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The quality and installation of the shutters is top-notch, exceeding our expectations! We are very happy with the end product and the work of Duncan and Gules at West Country Shutters and we would thoroughly recommend them. Simon & Kate Barmby-King. Somerset


Shutters & Listed building consent

We’ve come across many Shutter clients who live in listed buildings and they  will often ask if there are implications to installing our shutters.

The answer is a resounding no… installing shutters have no greater implication than hanging a picture on a wall or putting up a curtain pole. Yes, there are fixings that we need to establish, but this is always done ‘invisibly’ (so that screw holes cant be seen) and always with a sympathetic approach to the setting and with no compromise to any window frames, stonework or fittings within the property

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We recently had the experience of dealing with a listed building officer within our Somerset area, who was nervous about granting permission to our client, the owner of a converted 14th Century Mill and adjoining cottage  . Following a site meeting, to explain our approach, to show the frame sections we use and how the panels work …full approval was granted with no reservation and we went on to complete another stunning installation

 

Solid Panel Interior Shutters

Whilst the majority of the shutters that we work with are of the Louvre style there is always an option to use SOLID PANEL SHUTTERS as a great alternative.

Constructed in the same hardwood timbers as our classic shutters they are just perfect for clients who wish to retain a traditional feel, within their homes. They work very well indeed as both ‘tier on tier’ or as full height panels and most definitely bring a classic ‘period style’ to  windows within older/listed properties.

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Solid Panel Shutters

Solid Panel Shutters

We’ve written before about the possibilities for solid panel shutters, but think it’s worth another mention, since  more & more clients are asking us about them (or is it just that more & more clients are finding us.. probably a bit of both)

They look great and give a really ‘trad’ look to an interior. OK, so you can’t adjust slats (there are none), but you can choose from three panel styles and if your preference is for a high degree of blackout…they could be just the answer

These ones are in Elm timber in light oak stain finish.. we love’em!

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Stylish Cornwall Shutters with rebated slats

Stylish Cornwall Shutters with rebated slats

These shutters, were installed to a holiday apartment in St Ives, Cornwall.

The client was anxious to provide a good degree of blackout from the adjacent street lights at night, whilst also providing a stylish solution and sound insulation from noisy revelers passing by at night… the apartment is right next to a busy pavement.

The shutters delivered on all fronts… looking great but functioning very well on all practical levels too. Flat rebated slats give an additional level of blackout to the room, but also give a very contemporary aesthetic

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Kelly Hoppen Shutters in Devon

Kelly Hoppen Shutters in Devon

Having exclusivity for  ‘Kelly Hoppen’ Shutters in the South-West, means that we can really deliver a unique style to West Country Interiors..that is really unmatched by others

To embellish and complete the look of  a sharp & modern interior scheme, what better option can there be, than using a specification of Kelly shutters in one of the HIGH GLOSS finishes, as illustrated in these two separate projects recently completed

Sleek, glossy, glamorous and a total triumph… we love them!

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Bay Window Shutters

Bay Window Shutters

The beauty of using Plantation shutters in bay windows  is that they bring a really streamlined look to a room, which unlike heavy curtains also allow for maximum control of light at all times of day and evening.

We designed the shutters to accommodate a frame section to the top of the windows, that allow the PANELS to be hinged independently top and bottom, thereby allowing the stained glass windows to be shown fully if desired. The shutter frames align perfectly  with the window frames

Silk White paint finish with  our largest 114 mm slats, complement the interior scheme and the proportions of the room look perfect

Magnificent Arch Shutters in Bristol

Magnificent Arch Shutters in Bristol

Once in a while, we come across a shutter project that really stands out from the conventional and this is a great case in point.

This stunning building has a former industrial pedigree and has now been imaginatively converted into a series of apartments  situated on the waterfront in Bristol, in a burgeoning area of development.

The defining exterior characteristic of the building are the magnificent arched window openings, which are perfect for the installation of shutters. From within, they deliver amazing style,  fantastic privacy and great light control… perfect for modern living!

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Idle rocks Hotel. St Mawes. Cornwall

Idle rocks Hotel. St Mawes. Cornwall

Bedroom and  bathroom shutters , at the newly refurbished hot spot  in St Mawes… The Idle Rocks Hotel.

The client wanted the shutters to complement the curtains and opted for ‘Cafe Style’ …for a  cool style statement and to prevent passing people on boats from peering in!

We love them AND it shows nicely that shutters and curtains can work well together.

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Kelly Hoppen Triangular Window Shutters in Taunton

Kelly Hoppen Triangular Window Shutters in Taunton

This stylish installation of our exclusive Kelly Hoppen designed Shutters work an absolute treat in this lovely, light filled barn conversion in Taunton, Somerset

89mm slats in High gloss linen paint finish,perfectly complement and elevate the stylish interior scheme adding a real touch of glamour to the mix

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