Appeal are delighted to be exhibiting on stand 1K26 at the 2014 Ideal Home Show at Earls Court, London. The show runs from Friday 14th March to Sunday 30th March.
As usual the Appeal stand will include working demonstrations of conservatory blinds, window shutters and retractable insect screens. On display will include Appeal’s exclusive ranges of Original French Pinoleum and heat reflective Alu-Pleat and Solar R blinds alongside examples of wooden window shutters perfect for any home. And new for 2014 is the haus awning – a new dimension in awning design. The haus awning combines excellent german engineering with the latest style and technology. .http://www.appealshading.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ideal_home_2014_MPU.jpg” alt=”" title=”ideal_home_2014_MPU” width=”300″ height=”250″ class=”alignright size-full wp-image-6838″ />
The Appeal team will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions that you might have.
Rising energy prices have been headline news in recent months. The BBSA (British Blinds and Shutters Association) have now published a leaflet showing statistics on potential heat loss through windows and the benefits of blinds and shutters. The BBSA have shown that window blinds or shutters are proven to reduce heat loss as the blind creates a thermal barrier between the window glazing and the room,thereby reducing heat loss through conduction, convection and radiation.
As energy costs increase once again, the BBSA point out that you can save up to 40% of the heat lost through your windows by installing window blinds or shutters.
For a copy of the leaflet click here Energy-Saving-Brochure-Nov-13
Appeal offer exclusive ranges of Alu-Pleat and Solar R blinds that give an unbeatable 85% heat reflection – the highest available in the UK.
Appeal are delighted to be exhibiting on stand D24 at the 2014 Southern Homes Show at Alexandra Palace, London. The show runs from Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February.
As usual the Appeal stand will include working demonstrations of conservatory blinds, window shutters and retractable insect screens. On display will include Appeal’s exclusive ranges of Original French Pinoleum and heat reflective Alu-Pleat and Solar R blinds alongside examples of wooden window shutters perfect for any home.
The Appeal team will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions that you might have.
Known for their expertise in the roof, and for shaped blinds for traditionally non-standard shaped windows, Appeal is introducing the ClearView gable end pleated blind. It is specifically aimed at conservatories, barn conversions and extensions with a shaped end. The ClearView blind is available with a manual cord or a remote control electric operation and in a wide range of colours. It will retract virtually out of sight leaving an uninterrupted view. Available in Alu-Pleat energy saving fabric – a perfect solution for keeping your home warm in the winter.
For more details and a video showing the ClearView blinds in action click here.
Appeal are delighted to be displaying their ranges of conservatory blinds, window shutters, window blinds and retractable insect screens at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show from the 9th to 14th July.
This is your chance to see the range of Appeal’s latest new product ranges and to receive an EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL SHOW OFFER. See us at Stand E205a for details.
Appeal are delighted to be displaying their ranges of conservatory blinds, window shutters, window blinds and retractable insect screens at this year’s Grand Designs Live Show at Excel London.
This is your chance to see the range of Appeal’s latest new product ranges and to receive an EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL SHOW OFFER. See us at Stand L18 for details.
Appeal are delighted to be displaying their ranges of conservatory blinds, window shutters, window blinds and retractable insect screens at this year’s Ideal Home Show.
This is your chance to see the launch of Appeal’s latest new product ranges and to receive an EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL SHOW OFFER. See us at Stand 1K26 for details.
Specialist window shading company Appeal Home Shading have recently announced an increase in the sales of wooden window blinds, benefitting from the growing trend for simple, elegant and long lasting decor in the home. But property experts have said that there is even more reason to consider the on-trend window treatments known as Plantation Shutters; increased saleability of your home.
The rising popularity of these shutters has meant that properties for sale with the shutters in place have been a more desirable option because of them.
Property expert and estate agent David Vernon, from Falcon Fine Homes, confirmed; “Wooden shutters, both in the home and conservatory really do add saleability. A conservatory window with wooden shutters can ensure flexible and usable space. On the internal windows of a home, they add the ‘wow!’ factor that you need to catch the eye of the buyer. Their on-going presence in the interior design magazines and publications ensure their desirability for many years to come. In can make a huge difference in getting a sale or not.”
The fast growing market for internal wooden shutters sheds light on consumer trends in the housing market. Shutters are particularly popular in urban areas where they offer privacy from the street whilst still allowing light into the room. But the rising popularity of shutters is not just indicative of fashion but also that people are increasingly maximising the usable space in existing properties.
Essentially a modern replacement for the net curtain, they continue to provide the additional benefits of privacy, tilted during the day and fully closed at night. They also provide protection from the fading effects of direct sunlight whilst still allowing a view through the shutter and are particularly valuable for heat insulation by creating a thermal barrier between the warm room and the cold window. For urban areas, shutters provide an additional barrier to intrusive street noise at the window.
Although now a resurgent market in the UK, shutters were commonplace in the Georgian and Victorian eras and originals can still be seen in many period properties. These period shutters tended to be solid panels rather than the more modern louvred panels.
Paul McCullagh, Commercial Director from Appeal said; “Appeal Window Shutters are custom made to fit every window perfectly. After a technical survey, the shutters are handmade to the customer’s specification.”
Kiln-curing is used where the premium wood is dried in a kiln to reduce post-installation shrinking and swelling, giving it a moisture content that is suitable for the UK climate. Once completed, the shutters are fitted on site by expert installers.
Paul McCullagh from Appeal said; “By using this process, we’re taking the necessary steps to ensure that the wood is conditioned to the moisture content typical to the UK. The result is that Appeal shutters remain stable and close tightly, without gaps, for years to come and because of their longevity they are a wonderful selling point in a house too and now experts have confirmed that professionally designed and fitted shutters could potentially increase the value and saleability of the property.”
Appeal’s Plantation Shutters are supplied in a variety of materials and styles suitable for every room in the house. They can also be colour matched to any shade required. For more information visit www.appealshading.com
Luxury blinds and window shadings company, Appeal Home Shading, were delighted to be a major exhibitor at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2012, held at Earls Court London last week.
The event allowed the company to launch their new retractable insect screens for doors and windows as well as displaying the new range of window blinds which can be used throughout the home.
With over 600 exhibitors across 6 sections including; Interiors & Furnishings, Food & Drink, Home Improvements & Outdoor Living, Fashion & Beauty, Technology & Gadgets and Gifts & Decorations, it makes the event one of the UK’s biggest home shows at Christmas.
The luxury window shading company has 24 years’ experience in designing, crafting and fitting conservatory blinds and plantation shutters and will be used the opportunity to exhibit their extensive range of conservatory blinds, window shutters and insect screens.
Included on the stand were their full range of stylish Conservatory Shading; Original French Pinoleum blinds, pleated blinds, Alu-Pleat® (combining the un-paralleled performance of 85% heat reflective technology with the contemporary good looks of pleated blinds) and exclusive to Appeal, Solar R®, blinds that combine a 85% heat reflective high tech fabric with precision cutting to create a chic, modern look and offer superb climate control. These products are perfect for keeping the room warm in the cold winter months.
The new range of insect screens means that Appeal Home Shading customers can enjoy spending time in their conservatory or home without worrying about an invasion of mosquitoes and other bugs; a modern and discreet solution to insect screening that does not compromise on interior style. The benefits are an insect free home and a cooler environment, allowing a comfortable breeze. The screens are unnoticeable when not in use, fully retracting into a discreet cassette. Appeal Shading offers two types of insect screen – a screen to be used with doors and a window screen that is also suitable for conservatory roof vents; both of these were demonstrated at the show.
Richard Hussey from Appeal Home Shading said; “The event was a great success, the newly extended range was a popular view at the show; over 400 fashionable window stylings backed by professional expertise in design and service. The Appeal Collection now includes favourites such as the timeless Original French Pinoleum, contemporary Pleated Blinds, sleek Roller Blinds and a range of exclusive thermal reflective blinds designed to insulate in winter and keep the room cool in summer….………”
A conservatory can be a stylish and valuable addition to your home; if it is done correctly it will add space, light and style. Appeal Home Shading’s Design Consultant, Ruth Newman, gives some top tips on things you should consider before going ahead with the design and build to make sure that your investment is exactly what you have always dreamed of.
Without doubt, a conservatory adds value to your home, but the biggest advantage is the creation of flexible space that can be used for dining, relaxing, sharing time with the family and somewhere to soak up the sunshine and sounds of nature all from within the comfort of your own home.
Before you go ahead with choosing the provider of your conservatory, consider exactly what you will use the space for; a living area, a retreat, somewhere to grow and display plants? Depending on how and why you use this space will dictate the size and position; how much light will it get, where should the doors be positioned, how will it be accessed from the house?
Once these decisions have been made, the important issue to research is planning permission. We recently posted an article looking at the government’s relaxation of current rules in England allowing people to build larger extensions on houses as ministers seek to boost the economy and end the on-going recession. If the plans go ahead, full planning permission – required for extensions of more than three or four metres from the rear wall of any home – would only be needed for those reaching beyond 8m for detached homes and 6m for others. Rules that restrict an extension to no more than 50% of a property’s garden will remain.
However there are other planning considerations; is the conservatory to be built next to a road, do you live in a listed building or within the boundaries of a National Park, will the roof height exceed that of the main property? Even if you believe none of these situations apply to you, visit the government’s planning portal for the full list and bear in mind that that outside England you need to check with your local authority. Also the glazing and electrics do need to comply with building regulations and if you need a new opening between the house and your conservatory this would also need building regulations approval.
The location of your conservatory is paramount. Most conservatories are situated at the rear end of a building, but if you have enough space why not consider an extension that curves around the side of the house? What about your garden? Will you be able to admire it from the conservatory? Where should the focal view be? A south-facing garden means you will need to budget for some form of blinds or extra air-ventilation to cope with the intense heat and sunshine; while an east-facing one might make for the ideal breakfast room.
The style should complement the size and shape of both your house and garden. The traditional Victorian conservatory (often accompanied with bay windows) offers an elegant and classical look, although the circular floor plan will make furnishing more difficult compared to the rectangular Edwardian style. For these conservatories lantern-roofs are great additions for grander, older homes and suggest a more open, spacious feel. On the other hand, an L-shaped extension is suitable if you want your conservatory to embrace the main building rather than stick out.
Once you have made these decisions and chosen the builder to make all of your plans a reality, it’s time to get down to the fun bit; decorating your conservatory so that it finally feels like an extra part of the home rather than a mere attachment.
It is useful to have considered electrical outputs for lights or for the possibility of installing remote control blinds but make sure you check safety regulations first. The style of flooring, the room’s colour-palette and other extras such as indoor plants, hanging baskets or stained glass will all have an impact on the final atmosphere and should be considered when choosing your blinds.
Whatever the mood of your conservatory interior, Appeal’s individually handcrafted blinds will instantly transform and enhance the style of your room, whilst their advanced, functional design helps to control light, shade, temperature and, of course, your desired level of privacy. (You’ll also find the perfect solutions for bi-fold doors, large glazed areas or awkwardly shaped windows). There is a wide selection of colours, styles and fabrics available within the most comprehensive product range including Original French Pinoleum, Solar R® Roller, Pleated and Alu-Pleat® blinds.
If all of this decoration seems a little overwhelming then Appeal Home Shading also offers a free design consultation which will give you a chance to get all the expert and professional advice you need. Appeal’s Design Consultants are available to visit at a time convenient to you, including evenings and weekends. You can phone us on 0800 975 5757 or fill in your details on our website to arrange a design consultation and receive information about our latest special offers such as free fitting on all conservatory & window blinds and VAT FREE window shutters.