About Us

Drake Blinds is the new name for quality window coverings in Ramsgate and the surrounding areas. But there’s nothing new about our unrivalled reputation for customer service, window blinds expertise and the widest choice of blinds, shutters, awnings and canopies for miles around.

That’s because we’ve been your local blinds specialists for more than 25 years – trading as Apollo Blinds until 2011 when we reinvented ourselves as a fully independent window blinds company.

This now means we can source products from a wider range of suppliers, allowing us to offer you better value for money and even more choice than ever.

What’s more, we’ve evolved into a company that is far better placed to respond to your very individual needs.

So whether you’re looking for a window treatment with an emphasis on style and sophistication or on functionality and technical features, we’re able to source and fit exactly the right blinds solution to suit you.

And we’re still right here on your doorstep at our King Street store in Ramsgate, where our family business has been trading since 1984.

So call into our showroom, where you’ll find an exciting new range of products on display or arrange a FREE no-obligation visit by calling 01843 580860 today.

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“We have had blinds fitted in our bedroom, bathroom, dining room and lounge and are extremely pleased with them. The customer service we received was excellent; from the initial phone call, measuring, ordering and fitting. It was all done with professionalism to a very high standard while still maintaining a friendly customer service. We have and will continue to recommend you to anyone we know”

Mrs Moorman - Broadstairs, KENT

“The blinds look lovely ¬thank you so much and thanks to Nigel for your excellent service!”

Susan - Westgate, KENT

“Family business a pleasure to deal with, there friendly approach and efficiency. I was the first to choice from their new range of roller blind fabrics and chose a new style of finish available, which I am delighted with. I can highly recommend there workmanship and help in making the right choice.”

Mrs Jones - Ramsgate, KENT

“We’ve had a lot of work done on our house, but without doubt, the best decision that we’ve made is to get Drake Blinds to install wooden shutters in the lounge. The house looks great now from the front, and all of the neighbours are envious.”

Ms Stevens - Ramsgate, KENT

“I’d never had blinds before, but wanted to update the house. At first I was overwhelmed by the number of different choices, but Nigel helped me to narrow down the options. I eventually opted for black cotton Roman blinds with white wooden bands, and they look great! I can’t believe how much bigger they make the room look, and give it a really contemporary feel.”

Ben - Ramsgate, KENT

“I was recommended to Drake Blinds by customers who had used their services on several occasions, and always felt that they had done a good job at a reasonable price. I can now join the list of these who would recommend this efficient local firm to others! I am extremely satisfied with the help and advice I received in choosing my conservatory roof and matching vertical blinds for my conservatory and roller blinds for my hall and stairwell windows, and the subsequent supply and fitting which was completed with care and precision – a good job done!”
“I shall continue to mention your name as the blinds are admired! Thanks again”

Judith - Broadstairs, KENT

“Thank you so much for the blinds they look spectacular, I am extremely pleased and will continue to recommend you.”

Suzanne - Birchington, KENT

“I just wanted to say “A BIG THANK YOU” for everything you did to complete and get my order to me before we went on holiday.GREAT SERVICE

Gina - Margate, KENT

“Just a note to let you know how pleased we are with the venetian blinds that you fitted to our tilt and slide patio door this morning. They have certainly exceeded our expectations.
As usual you provide a polite, prompt and proffessional service which is second to non. Thank you very much.”

Mr & Mrs Parker - Broadstairs, KENT

“We are very pleased by the “Plantation Shutters” supplied and fitted by Drake blinds. Nigel’s advice on the options available was extremely helpful. His fitting workmanship, speed and cleanliness was very good. We have had many complements, from friends, and visitors, on the look and finish.
Most importantly the shutters greatly reduce the sunlight on our furniture. Thank you Nigel.”

Anne/John Lloyd - Ramsgate, KENT

“Nigel fitted vertical blinds on our conservatory four years ago. We were very pleased with his service and efficiency. Later we asked Nigel to fit pleated blinds to the roof of the conservatory in the same colour (pale turquoise) which gave a cool co-ordinated look. Nigels prices were very competitive and the products provided were excellent.”

Marian and James Nicholaides - Canterbury, KENT

“It is now several weeks since your representative fitted venetian blinds to an awkwardly positioned pair of corner windows in my home, the blinds were fitted very neatly and cleanly and have given us every possible satisfaction. We would like to thank you for a difficult job, carried out with great expertise.”

Tom Wooler - Cliffsend, KENT

“Just to say thanks for suppling and fitting our lovely new blinds in our conservatory they look really great.
These are the new type that clip into the window frames and have no dangling cords and when the windows or doors are open there is no clanging in the wind also with the easy way they retract up and down makes cleaning the windows easy.
We are very pleased with the blinds, price and the service you delivered. Thank you so much.”

Sue and Steve Greetham - Ramsgate, KENT

“Thank you for your prompt service in fitting our new blinds. We are very pleased with them, they have made our conservatory warm and cosy for the winter, and will provide much needed shade in the summer.
We are delighted with the results. Thank you.”

Satisfied customer - Broadstairs, KENT

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for doing such a good job at installing the blinds and shutters in my house. They are very good quality and have transformed the look of the house. If you wish to refer any other of your clients to me for a reference, I should be more than happy for you to do so.”

Elizabeth Arnold - Broadstairs, KENT

“Over the last year we have been renovating our 1930’s house. Drake Blinds have fitted roman blinds in our lounge and master bedroom, roller blinds in our bathroom and loos, and venetian blinds for the door and windows in the utility room.
They even made a roman blind from our own material to match the kitchen furnishings.
Nigel Drake has expert knowledge and so can advise on the best design for each window and always goes the extra mile to ensure the finish is perfect.
We recommend him unreservedly.”

Bill & Carolyn Dodkin - Westbrook, KENT

“Drake Blinds has installed Venetian and Roman blinds in 5 different rooms of our house. The blinds are perfect and the service excellent, from advice stage to installation and follow-up. I recommend them wholeheartedly!”

Stephanie - Ramsgate, KENT

“We would like to thank you for the expert measuring and fitting service we received from you. Drake Blinds are excellent quality and we would thoroughly recommend your company.”

Mr & Mrs Benton - Ramsgate, KENT

“Having been recommended to Drake Blinds by a very discerning friend. I am pleased to say that the products, fitting and final presentation of all the blinds I have chosen have been excellent. From the initial contact to the installation of various styles of blind I have never been disappointed. The advice given and workmanship have been of the highest quality and service is always with a smile which is a real blessing in today’s world. I would not hesitate to pass on the recommendation to anyone.”

Christine Daldorph - Whitstable, KENT

“We are delighted with our new shutters, which we had installed in our two bedrooms and bathroom. Many thanks Nigel, you did a fantastic job and we can’t recommend you highly enough to other clients.”

Dennis and Kay McKenna - St Peters, KENT

“We were recommended to Drake Blinds by our neighbours, who had been very satisfied with all aspects of the service. We engaged Drakes to do two different jobs for us simultaneously – one large, one smaller and less complex, but both important to us. From our first inquiry phone call, the service was friendly efficient and helpful. Nigel helped us patiently with advice, allowing us to make our decisions in our own time, and then the practical parts of the job – the construction were literally perfect. We’re really happy with a job well done and we recommend Drake Blinds enthusiastically.”

David - Deal, KENT

“We discovered Drake Blinds by chance and so glad that we did, as the service and workmanship we received was 100%. The finished result was better than we anticipated and Nigel went above and beyond, even working late in the evening to give us the perfect finish. We would high recommend Drake Blinds and have done so to many others”.

Mileham - Margate, KENT

“We decided to look for a local firm for our awnings and we were very pleased with Drake Blinds from the first contact with them. We had excellent advice on how best to achieve what we wanted. The installation was efficient and tidy. We are very pleased with the awnings and the overall finished effect is just what we needed. Thoroughly recommended.”

A very satisfied customer. Broadstairs, KENT

“Great advice and customer service from a local company. Drake have a really good choice of different types and colours of pleated blind that we were were not able to access elsewhere. So pleased with the finished result for our patio doors and kitchen window. We have had lots of great comments from friends and have no hesitation in recommending Drake!”

Jeannie and Terry Monaghan. KENT

“Drake Blinds have provided the perfect solutions to our various requirements when we moved into a renovated Victorian house which had no window coverings.
We are delighted with the plantation-style shutters for the four bay windows of our bedrooms and living rooms. We are equally pleased with the blinds Nigel and his wife helped us select for the kitchen, bathroom and shower room. Nigel also suggested an ingenious product for the tilt-and-turn windows in our attic rooms.
Drake Blinds could not have been more helpful in their customer service and attention to detail throughout the selection, ordering and installation processes.”

Peter, Ramsgate,KENT

I’m so sorry it’s taken so long to write this review! We got our Venetian blinds installed in the summer of 2021. We had spoken to a few people/companies but no one came as close as Nigel at Drakes Blinds. He was honest and professional, something that stood out from afar. We had originally a high street branded salesman come to the house and spun whatever he thought we wanted to hear then put a ridiculous price tag on it, then did that terrible sales trick of calling his boss to drop a few thousand £’s.

Nigel came in, sat with us for a good period of time, measured up, talked through our options and gave his recommendation for our window. I wanted the shutter blinds originally, but Nigel said our window was a square shape so the blinds wouldn’t sit well on the window, he instead recommended Venetian blinds instead. As it was during the summer of Covid, he followed the rules of social distancing, and told us honestly about the delay with materials. His wife Rachel was great to chat to on the phone and very helpful. I felt they were 100% every step of the way. We were recommended to them by a friend who had shutters done a few years prior and we’ve told plenty of people about them since. I think they’re great. They at first did our front downstairs window, and then came back a few months later to do the smaller window downstairs just by the kitchen. It’s so nice that the curtains have gone and the blinds open up the room. Excellent from start to finish.

Danielle Moon, Ramsgate, KENT

We are very happy with Drake Blinds. Located conveniently in Ramsgate, I found them online, booked an appointment to measure up for a no commitment quote, and 3 weeks later had 5 sets of blinds put up. They are a very friendly family run business. The lady who phones you to book appointments is particularly lovely! We would highly recommend and are very happy with the result.

Natalie, Ramsgate, KENT

Just had a roller blind fitted to our kitchen window by Drake Blinds, and we are really pleased with it. The service was excellent throughout, from the initial consultation to the fitting. Nigel is so knowledgeable about each type of blind, and fitted it perfectly. We went to Drakes after seeing several really good reviews, and so glad we did. First class!

Mandy, Ramsgate, KENT

Nigel and Rachel have provided an excellent service. Very professional handling of my enquiry, estimate and installation. Excellent information provided on how the process could be undertaken with Covid restrictions.

Thank you – can see why you have been in business for so many years. You are a credit to Ramsgate Traders!

Knight, Ramsgate, KENT

I had just moved to the area and was looking for shutters. I called a few shops but by far the best response was from Drake Blinds. The customer service from my initial call, to the fitting of my shutters was open, friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend Drake Blinds to all my friends and family, that’s how happy l was with the service.

Andrena, Ramsgate, KENT

OK used Nigel aka Drake Blinds from the Google feedback and now I shall be leaving mine. Three rooms fitted with new venetian white blinds which are perfect. I didn’t have to wait too long and the price was affordable to my budget needs. Service was top notch and would highly recommend Drake Blinds for a realiable and flawless service. Thank you Nigel and all the best.

David, Margate, KENT

Nigel and Rachel made the whole experience of buying shutters really smooth; from the advice given, selection of product, quick quote and professional fitting. Nigel takes great pride in ensuring everything is perfect. We love our new shutters and highly recommend using this local, family-run business. Thank you for doing such a great job!

Pip Lim, Ransgate, KENT

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