What are they? Two sets of panels, one on top of the other that operate independently of each other. Pros Extremely versatile, giving excellent privacy and light control. Cons Not suitable for all windows as they can look too busy. Best for Bedrooms, bathrooms and dining rooms
What are they? Panels that cover only part of the window. Pros Cheaper than full shutters and let in more light. Gives a lovely Continental feel. Cons Less draught proofing – more a decorative feature than practical. Best for Rooms that are not overlooked.
What is it? Highly popular polymer coated mdf Best for Affordability. Durable and tough, Classic is ideal in areas where it may take any knocks, so great for children’s bedrooms and patio doors. Finishes Available in five shades of white.
What are they? Rather than fitting shutters in the usual manner with frames and hinges, these shutters slide in a track. They concertina back. Pros Give easy access through a patio or bi-fold door and can be pulled right back to make the most of a view. Cons Not suitable for a window with a sill.
What are they? Solid wood panels that cover the window entirely. Pros Very insulating and give a traditional cosy look. Cons Less flexible – they’re either open or closed. Best for Bedrooms, draughty period properties.
What are they? Bespoke panels to fit unusual and awkward shaped windows. Pros Make the most of unusual architecture. Give clean and interesting alternative to curtains or blinds. Cons Can be more expensive. Best for Any unusual shaped window.