Plantation Shutters, Cafe Type, Tier on Tier and Full Height Shutters

Plantation Shutters take their name from the window treatments used in the huge plantations in the southern United States of America in the Mid 1850's. During this time the plantations producing cotton and various other products from the land were the heartbeat of America. The summers were very hot and humid and the owners needed respite from the heat rain and wind. Fortunately our climate in England is not so severe but Plantation Shutters adapt seamlessly to the Victorian and Georgian Architecture of South West London.

California shutters or plantation shutters which typically refers to the size of the Louvre blade. Other interior shutters use stationary louvers that do not rotate (fixed Louvres), solid panels that can be raised or recessed or flat, fabric inserts or tinted glass. Shutters can be configured in a single tier unit that has one shutter top to bottom of a window opening as well as multiple tiers. Multiple tier units feature separate shutters on each tier, which allows the top shutters to be opened independently from the bottom shutters. Cafe type shutters refer to shutters that only cover the lower portion of a window.

Full height shutters can be made with a horizontal divider rail, which separates the upper and lower portions of the shutter. With operable louvered shutters this gives greater control as the louvres above the divider rail can be operated independently from the louvres below the divider rail. A tilt bar (rod) is used for adjusting Louvre position and to keep them in a uniform position.

Café Style

Cafe type shutters refer to shutters that only cover the lower portion of a window

 

Tier on Tier

 

Full Height

Full height shutters can be made with a horizontal divider rail, which separates the upper and lower portions of the shutter.