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Our History

For over 25 years we’ve remained passionate about creating beautiful home shading products. At Appeal we’re constantly developing new products that set us apart from the competition; finding exciting new ways of improving the look and finish of our blinds and shutters. Always quick to respond and keep in step with new interior design trends, we want to make sure that you choose the exact product that will truly enhance your interior space and your lifestyle.

Our skilled and dedicated team of consultants, craftsmen, surveyors, designers, fitters and customer service staff remain committed to providing you with a level of service that is second to none.

These are some of the landmark dates in Appeal’s history:

1988

A local businessman first acquired a small Bristol-based retail blinds business and the focus on conservatory blinds took off.

1990

Appeal launched ‘French Pinoleum’ as our speciality fabric.

As the popularity of conservatories soared, so did our production facilities, which doubled in size in the early 1990s. The Appeal name became known around the world as synonymous with quality and style as we started exporting to Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and the USA.

1996

Championing traditional British style, our first National Trust Colour Pinoleum was launched. We were also delighted to be invited to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show, an event that has now become a favourite fixture in the company’s calendar.

1998–1999

The company was acquired by the current shareholders led by Michael Madigan, Chairman and Chief Executive. We changed our name to Appeal Conservatory Blinds to fully represent our niche specialization.

2000

The turn of the millennium witnessed further expansion and prompted more changes. We introduce innovative laser cutting technology and by 2005 we’d introduced motorized pleated blinds. Our exclusive Alu-Pleat® (85% heat reflective) fabric was added to the pleated blinds range.

2010

We launched the New Window Shutters range at the Ideal Home Exhibition and at the Chelsea Flower Show. We’ve always enjoyed attending exhibitions as our customers’ views and ideas are very important to us.

2011

We became known as Appeal Home Shading, adding our new Architectural Blinds range to complete our fantastic portfolio of products.

2012

The New Appeal Designer Collection of House Blinds is launched.
Retractable insect screens become part of the Appeal product range.

2013

Appeal Celebrates 25th Anniversary.
Spring 2013 – Launched New Sheerlux Window Blinds and New Fabric Ranges.
Launched New “Clearview” PowerDrive Pleated System for Gable Shaped Windows.

2014

Haus awning launched in the UK at the Ideal Home Show in April.

A new factory extension at the 15,000 sq ft site in Vale Lane was officially opened by Bristol South’s Labour MP, Dame Dawn Primarolo, 26 years after the company was first established in Bedminster.

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