Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Providing a bespoke service …

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

bespoke window treatments manchester, southportFor those clients who know exactly what they would like we can obviously provide their chosen window treatment however here at Dress my windows we are not tied to a single type of window dressing. This enables us to offer a bespoke service, providing multiple options so you can make an informed decision.

As part of our interior design service we take time to understand the type of look you are wishing to create. We take this together with any functional properties you require from you window dressing. These could include such properties as a black out function, privacy, making the most of the light etc. and any constraints there may be such as size shape and accessibility. We are then are able to make appropriate suggestions and show examples of suitable window treatments which tick all the right boxes!

Not all windows suit a certain type of treatment/installation – we will give you a free and honest appraisal of your window setting and advise you accordingly, even if this means losing a sale. Our philosophy is to imagine if it were our own home – we want you to be totally happy. This is why much of our work now comes from previous customers and recommendations.


Plantation shutters – a popular choice!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Plantation shutters southport. manchesterMore and more homes are benefitting from the installation of plantation shutters. Attractive from both the inside and out, plantation shutters are simple, stylish and a practical alternative to curtains or blinds.

Complimenting most interiors, the addition of plantation shutters are suitable for both commercial and domestic properties. The louvers can be adjusted allowing full light into the room or remain closed to creating complete privacy. They also provide enhanced security and can help to reduce external noise levels.

Plantation shutters are one of our most popular forms of window treatments, we have been supplying interior shutters in the UK for over 15 years and are proud to say the first shutters are still going strong!


Curtains v Shutters

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Whether it is plantation shutters, curtains or blinds, our range of products can create a solution from simple to luxurious, traditional to contemporary and always ensuring that there is an option just right for you and your window.

Unlike many companies who are tied to one specific product, we are able to provide any solution to your needs, you can be sure of impartial advice as we can discuss with you the best options, not restricted by a limited range which reduces your choice.

As you can see from the attached images, some windows are not ideally suited to curtains. So we will say so!! Even modern homes, with UPVc windows, can suffer from condensation.


Call this summer??!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Wall mounted canopies, Door canopies, Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, UKWith our unpredictable English weather I`m sure many people have been caught in the rain at some time standing at their front door struggling to find their door keys! With many properties built without porches or areas to shelter in immediately outside the entrance door our wall mounted canopies are have proved ideal as a retrospective add on for both commercial and domestic purposes.

Not only providing a practical means of shelter from the rain, our stylish wall mounted door canopies also provide protection from the sun`s harmful rays as well as acting as an elegant focal point.
Sturdy and long lasting our lightweight door canopies are manufactured from aluminium with the well-designed durable brackets securing them in place with rust proof stainless steel nuts and bolts.

Fast and straight forward to install with minimal load placed on the existing building our wall mounted canopies are suitable for many areas including entrances, walkways, doors, passageways and patios.


Leave it to the experts!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Curtain and blind installationAre you a DIY enthusiast? Have you ever completed redecorating a room, or having a room decorated thinking you can add the finishing touches such as the window treatment s yourself? Only to find they have resulted in disaster? Is your window a standard size? (few are!) Are you able to attach fixtures into a recess? Are your walls straight, new, old? Do they suffer from flaking, unstable plaster? Are you worried about pipes and cables? Getting the pole/track level? Does the hole for the fitting just get bigger and bigger as you drill? Have you chosen a blind/curtain/pelmet combination?

We appreciate each installation can come with hidden complications, even if you have tackled something similar before, there is no guarantee this installation will be the same. We can take away all the hassle and stress by not only helping you to choose the window treatment but providing it and then ensuring it is safely in situ leaving the area mess free and your privacy and home respected. More often than not, the consultant who you have got to know will be the person who comes back to install your chosen products. No need to worry about a stranger now coming into your home!

All of the Dress My Windows consultants are fully trained with an extensive knowledge and experience of installation which prepares them well with regard to advising clients which window treatment will work well and is most suited to each window.


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!


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.


Don’t be caught out!!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

superior plantation shutters, high quality plantation shutter, ManchesterWith the ever increasing popularity of plantation shutters, we are finding that our customers are being approached by companies offering inferior products at heavily discounted prices. As with many things, it can be a simple case of ‘you get what you pay for’.

At Dress My Windows, we only offer our customers the finest quality products, at an affordable price! We don’t believe in providing an inferior quality for a discounted cost.

We provide only the best shutters on the market at reasonable prices and ensure they are fitted by highly experienced technicians to ensure they are installed to the highest possible standard. The quality of both our products and installation is reflected in the amount of customer recommendations and repeat business we receive.


Plantation shutters are the perfect bathroom solution.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Plantation shutters, Manchester, Looking for the authentic look and feel of plantation shutters for your bathroom? There’s nowhere better than Dress My windows for providing a stunning window solution.

Our specially made Java shutters are manufactured from a high grade, hard, lightweight plastic (ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). This makes them 100% waterproof and therefore ideally suited to rooms that have condensation or humidity issues such as bathrooms, wet rooms and swimming pools.

ABS creates a superior and more robust shutter than the alternative vinyl. They are easily moulded which means that, unlike vinyl shutters, the profiles of the frames are far more refined which gives a higher quality look and finish to the shutter.