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Eco-friendly Luxury Shutters: Top Picks for Sustainable Scottish Homes

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Did you know our homes emit more carbon than our cars? It’s a fact! Now, what if I told you that there’s a way you can help minimise those harmful household emissions? Are you interested? If you’re planning to spring clean the interior decor of your home, opting for eco-friendly shutters can help reduce your environmental footprint, and you could also save money on your household bills.

Understanding Shutters

Shutters are versatile, stylish and sustainable window coverings that come in a variety of styles, materials and sizes. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what they are and why they’re gaining popularity as the number-one choice for windows throughout Scotland, the UK and across the globe.

What Are Shutters?

Shutters are solid window coverings often made from wood, vinyl or composite materials that fit snugly into your window or door frames. They usually comprise horizontal slats (louvres) that can be manually or electronically adjusted to control light and airflow into the rooms of your home or business.

The most common types of shutters include:

  • Cafe-style shutters: These only cover the lower portion of your windows to provide privacy while still allowing lots of natural light in.
  • Full-height shutters: These cover the full height of your windows for maximum privacy, light control and insulation. They are sometimes known as Plantation shutters.
  • Tier-on-tier shutters: These comprise two or more panels that operate independently for flexible light control and privacy options.
  • Solid Panel Shutters: These have no gaps between the panels to provide total privacy, light blockage and enhanced soundproofing.

Each style of shutter offers unique benefits, allowing you to choose the ideal option for your needs.

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Shutters?

At the Scottish Shutter Company, our eco-friendly shutters are more than just a window covering; they’re an investment in your property’s comfort, efficiency and style. Shutters are a top choice for Scottish homeowners like you, looking to improve the aesthetics of their interiors while minimising their environmental impact and reducing energy costs. 

Here’s why:

Reduced Need For Artificial Lighting

By adjusting the louvres of your eco-friendly shutters, you can regulate the amount of natural light entering your homes and reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day. This will reduce energy usage and electricity bills.

Increased Thermal Efficiency

Window shutters provide thermal insulation, which helps to reduce heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer. This can decrease reliance on heating and cooling systems and lead to lower energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions.

Built To Last

Built and guaranteed to last for years, our high-quality window eco-friendly shutters often outlast other window covering options like curtains or blinds. Their durability means you’ll need fewer replacements over time which reduces waste and minimises the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposal.

Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Materials

Eco-friendly window shutters from the Scottish Shutter Company are made from sustainable materials such as responsibly sourced wood or eco-friendly composites. By choosing shutters made from renewable materials you help to conserve natural resources and support sustainable forestry practices.

Healthier Living Environments

Unlike curtains or blinds, which can trap dust and allergens, window shutters are easy to clean and maintain. They can help promote better indoor air quality in your home by reducing the accumulation of dust and pollutants, creating a healthier living environment for you, your family, friends and pets.

Investing in eco-friendly shutters is a fantastic way to enhance the sustainability of your home, contribute to a greener future, and potentially save money in the long term.

Our Top Eco-Friendly Shutters

Eco-friendly shutters aren’t only great for reducing the carbon footprint of your home and your utility bills, they’re also pretty eco-friendly to produce too. We’d be proud to have the following eco-friendly shutters in our homes, and we’ll tell you why…

bermudaBermuda

Crafted from MDF that’s engineered from wood that would otherwise have been discarded and ABS louvres that are fully recyclable, Bermuda is an environmental win-win!

figiFiji

Made from quick-growing hardwood sourced from sustainable forests, our Fiji shutters ensure responsible harvesting that allows for regrowth and continued carbon absorption.

SCraft Material 0001 CubacropCuba

Our recently featured Cuba shutters are a winning combination of style and sustainability. The frame is made from waste-reducing MDF, while the slats are sourced from sustainable hardwood forests.

javaJava

Yes, they’re tough, durable plastic, but they’re also 100% recyclable! Made from ABS, Java can be melted down at the end of its lifecycle and used to form something new.

Transform The Aesthetics And Environmental Footprint Of Your Home With Eco-Friendly Shutters

Beyond transforming, complimenting and enhancing the look of your home, eco-friendly shutters contribute to lower carbon emissions and a healthier planet. By investing in eco-conscious choices, you’re not just improving your environmental footprint, you’re also making a positive impact on the world around you.

To explore our range of eco-friendly shutters in more detail, click here to request a copy of our brochure, and discover how you can enhance both the look and environmental credentials of your home.

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David Browne

David is Co-Founder and Project Director at the award-winning, Best Family Business 2020 – the Scottish Shutter Company. David has over 35 years’ experience in running and growing small businesses.

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