Café Style

About Café Style shutters

Plantation shutters are truly versatile and can be fitted to almost any type of window, but there are also further choices of style which can be produced to match and enhance the window design of your home. A very good choice for ground floor windows is what are known as café-style shutters and are typically half the height of the window. This makes for privacy from prying eyes at street level while at the same time gives the room full light from the upper half of the window.

Choosing the perfect material

Created in the same way as a fine piece of furniture, using a man-made co-polymer which is resistant to just about everything that might be thrown at it, lightweight but has amazing strength, resisting scratching, humidity or heat.
Key features
  • Resistant to ultra-violet, so colours will not fade.
  • Choice of 3 white  painted colours.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 63mm to 114mm.
  • Limited lifetime warranty as standard.

Hardwood For MDF Price!
Our entry-level hardwood shutter option that is made up of a robust U-PVC frame and real hardwood shutter panels to reduce the weight and provide a cost-efficient entry-level hardwood shutter option.
Key features
  • The panels are manufactured from premium hardwoods, the wood of Paulownia tree.
  • Choice of 16 painted colours, 8 brushed colours and the option for a custom colour.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 63mm to 114mm.

Created in the same way as a fine piece of furniture, using a man-made co-polymer which is resistant to just about everything that might be thrown at it, lightweight but has amazing strength, resisting scratching, humidity or heat.
Key features
  • Resistant to ultra-violet, so colours will not fade.
  • Choice of 16 painted colours and the option for a custom colour.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 63mm to 114mm.

Hand-crafted from the finest basswood material - one of the strongest and most dense hardwoods known to man. They are created for those who demand only the best that money can buy and will settle for nothing less than outstanding elegance and sophistication in their homes.
Key features
  • Quality hardwood timber from sustainable forests.
  • Choice of 16 painted colours, 15 stained colours and the option for a custom colour.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 64mm to 114mm

All in the details

Which Tilt Rod?

  • Tilt rods are used to open and close slatted shutter panels. We have four options to choose from!

  • Central Tilt Rods are simple and stylish. The traditional wooden wooden rods attach to the front of the slats in the centre of each panel.
  • Offset Tilt Rods are similar but positioned off to the hinged side of each panel.
  • Hidden Tilt Rods are a great choice for contemporary interiors. A thin metal bar connects the slats at the back of the panels. It is discreetly positioned off to one side to keep it out of view.
  • Concealed Tilt Rod if you want to go fully-concealed choose our Concealed Tilt Rod which is a mechanism that is built into the side of the panel so no rod can be seen!

Getting the right light

  • Slat sizes for shutters are down to personal preference. If you have large windows, french doors or a contemporary look to your home, wide louvres or slats (89mm or 114mm) often work best.
  • For traditional-style homes or smaller windows, narrow slats (64mm) could be a better option.
  • Remember, the wider the slats, the deeper your shutter frame needs to be, so that might influence your choice

Choosing the right frame for your window

  • Shutter frames are used to affix your shutters to your window area and they’re the perfect way to show off your shutters to full advantage. They're also useful for disguising uneven walls and windows that aren’t level, often found in older homes.
  • Shutter frames come in two styles – inside mount, where the frame sits inside the window recess allowing you full use of your window sill, or outside mount, where the frame is mounted to the wall area, ideal if your windows aren’t recessed.
  • Either way, your chosen shutter panels will be neatly mounted inside the shutter frames for a lovely professional finish.

Hinges to complement your shutter style

  • Hinges are used to attach your shutter panels to the shutter frames mounted either inside or outside your window recess. The high-quality fittings we use are guaranteed to make opening and closing your shutters smooth and easy.
  • Hinges are available in a wide range of styles, finishes and colours so you can choose a discreet hinge that blends in with your shutter style or opt for a contrasting hinge that complements your interior design look.

Everything you need to know about midrails

  • Midrails run horizontally between a shutter panel’s top and bottom rails.
  • Although entirely optional, they’re a good way of giving your shutters extra strength and support and are generally recommended if your shutter panels are more than 1800mm in height.
  • Plus, when your shutters have midrails, the top and bottom halves of the shutter panel can be opened and closed independently, giving you both privacy and light at the same time.

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