The Times June 2016
The New England Shutter Company is featured in The Times newspaper Bricks & Mortar cover story:
The 12 signs that a street has potential
Facial hair, chrome door furniture and dog walkers are just some of the clues, says Ruth Bloomfield.
Make sure you haven't missed the moment when a street is moving from up and coming to up and come. Giles Barrett, a partner at Knight Frank who is buying a property in Wimbledon, is putting his faith in plantation shutters, the modish way for the affluent middle-classes to dress their windows. 'If a road has no plantation shutters at all, the odds are you've got one heck of a wait before the area becomes up and coming,' he explains. 'Similarly, if every house on a road has plantation shutters, then you've missed the boat. 'The road I have chosen has circa 40 per cent shutter coverage; the remainder is a healthy mix of net and B&Q office blinds.'
Shutters, such as these from The New England Shutter Company, on some houses in a street are a sign that it's up and coming.