Specially shaped windows are a design feature used increasingly in contemporary architecture.
Growth in the conservatory industry has also created a boost for special products and new and unusual shapes.
The result of more than a decade of development means that almost any shape of window can now be fitted.
Even awkward shapes can be elegantly shaded with timber or aluminium blinds.
Avolon specialise in shaped Venetian blinds including arches, gothic arches, circles, eclipse, triangular, in fact almost any shape imaginable.
These special shapes can be provided as retractable or non-retractable blinds.
Retractable types have a conventional headrail and operating mechanism.
They have a tilt function and, where the shape allows, they will also raise and lower.
Non-retractable blinds have a fixed rack-arm system and thus have only a tilt function.
Generally, retractable blinds are fitted to vertical windows and non-retractable types are used for horizontal and sloping applications.
Almost any shape of blind can be motorised to tilt. Most retractable blinds can also be motorised to raise and lower as well.