At Tidmarsh we are always up for a challenge, so we were very excited to be commissioned to manufacture and install electrically operated pull up roller blinds for a private client on the island of Hydra. The Island of Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands, a boat ride from the Athens port of Piraeus, and is considered to be the most beautiful port village in Greece. Located in the Aegean Sea, it has an area of only twenty-eight square miles.
When our fitters left England to travel to Hydra, the journey took them to Athens, before they had to travel by ferry boat for three hours across to the island itself.
No cars are allowed on Hydra, so the only mode of transport is by Donkey, bicycle or foot. This posed an interesting challenge, as when our blinds arrived at the port, they had the get the local donkey to carry the tools and blinds up to the residence.
We were asked to supply electrically operated pull up roller blinds and fly screens to an exclusive residence on the island. The vast windows which we covered with our Scottish Holland fabric were around four and a half metres high! Our bespoke blind knowledge meant that we were more than up to the challenge.
Installation itself proved even more tricky, as the weather hit a scorching 40˚c! A little different from what we’re used to in the UK. We were absolutely thrilled with the results, as was our private client.
Tidmarsh offers a range of Pull Up Roller blinds, designed to give you maximum flexibility. The Pull Up Roller blind is ideal if you require total coverage or only selective coverage, but without excluding natural light, for example a residential home or restaurant which is on a busy pavement or public area, overlooked by another area.
The blind is installed at the base of the window and is pulled upwards rather than by a downwards motion normally associated with roller blinds. This allows privacy or security to be given at the height required, therefore allowing natural light to enter the room from the top of the window. The blinds allow you to receive the maximum natural light into your room, with the maximum privacy that you require. The blinds can be adjusted to any height, ideal for any use or application. If you’re interested in electrically operated blinds, get in touch with our experts today who will be more than happy to give you more information!