Zip Blinds Buyers Guide

With the touch of a button these electric blinds glide across to filter the light. The seamless installation onto a shelf and taut fabric makes it look as if the roof lantern is designed around the blind itself and gives a clean finish.

With over a decade of development and installations in some of the most challenging situations you can be assured of the performance of a Roof Zip Blind.

Zip Blinds for Roof Lanterns, Skylights & Orangeries

Top Tips

Put the electrical supply in when building, even if you’re not gong to use it straight away - it’s easier than putting it in later!


1. When building your roof lantern, ask your electrician to put a switch fuse spur from the mains circuit somewhere inconspicuous and accessible (usually near a plug socket). 

The large ZIP system has two motors – both are situated within the roller tube in the end cassettes. The cassettes typically go across the narrow dimension of a roof lantern. The motors are powered via a 
Control Box and a Remote Control Sensor (RCS).


2. For installation in new builds. Specify a 
plasterboard shelf either at the base of the lantern or at ceiling level around the 

3. When retro-fitting a fabricated steel shelf can be installed to support and conceal the blind. The shelf can be powder-coated to match any colour scheme.

  • The blind is usually installed at the top of the recess so that you see less of the cassette – but exact positioning is mainly due to personal preference.

Ideal for:

  • Roof Lanterns.
  • Conservatory.
  • Orangery.
  • Skylights.
  • Glass Roof.
  • Garden Rooms.
  • Integration with home automation systems.

Product details:

  •  150mm to 200mm head boxes - depending upon the opening size.
  •  Maintenance access is through removable front cover.
  •  All metal components are in White RAL 9910 or Black RAL 9005.
  •  Other RAL colours are available at extra cost.
  •  Control 1.Wall-mounted switch and /or 2.Remote control handset.
  •  Fabrics include Insect Screen, Shading or Blackout cloths all in a range of colour.