OPTIMUM LIGHT CONTROL
WHY SHUTTERS?Plantation shutters are an elegant, practical and stylish alternative to curtains or blinds and suit both contemporary or traditional decor. They’ve been around for years but, only recently, have grown increasingly popular.
Today, they’re one of the most sought after, dynamic and fashionable window furnishing solutions available, providing unrivalled style, privacy and light control. Shutters have an exceptional insulation benefit too, reducing heat loss by 51% as well as cutting down outdoor noise, indicating why in times where efficiency has never been so paramount, many households are now choosing shutters instead of curtains.
Shutters are comprised of separate panels with louvres which are individually controlled to manage privacy and light as desired. With numerous styles available, shutters can fit any shape, size and window type – be it square, shaped, arched, patio or french doors. Our six collections have a choice of louvre sizes and a wide range of colours and stains to suit your taste or budget.
STYLESOur Plantation Shutters are currently available in six ranges: three hardwoods; two craftwoods; one fully waterproof material. The ranges vary in price accordingly. Material choice can be governed by a number of factors: budget; colour or stain choice; the overall look and feel; the technicalities of the installation.
Full heightMade up of rectangular or square shutter panels, full height span the full width and height of the shutter frame. With the inclusion of a mid rail (right), the louvres can be divided into two or more operating sets. Mid rails add integrity to larger shutter panels, can be used aesthetically to match existing window rails, or simply add functionality – maintaining privacy at lower level. As well as for use on standard square windows, full height shutters can be used for all types of ‘bay’ windows – multi section, angled and 90º/box shaped bays.
Tier on tierTier on tier are the most flexible style of shutter. They operate in the same manner as full height, but the panels are split into two, allowing either half to be folded back independently of the other half, providing you with two operational sets. This maximises light as the top half can be opened whilst maintaining privacy through louvres of the lower panels, ideal for bedrooms. As well as for use on standard square windows, tier on tier shutters can be used for all types of ‘bay’ windows – multi section, angled and 90º/box shaped bays.
Café styleCafé style shutters, as the name suggests, were designed for café’s to add privacy at street level. They provide a touch of class to any interior and are ideal for use in conjunction with nets or curtains. The shutter panels and frame can be any height less than the full height of the window (usually around half the height). For aesthetics, if the window has a horizontal mid rail, café style shutters will look best with the top of the shutter panels aligned with it.
Track system – patio doorsPerfect for installations where long runs of shutter panels are required such as patio doors, long stretches of windows, or simply as a room divider. They can fit any span and are available in three styles: 90º bi-fold, 180º bi-fold and by-pass. A small trolley wheel system enables each panel to glide open and closed at the touch of a finger. Bi-fold: Hinges fix multiple shutter panels together. Each panel group concertinas to the left and/or right. A ‘free floating’ version of this style provides the same effect but with no folding restriction along the track, due to the end panel not being hinged to the side frame. By-pass: Offering the same appeal as their bi-fold counterparts, by-pass shutters are not hinged together but simply glide in front or behind each other – excellent for wardrobes and partitions in rooms.
French doorsHandle cutouts can be positioned around door handles to allow normal operation of the door with the panel attached – a solution far above and beyond what is available from other door furnishings. Note: French doors with handle cut outs are only available in the Fiji and Sumatra range.
Solid panelsManufactured to exactly the same high standards as our louvered shutters but with a solid panel set inside the shutter frame, this very decorative style offers a more traditional look. They can also be specified with a solid base but combined with a louvered top section – commonly used for wardrobe doors and areas where foot traffic may be high, where the base of the shutters may need more strength and protection or louvres aren’t necessary all the way down. Note: Solid panels are only available in the Fiji and Sumatra range.
Shaped – arched & fanlightThere’s no limit for shutter installations, they can be fitted to ‘any’ shape of window, whether it be curved or angled. The most popular shaped shutters are arched, porthole and triangular shutters, the latter to suit roof window and eve installations. However, shapes can be made for: polygons – triangle, octagon, hexagon etc; arched; fan tops (radiating semi-circle); horizontal/radiating circles; oval. Note: There are restrictions within each range.
Shaped – angledTriangular shutters suit roof window and eve installations.
Shaped – polygonsShutters can be made in an unlimited number of shapes.
Our Plantation Shutters are currently available in six ranges: two craftwoods, three hardwoods and one fully waterproof material. There are pros and cons to each range as material choice can be driven by various factors: budget, whether you want a coloured or stained finish, the overall look and feel, whether the windows are shaped and the desired configuration of the panels.
OPTIONSOnce you’ve decided on the style and colour of your shutters, there are options available enabling you to tailor them precisely how you want them. We will discuss your requirements and give you the best advice, allowing you to get the most out of your shutters.
EXTRASThere are additional features available, should you require them.
TECHNICAL DETAILSOur shutters are made by the UK’s leading plantation shutter manufacturer – S-Craft. There are many features and benefits which set them apart from competitors on the market. Shutters will become a fixture of your home and they have been proven to add value to its resale price, so it’s imperative that you make the wisest choice for your investment. Here, you will find some of the more detailed information about our product:
Multiple coats of paint
Colour choice is probably the most important aesthetic decision when ordering shutters. Whilst most customers choose shades of white, the full colour palette offers an extensive choice of paints and stains to cater for most types of decor. Customised colours are also available, or can be matched to any reputable paint code (additional cost). The colours of each range is shown in the swatch below.
Note: Swatch to be used as a guide only and does not reflect the true colour of the finished product.
Colour palette – 28 colours (+ custom) & 20 stains: