Ashford Kent

Somfy Glydea motorised Curtain tracks

Installation of Somfy Glydea Electric curtain tracks.

Late December 2018 we were asked to Supply & Install 9 Somfy Motorised 230 volt RTS Glydea Curtain rails and Three mains powered roman headrails. the Curtains and roman blinds were supplied by the Interior designer.

We were pleased to be asked as this is definitely something we really enjoy tackling slightly out of normal. The rails were three metres long with split draw operation. As the electrician had prewired the power points at high level close to recesses. The whole install became much easier.

Previous installations

This installation was the first recent installation where the clients had thought ahead and pre-installed cables.

Normally it is an afterthought to build in for motorised blinds, very little disturbance and no third party decorators or plasterers required to complete the installation.

Design & Set up

For the roman blinds, we used Somfy Sonese 40 230 volt RTS motors. Attached the pre-made Roman fabric to the headrails using Velcro.

Discussed the operation with the clients to decide how they wanted the set up to be. By room singularly or group controls as a whole.

They decided to have lounge and dining room on one control operating two sets of curtains and one Roman blind. Master bedroom and top landing three sets of curtains and one Roman blind.

Even though we only used one remote the Telis4 allows individual blinds to be operated at any time or as a group this gave them maximum convenience. The other four rooms were left as single-channel remotes.

Additional work

Our client had three further roman blinds Installed which were manually operated by side chain. Our clients were so pleased with the Electric blinds & electric curtain tracks. They asked if we could convert these manual blinds to electric motors?

Two of these Roman blinds were added to the Lounge/ dining room tells 4 remote switch. The other was added to the master bedroom and landing remote switch.


No pre-wired power supply nearby. Installation of Somfy Rechargeable battery motors was recommended also being RTS. integrated well to existing blinds and curtain tracks.

So pleased that the clients have purchased the Somfy Tahoma Home Automation hub. Downloaded the free Somfy “app”.

They have connected all-electric blinds and curtain tracks to their smartphone and iPad. So this will allow them to operate their blinds and curtain tracks from anywhere in the world.

We hope they will have many years of fun with their new purchase. adding further blinds will be so simple in the future. Well they might even add some other types of devices Lights, garage door, gates etc.

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