Our eco shutters

Our shutters are ‘forest friendly’ – at no extra cost

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In line with the B&Q timber policy and buying standards, California Shutters is proud to offer FSC certified poplar wood shutters at no extra cost.  While many companies talk of ‘ethically sourced wood’ or ‘sustainable shutters’ there is one true mark that reflects our commitment to the environment – the official stamp of the FSC

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) is the world’s leading international body, responsible for checking that wood has been sourced from well managed forests which do not impact on the environment.

Our supplier has held their FSC certification since 2008, ensuring that the timber used for their FSC products has been verified as meeting FSC’s strict rules. You can read more about our FSC shutters from the FSC web site.

Wooden shutters keep your house warm

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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 – the hot areas showed up red and colder ones in blue.

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 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.

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