Time to cosy up for winter…

October 13th, 2015

iStock_000000183572XSmallThe evenings are definitely drawing in and there`s a undeniable chill in the air! The clocks go back on Sunday October 25th and the next thing we know it will be Christmas!

With the onset of the winter nights many people look forward to settling down during the evening to relax. We feel it is easier to unwind if your surroundings are conducive to relaxing! It certainly helps!

Window treatments play a major part in the ambience and feel of a room, they are relatively easy to address and you are not committed to major work/expense.

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Call this summer??!

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.

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Leave it to the experts!

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.

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Happy client in Hale benefits from internal plantation shutters

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!

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Repeat order for delighted client in Bramhall

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

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.

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Shutter quality v Fitting quality

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.

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Specially shaped shutters

June 30th, 2015

Arched plantation shutter, ManchesterIf you are lucky enough to have beautifully shaped windows in your home, why would you hide your features with a curtain or square blind? Maybe you have been living with a less than satisfying window covering for years and are looking for another solution… Well look no further!

At Dress My Windows, our made-to-measure plantation shutters can be manufactured to fit your feature window exactly, offering a functional solution rather than just a window dressing.

Our shutters can offer the perfect complement to a wide range of shaped windows and doors including arches, circles, half circles, triangles, octagons, ovals, ellipses and many more.

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Don’t be caught out!!

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.

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Plantation shutters are the perfect bathroom solution.

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.

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