Tier-on-Tier:

What are they?

Two sets of panels, one on top of the other that operate independently of each other.

Pros: Extremely versatile, giving excellent privacy and light control.

Cons: Not suitable for all windows as they can look too busy.

Best For: Bedrooms, bathrooms and dining rooms.

Cafe Style:

What are they?

Panels that cover only part of the window.

Pros: Cheaper than full shutters and let in more light. Gives a lovely Continental feel.

Cons: Less draught proofing – more a decorative feature than practical.

Best for: Rooms that are not overlooked.

Full Height:

What are they?

Our most popular option, single full height panels cover the whole window. Quite often full height shutters will have a divider rail so you can operate the slats above and below it independently to control the light according to your needs.

Pros: Great insulation, privacy and noise control.

Cons: There aren’t any!

Best for: French or patio doors and tall windows but are sufficiently flexible to be adapted to any window.

Tracked:

What are they?

Rather than fitting shutters in the usual manner with frames and hinges, these shutters slide in a track. They concertina back.

Pros: Give easy access through a patio or bi-fold door and can be pulled right back to make the most of a view.

Cons: Not suitable for a window with a sill.

Solid Shutters:

What are they?

Solid wood panels that cover the window entirely.

Pros: Very insulating and give a traditional cosy look.

Cons: Less flexible – they’re either open or closed.

Best for: Bedrooms, draughty period properties.

Shaped Shutters:

What are they?

Bespoke panels to fit unusual and awkward shaped windows.

Pros: Make the most of unusual architecture. Give clean and interesting alternative to curtains or blinds.

Cons: Can be more expensive.

Best for: Any unusual shaped window.

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