Demand for plantation shutters in London has increased enormously in the last few years.
Shutters are stylish, elegant & very impressive.
Shutters are also extremely versatile too given the amount of light control & privacy they give.
Rooms look more spacious and shutters can make a significant contribution to the energy insulation of each room. Equally important, like most bespoke wood products, window shutters will last for many years and therefore become a very sound investment for your home.
Our plantation shutters are a truly bespoke product. From cafe-style, to tier-on-tier, to the new blackout shutters, there are hundreds of different options, colours and configurations to choose from. But don’t panic. Our surveyors are here to advise you. We always welcome your questions and we will help you find the best solution for your windows and rooms.
Plantation shutters have become one of the most popular type of window furnishings for bay windows across the UK.
Shutters blend beautifully into the shape of bay windows, maintaining the perfect lines of the bay and emphasising the special aesthetics of a bay window. In doing so, shutters keep the space the bay open and clear. The result is that shutters will make your room look much more spacious.
The purpose of a bay window is to admit more light than would a window flush with the wall line. Bay windows maximise the amount of light intake in your room by increasing the surface area of the window and the exposure to direct sunlight at different times of the day. The drawback is that by this nature bay windows also potentially let more heat out through their increased surface area.
Plantation shutters are one of the most light efficient solution for bay windows than any other window coverings. By angling the louvres in your shutters you can manage the light throughout the day. A slight slant can direct the light away allowing you to enjoy the daylight without glare and excessive heat. Shutters are also more energy efficient. By installing shutters you are adding a layer of wood to your room insulation. Shutters help retain heat during the colder months and provide a cooler living area during the warmer ones.
The made-to-measure nature of our wooden plantation shutters means that all style of bay windows can be catered for, including Splay Bays and 90° Bays.
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CAFE STYLE SHUTTERS
Cafe style shutters only partially cover your window, usually the bottom half. If your room is in a basement floor or at street level and does not receive much natural light, then cafe style shutters may be the perfect solution for your window. This style of shutters will provide additional privacy from onlookers without taking the light away. They are also great if you want to keep your curtains to dress your window as they will complement with elegance any fabric. Cafe style shutters can be made to any desired height and this would normally follow a structural break in your window. For example, in sash windows cafe style shutters would normally only cover the bottom sash.
FULL HEIGHT SHUTTERS
Full height shutters are probably the most popular style of plantation shutters. Each individual shutter panel extends across the full height of the window. This results in the window being fully covered by the shutters. Typically, each panel has one continuous set of louvres. Sometimes there can be two (or more) sets of louvres, separated by a midrail. This is a great feature of full height shutters because it allows the sets of louvres above and below the midrail to move independently. The midrail can be located at any point along the height of the panels. It is commonly placed halfway or at the same height of structural features in the windows. For example, in sash windows the midrail can be placed at the same height of the sashes.
TIER ON TIER SHUTTERS
Tier on tier shutters are possibly the most flexible style of shutters. Like full height shutters they cover the full window except each panel is split into two separate operating panels, the top and the bottom tiers, giving you the option to fold back the panels on each tier independently. This allows the top half to be folded right out of the way, so that you can maximise the light ingress, whilst maintaining privacy through the lower panels. The tiers can be separated by a horizontal T-bar attached to the shutter frame, which improves strength and provides support to the top tier. The bar also reduces unwanted light sipping through the break between the tiers.