When a higher level of blackout is required, opt for top cassette and side tracks to your blackout roller blind.
Made from steel, the top cassette houses the roller tube and mechanism and minimises light leakage around the top of the roller blind. The side tracks act as guide rails for the blind to roll through, ensuring there is no gap between the sides of the blind and the window. Brushes within the side tracks also minimise light leakage from the sides of the blind.
Adding a top cassette and side tracks to your roller blind also helps to block draughts and prevent heat loss.
Blackout roller blinds with cassette and side tracks are ideal for bedrooms, nurseries, home cinemas, photography studios and science laboratories. They are ideal for light sleepers and night workers, aiding restful sleep.
Please note that cassette and side tracks will not create 'total' blackout as there will still be a small degree of light seepage, mainly from where the cassette meets the ceiling. An even better level of blackout can be achieved by using builder's caulk along the length of the unit after fitting. Total (photo-lab level) blackout is surprisingly hard to achieve, but you can get very close to it! A further optional track can be fitted at the bottom of the blind - please contact us for more information.
Our cassettes are supplied with either top fix or face fix brackets, allowing you to fit up to the ceiling or directly to the wall. The side tracks have fixing screw holes corresponding to your bracket selection, i.e. for top fix cassettes, the side tracks have screw holes to suit fixing out into the recess; for face fix cassettes, the side tracks have screw holes to suit screwing directly to the wall.
The price shown is for the top cassette and side tracks as an add-on to your roller blind. It does not include the blind itself which needs to be ordered separately.
Our fabric covered bottom bar is the only compatible option for use with side tracks.
You also have the option for the cassette to be fabric covered to create a more coordinated look.
To order, enter the same measurements as for your blind. The blind needs to be ordered separately. We will fit the blind into the cassette so that you have one complete unit.
If you have any questions about our top cassette and side tracks, please contact us.