Automated blinds specialist, QMotion UK, is helping improve facilities at Harpenden Rugby Club in Hertfordshire with a brand, new installation for this historic club.

Originally founded in 1919, Harpenden RFC has enjoyed many successes over the years and is the club where current England Captain, Owen Farrell along with Maro Itoje, George Ford and Jack Singleton all began their careers.

The Club moved to its current home at Deacons Field on Redbourn Lane in Harpenden in 1964. Its 5,000 sq ft Clubhouse opened the following season and, since this time, Harpenden RFC has continued to improve its facilities for the benefit of club users and the local community.

“As a long-standing sponsor of the Club, we wanted to make a contribution as best we could,” says Ian Claxton, Director at QMotion UK. “The Clubhouse has vast floor to ceiling windows which give a fantastic view of the pitches when games are in progress. However, it can also be a problem at times of direct sunlight or if privacy is required when meetings or events are taking place inside. We felt that automated blinds would be a great asset in the space that would benefit everyone using the Clubhouse.”

The strategy

QMotion has supplied eight automated Roller Blinds to offer easy to control and convenient to operate solar shading. Operated using a hand-held remote device, the blinds can be grouped to raise and lower automatically to a choice of 99 selected, programmable positions according to the time of day, outdoor weather conditions or the different uses of the Clubhouse at any particular time.

The maker says these automated Roller Blinds are ultra-energy efficient when activated thanks to the company’s patented spring-counterbalancing system which keeps battery power consumption to a minimum and delivers near silent operation.

Meanwhile, the minimal side light gaps of just 13mm ensure comprehensive window coverage and provide an attractive fit. The patented, manual-override command also allows anyone in the Clubhouse to operate the blinds by hand, without damaging the automated mechanism. 

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