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Esparto Woven Blinds

Post by janisntony on Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:07 pm

Hi All,

Does anybody know of a place where they make Esparto blinds?

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Re: Esparto Woven Blinds

Post by miron on Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:07 am

This place makes a variety of esparto blinds etc:
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I've not used them but have seen photos of their products. Their prices seem reasonable having seen first hand the amount of work that goes into making them!

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Re: Esparto Woven Blinds

Post by janisntony on Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:13 am

Hi Miron

Yet again,thanks for posting useful info. Do you know anything about longevity,etc?

We like the idea of being able to spray them with water in the summer and benefit from the cool breezes from evaporation. We know that this works from the old palm wind towers that used to be used in Dubai!

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Re: Esparto Woven Blinds

Post by miron on Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:32 pm

Not sure about longevity, but I've just had one made for outside and will let you know in about 5 years time how it is faring!

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Re: Esparto Woven Blinds

Post by miron on Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:44 pm

Have been advised not to leave them up through the hot summer months in direct sunlight.

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Re: Esparto Woven Blinds

Post by janisntony on Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:49 am

Wow!

That's a bit of a surprise as we thought that that was their main use,to offer shade during the summer!! If this is not the case what were they used for?

Could you advise a rough budget per m2 that we should be thinking of for one blind 2.0 x 1.5 and another of 2.5 x 1.5?

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Re: Esparto Woven Blinds

Post by miron on Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:53 pm

They are used for shade and to keep summer heat out of rooms, I guess if they are in full sun they may deteriorate over time? Ours is to keep a part of the cave which has a large window warmer in the winter at night - we will remove it once winter is over. Budget wise - no idea - a neighbour made ours and we gave him a donation, but nothing near the hours it took him! He said he'll be sticking to baskets from now on cos it took him ages! The place in Sevilla could probably advise on use, longevity and cost.

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