Frequently Asked Questions
What type of shutter do you offer?
Plantation Shutters, these are also described simply as shutters, shutter blinds, interior shutters, internal shutters, wooden shutters, Californian shutters and Colonial shutters. Our shutters are internal or interior window shutters and are designed as a window covering. The adjustable louvre offers great flexibility to light control and contributes to their popularity.
What's a louvre?
It’s a horizontal slat that can be adjusted to control the amount of light you would like. We offer the following sizes 47, 63, 76,89 and 114mm and we also offer solid panels.
What's a tilt rod?
They adjust the angle of the louvres. They can be attached at the centre or set to the hinged side of a panel. A geared mechanism can also be chosen which eliminates the tilt rod and adjustment is made by adjusting one louvre on all but 47mm sizes.
What is a full height shutter?
It’s a very popular choice of shutter that covers all the glass area of a window.
What is café style?
It’s a shutter that usually covers the bottom half of window, often seen on a traditional sliding sash. They can also be three quarter height up to a small top opener of a window
What is tier on tier?
It’s independently opening top and bottom panels, most popular on sliding sash windows.
What is a divider rail?
It’s a horizontal solid section of panel that divides the operation of the louvres to an upper and lower section. Shutter panels that are over 1.8m must have a divider rail for extra strength.
When are tracked shutters used?
When covering a large area and lots of panels are required. Some good examples are: on Patio, Bi-fold or French doors.
What about shaped windows?
We can make a shaped shutter to fit virtually any shaped window!
How are shutters fixed?
There's a choice of frame to fit your shutters either to the window, inside the window recess, flush to the wall or on your internal wall or architrave.
How long before my shutters can be fitted?
Shutters take approximately 12 weeks from your order to fitting as they’re made only to your order.
Do you offer a DIY service?
We offer a complete service that includes fitting, so we don’t offer a supply only service.
If your home is in an area with time restricted, permit or voucher parking please let us know so that we can pick up any necessary permits on our arrival.
Placing and order
We prepare your written quotation while we’re with you at your home, when you’re ready to order your shutters we ask for a 50% deposit. We accept bank transfers, debit cards, cash, cheques and both Visa and Mastercards.
Where we install shutters
We currently install shutters in the following London and Home Counties post codes:
- London N5 – N8
- London NW3 – NW9
- London W2 – W6
- London W8 – W9