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Design Options

Windows come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and as specialist in Plantation shutters, we can offer a bespoke solution to suit your individual requirements. Plantation shutters are suitable for use in every room in the house including conservatories, kitchens and bathrooms. There will be several design options available for you to consider before you place an order, including size of louvres, tilt rod position and colour.
Why not take advantage of our free, no obligation consultation and discuss your options with our qualified Interior designer?

Full Height

Full Height

A single bank of louvres from top to bottom without interruption is ideal for more average or smaller height windows and allows maximum light to pass through. However, panels over a certain height will require a mid-rail for structural stability, particularly on tall sash windows or patio doors, this has the benefit of allowing you to independently manoeuvre the top and bottom sets of louvres. A mid-rail can also be positioned to suit any existing features on your windows such as top opening windows.



Tier-on-tier panels are set within a single frame, but allow the user to open either the upper panels or lower panels independently of the other, so offering greater flexibility. This style of shutter is particularly well suited to traditional Victorian sash style windows.



Cafe style panels are particularly suited to sash or split height windows where the user wishes to have more privacy at the lower section of the window, but doesn’t wish to block out the light all together, thus leaving the window completely clear and unobstructed at the top.

Bay Windows

Bay Windows

Available for box bays, angled bays and round bays, our solid timber bay posts can be custom made to any angle.

Custom Shapes

Custom Shapes

Shutters are an ideal solution for those difficult to dress windows whether they are circular, arched or angled. (any curved shutters can only be manufactured from one of our premium timber ranges, however it is possible for angled shutters to be manufactured from any of our ranges). We also have a range of timber shutters to suit Velux or Fakro windows.

Patio/French Doors

Patio/French Doors

Wide patio shutters are available on a standard frame or a track system and will require a fixed mid-rail for structural stability. French doors can have shutters attached directly to them with a custom designed handle cut out (only available in one of our premium timber ranges) they will allow easy access without the need to bi-fold panels.


The shutters are available in a wide variety of colours, we offer our standard range of colours including 5 shades of white as well as a selection of Farrow and Ball inspired colours for the timber ranges, but for a small additional cost you can have your shutters custom coloured to match.
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Timber Finishes

Our range of Hardwood shutters are available in a wide variety of stained finishes to match most timbers and are lightweight enabling them to be used on windows and doors with wider openings.
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Tilt Rod Options

There are three options to operate the louvres:-

Central tilt rod
This gives a more traditional ‘plantation shutter’ look and can add a lot of interest to wider panels.
Always gives a lovely symmetrical appearance even with odd numbers of panels. The tilt rods are a great option and easy to keep clean.

Off-set tilt rod
A twist on the traditional look, usually set to the hinged side of the shutter panel.
ooks best when using an even number of panels and offers a slightly clearer view through the louvres.

Easy tilt
Which has a hidden tilt mechanism built inside the panel stiles, meaning no need for a tilt rod (move any louvre and the whole tier will tilt in unison) this can create a more modern feel with uninterrupted views through the louvres. Suited to any width of panel, particularly nice on very narrow panels such as those used in a Tier – on- tier application.


The louvres (horizontal slats) allow you to easily adjust the amount of light you wish to have in the room and are available in a variety of sizes.

Our designer can help you to decide which size is best suited to your requirements, so that if you wish to have a higher level of privacy for example, then perhaps a medium or smaller louvre would be more suitable, whereas a larger louvre may offer you better views over a private garden area, whilst still giving you full control over the light.

Louvre options

The Cambridge Shutter Company Louvre Options

Special Shapes


Fan Top

Starburst Panel

Louvre Arch Single

Louvre Arch Double

Tapered Panels

Triangle Sunburst Louvres

Triangle Horizontal Louvres

Fan Top Sunburst Louvres

Fan Top Horizontal Louvres

Circle Horizontal Louvres

Circle Sunburst Louvres