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Frequently Asked Questions:


Do window shutters shut out the light?

You can control the amount of light entering your room by adjusting the angle of the wooden louvres. Wooden plantation shutters can block out more light than other window dressings due to the design and materials used in construction.

How do I decide on what width of louvre?

The size of slats that you choose depends on several factors such as how tall your windows are, the shape and design of your window and the amount of light and privacy you require. During our free consultation, we go over everything involved in selecting the right shutters for your home.

Smaller louvre brings greater privacy but does not admit as much light as wider louvre. Smaller slats are good for rooms that need maximum privacy such as cloakroom toilets, small studies and large walk-in cupboards.

Are they child-friendly?

Our shutters are ideal for children’s bedrooms and nursery areas. Plantation shutters eliminate the need for pull cords that can put children at risk. Shutter design allows for better control of incoming light, promoting a better nights sleep.

Are shutters easy to clean?

Our window shutters are manufactured using either high-quality PVC or hardwood. This allows for easy cleaning due to the hard surface of the louvre.

Are window shutters energy efficient?

Installing internal window shutters can help reduce heating costs throughout your home. The average home loses around 35% of it’s heating through windows and doors. Research has established that fitting interior shutters provide energy savings of up to 56% in reducing heat loss. Window shutters work by trapping cold air between your window and shutter thus creating a vacuum. Additionally, as our shutters are made from HS PVC Polyvinyl and high-quality hardwood, these hard-wearing materials eliminate drafts much more than alternative window coverings.

Uk Shutters Company offers three exclusive ranges of window shutter: Claremont, Nevada and Hampton. All three ranges offer options of full height, tier-on-tier, café style or a track system design.

Nevada Collection: Manufactured from HS PVC Polyvinyl (Faux Wood) offering 4 blade sizes: 63mm, 76mm, 89mm & 114mm and 9 distinct colours. This is our most popular range of shutters that fit most window designs, come with a 10-year guarantee and are completely waterproof.

Hampton Collection: Manufactured from HS PVC Polyvinyl (Faux Wood) offering 3 blade sizes: 63mm, 76mm & 89mm, available in 18 colours and are suitable for most window designs.

Claremont Collection: Handcrafted from high-quality hardwood offering 6 blade sizes: 47mm, 63mm, 76mm, 89mm & 114mm and available in 7 shades of white and creams, stone and grey colour finishes. This shutter offers excellent insulation characteristics.