New studies from Edinburgh World Heritage and Glasgow Caledonian University have found that closing shutters in the evening could be as effective as fitting double glazing for period buildings. Suited to the traditional design of these structures, this game-changing research suggests that shutters could be used instead of fitting costly new windows. Plantation shutters would provide a cost effective alternative to double glazing, without damaging the existing appearance and charm of a period home.
Plantation Shutters are commonly associated with older, more traditional-style homes, offering an elegance unrivalled by other types of window covering. However, with the increasing popularity of conservatories, glass extensions and sun rooms, they are fast-becoming a staple in modern homes due to the benefits they provide.
Shutters are a fantastic investment for your home. Whether your taste is trendy or traditional, the timeless elegance of shutters adds to any room décor or house design.
Now that you’re convinced that investing in shutters is a much better choice than their blind and curtain counterparts (one that we would wholeheartedly agree with!) you need to decide what type of material is best suited to your requirements and home. To make this easier, we have come up with a list of the main factors which you should consider when choosing your design.
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.
Plantation shutters are becoming more and more popular for both interior and exterior windows. Plantation Shutters are known widely for the benefits they bring to a home. Here are a few of the most frequently asked question we receive from our customers.
Many people wonder whether plantation shutters offer a complete blackout, The simple answer is nothing can create true ‘blackout’ except a room without windows or doors. The issue is that light will always find its way in, around or through your window treatments or between door and door frames.
Your house and your family will experience a variety of benefits with the installation external window shutters. Exterior shutters not only offer aesthetic benefits they offer practical ones too. External window shutters usually come in two styles the protective and the decorative.
Choosing to take an eco-friendly approach to your home not only benefits the environment, but can also save you money in the long term. Window shutters are well known for being environmentally friendly as they offer a range of eco-friendly benefits that will help you improve your carbon foot print. By choosing the most effective window coverings for your home, you can help keep your energy and maintenance costs down, and contribute to making your home greener.
Thanks to modern technology and a bespoke design process, there are numerous benefits of window shutters that customers can expect to enjoy. Window shutters, also known as louvered shutters or colonial shutters, represent a stylish, affordable, secure, low maintenance and flexible alternative to curtains, blinds and other window coverings. To view a brief guide on the different types of window shutters click here.
Tis the season to be jolly and frozen, for what seems like an eternity. Winter is a fantastic time of year, it brings the family together and you can eat until your hearts content. But there is always that one thing that makes us grouchy, the weather. Unfortunately we cannot change the weather for you (but if we could, we definitely would) instead we have created 10 sure fire ways to keep you nice and toasty when it starts to get frosty.