Two sets of panels, one on top of the other that operate independently of each other.
Pros: Extremely versatile, giving
excellent privacy and
Cons: Not suitable for all windows as
they can look too
example in a bay.
Best for: Bedrooms and bathrooms.
Panels that cover only bottom half of window
Pros: Cheaper than full shutters and
let in more light.
lovely continental feel
Cons: Less draught proofing – more a
Best for: Popular for privacy in urban
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 light according to your needs.
Pros:Great insulation, privacy and
Cons:There aren’t any.
Best for: French or patio doors and
tall windows but
sufficiently flexible to be adapted to any window
fitting shutters in the usual manner with frames and
hinges, these shutters slide on a track. They concertina
Pros: Gives easy access through a patio
door and can
be pulled right back to make the most of a
Cons: Not suitable for a window with a
Best for: Any type of door.
larger windows and sliding doors.
panels that cover the window entirely.
Pros: Very insulating
Cons: Less flexible – they’re either
open or closed.
Best for: Bedrooms, draughty period
panels to fit and awkward shaped windows.
Pros: Make the most of unusual architecture.
and interesting alternative to curtains or blinds.