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im reworking my theatre/listening room. I have a window that is 3300mm wide and 700mm high that is west facing. We are going to install a plantation shutter into this window and I want to block out as much light as I can. So I will need to install something between the window and shutter to ensure that it’s dark as possible in the room as I have a projector. 
 

any one got any suggestions here?

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Great thanks guys.  Probably looking for something a little thinner than a roller blind to go between the window and plantation shutter.  
any other ideas?

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3 minutes ago, Monster11 said:

Great thanks guys.  Probably looking for something a little thinner than a roller blind to go between the window and plantation shutter.  
any other ideas?

 

Does it need to be retractable/openable, or are you happy to have the light blocked-out all of the time? If it's the latter, apply some black vinyl wrap to the window and you're sorted.

 

If it's the former.... sorry, I've got nuthin'! ;)

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2 minutes ago, pete_mac said:

 

Does it need to be retractable/openable, or are you happy to have the light blocked-out all of the time? If it's the latter, apply some black vinyl wrap to the window and you're sorted.

 

If it's the former.... sorry, I've got nuthin'! ;)

I would suggest not using black vinyl if it's facing the sun.

As it will absorb heat and break the glass due to thermal shock.

 

I work for a sign company, and we have to do repair for these from time to time.

 

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38 minutes ago, delphi17 said:

I would suggest not using black vinyl if it's facing the sun.

As it will absorb heat and break the glass due to thermal shock.

 

I work for a sign company, and we have to do repair for these from time to time.

 

 

Oh, that's great feedback to receive. I stand corrected! Thanks mate :)

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6 hours ago, WayneK said:

You could tape some aluminium foil to the window.

Many new home owners do this before getting blinds and curtains

Cool idea. Do you mean like alfoil?

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6 hours ago, delphi17 said:

I would suggest not using black vinyl if it's facing the sun.

As it will absorb heat and break the glass due to thermal shock.

 

I work for a sign company, and we have to do repair for these from time to time.

 

Thanks for the heaps up.  Any ideas on what I can use?

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23 minutes ago, Monster11 said:

Thanks for the heaps up.  Any ideas on what I can use?

I would say go with the plantation shutter first.

if you have the clearance, go with z frames.

they will less likely have light bleed.

 

With a good quality plantation shutter, you will be surprised how less light pass through with a z frame.

 

 

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A proper blockout roller blind with pelmet and tracks etc would be best.....I wouldn't bother with the shutters. You'll get a better result with a proper blind.

 

Otherwise, yeah, tape foil to the windows.....not as flexible as a blind mind you

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On 26/09/2020 at 6:13 PM, Kaynin said:

These guys get good wraps.  @Quark and @al have both used them, to excellent effect.

 

https://www.screenaway.com.au/

 

 

If you want complete light blockout (which you need to get the best image with a projector) Screenaway is THE most affordable option. For your window width, powered will be necessary.

 

They're based in Adelaide too.

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+1.  And the finished product looks very professional, unlike tinfoil.

 

I've had roller shutters with pelmet box and tracks for 8 years.  100% blockout.  If I had known about Screenaway at the time, I would have went them and saved 50% of my costs but still had 100% blockout.

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Thanks guys. I already have a cassette blind, but it looks really cheap and nasty and protrudes outside the windows frame, but blocks the light pretty well. WAF is heading towards the plantation shutter. And anything behind the shutter won’t really be seen. 
 

looking at the screenaway, looks like they only go up to 2700mm. Might be an issue. 
 

the other thing i have found is these - https://blackoutez.com which look good. Anyone used these?

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12 hours ago, Monster11 said:

 looks really cheap and nasty and protrudes outside the windows frame,

There are blinds and blinds. You'll find high quality proper block out blinds expensive and very sharp to look at. I'd get them motorised too.

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