Work and home
are often the same place these days since the widespread
use of IT to effectively manage the communications at employee,
customer and supplier networks of many modern organisations.
Most work is still based away form the home, and in the
private sector, public sector and service industries generally
a lot of work is based in office environments. These environments
often contain several or groups of people, and in larger
offices e.g. call centres, there may be hundreds of people
using the office at different times, perhaps in shifts throughout
the day and night. Wear and tear on fixtures and furnishings
in offices like these is a serious ongoing concern. Walls
and skirting boards are marked and dented, lighting and
lighting fixtures get damaged, chairs are broken, and floor
coverings get worn or marked. Janitorial and office cleaning
services often really have their work cit out for them.
are other areas to find considerable wear and tear. Since
the windows and the coverings are in a sense the ‘moving
parts’ of the building, their position, status and
use is often subject to the personal tastes and needs of
the particular staff members near them at the time. For
example in warmer weather the windows are opened to various
degrees, and closed in cold weather. When it gets dark outside,
blinds are closed.
offer a highly practical and durable solution to the window
covering requirements of office buildings. Horizontal blinds
for example often have metal based slats which are highly
durable in themselves, although the operating mechanisms
are often subject to wear and tear through extensive use.
Also dust has a tendency to build up on the horizontal slats.
This is as unwelcome in a work environment as it is at home.
blinds however offer an altogether different and more
practical solution to the challenges posed by office window
coverings. The vertical
slats attract less dust and the operating systems are
easy to use and highly durable. The vertical blind slats
are very easy to clean. PVC backed vertical
blind slats are strong and provide an effective layer
of insulation against light at night. Vertical
blinds give a clean and tidy appearance to the office
window areas. This is important from the point if view of
staff, customers, and visitors. Vertical
blinds distribute large amounts of natural light around