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Why Choose Local over National?

If you are in the market to improve the look and feel of your home, or what the environmental benefits or even if you are looking at reducing your energy bills then it is very important that you choose the right company.

Of course we will want to recommend ourselves to any potential customers, but we at Cherrytree Shutters has years of experience in the field and has services hundreds of customers within the Hampshire arena. Cherrytree Shutters are a leading Local Plantation Shutter company we offer affordable prices whilst offering the best possible customer service.

All our Plantation Shutters and Wooden Shutters are installed by qualified carpenters for the highest quality installation.

with over 500 independent customer reviews we score 9.96 our of 10 and are very proud of our results.

When looking around the internet or searching for Plantation Shutter companies we strongly recommend that you properly check the company out. Make sure you look to see if the company has any reviews or customer testimonials, this will help you get an overview of the service they have received.

Increase your Homes Value with Wooden Shutters

Plantation Shutters from Cherrytree Shutters are an attractive, though expensive, window treatment. While the cost may make some people consider other alternatives, there are numerous compelling reasons to opt for Plantation Shutters mini-blinds, drapes and curtains.

Plantation Shutters have a clean look to them and are very appealing. In addition, many home buyers find plantation shutters a plus when comparing potential homes which can make your investment pay off in the long run.

While good looks may have you ready to make the plunge, you may need a few more reasons to help you make a decision. If you have a partner living with you, not only will you have to convince yourself, you will likely need to convince your partner that ordering shutters is a smart move. Here are ten compelling reasons to consider.

  1. Aesthetics
  2. Privacy
  3. Ventilation
  4. Durability
  5. Easy to clean
  6. Energy savings to the environment
  7. Save on energy bills
  8. Child safety
  9. Increase home value
  10. Preserve the life of furniture

Can Plantation Shutters Reduce Your Home Energy Bills?

Plantation Shutters or Wooden Shutters are fast becoming the the UK’s most wanted interior window covering for our homes and offices. Plantation Shutters offered by Cherrytree Shutters the South’s leading ‘Hampshire Plantation Shutter Company’ can offer a huge choice of stylish wooden shutters which can also save you money and increase the value of your property!

  • Keeping Warm in the Winter
    Did you know that the windows on our homes are responsible for 10-25% of our properties energy bill! So how can Plantation Shutters help to reduced your homes energy bills?
    Plantation Shutters can retain heat by up to 50%, the natural wood material traps air and prevents heat loss, keeping your windows more insulated.
  • Keeping Coll in the Summer
    Air Space reduces the buildup of solar heat within our homes, the slates on Plantation Shutters can be adjusted to offer better ventilation. This helps support our homes and prevents our rooms from becoming hot & stuffy.
  • Reducing Energy Bills
    Plantation Shutters do improve your properties energy efficiency, this allows your heating and cooling bills to be reduced throughout the course of the year. The enables you as homeowners to reduce the need to turn up the thermostat in the winter months and running costly air conditioning systems during the summer.

Autumn Décor Tips

Today marks the first day of Autumn!

Whilst this does spell the end of sunbathing on the beach (for us here on the south coast) it does mark the start of cosy nights in on the sofa with snuggly blankets, mood lightening and hot chocolates.

It is also a great time to start a new design project in the home with a bit of a sitting room spruce up or boudoir beatifying session. So here are some of our Top Tips for adding some autumnal lustre to your life…

  1. Change up your accessories: One of the simplest and quickest ways to revamp a room without too much fuss is to add in some little seasonal elements. Magnolia leaves can add a splash of orange into a muted room, wreaths build up from leaves help to bring the beautiful colour of outside in and building up the fire surround with hearty wooden logs adds a proper autumnal feel.
  2. Get cosy with soft furnishings: Pile up the scatter cushions on the sofa and throw a chunky knit blanket across the end of the bed. Again selecting earthy, rich colours will create a real rustic finish.
  3. Feature Walls: Adding a splash of colour to your one of your walls in deep red, earthy green or burnt orange is a creative way to make a feature in the room which can be quickly painted over with another colour when the season change again.
  4. Don’t get cold feet: Swap your summery rugs for fake fur luxe ones. This will not only feel delightful under foot but they help to add an element of luxury and grandeur in the home.
  5. Make use of your Bay: If you’re lucky enough to have Bay Windows in your home, why not create a cosy snug to snuggly down in with a good book. Add a window seat with blankets for comfort and some Wooden Shutters on the windows for privacy and escape into you own private relaxation space.

What ‘wood’ suit your home?

When deciding on the perfect shutter for your home the first thing to consider is the room in which you would like them installed into as this will impact upon the wood we would recommend using.

Here at Cherry Tree Shutters we have a number of options available including MDF, solid hardwood, lightweight hardwood, basswood and ABS all featuring different qualities to make them suitable for every room in your home.

Our Classic Shutters are an engineered product made using a MDF outer and a polymer coating. This is a wood product created by breaking down timber into a powder, which is mixed with wax and resin and then formed into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. It is a building material similar in application to plywood but made up of separated fibres, not wood veneers. The panels of the shutter are manufactured to the highest standards using mortise and tenon joints to ensure prolonged quality and durability, and engineered laminated stiles to prevent warping. They are available in full height and cafe style as well as being suitable for bay windows making them the perfect choice for sitting rooms or bedrooms. They are a very affordable option that is incredible durable and build to last.

Hardwood comes in the form of ‘solid’ (see our Marchwood range) and ‘lightweight’ (see Phoenix collection) and comes from the wood of any of the numerous broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees, such as oak, beech, ash. The lightweight hardwood comes from a Parasol tree grown over 8 years. This eight-year growing process gives the wood a very distinctive character and a grain reminiscent of oak that stands out even when painted. These shutters are ideal for large, wide windows as you can have multiple panels hinged together due to their lightweight composition.

Basswood come from the North American lime tree and is a superb fast growing and durable timber that gives these shutters (Grovewood range) an exceptionally smooth finish that shows the grain when stained.

 ABS is a highly durable and waterproof material constructed using an enclosed timber core in the stiles to ensure stability. It is a highly hardwearing and waterproof material making our Vienna range perfectly suited to the humid conditions found in bathrooms and wetrooms.

We hope this article has armed you with more knowledge on the most suitable shutter for you. For further information or to book an appointment for us to view and measure up your windows please contact us.