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About Sam Dunster

Leading UK window shutter expert and director of opennshut.co.uk. Sam Dunster specialises in supply advice, measuring and fitting plantation window shutters.
Get in touch if you would like some advice on window shutters.

BBC – Dont Get Done Get Dom

We recently supplied the shutters on BBC’s ‘Don’t Get Done Get Dom’. Charlotte was having problems finding a company that could fit shutters on her bay and ensure her tilt and turn windows would still open. A couple of companies tried and failed....  Here are some quotes from the emails we received: “The window company [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:42:34+00:00 June 26th, 2014|News, TV shows|Comments Off on BBC – Dont Get Done Get Dom

Fitting shutters with Peter Andre

Another new series of ITV 60min makeover has started and opennshut were asked to supply and install plantation shutters on the Southampton show with Peter Andre. The designer Julia Kendell asked Sam to supply the shutters as she has worked with him before on the show and on DIY SOS.  In true 60min style, shutters [...]

By | 2014-09-05T07:36:55+00:00 November 19th, 2013|TV shows, Vinyl shutters|Comments Off on Fitting shutters with Peter Andre

Shutters on 60min makeover with Peter Andre

Sam and Brendan supply and install window shutters for Elaine Adams in Southampton on another 60min makeover with Peter Andre and designer Julia Kendell. The new series is now filmed in a day rather than 60 minutes so there is more time for specialist trades to come and transform the home. This was a different way of working [...]

By | 2014-09-05T07:44:51+00:00 November 19th, 2013|News, TV shows|Comments Off on Shutters on 60min makeover with Peter Andre

Vinyl Shutters in the bedroom

In this short video, see the finished results from the video series showing the DIY interior vinyl shutters fitted in a bedroom. Take a look at our opennshutvideo youtube channel and leave us a comment or thumbs up.

By | 2017-05-26T09:42:35+00:00 October 8th, 2013|DIY, Vinyl shutters|Comments Off on Vinyl Shutters in the bedroom

Fitting interior vinyl shutters

This is video 4 in this Vinyl shutter video series Fitting interior vinyl shutters is easier than you think and in this video tutorial you can find out how easy. (Watch on youtube) A Vinyl shutter is fitted differently than wooden shutters due to the different frame designs. The shutters generally have to be removed from the frame [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:42:35+00:00 October 8th, 2013|DIY, Videos, Vinyl shutters|Comments Off on Fitting interior vinyl shutters

Pre-drilling holes in a Vinyl shutter frame

This is video 3 in a series of videos showing how to measure and install vinyl shutters, watch on youtube here. Once the vinyl shutter frame has been put together, watch this video below to see how and where the holes are drilled: Any holes drilled in the frame are covered by a small cover cap, [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:42:36+00:00 October 8th, 2013|DIY, Videos, Vinyl shutters|Comments Off on Pre-drilling holes in a Vinyl shutter frame

Assembling vinyl shutters

This is video 2 in the series and explains how to assemble the outer frame from our vinyl shutters, and glue the mitres together. Watch on our opennshutvideo channel or below: If you have any questions or need some help, please get in touch - 0844 8584025 Photos of your windows are great way for us to [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:42:36+00:00 October 8th, 2013|DIY, Frame design, Videos, Vinyl shutters|Comments Off on Assembling vinyl shutters

Measuring for Interior Vinyl Shutters

This is video 1 in a series of videos that explain how to measure, assemble and install interior vinyl shutters, watch on our youtube channel. Find out how to measure a typical double glazed recessed window, it's a UPVC window and has a horizontal transom rail and protruding handle which means any moving louvre blades need [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:42:37+00:00 October 8th, 2013|DIY, Shutters, Videos, Vinyl shutters|Comments Off on Measuring for Interior Vinyl Shutters

Shutters in 2 weeks

These videos will help you measure, assemble and install interior vinyl shutters. First take a look at some of the benefits of Vinyl: 2 week lead time Better blackout Improved heat and sound insulation (Energy Efficient) Easy to fit Durable Fire retardant Mould resistant Vinyl shutters are quick and easy to order, they are simple to install [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:42:38+00:00 October 8th, 2013|News, Videos, Vinyl shutters|Comments Off on Shutters in 2 weeks

Fitting exterior shutters

Fitting decorative external shutters Fixing will depend on the style and size of the external shutters you are fitting.  For standard wooden external shutters fixed into a brick house, drill a 5mm hole in each corner of the panel, lift the panel into position, level it and mark through the holes onto the wall so [...]

By | 2014-08-08T11:32:37+00:00 July 30th, 2013|opennshut|Comments Off on Fitting exterior shutters
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