If you are looking for cheap window shutters then you need to be looking at the do it yourself option.
When you take the time to measure and install the shutters yourself you will benefit from a cheaper shutter. When you order online, you’re not paying for someone to come and measure your windows, all the design and research is done via the website. You also don’t need to pay anyone to install the shutters so you save on both the measuring and fitting. As you are doing the measuring, it also means the actual window shutters can be discounted. This is a big advantage if you are on a tight budget.
Be aware of choosing really cheap shutters as quality and lead times can be an issue, so make sure you check out who your buying from, how the shutters made or what type of shutter they are. The finish around the edges might not be as good, the slat closure could not be as tight and you won’t have the same range of shutter frames or designs as a more expensive style of shutter.
For example, fitting cheap shutters like MDF on large doorways, shaped windows or in a place where they need to be durable is not recommended as these areas need strong suitable shutters that can live up to the job.
If you think plastic or vinyl shutters might be a cheaper option, remember not all shutters are the same. There are shutters made in the UK made from high quality vinyl, these have quick lead times are actually work out more expensive than a wooden shutter.
There are two ways you can order cheap window shutters online, the first is via the DIY order form, this is the easier option and allows you to order MDF shutter rather than the Easyfit shutter kit. The second way is via the trade order form, this form has more options for you to choose, for example shutter designs, frame types and colours.
Remember, a cheap shutter might not be that easy to fit, so if you’re not a competent DIY’er and you have simple recessed windows, you might want to take a look at the Easyfit option, there are some online videos you can watch that show you how to design, measure and then fit your shutters. If you can do everything yourself without paying for a handyman to come and install your shutters, you may find paying a little extra for an easier fitting system a better way to go.