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Do I just have to accept shutters cost a fortune? Any recs?

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Shnook Sat 08-Aug-15 07:48:33

I've got 2 quite large bay windows and one very small normal window at the front of my 1930's semi. I'd love white colonial shutters so I got a company round for a quote - Thomas Sanderson. The salesman came out with the same old rubbish they always do about having a special deal on for that day only blah blah blah. He said that without the deal the cost for the 3 windows - and I kid you not - would be around £16k. £16k!!!!!! But - what do you know - their special deal dropped the price to £3.5k . I was so pissed off at his salesman crap I just switched off and said we weren't interested.

Anyway I'd really like to get a quote from a decent company that is going to give me a real price. But I can't seem to find one that doesn't involve some wanky salesman who is going to try to charge the highest price he thinks he can get away with. I've looked at John Lewis but they still seem quite pricey. What's a rough realistic price? Any recs (I'm in Kent/SE London borders)?

Shnook Mon 10-Aug-15 22:58:44

Anyone? !smile

Cindy34 Mon 10-Aug-15 23:01:56

Affordable Shutters in Surrey. Not sure if they cover Kent but worth asking.
Shutters are not cheap but 16k sounds rather high. So defimately

wowfudge Tue 11-Aug-15 07:19:13

It's not what you want to hear, but I think plantation shutters in the bay windows of a 30s house just don't look right.

ANiceSliceOfCake Tue 11-Aug-15 07:21:16

I'm sure Next do them now, I think I saw it on their website. Worth a look.

Shnook Tue 11-Aug-15 18:28:52

Wow fudge I've seen them in lots of 30s houses and think they look lovely. But totally respect everyone is different. Will check out those recs, thank you.

whatsinthename Tue 11-Aug-15 18:37:58

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NoArmaniNoPunani Tue 11-Aug-15 18:40:04

We got ours from California shutters, great service, highly recommend them.

whatsinthename Tue 11-Aug-15 18:40:07

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NoArmaniNoPunani Tue 11-Aug-15 18:42:25

Ours were roughly £600 per window but that's for fitting them yourself (DH said they are straightforward to fit)

Princesspond Tue 11-Aug-15 18:49:27

We got ours from opennshut I think
www.opennshut.co.uk

We fitted them ourselves (v easy) but I think you can have them fitted it costs more. He was v helpful sent him a pic of the window and he advised on what to choose etc.

Shnook Tue 11-Aug-15 22:01:45

Great recs here - thank you so much!

Chchchchanging Tue 11-Aug-15 22:08:09

We paid approx £1100 for 5 windows worth of shutters,each window c100x120 cm

Chchchchanging Tue 11-Aug-15 22:08:43

^total price not per window
Friend paid £700 for bay window
Price per 1cm

Shnook Wed 12-Aug-15 20:12:06

Where did you get them from chchch? Sounds a reasonable price?

MrsHooolie Sat 15-Aug-15 00:24:19

Hi,we are waiting for our shutters to arrive!
We had two quotes and went for a small local firm who have done the shutters for lots of my neighbours.
I am in SE London and the company is in Bromley.(April Blinds). Obviously we haven't had ours fitted yet but I have seen the work at the neighbours. We have a 1930's terrace and the quote is roughly £2500 for the two bay windows and the box room.
We are paying a bit more to have 'hidden rods'.

whatsinthename Sat 15-Aug-15 09:59:19

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Cindy34 Sat 15-Aug-15 10:05:47

Usually just the slats as can then direct sunlight in but heat out. Have opened fully on occasion to air the room, clean the window and shutter.

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