I choose to supply scraft wooden shutters and blinds, and have been proud to do so for many years.
I started working with SCraft, formerly Shuttercraft, as my main shutter supplier when they were still in the early stages of setting up their supply chain, as I was impressed by the quality of the product and the service they were offering.
Since this time we have developed our relationship, and I am now one of their Licensed Master Partners of which there are only a few. I work closely with them to provide feedback on their products, and often have opportunities to discuss potential changes or updates prior to them taking place. I also work closely with their logistics department to ensure that we provide a swift delivery service to our DIY and fitted customers, and their efficient team help to aid my customers by processing orders quickly, providing detailed drawings of unusual windows and monitoring customer service. Their marketing department also helps by giving regular updates and advance warning of offers so that I can let customers know, and plan my sales and promotions.
I believe quality is the key, and the S Craft shutters are in my opinion some of the best on the market as they are:
- Engineered to add strength and prevent warping and twisting
- Use mortise and tenon joints
- Include UV inhibitors in the paint finish to prevent discolouration
- Available in a variety of materials to suit not only a range of budgets but more importantly a range of uses and rooms
- Supplied in their own frames for easy fitting and a professionally finished look
- Thicker components making for a more stable strong and durable product
Scraft shutter range:
- Craftwood – Made from MDF, I call this my Standard shutter.
- Coralwood – Made from Basswood, named Standard Plus on my website.
- Larchwood – The name gives it away, yes these shutters are made from Larchwood and are named the Elite shutter.
- Sumatra – Top of the range grade A shutters called Elite Plus on my types of shutters page.
- Permawood – Waterproof shutter that I call ABS
- Cedarwood – Also made from Cedar, lightweight and called Cedar on shutter type pages.
Scraft wooden blind range:
- Pure Wood Vogue – Made from Paulownia named Shuttermatch
- Pure Wood Classic – Made in either Paulownia or Basswood
The wooden blinds supplied have a very tight slat closure, in fact, scraft claim it is the tightest slat closure on the market. Available with tapes, custom colours cutouts and 3 slat sizes, these blinds really are fantastic.
Scraft exterior shutter range:
Cedar, available in Traditional, Classic, Multi panelled, shaker, Routed, Embossed, Contemporary and Standard designs.
Larch, available in Standard, Radius, Contemporary, Vertical, Paneled and Extended designs.
The exterior range is fairly new to the UK market, but still offers outstanding quality and features. The exterior wood shutters come in louvred or solid designs either finished, primed or unfinished depending on the type you choose.
Louvred shutters are made in a variety of places around the world, however, may contain components made in China and are assembled in the country they are sold in. For example, this is the case with a number of companies who advertise that their products are made in the UK. In my experience the components are not of high quality, as they are not as thick, are not engineered and the joints used are inferior to mortise and tenon.
The supply chain that S:Craft and I work with is also swift, and it’s always pleasing to telephone people to say that their shutters are in early. We prefer to quote the industry lead time and then delight with an early delivery, than promise a delivery just to win a sale when we know it’s unrealistic.
I plan to continue to supply SCraft shutters and blinds for the foreseeable future, and should you have any queries I would be happy to discuss with you the benefits of their products.