The simple answer to this question is that shutters suit all ages and styles of properties! Shutters are an ideal window dressing in any style of property and we have personally installed in a huge range of buildings from Georgian to new builds.
The Victorians used solid shutters to secure their properties when they travelled and for insulation at night.
Colonists, in arid environments, used louvered shutters to reduce the heat in their homes.
Plantation houses in more humid but still very hot climates adopted a similar style of slatted shutter to do the same.
Now many years later, we have a shutter range that incorporates all of those styles and will complement any décor.
Many Georgian properties were designed with sash windows, often with larger windows downstairs and smaller windows upstairs. Traditionally, this style of property was dressed with solid shutters but today, louvered shutters are ideal for a more flexible and modern look.
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We have installed many shutters to Victorian style buildings, most frequently to the bay windows. Shutters are an ideal solution for a bay as they follow the line of the window and don’t encroach into the room. Whether you are trying to maintain a traditional look or modernise this style of period property, our shutters will add the finishing touch.
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Very similar to a Victorian property in style. Older homes with traditional sash windows look amazing dressed with slightly narrower panels and smaller louvres, although a mid-size 63mm louver will afford good privacy without compromising on light control.
Art Nouveau & Art Deco houses
The window treatments in this style of property often features stained glass and ornate design. This would suit shutters that can fold back clear of the window, as long as you have the clearance either side of the window to achieve this.
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Steel Crittal-style windows were widely used here. Shutters can still suit this design but best designed in a simplistic style so as not to make the window look too busy. The hidden tilt mechanism is an ideal solution to reduce vertical lines and simplify the look.
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New build houses
We are seeing a huge rise in popularity of shutters in new build and contemporary properties. Some modern properties are complimented by larger louvres and panels and a slightly more simplistic design. You could consider the modern hidden tilt control option although the external look for the shutters may be better suited to using the traditional mounted rod to add some character.
We believe that with careful design and consultation, which we’ll carry out in our free home design visit, we can dress your property to suit the age and style of the building and provide the solution to your requirements in terms of both use and look of the shutters.