Our FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions About Plantation Shutters

Here are some of the questions you may need answers to before contacting us about Plantation Shutters.

What are Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are louvered panels fixed either inside or outside windows and doors. They originated in America and the West Indies and date back to before the American Civil War.

What are Solid Shutters?

Solid Shutters are panels that have no louvers. They were originally installed in reveal boxes in pre Edwardian houses and were used a couple of times a year only, when the owners de camped for the season. They were not designed to be opened and shut daily like our present designs and that is why so few remain today.
Solid Shutters come in a number of styles – solid raised, shaker and solid moulded and are available in our

How long from order will it take to get my shutters?

Shutters are custom manufactured to fit individual openings and are ready for installation in 8 to 10 weeks from the date of the order and receipt of the deposit.

Can shutters be installed on any window?

Shutters can be installed on virtually any window, French door or patio sliding doors. They can also be used effectively as room dividers fitted on tracks. If the window/door opens inwards they can always be mounted outside of the reveal. Bi Pass tracking allows for shutter to slid past each other and is used where there are overhangs preventing the panels from swinging out.

Do plantation shutters block out a lot of light?

A plantation shutter slat is 1.5 times the size of a blind slat which is what the general population have in their homes and offices. Shutters can be customised to windows to ensure maximum light ingress or light removal into the room.

How long does it take to install plantation shutters?

Fitting normally takes us around 1.5 hours per shutter.

What colours are the most popular?

Pure and silk whites are our customers’ favourites choices. However if you prefer to go a bit bold we would recommend the Grovewood range where you can have pinks and greys to suit your personal style.

What aftercare or cleaning tips do you recommend for plantation shutters?

A barely damp microfibre duster is perfect for a quick wipe over. Followed by a dry paper towel. No cleaning products are generally necessary. The hidden tilt rods and wider slats makes cleaning a lot easier too.

If you have further questions, please do get in touch by email or call 07514 410258 and we would be happy to answer them.

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