Tips and advice
Tips, advice and finishing touches for shutters
“Shutters look great and are a practical choice for windows in every room,” says Mark Lucas, our product manager who has more than 20 years’ experience. Here are his tips for helping you get the most from yours.
Are shutters OK for a bathroom or a wetroom?
Shutters are a whole lot more than just OK for bathrooms and wetrooms. Our Henley range is waterproof, so they’re specially designed to last and last, unlike other styles which risk warping in the damp and wet conditions. Henley shutters also feature stainless-steel hinges, which won’t rust and will stay looking shiny and new.
Do you want shutters for an odd-shaped or bay window?
Because our shutters are made-to-measure, we craft and fit them to virtually any size and shape window. What you might think of as a problematic window, we probably see as being totally fine.
Are shutters available in lots of colours?
In a word, yes.
Choosing from our custom colour service gives you a chance to have your shutters finished in almost any hue, tone or shade.
Just let your advisor know what you want and they’ll be happy to help.
Can you fit shutters to patio or bifold doors?
Having shutters at a patio or a bifold door is absolutely fine.
Our tracked shutters are perfect for covering wide expanses, allowing for multiple shutter panels to effortlessly open and close along a track.
Are shutters good for light and privacy control?
All of our shutters give you great control over light and privacy, but tier-on-tier shutters have top and bottom sections which open independently, giving you the flexibility to decide where you want light and privacy the most.
Alternatively, café-style shutters fix to just the bottom half of your window, allowing the light to come into your room from the top.
And solid shutters are perfect for bedrooms, as they’re superb at blocking out external light and noises, making your bedroom totally sleep friendly.
How are shutters for a child’s bedroom?
Shutters are a fantastic choice for a child’s bedroom or nursery, as the timeless style will still look amazing while your little one grows up and their room is redecorated. What’s more, shutters are inherently safe, because they feature no operating cords or chains.
What louvre width should I go for?
You can choose from five different louvre widths for your shutters. During your appointment, your advisor will let you see each of them to help you choose the best option for your window.
As a general rule, thinner slats look better on smaller windows, while wider slats are ideal for bigger windows.
Do you offer a choice of hinges?
You can choose from eight different hinge colours for your shutters. So you’re sure to find the one that goes perfectly.
What finishing touches can I choose from?
You’ve a range of finishing touches to pick from, including door knobs, ring pulls and tilt rods. Your advisor will bring the whole collection to your appointment so you can find your favourites.