Simply Shutters Articles: Helpful Tips

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
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2008
Shutter terminology can be confusing and the various terms and words are explained below. Bracket : A mounting for decorative (non functional shutters) to keep the shutters onto the wall. These can take many forms. Carcass : The body of the shutter. Espagnolette : Espagnolette bars have a ... Read More
External or exterior window shutters as they are more commonly known were thought to of have originated in ancient Greece. In those ancient times glass, as a window covering, had not been invented so shutters were used to keep out the elements during the winter months as much as keeping th... Read More
When looking round for window shutters, regardless of the style and the colour you choose, many people worry about how they can maintain the neat, overall effect that decorative shutters give. In the days when window shutters were originally introduced, houses were all uniform and the wind... Read More
When deciding what colour to have your shutters you’ll need to consider two factors, the architecture of your home and the style of the properties in your neighbourhood. Historical, classical styles homes such as Georgian architecture benefit from shutters in the same original colour... Read More
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