Check-Action Traditional Blinds

Key Features

  • Heavy duty metal barrel rollers mounted within the sash recess
  • Internal check-action mechanism provides maximum roller barrel coverage
  • Wide choice of covers from the SUN-X fabric range to grace any home
  • Zig zag side-hems with a strong pear-shaped hardwood bottom lath
  • Choice of brass plate or helmet knot holder
  • Cover firmly adhered to the roller
  • Generous extra amount of cloth to the drop required


When the National Trust rebuilt Uppark House following the catastrophic fire in 1989, Sun-X was chosen to manufacture and install a double system of check action blinds to their usual exacting standards. The attention to detail, from bracketure and robust roller to cover, stitching and cotton corded fruitwood acorn, contributed to Uppark's restoration to its former glory.

The double blind system enables separate operation of dark and light covers providing a variable means of maintaining appropriate lux levels. The photograph above shows the internal champagne coloured cover obscuring the navy cover, which is set half-way to combat the angle and extremes of the sun. The room-side cover allows the furnishings and exhibits to be viewed while displayed items remain protected. This system provides a controllable, aesthetic and traditional solution to visible light reduction, from almost blackout to light shade.

Used in conjunction with Sun-X ultraviolet filters, this system provides a complete barrier against both fade and fibre degeneration.

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Semi circle window with blind
3 tall windows with check action blinds
Blind on tall window
metal barrel rollers
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Prince Philip and I are delighted and deeply impressed with the marvellous restoration of the fire damaged area of Windsor Castle. Being anxious to show our appreciation of [your] skill and dedication ... we have had this special medallion struck ... it comes with our grateful thanks.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Frequently Asked Questions

I have very large windows - what can you do?

Not only do Sun-X manufacture extremely heavy-duty systems to cope with wide and/or tall windows, some of our fabrics are over three metres wide, reducing the need for either fabric joins, or light gaps where two or more blinds are butted together.

My conservatory/office is too hot - will blinds help?

Blinds are not the most effective solution to solar heat gain, as the heat has already entered the building. Most blind fabrics will absorb, rather than reflect heat, which will re-radiate into the room. Even materials with reflective backings will rarely have sufficient capacity to reflect a substantial amount of heat, especially back through sealed units in double glazing. Solar window film reflects heat at source, and is therefore much more efficient.

My windows are out of arm's reach - can you help?

Sun-X manufactures and installs a wide range of motorised systems, now including battery & solar powered ranges, avoiding the cost and invasive installation of electrical wiring.

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