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No matter the size or scale of your window shutters project, we will help you get the right look with step-by-step guidance from our small, specialist team.
We are a local, independent shutters company focusing on providing a first class service at highly competitive prices in Surrey and Hampshire.
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by experienced and trained installers who are fully employed by The Wood Shutter Co
Top-rated window shutters and the best techniques.
We are delighted with our wood shutters – they are excellent quality and have totally transformed our house. Mike and his team provided a brilliant service
We are delighted with our window shutters – they are excellent quality and have totally transformed our house.
Provision of a written quote providing you with all the information you need to make a qualified decision
Our quoted prices include VAT and the supply and professional installation of your made to measure window shutters.
Every installation is quality checked and signed off by the customer to ensure your total satisfaction.You will receive, post installation, a manufacturer backed 5 Year Warranty.
Whether our clients want to enhance their interior, highlight their decor, control light or provide privacy, we are here to help every step of the way. Here are some of our favourite projects that look fabulous. Just click on the images below to see the project in some more detail.
Unlike a national or a franchise our images are our own work and not stock images copied from another site
As with anything it depends on the quality of the product you buy, who is selling the product and in many cases the brand that sits behind the shutter manufacture.
If you have done your research on-line you are probably a little confused by now. Should you buy vinyl shutters, MDF shutters, hybrid shutters or wooden shutters or any of the other offerings that are out there?
Once you have a company come out to you things will probably not become any clearer because in many cases the franchises and nationals can only promote the product from the factory they either own or partner with. Luckily, we are an independent and don’t have that issue. So now, they will probably try and promote their product and tell you how great/bad MDF is depending on which company has come to see you or tell you that their product has a 25 year warranty.
Many shutters come from the same factory and are just re-branded – so for example the product sold by the likes of Hillary’s and the franchises come from the same factory. Depending on the value they put on their own brand they will charge you as they consider fit. By the way, at The Great Wood Shutter Co. we also have access to the same product, so are always happy to price match should we need to (in general we are cheaper) and give you a truly local and independent service.
In general, you should be paying around £250 to £400 per square meter depending on the product. This should include VAT and fitting. We believe we offer a really great all wood product at amazing prices. Why not ask us for a quote.
This is probably not the place to go through all the different shutters styles because the options are so great but in general shutters for regular windows fall under three types:
Full height – a shutter that spans the full height of the window. Normally this would have a divider rail or split that allows the bottom and top louvers to be controlled independently to maximise control over privacy and light. Click here to link to a project that has full height shutters.
Tier on Tier – these again span the full height of the window but are split into 2 separate shutters sets top and bottom than can be individually opened. Best suited to tall windows – click here to see a project that show tier on tier shutters.
Café style – these shutters normally cover half or 2/3rds of the window leaving the top of the window totally exposed. Can be a good solution but can also look messy if dressed with a different window dressing above.
For bifold doors, French doors and special shapes there is a huge variety of ways they can be treated. The fact that wooden shutters can be carved and shaped means nearly every type of window can be covered. Want some inspiration ? click this link.
The simple answer is no. If you want blackout you need a specialist blind or shutter. This, though, is the same for most types of window coverings. Let’s say you choose a blackout roller you still have light leakage around the side of the roller.
With a shutter there is no leakage around the edges as the frames are fixed to sides of the window reveals. You get a glow between the slats rather than direct sunlight. We fit a lot of shutters in bedrooms and in 99.9% of cases they are sufficient.
However, we recognise that if you work during the night, are light sensitive or have a young child then a specialist solution may be needed. There is no need to worry as we have specialist shutters with an integrated blackout blind. These really are about as good as you can get! Click here to see more about blackout shutters.
Unlike other window coverings which are either up or down (think Romans and Rollers) or have to be drawn (think curtains and vertical blinds) or where all the slats have to be angled at the same degree (think venetians) shutters provide the greatest versatility of any window covering. The fact that each shutter panel has louvers which can be individually operated, and can also be split so that the top and bottom section of the louvers can be independently controlled, means that you can control privacy to a high degree.
2. Light Control
As we all know the sun does not sit still and as light moves around our home being able to control the amount of light we let in can really help set the ambience and also control heat levels. The ability to control louvers and panels as mentioned above is also fantastic in being able to shade parts of a room. So, if you have a wall mounted TV you may just want to shade that part of the room but still keep the view on to the garden and shutters allow you to do this.
3. Hypo-allergenic Properties
Curtains and romans and other fabric blinds can harbour dust, mites and other allergens and on top of that they are a real problem to clean. By the way – when did you last clean your curtains. Shutters are very simple to look after. Simply dust – and of course the slats don’t move like they do on venetians – or a simple wipe with a cloth with some warm soapy water.
4. Insulation and Soundproofing
A couple of studies in the market place have analysed the insulating properties of window coverings and shutters came out top. So, if you have leaky windows or maybe your property is on the main road then shutters are a great solution.
Our wooden window shutters really suit any type of home – why not have a look at the inspiration section of the website where you can see whole home projects we have carried out. Shutters are simply and timeless and also add value to the home.
We will of course suggest that you use us if you are looking to have the shutters installed by professionals. If you are looking to buy and install yourself we will be happy to quote supply only. Just note our prices will be higher than those you find online because the shutters you find on the online sites are not of great quality. We know because we have re-installed these for customers where they have come to us for a little help. Whatever you do don’t try bays, tracks and special shapes yourself.
So – if you are looking for a professional company to install shutters how do you know whom to use? If you look at a national then you really have no idea of who will install those shutters for you and what their portfolio of works is like. The same for franchises – just search different areas in the country and you will see the same images time and time again. Now they can’t all have installed those same shutters can they! All the images on our site are images of our installs and all the reviews are our reviews and not a franchisee or fitter in Glasgow.
Hey we aren’t perfect but we do really do our best to provide a first class service. We provide a free, no obligation home design consultation – what have you got to lose?
We are a local, independent company based in Southampton focusing on providing a first class shutters service at highly competitive prices in Surrey and Hampshire. We proudly serve Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Farnham, Romsey, Southampton, Portsmouth, Newbury and Winchester.