Concealing Blinds in Skylights

Configurations, Sizes and Technical Drawings.

Multiple Configurations

Skylight blinds can be concealed within or under the load-bearing structure holding the skylight. Depending on the glazing design and blind, Blindspace boxes can be installed on one, two, three or all four sides of the skylight.

The most common configuration is to have deeper boxes for blind hardware on two sides and shallower boxes along the sides for blind side channels and wires.
As a general rule, blinds should be installed as close to the window as possible to minimize the amount of hot air between the blind and the window. The most common installation is therefore with the blind gap towards the window.

Some prefer to install Blindspace boxes as close to the room as possible, with the blind gap towards the room, to create a fake ceiling when the blind is deployed.
Blindspace installation drawing for skylight window

Blindspace within skylight structure

A common configuration is to plan for a slightly larger skylight window and have the Blindspace frame installed within the opening.

Blindspace installation drawing for skylight window

Blindspace below skylight structure

Blindspace boxes can also be installed under the load-bearing structure. It is critical that there is no load on any Blindspace box.

Sizes and Technical Drawings

Skylight blinds are technical products and planning and installation should be done by a blind specialist with appropriate product training. For blind specifications, please refer to details provided by blind manufacturers.

Blinds from different manufacturers have different characteristics and require different space for installation and operation. We present a selection of manufacturers where we have received technical drawings and recommended box sizes.
Note that the details in the drawings are shown for reference only and might not show proper solution for a specific building application. All architectural details shown shall not be used for construction and shall be re-drawn by an architect accordingly to a specific building section.

Custom Blindspace boxes can be made to any size to fit any blind system on the market.

Blindspace for Guthrie Douglas Tess660 (No visible cords)

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
Two TESS660 can be installed at opposite sides for skylights up to 8200mm long
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4100 mm
Drawings
Max Length
Skylight Roller Blind (TESS 660L)
Skylight Roller Blind (TESS 660)
Example Blind
2800 mm
2800 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
155x220
135x200
2700 mm

Blindspace for SHY ZIP Blind (No visible cords)

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
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4000 mm
3200 mm
Drawings
Max Length
Skylight Roller Blind (SHY 80 Tube 75 Hem Bar)
Skylight Roller Blind (SHY 80 Tube 36 Hem Bar)
135x200
Skylight Roller Blind (SHY 60 Tube 36 Hem Bar)
Example Blind
1900 mm
1900 mm
1900 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
135x155
110x130
2900 mm

Blindspace for James Robertshaw (No visible cords)

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
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Drawings
Max Length
Skylight Roller Blind (Eliminate 120)
Example Blind
3200 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
155x180
4240 mm

Blindspace for SHY ZIP Blind (Visible cords)

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
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4000 mm
9400 mm
5900 mm
3200 mm
2800 mm
Drawings
Max Length
210x270
175x235
135x200
SHY 160mm Tube 75mm Hem Bar
SHY 110mm Tube 75mm Hem Bar
SHY 80mm Tube 75mm Hem Bar
SHY 80mm Tube 36mm Hem Bar
SHY 60mm Tube 75mm Hem Bar
135x155
SHY 60mm Tube 36mm Hem Bar
Example Blind
6400 mm
4900 mm
3900 mm
2900 mm
3900 mm
2900 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
110x170
110x130
2900 mm

Blindspace for Cellular duette Blind (Visible cords)

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
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3700 mm
Drawings
Max Height
Skylight Cellular Blind (Duette 25)
Skylight Cellular Blind (Duette 25)
Example Blind
2100 mm
2100 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
110x170
110x130
2200 mm

Installation instructions

1.     Tools required
2.     Blindspace components
3.     Measure Opening and Pockets for Windows and Doors
4.     Measure Opening and Pockets for Skylights
5.     Cut the Length of a Box
6.     Cut Skim Coat Flanges
7.     Prepare End Caps
8.     Prepare for Electrical Wiring
9.     Fit the Headbox for Windows and Doors
10.   Fit Side Boxes for Windows and Doors
11.   Fit the Headbox for Skylights
12.   Fit Side Boxes for Skylights
13.   Prepare Covers
14.   Apply Scrim Tape
15.   Plastering / Decoration of Walls
16.   Closing Covers for Windows and Doors
17.   Closing Covers for Skylights
18.   Support

Get in Touch

We are happy to answer any question you may have. We support architects, designers, property developers, glazing companies contractors, home owners and blind specialists with their projects. We are also looking for companies around the world to become certified Blindspace partners. We are currently available in 10 countries, contact us for local contacts.

Use the form below, send an email to info@blindspace.com or give us a call (24/7) on any of the numbers below.

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