what is a style? The style of a shutters is the term used to describe overall design of the shutters and how the window is dressed with the shutters on top. Whether the shutters is fixed on your small windows, hinged open to each left and right side, or half way lift up etc.
Picking a style ultimately starts with the window and what your requirements are. We can advise the best style for you depending on your window size and what you are after. Once the style is picked (either from your own research, chatting with the office or from a site survey) all the nitty gritty elements can also be picked; material, colour, slat size. At Plantation, we can offer a style to work with any window with a host of advantages available; Maximilian light, sturdy, full coverage; versatile use etc.
Whether your initially browsing shutters for the first time, or we have been out to see you for a site survey and need a reminder, we have put together a description of the different styles to help with the decision-making process.
Explore our styles and the advantages behind each one:
Unlike normal hinge, you need support on either left or right. This pivot hinge mount your shutter panel on top and bottom, to minimize restriction posed by your window or jamb. Pivot swing on a point, top and bottom, that provides no restraint to warp movement in the door/window
This is most popular and common way to mount your plantation shutters, you can have one or more panels to fit into a single window opening. Each panel is hinged on one side, and open/close another side.
You can have your panels hinged on our shutter frames or directly hinged on your existing windows
See pics below for reference
For large windows or doors, bi-fold may be a perfect solution, you can fold two panels or up to 4 panels to one side of window or door, to gain a clear view. With a top mount track, and bottom glide, you will have smooth open and close operation
Bi Fold Plantation Shutters make a wonderful addition to any home. These shutters can be used for extra wide openings, allowing you to add a door where you normally couldn’t. With their classic and cultured look, they can also be used to hide unsightly screen doors, like room dividers giving your home the elegant style you’ve been looking for.
Sliding is only applicable for large door where you can get two or more panels sliding on a top mounted runner track with bottom glide.
Many people are looking for something like this these days for their patio doors and sliding glass doors.
Barn door is a not a new thing. Its a good replacement for normal door. More attractive and control over light and air flow.
We offer runner track mounted right above your door frame, with black finish which is perfect match to a white finished shutter door
Two runners sit on a track, you can easily slide door left and right.
For large door opening, two panels can be used
If you door is 90cm wide you need a 180cm clearance above the door frame for track installation
If you door is over 180cm, you need 360cm clearance
Barn s `hutter can be also used on windows, as long as you have enough clearance above the window for long track
Due to heavy weight, the track has to be mounted on the wall stud. In case no stud behind assembly hole, we can manually place a timber between wall and track, but it does cost extra also you may wish to paint the timer to give a good match.