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Plantation shutters. How to choose?

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notarehearsal Wed 08-Feb-17 13:12:59

Wanting to buy plantation shutters for back kitchen windows. Can anyone recommend a company please? Searching all morning on internet and just getting more and more confused as to what to avoid. Looks like I shouldn't go for Chinese makes??

Leatherboundanddown Wed 08-Feb-17 13:17:24

Yes I can really recommend Appeal. I am getting these too, been planning for years.

notarehearsal Wed 08-Feb-17 13:41:21

Thanks so much for your response. I'll take a look now

Chopchopbusybusy Wed 08-Feb-17 13:43:36

We used Just Shutters. i know they cover the south coast but not sure where else.
Most companies order the Shutters from China.

notarehearsal Wed 08-Feb-17 13:50:07

That's interesting chopchop thabks for that. I wonder where I read to avoid the wood from shutters made in China

minipie Wed 08-Feb-17 14:36:38

I got some from The Traditional Shutter Company - they make all their own shutters in eastern Europe.

Tubbyinthehottub Wed 08-Feb-17 14:51:37

A local installer also told me that nearly all shutters come from China. That's why there's usually quite a lead time on them.

Fantasticmissfoxy Wed 08-Feb-17 22:26:45

I recently got ones from the California Shutter co and I have no idea where they are made but I was really happy with the service, the price and the shutters themselves are very good quality (and I went with the cheapest option of painted mdf)

lionsleepstonight Thu 09-Feb-17 20:48:38

We used Hillary's ones, painted mdf. They were the cheapest and after 2 years they still look brilliant.

Indaba Mon 13-Feb-17 17:50:52

They are pretty much all made in China or Eastern Europe. One thing you want to check is the housing/frame they sit in. They all need plastic frames that the actual shutter fits to: they do not fit on to the wall.

icyfront Mon 13-Feb-17 18:14:03

The House of Shutters in West Sussex make their own.

carabos Mon 13-Feb-17 20:20:35

Ours are being fitted next week, local company, shutters made in China. We have odd windows (all different sizes) as the building is a conversion and they have gone to great pains to get the effect that we want. Ours aren't mdf, softwood I think. I'm looking forward to seeing them in place. Hope they're worth the money!

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