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Game of Curtain Poles

22nd June 2012

Winter is coming.

Well with the Summer Solstice now over and the weather forecast recently we wouldn’t blame you for thinking that.  

The Pole Company is well aware that we are not the only curtain pole retailer in the South West or the rest of England for that matter.  As Robert will tell you ruling a kingdom, even one populated by curtain poles, is difficult at the best of times.

Our quest is to give the best well rounded service we possibly can, both online and in our lovely shop.  We offer a large selection of quality products from high end designer curtain poles such as Alison Davies’ exquisite hand made curtain poles to more affordable ranges including Wood Works and Neo curtain poles.

With so much selection online vying for your attention its hard to choose which site is best for your needs.  To separate us from the other online ‘houses‘ The Pole Company aims to deliver a quality experience similar to that received by customers visitng our shop.   All of our online selection has been accurately categorised and filled with additional information to help you make the right decision for your home.  If you find yourself wanting more information then please contact us.  We pride ourselves on our in house knowledge and years of experience in the design industry, so do not hesitate to send a raven today!

Another way we stand out from the crowd is attempting to promote and sell specialist curtain poles.  These include Lawson Johnston’s glass curtain poles; hand crafted beyond the wall by the white walkers (possibly) see our link to a previous blog on them here, and Out of the Fire our favourite local blacksmith who specialises in hand forged wrought iron curtain poles.

If you find yourself in Winterfell, I mean Bath, then please come and visit.  We are open 9-5 all week and 10-5 on Saturday.  There will always be an expert designers in The Pole Company.  Our helpful staff are on hand to answer any questions you have about any of our products and general advice.   Ideally when paying we would like you to follow the Lannister’s code of conduct when it comes to debt.   For more details on what to expect when visiting the shop please see our previous blog!

So there you have it, why we think you should use us over any other site out there!  For the time being we sit happily on the throne of poles but we know that competition is always out there so we ensure to deliver the best service possible to every customer and make sure they walk away with a valuable experience.

If you have guessed the subtle theme of this blog by now then we would like to just take a moment to emphasise that unlike the inspired source material our staff won’t be subject to swift removal in medieval fashion like Mr Stark, among others, nor do we have a dire-wolf/wolves present in the shop although regular dogs are welcome!

As always please check our Facebook, Twitter and Google + accounts for more information and exclusive updates! thanks for reading and remember…

When you play the game of curtain poles, you win or you go out of business.  There is no middle ground.

 

OLYMPIC TORCH IN BATH

22nd May 2012

Its been heralded as a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Olympic Torch as it passes through England this week.  Today it is Bath’s turn!  It started the day off in Taunton and is slowly making its way to Bristol for a big celebration tonight and we are lucky enough to catch it in between.

Bath itself is busy as expected but there is a fantastic ambience over the city today .  Crowds are already forming along the route, with rumours of a legion of deck chairs setup along Great Poultney Street since 11am this morning.  As you can imagine people are excited.

One of our staff ran up to the World Record attempt taking place in Victoria Park just in front of the Bath Crescent where people have gathered to form the 5 Olympic Circles.  Aiming for a crowd of 5000 people, the attempt fell short of that number with a final total of 2,234 people signed up and present in the circles (possibly still a World Record!).  Here’s an image of their attempt below!

Bath World Record attempt

Bath World Record Attempt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other events have included a number of musical buses.  Whether those taking advantage of the occasion to take up a spot of open air karaoke is official or not has yet to be determined.  A favourite of these musical buses was what appeared to be a religious vehicle singing what can only be described as a ‘modern’ gospel song.  The bass nearly blew our windows out.  No exaggeration.

Traffic wardens have also multiplied this morning with a mixture of sunshine, a bustling amount of traffic and even more ‘power’ flowing through their veins than ever before which is making Bath a difficult place to park so watch out if you are planning a trip to Bath today!

We’ve also had a bit of fun here in the shop itself, using a couple of display curtain poles and finials to represent the Olympic Flame! We are hoping people will be inspired today and venture into our shop for an Olympic torch esque curtain pole of their own!

 

Olympic Torch fun aThe Pole Company
The Olympic Torch at The Pole Company!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will attempt to close the shop for about 20mins around 4pm so that the staff can witness the torch passing by! Apologies for the inconvenience!  We will also inevitably be posting more pics on our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus accounts so please join them to see them!

If you are seeing or saw the torch at any point please let us know!  If not enjoy this beautiful day!!

Thanks for reading!

 

10% Cash Back? Cowabunga!!

18th May 2012

Did you catch our last post on Luxaflex’s 10% Cashback deal on Duette Shades?  Well we’ve already had some customers taking advantage of the 10% Cash Back.  We managed to get a few words out of them while making their purchase.

Why did you decide on Duette Blinds today?

‘Well dude 10% Cashback is an awesome deal!!’

‘What Mikey is trying to say is we really love the idea of an environmentally conscious product which not only helps with our heating bills but also spruces up the place’

‘Leo, how is that any different to what I just said?’

‘Mikey….’

Was getting the 10% Cash Back easy?

‘Totally.’

‘You just download a form, make sure you bring that first time not a slice of pizza…’

‘Hey that wasn’t my fault!’

‘Mikey.  Who else brings a piece of pizza to the store instead of the voucher?’

‘Splinter?’

‘SPLINTER?! (inaudible)’

Did you get all the necessary advice?

‘Oh yeah very helpful.  Knew their stuff alright.’

‘Even measured up.’

‘I was getting there Don.’

‘Hey Raph, I was only saying…’

‘Yeah well I’m only saying (inaudible)’

Do you Recommend this deal to anyone else?

‘Hey Donny check this sound byte, this deal is so good I’m dealing with Shell-Shock.’

‘Too derivative’

‘Well I guess we didn’t have to Shell-Out too much’

‘Too Cliche.’

‘Well it was a Shell of a good of an idea!’

‘I like it.  Step up.’

‘….Can I just add it was out this world!  Like Extraterrestrial man! Like where we’re from dude!’  Is that OK Mr Bay?’

‘Why did we sign that new movie deal?’

So there you have it another set of happy customers.

To get more information on the Luxaflex Duette Deal please read our blog here with all the necessary information on what you can do to get 10% Cash Back on Duette Shades!

Be sure to check out the Facebook and Twitter for more from this blog!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

10% Cash Back on Luxaflex Duette Blinds!

18th May 2012

Need something to retain heat, keep cool, control the amount of light that is cost effective and most importantly green conscious?

Well you’re in luck as this May and June Luxaflex are offering 10% cash back on any purchases made on their Duette Shades!

Duette Blinds

10% cash back is a mighty tempting offer no matter what the product but why should you be interested in Duette Shades?

To start with they are very environmentally friendly.  Due to their honeycomb design these shades are able to trap 3 pockets of air in its 4 layers which doubles its insulating qualities!  The honeycomb effect also allows the shades to keep heat out in the Summer making this an essential all year round product.  They are available in hundreds of colours and a wide variety of fabrics including opaque and semi opaque fabrics.

Luxaflex-Architella-Duette-Shades

Luxaflex Architella Duette Shades- Honeycomb effect

10% Cash Back Details

Now onto the details of the deal.

  • 10 % Cash back is available on Luxaflex Duette Shades, only purchased from a Luxaflex Gallery and Inspiration Dealers (eg. The Pole Company).
  • The offer only applies to orders over £150.
  • The offer is limited to to one claim per household.
  • To claim you will need to download a voucher from the Luxaflex website here http://www.luxaflex.co.uk/duette/ and show this to our sales staff on purchase.
  • The dealer will give you a HD order number and help you fill in the necessary information to make your claim.
  • The just send it to the following address with proof of purchase:

The Luxaflex® Marketing Department
HunterDouglas Ltd
Mersey Industrial Estate
Heaton Mersey
Stockport
SK4 3EQ!

The offer runs from 1/5/2012 until 30/6/2012 (Closing date for claims on purchases made between the offer period will be 21/7/2012).

 

Its as easy as that.  If you have any more questions please contact us!  For more information on Duette Shades we have on our site please have a look at our Luxaflex section here.  If you would like to know more about our Green contributions and environmentally friendly products why not take a look at our previous blog all about them here!

Thanks for reading!

 

Pulp Fitting

15th May 2012

Fitting/adj. 1. appropriate or proper; suitable.  2. work carried out by a fitter.

Prologue-The Shop

‘Did you know The Pole Company is also a shop too?’

What is a Pole Company?

The Pole Company is indeed a shop Vincent! Its where we can show off the majority of our fine selection of products including curtain poles, blinds, shutters and many other curtain accessories.  Our expert interior designers are on hand to help you select the perfect product for you.

Prelude to Measuring

In the shop after you’ve made your initial decision we offer a free measuring service.  That’s right free!

What’ you say?  Say what again.  Say what again.  I dare you.  I double dare you.’

‘What’ Jules is trying to say is contact us for more details.

Measuring

We will come out to visit your home/site to help measure up so we can ensure that your purchase is as accurate as possible.  Whether its curtain poles, shutters or Bay windows, whatever is proving too problematic to measure we will be able to help you.

Prelude to Fitting

Once we have your measurements, product selected and deposit paid we can go ahead and set a fitting date.  Fitting dates can vary depending on product lead times.  Curtain poles depending on which company is putting your order together can take up to 28 working days (please see individual product lead times on each of our online products).  Shutters, blinds and Bay poles products inevitably will take longer due to their made to measure nature.

Fitting dates are always available at The Pole Company unfortunately due to the popularity of the fitting service it can often be up to a month or longer waiting time for an appointment.   Our very helpful team are always ready to organise a suitable date with you for fitting and will let you know of any the cancellations to potentially speed up the process.

Fitting

I’m Winston Wolf.  I solve problems

On a typical fitting day our fitter will be racing around the local area and further a field to meet your appointment slot and ensure you have your product up and ready asap.  Incidently he’s not called Winston or Wolf.

 

Epilogue-The Shop

Every journey begins again at the shop or our website.  Please contact us for details on our fitting service.

‘OK everybody be cool!’

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Google Plus!

11th May 2012

That’s right True believers!  The Pole Company has joined Google Plus!  But wait a second, What actually is Google Plus? and how is this going to affect The Pole Company?

Well Google Plus is another social network that will sit alongside our other social networking accounts on Twitter and Facebook.  Through much trial and error, most of which is still ongoing, I can sum up that Google Plus is another virtual space to advertise what The Pole Company is about.  We have posted several items there already including blogs, and a few images curtain pole accessories we have also been testing out the ‘circle‘ application adding many unsuspecting victims/customers to build an audience.

There is also a ‘Hang Out‘ and ‘Huddle‘ application there which involves hanging out via video cam and huddling on instant messenger.  Unfortunately we don’t have a webcam attached to our workstations here so the ‘hang Out’ option will remain redundant for the time being.  However if you are in our circle or your circle or our paths cross on Google Plus we are more than up for a ‘Huddle’, so fire away related questions to us and we’ll do our best to get back to you!

Like any other application this will take time to grow.  We hope that it will stand as successfully as our other online assets.  If you have Google Plus or are thinking of getting it please find us on there and add/follow/circle us at anytime! The link to our profile is here!

Thanks for reading!

Google Plus With the Pole Company

Google Plus!

 

Star Wars Day at The Pole Company

4th May 2012

War is horrid, unless you mean a Battle Beyond the Stars!  Sorry wrong film.  Believe it or believe it not today is Star Wars day!  To celebrate we’re doing a special blog here so have a read!  May the Fourth be with you!

At The Pole Company we have hired some new staff to help out across the business on this special day.  As we have mentioned before, we offer a fitting service for our shop customers.  Today we’ve got a very familiar Mandalorian chap helping us out with fitting duties.  We asked him for a sound bite and his response was as follows…

I always get my man.

What Mr Fett meant to say was we offer a free expert measuring and onsite consultancy service to make sure that you are confident with what you’re buying and that every detail is correct particularly to avoid issues with some of our custom made products.  Unfortunately due to limitations we can only arrange measures and fittings via the shop but please contact us for more details.  We will also go further a field too; please see our bay window fitting in Cheyne walk London in both the Gallery and original blog item.

Our new shop assistant is an eccentric character to say the least.  He’s referred to himself as the Admiral more than once, although he seems more like a Goldfish to me.  He has also repeatedly answered the phone with ‘IT’S A TRAP!‘.  Despite his enthusiasm and unwavering allegiance to the rebels (which he seems to mention every 5 minutes or so), we would like to highlight our shop is manned 9-5 Monday to Saturday where you can find a selection of products on display or in our many catalogues including curtain poles, blinds, curtain accessories, awnings and shutters.  We have several expert interior designers with 20 years experience behind them and plenty of useful knowledge to help you with any queries or purchase you wish to make.

The website is our second shop if you like.  We have a dedicated IT department who are constantly updating our site and Facebook and Twitter groups.  Again in celebration of today we have hired a couple of familiar faces to help the IT team.   These guys refused to wear our purple shirt and instead showed up dressed in all black.  They also seem to have the same first name which was odd, ‘Darth‘, must be modern.  Here’s what they had to say.

We bring together the Dark side of the force to crush our enemies and reign supreme over the web!

Shut up Vader, everyone knows it is I who will drive this site to victory!

You?! You’re half the man you used to be Maul!

Unfortunately they aren’t getting along today at all.  The old hooded man who lent them to us warned they might be a little angsty at first.  The website however is fully operational.  We sell hundreds of products online at competitive prices. Deliveries of purchases £75 and over  are free!  We also offer sales on selected lines from time to time so stay tuned for news on the next Sales event soon! Please have a browse through our site we’ve made it even easier to do so with our new menu bar (see previous blog for details) or our gallery section which has many albums of jobs we’ve completed or products we are highlighting!

So That is Star wars Day at The Pole Company 2012.  We have experimented with our hiring today and our advice for other shops celebrating/acknowledging this special day say is never hire fictional characters to help run your business.  Bring on 5pm!

Thanks for reading!

ITS A TRAP!

Oh someone brought Sushi in so we had to move Ackbar upstairs to IT.

 

 

FACEBOOK & TWITTER

27th April 2012

Unless you’ve been trapped in ice for the last 50 years you will probably have heard of Facebook and Twitter.  Well we joined both a little while ago now but with the addition of our brand new Pole Company Facebook and Twitter icons to our sites sidebar we felt it necessary to promote our accounts!

In a modern market both of these social network tools are becoming increasingly important to the way businesses operate.  Its a cost effective way of marketing your business and products.  But why should you consider clicking on the link and joining our pages?

Our Facebook group is filled with lots of extras including exclusive photos, images and themes going beyond these blogs and The Pole Company website.  Now we don’t have a top secret super soldier serum to inject into our site but we do have an enthusiastic IT Team working to give you the best social network experience, for example did you catch our previous blog about the showroom collection?  Well you’ll never guess who appeared in the shop in conjunction with the blog’s theme, take a look here.  You can find more of these extras on the home page and links to the relevant blogs and subject material attached to each of them.  We’ve also included pictures of some of our products including curtain poles, finials and shutters with added commentary.  So please click here and like our page today!

For those with a Twitter account we have linked this to our Facebook account so you won’t miss out on any of updates or statuses!  We regularly add content to our profiles, so there is always new information to be found and if you leave a comment or question we will do our best to reply!

The Pole  Company's Facebook and Twitter Profiles

Facebook and Twitter Profiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don”t have a Twitter or Facebook account that’s no problem as we’ve made the pages public so you can look at some of the fun we’ve been up to!

Thanks for reading and join us today!

 

Showroom Collection Assemble!

25th April 2012

There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable curtain poles, so when we needed them, they could do the job other curtain poles never could.  And so we assembled the Showroom Collection!

Before we get into the new section cast your mind back to our previous blog about all the changes we’ve made recently to The Pole Company site.  Here we’re expanding on what is included in the showroom collection and unfortunately this blogger has been influenced by a certain film coming out this week so keep glued for the hidden references!

Here at The Pole Company we have assembled a crack team of our best shop curtain pole ranges for our new online selection and we’re bringing the party to you! These include…

Artisan- Iron curtain poles a contender to our other Wrought Iron Curtain pole selection Out of the Fire!  Mjolnir would be proud!

Byron and Byron- Moving to the slightly higher end of the  market, Byron and Byron have created some of the most luxurious wooden curtain poles we sell.  In particular we recommend the Barnwood Collection, a range of curtain poles based on the appeal of the natural wood look.  Mr Barton’s clear favourite.

The Bradley Collection- This is a big collection with ranges including Steel, Elysian, Edge, Decorative, Mio and Foundation.  The types of curtain pole include metal, wood and painted options, one for each type of SHIELD agent! The photography is particularly fantastic!  So be sure to check out the various catalogues we’ve attached to the range!

Cameron Fuller-Again this range focuses on wood curtain poles with a mix of gentle colours perfect for anyone thinking of fitting a bay window!  It’s a range definitely suited for the Banner inside you rather than the Hulk.

Finale- An extremely modern set of metal curtain poles that would not look out of place on Stark’s new suit-but he doesn’t tell me anything so who knows?  Very bright and colourful set of finials and poles, a fitting piece to any modern home.

Walcot House-Now you may recognise the name if you have been keeping up with the blogs, as we do sell Walcot House online already!  Due to the extent and compatibility off the range we aren’t able to display it all but now we’re offering the entire range through our new section!  A particular finial choice from Ms Romanoff to look out for is Moonstone!

So that is our collection of the The Pole Company’s Mightiest (in shop) curtain pole ranges!  Now available for you to look over and consider for your window!  To make things easier, as mentioned above, we’ve included a catalogue for each range which should detail sizes and material available.  If you are interested please enquire our friendly staff are more than happy to take your phone call or your email to make sure your purchase is the right one!

The Pole Company's Showroom Collection

The Pole Company's Showroom Collection in all its glory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and if you happen to go to the cinema this weekend there’s one film you should watch to make sense of any of the references made here, something like Whedon’s wanderers?  Anyway until next time Showroom Collection Assemble!  (What do you mean they don’t actually say it in the film….?)

 

GREAT SCOTT! CHANGES!

17th April 2012

Great Scott!  Look at these changes Marty!

That’s right we’ve been thinking fourth-dimensionally here at The Pole Company and as a result have made some modifications behind the scenes on our website recently.    Now before you start looking, the website hasn’t transformed dramatically but we have made some fundamental changes.  The changes slot in very nicely even if we do say so ourselves, almost as if we went back in time to the website’s conception and added it all in from the start…?  No, too crazy an idea even for these blogs but hop in The Pole Company’s Delorean and we’ll take you on a tour just as soon as the flux capcitator warms up.

That’s right where we’re going we don’t need roads, first stop the new menu bar! A welcome addition which will make manoeuvring the site even easier! The curtain poles are divided by Brand, Material and finish so once you know what you’re looking for you can head straight there by clicking the relevant search term on the menu.  It is great for those customers who are revisiting the site and even better for new visitors unsure about where to start. If you hover over the curtain pole section you will see all of our hard work for yourselves-it’s worth it!

Another slight change you may have noticed down our sidebar is the convenient addition of the Facebook and Twitter icons. This means we won’t be hassling our readers to join our various social network profiles anymore but instead we are handing you the freedom to search our groups at your own leisure.  They are both great if only to see our unique takes on some of the articles we post here and regular updates you will not see on our site.  Just a quick click and you can join today if you like the look of them!

Our final big update is an entirely new section.  A brand new group of curtain poles for you to feast your eyes on and we call it our ‘Showroom Collection’.  This unique section has been utilised to show some of the curtain pole ranges and brands that we aren’t able to sell online for one reason or another.  Curtain pole brands we have included here are Artisan, The Bradley Collection, Byron and ByronCameron Fuller, Finale and Walcot House which all come with a summary of the various collections and an additional brochure for each!   Please note this section will be expanding and we can guarantee each of these brands will be explored in greater detail in a future blog soon!

Right, now we are at the end of the tour and we know what you’re thinking about all these changes. ‘This is heavy’ well we assure you that weight has nothing to with it.  Please go and behold our site and experience the changes firsthand; they’ve all been created with our customer’s interests in mind.  Of course if you have any further suggestions we’d love to hear them!  Leave us some feedback here.

Uh, the tours finished Doc, how do we get back?  Don’t worry, as long as we hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88mph the instant the lightning strikes….and everything will be fine!  We’ll see you next time.

Hopefully.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

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