Simply Shutters Articles: Helpful Tips

Insurance benefits of security grilles for home owners
Retractable grilles are a highly effective complement to make to any existing home security measures you have previously taken. Whilst alarms and cameras can act as a deterrent to housebreakers, their main function is to alert you or record evidence after a break-in has already occurred. B... Read More
Insurance benefits of security grilles for businesses
Retractable security grilles are an excellent way to add a layer of security to your business premises, and bring a number of other benefits too. Whilst there may be some modest reductions in your insurance premiums, you’ll typically see the biggest savings by virtue of not having to mak... Read More
How to tighten and secure exterior window shutters
Over time you may find that your exterior window shutters shift slightly and so appear misaligned. This is a relatively simple problem to correct and requires only a few basic tools. Exterior window shutters may be either decorative or functional. Decorative shutters are purchased solely f... Read More
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2013
Louvre doors – helpful tips
Acclimatisation It is essential to leave any louvre door to be installed in the location or a room with similar humidity for at least 48 hours prior to installation if potential problems such as shrinkage and expansion are to be avoided. Storing any door in a cold damp garage for months an... Read More
Need your shutters installed? Are you an installer?
Although all of Simply Shutters decorative exterior shutters are very easy to fit by any competent DIY’er, we do realise that in some instances a client might want to have the shutters installed for them. We get asked so often if we can recommend someone who can fit the shutters that... Read More
Handy Tips 3. (of 3) Installing decorative exterior shutters. Putting your new shutters up on the wall. Having gone through all the trials and tribulations to get to this point, the moment is at hand where you (and everyone else for that matter) can see the fruits of your labour. It is tim... Read More
Handy Tips 2. (of 3) Installing decorative exterior shutters. Drilling the shutter installation holes. Brickwork and Masonry Walls. Try not to drill into pointing unless you have a wall constructed from engineering bricks. I’ll deal with this matter later on. Pointing can be extremely va... Read More
Handy Tips 1. (of 3) Installing decorative exterior shutters. Positioning the shutter and marking out. These notes are intended as an accompaniment to the installation instructions supplied. Simply Shutters supply installation fixings as standard with all UPVC decorative shutters. There is... Read More
Whether you are searching for external shutters or internal shutters, there are a surprising number of shutter companies available, all claiming to be the best in their field so how should you select the company to use? Here are a few pointers to check: Experience. How long has the shutter... Read More
Shutter Terminology – A Glossary of Terms and Jargon
Updated: 17/06/2020 If you are purchasing shutters for the first time it is quite possible that some of the terminology used may go over your head. This is understandable as some of the words and phrases used might not be used in everyday conversation. This is where we can help. Here’... Read More
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