Kaydee Blinds supplied and fitted blinds at Old Gaol, Buckingham

Kaydee Blinds supplied and fitted blinds at Old Gaol, Buckingham

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Located in the heart of historic market town of Buckingham, the iconic Old Gaol was built in 1748 in the style of a castle, with later additions in 1839 by the famous local architect George Gilbert Scott. It is one of the key visitor attractions of Buckingham.

The building consists of multiple rooms which house both temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as the Buckingham Tourist information centre as well as a gift-shop and a bookshop.

In the heart of the building, in a room with an entirely glass roof, are to be found the ancient stocks.

The challenge facing Kaydee was to supply and fit blinds, to reduce glare and heat buildup in the room, which were minimalist in appearance and unobtrusive, so as not to detract from the overall appearance of the room and exhibits.

Additionally the blinds had to be capable of remote operation so that the room and exhibits remained undisturbed at all times.

The blinds had to be fitted discreetly into the existing fabric of the building and all wiring concealed. The floor was over two levels which provided a further challenge.

Additionally fitting needed to be carried out during normal opening hours so there was a degree of pressure to fit cleanly and correctly within a limited time frame.

The product chosen was the Kaydee FTS 140 with a 3% screen fabric.

This product is a heavy duty wire guided electric roller blind with RTS control built in which enables full remote operation.

The cables are secured wall to wall to create and maintain the tension required for the guidance of the fabric and to hold it taught.This design is minimalist in appearance and fully complements the architectural design of the exhibition room.

The fabric selected is a 3% screen fabric which permits light to pass through but diffusing the light to give enhanced general lighting.Fitting was carried out by one of Kaydee’s team of experienced fitters within the allotted time and the job was completed cleanly and correctly without snags.

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