Woods and finishes
In our Shutters range, all of our available shutter styles, are available in a choice of 6 materials, each one offering its own benefits. Depending on your budget and specifications we will be able explain the differences to you and provide you with a FREE quote for the design, bespoke manufacture and installation of the different styles and materials you are interested in. The 6 materials are:
Classic - Entry level shutter - an extremely durable composite mdf wood available in 5 painted shades.
Cleveland - Entry level painted shutter in MDF with a smooth finish and 18 colours to choose from
MarchWood - Hardwood panels with mdf frames provide a great all-rounder solution at great value. Available in 5 painted colours.
Vienna - Extremely hard wearing, ideal for commercial installations - ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is very tough and stable and much tougher than PVC - now fully waterproof so recommended for more humid conditions for example in either bathrooms or kitchens.
Phoenix - A very lightweight bleached out hardwood with a lovely distinctive grain that is visible even when painted. Available in a wide range of stains and colours.
Grovewood - Manufactured from premium hard wood frames and panels. The grain is visible when stained in a choice of 2 shades, and gives a smooth effect when painted in a choice of 18 different neutral colours.
Shutter Louvre Width
The louvre size is paramount to getting the best from your shutters. There are 4 choices including a solid panel shutter which can be split to give louvres above a midrail and solid panel below etc. The different slat widths are shown below each with a different stain or paint option.
Example pictures above show the following:
plantation shutters with 63mm louvres with centre tilt rod
plantation shutters with 76mm louvres with centre tilt rod
plantation shutters with 89mm louvres and a hidden tilt
plantation shutters with 114mm louvres with centre tilt rod
plantation shutters with offset tilt rod
Shutter Louvre Control
The tilt rod is the control that you use to open and close the shutter louvres and can be seen located centrally on the 63mm, 76mm, 114mm examples above. This tilt rod can be off centred to either the left or right if so desired by customer choice or to avoid obstruction in the case of multi bi-fold panels. Where the tilt rod is off centred it is positioned at a distance of 25mm from the edge of the louvre on the hinged side. The 89mm louvre example above shows an example of a hidden tilt rod also known as Easy-tilt or silent tilt, and is available across all louvre sizes. In this case by moving just one of the louvres they are all controlled.
Shutters Stains and Colours
All of our shutters are given either 6-7 coats of paint or stain respectively to achieve a tough, durable and quality finish. As well as a broad range of standard stains and colours, we are also able to match your shutters to a number of brand trade palettes.
Your shutters will give you a lifetime of satisfaction, add value to your property, increase perceived security, but most of all create an iconic design feature in your home that will give you pleasure for many years to come.
Shutters Hinge Colours
All of our shutters come with a choice of different hinge colour finishes meaning you can match the shutters with aspects of your living environment.
There were nine original hinge colours to choose from and they are: White, Pearl, Bisque, Black, Bright Brass, Antique Brass, Nickel Plated, Brushed Nickel and Marine Grade Stainless Steel which are shown in the images above. This year (2018) we have introduced many more hinge colours to meet the requests and requirements of all of our customers.
The White, Pearl and Bisque coloured hinges will match the three most popular painted shutter colours that are chosen by the majority of customers. Many people choose the hinge colour to blend in with the shutter colour while others will make a feature of them and match them to other elements of the room, light switches and plug sockets for example.
The marine grade Stainless Steel hinges are supplied as standard on our waterproof range to retain the waterproof feature of this material.