I have always offered wooden blinds on my website for a number of reasons, but primarily because they are extremely popular as they are a similar style to shutters but at a much lower cost. They also blend well with shutters if you don’t want shutters in all your rooms. I wanted to be able to offer my customers a range of products that would work well together and compliment one another.
Why Shuttermatch?I started offering the Shuttermatch range early in 2008, as it was a high-quality blind manufactured in the same factory as the shutter range I supply, and could easily compete with the other high-quality blinds on the market – but at a lower cost. It was also designed specifically to match the shutter range, meaning that I could offer a 64mm slat which is the same size as the very popular medium (64mm) shutter louver blades, and gives a consistent appearance from inside and outside the property when mixing shutters and blinds.
Quality I was also impressed by the quality of the slats, as they are made from the same wood as my Elite and Basswood products and stain well, in addition to giving an excellent paint finish. The stains and paints also feature the same 7 layer paint finish, with a UV inhibitor to prevent discolouration.
Tight slat closureFinally the other reason I chose to supply the Shuttermatch wooden blinds is due to the extra tight slat closure option. Most standard blinds are supplied with a string that runs down the middle of each slat, however, Shuttermatch can also be supplied with the guiding strings or cords on the outside of the slats. When closed this means the slats actually meet, cutting out slightly more light, as the guide strings normally prevent this. While it’s not supplied as standard on Shuttermatch, it can be requested.
Value and choice As with most good quality products, this blind is available in a range of stains and paint finishes, as well as having options to have tapes as well. Shuttermatch wooden blinds are also excellent value products that don’t sacrifice quality for cost and are able to compete with the other high-quality blinds available due to their smooth operation and quality materials.