I recently supplied and fitted shutters in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight for a holiday cottage.
They had to be ordered using my 3-week Fast Track service as final photos were required to advertise the cottage ready for the Summer. I popped over on the hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde one Saturday to measure up and returned 3 weeks later to fit them. I ended up taking my family for the weekend so once I had fitted the shutters on Saturday we had a chance to explore the island. The weather was fantastic and we ended up walking to Ventnor from Steephill steps along the beach.
We found Steephill steps last year when I fitted shutters in Totland Bay near Freshwater, as I recall we have great weather that weekend too! You can read my last blog on the Isle of Wight shutters.
They were pretty big windows which were designed with Tposts to take some of the weight and match the 3 fan lights at the top of the window. I fitted Standard Plus wooden shutters finished in Silk White with 64mm louvre blades.
As the cottage was being let out, a simple full height design was chosen to keep things simple for the various visitors staying there. This also made the room feel larger and provided the much need privacy from being right in the town centre.
Plantation shutters are great for privacy when you are overlooked as you can adjust the louvres to let light in but people outside still can’t see in. If you have a holiday home on the Isle of Wight then having shutters and using a security light on a timer make a great security deterrent if you leave it empty during the week.
To find out how much a set of shutters would cost for your windows you can use my Instant Quote section or upload photos/sizes of your windows on my website opennshut.co.uk.