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Traditional Victorian Bay Window Shutter Ideas

The Shutter Store 10/09/2021 01:08:01 PM

Whether it is Georgian, Regency, Edwardian, or, Victorian, here in the UK we have a great variety of period properties. Victorian houses are particularly common in certain parts of the country, and they’re a style which we often get asked about. With their traditional look and tendency towards large bay windows, you might wonder how period window shutters could be a good fit for your Victorian house. Well, keep reading to find out.

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Improve your conservatory's temperature with window shutters

The Shutter Store 27/08/2021 03:39:19 PM

With so many windows and so much glass, the temperature of your conservatory can be terribly difficult and expensive to control. Interior window shutters are the answer to improving your ability to control the temperature in your conservatory while still looking great!

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What are the benefits of DIY window shutters?

The Shutter Store 13/08/2021 03:42:37 PM

When you’re setting up a room, you should put a lot of consideration into the look and feel of your windows.
It goes beyond simply choosing a colour, or a style, it’s about tying everything together. Your windows can be a focal point, or they can blend in, but either way - let’s talk about how DIY shutters can be your windows’ best friend!

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How to Keep Your Home Cool Over Summer

The Shutter Store 10/08/2021 01:38:59 PM

Summer is well and truly here. On those warmer days you might find yourself sweltering in your home as the sun’s rays trickle in through the windows. While your first thought may be to swing open your dressings and windows, this in turn leaves you exposed to that pesky sun. In these situations, curtains or blinds simply won’t cut it. Keep reading to find out just how shutters can keep your home cool.

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Brighten Your Room With White Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 15/07/2021 01:49:27 PM

White shutters are by far the most popular choice with our customers. They add a clear and crisp look to any room, regardless of your décor, and they are easy to pair with the existing colour of your room. After all, white goes with anything. But that’s not all. Keep reading to find out just how white window shutters can brighten any home.

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Get a better night’s sleep with blackout shutters

The Shutter Store 24/06/2021 12:05:02 PM

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your ability to function the next day, not to mention when it comes to your long-term health and well-being. There are a number of reasons that people may struggle with sleep, and if you’re having trouble with it, it’s always worth doing whatever it takes to solve these issues.

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A Guide to Plantation Shutters for Modern Homes

The Shutter Store 17/06/2021 02:07:06 PM

When thinking of plantation shutters, there is often the temptation to see these as belonging exclusively to more traditional looking homes. Of course, our contemporary shutters are fantastic for historic homes, but did you know that they can serve as the perfect focal point for a more current vibe too? No? Well, keep reading to find out a few of the ways that modern interior window shutters can add to your home.

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Are window shutters child friendly?

The Shutter Store 08/06/2021 02:41:33 PM

A kid’s room should be their special place. They should feel comfortable, safe, and like they've had a hand in deciding how it should look.

It's important to keep younger kids safe and feeling like they have their own little area. Some types of window treatments aren’t ideal for children's rooms. So, where do shutters rate when it comes to being child friendly?

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Why choose insulating shutters for your home

The Shutter Store 18/05/2021 10:34:58 AM

You know growing up my father would let out a frustrated sigh to me every time he saw the heating on in the winter. It would usually be followed by him saying ‘put a jumper or coat on instead, do you know how much it costs to heat this house?’
However, no one really likes to sit around their home wearing a coat do they? This is why installing shutters to insulate your home can save you money, energy, and even those family squabbles!

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Improve Your Home’s Security with Window Shutters

The Shutter Store 06/05/2021 02:44:27 PM

We understand that home security is of vital importance to our customers. So, while you may already have various measure in place, we wanted to take the time to tell you how shutters can add another layer of security to your home. “How?” you ask, well…

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5 style tips for interior window shutters

The Shutter Store 06/05/2021 12:47:15 PM

Interior window shutters are a bold, sophisticated style that can exude a traditional look or take on a more modern feeling, depending on how you utilise them. 

After reading our style tips you’ll have some ideas of which styles and types of indoor wooden shutters will work best in your home and how to choose the material that makes the most sense for you.

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A guide to choosing the right shutters for your living room

The Shutter Store 23/04/2021 09:44:36 AM

While every home and every homeowner are unique, there are still some rules of thumb that can help you choose the perfect set of living room plantation shutters for your home. Let's take a look at the best options…

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Why you should install shutters for large windows

The Shutter Store 08/04/2021 10:36:27 AM

Large windows can be one of the nicest features of a home, but only if you’re taking full advantage of them. Unfortunately, some homeowners are under the misconception that they either need to settle for boring curtains, or spend a fortune on something nicer. Here’s what you need to know about indoor shutters for large windows:

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Do Shutter Blinds Reduce Road Noise?

The Shutter Store 19/03/2021 02:50:55 PM

The most commonly discussed benefits of shutters include their visual appeal, light control, and the added privacy that they afford. Reducing noise isn’t discussed as often, but it’s a massive plus! If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether or not shutters can reduce road noise, the answer is a resounding yes!

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The Benefits of Solid Shutters

The Shutter Store 04/03/2021 03:33:47 PM

Today, our emphasis is on the benefits of solid shutters in your home. We’ll be taking a look at the different types of solid shutters on offer, and how they provide numerous practical benefits as well as classic style.

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How to make shutters

The Shutter Store 26/02/2021 03:07:14 PM

Learning how to make shutters from scratch can be a rewarding project, but there's a lot more involved than the vast majority of people are looking for. It requires woodworking skills that go beyond a typical DIY project, and takes experience to get it right.
Having said that, here at The Shutter Store, we have the perfect middle-ground for people who want to install their own shutters, flex their DIY muscles, AND save money! 

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The benefits of fitted shutters

The Shutter Store 14/01/2021 11:41:34 AM

We understand that DIY isn’t for everyone, and that sometimes you just want to put your feet up and let somebody else take care of the work, right? Well, the good news is that we can help! We have built and nurtured an expert national network of shutter measurers and installers; a talented pool of passionate craftsmen who will help turn your interior dreams into reality.

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Why you should choose shutters for your sash window

The Shutter Store 08/01/2021 10:12:44 AM

Sash windows exude a wonderful sense of classical style and are perhaps one of the most versatile windows, able to be slid open from either the top or bottom, to whatever degree the temperature dictates. Shutters were simply made for sash windows, and here we’ll tell you why they are the ideal window covering for them above all else.

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The 12 days of Shutters

The Shutter Store 24/12/2020 09:00:00 AM

This Christmas we're giving you 12 days of exclusive discounts, DIY tips, and shutter inspiration.  Read on to find out what today's offering is...

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Can Shutters be blackout?

The Shutter Store 10/09/2020 11:03:05 AM

Many people struggle with sleep, especially shift workers, children, night owls, and anyone who enjoys a good afternoon nap! For those people, we would recommend having blackout window treatments installed to create the best possible environment for a peaceful nights sleep. But can shutters be blackout?

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How to choose the right shutter material for your window

The Shutter Store 03/09/2020 03:44:59 PM

If shopping for shutters feels intimidating or overwhelming due to the many decisions you’re faced with, don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal. We’re here to help walk you through the entire process by breaking it down to one step and one decision at a time. Let's start with shutter materials...

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Styling hack: Plantation shutters over french doors

The Shutter Store 28/08/2020 12:18:09 PM

French doors are a fantastic portal between your home and your garden. They offer a great view of your outside space, they can let in lots of sun and light, and they’re a great style piece that can enhance the design of the inside of your home and your garden alike. But they aren’t perfect. 

French doors lack privacy and they can be difficult to cover effectively without losing the benefits like the view and the great natural light. 

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Why choose tier on tier shutters? Jade Doutch has the answers!

The Shutter Store 26/05/2020 03:55:49 PM

We’ve been speaking to interior blogger Jade (@jade.doutch) about her beautiful home in Wales, her interior style, and her love for her new tier on tier shutters! 

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How do I choose the correct slat size for my shutters?

The Shutter Store 22/04/2020 09:20:14 AM

We make custom designing DIY shutters easy with our 4-step ordering page. One of the options you will be presented with when designing your wooden shutter blinds is slat size. You may notice the terms “slats” and “louvres” used interchangeably, and both refer to the moving blades that rotate open and closed to control the light entry.
So, which size will look best in your home, and what other factors should you consider when choosing plantation shutters?


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Shutter Store 16/04/2020 12:49:45 PM

We're all going through extraordinary changes at the moment and it can be hard to keep up. Here at The Shutter Store we're doing our utmost to ensure our excellent service continues. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you need any type of help with your shutters.

We’ve put together some frequently asked questions so you know all there is to know:

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How to fix plantation shutter slats

The Shutter Store 19/03/2020 12:23:21 PM

Once you’ve installed them, plantation shutters become a real source of pride and joy within the home. However, sometimes accidents and wear and tear can make their mark. In the rare event that you’re required to repair a damaged slat (or louvre), here’s what you can do. And it's easy!

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Are full height shutters right for my room? Here's our expert guide

The Shutter store 24/02/2020 03:42:04 PM

So, you’ve chosen plantation shutters? Good call! The next step is choosing a shutter style.
Full height shutters are our most popular design, but are they right for your room? We’ve compiled a list of pros and cons to help you decide.

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Shutters or blinds - which are better?

The Shutter Store 14/02/2020 12:27:29 PM

When starting your DIY window dressing journey, you’ll see there are many available options, including plantation shutters and blinds. At first glance, you may think there’s not much difference between them. But look a little closer and you’ll see some striking contrasts. So, which style offers the most benefits – shutters or blinds? Let’s find out!

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Are shutter blinds easy to measure and fit? Everything you need to know

The Shutter store 07/02/2020 09:10:48 AM

Are you a DIY novice? Or a fully-fledged DIYer? Whatever your experience we can assure you there are many advantages of choosing DIY shutter blinds over a full measure and install service. Some of these advantages are:

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How long do shutters take to arrive?

The Shutter store 22/01/2020 11:48:15 AM

When renovating or decorating your home, timings are crucial. Our shutters are a bespoke made-to-measure product, fitted precisely to your personal requirements, but how long do they take to arrive? Here’s how it works:

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Are tier on tier shutters right for my room? Here's how they stack up

The Shutter store 15/01/2020 11:35:12 AM

Tier on tier shutters are a popular choice. But even with our most versatile design, it can be difficult to know whether choosing this style is best suited for your room.

We’ve compiled some facts about our favourite style of shutters to help you decide.

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Our top tips to measure your shutters with confidence

The Shutter store 13/01/2020 02:48:34 PM

Plantation shutters are a timeless addition to anybody’s home. A classic design staple that adds value to your home - who wouldn’t want them? We offer an affordable DIY option and supports you every step of the way in measuring for shutters, starting with these top tips:

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Are Cafe Style shutters right for my room?

The Shutter Store 08/01/2020 04:04:06 PM

Café style shutters are a popular choice but are they better suited to some rooms more than others?
It can be tricky to know whether choosing Café shutters is right for your windows. Here are some key factors that we hope will help inform your decision.

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Choosing kitchen shutters - Your essential guide

The Shutter Store 04/01/2020 12:05:56 PM

When renovating a kitchen, plantation shutters make the perfect addition. Fully adaptable to accommodate any style of décor, wooden shutters provide privacy, light control and elegance. Here we offer some key guidelines to help you design the perfect kitchen shutters.

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Why shutters are an inexpensive route to a high-end look

The Shutter Store 23/10/2019 11:57:16 AM

We know we're biased but plantation shutters are a beautiful and stylish addition to any home! There’s no denying that custom-made shutters are a very high-end look.  They increase kerb appeal, property value and that all-important WOW factor. DIY shutters are an affordable route to achieving this.

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Full height shutters – the pros and cons

The Shutter Store 10/10/2019 12:28:51 PM

When setting out on your custom shutters journey, the very first thing to think about is your shutter style. Here at The Shutter Store, full height shutters are our most popular design. But is this the right style for you? Let’s dive into the pros and cons!

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So, why fit shutters to your home?

The Shutter Store 25/09/2019 03:30:11 PM

There are many good reasons to feel enthused about fitting shutters to your home. But what it essentially boils down to is savings, empowerment, style and practicality! Sound good? Read on and see how you can save in style!

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10 ways to get a high-end interior look for less

The Shutter Store UK 19/08/2019 12:50:49 PM

It’s a natural impulse to want to improve our homes. But sometimes the purse strings have been pulled just a little bit too tightly to work through our interior wish lists. Thankfully, home improvement doesn’t have to cost the earth. Here are some helpful ways to make effective interior design changes on a budget, including our made-to-measure plantation shutters!

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How to choose the right shutter style for your room

The Shutter Store 21/06/2019 02:12:54 PM

So, you’re investing in shutters! How do you choose between Café Style or Tier on Tier? Would you prefer solid panel or slats? We have a great range of shutters to choose from so it's essential to know which shutters work best for a room. Here, we run you through each style and their benefits.

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Renovate Don’t Relocate: Sarah Beeny shares why plantation shutters are the best investment

The Shutter Store 29/03/2019 12:28:29 PM

Our brand ambassador Sarah Beeny shares her secret tip to dramatically improve the aesthetics of your home in an affordable way...

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How to clean shutters

The Shutter Store 14/01/2019 04:07:39 PM Shutters

It’s a fact, shutters are the easiest of all window dressings to keep clean. If you’d like to know how to keep your shutters looking as new as the day you installed them, read the top shutter maintenance tips we share with our customers…

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3 ways to use DIY shutters as Christmas decoration

The Shutter Store 30/11/2018 11:58:05 AM Winter

There’s no denying it, shutters bring a decorative statement to any window - especially during the festive season. But did you know you can use shutters for other decorations in your home? We love these 3 creative ideas... 

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A guide to Patio and French Door Shutters

The Shutter Store 31/10/2018 09:49:43 AM Shutters

Is choosing a window treatment for your French doors giving you a headache? It needn’t. The obvious choice is patio door curtains but shutters are one of the best window dressing treatments for large windows and doors. Here’s why…

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Make over your home for Christmas! 40% plus an extra 5% off

The Shutter Store 01/10/2018 12:41:07 PM

Want shutters in time for Christmas day? Order before the 16th October for pre-Christmas delivery and be entered to win £1000 to spend on a Sofa.com sofa of your choice...

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What are plantation shutters and what are their benefits?

The Shutter Store 28/09/2018 03:04:21 PM Shutters

Heard about plantation shutters, and wondered what they are? Discover the benefits of the window treatment that’s suitable for every room in your home, and looks as good from outside as it does in

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How to create space in a small room

The Shutter Store 30/08/2018 12:24:34 PM Bathroom, Shutters

Tiny home getting you down? We can’t promise you more square footage, but we can help you make it feel bigger and less cluttered. Check out these small space ideas.

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7 lighting solutions for dark rooms

The Shutter Store 06/08/2018 09:50:10 AM Bathroom, Winter

If a dark room is getting you down, and the lights are on whatever the weather, these are the lighting solutions that will brighten your world. 

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WIN A set of shutters (collab with the #MyHouseThisMonth challenge)

The Shutter Store 02/07/2018 09:28:20 AM

The Shutter Store are delighted to be co-hosting the popular UK Instagram challenge #MyHouseThisMonth throughout July. Want to be in with a chance of winning a stunning set of shutters to makeover a window in your home and partake in a fun interior photo challenge on Instagram? Then read on...

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4 ways with french shutters - take a piece of your holiday home

The Shutter Store 27/06/2018 04:15:24 PM Summer

Us Brits are no strangers in getting the best of our interior inspiration from our far-flung holiday destinations. From the boutique hotel room bed linens that ooze luxury, to Portuguese patterned tiles that make a grand statement underfoot. There’s always something to catch our eye that we wish to replicate in our homes back in the UK.

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Discover our brilliant new shutter ranges

The Shutter Store 18/05/2018 09:43:18 AM Bathroom, Cafe, Full-height, Tier-on-Tier, Waterproof

The Shutter Store has introduced fabulous new ranges. Find out the benefits of each shutter collection, which rooms to hang them in, and the brilliant decorative options on offer

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Insulating Eco Shutters

The Shutter Store 01/05/2018 10:16:59 AM Solid, Summer, Winter

Wooden Shutters can help reduce your heating bills. Studies and reports have shown that they can improve insulation in the home. This is one of the factors which can help reduce household bills, especially important at a time when fuel costs are rising so rapidly.

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Fresh, fun ideas for kids’ bedrooms

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:19:24 PM Bedroom, Colour

Think bright, light and adaptable when seeking inspiration and ideas for decorating kids’  bedrooms. Here are our styling tips for creating children’s spaces that grow with them.

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Behind the scenes - how we transformed this house with shutters

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:10:28 PM Cafe

We’ve been hard at work transforming a handsome house in south London with no less than seven sets of shutters… and we’re keen to show you the results.

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A cheat's guide to shutters – all the styles explained

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:08:13 PM Cafe, Full-Height, Solid, Tier-on-Tier, Waterproof

We’ve put together this cheat’s guide to shutters, explaining the different styles available and where they work best, so you can make the right decision and find the perfect shutters for your next project with ease.

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A bay window is transformed with window shutters

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:05:09 PM Bay-Window

We always encourage our customers to send us pictures of their windows before and after they’ve had their window shutters fitted. Here are just two interior transformations – why not send us yours?

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Bring beautiful wood tones to your interiors

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 09:01:45 PM Wooden-Shutters

Whether you like your décor to have a country-style twist, prefer traditional schemes, favour a contemporary look, or simply like to include an organic element, wood is a must-have ingredient.

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Fall for the charms of café style shutters

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:56:34 PM Cafe

Café style shutters are real winners when it comes to creating privacy and maximising light – and they’ll look super chic, too. Check out our top tips on introducing them to your home.

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10 ways to keep your house warm this winter

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:50:30 PM Solid, Winter

Stay cosy inside when the temperature drops outside. Try these fabulous fixes – all of which you can do yourself

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Renovating a bathroom on a budget

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:46:39 PM Bathroom, Waterproof

Want to give your bathroom a brand new look without splashing out? Read our expert bathroom remodel ideas, tips and tricks to find out how

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2018's interior trends

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:42:27 PM

Stay ahead of the game with The Shutter Store's top interior trends.

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Cleaning the DIY way

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:33:29 PM

Kitchen cabinets, walls, appliances and floorboards – we've got all the top tips to help you get them looking their best!

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Choosing the best shutters for your bedroom

The Shutter Store 18/04/2018 08:16:27 PM Cafe, Full-Height, Solid, Tier-on-Tier

Shutters are the perfect choice for a bedroom: they don’t just look stunning, they could be key to your getting a good night’s sleep too.

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