Chic, sophisticated and stylish, shutters give you everything you could wish for in a window treatment. They’re practical – providing light, privacy and reduced noise without compromising on security as well as low-maintenance, requiring nothing more than a wipe-down to keep them looking their best. D&R Shutters are available in Four different materials:
Hybrid – This product is the best value for money, giving a solid wood frame and Polyvinyl louvres with an aluminium core, offering greater stability and window covering that withstands the rigours of family life. Available in 20 colours, 6 hinge choices and almost any shape as a special.
Alu-core Polyvinyl – A shutter range suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and wet rooms, 100% waterproof and very hard wearing, this the shutter of choice for areas where a wooden product cannot be used. Available in 4 colours and 4 louvre widths.
Premium Basswood – The Basswood range is made from light, easy to lift hardwood. It’s lightness makes it the ideal choice for hanging across large windows and doors, available in 28 standard paints and stains, as well as custom colour and shapes. The Basswood range comes with a choice of 6 hinges and 4 louvre sizes.
Ashwood – This is the ultimate in style and opulence, with its deep natural textured grain giving it a sophisticated look. Available in custom shapes and custom colours. Standard options include 6 hinge finishes, 20 standard paint and stain finishes and 4 louvre widths. These blinds will add a touch of class to any interior decor.
There are a number of shutter styles to choose from, and which you finally opt for is often down to a mixture of which design detail best reflects your personal style and what you want your shutters to achieve for any given room.
These are hung only on the bottom half of the window and are more cost effective (as they only cover half the window). They are ideal if you live at street level and need privacy, but still want to allow light in, but no good if you ever want to black out the room completely.
Also known as double-hung shutters these are the most versatile shutters you can opt for, with two sets hung one above the other, working independently. This gives great flexibility as you can have the top open and the bottom shut, or vice versa, and both sets can be open or shut too. The only disadvantage is that they can look a bit fussy on some types of windows.
These are best for taller windows. There is usually a dividing rail either halfway up, or at a natural break in the window (i.e. at the level of the sash). This makes taller shutters more sturdy and enables the louvres in the top and bottom half to move independently, so you could open the top set to let in light but keep the bottom shut for privacy.
Unlike fabric blinds which can get damp and mildewed in steamy bathrooms, shutters allow extra ventilation with their louvred slats, so they’ll dry more quickly. They’re also easier to wipe down and keep clean.
While painted wood or MDF shutters are fine in well-ventilated bathrooms, for rooms with high humidity, moisture-resistant shutters are more practical. Made of polymer or polyvinyl, they are waterproof, so the slats won’t rot or warp.
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