Archive for July, 2015

Happy client in Hale benefits from internal plantation shutters

Monday, July 20th, 2015

White plantation shutters Hale

Today we have installed a set of plantation shutters in a house in Hale near Altrincham.

The customer loved the shutters and interestingly, thought they made the room look bigger!


Repeat order for delighted client in Bramhall

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Plantation shutters, Bramhall, Cheadle, CheshireToday`s returning customer lives in Bramhall. Having previously fitted plantation shutters in her bathroom and study, we have returned today to fit a second bathroom and two bedrooms.

The customer is delighted! Her decision to choose Silk White for her previous order proved to be the right one and having seen the end result she wanted all subsequent orders to be the same colour. They will always match the decor and she will have a timeless look.

It`s great to have the opportunity to get to know people over a period of time and see how their houses change over the years as we return to fit more blinds and shutters.
There is such a sense of satisfaction in helping people with their home improvements

Plantation shutters – an adaptable solution

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

plantation shuttersSome window openings present a unique problem in terms of window dressing. They may have inwards opening windows, no obvious place to fit rails for a curtain, or, in the case of the window here, present a challenge because of the shape.

The window here presents an awkward challenge. The window is quite obviously shaped but also has opening doors which open outwards onto a terrace. In addition, there are the two side lights with differing drops to the central section.

Windows like this are where shutters come in to their own. A major benefit of installing shutters on a window such as this, is that they enable the client to retain the character and shape of the window. A feature window such as this deserves a special finish. Any other dressing is a compromise. Shutters can be made to the same shape as the window, retaining the feature of the shape.


Shutter quality v Fitting quality

Monday, July 6th, 2015

high quality plantation shutters, ManchesterOk, so which is more important when choosing a shutter? The quality of the product or the quality of the fitting?

With the increase in demand for shutters, there is an increase in suppliers and fitters. Over the last 6 months we have, unfortunately, seen a dreadful array of poorly fitted shutters. Today I had the pleasure of removing a customer’s poorly designed and even more poorly fitted shutters and replacing them with a shiny new and perfectly fitted replacement set of shutters.

Unfortunately, the previous shutters had driven her to despair. They had been poorly designed with different sized doors across the bay, but more importantly, the doors did not open and close correctly, screw heads were showing, one of the frames had been split with a screw and there were gaps around the edges.