We are not bound to any one shutter manufacturer and therefore you can rest assured that you are receiving impartial advice. Many shutter retailers are franchises and therefore must use the franchisor’s nominated supplier. Nationals are also bound to a single manufacturer – the great thing is that at The Great Shutter Co. we have access to all these manufacturers from S:CRAFT, Santa Fe, Hunter Douglas (Luxaflex and Thomas Sanderson) Tropical, TCCM to Hillarys. We can really let you know what the difference is between the products and what is just smoke and mirrors. Let us know which manufacturer’s product you are interested in, and we will provide a quote. We are never beaten on price – like for like.
Nien Made are the world’s largest shutter manufacturer and they distribute their shutters via 3 distributors. S:CRAFT, Arena and Custom West. This factory have been the dominant supplier over the last 20 years but have rested on their laurels and there are now better shutters from other manufacturers. Heavy promoters of MDF shutters – we prefer an all-wood shutter.
Part of Hunter Douglas, the world’s largest window coverings manufacturer. They have a number of different shutters ranges including vinyl shutters. We sell all their shutter ranges as well as their wide range of blinds. Lead times are shorter as they have some UK manufacture.
Only offer an all-wood shutter made from Paulownia – this product is excellent value for money. The wood is stable, knot free and lightweight making it ideal for shutter manufacture. One of our key suppliers over the last 5 years and our fitters love fitting it.
Sell their product via a multitude of channels including B&Q, The Shutter Store, DIY Shutters, John Lewis as well as selling to independent shutter retailers like ourselves. We are happy to supply and fit this product. We are also never knowingly undersold so why not support your local shutter specialist.
The biggest player in the market selling a massive range of shutters, blinds and carpets. Your first visit will be with a salesperson and then should you decide you want to go ahead a surveyor will visit. You may find that the surveyor may tell you the solution sold may not work. With 3,500 sales staff around the country the experience of the salesperson or fitter can vary massively.
Very similar model to Hillarys with a commission only based salesperson visiting you first and then a second visit from a surveyor. Promote their plastic shutter range very heavily.