The misunderstood town of Orpington has recently come into its own; just 15 miles south east of central London and served by trains to London Bridge and Victoria it’s become the latest destination for those looking for somewhere outside the capital. This Kent town also encompasses Petts Wood, Locksbottom and The Knoll, while being close to both Bromley and London so it really is a growing destination. With the additional investment in The Walnuts shopping centre is a major draw for the town centre, with your expected brands all having a presence as well as little known chains such as the delicious Creams Cafe and Scotts Pie and Mash.
Shutters for houses in Orpington
Orpington opened up as a commuter destination around the 1960s and has continued in this manner, and this is really reflected in the mix of housing in the area. The larger mock Tudor homes that were built in the mid 1960s mirror the trend at the time for more historic housing styles and village-green style communities. These high wooden windows suit our more expensive stained, white teak shutters and our solid shutter ranges which are more in keeping with the period style of building. With time building moved further out of the centre of town and towards a more arts and craft style building style with detailed arched porches and detailing at the top of the windows – be that stained glass or ironwork.
Nowadays most homes in Orpington have kept the Tudor style frontage without the wooden windows. New PVC windows with Georgian bars are a more common site in the middle of town, where the double glazing keeps out the noise of main roads and foot traffic. Many residents worry that their windows are too busy for shutters but there are simple ways to make Georgian bars work with shutters.
The Shutter Studio in Orpington
The Shutter Studio team work frequently in and around Orpington, with many of our team members based in the area. Our Beckenham showroom is only 20 minutes away from the centre of town and we offer free home consultations throughout the area. As well as shutters we are also pleased to fit a variety of blinds, including motorised roller blinds, and a variety of carpentry solutions. If you’re looking for a perfect solution you can give The Shutter Studio team a call on 0208 662 0126 or get in contact through our web form.
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