Your shutters are available in three material types
Made from Paulownia wood which is a lightweight, strong and fast-growing hardwood sourced from Northern Asia.
The widely spaced growth rings in the timber mean it offers slightly less density than Basswood, so to compensate for this it is treated with a gesso coating (acrylic polymer base) prior to it going through a refined painting process. Paulownia offers excellent dimensional stability due to it’s engineered core which greatly reduces the possibility of warping. It’s fine grain texture, knot-free appearance and low oil content make it the perfect timber for staining and painting.
We use Hardwood for all parts of the shutter including frame, stile, top and bottom rails, louvres and mid rails.
Paulownia is fully FSC Certified meaning it comes from a certified sustainable source and it is able to regenerate from existing roots which are left undamaged and can regrow many times.
Offering excellent insulation properties, with its low thermal conductivity it will keep your house warm in winter and cool in the summer and help maintain the perfect ambient temperature in your home providing maximum comfort.
Basswood is often called Linden Wood, Limewood or Tilia Wood a common timber in Northern America. It offers exceptional stability and tightly spaced growth rings.
Basswood being a high-density hardwood, offers additional strength over Paulownia making it perfect for high access areas or large installations. It offers excellent dimensional stability due to its engineered core which greatly reduces the possibility of warping. A high quality, lightweight hardwood offering a smooth and consistent grain; making it perfect for painting.
In all our wooden shutters we use mortice and tenon joinery, and they undergo an extensive kiln drying process, prior to being machined.
More suited for wet rooms or areas of moisture our UPVC core composite shutter offers a smoother finish as they are man-made and will outlast any wood shutter. Unlike timber, UPVC shutters are resistant to moisture so can be installed in any room.
They have an excellent temperature operating range, will never warp, peel or flake. In addition, they are perfectly suitable for areas where hygiene is important. New technology in our painting process allows for UPVC to be finished in the same high-grade paint finish meaning no matter if you choose a solid wood or a waterproof shutter, to the naked eye the finish will be consistent.
Available in any colour and includes marine grade stainless steel hinges as standard to prevent rusting.
What our clients say about us.
"I recently purchased some cafe style shutters for my kitchen. I am extremely happy with the results and friends and family comment on them frequently. I found Longridge Shutter Co to be very helpful and professional and would recommend their product and service without reservation."
"Excellent service. Anthony and Will answered my initial query straight away and then turned up when they said they would. The advice they offered on options and colours was second to none and they helped throughout the whole process without being pushy. The shutters are excellent quality and beautiful....and much better value for money than local competitors. I would definitely recommend them to anyone and will be using them again."
"Can’t fault Longridge shutter Company. Will & Anthony are outstanding, faultless customer service, from quote to fitting a couple of weeks. My blinds are amazing, I am over the moon. Already had several wonderful comments on them. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you 5 stars all the way."