Frequently Asked Questions
Here are just a few questions about window shutters we have been asked over the years. If you have a question of your own please contact us and we will be happy to answer it.
It depends what you mean by expensive. If we compare our shutters, which are in effect bespoke window furniture expertly crafted to fit your windows, then yes, they cost more than blinds. But, bespoke window shutters will last for many years and are therefore a more cost-effective investment with many more benefits.
Yes, they will keep your home warmer than blinds because the louvres close up the way rather than down. So, if your radiator is below your window you will have the added benefit of rising heat being thrown back into the room.
Anyone with Venetian blinds will tell you how awkward they are to keep clean however, shutters are very easy to clean because they are not free-hanging. As they are hinged you can hold them still and dust them or clean any marks off with a damp cloth.
Yes, especially traffic noise if you live near a busy road. This is why shutters are especially suited to bedroom windows. They are also more effective at shutting out light than curtains or blinds so you will get a more restful sleep and wake refreshed and ready to start your day.
The lead time is 8 weeks after the date of your survey.
Shutters can fit most windows including modern ’tilt & turn’ and traditional sash & case. The best thing to do is contact us to let us know what kind of windows you have and we can give you the right advice on what is best for you.