If you would like to have plantation shutters this year you need to be thinking about getting a survey done now if you would like them before Christmas. Scary to mention the C word when we are still in late summer but the lead time is approximately 8 weeks from the date of order. Due to the high demand for shutters there is also a longer lead time in the run up to Christmas. The cut off date for most pre-Christmas shutters is the first week of October. You can also have your shutters delivered by air freight which makes the lead time much shorter but the cost is higher. There are some shutter companies that do have shorter lead times, but I would advise that you check.
Window shutters have grown in popularity in the last few years and can be a stylish and contemporary solution to dressing your windows.
Shutters allow you to control light, create privacy and are child friendly with no hazardous chains or cords.
They come in a range of colours and styles and are available in café style, full length or tier-on-tier. Shutters are sold by the square metre.
Full length shutters are available with a horizontal mid-rail across the middle, allowing you to control the upper and lower louvres separately. This gives flexibility as you can also have one full length shutter without a mid-rail. This gives you control of the full length of the shutter in one movement.
Tier-on-Tier shutters allow you to open the top section of shutter panels independently from the lower section of shutter panels.
What ever style you decide on, shutters will create a clean look to any living space. Shutters also provide heat insulation during the winter months.
If you would like further information on shutters please click onto the shutters section on my website or follow this link to The Shutter Gallery www.theshuttergallery.co.uk
I hope you find my tips helpful, Sarah