In early 2011, Charisma Blinds were approached by Waterford City Architects Department to propose possible window blind options for some large openings requiring fully blackout blind systems. The project was technically challenging and highly demanding, however we proposed systems that we felt would be suitable for the requirements of the museum.
In 2012 Charisma Blinds(Waterford) were subcontracted by Tom O'Brien construction to supply and install blinds to the new Waterford Medieval Museum.
The project was a highly complex one, incorporating remote controlled, fully blackout blinds to large and very tall windows.
Window sizes included seven meter high openings, each covered by a single blinds but operated by a radio controlled (868Mhz) wall switch. These blinds were fitted behind concrete beams and the side channels were slotted between concrete and the timber windows, allowing for a flush finish when blinds were open.
We also installed a seven and a half meter long, single roof-light blind built into a ceiling system to provide blackout capabilities to a presentation room at the flick of a switch. This blind required a motor at each end of the unit to pull and draw the fabric back and forth. When open the blind was totally hidden from view.
The blinds project was completed on time and on budget.