Our plantation shutters are ‘planet-friendly’ – at no extra cost
We are committed to being environmentally responsible in all areas of our business. Our timber and vinyl materials buying policy and buying standards fall in line with this ethos.
At The Shutter Store we choose to offer a range of materials from which your shutters can be made. Whether choosing American Wood Core, Luxe Polyvinyl or any of our range of hardwoods, we ensure that the materials we use have a minimal impact on the environment.
For us, purchasing timber that is sourced from sustainable forests is a must. Handling waste or the by-products of manufacture in a sensible way is how we operate. We always try, where possible, to manufacture close to our customers and deliver shutters in the most economical way we can. We want to operate as an eco-friendly business, and all that we do is aimed at being a good 'Green' business.
All our shutters are made with sustainability and the environment in mind. This is especially true of our most eco-friendly shutter: Eco Wood.
Made from the finest quality wood composites, we utilize up to 95% of every tree during production. Plus, all our trees are fast-growing and easily replaced.
They’re incredibly durable too, withstanding temperatures of up to 140°F, sunlight damage, and resisting cupping and warping.
All of this, combined with the same value, quality, and style you can expect from The Shutter Store, adds up to the most eco-friendly shutter on the market.
Wooden shutters keep your house warm
Studies have shown that wooden shutters can help insulate your home – keeping heat in and bills down (good to know when fuel costs are rising).
In fact, Edinburgh World Heritage discovered that you could almost completely stop heat leaking through large Victorian and Georgian windows just by closing the shutters at dusk. They used a thermal imaging camera to show where heat was escaping from a house.
In the thermal image to the left, you can see how little heat is leaking upstairs when the shutters are closed – compared with how much is being lost downstairs when the shutters are wide open.
The UK's BBC News even covered the story, reporting that closed wooden shutters ‘act like double glazing’.
Our packaging is 75% recyclable
Let’s all do our bit for the planet! Once you unpack your shutters, you’ll be able to recycle the cardboard packaging, which is great news for you – and the environment.