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Modernised Traditional Home Shutter Testimonial

“Having spent a huge amount of time restoring our home we wanted to finish the property off with high quality window coverings which left the period features exposed. We also wanted to have privacy from the roadside and be able to manage light levels. Delighted with the outcome and we look forward to our shutters standing the test of time.”

– Mr and Mrs West.

If you are looking for beautiful white wooden shutters for your home, then please get in touch. Read on for more information and inspiration on how we used tier on tier window shutters in two different types of box bays for this beautifully modernised Victorian home.

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This property has lovely large windows, so a key consideration was how to keep the desired look contemporary yet classic at the windows.  It feels sometimes as if there are infinite choices in window coverings, let alone all of the other décor decisions that had to be made by this client.  The client called us on a recommendation from another customer.

The Great Shutter Co. supply and installs high quality wooden window shutters, but we also supply a large range of other window coverings, and in particular, automated remote controlled blinds.

This beautiful and lovingly restored home in Twyford, is made up of two well – proportioned rooms to the double front of the property – one used as a dining room and the other a living room, with a further 5 bedrooms upstairs. Two of the bedrooms were also located on the top floor in the eaves of the attic space. The reception rooms had especially large windows and unusual construct in the number of window panes.

The dining room had a huge street facing box bay window, so as you would expect, our customer needed to have a window covering solution that allowed full light control (the property aspect is south facing, so gets lots of light), so for lunchtime, being able to mute the light levels on a sunny day to control both light and heat levels), as well as being able to benefit from privacy whilst dining.

Our owner Mike recommended a tier on tier shutter solution. These were anything but standard, as not only did they folding set of shutters need to fold back over a large expanse, but they also needed to clear an internal beam.

In this case, we crafted a bespoke frame which allowed the shutters panels to remain 5mm clear of the beam when opened out of the frame. The other complication was the client needed 5 panels.

In general shutters need to bi-fold as magnets at the back hold the shutters together, but when you have an odd number – e.g. 3 and 2 panels, this leaves a single panel without a magnet, so the challenge is to get that magnet free panel able to stay in place back out of the frame when the panels are opened out.

Careful work on the shutter’s hinges allowed us to achieve the desired solution.  This type of installation is a real challenge, and just demonstrates how important it is to use a shutter company who fully employ and train their own installers. Many shutter retailers sub-contract their fitting work, and this is often evident in the quality of the workmanship.

The lounge box bay window was a much easier process as it was configured with 4 panels rather than 5. We still think the choice of a larger 76mm louvre lent itself to the size of the windows and ensured that even without the top tier folded back the room benefited from large amounts of natural light which we think the pictures taken show very well. This louvre size also creates a nice contemporary and classic feel without starting to look industrial and modern. This suits our client’s taste and home perfectly.

In the bedrooms, the solution chosen for the wooden shutters configuration were generally straightforward left right opening shutter pairs with a mid-rail (a fixed solid horizontal rail) that allows for independent louvre operation top and bottom. We did though make some amends to the designs.

In the bedrooms simple shutters that mirrored the windows provided a great solution and being able to control the top louvers independently meant you could shade your laptop, while still having a lovely view to the outside.  Our beautiful hardwood shutters were fitted inside the framing around the windows and give a really pleasing visual effect.

Shutters are not the only solution for window coverings, and although we love shutters, we acknowledge they are not necessarily the right covering for every single window. So, for this client, sleep was a key consideration and a fully automated remote-controlled roller blind was chosen. This gives the client a lovely dark room for sleep, and no need to even get out of bed to control the level of light coming into the room.

The blind selected for the master bedroom was a high-end Q-Motion remote blind.  Noted for being amongst the very best automated blinds available in the market, these blinds are incredibly smart. They can be controlled via Alexa and the clients voice command, and they also benefit from a unique energy recovery system which utilises really clever spring based tech, which means hardly any energy is used to move the blind.

No hard wiring required (a huge bonus!), so no cost of further tradespeople to be involved (think electricians, plasterers, decorators). The battery life on a Q-Motion blind can last up to 18 months without replacement.

 

In the bathrooms, we also installed our 100% waterproof shutters which have A4 marine grade stainless steel hinges and don’t absorb moisture, swell or become mouldy (which happens with fabric blinds) and remain super easy to clean. Waterproof really is the ultimate window covering for the bathroom and also provide privacy without the need for nasty frosted glass.

Google Reviews

Malina Coops
Malina Coops
12:35 26 Feb 24
Great customer service and good quality products/shutters. Installation was easy and straightforward. The shutters look good.
Amanda Permain
Amanda Permain
17:51 23 Feb 24
Great service from start to finish and love the new shutters They look lovely in my bedroom Highly recommend
Philip Wright
Philip Wright
19:56 13 Feb 24
First time using the Great Shutter Company and they didn’t disappoint. Was a pleasure from start to finish. Had all the measurements done easily and design choices made without fuss. All these shutters take time to be made and supplied but delivered as per expected date window and fitted in a day. A great team of people that are genuinely available on the phone for people like me that have questions. Will be recommending Great Shutter Company.
Jim Tarzey
Jim Tarzey
11:33 13 Feb 24
Used the Great Shutter Co following a recommendation. They were efficient, professional and kept me fully updated on progress with the order. The standard of workmanship was excellent and they cleaned up after themselves and disposed of all the packaging . Thank you.
jon seabrook
jon seabrook
12:32 05 Feb 24
Gordon Stewart
Gordon Stewart
07:40 04 Feb 24
Good service, pleasant to deal with, kept me up date on progress and delivery. Adjusted install dates around my schedule. Very happy with results.
Jason Regan
Jason Regan
09:29 29 Jan 24
Great service from start to finish. quality products installed by a very knowledgeable & tidy installation team.
Kay Winter
Kay Winter
20:04 21 Jan 24
superb shutters
Lyn Maltus
Lyn Maltus
14:59 19 Jan 24
Great product and service. Our new shutters were expertly fitted and enhance the rooms beautifully.
laura quinn
laura quinn
19:46 03 Jan 24
Seamless installation from start to finish. Polite staff. Fitter was clean and quiet. Highly recommend. Love my new shutters
Francesca Bailey
Francesca Bailey
19:29 30 Dec 23
Great quality shutter. Fantastic fitting service and looks great. I would definately use again. Thank you.
Phil Clarke
Phil Clarke
12:43 23 Dec 23
Had shutters fitted to bedroom. Excellent quality and workmanship; very good fitters. Delighted with final result. This is third set of shutters we have had from The Great Shutter Co, which probably says it all!
Allen Smith
Allen Smith
17:26 22 Dec 23
Excellent Quality Product (Shutters)Delivered and fitted as arranged.Staff very polite, attention to detail and new there product range inside out.Won't hesitate to return for future shutters.Well done.Allen Smith
David
David
08:37 22 Dec 23
After having a quote from Hillary’s blinds, these guys offered more solutions, better quality materials and just what I wanted. Fitting was excellent, no mess, no fuss, thoroughly recommend.
rebecca gordon
rebecca gordon
15:28 20 Dec 23
Great service. Really polite and prompt all the way from initial measurement, to quote, to order processing, to being fitted. Lovely, responsive staff and the shutters look great!
Maurice Lawton
Maurice Lawton
05:18 19 Dec 23
My new shutters exceeded my expectations , perfect fit and look great. The fitter was very skilled at his job and left nothing to clean up.
Polly Brown
Polly Brown
17:37 14 Dec 23
We are really happy with the quality of our new shutters. The fitters were very professional and we are pleased with the end result. We would definitely use The Great Shutter Company again.
Clarissa Smith
Clarissa Smith
07:01 13 Dec 23
We are very happy with our new shutters. We chose The Great Shutter Company as we like to support local small businesses, their prices are extremely competitive and they had excellent reviews. The staff are exactly the right mix of professionalism and friendly, so we felt that we were in safe hands. The customer service was also friendly and informative. Thank you to all the team.
Christine Weise
Christine Weise
17:26 08 Dec 23
Have used The Great Shutter company twice. The first time was to install shutters at the back of my property and when it was time to do the front i did not consider going elsewhere. Their products are of excellent quality at very competitive prices. Communication from the company is excellent, Helen, Charlotte and Katie are so nice to talk to. Very helpful. 🙂 The guys carrying out the installation are professional, friendly and do a great job. They take all packaging away and leave your home looking like they've never been there. Apart from the stunning shutters expertly fitted of course! I would recommend The Great Shutter company to anyone looking to have shutters installed. 🙂
Teresa Chance
Teresa Chance
13:41 07 Dec 23
The shutters fit perfectly and look amazing
Jack Wraithmell
Jack Wraithmell
12:07 06 Dec 23
Good value, good quality, Friendly staff and most importantly all installed without any issues. Highly recommend.
katja osgood
katja osgood
11:36 01 Dec 23
Efficient, friendly, tidy. Looks great.
Kate Hitchcock
Kate Hitchcock
14:07 30 Nov 23
Lovely shutters. The Great Shutter Company had good communication throughout the process and delivered and fitted on time. This is the second time we are using them and we will use them again.
henry blackhurst
henry blackhurst
10:21 30 Nov 23
Used them twice. Good quality and best price I found. Had the first shutters for over 9 months now and happy with them. Would recommend.
Nick Alvis
Nick Alvis
13:22 29 Nov 23
Excellent service, have used Great Shutter Co multiple times
Celine Fowler
Celine Fowler
17:47 24 Nov 23
We are very pleased with the service, installation and quality of our new shutters. We would be more than happy to use The Great Shutter Co again. Thank you.
Maria H
Maria H
18:03 22 Nov 23
Lovely company to deal with. Everyone friendly and professional. The fitters were great. We have a lot of large windows. Can’t believe they got it all done in one long day. They stayed til job was done. Everywhere left clean and tidy. Punctual, polite kept us informed. Shutters look stunning. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Phoebe
Phoebe
10:40 07 Nov 23
Great customer service and the blinds are beautiful! We love them.
Muhammad Salman
Muhammad Salman
15:16 06 Nov 23
Sara Chalk
Sara Chalk
20:34 01 Nov 23
Cannot recommend enough, from the quotation stage to installation all the staff have been helpful and I am so pleased with the shutters. Chris who installed the shutters was so polite and did a great job!
Samantha Scott
Samantha Scott
12:14 27 Oct 23
Fantastic service from start to finish, I have been so impressed with the whole process and the quality of the shutters. I will definitely be recommending The Great Shutter Company to friends and family.
Julie James
Julie James
20:54 25 Oct 23
Slick from start to finish thanks to Helen and Charlotte. I had shutters and a roller blind fitted which look fab and very stylish A special mention to Ricardo who measured up and fitted my shutters. He went over and above to make sure everything was perfect. I highly recommend The Great Shutter Company
Dawn Ray
Dawn Ray
12:18 25 Oct 23
A super efficient and attentive service throughout the process from initial enquiry to product installation and courtesy follow up. I am very pleased with the quality of the product and finished look, that has received many compliments. I have since recommended this company to other friends and family who have also ordered and received a similar high quality experience.
Kerry Goss
Kerry Goss
14:52 13 Oct 23
I am over the moon with the shutters that have been installed and was really impressed with the service. I was kept informed throughout the order to fit process and will be using again if I need such a service.
Debbie Molloy
Debbie Molloy
19:36 12 Oct 23
Iain Wood
Iain Wood
14:47 09 Oct 23
Have had The Great Shutter Company fit louvered shutters to the windows to the front of our home. From start to finish: Scott coming out to measure up, dealing with Charlotte for submitting our order, Scott and Alan comning out to fit the shutters, and finally Helen for our final payment, the process has been smooth and simple. We are really pleased with the time it has taken from ordering the shutters, to them being installed. They look great, feel great and make our home look great.
Linda Smart
Linda Smart
15:12 08 Sep 23
The Great Shutter Company has been a pleasure to deal with throughout, from the measuring up process, discussion on preferred type of shutters to the actual fitting. Communications are excellent as was the follow up. I would not hesitate to recommend this company.
k c
k c
07:59 07 Sep 23
Yvonne Remnant
Yvonne Remnant
12:41 01 Sep 23
Excellent service from initial quote to fitting, highly recommend The Great Shutter Company. Really pleased with the quality of my shutters, we were lucky as at the time of purchasing, they had a 20% off promotional offer
Christopher Larner
Christopher Larner
17:23 31 Aug 23
Quick, professional and efficient service, the whole process was a pleasure from beginning to the end. quoting for shutters was easy and simple process the shutters were produced and fitting was arranged. We were kept informed and organising a fitting date was hassle free. On the day of installation the workmanship was brilliant and the installer was a breath of fresh air! Couldn’t be any happier with the service we received from the great shutter company! I would highly recommend to anyone who wants shutters go with the great shutter company!
Lizzie Eyres
Lizzie Eyres
19:52 11 Aug 23
Beautiful shutters and a friendly company to deal with.
Rowena Boyes
Rowena Boyes
19:19 09 Aug 23
Beautiful shutters. Fit perfectly. The man who fitted them left absolutely no evidence of him being there, all super clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend!
zena penny
zena penny
16:35 09 Aug 23
Fantastic service from start to finish - the whole process of having my wooden shutters fitted was seamless. Scott who fitted them was very professional, friendly, clean and tidy. I am thrilled with them!
John Baker
John Baker
09:07 29 Jul 23
We received excellent service through out the whole process,the young man who came to measure and show us the range of shutters and gave his recommendations without any pressure and how long the process would take from start to finish was very helpful,when it came to the fitting the two men worked well together and had our shutters up in no time and the workmanship was second to none they were very tidy and left it spotless were they had been working,we are very glad we chose The Great shutter company not only were they the only company that didn’t try to pressure us they also gave the lowest quote for the best quality hard wood, I would highly recommend them.
Paula Lang
Paula Lang
19:33 27 Jul 23
Fantastic service and very professional
Danielle Garber
Danielle Garber
10:44 11 Jul 23
We're delighted with our new shutters. The quality is fabulous and the service was great. The fitting team were friendly and courteous and cracked on with no fuss. Their work was of a very high standard and they took real pride in the finish. We did have a couple of hiccups (as can happen when you've got multiple trades working on a project) but everything was dealt with professionally and swiftly. We're very happy with the finished project. I just wish we'd had them fitted years ago.
Emma Huckle
Emma Huckle
12:32 30 Jun 23
We are really happy with the quality and fit of the shutters we chose. They were very helpful when getting a quote measuring and using their advise in what shutter we would have.Communication via email has been great with the team and they are very quick at responding.Overall happy with the service and would recommend.
rachel Reeve
rachel Reeve
14:36 04 Jun 23
I chose this company because they are local, and had great reviews. Having got our shutters fitted now, I can see why the rave reviews.Measuring up was done spot on time, very efficient and no heavy sales pitch!We ordered, the blinds arrived after an expected wait as they had to come from China.The fitter arrived on time, did a fantastic job, and cleared up after himself.Great job all round.I’m definitely happy to recommend them.
Lotty Dickenson
Lotty Dickenson
17:00 26 May 23
Dealing with The Great Shutter Company has been really easy from start to finish.From the initial consultation the communication was easy , especially after we had decided to change the design after the first consultation, everything was changed to our satisfaction before any ordering was done.There was roughly a Three month wait as the shutters were coming from China, but this is not the Companies fault and we were in no hurry.We were kept up to date once they knew they would be arriving into the UK.A mutual date was then set for fitting.On the arranged date the fitters arrived and it was amazing just how quick everything went together, and just one minor adjustment needed, which they resolved easily, all fitted in a morning.We had gone for split level shutters in the bay window, so we can either open the top or the bottom blinds independently of each other, so we can still open our top or bottom windows.They can also be fully opened so your windows are visible, which makes it easier for cleaning the windows on the inside.The back window design were for just straight down opening the full length in the middle like cupboard doors, making it easy again to reach to open or clean the window.Most of the rubbish was taken back with the fitters, with just a small amount for us to discard.What was a dim bay window and rear window with vertical blinds, it is now bright and light with the white shutters, plus the privacy aspect is a great improvement to our property.The communication carried on after having them fitted with a courtesy call around a month later to check everything was to our satisfaction.We really wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending The Great Shutter Company to anyone thinking of making a change.Great quality at very competitive prices.
Kara B
Kara B
17:25 23 Feb 23
We had our shutters fitted just in time for Christmas and we are so pleased with them. We chose this company because they were local and didn’t use pushy sales techniques. They were easy to speak to over the phone and arrange the initial appointment. Measuring up and quoting was simple, included some really helpful advice to help us decide what we wanted. There was a bit of a wait for shutters due to the time of year but it was well worth it! Fitting was done on time, fitter was polite, talked through what he’d done and gave some advice too. The shutters have transformed the look of our victorian terrace and everyone who visits comments how smart they look. We feel we got great value and would recommend The Great Shutter Co wholeheartedly.
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
11:50 17 Feb 23
I love my shutters!! Super high quality service from the original measure and quotation process, right through to Scott installing them! First class 😊
James Galloway
James Galloway
13:36 26 Jan 23
Alan and Scott were great - very quick and efficient - fully fitted a wide living room window set in around 4 hours. They explained everything afterwards, we’re very polite and even took their shoes off while coming in and out the house - a polite attention to detail.
Mark Janes
Mark Janes
11:53 19 Dec 22
We chose these guys because they were local and didn’t use pushy sales techniques.Measuring up and quoting was simple, included some really helpful advice to help us chose. Bit of a wait for shutters to be manufactured, but worth it!Fitting was done on time, fitter was polite, talked through what he’d done and gave some advice too.Have to say, we are so pleased with the whole service and how smart they look. We feel we got great value and would recommend The Great Shutter Co wholeheartedly.
Sarah
Sarah
18:22 25 Aug 22
Excellent service, very friendly customer support team and quality products. The installation was very good and they could come a few weeks earlier than the scheduled date (as we were expecting to wait three months this was welcome!). All shutters are expensive but we felt these were better value than larger companies. Would recommend.
Jamie Fletcher
Jamie Fletcher
06:46 06 Aug 22
We purchased shutters with electronic black out blinds for a numbers of windows at our home. The shutters fit perfectly to our windows and are exactly as we hoped for. The installation was very efficient, with all rubbish taken away at the end of the day. I particularly appreciated the effort made to ensure that our blinds functioned correctly before finishing the installation: we had support in setting up all the controls, app and voice control to our liking.
The Halls
The Halls
13:09 04 Aug 22
The shutters by The Great Shutter company are absolutely gorgeous. Really high quality feeling and we had a great experience with the salesman Mike who was really helpful when he came to measure up and quote us. Then again with Jordan when he fit them for us. There was a really long wait and the delivery date was delayed by a couple of weeks but it seems everyone I knew ordering shutters had a long wait! Even still they were apologetic and helpful with tracking my order when it was late so I didn’t downgrade the stars.
Karen Humphrey
Karen Humphrey
15:11 21 Jul 22
Had shutters fitted throughout the house, cannot fault the service of The Great Shutter Co from my initial first telephone call to request a quote to the after sales care they provide a 1st class service. The shutters look stunning and have kept the house lovely and cool during the current heatwave. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking to have shutters installed.
sorrell blackwell
sorrell blackwell
14:58 15 Jun 22
Salesman came to my home with shutter sample, he was very knowledgeable and took the time to go through everything with me. The purchase was very straightforward and everyone I dealt with was very helpful. Our install was smooth and the installers hoovered and tidied up when they were finished. We love our shutters and have had no issues at all since install, however, we also have the peace of mind that if we do have any problem we can contact The Great Shutter Company and they will be happy to assist us.
Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson
19:20 13 May 22
Fantastic service all throughout the process. Mike came out to discuss our needs & measure up, very knowledgeable and helpful; suggesting some interesting and useful ways in which we could customise the shutters.Great communication from the team as a whole keeping us informed about our order as it progressed.On the day the shutters were fitted by Cris & Rob, and what a fantastic duo they are. Very polite and clean, they worked non stop to get the shutters fitted to an extremely high standard. Thoroughly pleased with the shutters. Would highly recommend.
william cronin
william cronin
20:13 10 May 22
We recently had plantation shutters fitted in our lounge and I must say the finish is far beyond our expectations. From the time we made contact with The Great Shutter Company right through to theinstallation we found them extremely helpful and informative. On the initial measuring visit they were first class and the samples that were shown to us allowed us to see the quality of the product we would receive. It was explained that a wait of sixteen weeks may be needed for the shutters to arrive, but in the end they came in twelve weeks. The two guys who came to fit them were so polite, knowledgeable and extremely clean with their work. We have been so impressed from start to finish that we are now thinking of having more installed. A great company to deal with
Barry Jones Steggall
Barry Jones Steggall
09:24 05 May 22
From the initial telephone request to The Consultant coming to measure and give advice and to the great fitting expertise resulting in such wonderful looking Plantation Shutters it has given us so much peace of mind in coping with the Southern Aspect, the effect is incredible. Yes we are up for Sale but its increased our likelihood of reaching an earlier sale and price advantage over much competition. its such a shame to leave these beautiful Shutters, but we will be contacting The Great Shutter Co again very soon when we move in to our new Apartment as their overall expertise we have never encountered before. Great using you team.
Cara Deacon
Cara Deacon
12:19 03 May 22
I could not recommend The Great Shutter Co enough. Their office team were always friendly, helpful and understanding. The fitters were extremely polite and tidy.A great experience and I love my shutters! Wonderful quality and I've had a lot of compliments from neighbours. So glad I chose this company.
Lydia
Lydia
09:17 02 Apr 22
My experience of The Great Shutter Co., from start to finish, has been excellent. All staff members have been extremely helpful and professional throughout. The installation team have done a fantastic job and gave an overview of how best to care for my new shutters. I had a minor problem with one of the magnets on one of the shutters post installation that the team were incredibly quick to come and rectify. Extremely happy with price, quality and service provided and would really recommend.
Christopher Payne
Christopher Payne
05:44 29 Oct 21
Upstairs and downstairs shutters fitted at the front of the house, they were a fantastic company to deal with from start to finish, everything went very smoothly and apart from a slight delay due unfortunately to a combination of brexit and covid (which obviously was completely out of their control ) we are extremely pleased with the results. The whole process was well managed from initial design visit to the final fit , this is a great example of how this work should be done! It’s really nice to work with a company who do exactly what they say they will do when they say they will do it and at the agreed price. I have absolutely no qualms about recommending them and have already done so to my friends, thanks for a great job well done.
Jacob Polden
Jacob Polden
07:04 16 Sep 21
The Great Shutter Co., from start to finish, has been excellent. Getting an appointment was easy, with clear explanations of the different types of shutters and bringing samples to our home. The Great Shutter Co. quickly measured our windows for a custom fit.Once the shutters were ready, the fitters came at a convenient time. The gentlemen were very polite and respectful, leaving no mess and took the time to show me their work and how to use the shutters correctly.The final product looks fantastic and has surpassed our expectations in terms of quality and finish. I would highly recommend The Great Shutter Co. to anyone else.
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