The range of services supplied by Mermet UK generally fall into three categories: Advice, Specification and Supply. Whether you are a professional specifier, a manufacturer/installer of blinds or perhaps the property owner/customer, we are here for:
Mermet UK are able to offer expert advice on the physical properties of each fabric and how the behaviour of each fabric differs depending on the environment, in relation to both climatic differences and general usage. In addition we are also able to advise on how the fabric is best handled and transported before conversion to the finished product and the hardware that should be used in order to control and maintain the finished product, while achieving optimum performance from the fabric.
Mermet UK regularly make recommendations based on the differences between the wide varieties of fabrics that are available on the market, giving commercial as well as practical advice on a daily basis. This advice may relate to the end user in terms of the availability of local suppliers, or manufacturers of blinds in relation to calculating the correct quantity of materials required prior to initial quotation.
After initially advising on materials, Mermet UK will often supply samples of the relevant fabrics and we pride ourselves on having one of the best sample services on the UK contracts market. Swatches and A4 sized samples are sent out daily in order to ensure that the correct materials advance to the specification stage of the process.
Mermet UK provide assistance in the completion of a specification form similar to the NBS N10 240. In applying this standard we are able to ensure that the important characteristics of a particular fabric are not ‘substituted out’. For example, very few polyester based 3% screens will match visible transmittance (VT) properties of a glass fibre cored fabric.
Similarly, Mermet UK regularly assist contractors and manufacturers of blinds to decipher what the specifications of a particular fabric mean in practical terms and which other fabrics may match or improve performance as per the required criteria. After this process is completed it will normally lead to a requirement for fabric, normally within a very short lead time.
From their centre of operations in rural Herefordshire Mermet UK hold stock of over 500 rolls of fabric, all of which are available on the basis of a next day delivery service on both a full or part roll basis, delivered to the manufacturers of blinds and tensile structures as well as suppliers of digital images. Our supplies arrive on a weekly basis from Mermet’s international H.Q. and manufacturing plant just outside Lyon, France. This means that we are able to supply thousands more rolls when required which are available for quick delivery.
At the manufacturing plant we also have the facility to assist our UK manufacturers that may have space restrictions at their premises that preclude them from producing large screen covers. Covers up to 4.5 metres (14’6’’) wide x 8.0 metres (26’0’’) drop can be cut, squared, jointed and welded, demonstrating very clearly the practical benefits of using glass fibre based fabrics.
Production and storage in Mermet SAS, France