Sometimes we are invited to fit shutters in some of the most amazing places, and not just in London. We headed off to the beautiful city of Oxford to fit some interior shutters throughout a house that sits right on the River Thames and is a very short walk from the centre of the city and the world famous Oxford University.
While we fitted shutters in a variety of windows in this home, for this news story we wanted to take you through how we helped our client with the windows in their kitchen and living room that were flooding each room with light. Our client was looking for an option to give them control of that light and we had the perfect solution in mind.
First of all we have the kitchen, and as you can see from the picture above, the window takes up most of the wall space in there and does seem to be a large source of natural light. While the natural light is a key addition for any room, sometimes it can prove to be overpowering. And it’s not surprising that this is the case here. Our expert surveyor who traveled out to meet the client in Oxford suggested that the best style option was Full Height with a mid rail. This completely covers the window thus providing the much needed shelter from the overbearing light. The louvres will help our client have access to that light when it suits them. The inclusion of a mid rail is an excellent way of breaking up the appearance of the window. The client wanted the same for their back door and the two flanking windows as well which we think looks amazing.
While the design is the same for both rooms, the material that the client chose for them is different. While the back door, flanking windows and the rest of the windows we fitted in the house are made up of our Pearlwood material, the kitchen is made from the very durable Waterproof material. These shutters are the ideal solution if you are looking for a waterproof solution. They are manufactured from ABS and are perfectly suited to bathrooms, wet rooms and rooms that have condensation or humidity issues.
And aside from the kitchen, with the Pearlwood range that we fitted in every other window we installed for this client offers a custom colour matching option allowing you to have your shutters in your favourite colour. It is a very elegant product and can virtually be installed in any window – from bay to triangular windows and all styles and shapes in between. They are ideal for large window expanses or windows situated within roof spaces. It has one of the highest strength to weight ratios that we offer in our range.
The wood of the Pearlwood shutters is derived from the Paulownia tree. It is a very light hardwood which is intensively hand sanded and coated with fine layers of stain or paint for a brilliant lustrous finish.