Welcome to the CP Shutters Blog
Here at CP Shutters we have seen many changes to the world of Shutters over the past decade. Our own company has grown into one of the largest independents in the UK and Shutters are continually changing with more options and styles arising seemingly every month. Here we intend to keep you up to date with the latest Plantation Shutter trends, news and tips so you never miss a thing.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on November 29, 2017 at 6:25 AM|
It’s that time of year where the world goes crazy for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. It has always confused us at CP Shutters, does a reduction in an often over inflated price really make a difference? We opt to make our customers lives much more simple. We advertise our prices, all year around, inclusive of VAT, Delivery and Installation, fair, clear and easy.
To price our Shutters we simply choose a range, for example our LDF at £259 per square metre, measure the area of the window or door, say 1.5m2 and times them together, = £388.50.
It means our customers have a clear figure in mind often before we even turn up for a survey, plus they have the peace of mind that CP Shutters do not over inflate prices just to give fictitious discounts.
So if you would like a quote from the largest Shutter specialist in Essex who also happens to be Trading Standards Approved, call us today on 01702 68 69 70.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on October 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM|
Our clients in Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex had a beautiful mid terrace home but very unusual windows. The awkward shapes didnt suit curtains or blinds, but as ever Shutters saved the day again. They were the perfect finishing touch to the incredible decor.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on September 14, 2017 at 5:00 AM|
Shutters have never been so popular and CP Shutters have never been so busy! You may well have seen our teams driving up and down the roads of Essex, on surveys, qualifications and installations. If you would like one of them to visit you just give us a call! on 01702 68 69 70 or follow the links on this site.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on September 13, 2017 at 6:25 AM|
We love hearing from our Happy customers and receiving their great reviews! Just like this lovely message on our Facebook page. We are so proud of our reputation, it’s the reason our business continues to grow year on year. Would you like CP Shutters to design, build and install Shutters for you? Call us today on 01702 68 69 70 or follow the contact us links at the top of this page!
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on September 4, 2017 at 6:30 AM|
Clients love the idea on being able to open certain sections of the bespoke interior Shutters and keep others closed. For example customer’s increasingly ask for the ability to open the top third or quarter of their window shutter while keeping the remaining sections closed. The advantage of this is most apparent in a bedroom, a client can get changed etc in their room, with the lower sections closed, yet leave the top open. This allows natural light into the room, but stops people looking in. If a window has a fan light, this is an ideal place to include a midrail, thus dividing the louvre sections, however some windows have no natural break, so another solution is required. Enter the split louvre, our Shutter mechanism can be designed to divide louvre sections without the requirement of a midrail. For a demonstration call us on 01702 68 69 70 and book a free survey!
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on September 4, 2017 at 6:10 AM|
Of course interior plantation Shutters come in all shapes, sizes and styles, but by far the most popular configuration is a full height Shutter with mid-rail. Simply put, this configuration is when a Shutter covers the entire window or door and incorporates a midrail (a piece of material that is built within the Shutter door itself). The midrail has many benefits that include strengthening the Shutter but most importantly, provides the ability to divide louvre sections. With separate sections of louvres, customers can choose to close certain areas of the Shutter, while keeping others open. Excellent for privacy while allowing sunlight into a room.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on September 1, 2017 at 6:25 AM|
CP Shutters has long been the number one choice for bespoke interior Shutters. Due to our popularity, our team has needed to grow! So we introduce you to our excellent new recruits, Zayddin, Wayne, Ethan, Becky and Baby Harry!
Our continued success is only possible due to the incredible praise and recommendations we receive from our happy customers. We are proud to supply and install the highest quality plantation Shutters in Essex and will do so for many years to come!
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 29, 2017 at 8:15 AM|
Many of you will be returning home over the coming weeks from summer holidays across the continent. Many would have noticed that plantation Shutters are abundant across countries such as France and Spain. However you may also have noticed that some have opted for Cafe styled Shutters. Indeed this is something that happens in the UK too, when you have a window that needs a certain something to both finish it off and add privacy, cafe styled Shutters could be the option for you. Ever elegant and lower in cost due to their smaller dimensions, Cafe style Shutters are becoming a British favourite.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM|
At CP Shutters we value all of our customers, whether your order comes to £50 or £20000. We will never turn down a project due to its value, every window or door we design a Shutter for gets the full CP Shutters care and attention. So do you have a cloakroom window in need of a Shutter? maybe a whole house project? call us today on 01702 68 69 70
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 24, 2017 at 9:50 AM|
Ever wondered what to dress your Bathroom and Ensuite windows with? The trouble is curtains and blinds attract mould when wet, and Showering or Bathing generates huge amounts of steam. The solution? At CP Shutters we have our Hollywood range. Crafted and designed to be 100% Waterproof, this amazing Shutter is created using Marine Grade Stainless Steel working parts and Hinges. You can literally point your Shower at it and the Shutter will remain undamaged. Easy to clean and perfect for privacy. Of course many Bathroom windows have frosted glass, but even silhouettes can be seen through these especially at night. Only a bespoke Shutter can offer an easy to clean, 100% private and practical solution.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 24, 2017 at 4:55 AM|
Here at CP Shutters we known for precision and perfection when it comes to designing and installing our bespoke plantation Shutters. We work within tiny tolerances when measuring and fitting our window Shutters, that’s why we are commissioned to work on some of the most complicated and exciting interior Shutter projects around Essex. Our products and wealth of experience allow us to create Shutters that are the most accurate on the Shutter market. Without this attention to detail we simply would not be able to create some of the most stunning work our company has worked on over the years. If you have an interesting Shutter project for us, even if other companies have turned you away, please call our Shutter experts on 01702 68 69 70 and find out how we can help you.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 22, 2017 at 5:10 AM|
Did you know that CP Shutters have won an award for service in the 2017 Houzz awards? We are immensely proud of this achievement, yet another recognition of the high customer service standards we set ourselves being reached. We will continue to endeavour and strive to give you not only the best quality Shutters around, but the best experience too, we know with our clients continued support we can continue to win awards year on year.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 22, 2017 at 5:05 AM|
Did you know you can now find us on Instagram? Keep right up to date with our latest Shutter projects in Essex, news about CP Shutters and get inspiration from our Shutter gallery. Just click the link: https://www.instagram.com/cp_shutters_uk/" target="_blank">CP Shutters Instagram and follow us today!
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 22, 2017 at 4:50 AM|
What else could look as beautiful as a perfectly crafted and installed interior plantation Shutter designed specifically for a bay window? We don’t think it can be beaten. We have now installed over 8500 interior shutters throughout Essex, many of which were designed and installed on bay windows. Of course bay windows come in all shapes and sizes, but the fact that our Shutters are 100% bespoke means they will always look incredible. You will wonder how you ever lived without them!
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 22, 2017 at 4:30 AM|
There are many subtle differences between certain Shutter products on the market today. Here at CP Shutters we will only ever use the most premium Shutter products around. We insist on the very best, down to the tiniest detail; like our Hidden rod option. Most Shutter companies offer a "Hidden rod" choice for their Shutters. This is achieved by removing a rod from the front of the shutter and instead riveting a thin, metallic rod too the rear of the door. This means you cannot see rods from the front of your Shutter, however you can see them from outside your home. At CP Shutters we don’t think this is good enough, so we have a truly hidden rod mechanism. Our Hidden rods are 100% hidden, clean both sides for the very best look. In addition, the lack of any rods means you cannot accidentally break them while cleaning. If you would like more information on this, or indeed wish to book a survey, why not call us today? on 01702 68 69 70
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 22, 2017 at 4:10 AM|
Shutters should do and be many things, beautiful to look at, warm your home, be fantastic at keeping nosey neighbours from looking in and of course be easy to clean. Our interior Shutters have many advantages over other products on the market and cleaning, is one of them. Due to their multiple layers of paint and perfectly smooth finish, our Shutters can be cleaned with little effort. It is advised that customer use nothing more than a microfibre cloth or even a baby wipe. So much easier than washing curtains or dusting around the awkward cords on blinds!
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM|
Year on year CP Shutters continues to grow larger and larger. We are now one of the largest interior Shutter specialists in the UK. As demand increases for our product and services, we will continue to recruit the very best talent from the Essex area to join our team. Recently we have welcomed some new starters, including Becky in our Westcliff Shop, Zayddin as a full time installer and Wayne to assist Zayddin with his projects. We will soon be updating out "family photo" with a little information about each team member in the coming months! Watch this space!
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM|
As our numerous customers know, our reputation means everything to us. CP Shutters have been supplying and installing premium quality Shutters in Essex for over ten years. But not only do we need product that will stand the test of time but have customer service levels to match.That’s why we are so proud when we get feedback like this, our latest Customer Satisfaction Report generated by none other than Trading Standards.
|Posted by Christopher Petrou on August 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM|
Here at CP Shutters we have always found that customers tend to ask for simple, elegant, white plantation Shutters. They make up at least 90% of our orders and generally dominate the interior Shutter market but in recent times, we have started to find our clients getting a little braver when it comes to colour choices.
Even in the past few weeks, we have installed a few more interior Shutters featuring a wood effect, be it Weathered teak or French oak, these Shutters look absolutely stunning in the right setting, making their owners homes the envy of their neighbours.
If you would like to learn more about the colours we offer throughout the CP Shutter range, call on 01702 68 69 70 where one of our members of staff will be happy to help.