The shutters market is going from mansion to mainstream with sales growing at a rate of 35% a year and showing no signs of abating, says an article in the Sunday Times on 29 March 2015. The report goes on to say that the shutters market is now worth in excess of £100 million with homeowners seeing them as an investment that adds value to the property. 51% increase in energy efficiency It also highlights a report from Glasgow Caledonian University which found that shutters increased the thermal performance of historic windows by 51% - great news for energy efficiency. Holistic approach Victoria Harrison, editor of popular home design and renovation website, Houzz, is also quoted as saying that shutters are a trend that shows no signs of slowing down judging by the number of homes they’re seen in. She also believes that while living rooms are leading the way, many people are taking a holistic approach and having shutters throughout the house. White though remains by far and away the most popular colour with light grey a distant second. The article does also talk about the baffling choice and the number of companies offering products and services from fully bespoke to DIY. Getting the design right for the type of home and window is key and this is where we believe you can make a real difference, backed up we hope, by our technical know how and expertise. After researching various shutters companies and what they have to offer, the article’s writer is won over by the product and believes that there is a revolution going on inside our windows – from Cornwall to North Yorkshire and everything in between!