Whether your neighbourhood is prone to break-ins, you live in a remote location or you’re concerned about leaving valuables on display, additional security measures may be required to give you the peace of mind you need. However, unsightly steel grilles, Beware of the Dog signs and CCTV cameras can make a building feel more Alcatraz than Happy Families. Plantation shutters may offer a more attractive solution, but do they actually make any difference in terms of security? Continue reading Plantation Shutter Security→
With summer finally here and the mercury expected to hit 34 degrees in some parts of the UK this week, many of us are looking forward to shedding the winter woollies and spending more time outdoors. An altogether less appealing prospect is the sweltering nights spent tossing and turning in bed, topped off with a rude awakening at 4.30am when we come to our senses drenched in sweat. Continue reading How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC→
The construction of louvre shutters is intricate work requiring a keen eye for detail and a range of complex woodworking skills. If you would like to know how these elaborate window coverings are made, this five-minute guide will give you an idea of processes that are involved in louvered shutter construction. Continue reading Louvered Shutter Construction→
Everyone wants to create a home that is beautiful to look at and comfortable to live in. This is one of the main reasons why over recent years traditional louvre shutters have become a popular design feature in modern homes by lending an historical luxuriousness to any room design.
Their functionality and flair also make them the ideal choice for renovation projects and can even help add to the resale value of a house. However, although there’s no doubt that louvered shutters are elegant to look at, what many people don’t know is that they also offer a variety of other benefits to homes around the world, both inside and out.
Here are some of the other unique advantages of opting for internal louvre shutters in your home;
They can help with insulation by keeping the heat in when it’s cold outside.
The exceptional design of louvre shutters give home owners control of how much light they let into their homes.
These types of shutters can also lend a hand when it comes to keeping outside noise to a minimum inside the house.
Wooden louvre shutters are more environmentally friendly than their synthetic material counterparts as they are made from natural products.
Because louvre shutters are available in so many various colours they can easily be used to enhance the appearance of any room design.
Like the internal version, external louvre shutters are the smarter option when it comes to the exterior of a house. Besides just adding a vintage feel, outdoor wooden louvre shutters have a reliable reputation for being long lasting and naturally durable against elements such as sun, wind and rain. Western red Cedar and Siberian Larch are two of the most popular choices of wood to be used for external shutters as they are extremely resistant to decay and require very little maintenance. Shutter Design is a family owned business with a combined 20 years experience in the design, cabinet making and window covering industry. The company is well-known throughout Yorkshire for their high quality range of louvre shutters which they can make to fit and professionally install. For all your internal and external shutter solutions, visit their website today to view their selection of UK louvre shutters.