Make It Safe Campaign: Child Safety
January 2014 Update
The BBSA has endorsed the use of child-safe blinds and safety devices for many years but in June 2009 at the BBSA AGM it launched a full campaign called ‘make it safe’ to promote blind cord safety and to highlight the options available to make your window blind safe. In December 2010 as part of this on-going campaign a video was made produced to visually show the precautions to take with young children follow the link below to view. Since then BBSA has been actively working with the CEN standards committee to improve the existing EN standard for internal blinds and introduce a test methods for safety devices.
With the assistance of other members of the European Solar Shading Association one of the fastest ever changes to an EN standard has been achieved. The changes to become law in early 2014 are mandated, that is compulsory, and it will then be an offence to supply and instal a product that requires safety devices and not fit them.Read More
Window Energy Ratings
To help the consumer an EU system for window ratings will be introduced next year. Please follow th link for more detailsRead More
CIBSE Presentation: Retrofitting Solar Shading.
26th October 2009, CIBSE
Case Study: refurbishing a heritage site- Kings Cross Eastern Range- shading constraintsRead More
Energy Efficient Savings
Building Modelling used to show energy savings from efficient use of solar shadingRead More
EU Standards and Building RegulationsRead More
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