For thousands of people, the arrival of spring means something other than lovely warmer weather and pretty Namaqua daisies. It’s the annual affliction of hay fever, of course. But while there’s not much you can do about the air outside, you can control the quality of air inside your home to a large extent.

The US Environmental Protection Agency estimate that indoor air can be anywhere from two to five times as polluted as outdoor air. As so many asthma and allergy sufferers already know, the kind of dust mites and particles (including pollen, pet dander and mould spores) that trigger these conditions tend to gather on textured, soft and warm fabrics and materials. Mattresses and carpets are big culprits, for sure, but have you considered that your curtains and blinds could be trapping the very pollen, dust or other allergens making your life a misery, too?

Leading company, Plantation Shutters® specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of superior quality, custom-designed Plantation Timber Shutters and Plantation Security Shutters, both of which help minimise allergens inside the home.

The wooden louvres of the timber shutters are wider than those of vertical blinds, making them one of the easiest types of window treatments to clean. Nothing other than the occasional wipe with a damp cloth is really necessary as the hard texture of the sustainably sourced solid timber is much less welcoming to those pesky particles than any fabric can be.

The same goes for the aluminium security shutters that are designed and manufactured to be the most stylish and strongest adjustable louvre security shutters – perfect for both internal and external use.

Offering an unparalleled lead time of 21 working days from order, with a five-year guarantee on the timber shutters and 12 years on the aluminium security shutters, Plantation Shutters® will keep pollen outside where it belongs this spring, while elegantly adding value to your home.


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