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Should I choose Shutters or Blinds?

23rd April 2017

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Shutters & Blinds UK

This question is open ended and really depends on personal taste and living arrangements.  There are many similarities between shutters and blinds, with both products helping to control light and glare through tilting the louvers or slats; both are also easy to clean and relatively maintenance free.  There are, however some major differences between the two as we will investigate now…..

 

Interior shutters are architecturally fitted meaning they become part of the window as they are fitted to the actual window frame. The shutter doors can be swung open and kept to the side of the window frame allowing light to pour into the room (unless you live in Manchester, which is where we are based!). Shutters can be configured in many different ways and we always recommend that the configuration is mainly determined by the window frame itself.  This makes the shutters look uniform and more pleasing on the eye.  Window shutters are also extremely durable to the extent that we are able to offer a ten year warranty on some of our ranges.

 

Window blinds do not give you such versatility but in general are much less expensive. With new product developments such as Perfect Fit, Vision blinds and new cost effective motorised blinds, the product choice is better than ever. Blinds also come in many different formats from roller blinds to pleated blinds; this gives a wider spectrum in terms of functionality.  One of the main benefits of made to measure window blinds is the relatively low cost compared with shutters.  When choosing between shutters and blinds, we would always recommend that people living in rented accommodation opt for blinds as Shutters are many times more expensive.  Interior shutters can be considered a more long term investment as they add value to your property. 

 

There is no real conclusive answer to this question and we guess that much of the decision comes down to personal taste and they type of property you have.   Whether you choose our shutters or blinds, we are sure that you will be delighted with the results. 

 

 

Should I choose Shutters or Blinds?

17th May, 2015

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This question is open ended and really depends on personal taste and living arrangements.  There are many similarities between shutters and blinds, with both products helping to control light and glare through tilting the louvers or slats; both are also easy to clean and relatively maintenance free.  There are, however some major differences between the two as we will investigate now…..

 

Interior shutters are architecturally fitted meaning they become part of the window as they are fitted to the actual window frame. The shutter doors can be swung open and kept to the side of the window frame allowing light to pour into the room (unless you live in Manchester, which is where we are based!). Shutters can be configured in many different ways and we always recommend that the configuration is mainly determined by the window frame itself.  This makes the shutters look uniform and more pleasing on the eye.  Window shutters are also extremely durable to the extent that we are able to offer a ten year warranty on some of our ranges.

 

Window blinds do not give you such versatility but in general are much less expensive. With new product developments such as Perfect Fit, Vision blinds and new cost effective motorised blinds, the product choice is better than ever. Blinds also come in many different formats from roller blinds to pleated blinds; this gives a wider spectrum in terms of functionality.  One of the main benefits of made to measure window blinds is the relatively low cost compared with shutters.  When choosing between shutters and blinds, we would always recommend that people living in rented accommodation opt for blinds as Shutters are many times more expensive.  Interior shutters can be considered a more long term investment as they add value to your property. 

 

There is no real conclusive answer to this question and we guess that much of the decision comes down to personal taste and they type of property you have.   Whether you choose our shutters or blinds, we are sure that you will be delighted with the results. 

 

 

Should I choose Plantation Shutters or Blinds?

 

This question is open ended and really depends on personal taste and living arrangements.  There are many similarities between shutters and blinds, with both products helping to control light and glare through tilting the louvers or slats; both are also easy to clean and relatively maintenance free.  There are, however some major differences between the two as we will investigate now….. 

 

Interior shutters are architecturally fitted meaning they become part of the window as they are fitted to the actual window frame. The shutter doors can be swung open and kept to the side of the window frame allowing light to pour into the room (unless you live in Manchester, which is where we are based!). Shutters can be configured in many different ways and we always recommend that the configuration is mainly determined by the window frame itself.  This makes the shutters look uniform and more pleasing on the eye.  Window shutters are also extremely durable to the extent that we are able to offer a ten year warranty on some of our ranges.

 

Window blinds do not give you such versatility but in general are much less expensive. With new product developments such as Perfect Fit, Vision blinds and new cost effective motorised systems, the product choice is better than ever. Blinds also come in many different formats from roller blinds to pleated blinds; this gives a wider spectrum in terms of functionality.  One of the main benefits of made to measure window blinds is the relatively low cost compared with shutters.  When choosing between shutters and blinds, we would always recommend that people living in rented accommodation opt for blinds as Shutters are many times more expensive.  Interior shutters can be considered a more long term investment as they add value to your property. 

 

There is no real conclusive answer to this question and we guess that much of the decision comes down to personal taste and they type of property you have.   Whether you choose our shutters or blinds, we are sure that you will be delighted with the results. 

 

Should I choose Plantation Shutters or Blinds?

 

This question is open ended and really depends on personal taste and living arrangements.  There are many similarities between shutters and blinds, with both products helping to control light and glare through tilting the louvers or slats; both are also easy to clean and relatively maintenance free.  There are, however some major differences between the two as we will investigate now….. 

 

Interior shutters are architecturally fitted meaning they become part of the window as they are fitted to the actual window frame. The shutter doors can be swung open and kept to the side of the window frame allowing light to pour into the room (unless you live in Manchester, which is where we are based!). Shutters can be configured in many different ways and we always recommend that the configuration is mainly determined by the window frame itself.  This makes the shutters look uniform and more pleasing on the eye.  Window shutters are also extremely durable to the extent that we are able to offer a ten year warranty on some of our ranges.

 

Window blinds do not give you such versatility but in general are much less expensive. With new product developments such as Perfect Fit, Vision blinds and new cost effective motorised systems, the product choice is better than ever. Blinds also come in many different formats from roller blinds to pleated blinds; this gives a wider spectrum in terms of functionality.  One of the main benefits of made to measure window blinds is the relatively low cost compared with shutters.  When choosing between shutters and blinds, we would always recommend that people living in rented accommodation opt for blinds as Shutters are many times more expensive.  Interior shutters can be considered a more long term investment as they add value to your property. 

 

There is no real conclusive answer to this question and we guess that much of the decision comes down to personal taste and they type of property you have.   Whether you choose our shutters or blinds, we are sure that you will be delighted with the results. 

 

Blinds for Security in the Home

2nd February 2017

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We have been called to a number of surveys recently where police have recommended window blinds for added security in the home. In these unfortunate instances burglaries have taken place and the homeowners had no window coverings to the rear of their property. As a preventative measure they were advised to install blinds or curtains. 

 

In these instances Shutters & Blinds UK were able to offer a wide variety of products to insist in improving security in the home. We offer motorised vertical blinds that have a night and day sensor so that the blinds open and close  depending on the level of light from outside. We are launching new motorised blinds of the end of this year that can be operated remotely via your smart phone. We also have the option to offer locking systems with our plantation shutters

 

 

Although installing blinds or shutters may not completely eradicate the problem of unwanted visitors, they can go some way to doing so. Here at Shutters & Blinds UK we offer free quotations and impartial advice. Please feel free to contact us if we can help in any way.

Brand Webydo as Your Own

July 15, 2013

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We are very excited to announce that we have just released new custom-branding abilities to Webydo. This will allow designers to custom-brand Webydo's interface and present it to their clients as their own. Custom Branding is the most requested feature ever.

Your Own Login Page

July 10, 2013

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You will be granted with your own log-in page, displaying your own logo, so your clients will be able to log-in directly to their websites, in order to manage content, without having to go through Webydo at all.

Smooth Anchor Links

July 1, 2013

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We are excited to announce that we have just finished the development process of Anchor Links (the ability to add links to a specific part in the same page). We also added smoothness to the anchor links scrolling.

Blinds for Security in the Home

 

 

We have been called to a number of surveys recently where police have recommended window blinds for added security in the home. In these unfortunate instances burglaries have taken place and the homeowners had no window coverings to the rear of their property. As a preventative measure they were advised to install blinds or curtains. 

 

 

In these instances Shutters & Blinds UK were able to offer a wide variety of products to insist in improving security in the home. We offer motorised vertical blinds that have a night and day sensor so that the blinds open and close  depending on the level of light from outside. We are launching new motorised blinds of the end of this year that can be operated remotely via your smart phone. We also have the option to offer locking systems with our plantation shutters. 

 

 

Although installing blinds or shutters may not completely eradicate the problem of unwanted visitors, they can go some way to doing so. Here at Shutters & Blinds UK we offer free quotations and impartial advice. Please feel free to contact us if we can help in any way.

 

 

Cafe Style Shutters

1st May 2017

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Shutters & Blinds UK

 

Most houses are built with winter in mind meaning that in summer it can feel very hot in doors!  This may make us want to open all of the windows in the house to let in some air but unfortunately this is not always that easy.  If you live in Manchester for example you may then have neighbours or passers-by peering in your house, which is not ideal as privacy is important to most of us!  Interior plantation shutters can be useful in alleviating this issue as windows can be opened whilst maintaining privacy. Café style shutters where by the bottom half of your windows are covered to give privacy but light (and air!) are able to pass through the top half of the window are ideal in this situation.

 

Cafe style shutters cover only bottom half of a window, leaving the rest of the window exposed. They are commonly used on taller windows.  As previously mentioned, the advantage of this style is most effective on properties that are overlooked, for example a ground floor flat or a house on a busy street. The bottom half gives privacy whilst the exposed window still lets in all the light. People that opt for this style often complement them with curtains or blinds.Another great thing about Café style shutters is that they cost a lot less than full height shutters. Often half the price!

Cafe Style Shutters

 

Most houses are built with winter in mind meaning that in summer it can feel very hot in doors!  This may make us want to open all of the windows in the house to let in some air but unfortunately this is not always that easy.  If you live in Manchester for example you may then have neighbours or passers-by peering in your house, which is not ideal as privacy is important to most of us!  Interior plantation shutters can be useful in alleviating this issue as windows can be opened whilst maintaining privacy. Café style shutters where by the bottom half of your windows are covered to give privacy but light (and air!) are able to pass through the top half of the window are ideal in this situation.

 

Cafe style shutters cover only bottom half of a window, leaving the rest of the window exposed. They are commonly used on taller windows.  As previously mentioned, the advantage of this style is most effective on properties that are overlooked, for example a ground floor flat or a house on a busy street. The bottom half gives privacy whilst the exposed window still lets in all the light. People that opt for this style often complement them with curtains or blinds.Another great thing about Café style shutters is that they cost a lot less than full height shutters. Often half the price!

 

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