If only all home improvement projects were as straightforward as this!
After visits by longwinded salesmen from national companies, and quotes ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, I went back on line to do yet more research and, thankfully, I found opennshut, a local company, recommended on a forum on Mumsnet.
I was immediately impressed with the website and with Sam’s efficiency. There was no faffing around, Sam replied to my initial email immediately with prices and phoned the same afternoon to explain the various shutter options.
The visit to measure the windows was conducted in the same professional manner. Sam arrived laden with samples and electronic measuring equipment – and completed the survey in an impressively thorough and meticulous manner – with the end result that the shutters fit perfectly. The fitting itself, by Sam and Gary, was completed quickly and efficiently with no fuss or mess.
I’m absolutely delighted with my shutters – they are the perfect solution for me in terms of form and function. The split hidden tilt bars give the shuttered bay a very attractive, clean and uncluttered look. As the bay window is near the pavement, the split in the tilt bars allows me have light, but not at the expense of privacy. The shutters have attracted very positive and complimentary comments.
The whole process with Sam and Opennshut has been a total breath of fresh air – straightforward, efficient and problem-free. Sam is a very personable, polite, well presented and knowledgeable individual and it has been a pleasure to deal with such a professional company.