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Four Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Thanks to wildlife documentaries such as Blue Planet II, as well as increased awareness about how the products we buy and use in our homes affect the environment, being kinder to the planet is becoming a big priority for many UK homeowners.

Luckily, there are some easy ways to be eco-friendly in your home without spending thousands of pounds or affecting your quality of life.

 

1. Reduce Plastic Waste

 

 

Single use plastic bags, bottles, straws and cups are the biggest threat to our ocean eco-systems – causing huge damage to wildlife and turning massive stretches of water into floating rubbish dumps.

You can do your bit to tackle the growing amount of plastic entering our oceans by swapping out single use plastics for reusable versions, as well as making a conscious effort to buy products that utilise plastics recovered from the ocean. Everything from duvets, rugs and now window blinds can reuse plastic waste in this way.

Apollo’s NEW Greenscreen Sea-Tex blinds are made from plastic retrieved from beaches, remote coastlines and inland waterways, transforming it into a long-lasting high-performance roller blind fabric. Greenscreen Sea-Tex fabric is energy-efficient, filters sunlight and is fully recyclable.  It’s also PVC free.

Fifty per cent of the fabric’s weight is recovered ocean plastic, they’re available in five neutral semi-transparent shades.

2. Reduce Energy Consumption

There are lots of ways to reduce energy in the home, some are common sense, others are less so, and overall there are significant savings to be made.

You can read our brilliant energy saving tips here: https://www.apollo-blinds.co.uk/blog/index.php/2019/03/energy-price-cap-rise/

 And one of the best tips of all is to install Duette® blinds at windows. With their unique honeycomb structure, Duette® blinds can help homeowners to achieve a more energy-efficient home, saving up to 25% on annual heating costs.

Within the collection, Duette® Relife blinds are a type of Duette® blinds fabric manufactured using recycled polyester fibres from recycled textiles, scoring you even more eco-friendly points.

 

3. Recycle and Upcycle

Upcycling furniture is not only great for the environment but will create stunning and bespoke pieces for your home.  There are hundreds of tutorials that show you how to breathe new life into old furniture and we’ve collated some of our favourites for you over on Pinterest

 

Another recycling option is to create window blinds from old curtains. Curtains can become worn around the edges but if the fabric is otherwise intact, there’s an opportunity you can recycle these well-loved household textiles into gorgeous window blinds, using our You Choose window blinds making service.  It’s something we’re seeing more frequently and is great for the environment.

 

4. Harness the Sun’s Power

Apollo’s solar powered roof blinds operate by converting energy from the sun via a discreet solar panel on the window side of the blind, which charges the battery during daylight hours.

The blinds are fully motorised for ease of use, yet without any added electricity consumption.   They’re ideal for insulating windows and for light control in hard to reach areas.

Apollo has recently introduced a number of products with impressive eco credentials to its already extensive ranges.

All are delivered with Apollo’s quality assurance and the care and attention to detail that guarantees an expertly crafted window blind, fitted to the homeowner’s exact specifications.

Apollo Blinds launches new collections

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Say hello to our new collections…

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To see these new collections, contact Apollo Blinds in your area

Revealed – the first picture of our new collection

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Here it is, the exclusive first glimpse of one of the books from the new Apollo Blinds collection ahead of the official launch next week.

New Apollo Blinds collection

We can’t show you any more than this at the moment as we’re keeping the collections under wraps ahead of the mother of all launches on Wednesday.

Our network of Apollo Blinds guys and gals are travelling from all corners of the UK and Ireland to be the first to see the new collections. The excitement at Apollo HQ is at fever pitch and we’re all working flat out ahead of what we hope will be a fantastic launch.

We’re effervescent because we’ve created something special with our new Verticals and Rollers collections. They’re that good they’ll take your breath away. They’re right on the money when it comes to being at the cutting edge of window blind and interior design trends.

The picture above will have to suffice for now but we will be posting plenty more this time next week so you can see for yourself the stunning new collections from Apollo Blinds.

It’s party time

Friday, September 10th, 2010

At the end of this month our franchise owners will converge on a hotel close to our HQ for a very special get-together.

They are coming from far and wide to attend the launch of our new collections. They will be the first people to get hold of our new Vertical and Roller blind collection books which are absolutely breathtaking.

Our design team has been working flat-out for more than a year to bring these collections together. And they have been worth all the hard work as they are stunning and at the cutting edge of window blind and interior design trends. Here’s a sneak preview.

Hallway Roller

The new collections will be the highlight of a jam-packed day which will also include the unveiling of our new customer care initiative, discussing the company’s strategy for 2011 and the launched of our revamped franchisee intranet.

But arguably the most important aspect of the day is the opportunity for all our franchisee owners to get together. The day will hectic, which is why we’ve also laid on dinner in the evening where everyone can let their hair down.

Watch this space for more news on our collections.