Our plantation shutters are available in a range of styles, materials and finishes.
Your shutters are made to measure, by drawing from a range of frames and louvre sizes, they are designed to reflect the architecture of your windows. We offer an unlimited colour choice and materials to suit all budgets.
Choosing Your Plantation Shutters
An inspired choice of classic and contemporary styles and finishes:
Tier on Tier
This style has two sets of shutters which operate independently. As one set sits above the other you have great control over privacy and light.
These shutters cover only part of the window which means they cost less than full length shutters. They also let in more light while giving a continental feel.
This style of shutter covers the whole window. To increase the shutter’s strength a horizontal rail is often added which divides the shutter’s height. This division allows you to operate the slats above and below the rail independently.
Opening & Closing Louvres
Light, shade and privacy can be managed by moving louvres with Tilt-Wands or Gears:
- Tilt-Wands are the vertical bars placed on either side or in the centre of the shutter, which creates a classic style.
- Gears are invisible, as they are within the shutter’s structure. Hiding the gears ensures your views through your window are not obscured and creates a contemporary style.
Dividing louvres into sections offers you more control and flexibility when managing privacy, light & air. Lower panels might be closed for privacy while higher ones remain open for air-flow.
Louvre Width & Thickness
You can choose from a range of eight louvre sizes, from 32mm to 114mm. We don’t compromise on the thickness of our louvres, as while thinner louvres are less costly to produce, they are more susceptible to warping.
Bay-Poles & Frame Structure
A shutter’s design needs to be sensitive to the window’s structure and style. Good matching of a window’s framework with a shutter’s layout will minimise light loss.
Bay-Poles & Mullions
Mullions are the collums or framework between the windows in a bay-window. A bay-pole ‘sits’ in front of the mullions and joins a plantation shutter’s panels.
Our plantation shutters will mirror the shape and lines of your bay window as our bay-poles are made to measure for a precise fit.
The frame can sit within your window’s recess, or on the surface of your wall creating a wonderfull frame for your view.
High Quality Paint or Stain
If you can’t find the colour of paint you want from our 28 standard colours, we can match any colour of your choosing. Or, if you prefer a stained finish you have 40 to choose from.
Stiles are the bars at the side of shutter panels. For some of our range we use engineered styles where we cut the wood into strips, which are then bonded back together in opposing layers. This layering has the effect of breaking the capillaries that run through wood through which moisture travels. This and the strength of the bonding agent ensure our panels are strengthened and unlikely to warp.
For A No Obligation
Plantation Shutters Design Consultation
Designer: Iain Smith