Simply Shutters Articles: Helpful Tips

01 Aug
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
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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