Interior and Exterior Shutters

Shutter jargon
A window shutter is a solid and stable window covering usually consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails (top, centre and bottom). Set within this frame are horizontal Louvres either operable or fixed. The key to selecting the right shutter for you in your home is our experience - we have been advising customers for over 20 years.

Shutters may be employed for a variety of reasons, including controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room, on bright winter days enabling as much sun as possible to warm and enhance the ambience. To provide privacy, in today's world what cannot be seen is as much a deterrent for crime. To protect against weather and to enhance the aesthetics of a building. Shutters are ideally suited to the Victorian and Georgian architecture of Fulham, Chiswick, Chelsea Notting Hill and Kensington. Whether you suffer from the noise of congested traffic in the Kings Road or the gridlock inside the congestion charge zones, your world can be a million miles away behind your stylish shutters.

Interior or Exterior
Depending on the application, and the construction of the window frame, shutters can be mounted to fit within the opening or to overlap the opening. The term window shutter includes both interior shutters, used on the inside of a house or building, and exterior shutters, used on the outside of a structure. On some styles of architecture, in particular homes in Chelsea and Fulham, it is common to have shutters to cover the doors as well as the windows. Interior shutters usually hinge on either side of a window opening, and swing inwards to allow access to the window or to allow light to enter a room. Operable louvered shutters have Louvres, or slats, that rotate open and closed to control light, visibility and airflow. Shutters that have operable Louvres are described using different terms such as traditional shutters.