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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2015 edited
    I just discovered a new problem :cry:

    No, it is not a problem! :devil:

    It's just something to think about but it must have been thought about before ...

    We have inward-opening tilt-and-turn windows. So whatever window covering we have needs to sit clear above the sash. I'm thinking of blinds rather than curtains, and located within the reveal. But I just realized today that there's very little height in the reveal above the sash. There's a small height to start with (frame width less overlap of the sash) and then that's reduced further by the plaster around the reveal.

    What's the solution? All I can think at the moment is to cut a hole in the head of the reveal and make a slot to conceal the blind in. Or mount the blind on the face of the wall above the reveal. Neither of those options seem very attractive, and there must be tens (hundreds?) of thousands of houses with this style of window, so I'm hoping somebody must have come up with a better solution?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2015
    I used some "pliesee" blinds that cover the glass only, you can get them to fit inside the glass units too.
    • CommentAuthorsquirrel
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2015
    There are all sorts of blinds (including thermal) that clip onto the opening part of the window. So when you open the window, the blinds stays with it. Google 'no drill blinds'.
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2015
    Move the blind inboard a bit but still within the reveals?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2015
    would need bigger reveals introducing more bridging and likely blinds would get bashed by sash too
    • CommentAuthorPaulJ
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2015
    External shutters
    I would second Plisse blinds that fit to the window beads for tilt and turn.
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2015
    Thanks for the ideas, everybody.

    Posted By: PeterStarckI would second Plisse blinds that fit to the window beads for tilt and turn.

    You mean inside the frame of the sash, close to the glass? That seems to be the only way to avoid problems with the turn action fouling the blind against the jamb. But if you do that, how do you get a seal at the edges? I'm thinking mainly of a visual blackout, which a frame- or reveal-mounted blind achieves by overlapping the sash.
    Yes, right next to the glass but there isn't a tight seal so wouldn't be true blackout.
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2015
    Posted By: PeterStarckYes, right next to the glass but there isn't a tight seal so wouldn't be true blackout.

    OK, thanks. Let's hope SWMBO can live with that. :confused:
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