Plantation Shutters

Here at 247 Blinds, we provide you with the best options for ordering your new Shutter Blinds. Plantation Shutters are internal shutters that provide optimal light and privacy control, whilst providing a timeless update to your windows. Perfect for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, Shutters provide an upmarket appearance, and clean contemporary design and help reduce noise and energy bills.

At 247 blinds, we’ve sourced the best possible shutter materials and styles for your home; from traditional real woods to durable faux wood options, Shutters are a fantastic way to finish off your living space. Not only have we sourced the best materials and popular colour options, but we’ve provided these with an incredible 5-year guarantee, and competitive prices. Follow our guide on how to measure and give our friendly customer services a call. Free and unlimited samples are available, so you can make get the perfect finish to match your style.

Our easy fitting guide will see your new shutters up in no time at all, to the envy of all your family and friends.

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Shutter Blinds FAQs:

What Is The Most Popular Style Of Shutters?

There are three types of shutters that are the most commonly available; Full Height, Tier-on-Tier and Café style.


Full Height: full height are the standard shutters you will be used to seeing, they have single panel doors which run from top to bottom of the frame in the window. These are great for a simplistic look that brings a contemporary feel and a simple way to add some classy style to any space.

Tier-On-Tier: Tier-on-tier style shutters are very similar to full-height shutters, however, they feature a bar running horizontally across the frame to separate the doors into two separate panels for the top and bottom halves of the window. This style is great for having complete control over the light and privacy by giving you the option to have certain panels open such as the top sides shut to avoid intrusive glare from the sun while keeping a nice view of the outdoors.

Café Style: Café style shutters are the type that is commonly seen in French cafés and coffee shops, these are the shutters that start at the bottom of the window and end, usually, halfway up the window glass. These are great for keeping a room feeling bright and open, whilst still having the option to keep the nosey neighbours out! 


How Much Do Shutter Blinds Cost?

Shutter blinds are priced by their square footage and material chosen, so as a general rule; the bigger they are, the more expensive they will be. Optional extras can also influence their final price due to shutters manufacturing complexity and demand. 

We offer a made to measure service, allowing our customers to make a substantial saving on the price as an alternative to those supplied and installed by a trades' person. You measure and fit your blinds, saving up to 70% on the RRP price from high-street and trade prices.

Our easy-to-follow shutters measuring, and fitting guide give you all the information you will need to have them up in no time, and we also offer our Measure Guard for extra peace of mind.


Why Choose Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters come with a heap of aesthetic and practical advantages, the clean lines of the louvred slats bring a bright and fresh feel to any room. Practically, these are a great solution for privacy and easily kept clean with a quick dust-over, which can be a bit of a challenge on some of our softer fabric blinds.

Plantation shutters are also more “fitted” vs other traditional blinds, as they are fitted snugly within a support frame. Usually when fitted this frame is then drilled to the sides of your window recess.

You also have many modern updates to this classic product; from flame-retardant faux wood shutters that are crack-resistant, warp-resistant and waterproof, to hard-wearing, sustainably grown real woods. Each colour and option has been carefully curated to match demand and trends.


Why Choose Real Wood Shutters?

Real wooden shutters used to have two main issues: they were extremely heavy and expensive due to the hardwood source. Now we have a new range of real wood shutters, the Kensington Collection, still made using hardwood and using a sustainably grown source. The wood used in our shutters is crafted using the Paulownia tree, which is also known as the Japanese Empress tree.

A fast grower, and lighter in weight than other sources, this makes this special hardwood, as a result, has an improved carbon footprint vs other hardwood sources. The lighter weight, but durable material helps to ensure not only a high-quality product, but one that’s also less prone to issues over years or decades of time. Painted, or wrapped to create the smooth finished look, our Kensington range of shutters still has the same high standards as all our other products. 


Why Choose Faux Wood Shutters?

Our range of Faux Wood Shutters, the Bromley Collection, features faux wooden slats, that are made using HSPVC (Heat-shrinkable polyvinyl chloride), which creates a lightweight, waterproof and flame-retardant product. Fantastic for bathrooms, kitchens and high-traffic areas.

Available in beautiful shades, which look just as lovely as the real thing, these are created to be long-lasting and offer a high-quality, modern finish at a fraction of the cost you’ll find on the high street or through a trader.


What Size Slats For Plantation Shutters?

The size of the slat (blade/louvre) is entirely personal preference, we offer three different size widths and as a quick guide, this is what we recommend.

64mm Slat – The most popular choice for any window size

76mm Slat – Best for medium to large windows

89mm Slat – Better suited for very large windows and doors


Are Plantation Shutters Good For Blackout?

Shutters are great for their many features, and keeping your space nice and dark is one of those great benefits. While you will not get a complete blackout from plantation shutters, they are great at controlling light and reducing any excess in the space.

Please take into account this is for full height and tier-on-tier shutter, café style are not suitable as they cover only a bottom portion of the window.

The rule of thumb when it comes to ordering shutters to darken a space is as follows: the larger the slat width, the more light it will block out from the room, this is because smaller slats create more gaps which can lead to excess light leakage. If you require a full blackout, we would recommend layering your shutters with a pair of blackout curtains to combine the effect for a total blackout.


Will Plantation Shutters Increase The Value Of My Home?

Shutter blinds are a great way to transform the appeal of a home, especially if the home is sold with the shutters pre-installed. You can really make a house seem more upmarket and expensive by theming the decor to be a little more modern and contemporary, as people are happier to work on a simple base.  


Will Shutters Keep Out Noise?

Shutters are one of the best items we offer if reduce obnoxious outdoor traffic sounds. Due to their thick wooden structure and solid construction, they are great at absorbing and reducing the ambient noise levels in your space. By creating a barrier between the window and your room, perfect for a cosy and serene atmosphere.

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