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The benefits of plantation shutters from Castle Hill Shutters

Posted on 19th October 2021 by Castle Hill Shutters

You’ve decided you would love to have plantation shutters installed in your home, but with so many different companies out there, how do you decide who to choose?

We understand this can be a difficult decision. As well as being a big financial investment, they’re a feature that will remain part of your home for many years, so you want to get it right. Not to mention, you’re trusting complete strangers in your property.

You can be rest assured that you’re in safe hands with Castle Hill. Below we share the benefits of choosing us to supply and install your beautiful new plantation shutters.

There’s something for everyone

 When it comes to plantation shutters, we have something to suit all needs and tastes. Our products can be made from six different materials including MDF and sustainably sourced hardwood. From full height to tier-on-tier, our shutters also come in six different styles so you can ensure the perfect look for your home.

Waste management

 Castle Hill Shutters is committed to reducing the impact we have on the environment wherever we can.

Once we have installed your shutters, we remove all packaging and where possible, recycle them through a certified recycling company. 

We offer a three-year guarantee

 Our plantation shutters are built to the highest quality and installed to a high standard. We’re so confident about this that we offer a three-year guarantee on all our shutters.

What’s more, you only pay 50% of the cost when you place your order. The remainder of the balance isn’t due until after installation, once you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with everything.

You have one point of contact

 From the moment you book your consultation, you’re given one point of contact who will remain with you until after installation. The same person will show you the product, survey your windows, install the shutters and answer any questions you may have.

 Great reviews  

 Don’t just take our word for it, our customers have great things to say too.

Online reviews are a great way to find out more about a company before using them for the first time. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we’re absolutely delighted that this is reflected in the glowing reviews we receive on Google and Trustpilot.

You can also check out our gallery if you would like to see examples of the work we’ve carried out in other properties.

Free, no obligation consultations

 While it’s great to get a feel for a company online, it’s also important to meet them in person.

We offer free, no obligation surveys to all our customers. Here you will meet one of our experienced surveyors who can show you samples, help you understand which is the best type of shutter for your home and take measurements so we can provide an accurate quote.

As the measurements are taken at the consultation, it means that should you decide to proceed, we don’t need to book another appointment.

To book your free, no obligation consultation with Castle Hill Shutters, get in touch today.

 

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Do shutters help keep your home warm in winter?

Posted on 5th October 2021 by Castle Hill Shutters

 

As the temperature drops and we’re forced to give in and turn the heating on, many of us are conscious about the added cost of keeping our homes warm during winter.

This is an issue which is going to be more prevalent than ever as the UK faces a huge increase in gas prices. 15 million households have already seen their energy bills increase by 12% and Ofgem has warned that the cap is set to go up again in 2022.

At a time like this, it’s natural to wonder how you can stay warm without having to pay an absolute fortune for it.

One of the most common questions we receive is; ‘do shutters help keep your home warm in winter?’ The simple answer to this is, absolutely! Below we discuss how this valuable addition can keep the cold out and help you save money on your energy bills.

Extra insulation

 Up to 25% of the heat in your home is lost through windows. If they’re poorly insulated, you’re likely to face a losing battle no matter how high you have the heating turned up.

When you have shutters, cold air gets trapped in the gap between them and the windows. While good quality curtains can have the same effect, shutters are much thicker and are therefore a better option for improving insulation.

You can let light in while keeping the cold out

 We all love a nice bright home and want to let in as much light as possible during the day. If your windows are letting in a lot of cold air however, this can be a problem.

As shutters have slats, it means you can open them to let in as much light as possible while still providing a barrier against any cold draughts. This also means that the natural sunlight can help to heat your home so you don’t have to rely on the heating all day.

They’re great at retaining heat

 Glass doesn’t retain heat very well which is why we lose so much from our windows. Shutters are much thicker which is great for keeping any precious heat inside your home. Having them installed is like having double or even triple glazing. Not only is this great for saving money on your household bills, it also means you can reduce the impact you’re having on the environment.

They keep unwanted draughts out

 If you’ve ever sat near a poorly insulated window, you’ve no doubt felt how much of a draught comes through. This is the last thing you want in winter, especially as it tends to be windier at this time of year.

Shutters offer an extra barrier against the elements which means that unwanted draughts from cold winds don’t make their way inside. Thanks to the solid material shutters are made from, it means they provide a much more effective solution compared to curtains or blinds.

For more information about how shutters can help keep your home warm this winter or to book in for a free, no obligation consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

 

 

 

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What Are Plantation Shutters?

Posted on 16th January 2020 by Castle Hill Shutters

Taking your time and doing some research when tackling home improvement projects is always wise, whether you’re doing something simple like changing up the paint colours or perhaps thinking about a bigger job like an extension or loft conversion. 

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Big Interior Design Trends In 2020

Posted on 20th December 2019 by Castle Hill Shutters

Homeowners who have pencilled in 2020 as the year they will redecorate their residence will be keen to find out what the latest interior design trends will be over the upcoming few months.

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Keep Warm With Shutters

Posted on 17th December 2019 by Castle Hill Shutters

This winter is set to be a cold one, and if you have a chilly house, shutters may be a good bet for improving the efficiency of your home.

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Top Interior Design Trends For 2020

Posted on 10th December 2019 by Castle Hill Shutters

 

 

As we move into December and get closer to the end of 2019, it’s time to start looking at what 2020 has in store. When it comes to our home decor, there are always new trends appearing – and old ones resurfacing.

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Are You Happy With How Your Home Looks?

Posted on 11th November 2019 by Castle Hill Shutters

 

If you answered no to that question then you’re certainly not alone. New research commissioned by David Village Lighting and reported on by Homebuilding & Renovation revealed that more than one-quarter of people aren’t happy with their home’s appearance.

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Take A Look At Some Top Shutter Inspiration

Posted on 31st October 2019 by Castle Hill Shutters

If you like the idea of fitting interior shutters in Berkshire but aren’t quite sure how this will work in your home, take a look at some of the ideas recently shared by Dezeen.

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