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Lighting solutions for your garage interior

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 15, 2018 10:18:22 AM

Your garage is one of the most frequently used places in the home. Many people pass through it as they exit and enter the main house and it is often used by most family members to store things from bicycles to fishing rods. Some use it to park a car, while others turn the space into a home office or even a gym. However, you use your garage, it deserves to be well-lit, especially as most garages have very little in the way of natural light. There are many different options for lighting your garage and which one you choose will depend on how you use your garage. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Security, Material

Guide to Residential Gates

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 9, 2018 9:03:43 AM

 

Why do residential properties need driveway gates?  Your home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.  You want to make it as secure as possible so you can protect your family.  While also adding security, a driveway gate adds a sense of finish and kerb appeal and gives that extra level of security.  The presence of gates gives your property increased levels of privacy and can even reduce noise levels - although that depends on what type of gate you get.

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Topics: Driveway Gates, Security, Property

Finding the best garage door design for your home

Posted by Andrew Levick on Sep 29, 2018 9:18:48 AM

Most homeowners are understandably keen for their home to look its best from the outside as well as in. If you would like to improve the curb appeal of your property, a good way of doing so is to focus on ways in which you can improve your garage door. Often overlooked when it comes to home improvements, a new garage door can have an enormous impact on the outward appearance of a property. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Material, Safety, Planning

Garage Doors - Which Material is Best?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Sep 28, 2018 9:17:10 AM

If you're thinking about giving your garage a facelift, it's important to thoroughly research all possibilities, such as the best type of material for your requirements. There are several options available, each of which has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. This article will examine them, in turn, to help you find the right garage door for your home. 

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Topics: Garage Door, Material, Property, Security

Which Gate is Best for my Property?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Aug 23, 2018 2:58:03 PM

Driveway gates are available in a range of types, designed and constructed from various materials. Gates are perhaps the only security feature that can simultaneously deter burglars whilst being a beautiful and elegant asset to your property. There are many factors to take into consideration when selecting entrance gates, and our installers will advise you when surveying your property. However, read our guide to help you decide which style of gate would be ideal for your property.

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Topics: Driveway Gates

Shutter Spec Security: All you need to know

Posted by Andrew Levick on Aug 22, 2018 2:29:19 PM

Shutter Spec Security is a security systems company based in Thame that supplies and installs a wide range of home security products, from garage doors and alarms to premium-quality electric driveway gates. Shutter Spec Security prides itself on its consistently excellent levels of customer service, from repairs to complete installations. A professional service is guaranteed. Here is the lowdown on Shutter Spec Security, to give you some insights into what this dynamic company is all about. 

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Topics: Property, Security, Checkatrade

Which access controls are right for me?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Aug 3, 2018 11:49:36 AM

When it comes to your property and the safety and convenience of you and your family, only the best is good enough. Everything needs to look good, work well and operate with a minimum of stress. We understand that this is what an effective home driveway security solution should always be - designed to make your life better and not more complicated - and our access controls provide a range of intuitive options to fulfil this promise in the way that works for you. 

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Topics: Driveway Gates

Are Automatic Gates Safe?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Aug 2, 2018 11:16:00 AM

Are automatic driveway gates safe?

It is estimated that nearly 300,000 new automated gates are installed every year, in a wide range of settings, including private residences. The market for powered gates is estimated to be increasing by 30 percent. Once gates are automated, they effectively become a machine and, as such, are subject to all types of health and safety legislation. Find out why gates installed by reputable firms such as Shutter Spec Security take safety extremely seriously. 

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Topics: Property, Security, Driveway Gates, Safety

Shutter Spec - Our Checkatrade Feedback

Posted by Andrew Levick on Jul 31, 2018 9:10:00 AM

 

 

Shutter Spec Security - a trusted member of Checkatrade 

Shutter Spec Security has been proud to be a trusted member of Checkatrade for over two years. This article explains why using the services of a company that scores highly on the review website is the best thing to do before making a big purchase such as an impressive set of automatic driveway gates. 

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Topics: Health and Safety, Property, Insider, Reviews, Checkatrade

Shutter Spec Security - FAQs

Posted by Andrew Levick on Jul 26, 2018 10:43:00 AM

We understand selecting and purchasing gates is a challenging task. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we have received from our customers. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in this blog, feel free to leave them in the comments or get in touch with us! 

What types of driveway gates are available?

Electric automatic gates are currently very popular for residential driveways, but we can also supply and install many different sorts of gates, from compact pedestrian gates to cantilever industrial gates. 

We can also offer bespoke solutions, such as steel supporting posts concealed in brickwork pillars. 

Many of our customers love the natural look of wooden driveway gates at the front of their home. It's a fact that wooden gates do require a bit more maintenance than metal ones. However, the beautiful and varied natural finish always looks amazing. All our gates are made using high-quality properly treated wood that will last a lifetime if properly maintained. 

Aluminium, steel or wrought iron gates have a timeless appeal and are available in a vast array of styles, from ornate curlicues to stark modern designs. Requiring little maintenance, metal gates are ideal for creating secure and durable security barriers that will last for many years. 

Have a look at some examples of stunning wooden driveway gates that we have recently installed for our customers in our gallery. 

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Topics: Driveway Gates, Property, Security, FAQ's