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Hi everybody, In the UK trying to get hold of electric blackout screen/bind 3m x 3m. Had supid quotes of £600.00 each, apart from converting a normal screen to black out any ideas? thanks.
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You are looking for electric window coverings?

Something to completely block light?

Size is 3m x 3m?

How many do you need?

Typically speaking, these are high voltage which adds to the cost. The installation requires a lot more labor than a traditional window covering, even a typical electric covering, as true blackout window coverings have tracks which must be installed.

Because of the precise nature of the tracks there are additional specific custom pieces which must be made and installed.

I'm not sure who all you have gotten quotes from, but I would check with multiple companies, and ask questions. I just know that this isn't something that is done with a few batteries, and throwing something up on the wall. It typically follows the same technology that screen companies use (Draper/Dalite/etc.) and often a motor in-roller design, with individual controls, and complete custom build.

A good 100" electric screen is often over $1,000 and doesn't have special tracks it sits in, or more complex installation requirements. So, get pricing from many, then make a decision.
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You should post this at AVforums.com. It's based in the UK.
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Quote (AV_Integrated on Jul 23, 2014 9:16 AM):
You are looking for electric window coverings?

Something to completely block light?

Size is 3m x 3m?

How many do you need?

Typically speaking, these are high voltage which adds to the cost. The installation requires a lot more labor than a traditional window covering, even a typical electric covering, as true blackout window coverings have tracks which must be installed.

Because of the precise nature of the tracks there are additional specific custom pieces which must be made and installed.

I'm not sure who all you have gotten quotes from, but I would check with multiple companies, and ask questions. I just know that this isn't something that is done with a few batteries, and throwing something up on the wall. It typically follows the same technology that screen companies use (Draper/Dalite/etc.) and often a motor in-roller design, with individual controls, and complete custom build.

A good 100" electric screen is often over $1,000 and doesn't have special tracks it sits in, or more complex installation requirements. So, get pricing from many, then make a decision.

Thanks alot for your reply, looks like were going to go down the manual route for now as this is most practical and cheapest!!!!!