Blackout blinds and Cassette blackout blinds for commercial use

Marla offer professional specification and high-quality manufacture of blackout blinds and cassette blackout blinds from our own purpose-built factory in Fareham. Installation is carried out via our fully trained fitters during hours to suit your business.

We provide a free*, no obligation site survey to fully understand your requirements, gather exact measurements and be able to provide specialist recommendations and advice.

Key features of Marla blackout blinds

  • Energy saving – heat or cold is locked in the room, saving you money
  • Noise reduction – noise is blocked and reduced
  • Complete blackout – cassette blinds with side channels block the light completely
  • Reduces visual distraction – blocks out external elements
  • Range of operating methods – for ease of use and durability

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Saving money on blackout blinds

In addition to blocking out unnecessary light, blackout blinds can also help saving on heating and cooling systems by reducing your energy bills.

Some studies even suggest that you can save up to as much as 25% on your energy bills whilst also reducing your carbon footprint.

- Up to % saving

Commercial environments for blackout blinds

There are a variety of commercial environments where either increased darkness or fully blocked out light is required for the efficient running of that business. We are experienced in providing different options of blackout blinds to these environments in:

each of which can be printed with images or logos of your choice if required.

  • Offices/boardrooms/training rooms where computer screens or projectors are used
  • Science laboratories or photographic studios where complete darkness is required
  • Hospitality environments to aid sleep or combat visual distraction
  • Educational environments and children’s day nurseries
  • Healthcare environments and surgical theatres

Blackout blinds for increased darkness

Blinds manufactured from blackout fabrics will help to make a room darker but will not block out light completely, due to the light bleed that is possible around the edges of the blind.

For areas that do not require room darkness, in addition to roller blinds, other blind options include vertical blinds, venetian blinds, pleated blinds, panel blinds and roman blinds.

Vertical blinds and venetian blinds will have a light bleed around the edges of the blind and through the gaps between the louvres or slats. Whereas the pleated blinds, panel blinds and roman blinds will have a light bleed around the edges only, therefore making these three types of blind slightly more effective at darkening the room than vertical and venetian blinds.

These types of blind are specifically suitable for:

  • Meeting rooms with projectors
  • School classrooms
  • Testing laboratories

Cassette Blackout blinds to fully block light

These are blackout roller blinds with side channels for the fabric to run inside and block out light almost 100%. They are held by an aluminium head box at the top and sit within a bottom channel when fully lowered. The side and bottom channels will usually have brush seals to further prevent and light penetrating around the blind and the blind itself is sealed within the window recess.

This additional hardware and installation ensures the maximum level of blackout possible.

Cassette blackout blinds are suitable for:

  • Opticians and optical laboratories
  • School theatres and drama rooms
  • Photographic laboratories

Blackout blind operation

Depending on the size of the blind, where it is fitted and child-safety requirements, we can help you determine which of the following methods of operation would be most suitable to your commercial application:

Types of blackout blinds available

5 Year Guarantee for peace of mind

5 year guaranteeAll our commercial blinds and office blinds have a 5 Year Guarantee as standard. Should there be any faults with your blinds within 5 Years from the date of installation we will attend site to rectify any problems.

All the relevant qualifications you’d expect


Comments from some of our customers

“Well done guys, you have worked really hard to meet our deadline. Against the clock your team pulled it out of the bag. Looks fabulous, we’re impressed ”

Kiwi DesignVerwood

“We work on tight schedules and tight budgets. Marla Custom Blinds have never let us down.”

Paramount InteriorsFareham

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Case studies

Boardroom Electric Blackout Roller Blinds

Old Mutual

Replace 80 blinds as part of a major refurbishment of their Southampton HQ, Old Mutual Wealth, approached us to replace the damaged, non-functioning blinds in their Boardroom.

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Open Plan Office Vertical Blinds

Christchurch Council offices

Marla Custom Blinds were approached by Christchurch City Council and asked to quote for the manufacture and installation of 60 blinds suitable for an office environment.

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Open Plan Office Blinds

Kiwi Design

Tasked to install and test 73 roller blinds for Kiwi Design on a tight schedule.

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