Plantation shutters for sash windows
Plantation shutters are the ones with lots of different slats – allowing you to adjust the lighting and ambience in the room. If you’d like to replace your shutters, we can match your existing ones for style, or we can simply craft new ones to fit with your preferences and the architectural style of your home.
Plantation shutters in Brighton & Hove
As a lot of homes in cities like Brighton & Hove, Worthing & Horsham are terraced, we’re often asked when working on sash window renovations, to help improve privacy and thermal efficiency for our clients.
Light levels with plantation shutters
Different slats (also called ‘louvers’) mean different levels of light. You’ll need to consider this when choosing your shutter style. The three most popular sizes are the 47mm louver shutters, which suit any window and let in the least amount of light; the 64mm louver which lets in more light (and is what most people choose); and the 89mm louver, which tends to suit larger windows and patio doors
Once you’ve decided on plantation style shutters, you can choose from a range of different designs.
Full height shutters
Run all the way from the top to the bottom of your window. If you wish, our full height shutters can be designed to have a horizontal dividing bar between the louvers.
A great option for both balancing light and privacy needs – tier-on-tier means the top and bottom panels open independently, for great control over light and privacy.
Also known as ‘half-height’ shutters, since they often finish half way down the window. This style provides a good level of privacy from street view, but also allows plenty of light to flood in.
Value and style
Steeped in history, yet still contemporary and chic, shutters make a stylish addition to your windows. For Victorian and Edwardian home owners, they can also help bring the period feel of your property to life, adding real value to your home, both in terms of its appearance and its price.
The health benefits of shutters
Wipe-clean shutters are a hygienic alternative to traditional drapes, blinds, and curtains, which collect dust and house nasty dust mites. So, if you suffer from a dust allergy (or cleaning phobia!) shutters might well be the best option for you.
Well fitted and installed shutters can see a reduction in heat loss of up to 58% and are especially affective when closed in the evenings.”Research by – English Hertiage