Roller blinds from Hunter Douglas Architectural were selected for installation at the Claremont Council Chambers following extensive restoration and reconstruction.

Originally built in 1898, the heritage-listed Claremont Council Chambers in Claremont, Western Australia was badly damaged in 2010. The process of rebuilding commenced in 2013, with the Town of Claremont issuing a tender for the restoration and reconstruction of the heritage-listed building as well as an adjacent integrated three-level extension.

Pindan Constructions won the contract in 2014, with Hunter Douglas Commercial reseller Sun Solutions chosen as the exclusive blind supplier for the project.

Sun Solutions worked closely with MPS Architects to install 59 manual and motorised roller blinds in both single and dual system configurations.

Sun Solutions manager Mark Colthart explained that they didn’t want to detract from the beautiful aspects of the restored heritage building. Looking for something simple and practical, they chose single and dual roller blinds for use as internal sunscreens.

The dual roller blinds used Elements blockout fabric in a Midnight Storm colour, as well as Neotec internal sunscreen fabric in Granite colour. These products not only allowed for view-through and heat control during the day, but also offered additional privacy and heat control when needed with the blockout fabric.

To get the operation of the blinds right, the installers linked several blinds together to ensure a uniform look and practicality, given there were so many floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the building. The building occupants are also very pleased with the ease of operating multiple blinds at once.