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Plantation Shutters and Conservatory Blinds

Increasingly, as I visit homes around Jersey, I see people moving away from traditional curtains  and off the shelf blinds towards made to measure wood and wood-effect venetians and plantation shutters.

Shutters, particularly, make a big difference to any room, changing its character and adding a touch of made to measure luxury that more and more people are finding fits with their lifestyle and looks good in almost any situation and any building style. In everything from an ultra-modern apartment to a traditional farm cottage, or an art-deco, Georgian or Victorian house (and any other style you care to mention), made-to-measure plantation shutters are completely at home.

Whether you’re seeking shade, privacy or just a new and timeless look, plantation shutters can transform your home or any room within it.

And talking of shade, if you have a conservatory you’ll know how quickly it can become uncomfortably hot on any sunny day from spring to autumn. It’s not always feasible to open a window or door and you might want a little more control than that, maybe shading one part of your conservatory and letting the sunshine into another part. In that case, you might want to consider roof blinds. Pleated roof blinds can be custom-made to fit almost any shape and type of conservatory, can be opened and closed individually, and can be manually operated (either by wand or hand crank) or powered, with a power crank or integral, programmable, remote-controlled motors in each blind.

You can complete the look and add privacy, shade and insulation, with various types of side window blinds, too.big shutter closed

All of these, as well as more traditional blinds and curtains, are now available in Jersey from Hillarys Blinds, the biggest name in blinds in the UK. You can see more  on their website. but contact me directly to arrange a priority appointment with their Jersey advisor.

How Can You Reach Me?

Let me count the ways…

Actually, there are seven ways you can contact me at Flatpack Jersey. The easiest way, since you’re here already, is to use the contact form on the right.

You can also follow me on Twitter and then send me a direct message, or just tweet to @Flatpack_Jersey and I’ll get back to you.

When you follow me on Facebook you’ll also be able to send me a private message there, or you can just post to the timeline. Find me at (we also still cover the Suffolk UK area).

Finally, you can just pick up your phone and either call or text me, at 07797 827862.

In the last week alone I’ve had bookings from six of those seven methods. Only the Facebook timeline is yet to break its duck. You can be the first if you like but the enquiry form is right here >>>


New Lower Minimum Charge

With immediate effect, I’m introducing a new minimum fee of just £20. This will apply for all smaller jobs, up to about 30 minutes’ work, and replaces the minimum one hour rate that applied before (currently £35)

That means smaller jobs are now more affordable. I can do this because few places in Jersey are difficult to get to, so I’m happy to waive my travel time (and expense).

In fact, I can easily cycle to and from most small jobs, which means my costs are minimal, and I want to pass that saving on to you.

As an example, I assembled four IKEA chairs in about half an hour this week, and four simple tables took about the same amount of time. Not many jobs are quite that simple, but a bedside cabinet or basic small bookcase could take about 30 minutes, too.