FAQs

Please find below a list of our most frequently asked questions, and their answers. Click the question you’d like to be told the answer to:

We have such a wide range of different [PRODUCT] styles, fabrics, finishes and colours the best way of deciding what’s best for your requirements is to arrange a free, no obligation design consultation. The Design Consultant will be able to show all other options available and offer their expert advice.

This can be a great time to for us to visit. We are happy to give you advice on the cabling required if you want electrically operated blinds but we can’t be sure until we know which type of blind you want.

If you have detailed plans then we can quote from these. There’s lots of options and choices so you might as well start thinking about blinds or shutters now and take advantage of the current special offers.

We have a Buy Now, Pay Next Year special offer running at the moment and it will end in the next couple of weeks. The design consultation is free and you can start things moving by arranging a design consultation now.

The design consultation is free and you can start things moving by arranging a design consultation now. Prices are likely to go up next year so it’s worth getting a quotation now. We also have a range of easy payment options including a 4.1% low interest budget plan or a Buy Now, Pay In 12 Months plan, with no interest if paid off in full.

We have a range of easy payment options to suit every budget. These include a 4.1% low interest budget plan or a Buy Now, Pay In 12 Months plan, with no interest if paid off in full.

The Design Consultant can explain the options in more detail – you might be pleasantly surprised by what we can offer.

We have a local Design Consultant who can arrange to visit you in the comfort of your home and at a time to suit you (including evenings and weekends). They will be able to show you the complete range of options available. The consultation is free and no obligation so why not book now?

Appeal offers the widest range of powered blinds, conservatory blinds, window shutters, insect screens and Haus awnings available in the UK. Several of our products are exclusive to Appeal. E.g. the fabric used in Original French Pinoleum is unique to Appeal whilst Alu-Pleat and Solar R have the highest levels of heat reflection (78%) available. Don’t buy until you see what we can offer.

We don't supply Perfect Fit blinds for several reasons:

• The frames are bulky and don't look great.
• The plastic used rarely matches the existing conservatory or window frame.
• Cleaning the blinds requires removing the frame.
• The system usually requires more blinds as you cannot double up panes as you can on conventional blinds.
• Perfect fit cannot be automated and don't work well in conservatory roofs.

Therefore we always recommend that customers choose from our ranges of Pinoleum, Pleated, Roller, Roman, Honeycomb and Venetian blinds.

If you would to see our full range of blinds then our local Design Consultant will be happy to visit you.

There are a variety of types of solar reflective glass on the market. The advantages of conservatory blinds are:

• Heat reflective glass is not as effective as reflecting the sun’s energy as conservatory blinds are, i.e. not all wavelengths of the sun’s energy are reflected by heat reflective glass.
• Some heat reflective glass will help keep the conservatory cool in the summer and warm in the winter but blinds are more effective and more flexible.
• In the winter when the sun is out, the blinds can be retracted allowing the sun to warm the conservatory. Special glasses are ‘always on’ so even when it would be beneficial to let the heat in, they limit the amount of free warmth the sun could provide.
• Blinds also bring additional benefits such as style, privacy and glare reduction. They provide the finishing touch to the look and feel of the conservatory.

Whilst it is an accepted fact that conservatory blinds will help keep your conservatory cool in summer and warm in winter, it is a lot harder to quantify how much of a benefit they actually provide. With this in mind, Appeal approached Faber Maunsell — a leading international consultancy specialising in buildings, transport and environmental services engineering — to put our conservatory blinds (including our exclusive Alu-Pleat® climate control fabric) to the test.

Faber Maunsell devised a research model — a typical 3.5m × 3.5m conservatory, south-facing with standard double-glazed roof and side windows, attached to a semi-detached house and heated via a radiator connected to the main house heating system. The house and conservatory were both produced using industry standard software for thermal modelling and control measures were put in place to ensure the results were as accurate as possible.

The findings show that on a typically hot day in July, the temperature in the conservatory peaked at a stifling 43 degrees centigrade when no conservatory roof or side blinds were installed. With Appeal’s Pleated roof and side conservatory blinds in place, the peak temperature was reduced to 37 degrees centigrade, an impressive figure equalled by Appeal’s Original French Pinoleum fabric. Installing bespoke conservatory roof and side blind made from Appeal’s exclusive Alu-Pleat® fabric, however, would reduce the temperature in the conservatory still further — down to 35 degrees centigrade.

Therefore it can be seen that on a typical, hot summer day, the internal temperature of the conservatory can be reduced by up to 18% by installing Alu-Pleat® roof and side blinds from Appeal.

During winter, the addition of roof and side blinds to the conservatory would help reduce conservatory heating bills significantly, by keeping the warmth in. Pinoleum and Pleated conservatory blinds offer a saving of 17%, with Alu-Pleat® offering the greatest reduction at 18%, thanks to its aluminium backing. In context, the Energy Saving Trust advise that adding double-glazing to the average single-glazed home can reduce heat loss by up to 10%.

Furthermore, during the hottest part of the day when the sun is high in the sky and beating down on the roof of the conservatory, Appeal roof blinds have been proven to be three times more effective at reducing internal temperatures than side blinds alone. The research concluded that Appeal’s exclusive Alu-Pleat® fabric was the best performing material tested at reducing conservatory temperatures in summer and also for saving on heating bills in winter. Yet, whichever style of Appeal Conservatory Blinds you choose for your conservatory, the simple fact of having roof and side blinds installed will significantly reduce the internal temperature, limiting the need for expensive, carbon-emitting air-conditioning and fans. During the winter, conservatory blinds from Appeal will help reduce the carbon footprint of the conservatory by limiting the need for additional heating.

Of course it would.

One of our greatest strengths is in the high quality and expertise of our conservatory blind design consultancy service. Our professional interior Design Consultants have had years of experience selecting complementary colours and fabrics to suit individual tastes, so we are confident we can meet even the most particular interior design requirement.

Why not give us a call for one of our Design Consultants to come around and discuss the options with you, or request a free brochure.

Our colour range is totally complementary so you can mix and match the fabrics any way you want. In fact, you have just highlighted a popular choice and you will see that ‘Soft Caramel’ in our Original French Woodweave Pinoleum blinds is complemented perfectly by ‘Saturn Ivory’ in our roller blind range for Window Blinds.

There are dozens of similar complementary combinations throughout our extensive colour palette and our Pleated Blinds also offer different levels of translucency for a choice of shading, so perhaps it’s best if you contact us to make an appointment for one of our experienced design consultants to pay a visit with a swatch of samples and discuss the options with you.

Yes. In fact, we can provide motorised, remote-controlled operations for any combination of blinds you may want.

You can have hand-held or wall-mounted controls for one, two or three sides of your conservatory in isolation or all three operating at once.

You can have both conservatory window blinds and conservatory roof blinds operating together on one switch – or independently of each other. It’s your choice.

One of our Design Consultants would be happy discuss the options with you give us a call or request a free online Design Consultation.

You can order any number of blinds you want for any reason you may want them, be it for privacy, for thermal benefits or solar protection.

Many of our customers for various practical reasons, order from us either only conservatory roof blinds or only conservatory window blinds, so we are quite happy to measure up and provide a free quote accordingly.

Why not give our skilled Design Consultants a call today or request a free online Design Consultation.

Because we offer a comprehensive after sales service and a 5-year guarantee on all Appeal Conservatory Blinds, we would want our expert surveyors to take detailed measurements and our skilled fitters to install them.

That way, you are guaranteed the best fabric and colour options for your cherished conservatory, the most accurate fit possible and many years of trouble-free service.

Why not give our skilled design consultants a call today or request a free Design Consultation?

Yes. Appeal Conservatory blinds including our pleated blinds and pinoleum blinds simply need a quick dust with a cloth or feather duster.

Furthermore, our Solar R® thermal roller blind fabric is especially-designed to be dirt-resistant and only needs a wipe with a damp cloth to keep it fresh and clean.

All Appeal Conservatory Blinds, including installation, are guaranteed for five years of normal operation.

Furthermore, we offer a comprehensive after sales service that very often sees many problems remedied over the phone.

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