Just had a quote for shutters, how much do you reckon?

(24 Posts)
carrollleona Fri 31-Jan-14 05:36:58

For cheap and stylish shutters you should visit here : http://www.opennshut.co.uk/diy-blinds/

Adviser1980 Sat 25-Jan-14 15:24:10

I actually work in the industry and you will find very little difference in the 'real' price that sales people sell at (or can sell) and in terms of quality your much better off having them fitted for you than DIY. I would say that as a reasonable rule of thumb your looking at £1000-£1200 for a Bay and £400-£800 other windows so above order would come in around £5-6,000. If you research online (as I have) you'll find that pricing is between £250 &£400 per sq metre for anyone other than TS and Kelly Hoppen I believe is charging a huge premium for putting her name to an imported product.
Get a couple of quotes but dont be sold to just take the advice and go with your gut, larger co's will be in a much better position to cover the cost of mistakes and Warranties!!!

Phil124 Fri 17-Jan-14 15:36:22

We had all of our windows fitted with shutters and they look fantastic. Easy to clean which is great because our little one has astma.

I would recommend Love Shutters Uk who are based in Essex. Roddy who came to survey our house was down to earth and gave us a realistic price.

PickleSarnie Tue 17-Dec-13 06:59:50

We had one bay and one regular window. Hillarys quoted £1600 and wouldn't budge on their price. We got the local blinds man to come round and he quoted £1100. They're the solid wood ones. Although I think they do more expensive ones still.

lorraine1965 Tue 10-Dec-13 21:15:29

Just had my last quote for shutters from Thomas Sandersons. OMG how do they calculate there costs. They quote was double to anyone else. So far Clement Browne & Purely Shutters are the most reasonable. Has anyone used either and would they recommended either.

Mrsdp123 Wed 03-Jul-13 22:03:53

Our bay is Victorian so has frames around each of the 3 bits of window? So as they are tier on tier each bit of window folds back.

Levantine Wed 03-Jul-13 22:02:16

Sorry to hijack but i didn't think you could get shutters for bay windows. Gla d to see I'm wrong but I don't really see how they work. Do they just good back onto the wall as if it were flat?

Mrsdp123 Wed 03-Jul-13 21:57:57

Ours are from Purely shutters. We went for basic mdf (2 companies who quoted recommended it being as good as anything). In white. 2 bay windows and a small window were just over 2k.

hellohellohihi Wed 19-Jun-13 06:40:51

We used clement browne, and the guy from Hillary's said that was about right. Got another quote yet to come!

Pannacotta Mon 10-Jun-13 14:19:15

Who quoted you?
It does seem veyr high.

flatmum Fri 07-Jun-13 12:00:07

Second local companies. Don't touch the hard sell merchants with a barge pole. Thomas Sanderson spammed me night and day for weeks with phone calls as well.

We I used lifestyle shutters who are Sussex/Surrey no complaints whatsoever and they do custom colours

scaryg Thu 06-Jun-13 20:47:53

hellohellohihi yeah that is a lot, get sone more quotes, try local companies with local people. Hillarys, John Lewis and Thomas Sanderson are extortiant - the also don't pay their agents very much (I speak from experience). If you're in the Thames Valley area pm me as I'm still in the business.

alcibiades Thu 06-Jun-13 20:32:06

That reminds me, flatmum, that also Hilarys Blinds have been mentioned for possibly over-quoting initially.

But apparently a neighbour chose Hilarys because she wanted a very particular colour which Hilarys matched for her. But that wasn't a consideration for me as I wanted plain white anyway.

flatmum Thu 06-Jun-13 18:08:35

Not Thomas sandersons I hope? I had 2 floors of normal windows (9 windows) done for 4k. Thomas Sanderson quoted 11K for the same work.

Squigglypig Thu 06-Jun-13 18:06:18

Prob not as cheap as 2-3k though. Our one bay window was about £1350 but would have been £1150 if we'd gone for cheaper wood.

Squigglypig Thu 06-Jun-13 18:04:37

If you're in South East we had ours done by shutterly abulous - they look amazing and sounda like they'd be a fair bit cheaper.

hellohellohihi Thu 06-Jun-13 18:02:00

I was v naive I think... Thought it'd be more like 2-3k.

alcibiades Thu 06-Jun-13 10:18:21

I've just had shutters fitted. One bay window and one flat window - just slightly over 2k. So I'd reckon somewhere between 5.5 and 6k for your windows.

I got mine from The House of Shutters, but other companies have been mentioned on threads here, such as Shutterly Fabulous, and The Traditional Shutter Company.

wonkylegs Thu 06-Jun-13 09:39:27

Seeing the quote for just curtains for my bay window was just under £1000 I'd expect 5-6k for that lot.

hellohellohihi Thu 06-Jun-13 06:37:20

£8k

I was expecting about £3k in total I think.....

This is with quite a high end shop though, so wondering if there are cheaper alternatives that don't look cheap IYSWIM...

MooseBeTimeForSpring Thu 06-Jun-13 06:03:15

11000. 2500 for each bay and 1000 for the flat.

MrsWooster Thu 06-Jun-13 04:43:02

3200

Herhonesty Thu 06-Jun-13 04:23:04

£2500

hellohellohihi Wed 05-Jun-13 17:32:08

4 bay windows and one normal flat window.

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