It’s a perfect storm for sure!

And it’s making things extremely unpredictable when it comes to doing business, either online or on the ground.

Firstly Covid-19 which is wreaking the most havoc, mainly in the area container shipping.

There’s a global imbalance in the number of containers in circulation globally, and this is causing a severe shortage for factories waiting to get their products dispatched to customers around the world.

A shortage of any input invariably leads to price increases, and so the cost of shipping for example a 20′ container from Asia to northern Europe, in the last quarter of 2020 was on average $900, and this has risen, in the first quarter of 2021 to over $5000! And as much as $9000 for the larger 40′ container.

Brexit is less of a problem for us and is really only a concern when shipping to customers abroad; lots of extra paperwork but we were well warned in advance and we are well prepared.

The final part of the storm is CNY (Chinese New Year), when every year at this time, factories close for approximately one month to celebrate their annual holiday.

This unfortunately adds 4-5 weeks to the normal production time, but thankfully, towards the end of March, timescales begin to return to normal.

Despite all of the above, we here at Shutterplus have decided to hold off on any prices increases until at least the end of February, when we will look again at the situation.

Look out for our 3 For 2 DIY Shutter events which we will have on offer between now and then.

$9000 to ship a 40′ container is bad enough, but at least if it’s pack to the doors with premium quality diy shutters, it makes it a little more bearable!

Hugo Clancy | 19 January 2012

Owner | Shutterplus


In light of the current situation with coronavirus, we wanted to reassure you that at Shutterplus, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our customers and team members.

We are open for orders – online and by telephone.
We’ve put new measures in place to keep our warehouse staff safe, including heightened hygiene processes and social distancing.

All of our teams who are able to work from home are now doing so, including Customer Services. You can continue to contact them via email or telephone. Please know we’re doing everything we can to help with your orders as quickly as possible, and we’ll keep this page updated with the latest information.

Our website is there for you 24/7 at and our online sales team is available on 028 9099 5904.

Most of them are currently working from home, so please feel free to give them a call if you need to place or inquire about an order – or to have a chat.

Take care and stay safe.

Hugo Clancy



Due to the volume of inquiries we are receiving, we have decided to extend our 3 for 2 offer until Friday, October 4th.

This is also the cut-off date for orders to be placed with installation guaranteed before Christmas.

So if you’re dreaming of white shutters for Christmas, make sure to request your free, no-obligation home visit before then.

For those who have already requested a home visit, thank you for your patience while we schedule a day and time that suits you.

Posted by Hugo Clancy. 24 September 2019

T-Post Design

Horizontal T posts that is!

If you’re window is quite wide, say over 2 metres, and you’d really like tier-on-tier shutters, we recommend incorporating a horizontal T post into the design.

It adds strength to the overall frame structure while adding support for the top tier of shutters.

Here’s a job we fitted in Malahide recently!


Price your new plantation shutters and arrange a Free home visit here

Posted by Hugo Clancy

23 May 2019



Incredible 3 For 2 Promotion

Our fantastic 3 For 2 Shutter Sale is now on.

Simply buy two custom-made plantation shutters for your home, and we’ll give you the third, smallest shutter, absolutely FREE.

Choose from our Polywood range combining Fauxwood MDF panels with ABS louvres, or save even more by selecting our Premium Hardwood range – solid hardwood throughout.

This offer is available to customers in the Dublin and surrounding areas, and will end at midnight May 31st, 2019.

Don’t miss out. Book your free, no-obligation home consultation now.

If you have your window measurements to hand, get a price for your new shutters here, and don’t forget, your smallest shutter is FREE!

Prices include vat, measuring and installation.

By Hugo Clancy

Published 17/05/2019


At Shutterplus, we believe in putting the customer experience above all else. With that in mind, we’ve made some updates to our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how we use it.

We’re making these updates in response to new a data protection regulation that will come into effect in the European Union on May 25th.

Shutterplus UK Privacy Policy

Shutterplus IE Privacy Policy

Shutterplus EU Privacy Policy


Shutters in Spring

It’s the Easter weekend as I write but you wouldn’t think it to look outside or watch the weather forecast.

Snowfalls in some parts of the UK!!

But don’t despair. Spring is surely just around the corner!  The sense of renewal and regrowth is fantastic.  The grass gets greener, flowers start blooming and your whole home is seen in a new light.

Part of that renewal process is that people almost automatically think about redecorating in the spring.  Out with the old and in with the new!  Sometimes a simple change is all you need to dress up a room. And what easier way than with window shutters!

Shutters can give you a dramatic change without much effort or cost.

And our fantastic range of diy shutters won’t break the bank. They’re super-easy to install and will cost you a lot less than professionally-installed shutters.

If possible, use one of our Z frames and you won’t believe how easy these things are to install. No trade installation secrets, trust us!

This is the perfect time to redecorate.  So connect with your “inner designer.”  Whether you’re totally renovating your home, or just updating a few rooms, enjoy the experience and let us know if we can help. We’re here to help you with your spring shutter project.

Buy your DIY shutters online right here

Happy spring everyone!

Posted by Hugo Clancy

Easter Monday, 2 April 2018

Thermalite Insulating Shutters

Well the snow has finally cleared and winter finally seems to be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your home can’t be warm now.  With our Thermalite Shutter System, you can block out more cold air flow than with ordinary window treatments.

Our Thermalite shutter components are made using a resin-type foam which offers superb insulating properties.

The only drawback they may have is the material is quite heavy, so we recommend single panel hinging only, rather than bi-folding.

On wider windows, the use of T posts allows single-hinged panels to be utilised.

Design & Buy yours online now.

Click here for DIY Shutters in the UK and here for DIY Shutters in the Republic of Ireland.

Posted by Hugo Clancy. 7 March 2018

Shutters For Christmas

It’s that time of year again folks!

So if your’re thinking of getting diy shutters for your home in time for Christmas, it’s time to get your skates on!

Order online before Saturday, October 14th 2017 and confirm your drawings before close of business on Monday, October 16th.

And we’ll guarantee delivery of your order before the big day!

UK customers visit

Customers in Ireland visit and for EU customers, it’s

Posted by Hugo Clancy.

6 October 2017