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Child Safety: Why Interior Window Shutters Are Safer Than Blinds

Accidents are the Biggest Killer of Small Children

According to the National Centre for Health Statistics, accidents are the biggest killer of small children. In 2014 there were 1,216 recorded deaths from unintentional injuries for children between the ages of 1 and 4, and 730 deaths for children aged between 5 and 9. It is estimated that one infant is strangled to death every month in the United States from window blinds, and it has become such a grave issue that stores such as Ikea and Target have already removed corded blinds from their shelves, with other big stores such as Walmart to follow in 2018.

Unfortunately, accidents caused by window blinds are also a big issue in the UK. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has found that at least 18 child deaths have been caused by looped blinds since 2010, and a report from Chief Medical Offers suggests that there are still millions of potentially unsafe blinds in homes across the UK which could cause future tragedies.

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The Benefits of Shutters over Blinds

If you are looking to invest in a new window treatment, but find yourself bewildered by all of the choices available, then look no further. This short buyer’s guide highlights the functional differences between shutters and blinds, helping you on your way to making that all important decision.

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Top Tips and Ideas for Conservatory Window Coverings

So you’ve finally got the conservatory that you’ve been dreaming about! Now you can enjoy the great outdoors without leaving your home comforts behind. But first, there are some practicalities to address. Which window coverings will look the part whilst keeping the space cool and comfortable all year round? These ideas for conservatory window coverings will take you a step in the right direction. Continue reading Top Tips and Ideas for Conservatory Window Coverings

How to Insulate Drafty Windows

5 Cost Effective Ways to Insulate Drafty Windows

After a glorious summer, the frosts are finally setting in. And rather than turning up the thermostat, many homeowners are looking for ways to save money on their heating bills at this expensive time of year. Poorly insulated windows are one of the worst culprits for heat loss, but they’re also one of the easiest problems to fix. If you want to know how to insulate drafty windows without actually replacing them, this post offers five easy and cost effective solutions.

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