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

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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 http://www.shutterplus.co.uk

Customers in Ireland visit http://www.shutterplus.ie and for EU customers, it’s http://www.shutterplus.eu

Posted by Hugo Clancy.

6 October 2017

Best Hardwood For DIY Shutters?

If you’re looking into buy some new shutters for your home, you’ll probably know by now, there a multitude of different materials available.

And while the Mdf and Pvc options are pretty straightforward choices, the Hardwood option can be a little vague.  Exactly which type of hardwood is on offer?

It’s an important question you need to ask before making your purchase.

The most common types of hardwood used to make shutters are teak, basswood, poplar and paulownia (aka phoenix wood).

So which one’s best?

Well that can depend on your particular circumstances, eg what width is your window? would you like a paint or stain finish? is durability an important factor?

Let’s take a look at each hardwood individually.

Teak

  • Premium quality material and probably the best
  • Strong and durable for everyday use
  • Suitable for both paint and stain finish
  • Available in shapes including arches, circles etc
  • Priced at the top end of the market

Basswood

  • Excellent durable material for constructing shutters
  • Lightweight and stable for bi-fold panels
  • Suitable for both paint and stain finish
  • Available in shapes including arches, circles etc
  • Moderately priced & widely used among US manufacturers

Poplar

  • Very similar qualities to basswood
  • Not suitable for staining due to unattractive grain
  • Generally only available in standard rectangle and triangle shapes
  • Ideal for everyday household use
  • Excellent value for money

Paulownia/Phoenix

  • Extremely lightweight and suitable for wider openings
  • Suitable for both paint and stain finish
  • Available in shapes including arches, circles etc
  • Very low durability and very susceptible to dents and scratches
  • Not suitable for busy households or frequent everyday use

So in summary, if it’s a good quality hardwood shutter you’re looking for at an affordable price, you won’t go too far wrong with either the Basswood or Poplar option.

If you want to push the boat out, go for the Teak.  You won’t be disappointed!

Steer clear of the Paulownia/Phoenix option unless none of the others will work for you.  At Shutterplus, we no longer offer it due to negative feedback received from customers.

Please contact me if you have any queries on the above or on diy shutters in general!

Posted by Hugo Clancy. 27 January 2017

Black Friday Countdown!

Black Friday has become know as a shopping day where incredible bargains can be found in the run up to the holiday season.

This year at Shutterplus, we’re delighted to announce we will also be offering incredible, one-off prices on our range of DIY Plantation Shutters.

So keep a look out for details in the next week or 10 days on your local web site!

Shutterplus UK

Shutterplus Ireland

Shutterplus Europe

Shutterplus USA

 

Posted by Hugo Clancy 4 November 2016

Easy-Install DIY Shutters

Here at Shutterplus, we’re all about getting you the very best quality diy shutters, delivered safely to you door, at the lowest possible price.

Whether you live in the US, UK or Europe!

And we don’t just focus on the standard rectangular shutters.

We have lots of experience of bay window shutters, tracked shutters, shaped shutters and shutters incorporating one or more T posts, as seen below.

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Visit your country website and Design & Buy your new shutters online today!

www.shutterplus.co.uk

www.shutterpl.us

www.shutterplus.ie

www.shutterplus.eu

Posted by Hugo Clancy. 22 September 2016