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Plantation Shutters

What are plantation shutters?

Plantation shutters grew in popularity throughout time and finally made their way to America as the Spanish occupied the South. The name “plantation shutters” comes from the fact that these lovely window shutters were seen on many huge, luxurious homes on the famed cotton plantations. They are distinguished by their tilting hardwood louvers that resemble blind slats. The shutters, unlike blinds, are attached to the window frame and can be opened like doors rather than using a pull-string. They come in a variety of materials, with robust and economical options like MDF and vinyl being among the most popular. Many individuals prefer more traditional shutters made of teak or other hardwoods, especially for period homes where a modern material like MDF would be too jarring and unsuited for their window shutters.

Are shutters better than blinds?

As shutters are installed on a frame that will be fitted into your window frame, they can block the light better than blinds. Blinds are often less expensive than shutters, but there are long-term benefits that might offset the initial expense. Shutters win out over blinds when it comes to window treatment replacements in the long run. Blinds can be tedious at times if the string gets caught or the roller blinds motorised lever fails. They also don’t have the striking impression one gets when shutters are installed. If you’re looking to spice up your room and give it a more unique style, shutters will go a long way compared to blinds or curtains in accomplishing this look. Although blinds come in a wider range of variety and styles, shutters are always better when it comes to security as they can be locked whilst providing airflow and the ability to see outside. Black out blinds plantation shutters work perfectly if you wish to achieve complete darkness at night.

Window shutters have the disadvantage of having to be individually fitted for your windows, and they are also likely to lack stylistic distinctions from one to the next. To maintain their appearance and charm, these shutters will require some routine care. However, they are likely to increase the value of your home and make for a desirable impression when seen which is always a good advantage. Our team is always available to help with any queries so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via phone or through our website.

How much are window shutters in the UK?

The typical cost of shutters in the UK ranges from £180 to £300 per square metre. A full-service shutter installation, which includes expert measuring and installation, would set you back £300+ per sqm. Prices will depend on the material chosen for the shutters and the size of the window. Measuring and viewing samples of different shutters will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay to have shutters installed on your home. It’s always a great idea to buy during a sale if you are looking to shutter many windows as this could save you a great deal of money. Having full length or tier on tier shutters can also prove to be more on the expensive side due to their size, however they look fantastic and come in a variety of colours and materials to boost the appearance of a room and its exterior. There are various styles to choose from to compliment a room.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us for more information regarding shutters. We offer an in-home consultation so we can get a first hand look at the room or rooms that you wish to install shutters in. We can discuss colours, materials and styles that fit your requirements. Many people prefer shutters as they help reduce noise pollution, provide extra insulation and allow light control. Although people assume shutters come in white, we offer a variety of colours to compliment your home’s interior and exterior. You can sit back and allow us to work our magic and provide you with quality, bespoke shutters that you’ll love. 

Can I make a DIY shutter or is it best to buy from a shop?

Although it is possible to make your own DIY shutters if you know what style you’re after, you might find the DIY method to be more expensive and stressful than expected. Creating the perfect shutters is a craft and a well perfected one at that. Styles such as plantation and tier on tier shutters need to be measured to perfection in order to sit perfectly on your window frames without sagging or catching on the window sill. There are blogs that provide instructions on how to make your own shutters, providing you have the necessary tools and materials. You can shop around for deals on materials to save money, however you can’t guarantee the quality of the material or the manner in which it needs to be installed without prior knowledge and experience. This is why it’s best to shop around for professionals who can complete the job and provide each room with the perfect style of shutters.

You can get in touch with us if you would prefer to sit back knowing you will receive the highest level of service along with competitive prices. Our team takes great pride in each set of shutters we create. We can help design the perfect style of shutters for each room and recommend high end materials to fit in with your budget. Allow us to provide full height, tier on tier, solid panels, french style, bay window shutters and shutters for doors. Our shutters come with a three year guarantee and we only use the highest quality hardwood. 

Will a company quote us for shutters?

Mastercraft Shutters will offer you a free quote to provide and install the right shutters for your windows. We are a Horsham-based bespoke shutter company that has a lovely selection of shutters. We offer a custom shutter installation service that includes innovative design approaches, exact measurements, and expert installation. Our top aim is to deliver the greatest quality shutter service in Sussex, Surrey, and the surrounding areas, from design to installation. Our courteous shutter professionals have a wealth of industry knowledge and are true masters of their trade. If you’re looking for shutters, give us a call or view our collection online or on Instagram for more information. We offer a variety of styles of shutters for your house and our helpful team is here to advise you on what shutters will be best in regards to security and appearance. We offer excellent service at a reasonable rate and ensure our shutters will last as long as possible. Get in touch with us for a friendly consultation to discuss styles and prices.