How much do Shutters Cost? Guide to save you money and time

16 Jan 2023

How much do Shutters Cost? Guide to save you money and time

Crafted Shutters: Your Ultimate Guide to Cost-Effective Shutter Solutions

Navigating the world of shutters can be overwhelming, with 70% of buyers seeking multiple quotes to find the perfect fit and the best value. Crafted Shutters simplifies this process, offering you a comprehensive breakdown of shutter costs, saving you valuable time.

Average Shutter Costs in the UK: A Quick Overview Each window and shutter is unique, but here’s a general pricing guide for your reference:

Small Window: Starting at £250, fully measured and fitted

Medium Window: Starting at £450, fully measured and fitted

Large Window & Bay Windows: Starting at £650, fully measured and fitted.

Starting Price for Custom-Fitted Shutters: From £189.00.

For a initial quote, simply send us your window measurements and photos or feel free to book a home survey

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DIY Shutters: Are They Really Cost-Effective?

While DIY shutters might seem cheaper initially, they often don’t equate to savings.

We  recommend comparing DIY prices with quotes from local shutter professionals before committing financially.

The costs are frequently comparable, and with DIY, you’re tasked with the design, measurement, ordering, and installation – a significant undertaking for a made-to-measure product that leaves little room for error.

By choosing a local shutter expert, you transfer the responsibility, ensuring peace of mind and saving time.

Our experience with over 1000 customers has shown that DIY often ends up being more costly or lacking in value, leading them to prefer the expertise of a local professional. Despite DIY shutter websites promoting low starting prices from £65 and up to 40% savings, we encourage you to do your homework.

Crafted Shutters’ prices are competitive, with the added benefit of professional service.
When it comes to enhancing your home with shutters, several factors influence the price, ensuring you get the best value for your investment.

Here’s what affects the cost:

Window Size: The primary determinant of shutter pricing.
Material Choices: Options range from PVC and engineered wood to premium hardwood and robust aluminium security shutters.
Tilt Mechanism: Upgrades like hidden or silent tilt mechanisms add to the cost but are highly sought after.
Design Style: Unique shapes and tier-on-tier styles may increase the price.
Additional Hardware: Custom handles and ring pulls, typically for solid panelled shutters, are extra.
Colour Selection: Non-standard colours can raise the price.
Motorisation: The convenience of remote-controlled shutters is available for an additional cost.

Bay Window Shutter Pricing: The size of your bay window is the main factor in determining cost.

Additional features like custom angled bay posts, essential for the perfect fit, may add to the total. While DIY options might omit these details they do not include essential bay posts for sleek deign, we recommend using our online quotation tool for an accurate price for your bay window shutters.

Victorian 3-Part Bay: Starting from £550

Box Bay: Starting at £650

Cafe Style curved Bay: starting from £495

Special Shapes: starting from £550

MDF (Engineered wood Shutters)

Most Cost-Effective Shutter Material For most windows, MDF shutters are a budget-friendly choice. Their durability and the sleek polymer finish make them a popular alternative to hardwood, which is generally 10-30% more costly.

Alson known as craftwood shutters, they are a favourite in the UK market, offering longevity and aesthetic appeal at an affordable price point.

Starting from £260 per square meter, our MDF shutters are designed, supplied, and installed to meet your needs.

PVC (British made Shutters)

Another great solution for shutters is our Fauxwood shutters which are manufactured with an extruded, composite material, reinforced with an aluminium core.

We recommend an Aluminium core to prevent the panels from being flimsy or twisting. Once again check with suppliers the vinyl shutters are not hollow and use a Aluminium core.

PVC shutters are great from windows with high moisture i.e. bathrooms, kitchens or rooms with high condensation like bedrooms. PVC shutters are waterproof and come with a 10 year warranty.

Hardwood Shutters

Hardwood Shutters For those seeking the timeless elegance of hardwood, Crafted Shutters provides premium options tailored to your preferences.

Key Factors in Shutter Pricing At Crafted Shutters, we believe that genuine hardwood shutters should be crafted from 100% wood. Our preferred materials include durable Paulownia and elegant Basswood, ensuring a premium finish.

Be vigilant of retailers, particularly online, who label their products as “Hardwood shutters” yet incorporate plastic components to reduce costs. True quality lies in the details, so if a price seems too good to be true, it likely is.

Authentic Hardwood Shutters: Starting from £290 per square meter, reflecting true craftsmanship and quality.

The Value Proposition of Shutters

Shutters are not just window coverings; they’re a long-term investment in your home’s comfort and style. Unlike blinds, which are prone to damage from delicate strings and cords, or curtains that can fade and become outdated, shutters offer enduring elegance and low maintenance. Moreover, they are recognized for their superior insulating properties, keeping your home cozy in winter and cool in summer, contributing to energy savings.

Choose Crafted Shutters for a blend of quality, style, and affordability. Let us help you make an informed decision for your home’s shutter needs.

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