Internal Shutters

Wooden shutters are an increasingly popular way of providing an elegant shading solution to your interior. Although traditional in their design, new styles and finishes can give shutters a contemporary feel, making them suitable for both traditional and modern environments.

Used extensively in the USA for over a hundred years, Plantation shutters are becoming much more frequently used in the UK as well since they provide elegance and character in addition to privacy and added security.

Most wooden shutters have adjustable louvres (usually 48mm or 31mm) for light control, providing shade in summer and added warmth in winter. Solid panel options are also available offering combinations of wood, metal, acrylic and other materials. Wooden panels can be custom finished in natural wood stains or a variety of paint colours such as eggshell.

Configuration/Installation Types:

There are three main configuration styles when fitting shutters:

Full Window
A single set of panels installed to a window covering the full height of the window.

Tier on Tier
A twin set of panels covering the upper and the lower half of a single window. The upper and lower panel sets operate independently of each another, enabling one set to be closed whilst the other is open or folded back.

Cafe Style
A single set of panels fitted to the lower half of a window only, providing a solution for privacy at the lower level, whilst allowing in maximum light at the top.

Installation Options:

Flush fitted inside a reveal
This installation option requires an experienced measurer/ fitter to ensure that the quality of the fit measures up to the quality of the product.

Surface fitted onto a batten frame
This is recommended for ease. Shutters are fitted onto a matching frame provided with the shutters rather than into a recessed surround which may not be square.

Fitted to a top track
This installation option offers an alternative mounting style and is most commonly used on larger windows. The shutter panels are suspended from a track, which is top fixed within the recess. The panels then slide back and forth in the same manner as a mirrored wardrobe.

Typical Components:

Shutter panel frame and louvres
Basswood, Cedar, composite materials (MDF) and plastics or plastic coated.

Shutter in-fill panels
Basswood, MDF, metal, acrylic.

Brass, chrome, aluminium or wood.

Top track
Aluminium track profile usually faced with a decorative wooden pelmet.

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