Choosing your shutter style
TIER ON TIER
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
busy, for 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.
Gives a lovely continental feel
Cons: Less draught proofing – more a decorative feature
Best for: Popular for privacy in urban areas.
Most popular, 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 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
Rather than fitting shutters in the usual manner with frames and hinges, these shutters slide on a track. They concertina back.
Pros: Gives easy access through a patio door and can
be pulled right back to make the most of a view.
Cons: Not suitable for a window with a cill.
Best for: Any type of door.
Great for larger windows and sliding doors.
Solid wood panels that cover the window entirely.
Pros: Very insulating
Cons: Less flexible – they’re either open or closed.
Best for: Bedrooms, draughty period properties.
Bespoke panels to fit 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.