Zip Roof Lantern Blind – ‘SmartZip’

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Zip Roof Lantern Blind – ‘SmartZip’

Zip Roof Lantern Blind (SmartZip) gives an elegant design that gives a smooth, uncluttered look

  • Ideal for larger roof lanterns over 1.5m wide x 2.0m long
  • Improves light control and heat insulation
  • Easy operation via home automation or electric blinds.
  • Colour co-ordinated hardware available
  • Wire free up to 3.6 metres x 3.6 metres

How it works

SMARTZip Roof Lantern Blind

The Zip Roof Lantern Blind – ‘SmartZip’ for your roof lantern will normally be fitted, horizontally, at the bottom of the lantern. This means that the blind is a lot lower than the glass and therefore it is best to avoid unsightly support wires. With a SMARTZip Roof Lantern Blind there are no wires, leaving you to enjoy an unobstructed view of the lantern and sky above.


To achieve the desired result the blind fabric has a strip of one half of a nylon ‘zip’ welded to it which keeps the fabric retained and taut inside a section of aluminium side channelling.

The fabric roll is stored within a neat but durable cassette which conceals the mechanism.  Finally, the motorised or battery-operated system is supported by a discreet frame within the lantern.

This innovative device can accommodate the majority of lantern dimensions.

Zip Roof Lantern Blind – ‘SmartZip’

Minimal support wires for very large roof lantern blinds

Very large roof lanterns (over 3.6m x 3.6m) can be catered for with minimal support wires.  Additional wires are necessary to ensure the fabric is supported and that it does not sag or ripple during operation, or when the fabric is drawn at full length.

A blind that is over 3.0 metres wide by 6 metres long, or 3.5 metres wide by 6 metres long will need just two wires at even spacings.

Very large lanterns, over 3.5 metres wide and 6 metres long, will require four wires evenly spaced.

Colour Coordinated Hardware

Our system includes a cassette box and side-channelling and is available as standard in RAL 9910 (White) and RAL 9905 (Black). However, we can supply you with powder coated hardware to your colour specification for a nominal charge.

Zip Roof Lantern Blinds – ‘SmartZip’ Systems – PRICE EXAMPLES

Prices are approximate and for guidance only. We supply and fit lantern blinds to your own size and specification. Please contact us for an accurate quotation.

Our SMARTZip Systems are the best value lantern blinds available.

SMARTZip Wire Free Roller Systems include translucent or blackout fabric, hand held remote or wall switch, shelving, installation and Somfy motors. Everything is covered by our 5 Year Guarantee which is included in the price.

Zip Roof Lantern Blind – ‘SmartZip’ CTS

Wire Free Roller Systems

  • 2000 x 2000mm – £2,818
  • 1500 x 3000mm – £3.052
  • 2500 x 2400mm – £3,665
  • 3000 x 3000mm – £4,582
  • 3000 x 3600mm – £5,170

Zip Roof Lantern Blind – ‘SmartZip’ FTS

Heavy Duty Roller Systems

  • 2000 x 4000mm – £4,300
  • 2500 x 4500mm – £4,800
  • 3000 x 4000mm – £4,800
  • 3500 x 5000mm – £5,550
  • 3000 x 6000mm – £5,790

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