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DIY Wooden Plantation Shutters
We do not have an online order form - if you tick the wrong box - something unexpected could arrive.
When you buy DIY plantation shutters from us - we want you to succeed - we discuss all DIY shutter orders with clients on an individual basis.
The most critical part of shutter installation is - measuring - I cannot over emphasize that enough
- measure - measure - measure -
- top - bottom - middle -
- sides - left - right -
If you measure correctly your shutters should fit - if you measure wrong they will not
Consider the complexity of the installation and the skill levels of the installer, if you are competent at DIY -shutter fitting is actually quite straightforward.
How tricky is your window ? A rectangle face fixed to wood is not that difficult, a wonky house with UPVC multi angled bay windows with big handles is a bit trickier
If you are competent to assemble an IKEA bathroom cabinet and hang it on your wall you should be fine with a straightforward installation.
(assemble frame, screw to wall, attach door)
If you live in North London you will be aware that 100+ year old houses built on a clay soil with little or no foundation on the side of a hill are no longer rectangular (Muswell Hill was named for a reason), but that could be a good reason to let us install for you

Are you reasonably competent at DIY ? If you are a manual tradesman you shouldn't have any problems. I am going to develop the DIY fitting guides on this site, for the moment send me an email and I will respond and we can discuss potential issues

( Authors note : Having done both, I would say kitchen fitting is trickier than shutter fitting - you probably know if you are good enough - if you are worried about your skill level maybe ask an experienced friend, or accept it will take longer and you probably won't fit the first set as well as you fit subsequent ones - practice makes perfect and experience helps - but - if you can build a house you can probably install a set of shutters. I am trying to put together some Go-Pro videos showing simple installations )


What is the best wood for Plantation Shutters ?  
In my personal opinion (30 years fitting, 17 years shop owner) Paulownia wood is the best readily available option, there might be other contenders, but with CITES issues they are not available. Paulownia is light in weight, superb grain, warp resistant, FSC registered, fast growing - it is not the cheapest option, but by specialising in this one wood we have brought the price down to very competitive levels. 

Can I fit your shutters in my wetroom ?
Yes and no. Yes you can, but not wood shutters. We have special wetroom shutters in UPVC. They are suitable for installing within the shower area. Cheap vinyl shutters are not nice, our wetroom shutters cost more than our Paulownia wood shutters


Do shutters look good at every window ?       
No, not at every window. Some windows are unsuitable for various reasons. Shutters might look fine at the window but can you open them to open or clean the window, is there a bulkhead or a lintel ? Do you have Tilt and Turn windows, will the shutter frame obstruct ?
Think about access issues in converted flats. If balcony doors don't fully open in the correct direction, adding a shutter door to not fully open in front of it makes getting out onto the balcony tricky, why not have a nice curtain instead, choose a fabric that is gorgeous, interlining and simple hanging, treat it as a piece of art, make a feature of the space


Which louvre size should I choose ?         
Larger windows tend to suit larger louvres, but smaller louvres can give more privacy.
People who have had shutters previously and are now putting them into their new home usually choose larger panels and wider louvres for a simple uncluttered look. The panels are hinged to give access for cleaning or opening windows, however light, privacy and shade are controlled by tilting the louvres. Wider louvres in white can reflect a lot of light into the room.

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186 Archway Road
N6 5BB
020 8340 9801

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10am - 4pm , Weds - Saturday
closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays

Select Shutters install Wooden Plantation Shutters in North London
Select Shutters supply Wooden Plantation Shutters - nationwide

 

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