Rental Apartment Flame Retardant Roller Blinds & Curtains for Landlords –75 flats 355 Windows
Direct fabrics was approached by a large property manager who was in the process of renovating a large number of flats in a modern tower block in London. The client was looking to renovated 166 apartments using both roller blinds and curtains, in this case study we are going to be looking at the flame retardant roller blinds that were manufactured and installed by Direct Fabrics.
Phases of the project
As the job was so vast in size. Direct fabrics commenced by doing an initial site visit to see what was feasible for the project. Whether roller blinds could be installed or whether another shading system would be required. Upon viewing the window the recess above the windows were smaller than required to fit roller blinds as an overlap would happen over the window and as they pivoted inwards it would not work effectively for ventilation.
Initial Quotation for 355 windows
To offer the client a guide price for the project from the initial site inspection an overview of 3 rooms was completed a 1,2,3 bedroom selection. This allowed for a starting point quote to be provided and allow the client to decide whether to go ahead with a full site survey. A survey of this magnitude with ceiling to floor curtains was going take a significant amount of time. Once approved our full site survey of c400 windows was undertaken by our trained professionals. After completing this we were able to provide a detailed quote within 24hrs of completing the initial measures, this allowed time for checking for typos and other logical mistakes when comparing measurements to other floors.
Time Frame & Manufacturing of Curtains
The client had an ambitious target for the release of flats being 2 -3 weeks for release for the curtains in the bedrooms and slightly over for the lounges if necessary. As Direct Fabrics has a team of over 20 seamstresses and the fabrics are kept in stock it meant that we were able to offer an extremely quick turn around on these curtains and blinds. The planning for the release for these flats meant that the production facility was stretched to manufacture over 1200 widths of material plus the blinds.
Fitting the curtain Tracks & Curtains
A hotel grade quality curtain track was decided upon for the project, approximately 750m of curtain track was required for this project which would be installed immediately as for making up the track in the warehouse meant there was a 3 day lead time before getting the first batch to site.
Commencement of curtain track installation began 1 week after being awarded the contract with the first batch of curtains being delivered on the same day.
Completion of the curtains and blinds was completed within 3 weeks with 1 week for snagging. Where rooms were not completed by the builders who were located on site.
The project went exceedingly well and the second phase will be completed in the next 3 weeks.