Thursday, 13 March 2014

Saving Energy in the Workplace


In 2005 the US Department of Energy planned to reduce energy usage by 15 percent by 2015. The city of Bowie in Maryland, have embraced this energy efficiency plan, with an estimated city saved of $90,000 between 2007 and 2012, just by turning off equipment and computers at night and closing the blinds. Closing the blinds at night keeps the heat in the building storing that energy for the next day.


Our Blinds are built with energy saving purposes in mind,  saving energy not only in the home but in the workplace as well.


Read more about saving energy from the original story - Gazette.net



Saving Energy in the Workplace

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Choose from our wooden or aluminium Venetians, luxurious roman blinds, practical vertical or roller blinds, classic woodweave, block-out energy saving casetted blinds and stylish shutters, all in many exciting ranges and colours.
25% OFF ENTIRE PRODUCT RANGE 


Alan or Denise to book a free, no obligation appointment on 01256 780257 or 01264 332764 or email info@designerblindsdirect.com



Friday, 3 January 2014

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25% Off January Sale

jan-sale-2014We have started our annual January sale from now until the 31st of January 2014, With 25% off our entire range. Choose from our wooden or aluminium Venetians, luxurious roman blinds, practical vertical or roller blinds, classic woodweave, block-out energy saving casetted blinds and stylish shutters, all in many exciting ranges and colours.


Call Alan or Denise to book a free, no obligation appointment on


01256 780257or 01264 332764



25% Off January Sale

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Blinds In the Home Can Save you Money this Winter

With energy bills rising at an alarming rate, we have to look at other methods to keep our homes warmer.  Double glazing, Cavity wall and Loft insulation can all help keep the home warmer for longer, BUT did you know that blinds and shutter can also improve efficiency. With the help of our chart below you can see that blinds is one of the best way of saving energy and cost during the winter months.


 













































 

Technology


 



Saving/year (£)


 



Installed cost (£)


 



Payback (years)


 



CO2 saving/year (kg)


 


Blinds

 


96

 


500

 


5

 


478

 


Loft Insulation 0-270mm

 


180

 


300

 


2

 


730

 


Loft Insulation 100-270mm

 


25

 


300

 


12

 


110

 


Cavity wall insulation

 


140

 


500

 


4

 


560

 


Single glazing todouble glazing

 


 

170


 


 

2,500


 


 

15


 


 

680


 



The graph shows that blinds, when installed on single glazed windows is competitive with the other domestic energy saving products. The blinds have a short payback time of years and can save £96 per year on heating bills.


Source - http://www.shadespecifier.org.uk/uploads/pages_7_516e92154603c.pdf



Blinds In the Home Can Save you Money this Winter

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Recent Customer Reviews

On Our Check-a-trade page we are pro-active in getting customer feedback, Here is a snippet of some of our latest reviews. As you can see all of these customers have given us a score of 10.  With a focus on great prices and excellent customer care we ensure that we keep getting these top reviews. To see all our reviews click here


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Recent Customer Reviews

Friday, 2 August 2013

New Van Signage

To follow along with our new website, we have added new signature branding to our vehicle, if you see the van about Basingstoke or Andover give us a toot!




New Van Signage