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Window shutters recommendation - not Hillarys

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JCleRoux Tue 10-Jan-17 21:53:32

Please help with some suggestions. We are looking to install shutters in our front room. I was hoping to use Hillary's but after they didn't pitch for an appointment twice I am ready to move on. Thomas Sanderson came to measure our windows but they are so expensive! Are there any others I should consider?

DorcasthePuffin Tue 10-Jan-17 22:26:26

No advice but your thread title did make me laugh. When I used HIllarys they were utterly shite.

TiffanyAtBreakfast Wed 11-Jan-17 00:15:02

We used Blinds2Go, not for shutters but for faux wooden blinds, and they were really good. You have to put in the measurements and fit them yourself, but that makes it much more affordable. Might be an option?

Bdg63 Wed 11-Jan-17 11:07:02

We used BBS Residential Shutters
07908 109098

Free estimate!
friendly, professional, excellent quality, choice of design,
Couldn't be happier with my outcome smile

Chopchopbusybusy Wed 11-Jan-17 11:13:26

We used Just Shutters. They were very good. Price was better than expected too. They may just be on the south coast though.

GinAndOnIt Wed 11-Jan-17 14:16:03

We used a local carpenter for our kitchen ones - £250 for two windows!

Burntbum Wed 11-Jan-17 14:29:09

Where are you OP? I can recommend someone if you're anywhere around South Cheshire/Staffs way.

JCleRoux Wed 11-Jan-17 21:38:49

I should have said I am looking for somewhere around London. Some of the good suggestions here that I have googled are not in my area. @Chopchopbusybusy, thanks for suggesting Just Shutters, I will call them tomorrow.

I will have a look at a carpenter as well, thanks for the suggestion @GinandOnit

lionsleepstonight Fri 13-Jan-17 22:44:44

Shame about Hillary's being dicks. We were quoted 14k by Thomas Sanderson, who then lowered to 7k. Had fantastic shutters installed for 2k by Hillary's. My top tip is to have the quote about 2 weeks before financial year end, then they ring you a week later with further discount. Clearly, they have to turn up first to enable this to happen. Had the shutters 3 years now with zero issues.

icyfront Fri 13-Jan-17 23:49:02

Other shutter companies that have been recommended on MN:

The House of Shutters
Shutterly Fabulous
The Traditional Shutter Company

It's worth checking websites for the areas they cover, rather than just where they're based.

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