Roof Blinds for Georgian Hipped & Edwardian Conservatories

Simple, effective, solar control solutions 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the cost? InShade offers exceptional value, with 3 easy ways to get an idea of the cost.

    You can get an idea of the cost of blinds for your conservatory using any of the following options:

    A complementary design review is also available to every customer.

  • How long is the warranty? InShade comes with a 10 year warranty.

    We have been manufacturing premium quality products under the same leadership for over 20 years. Our ISX fabric was designed specifically for harsh solar conditions, it is manufactured in the UK from premium yarn and every batch of fabric is independently tested to BS EN ISO 105 Colour fastness to light. We back our rigorous quality control with a simple, full-replacement, 10 year warranty.

  • How does it work? The structure of our unique fabric eliminates glare yet keeps natural light.

    With 10 years in the external shade market our engineers spent 2 years developing a purpose-made fabric designed for internal glazed roofs. Before our ISX fabric, that simply didn’t exist. ISX is manufactured in the UK from UV resistant, translucent fibers and has a unique 3D structure. Together these features scatter the light through the fabric, eliminating glare while allowing large amounts of diffused light to filter through. This maintains light levels within the comfortable zone without any need for adjustment, even on overcast days. The fabric is super efficient at keeping your room cooler – the white fabric reflects 72% of the sun’s energy, diffuses 22% as natural light and absorbs and re-radiates only 6% as heat (heat absorption and re-radiation can be up to 40% with other fabrics). Being machine washable, InShade’s solar performance is also easily maintained over the lifespan of the product.

  • What is the InShade difference? Exceptional solar control with no adjustment required.

    Traditional roof blinds (pleated or roller) are like a light switch without a dimmer, they block the light without any fine adjustment. With InShade the fine tuning is integral to the design process.

    When traditional roof blinds are open they block no light (that’s good in winter) and when they are closed they block most of the light (good for keeping out the heat during the hottest days of summer). However, consider the rest of the year and our changeable British weather – how often do you want to be adjusting blinds? Our in-house fabric and bespoke sail blinds are tailored to give you comfortable levels of light all year round. InShade is a robust, effective, fixed system that requires no adjustment.

  • Why does InShade work so well on glazed roofs? Unlike other solutions, it is designed just for roofs.

    Traditional blinds (pleated or roller) are adapted from window solutions which are designed to hang vertically. When used with roof glazing they need to be supported by multiple wires just to hold them in place. But quite quickly gravity wins and they start to sag.

    Solar films are a less effective version of solar control glass. They were developed for commercial windows to keep the view. In reality, solar control glass and semi-transparent films rarely block enough heat and do not eliminate the glare when used for roof glazing – the sun is just too bright. In summer when the sun is high in the sky, roof glazing is exposed to 4x as much of the sun’s energy as window glazing. As a result, a solution that is good for a window is nearly always insufficient for roof glazing.

    InShade resolves these problems. It controls heat, eliminates glare, allows in diffused light, maintains an open feel and never sags.

  • Is it just a piece of fabric? No, InShade is a premium, engineered solution tailored to your space.

    Our ISX fabric’s composition was designed specifically for this application, with unrivaled solar performance and unmatched durability. Our design engineers laser cut this fabric to the exact dimensions of your space, then our machinists hand stitch and assemble the finished sails.

    While other blind manufacturers often use low cost, minimum quality materials and mechanical parts, InShade uses only premium materials. Also, the only component we import from outside of the UK is designed by us and made from marine grade stainless steel – if any of these stainless fittings ever fail, we will replace them free of charge. We say that InShade is 98% UK manufactured with 100% premium quality materials.

    InShade is the only product that can be machine washed at home, allowing you to keep the sails looking like new, maintain their performance (by removing dirt and dust from the reflective surface) and maximise their lifespan (by removing any environmental contamination and insect marks). 

    InShade outperforms all other options because our unique fabric and engineered designs create a durable, beautiful and bespoke solution.

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        Customer feedback:

      • Exceptional customer service
      • Subtle design to suit any decor
      • Highly effective for heat and glare
      • Simple to wash - stays looking like new
      • Premium product providing great value
      Louise Newman
      Louise Newman
      April 11, 2023

      Even though my project was only a tiny one, a single sail blind for a roof light, the In-Shade team were brilliant at helping me to look at options and develop the right design. The measuring instructions were really clear. The final sail was very easy to install ourselves, it fits perfectly, it looks great and works well to shade and stop glare.

      Nicolas
      Nicolas
      April 3, 2023

      From the first email through to the last telephone call to triple check measurements, the team have been fantastic. the sails are of great quality, very easy to install, and the process has been very smooth. Would highly recommend them.

      DW
      DW
      January 18, 2023

      A great product and very helpful staff. Measurements and fitting carried out by myself, excellent instructions and guidance provided by InShade. The finished blinds fit well and look wonderful. Extremely pleased!

      Sally S
      Sally S
      October 31, 2021

      Purchased sails to reduce the glare in our south-facing conservatory. We are very happy with the sails, they look great, wash beautifully, and even help with the heat, which we did not expect with our aged polycarbonate roof. They are definitely worth paying a little more for. The whole team are just brilliant, very helpful, instructions are clear but they are happy to help if needed. Highly recommended.

      Nigel Catlow
      Nigel Catlow
      October 27, 2021

      First class help and advice by the InShade team throughout the process. The sails are now installed and look fantastic, perform as described in reducing glare and heat. Lots of compliments from club members and no complaints which is a rarity for any change we make at the club! The cost was a big concern for us and it's hard to tell from the samples how good the final outcome will be. We needn't have worried, the sails are great.

      customer
      customer
      July 27, 2021

      Thank you for an absolutely superb service, it’s such a refreshing change to have such attentive people who just want to do everything they can to make the experience of a purchase from your company, perfect. We are delighted with our sail blinds, they have made such a difference to our garden room - thank you all once again. We have already recommended your company to a friend whose daughter wants sail blinds for her conservatory!

      Dave
      Dave
      June 5, 2021

      Excellent product, does what it says on the tin in terms of heat and glare reduction. Feels quite cool and relaxed under the glass and looks good. South facing conservatory. Easy to fix, really helpful staff. Would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Dave P.

      Linda Clark
      Linda Clark
      May 17, 2021

      We have just fitted our new shade sails, and they look great with still.lots of light coming in which is what we wanted. The whole process has been fantastic, the instructions for measuring were easy to follow and all the team members that we spoke to by phone and email were professional and very helpful. Our sails only took a couple of weeks to make and we fitted them ourselves, again a very easy process. We would highly recommend Inshade and are looking forward to spending a more comfortable time in our conservatory this summer. An added bonus ...we had heavy rain today and the sails definitely reduced the noise on the roof.

      Rob
      Rob
      February 1, 2021

      We were guided through the design and choices options in a friendly and informative online video session. Easy instructions for measuring up then, decisions made, a short wait for the shade blind. The shade was nicely finished and just as portrayed in the design process. Easy fitting instructions, good quality fittings and a good outcome. The shade worked well on summer days when the sun room would have otherwise been too hot for comfort and looks good too. Our sun room plants appreciate the shade too and no longer frazzle brown on hot days.

      LH
      LH
      July 8, 2020

      If you're looking to enhance the look of your conservatory, you cant go wrong with these beautiful sails. We originally had 3 fitted at the front of the conservatory, but decided to finish it off with an additional 2 large sails at the back. We can't praise Matt and his team enough. The whole design process was easy, even technophobes like us could do it and the finished result is fantastic. They cut out the glare from the sun, help maintain a manageable heat and look stunning; very ambient at night time. We would not hesitate in recommending the product and this company. It's been a pleasure from start to finish.

      Tom Lloyd
      Tom Lloyd
      May 20, 2020

      The team were excellent at all stages, a well thought out design and lots of support throughout the process. The price was certainly far less than the roller blind options I had been looking at and a much more striking effect I would say. Production and delivery was prompt and I'm very happy with the outcome. The measuring is important to get right, it took me some time and a few attempts, so it's worth taking care at this stage.

      Katherine
      Katherine
      April 24, 2020

      I absolutely love the sail blinds in my conservatory. Every person I spoke to at InShade were helpful. I ordered these at the start of the lockdown so we could use our conservatory for schooling and work and they are so classy. InShade were fantastic and were at the beginning of working in the lockdown and I was impressed they could still manufacture these. The blinds were just what I wanted, a real feature in the room that enhances it rather than just blocking the conservatory roof.

      Mr roy tromans
      Mr roy tromans
      April 24, 2020

      The team at shade plus deserve 5 stars without doubt, they were very helpful from start to finish with advice and information . The whole process was very well organised from original enquire ,through the measurements and the actual fitting of the sails,very impressive. If you can read a tape measure and drill the fixing holes plus screw the brackets on ,you can save a large amount off the price it would cost you from a normal blind outlet, at no cost to the quality, it’s a no brainer !. Many thanks to Matt and all the team. Brilliant service

      Charlie 1960
      Charlie 1960
      April 11, 2020

      Great staff, great product. It was two weeks from initial contact to design, manufacture and supply sail blinds for my conservatory. I elected to fit them myself after discussing the product with Matt the designer. It couldn't have been easier assuming you can follow written instructions and have basic DIY skills. Thanks everyone at InShade especially as this all occurred during the Covid 19 lockdown; you make a fantastic team.

      Elaine Lee
      Elaine Lee
      January 14, 2020

      I purchased 3 sails to shade one half of my conservatory about 3 years ago, and was so impressed with the quality and look, I ordered 3 more just over a year later. The team made the whole process of designing and measuring so simple and pleasurable and were extremely helpful at every stage. The sails have transformed my conservatory, as they look very stylish and elegant. They have removed the suns glare completely. Also, unlike a solid roof, I can remove them in winter to let more light in. The conservatory still does get hot, so don’t expect a miracle on that front, but the intensity of the heat is reduced and I can sit in there even on a hot summers day. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to review.

      Brian Breslin
      Brian Breslin
      October 5, 2019

      Just had my new sails fitted and I must say I am so happy with them. The sails and fittings have a quality look that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The whole process from finding InShade on line, through the initial phone consultation with Matt, the on line design process with Jill to the measuring and fitting by Paul was an absolute pleasure. I am sure there are more thoroughly professional people like these working hard in the background to thank. I have no hesitation in recommending InShade Sails.

      NICOLA HARRISON
      NICOLA HARRISON
      September 16, 2019

      From start to finish an incredibly easy approach even though completely remote. I have never had such clear instructions from start to finish. We hung them ourselves which we didn't think we would do.

      Martin Rizk
      Martin Rizk
      September 2, 2019

      We had been looking at various options to reduce heat and create shade in our London kitchen which has got a sizeable glass 'lean-to' extension. Changing the glass was going to be very expensive and installing blinds would have given the modern kitchen more of a corporate look that we did not want. We came across Shadeplus on-line. We loved the idea of sails to create a more interesting shading design. From my initial call, through the custom design process to the self installation, the whole process was about as good as you could imagine. The staff are excellent, clear communicators and the process very straight forward. We have now been through a hot summer making far better use of the kitchen. The sails look great and the whole family loves them. We would highly recommend the company.

      Sue
      Sue
      July 27, 2019

      Extremely pleased with our shade sail blinds. Definitely makes a difference in hot sunny weather. We’re situated by the South coast and we’re able to use the conservatory again in the summer. Ours were fitted by Marla Blinds and the customer service from both them and InShade for the design consulting was excellent. Definitely recommend them.

      Michael Kimberley
      Michael Kimberley
      July 7, 2019

      We have been very pleased and impressed with the quality of the product and the professional approach by InShade. Having researched similar products, InShade came out on top and it proved that we made the right choice. We fitted the sails ourselves having extensively measured our conservatory in accordance with InShade's instructions. The sails were produced from these measurements and fitted perfectly. We would not hesitate to recommend this company and product as they are 100% perfect. Michael & Linda Kimberley. Malvern, Worcestershire.

      Ruth
      Ruth
      June 25, 2019

      I am happy to recommend highly both the service and product.The personal service was excellent with great advice and input on a stunning design, tailored to what we wanted to achieve, followed by attention to detail in measuring and fitting. Everything was explained clearly throughout including costs.Our conservatory has been greatly enhanced in looks and function. The blinds achieve the shading we desired whilst still retaining an open and airy feel.The ease of cleaning is a tremendous advantage to previous close fitting wired blinds as well as no more trapped bumble bees!

      Anna
      Anna
      June 24, 2019

      We were delighted with Shadeplus and InShade from the word go. Extremely friendly, helpful and practical advice on everything - and hugely patient with us too. The way the plan is drawn up for you is so clever too, and we loved the way you're talked through all the options so clearly. We put the sail up ourselves and are really pleased with it. It looks smart and helps keep our conservatory cooler. Happy customers all round!

      Mr Smith
      Mr Smith
      June 2, 2019

      i feel i must write a 5 star review for this company as it is very rare these days to find a company that gives a high quality product and and high quality costumer service. jill ella and matt could not be more helpful. it was very easy to do the online survey with matt and he made it very simple to understand. the blinds turned up slightly before time and they do look very stylish and do lower the temperature in the conservatory i fitted the blinds myself (ex carpenter) but anyone with a little diy knowledge should be able to do it. well done to all the team at shadeplus anthony smith (surrey)

      David
      David
      May 27, 2019

      First class from start to finish, the whole process was made easy with the help of lovely customer service throughout the whole process, from design to the final product. The shades look fantastic up and they work well in our south facing conservatory. Would have no problem recommending them to anyone.

      Kim Kuwertz
      Kim Kuwertz
      May 22, 2019

      I am so pleased with our new sail blinds. We chose x3 one with a contrasting blue which looks very stylish. My husband was able to put up the blinds himself without too much difficulty. He does have a little d.i.y. experience and so was quite confident having full instructions with the knowledge that help was only a phone call away. I must compliment the whole team from the first consultation through to customer services. Great product, great company....many thanks.

      George Swanson
      George Swanson
      April 23, 2019

      Shadeplus have been a joy to deal with. We visited their head office to see the product first hand and received great help from sales and design people. The instructions for measurement were very clear and samples provided lead us to placing an order for four blinds. Design and production took place on time and the blinds arrived a day early. With clear instructions installation was simple. We are absolutely delighted with the blinds which allows use of the conservatory without glare and heat. Great team, great product.

      Ed R
      Ed R
      April 17, 2019

      Dealing with shadeplus where flawless from start to finish, the sail shades where very easy to self fit. The conservatory doesn’t get quite so hot now and stops a lot of glare, we are planning to add more shades later in the year. The company was so easy to deal with, and Ella and Matt where very helpfull and professional.

      Mr. Chris Buckland
      Mr. Chris Buckland
      March 28, 2019

      I have just completed my installation of my blinds. I was concerned as to whether I was going to be able to manage this but it has worked out very well. They look beautiful and we are very pleased with the out come. InShade staff have been very helpful and customer focused and although it has taken some time the whole experience has been very satisfactory

      Mark
      Mark
      December 4, 2018

      I decided to fit InShade sails in the spring of 2018. The design process was iterative and very professional. And great fun too! The measuring and fitting processes were undertaken by Marla Custom Blinds and was excellent. The InShade sails have transformed my conservatory - it's now the Garden room and is used every day throughout the year. I am genuinely delighted with the result.

      An. Ma.
      An. Ma.
      November 23, 2018

      We bought our first two sun sails from shade plus 10 years ago and they are still in a great shape. However with the weather getting hotter, we wanted to cover another area in our conservatory. Shadeplus made very good design solutions to amend our current sails and add an extra one. The new sail came promptly, is very well made and looks fab.

      Daniel Harris
      Daniel Harris
      March 27, 2018

      My new sail shades are excellent quality and look fantastic, they have revitalised an older conservatory and make it a much more comfortable space. Shadeplus were very helpful throughout the whole process and advised on how to measure up and check dimensions. The shades were manufactured within the time given and packaged well for delivery. The instructions provided made final installation straight forward. I haven’t yet needed to take the shades down to wash as they have only been hung for about 9 months. I am pleased I opted for sail shades over traditional conservatory roof blinds, they make my conservatory feel a bit more contemporary.

      Mrs Vaughan
      Mrs Vaughan
      January 10, 2018

      We love our shades. They look great. The service we received was second to none. The whole team were wonderful. Joe was especially patient. We were demanding and slow to make a decision. The worst bit was doing the measurements. A taller step ladder would have helped. Fitting was so easy and quick. We had the taller step ladder for that job! Highly recommend them for service and quality. The fittings are top quality too. Happy customers.

      Robert Hancock
      Robert Hancock
      November 18, 2017

      Just a short note to say how delighted we are with our conservatory roof sails. I have only just gotten around to fitting them and they look just as we expected. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company, from the initial call, the live design consultation, measuring advice and final product are all of the highest standard. We have taken them down for the winter months but will refit them Springtime next year. When they are up again we would be only to happy to show potential costumes.

      Davey
      Davey
      November 1, 2017

      Excellent Sales and Technical support.They spotted my error in measuring the conservatory. Product looks really stylish and has performed well in reducing sun glare and heat build up. Plan to take down sails and inspect with a view to cleaning or washing as recommended after each summer season.

      Dianne Nixon
      Dianne Nixon
      October 30, 2017

      The sails have totally transformed our tired conservatory. The old pull across blinds made the area dark and soulless. Our sails have opened up the roof space and the two tone effect is striking. The team were brilliant from start to finish and had so much patience- true all the measuring was stressful but my goodness the sails which we fitted ourselves fit beautifully. Thank you so much Jo and team, great job.

      Higham
      Higham
      October 15, 2017

      We decided to use Shadeplus Sail blinds in our conservatory having looked at several other options. We are delighted that we did. The design service was excellent and staightforward to use. The instructions on how and where to measure very simple. There was no pressure on us to hurry the process and we had plenty of time and information before we made our decision. The sails are easy to self fit and we are so pleased we decided to go with this "alternative" to traditional expensive blinds.

      Nicky
      Nicky
      September 11, 2017

      The blinds are now up and I just wanted to say WOW they are amazing! So practical, but very stylish, we are absolutely delighted with them. Also wanted to praise you and your team for your professionalism throughout the process and expert advice, guidance and reassurance. Even my initially sceptical husband is so impressed! Thanks again, would highly recommend you and your company,

      Helen
      Helen
      May 27, 2017

      Bought house with conservatory and horrible, dirty Venetian blinds - put in skip as quickly as I could. Decided didn't want that sort of blind and had a vision of soft Aladdin tent type blinds. Did lots of research on-line and found Shadeplus. From my first enquiry to our final fitting (done by ourselves - as long as measurements are done correctly - no issues fitting) I have been really pleased. Company (particularly Joe) helped me throughout the whole process - and this was done completely over the phone and on-line. Blinds are now up, giving us good shade and look great....we are really pleased and I am delighted I found this web-site during my research. Would recommend without hesitation.

      John
      John
      May 20, 2017

      The service from the team was excellent from start to finish. We installed the blinds in about an hour and WOW what a difference they make. Not only shade from the sun but look fantastic too. We now feel that this will make using the conservatory much more comfortable throughout the summer months. Many thanks to all involved in the process, great customer service. Would highly recommend these.

      Trevor
      Trevor
      May 18, 2017

      From 1st contact through to completion and post sales the customer service was superb. Shadeplus were in constant contact all the way through the process and guided us every step of the way. The sails are a great addition to our conservatory and have made it a room we can enjoy year round, not just spring and autumn. The room seemed cosy and warmer in the winter and on the odd bright & hot day we've had in the last month the room is cooler and the sunshine glare has been greatly reduced. Just need the height of summer to really test the sails but all good so far.

      Andrew Macfarlane
      Andrew Macfarlane
      May 6, 2017

      It took me a while to get around to fitting them but once I committed to it, it actually took no time at all. Having read through the instructions, they were clear and included appropriate images of the design. this was accompanied by everything being clearly labelled. The end result is amazing, they look really good.

      Mr & Mrs Miller
      Mr & Mrs Miller
      March 23, 2017

      Very helpful and any queries quickly answered. Joe and all the design staff were very thorough, efficient and very pleasant. What we thought might be a complicated experience was made so much easier by them. Installation was quite straightforward. The shades look good but as we ordered them to arrive at the end of summer they haven't been fully tested yet! However they look good and should do the job.

      Tina Rowlands
      Tina Rowlands
      October 14, 2016

      Design for our conservatory was very good, they listened to what we wanted and then we spoke to the designer on the phone whilst they showed us the computerised image online. It took me ages to do measurements and get back to them about things (my own fault!!....children, work, home, etc!) but they kept in touch in the meantime to just gently nudge me when they had been waiting too long! Once we had the sails my husband put them up very easily by himself and they are just what we wanted!

      Jane
      Jane
      October 7, 2016

      We had a fantastic experience with the team at Shadeplus and can't recommend them highly enough. Our conservatory had some unusual shapes and existing structures which made the design very tricky to create yet the team were determined to find a functional and beautiful solution. These shades in situ look fresh and uber modern. We are thrilled with the result and totally admire their creative process.

      Sunny Eades
      Sunny Eades
      October 7, 2016

      This is our 4th attempt to shade our conservatory and InShade Sails exceeds in every way. Our conservatory sails are exactly what we expected. From initial consultation to design to fruition they've been perfect. We just want to thank everyone at InShade Conservatory Sails for their professionalism and guidance. We definitely recommend them! Love my conservatory again! Sunny from Staffordshire

      Helen Holmes
      Helen Holmes
      October 6, 2016

      We tried two sails and then realised that we needed another, they were very easy to measure and equal as easy to fit.The communication was good. Everyone comments on how lovely the sails are.They are very architectural and pleasing to look at.

      Mr J Mellish
      Mr J Mellish
      October 6, 2016

      From the outset Shadeplus came across as very professional. Through the planning, ordering and fitting stages the staff were very thorough to make sure we got exactly what we wanted and on hand to answer any queries. Their follow-up to make sure we were happy with the installation was also excellent. The product has performed as they said it would and it looks very stylish. We have had many compliments about the installation from friends and other visitors. I would have no problem recommending Shadeplus to anyone that required this type of product. John Mellish Huntingdon

      Andy Snowden
      Andy Snowden
      September 12, 2016

      From start of my job to final completion very very pleased . The sailes do a great job and look really good .we are over the moon with the whole project everyone at Shades that we encounter where very helpful professional and exerlent in every way . We would definitely recommend them to our friends. Many thanks

      chris
      chris
      September 12, 2016

      We bought one blind about 4 years ago which proved a great success. On rebuilding the conservatory, it became clear that we needed a second blind. The result of the two blinds together is stunning, like two wings sailing over the roof. An elegant solution.

      Pamela Robinson
      Pamela Robinson
      September 12, 2016

      Very good planning and advice process. Blinds fitted well , with no difficulty and look super. Performance, blinds do help with sun though not as much as I had hoped but they are preferable for me to having a solid roof which is the only way to reduce over heating completely. I like the fact the blinds can come down in the winter when I do want max sun and are washable .

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