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Hard or Softwood Shutters .. made to measure in Limousin


Window shutters are an important part to French security and insurance companies are also requesting the insured to fit shutters as a matter of course, it may be prudent to check if there are any clauses in your policy. Brightly painted wooden shutters are a major part of french architectural heritage across France but sadly there are many homes without them especially newbuilds but the shutters don't only add security but help increase insulation and wind proofing. 1.25 per 25mm is the r/value for softwood so it will help to decrease your window heat loss.

We make Pine ledge and braced (Z frame) window shutters to your measurements. Our volets are supplied unpainted and constructed to allow for trimming & fitting. Although we supply our volets unfinished we are happy to finish shutters to your requirements at extra cost. We can also treat shutters against rot and insect infestation.

Although we mainly make Pine shutters we do manufacture Oak or Douglas fir shutters if you prefer and we also can utilise traditional methods of construction such as clinched nails if you prefer. This may be usful if you are trying to maintain authenticity to your old building. If it is made of wood we can make it. Our low cost pine shutter range start from Only 35 euros each. Specification: 22mm thick pine boards glued and mechanically fixed using a traditional ledge and braced contruction.

Volets sur mesure. Ce sont des pins et arrimés. Ils sont livrés peints et construite pour permettre à la pose.

How to Measure

If you would like to place an order we will need measurements of the window reveal. Largest width measurement and tallest measurement from the sill to the lintel. The measurement will be for 2 shutters (vantails) generally but the measurement will be fine for single shutters. Each pair will come with a closer to cover the central joint. This is fixed to one shutter only.

mesure and measurments of shutters and volets

Shutter Copying

If prefered we can copy your existing shutters including folding versions.

Shutter Repair

If you would like to maintnain the continuity of your shutters we can repair damaged or decayed shutters or make a matched replacement.

Timber Choice

Choosing the right timber can be the make or break in getting longetivity from your Volets/Shutters.

Oak is a fine choice but not always cost effective especially if you don't plan to stay in your home for many years. Oak is so durable and will out live most people with only minimal care it also compliments most masons and adds far more security than any soft wood.

Sapin or fir is a fairly good choice as lighter in weight and on your pocket. We glue our sapin / pin shutters as it seals behind the rails helping to prevent the water ingress you would expect in many brico / travaux suppliers.

Fitting and Delivery

We currently only supply but will be looking into providing a full service or reccomendations of installers. Delivery is offered local to 'Oradour Sur Vayres' we are looking at a possibility of delivery slots in limousin and maybe further..

Scrollart or Brico

Yes I agree that the Volet kits are good value but there are some key problems I believe with most of those ready made shutters. Ready made shutters like curtains need some altering and sometimes more than would be desirable as being detrimental to the structure of the shutter.

Our shutters are made to measure so need only minor trimming or none at all. .

Some of the ready mades come with hinges but in most cases the strap hinge is way too thin being much thinner than the hinges found on the shelf of the actual brico.

I believe that unless you have good woodworking skills then they should be left alone.

Ok then those Brico kits are cheap but if you have limited skill then what should you do? try to fit your self and never be satified or bite the bullet and commision us to produce your deservable new shutters. Shutters made to measure fit as they should.

Hardwood or not to Hardwood?

That is a question you will need to ask yourself after you inspect your property as hardwood shutters can weigh 100% more than softwod. When our lovely french properties were new those great Oak Shutters had no problem staying where they should but as our properties age so do the reveals where we expect the shutters to fit. The question is can your home hold Oak shutters and if the answer is No then pine or fir shutters should not be dismissed. Ill fitting Oak shutters are a danger to you and should be resolved asap. .



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Oradour sur Vayre, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France

Local to: Cussac, Chalus, Saint Laurent Sur Gorre, Saint Junien, Rochechouart, Champagnac la Riviere, Saint Cyr, Limoges, Serihac, Aixe Sur Vienne, Gorre,87


Price guide

This price guide is juat that 'a guide' but we do make shutters to fit any window opening.

Low Cost Shutter Range. Made using 22 mm thick boards. Prices for one single shutter but most windows will require a pair

Pricing based on 40e per m2 (40 euros per square metre)

Size upto:

height 1200mm X width 450mm 35 euros

height 1500mm X width 570mm 45euros

Door shutters based on 50e per m2

height 1800mm X width 650mm 50 euros

height 1950mm X width 570mm 50 euros

Other Sizes Availableshutter in the snow, element are harsh. Limnousin weather is unreliable

Standard Shutter Range. Made using 27 mm thick Volet boards. Prices for one single shutter but most windows will require a pair.

Pricing based on 40e per m2 (130 euros per square metre)

Size upto:

height 1200mm X width 450mm 65 euros

height 1500mm X width 570mm 75 euros

Door shutters based on 120e per m2

height 1800mm X width 650mm 105 euros

height 1950mm X width 570mm 105 euros

Other Sizes Available

Oak Shutter Range. Made using 22 mm thick long seasoned Oak boards. These may be pricey but will last a lifetime. Prices for one single shutter but most windows will require a pair.

Size upto:

height 1200mm X width 450mm 135 euros

height 1500mm X width 570mm 145 euros

height 1800mm X width 650mm 195 euros

height 1950mm X width 570mm 195 euros

Other Sizes Available

Bespoke to measure bevelled edges

Many reveals in France have angled edges which need special attention to the fit.

bevelled 45 degree reveals are common in france

special fitting bevelled shutters here in the Frence lands

Large set of bifold shutters

Picture supplied by 'Bob Healey' registered artisan. Bob Installed our Bifold Shutters, as usual to a high standard.

Large set of bifold shutters
























Notes of more that will come to the site during it's construction for use by website designer

Doors or portes are crafted using fine materials or budget options available
Shutters made in wood Oak and Pine
staircase made to measure for your home
stair is a single tread
handrailis attached to a balluster or bannister and sometimes the newel post
Volets are french for window covers or put over fenetre
Woodwork is what we do in our work shop
plaster services can be provided a low prices
deliveries are served by our friend in Limousin using his Merc sprinter
pyrography is for wood burning names or patterns into wood
pokerwork is also wood burning but with a red hot poker often heated in a furnace or wood burner

More of what we offer:

bbq wood,
Motorcycle camping
scroll saw patterns,
scroll saw,
wood burning,
scroll saw fretwork,
gift, present,
pine, oak,
scroll saw,
fret work,
free scroll saw patterns,
free scrollsaw patterns,
scrollsaw patterns,
free scroll saw plans,
scroll saw plans,
kids puzzles,
educational toys,
wooden toys,
puzzle plans,
3d puzzles,
childrens puzzles,
puzzle making,
puzzles for kids,
make puzzles,
create puzzles,
wood puzzles,
puzzle pieces,
wooden puzzle,
3d puzzle,
woodworking plans,
free woodworking,
Hobbies Gem,
scrap heap challenge,
Unusual Gifts

Name Plaques

Gifts For Mum


Horoscope gifts

Valentines gifts

Symbolic Gifts

Signs for the home

eco homecare

Motorcycle Camping

Cycle Camping

Hiker Camping

In Between Moving

Craft Workshops


Eco Experience

Bed & Breakfast