A Quick Guide To Shutters

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With so many types of shutters available, choosing the right style for your home can be tricky. So, we’ve put together this ultimate quick guide to shutters for you!

Full Height Shutters

Full height shutters, often known as plantation shutters, are by far the most popular shutter style. These versatile shutters are ideal for every home in the house. They offer thermal insulation and block out noise whilst providing an effortless way to control light and privacy levels.

Covering the entirety of the window, full height shutters are a timeless classic that adds style to every home. They are available in a range of colours. Plus, you can choose from different louvre styles and tilt rod configurations.

Find out more about our full height shutters and view our image gallery here.

Full height shutters

Tier On Tier Shutters

Tier on tier shutters are the best option if you want flexibility with your window dressing. These sleek and stylish shutters cover the entirety of your window just like full height shutters. However, tier on tier shutters have top and bottom panels, which open independently from each other.

These shutters are can be considered a compromise between full height shutters and café-style shutters. We recommend putting tier on tier shutters on tall windows.

They are perfect if you want flexible control over light and privacy. For example, if you would like privacy but still want to the sunlight to pour in, you can just shut the bottom half of the tier on tier shutters.

These shutters are available in a range of colours. Find out more and view our image gallery here.

tier on tier shutters

Café Style Shutters

These chic shutters are popular in ground floor rooms, particularly kitchens, dining rooms and lounges. They cover only the bottom half of your window, promising privacy whilst letting the natural light pour in.

If you have stained glass windows, café style shutters may be a great option for you as they allow you to control the privacy without covering up your beautiful windows. Plus, café style shutters look great when paired with curtains.

Find out more about café style shutters and view our image gallery here.

cafe style shutters

Shaped Shutters

If you are lucky enough to have unique shaped windows, shaped shutters will easily be the very best window dressing for you.

They are tailormade to perfectly fit the size and shape of your shaped window. Whether it is a beautiful large arched window or a small circular window, we can make shaped shutters to fit.

Unlike other window dressings, shaped shutters will complement the distinctiveness of your shaped windows. They allow you to control light and privacy levels whilst making a statement.

Find out more about shaped shutters and view our image gallery here.

shaped shutters

Solid Panel Shutters

Solid panel shutters are a popular choice for period homes. If you want a traditional yet timeless look, solid panel shutters may be the way to go. Although they don’t offer the versatility and flexibility of other shutter styles, these unique shutters certainly have their advantages.

Aside from looking elegant, solid panel shutters are the best type of shutters for insulating your home and blocking out light and noise pollution.

These high-quality shutters will keep your home warm and toasty during the winter months. They will also block out the direct sunlight during the summer months to keep your home cooler.

Find out more about solid panel shutters and view our image gallery here.

solid panel shutters

Waterproof Shutters

Looking for shutters for your kitchen, bathroom, wet room or home swimming pool? Our waterproof shutters are made using a high-grade ABS (a hard, lightweight plastic), meaning they are 100% waterproof.

You can have gorgeous shutters in your home without worrying about water damage, humidity or condensation. Better yet, waterproof shutters look just like wooden shutters and are strong, durable and long-lasting.

See for yourself here.

Blackout Shutters

No bedroom is complete without a blackout window dressing. And these Blackout Shutters are an excellent option. They offer the style and versatility of shutters, but with the added benefit of being fully blackout!

The secret to these blackout shutters is a built-in channel which sits snugly behind the shutter to hold a blackout blind. They are available in fifteen different colours are will make an excellent addition to any bedroom or home cinema.

Find out more about blackout shutters here.

blackout shutters

Custom Colour Shutters

Shuttertec can customise your shutters to any paint colour you choose. Whether it is Dulux, Crown, Valspar or Farrow & Ball, we can create bespoke shutters that will perfectly match your home décor and make a statement.

See examples in our image gallery here.

Express Shutters

Don’t want to wait 8-10 week for shutters? Shuttertec offer Express Shutters, which have a turnaround of just 3 weeks. These light yet durable Fauxwood Shutters are available in 2 colours and come with an 8-year guarantee.

They are made using high-quality materials and will not fade, crack, warp or chip. You can choose from 63mm, 76mm and 89mm louvres.

Alternatively, you can opt for Real Wood Express Shutters, which generally have a turnaround of 4 weeks. They are available in standard wooden colours and you can choose from 47/63/76/89/114mm louvres.

Get In Touch

We hope you found this guide to shutters helpful!

Here at Shuttertec, we supply bespoke shutters to Essex, London and Kent. We can measure your space, create gorgeous tailormade shutters and install them for you.

If you are looking for shutters for your home, get in touch. You can contact us on 0800 023 5754 or email info@shuttertec.uk. We are on the other end of the phone 6 days a week!

Or you can book an appointment here. We can discuss your shutter needs, measure your space, show you samples and answer any questions you may have.

We would love to hear from you.