Shutters in Sidcup
The Shutter Studio in Sidcup
Sidcup is a major commuter town located in the county of Kent, South East England. Sidcup forms part of the London Borough of Bexley. Sidcup’s fantastic location has made it a hotspot for families and commuters alike while also neighbouring the London borough of Bromley; a major retail destination on the outskirts of London. Sidcup also offers regular and mostly on time train services which connect its residents to the heart of London, where you can take in all the delights of the capital, in under 30 minutes. Sidcup not only has convenient connections to Bromley and London, but is also a bus journey away from Bluewater – the largest retail centre in Kent which offers both shopping and restaurants of all cuisine. Bluewater is also a fun family day out, with leisure activities such as the trampoline park and the Sega Active Zone, as well as the cinema and adventure park.
With easy access to rural locations and local high streets such as Orpington, Bexley Heath, Swanley and Chislehurst – living in Sidcup offers plenty of scope to enjoy time off from work and spend precious time with friends and family. Local places of interest near Sidcup also include the areas of Greenwich and Blackheath, where you can take in the sites and enjoy a nice drink or bite to eat on the river, or on the stunning open spaces found on Blackheath common. Other experiences include Greenwich’s famous market or Cutty Sark tours which are great for both adults and children alike.
Popular shutter styles in Sidcup
Sidcup has always been a destination that The Shutter Studio has provided our services to, however in recent years the popularity of Sidcup has further increased demand for shutters in the area.
Cafe height shutters are a popular choice of style for victorian style houses, where tall windows with natural break points provide an easy fit in terms of style. 1930’s homes are probably the most common property style you will see in the Greater London area as a whole. These houses boast grand bay windows which are the perfect fit for either cafe style or full height shutters. Full height shutters enable the windows to be dressed from top to bottom, whereas a cafe style shutter will always have less of an impact. Many people worry that a full height shutter will block out too much light, especially in airy downstairs rooms, however full height shutters can be made more flexible by using a midrail, which splits the louvres of the shutters and enables the top section to open separately to the bottom. You’ll find once the louvres are fully open, even at the top of the window, the difference in light between a full height and cafe height shutters are minimal but a full height shutter gives much better control over both light and privacy.
Half height solid shutters are a less popular option but one that’s seen increased growth. These shutters can be hand-built in our Kent workshop to fit your exact specification and needs, so if you’re looking for something a little bit special you can count on our carpentry team to build something that really suits your windows. Alternatively, our raised panel shutters are made to measure and are made from the same materials as our louvred shutters. Half height solid shutters add much more privacy than plantation shutters at the expense of light, which is why our half height shutters are much more popular.
Not just shutters…
As with all London-belt towns Sidcup properties need to cater for the commuters and as a result, new build residential apartments have been on the increase in the area. The design of these properties often seeks to maximise the amount of light filtering into the property, to create much more appealing, natural living quarters. Although natural sunlight is a desirable feature in most homes, it does need to be balanced with glare and privacy. The Shutter Studio has developed its range with this balance in mind, not only in shutters, but with blinds that work on a variety of systems and styles. From venetian blinds to vertical blinds there will be a style, fabric and pattern to suit your tastes, desires and needs. Our wide range of blinds come with the option of blackout fabrics, which are ideally suited to bedrooms, and easy care fabrics which are almost impossible to misuse. The latest addition to our range are electric blinds which are perfect for difficult to reach or large windows.Using a remote control or hardwired switch our electric blinds offer the very latest in style and innovation, providing the ultimate modern touch to any home. Our whole range has been designed to give you as many options as possible, so if you’d prefer a sheer fabric that you can keep closed at all times, to a more private venetian blind all you need to do is tell your surveyor what your priorities are and they can make the best possible recommendation for you.
Not just shutters and blinds…
The Shutter Studio is a family run business that has sprouted from a carpentry and joinery background and we reserve a number of our employees for bespoke carpentry orders. As specialist cabinet makers our highly experienced team of qualified carpenters and joiners boast the experience and capabilities of hand making our shutters in our Sevenoaks workshop in Kent. Our knowledge in all aspects of carpentry is unprecedented, from raw materials to manufacturing techniques The Shutter Studio has always aimed to offer the best advice possible for all our customers. Our workshop is something that we are proud of, we manufacture almost everything in house which gives us complete control over our lead-times and quality while our state of the art machinery enables us achieve a finish on our carpentry which is to the highest level. This team within The Shutter Studio also manufactures and installs fitted wardrobes, alcove units, wall panelling, custom built window seats and radiator covers.
Your shutter journey
If you’d like to come and talk through your requirements in person, our showrooms located in Beckenham and Croydon are there to showcase our fantastic range of products. We welcome people to pop in and take a look or, alternatively, we offer a free home consultation service where we can go through your requirements in the comfort of your own home. The whole Shutter Studio are proud to be one of the finest suppliers of Plantation shutters, blinds and bespoke carpentry. Our level of investment and passion for excellence means we rely on independent review sites such as CheckATrade and Trustpilot for feedback and ideas for improvement.