Need a simple method for making the neighbours jealous? Basically, add new Composite Plantation Shutters to your windows. They'll totally change the appearance of your home. An outright snap to fit.
They're produced using pvc with metal core enforcement, so they won't warp, bend or fade that easily (making them ideal for kitchens and wet areas). They will turn into a necessary addition to your home.
2. Plantation Shutters VS Blinds VS Curtains
3. Various Materials we have to offer
- Mimeo Composite Plantation Shutters
- Classic Wooden Plantation Shutters
- Select Ashwood Shutters
4. Various Styles of Plantation Shutters
- Full Height
- Tier on Tier
- Café Style
- Solid Panel Shutters
- Tracked Plantation Shutters
- Special Shapes
5. Various Components To Be Chosen
6. 10 Steps to describe the Entire Process Of Ordering Plantation Shutters
Affordable plantation shutters may be the buzz phrase people look for when searching online. None of us at Shutters Factory have ever met a single client in over 15 years who actually wants cheap plantation shutters of any type.
What clients usually seek is not to be taken in by companies selling low quality products.
At Shutters Factory, we are a leading supplier and installer of plantation shutters in United Kingdom. Interior Window Shutters are a very fashionable and complex window dressing option. They became a very popular choice amongst home owners.
Should you choose plantation shutters, blinds or curtains? Picking the right window treatment for your property can prove to be a difficult task. In general, windows are one of the most outstanding architectural features. The way you dress them can have an effect in your interior’s looks.
We are here to guide you in making a calculated decision that suits your needs and ultimately your home. Blinds, as a rule cost more than curtains. Quite often, bespoke made curtains will outprice both blinds and plantation shutters. With plastic or aluminium blinds, individual slats can break or bend easy enough. Once damage has happened, it can have a big impact on how the entire window looks.
Some blinds are difficult to clean, especially if they need to be removed each time. Water can also damage some types of blinds that are made from wood or aluminium. Splashes will leave a mark on both blinds, curtains and wood shutters. Composite Plantation Shutters might offer the highest level of protection against spillages. When it comes to curtains, pet hair and dust, is more likely to collect on curtains. Upkeep of the curtains can be more of a constant, regular task than it is with blinds or window shutters.
Curtains are more intrusive in a space so can make a room look smaller. Rarely do curtains fit perfectly over a window, unless if they custom made. There's going to be some light filter at the sides. Avoid getting curtains in kitchens, bathrooms or any other wet areas! There is a high chance of staining and for mould to set up on curtains due to higher wet conditions.
Interior plantation shutters are very solid, consisting of panels with “louvres” (or slats). The slats move together, allowing you to adjust the level of light coming into the room. Other window dressing options, such as vertical blinds, can “bend” or “crinkle”. They are likely to show signs of age for a very long time.
Shutters can also be used outside. They provide a high level of privacy. You can achieve blackout via shutters with integrated blackout blinds. Shutters insulate the property and offer protection from the outside elements.
Unlike curtains, or blinds, plantation shutters are not made of fabric. This means they are more resilient to staining.
The gap between the louvres means there is plenty of room to clean or dust. The cleaning process is straightforward. We can even supply our customers with a special cleaning tool.
Because shutters are sturdy, you’re not at risk of bending them out of shape when you operate them. A dry dust or a clean with a microfiber cloth and furniture polish is all you need to keep them sparkling. The louvres can be made wider or narrower, depending on the level of light you want to achieve in the room. Move the louvres at various angles to allow for different degrees of light and privacy. Shutters facilitate great airflow, while adding extra protection from the elements when closed.
On the UK market there are various plantation shutters materials to choose from. In general, interior window shutters can manufactured out of Wood, PVC or MDF. Different suppliers or manufacturers might use different raw materials.
At Shutters Factory we supply Hardwood and Composite Plantation Shutters. We do not supply MDF shutters.
Composite Shutters can be mistaken for standard PVC shutters. Just so you know, they are way better. Our Mimeo Composite range, comes with metal enforcement in the components. Having a metal core, the panels are more sturdy and less prone to bending or warping at bigger sizes.
Composite plantation shutters have the same structural integrity as wood shutters. They also have the waterproof, humidity-resistant qualities of vinyl. Comparing with wood shutters, composite shutters are cost-effective and low to maintain; Composite Shutters can’t be re-painted once they’re fit.
Our Classic Wooden Range is made entirely out of New Zealand Douglas Fir. Both the panels and frames. All wooden shutters might need to be re-finished and re-varnished from time to time. Usually after the 5-year mark. At Shutters Factory, the Classic wooden shutters are the most affordable choice in the entire UK market, as a wooden product.
Ocassionally, where and when needed we can supply other wooden species builds such as Pawlonia Wood, Poplar or Ash Wood. The Classic Plantation Shutters Range has a lead time of roughly 12-14 weeks. They come covered by 5 years warranty. All Wooden plantation shutters lack the waterproof quality of composite shutters. Wooden shutters can easily be moulded into different shapes or designs.
The Select Ash Wood Range is made entirely out of Ash Wood. Both the panels and frames. It has a lead time of roughly 12-14 weeks and comes covered by 5 years warranty.
This shutters range provide a naturally strong, durable, and stable option. Ash wood is known to being shock resistant as well. The Select Shutters range have benefits related to insulation, privacy, air flow and protection from fading.
One of the most pleasant features of the Select Range is that it comes with a wooden grain brushed surface. It fits naturally in traditional homes or traditionally decorated properties.
Tier on Tier plantation shutters essentially have two sets of panels, upper panel and lower panel. Those can be open or closed independently from each other. There are two main ways in which we can design a Tier on Tier Style:
- Tier on Tier Standard
This setup lets you keep the lower panels closed for privacy whilst keeping the top panels open for complete light-access.
- Tier on Tier With Horizontal T-Post
In some scenarios the window opening can be quite wide. Should the customer opt for a tier-on-tier setup we might recommend getting a Horizontal T Post added as well, at the tier split. The Horizontal T Post is an optional feature; however, it will help and increase the overall stability of the shutters, especially for those fit within a wide window opening.
A Horizontal T Post is usually an optional feature. In some cases, our Surveyors might advise you in getting it mandatory. That usually happens depending on the overall panel configuration and the overall width of the window opening.
Maintain your room light and private in the same time. You can easily achieve this with Cafe Style Plantation Shutters. They are also known as Half-Height Shutters.
-Café Style Standard
The very standard Café Style means that the shutters are only going to cover the bottom half of a window. For this option, usually a top frame won’t exist.
-Café Style with Top Frame
In the event where the window overall opening is quite wide, you might be advised by our Surveyors to get the Top Frame included as well in the final design. This will increase the overall stability of the shutters over a wide window.
To minimize the extra Top Frame feature effect, this usually gets overlapped on the window’s horizontal rail where present.
Solid Panel shutters are the preferred choice for providing an entire light block when a night’s sleep is critical. They are very beneficial towards drafty windows as they offer the highest insulation rates amongst all the styles.
- Full Solid Panels
Full Solid Panels are self-explanatory. These shutter panels do not contain slats. They can be built as Full Height covering the entire height of the window. Furthermore, a Tier-on-Tier design can be applied as well for solid panels.
- Combi Shutters
Combi Shutters are a mix layout between Slatted Panels and Full Solid Panels. A Combi Shutter Panel is built Full Height and the top half of the panel is the slatted region, whereas the bottom side of the panel is the full solid section.
- Tracked Bi-Folding
- Tracked Bi-Pass
Special Shaped Plantation Shutters are designs created to fit any window that is not rectangular by design. The Special Shape options range from triangular shutters, oval shutters, even porthole window Shutters and many others. Some of the most sought after Special Shapes layouts are as follows:
Round Plantation Shutters
Yes, we can create fully round shutters if needed. Given the shape of the shutter, the we may achieve one or more panels within a round shutter. Should there only be 1 panel, at that point we might have it fixed to the frame via magnets and without hinges.
Arched Plantation Shutters
These are meant to go to amazing over the Edwardian arched windows present in the UK. Of course, being made-to-measure we can have them for any type of windows that might have an arched/rounded top, whilst rectangular towards the bottom of the window.
Triangular Plantation Shutters
Whether you’ve got windows entirely shaped as a triangle or just windows with a triangular top side, we can handle both options.
Trapezoid / Rake Shapes
Occasionally we stumble across what we call trapezoid or rake shaped windows. Simply stated a rake shutter is a shutter that has a straight angled top. Special Shaped Styles are the most difficult to achieve. At Shutters Factory we have come across and dealt with tens if not hundreds of different special shaped layouts across the years. Whilst there are some specific configuration options applicable to the special shaped shutters, the most important to note being whether it will have hinged panels or fixed.
Colour-wise there are mainly three options to go for.
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