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Plantation  Shutters

 

A modern uncluttered look or traditional colonial elegance, how would you describe plantation shutters?   There is no doubting the recent popularity of this window treatment which offers privacy with a view, together with control of glare and light.   Hinged panels with adjustable louvres, you open the panels on their hinges to access the window for opening or cleaning, you control light and privacy by adjusting the louvres by means of a tilt rod (hidden tilt is an option) louvre sizes to be chosen depending on specific requirements.   Changing Curtains have been fitting shutters for many years and we support our products, for that reason we do not sell the cheapest shutters nor the most expensive, we sell good quality reasonably priced wooden shutters that offer excellent long term value.  The shutters themselves are only one half of the equation they also require fitting, all of the shutters shown on this page were fitted by Changing Curtains, we think to an above average standard.

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47mm louvres in tier-on-tier style Highgate
47mm louvres in tier-on-tier style. You do achieve
greater privacy but at a cost of some light. A total of
16 panels and tilt rods.

Shutters come in 5 louvre sizesl

47mm - 63mm - 76mm - 89mm - 110mm

Bigger windows tend to suit bigger louvres
Bigger louvres let more light in
It's your home, which do you like best?

47mm is usually too small
63mm & 76mm we use all the time
89mm is great for patio doors
110mm looks good against the sky

63mm louvres with full height panels allowing more light and view Tufnell Park
63mm louvres with full height panels allowing more
light and view, this is a garden flat and white
shutters reflect the light, a dark wood
stain would reduce the light. A
total of 4 panels with mid-rails and 8 tilt rods

20 years ago warping was a major issue with
shutters. To prevent this all of our shutters are
constructed using mortice and tenon joints and
all of our shutters are made with laminated stiles

89mm louvres in lime white hanging from tracking system on patio doors Hackney
89mm louvres in pale wood stain. These shutters
are hung from a tracking system to avoid the
dreaded hinge-droop that would otherwise occur.

 

Laminated stiles are a high quality woodworking
option where the raw timber is cut into strips which are then glued back together. This
produces a piece of worked timber that is much stronger and stiffer than the original and because the capillaries have been broken within the piece it is extremely unlikely to warp. It would be much easier and cheaper to produce shutters with solid wood stiles, they are just not of the same quality.

Whilst we guarantee our shutters for 3 years,
we do expect them to last much longer given
reasonable treatment.

63mm silk white triangular shaped shutters Tufnell Park
Special shapes are possible

 

63mm silk white triangular shaped shutters Tufnell Park
63mm louvres, offset tilt rods on some panels

 

47mm louvres, offset tilt rods, arched shutters Islington
47mm louvres, offset tilt rods

 

Oiled Western Red Cedar shutters with 63mm louvres Muswell Hill
63mm louvres
Attractive and efficient. Oiled Western Red Cedar shutters with 63mm louvres Archway
63mm louvres

 

bay window privacy Crouch End
47mm louvres to light bar

 

63mm louvres in Highgate
63mm louvres full height panels

 

63mm louvres to sash Muswell Hill
63mm louvres to sash

cafe style or half height shutters with 47mm louvres for privacy Archway
47mm cafe height shutters for privacy

Cafe style or half height shutters are often used
for privacy or perceived security

 

 

Shutter prices fluctuate with exchange rates and
periodic sales incentives. Changing Curtains are
always competitive and will usually price match any
quote from a reliable local retailer offering a similar
quality of shutter and a comparable standard of
installation and service.

47mm louvres cafe style Highgate
47mm cafe shutters for privacy
Roof shutters with 89mm louvres for shade and light Parliament Hill
Roof shutters with 89mm louvres for shade and light

 

 

With a frame which mounts directly onto your
window frames or is side fixed inside a recess,
together with wood to wood closure of the louvres
shutters offer excellent draughtproofing and
insulation qualities. When you also consider how
flexible they are in terms of controlling light, glare
and privacy you realise that in the right location
shutters make a superb window treatment

 

Full height shutters in this lower ground floor flat for privacy and perceived security Highgate
Full height shutters in this lower ground floor flat for privacy and perceived security
Full height shutters with 63mm louvre and a midrail for excellent control of privacy and light Highgate
63mm full height with mid-rail
Shop window display showing different louvre sizes Changing Curtains Highgate
47mm       63mm       89mm       110mm
Shop window display showing different louvre sizes
Tier on tier style shutters with 63mm louvres Highgate
Tier on tier style shutters with 63mm louvres

Many more pictures on gallery page

 

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