Window Shutters Canterbury
Oh So Shutters are first and foremost, passionate about the quality of your shutters but they are equally concerned about providing the best customer experience. At Oh So Shutters we are proud to say we have the expert knowledge and knowhow to help you make the best choice for your home. We pride ourselves in offering a personal friendly service; with no pushy sales techniques, working closely with our customers to offer sensitive and sound advice, most of all we let the quality of our shutters do the talking.
In the Canterbury area, in particular, our valued customers have benefited from our exceptional knowledge and understanding of the the city and the surrounding suburbs, including the history, topography, architectural influences, as well as the environmental and economic climate.
Canterbury is a famous historic Cathedral city and home to the primate of the Church of England and the Anglican Worldwide Communion. The area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The earliest recorded settlement was of the Celtic tribe of Cantiaci, which inhabited most of modern-day Kent. Later in the 1st century AD the Romans seized the settlement and rebuilt the city. The cathedral itself was originally built in 1070 by Lanfranc who was appointed archbishop by William the Conqueror. A fire in 1067 devoured the original build and a long period of reconstruction began in the 12th century. The cathedral eventually became a major centre of pilgrimage following the martyrdom of Thomas Becket, which was the subject of Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic The Canterbury Tales, written in the 14th century. Up until this day Canterbury has been a major tourist destination, last year bringing 7.2 million visitors to the city.
Canterbury’s rich history means it has an interesting architectural cityscape and some interesting landmarks including Norman churches and the famous St Augustine’s Abbey. The Westgate tower, medieval structures such as St Alphege and the famous Kings School. The city centre is lined with many timber-framed 16th and 17th century houses, now high street stores, many of the original were destroyed however during the Baedeker Blitz in the Second World War.
Most of the historic buildings in Canterbury, still maintain their original features including the Georgian interiors shutters and even on the exterior windows of some of the medieval Tudor buildings the original external shutters are still in place. Many original features have since been ripped out, however, more recently, people are reinstalling interior shutters into their homes as people are becoming increasingly aware of the true benefits of these versatile window fixtures.
Like all our loyal customers in the Canterbury area, Oh So Shutters are highly influenced by timeless style and elegance and will strive to enhance and and improve your interior spaces, offering professional advice and consideration to your personal, aesthetic and practical requirements.