Archive for May, 2016

Summer Competition – Win Duette® Blinds Worth £1000

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Summertime is fast approaching, which means it’s competition time and we’ve got a fantastic prize on offer for anyone who’s looking to update their home in the coming months.

You could win £1000 to spend on Duette® energy-efficient window blinds, which will keep your home wonderfully cool this summer and create a cosy and warm atmosphere in the winter.

Competition To Win £1000 Duette Blinds

If you can’t stand the heat…install Duette® blinds at the windows

When heatwaves hit and with hobs, ovens and other household appliances adding to rising temperatures, kitchens can become unbearable in summertime, but thermo-regulating Duette® blinds at the windows will keep your kitchen deliciously cool.

Duette® blinds are also ideal for conservatories or any room in the house that struggles to maintain a constant temperature, making rooms useable all year round.  Their unique honeycomb structure traps air in an insulating layer, which will block up to 78% of the sun’s heat and 99% of UV rays.

With no cords or hanging ropes, they’re extra safe for children’s rooms; by regulating the temperature and with blackout options available, they can help your little one sleep soundly all year round.

Available in a kaleidoscope of colours from soothing pastels to summer brights, there is something for every taste and colour scheme.

Enter below to be in with a chance of winning £1000 towards beautiful Duette® blinds.

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Window ‘Pains’ – Our guide to the best blinds for ‘tricky to dress’ windows

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Glazed features in homes provide uninterrupted views, bathe homes in natural light and create a feeling of space in smaller rooms or those with low ceilings. Yet they bring their own challenges when it comes to window dressings, so we’ve handpicked the best solutions for tricky to dress windows in the home.

Elegance Skylight Blinds: Best for lantern roofs, glazed roofs and orangeries

Apollo 1

Our new tension fabric operated skylight system is especially made for modern glazed architectural features.  The unique blind is designed to operate under tension with a smooth and sophisticated operating system, meaning it can cover much larger areas than other types of blind (up to 48m2).

Apollo 2

Intu Micro Blinds – best for bi-fold and tri-fold doors

Apollo 3

 

Bi-fold and tri-fold doors are on the property wish list for many perspective buyers and are fitted to nearly a third of all ground floor refurbishment projects at the rear of a house.

They’re difficult to dress because they need a window blind that won’t get damaged when doors fold back on themselves, so Intu Micro blinds have been designed to sit neatly against the glass in the door frame and are made to fit the exact proportions of this type of door.

They are also tensioned with no cords, meaning they are child and pet friendly.

Intu Blinds – Best for conservatories, tilt and turn windows and pivoting patio doors

Apollo 4

Apollo’s innovative Intu system is a unique design that fits neatly into the bead of windows and doors. It’s ideal for conservatories because blinds can be fitted in areas where it’s difficult to drill holes and use screws. This also means no hanging cords, which is not only a safety feature, but is much more practical in an area with lots of glass or glazed roofs.  Because the blind sits inside the frame, tilt and turn or pivoting windows and patio doors can move freely without damaging the blind.

Apollo 5

Motorised blinds: Best for hard to reach windows and multiple windows

Apollo 6

Our motorised system offers simple, convenient and easy to use operation for blinds. Blinds are operated by remote control from anywhere in the room, making them ideal for areas that are ‘hard to reach’. Up to five blinds can be controlled from one remote which removes the need for mains wiring.

Duette® Energy Saving Blinds – Best for awkward shaped windows and to retain heat 

Apollo 7

The unique honeycomb design of Duette® blinds delivers impressive climate control benefits ensuring that rooms are kept at a comfortable temperature all year round.

During summer months an innovative cellular design of Duette® blinds means that as much as 78% of external heat is blocked, whilst in winter heat loss from the windows is reduced by as much as 46%. Duette® blinds also have a top-down, bottom-up function that allows homeowners limitless options for positioning the blinds to control light.