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We recently fitted Shutterway units that were combined with a security shutters installation at an interesting project: a cottage renovation on a farm in the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town.

Renovation Of An Old Labourers Cottage

Set deep in the vineyards, this old labourers cottage is completely off the grid and makes use of solar power. Original stonework makes up the facade on most of the exterior, and old railway sleepers

have been used as lintels. Areas of accented original exposed brickwork in the interior combine with fine finishes, complementing the original rustic character of the cottage with more modern elements.

Wooden flooring has been used in the bedroom areas, with concrete screeds in the living areas, bathrooms and kitchen.

Sentimental & Tasteful Finishes

The owner decided to incorporate sentimental aspects and reclaimed elements in the renovation. One example is the support beam in the living room. The beam is made of timber from a tree that the owner’s grandfather planted on the property.

Shutterway Combined with Security Shutters

The security of a property can often come as an afterthought, and may often be considered as a grudge purchase. With Shutterway and Security Shutters, this no longer has to be the case.

To keep this stylish property safe without affecting the aesthetics, a combined installation of Shutterway and Security Shutters were done on the window and door openings

The fixed louvre design of the Shutterway units is the perfect match to compliment the security shutters. The latter is an adjustable louvre security shutter, which acts as both security and screening or light control. The Shutterway units are purely for security purposes in an elegant and timeless design that suits any opening, from a rustic farm cottage to your more modern minimalist designs.

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You can use one of our online channels to send pictures and sizes for a quick quotation. Alternatively, a representative would be glad to visit you to assess your requirements.

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Just like your car requires some cleaning once in a while to keep it in tip-top shape so do our Shutterway security units. We have put together an easy-to-follow care and maintenance guide to give your Shutterway units the required TLC for a longer lifespan.


This is not a maintenance-free product and it needs to be cleaned. Environmental conditions have a dramatic effect on surface finishes, especially on external installations. Industrial pollution, high humidity, sea air, and acid rain can cause a finish to deteriorate and oxidize.

Cleaning units regularly will dramatically prolong the lifespan. Diluted car care products (salt-free) work best for this, use with a soft cloth and as per manufacturer’s directions. Do not use bleaching agents or harsh detergents to clean the product. Use diluted vinegar with a soft cloth to wipe down any surface imperfections or settlements. Immediately clean all solution off with warm water and wipe down with another dry soft cloth.

Infrequently used units should be opened and moving parts lubricated with silicone spray (such as WD40 or similar) regularly to ensure that there is no seizure of moving components.

Apply the following cleaning frequency guide, depending on the proximity to the coast:

  • Mild environments (10+ km from the coast) – clean at least every 4 months
  • Moderate environments (between 5 – 10 km from the coast) – clean at least every 2 months
  • Marine environments (500 m – 5 km from the coast) – clean at least every 2 – 3 weeks
  • Harsh marine environments (within 500 m of the coast) – clean at least every 1 – 2 weeks. This is an extreme environment and frequent cleaning to prevent the settlement of corrosive salts on the coated surface is imperative. Apply automotive wax in harsh environments like this, to further protect the coated surface.

Remember, prevention is better than cure… If you follow this guide on how to care for your Shutterway units they will have a long and happy life.

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