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Is France losing the colour from it’s shutters? volets colorés

Colourful French shutters were commonplace in France but today the tradition is fading fast. The Identity of France All too often I see the iconic colourful array of shutters adorning homes (volets battants)in France dwindling! Call me nostalgic but it has long been considered a part of Frances identity and heritage for centuries. So why …

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Security window shutters, Are they compulsory in France?

The window shutter is a useful yet attractive addition to any home. I always wondered what the obsession was with window shutters! Are shutters necessary? Window shutters are necessary for the security of every French home and are becoming popular around the world for security and trendy colonial style homes. But modern windows are secure! …

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How to Measure for your new Shutters? Updated January 2019

So you are ready to order but you need your opening measurements to add to our online site calculator and order pages. Don’t despair as it is easy to provide accurate measurements for us to put your order into production. Just follow these simple rules below and all will be tranquil. Skip to the bottom …

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What ‘Tools’ do I need? to DIY install my new shutters?

If like me you have an obsession with tools you probably have everything you need to make a success of it. For many who have gone on this French adventure will more than likely be a virgin to renovations and as such will need to collect a new and exciting toolbox. There are many specialist …

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SECURITE EST PREFERE AVEC LA VOLET, volet sur mesure

What are Shutters for?

They aid with the control of light and privacy Volets are used in France to help to control internal temperatures by shading from the heat of the sun and the cold of winter The Sun is always welcome but without the protection provided by window shutters, furnishings can fade because of the UV light. UV …

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