Nicknamed ‘doughnut, or roundabout city’ because of the number of large roundabouts found in the area, Basingstoke is the second largest town in Hampshire with a population of approximately 175,730 people spread between approximately 76,000 dwellings. With an abundance of windows to dress, interior window shutters are the ideal addition to Basingstoke properties. Shutters are increasing in popularity beyond London and the surrounding areas and as they do, Plantation Shutters South are the experts to provide the very best quality shutters for you.
Basingstoke is a busy base for both residential and businesses and is home to industries and professional services including IT, Insurance, and telecommunications. Many large companies including GAME, Motorola and Sony Professional Solutions have also located their UK or European headquarters in Basingstoke seeing it become an important economic centre. The most notable household name to come from Basingstoke’s retail/ design industry is Thomas Burberry who opened his first shop in Basingstoke in 1856 and eventually expanded to into the global brand as it is known today.
On maps, Basingstoke has a kite-like shape as the physical expansion is limited by the M3 south of the town and green belt to the north and north-east causing it to form into a kite-like shape. An expansion in the population of Basingstoke (relative to the global increase) in line with a worldwide increase has seen the Popley, Hatch Warren and Beggarwood areas experience rapid growths in housing to accommodate demand. The variation of house styles found across Basingstoke means that a range of best quality window shutter styles, materials and designs can be suitable across many different windows no matter the shape, size, or how bespoke in nature they are.
Nature lovers in Basingstoke may spend their time at Eastrop park on the pedal boating lake, the model boat club, children’s play area and paddling pool and an abundance of organised walks hosted at the park for all abilities. Other outdoor favourites in the area are Crabtree plantation or Black Dam Ponds where patient spectators might enjoy some bird watching.
Arts fans can head to Haymarket theatre and enjoy a show by theatrical groups as well as celebrity musicians, comedians, and performers. There is plenty of information available online or from Basingstoke’s local help points to help find perfect experiences and have the best possible time during visits to the town. Shopaholics might enjoy the multiple shopping locations across the town in Festival place, The Malls or even extend the days activities with a trip to one of the many cafes or to the Vue cinema.
Outside of the town is the Aquadrome swimming pool located in the leisure park. The Park also features an ice rink, bowling alley, indoor sky-diving centre with ski and surf machines, Bingo club and Odeon cinema as well as a restaurant and fast-food outlets. The leisure park is home to the living history Milestones Museum which contains a network of streets and buildings including a 1940s candy store and antique cars based on the history of Hampshire allowing visitors to take a step back in time.
If you’re based in Basingstoke and looking to get shutters, our Plantation Shutters South representative Allister can expertly measure, order and fit your lovely new shutters for you. There are plenty of options to contact our friendly team from email to phone and arrange measure and installation of your shutters in any window or door areas that you may be looking for in your property. The multiple benefits on offer from shutters including light control, insulation and using slats to obstruct the view of the interiors and allow additional privacy in the home.