UniChannel is a modular system that conceals window shades inside a ceiling.
UniChannel is supplied as a pre-made MDF carcass with plaster-in flanges, a removable bottom trim cover, and an easy-to-use 'Twist-In' shade bracket mounting system that is compatible with Future Automation shades. The MDF carcass can be easily cut to size on site and is supplied with aluminium side channels and locking friction fixings pre-installed to make assembly simple.
The Unichannel system also features a hook-on cover panel that has been designed to attach at two different depths. The lower position sits flush with the ceiling and allows for easy access to the shades and can be painted to match the surrounding ceiling. In the higher position you can attach a fascia cover panel that can be finished to match the surrounding ceiling for a seamless transition between the UniChannel system and the surrounding ceiling.
Typically, installing shades inside a ceiling involves constructing an MDF or plywood carcass above the window, and then fitting an expensive aluminium channel into this carcass to mount the shades. UniChannel eliminates the need for this costly aluminium channel by integrating it directly into the MDF carcass that contractors would already be building in the ceiling void. This lower-cost alternative simplifies the process of installing window shades inside a ceiling.
The innovative mounting profile means that Future Automation shade fixing brackets can be simply inserted and locked into place inside the pocket (before being secured via mechanical fixings). This prevents fitters from having to juggle brackets and tools above their heads during installation. (Brackets from other manufacturers can be mounted inside UniChannel, but they won’t benefit from the easy ‘Twist-In’ mounting system.)
A hook on cover panel has been designed to perfectly finish the ceiling, whilst allowing easy access to the shade. This removable bottom flap has two fixing positions, enabling it to either be visible and sit flush with the finished ceiling (powder coating available on request) or be raised up and the installer can apply a panel on site to match the surrounding ceiling finish.
To allow for a clean ceiling finish, the UniChannel system is supplied with two plasterboard fixing flanges. The plasterboard fixing flanges allow the system to be boarded and skimmed into the ceiling after fitting, to create an almost seamless join between the pocket and the finished ceiling.
Dry assembly fixings enable a simple, toolless assembly on site. This design removes the need for jigs or extra tools and holds the channel together while mechanical fixings are installed.
|COVER||HOOK ON COVER FLAP - CAN BE HAND PAINTED ON SITE OR HAVE 12MM MDF (OR SIMILAR) PANEL ATTACHED TO MATCH CEILING FINISH||HOOK ON COVER FLAP - CAN BE HAND PAINTED ON SITE OR HAVE 12MM MDF (OR SIMILAR) PANEL ATTACHED TO MATCH CEILING FINISH||HOOK ON COVER FLAP - CAN BE HAND PAINTED ON SITE OR HAVE 12MM MDF (OR SIMILAR) PANEL ATTACHED TO MATCH CEILING FINISH|
|DIMENSIONS (EXTERNAL)||W158 X 151MM (6 3/16 X 5 15/16")||W158 X 196MM (6 3/16 X 7 11/16")||W255 X 166MM (10 1/16 X 6 1/2"")|
|DIMENSIONS (INTERNAL)||W128 X 113MM (5 X 4 7/16")||W128 X 158MM (5 X 6 1/4")||W225 X 128MM (8 7/8 X 5 1/16")|
|FUNCTIONALITY||SINGLE SHADE||TWIN STACKED SHADES||DUAL SIDE-BY-SIDE SHADES|
|INCLUDED||SUPPLIED WITH PLASTER IN ALUMINIUM TRIMS AND ALUMINIUM END PLATES||SUPPLIED WITH PLASTER IN ALUMINIUM TRIMS AND ALUMINIUM END PLATES||SUPPLIED WITH PLASTER IN ALUMINIUM TRIMS AND ALUMINIUM END PLATES|
|MAX SHADE ROLLUP DIAMETER||85MM (3 3/8")||65MM (2 9/16")||85MM (3 3/8")|
|SHADE MOUNTING||'TWIST IN' BRACKET MOUNTING PROFILE||'TWIST IN' BRACKET MOUNTING PROFILE||'TWIST IN' BRACKET MOUNTING PROFILE|
|DOWNLOADS / SUPPORT|
|DIMENSIONS (EXTERNAL)||UCH-158X151||W158 x 151mm (6 3/16 x 5 15/16")|
|UCH-158X196||W158 x 196mm (6 3/16 x 7 11/16")|
|UCH-255x166||W255 x 166mm (10 1/16 x 6 1/2"")|
|DIMENSIONS (INTERNAL)||UCH-158X151||W128 x 113mm (5 x 4 7/16")|
|UCH-158X196||W128 x 158mm (5 x 6 1/4")|
|UCH-255x166||W225 x 128mm (8 7/8 x 5 1/16")|
|UCH-158X196||TWIN STACKED SHADES|
|UCH-255x166||DUAL SIDE-BY-SIDE SHADES|
|INCLUDED||UCH-158X151||SUPPLIED WITH PLASTER IN ALUMINIUM TRIMS AND ALUMINIUM END PLATES|
|UCH-158X196||SUPPLIED WITH PLASTER IN ALUMINIUM TRIMS AND ALUMINIUM END PLATES|
|UCH-255x166||SUPPLIED WITH PLASTER IN ALUMINIUM TRIMS AND ALUMINIUM END PLATES|
|MAX SHADE ROLLUP DIAMETER||UCH-158X151||85MM (3 3/8")|
|UCH-158X196||65MM (2 9/16")|
|UCH-255x166||85MM (3 3/8")|
|SHADE MOUNTING||UCH-158X151||'TWIST IN' BRACKET MOUNTING PROFILE|
|UCH-158X196||'TWIST IN' BRACKET MOUNTING PROFILE|
|UCH-255x166||'TWIST IN' BRACKET MOUNTING PROFILE|
|Downloads / Support|
|TECHNICAL SHEET||UCH-158X151 Tech UCH-158X196 Tech UCH-255x166 Tech|
|CAD||UCH-158X151 CAD UCH-158X196 CAD UCH-255x166 CAD|