Designed as a cost-effective way of achieving a naturally-lit space, ETFE structures are a remarkable feat of modern architecture; however, their expansive, translucent segments offer little in the way of solar protection. Given that ETFE material can constitute much of the roof, as well as wall space, glare becomes an unavoidable problem for employees and guests, particularly in the summer months.
At InShade, we have acknowledged the unique problem that ETFE structures face and developed a simple, elegant solution: high-tech sail blinds. The innovative ISX fabric that we use features a 3-dimensional structure and trilobal fibres which block the harsh power of the sun, whilst still allowing plenty of natural light to filter through. Ultimately, this means that your guests can stay cool on the hottest days, and you won’t need to resort to artificial lighting through overcast conditions.
More than this, InShade sail blinds will
- Reduce air conditioning costs
- Maintain natural light levels
- Reduce rain noise
- Require little maintenance
- Come with a 5 year warranty
We understand that choosing a large-scale shading system for an ETFE structure is a complex task, which is why you can expect of our team of expert designers and technicians to guide you through each and every step of the process – from the initial discussion, right through to the eventual installation.
Our team have an intimate knowledge of interior design, so you can rest assured that, working within the parameters set by you, we will find a shading solution that perfectly complements your space, both aesthetically and functionally.
If you’re interested in utilising an InShade shading system for your ETFE roof, we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements; feel free to send over photos or drawings of the structure, as this will help us get a better idea of the project.