Frequently Asked Questions

Aside from providing a high level of quality and service, here at Sleek Shutters and Glazing we want to ensure our customers feel fully informed and secure throughout the entire process. Below are the key questions we experience the most from potential customers. However, please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unable to find the answer you are looking for.

How much will my shutters  cost?

Shutter cost is calculated on size and number of windows or doors requiring shutters. We can provide a cost estimate over phone using the dimensions and a photograph of the window. Other factors such as finish, design and materials are also a factor however your consultant will be able to guide you through the process.

How long will it take for my glazing and  bi-folds to arrive?

Windows and doors have lead times of 4-5 weeks and we aim to fit within a week of arrival.

For more complex installations that require a building team we will provide time estimates as part of your quotation. 

What are the payment 

terms?

We will come to your home to provide an initial free quote with no obligation. On order confirmation we required a 50% up front fee with the remaining 50% collected 24 hrs ahead of your installation appointment.

Cash, credit and debit cards are also accepted (excluding American Express). If you would prefer to make a bank transfer via phone or online please contact our office.

How much will my glazing cost?

Due to the variety of glazing options for a simple supply and install and that other teams will need to estimate for any steel, foundation and brickwork  

we would require a home appointment ahead of providing a quotation.

We aim for our consultants to be with you within a week of your enquiry.

What is the 
process? 

Give us a call on 01892 3377 or enquire via the website to arrange a free consultation.

 

We will talk you though our range

of shutters and glazing to ensure the style and finish is perfect for you. Afterward we will provide a free no obligation quotation

I'm unsure shutters will fit my windows?

Our shutters are made to measure, so we are confident we will be able to find a solution the works for you. 

 

Shutters can be fixed in a range of ways to get around tight gaps, uneven walls and strange window openings.

 

Please get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements and they can walk you though the options available.

How long will it take for my shutters to arrive?

As your shutters are made to order specifically for your home our standard lead times are around 8-10 weeks (Covid and Brexit are sometimes impacting this). We aim to fit within a few days of receipt to the workshop.

Windows and doors have lead times of 4-5 weeks and we aim to fit within a week of arrival.

Who will install my

shutters and glazing?

For installation have dedicated glazing and shutter teams, each with specific skill sets suited to the job. So your new shutters and glazing are in safe hands. 

We also work with trusted tradesmen to install any structural changes as part of our project management service.

Arrange an appointment today

Contact us today for an in-home appointment or to see how we can help.

 

In-Home Shutter Appointment

In-Home Glazing Appointment

 If you prefer. we can provide cost estimates  for shutters using just the height and width of your window.

 

Other FAQ's

Below are more frequently asked questions from our customers. If you can't find what you are looking or would like more information please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss with a member of our team.

 What 's the best style of plantation shutters?

When considering plantation shutters for your home there are a many different styles and fitting combinations to consider. We have split the key styles into 9 categories to help with your selection.

Full Height Shutters, Café Style Shutters, Tier-on-tier Shutters, Bay Window Shutters, Shaped Shutters, Tracked Shutters, Conservatory Shutters, Solid Panel Shutters, and Tracked Shutters. A member of the team will be able to advise you what will work well with the window and style of your property. 

 What is the best material for shutters?

Choosing the best material for your plantation shutters is largely dependant on the room requirements and budget.

 

UPVC is a waterproof material. This makes uPVC the perfect material choice for plantation shutters in rooms with moisture or heat such as kitchens and bathrooms. Traditional wooden or composite materials can bow or warp if exposed to these elements. UPVC shutters are designed to match and blend with traditional wooden shutters.

Wooden Shutters have a large range of options;

MDF (medium density fibre) with is made from a fine wooden dust and  shaped with glue to form the desired shape.

 Composite wood materials formed using multiple wood species.

Hardwood, where the shutters are made from solid wood.  

MDF can offer a marginally cheaper price however is not as long lasting as other wood options, hardwood is the premium material for plantation style shutters given its durability, flexibility, and strength. Because of this Sleek Shutters and Glazing only provide hardwood as standard. 

 

We work with sustainable hardwoods such as paulownia and basswood this is a lightweight hardwood that can be sanded, stained, or sprayed to the desired effect.

 

Aluminium, security plantation shutters are also an option where added security is required. lockable and extremely durable this material provides extra peace of mind, keeping your home safe. 

 

Can you have shutters for windows that open inwards?

It is possible to have shutters for windows that open inwards. There are a number of work arounds and solutions to installing shutters to windows of this style. A member of the team will be able to walk you through these and discuss your options.

 

How do I measure my window for shutters?

Sleek Shutters and Glazing can provide a same day cost estimate for your shutters. Just send us the dimensions and a photo and we will send you a quote. There may be small adjustments if you choose additional options such as blackout or colour matching services, but we pride ourselves on being pretty accurate!

With standard windows it is simply the case of taking the height and width measurements to the edge of the window frame or window reveal.

 

For bay windows, it is simply a case of starting from the left and working across. Take the measurement from the outer edge of the frame to the next angle or cut line of the next frame. Repeat for the middle pane and the final right pane. To measure the height, measure from the windowsill to the top of the window frame or top reveal. If you would prefer to book a home visit contact u to arrange an in-home consultation.