to worry about having a workforce in the building, disrupting the normal running of the school or college.
"A lot of the work we are doing with schools now is with blackout blinds that transform classrooms, halls or sports halls, making them more suited to modern technology and the amount of time we all spend looking at screens. They also increase the potential uses of the building when it comes to hiring out to outside organisations, so generating income for the school."
As well as modern blinds systems that look better and work more efficiently than the traditional curtain systems, Saxon Blinds is also helping more and more education clients fit systems that can be deployed should there be a security breach.
Roller blinds can be instantly lowered where there are signs of intruders, or where there is a situation the might be upsetting to the children.
"Our bespoke systems are all manufactured in our Northampton factory and as such are built to suit any given situation," added Mark. "The are compliant with safety regulations, so there are no dangling cords or anything that might prove hazardous, and blinds systems are closely fitted to each individual window, leaving exit doors and fire exits clearly accessible."
Saxon Blinds produces a complete range of products, offering choice, flexibility and competitive pricing, as well as a five-year guarantee on all commercial blinds. All Saxon Blinds staff are DSB checked and part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme.