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A professional company who did exactly as they said – Excellent service –  Your advice was spot on – One of the best decisions we’ve made – Pleasure to deal with – Impressed by Sam’s obvious knowledge –  Meticulous attention to detail – Far beyond my expectations – Impeccable service – First-rate professional service – Extremely helpful – Instinctively trusted Sam Dunster – Friendly, professional and skilled service

As one of the UK’s leading window shutter experts and largest online suppliers of DIY wooden window shutters, Sam dedicates his time to helping and advising customers. Whether you have a basic window, UPVC bays, French or Patio doors, tracks for large openings or specialised one-off designs and shapes, Sam can help you through the decision making, measuring and fitting process.
Sam spent his college years and all his working life developing the trade skills and specialised product knowledge which he now passes on to his customers.

He originally trained in Furniture Design and Cabinet Making, completing 2 courses, prior to working in specialist joinery workshops before undertaking various design and build projects.

Sam decided to combine all his experience and specific skills into fitting wooden window shutters and blinds, initially for other companies, then as a small independent supplier.

With dedicated knowledge and attention toward customer care at the forefront, Open ‘N’ Shut was formed during 1999, and in 2005 changed it’s name to www.opennshut.co.uk to reflect its online trading.

Sam still takes full responsibility for the overall running of the company, personally dealing with customers, measuring and fitting specialised requirements, training other fitters and updating the technical advice which forms the uniquely customer-focused website.

www.opennshut.co.uk is based in Chichester West Sussex and is fast approaching 15 years dedicated experience in supplying and fitting high quality wooden window shutters and blinds.

Testing – We research and test our products so that we supply the best products available in the UK market, cheaper thinner versions will not last, so find out what you are buying first!  Sam has chosen light weight engineered products, which won’t warp in the heat of sun, rather than relyi on solid wood.  These have been tried and tested in Sam’s own home and continue to prove strong and durable.

Qualified – The knowledge and advice regarding purposeful design is based on actually being a fully qualified craftsmen, and the experience is passed on to you easily via the website content, email correspondence, our unique messaging system, the uploading of digital photographs for discussion, and technical support via the telephone from Sam.

Informed decision – Sam can help you at every stage so you can take comfort that you will make an informed decision and obtain the quality you want at an affordable price! By fully understanding the options and considerations which best suit your particular need, you will feel confident to order online to make considerable savings by fitting yourself.  Where we do fit for you, our experienced fitters will be the same people who measure thus making sure that our products fit perfectly every time.

“I have combined my dedicated skills with today’s technology to provide you with all the visual information you need to help and guide you to make an informed decision, in your own time and in your own home, without a ‘salesman’ invading your home and telling you what you need.”  

“I enjoy helping customers design and plan for their home, there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a shutter company but half the time you don’t know who you are dealing with or what experience they have.  If you would like a quality product and some friendly expert advice just click here.

Since 2004 we have been lucky to have been involved in supply shutters for several TV makeover shows:

  • 60min makeover
  • DIY SOS
  • Help! My House Is Falling Down
  • The Home Show
  • Kirsties Home Made
  • Don’t Get Done Get Dom

Below are some of the photos from the shows.  

Sam Dunster, Director
Expert advice from Sam, just click here.

TV Shows

Sam with Peter
Sam and Richard
Sam Dunster and Julia Kendell
Sam and Sarah
Sam Dunster and Terri Dwyer
Sam and Billy
Richard Randal and Sam
Sam and Craig
Sam Dunster and SOS team
Sam Dunster and John Amabile
Sam with Julia Kendell
Sam Dunster and Peter Andre

Testimonials

Just to let you know that our shutters look fantastic and we are more than pleased with the friendly and professional advice that yourself and Rob gave us. Cheers Sam and once again fantastic job
Jody Fry, Lodon
We are thoroughly delighted with the shutters & are amazed that they actually make the room look bigger! Your fitter, Rob Miller has done a great job and worked in an efficient and very tidy way. Thanks again
Alison Fryer, London
We are delighted with the results and for the clean tidy and friendly approach during the fitting.
Dan Skinner, Hastings
Thank u so much to both of u for the shutters, they are stunning, we’re really chuffed. Have just plastered them all over Facebook :)) Thanks again, will def recommend, regards. Kind regards
Nicki, Chichester
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