These are the bits and bobs, widgets and gadgets that make our shutters sit so snugly and work so smoothly. They’re all fitted as standard, so no need to worry about any extra costs.
Front Tilt Rod
The tilt rod is the horizontal piece of wood which links the shutter slats together and allows all slats linked by that particular rod to open and close in unison. A front tilt rod is normally sited in the centre of the panel, but can be ordered offset to the side. There is no surcharge for the front tilt rod.
Hidden Tilt Rod
The hidden rod is the term given to the shutters which have tilt rod completely hidden inside the stile of the shutter panel. To open and close the slats, you simply adjust any one of the slats and all slats attached to that rod will open in unison. Please note there is a 10% surcharge for the hidden tilt rod.
Offset Tilt Rod
The standard distance for an offset tilt rod is 25mm from the end of the louvre, on the hinged side. Please note there is a 5% surcharge for the offset tilt rod.
Choose from four slat sizes to achieve the right light levels and perfect look for your room.
Shutterly Slat Options – The largest selection of louvre sizes in the UK
- 64mm – This classic slat size works well on smaller windows or café style.
- 76mm – Our bestselling slat size. Suits all windows, large and small, balancing light and privacy beautifully.
- 89mm – Contemporary, stylish and practical. Works well on large windows and doors.
- 114mm – As tastes change, we’re seeing more customers make a statement with these larger louvres.
Our shutters come in a choice of up to four louvre sizes: 64mm, 76mm, 89mm, and 114mm. As you’d imagine, different sizes bring different benefits. Smaller slats reduce light levels as there are simply more slats to filter the light. Larger louvres let in more light and tend to look better in larger windows.
No detail’s too small when it comes to making the perfect shutters for your windows. Even the hinges you choose can make a big difference.
As a rule, we advise matching hinges to the finish colour for painted shutters, or picking a complementary metal tone for natural wood finishes. All our hinges come with matching screwheads to keep hinges looking neat and tidy.
One question worth asking yourself is how often you’ll be opening and closing your shutters. If you’re planning to throw them back each morning to welcome the day, the hinges will be on show more of the time. How noticeable do you want them to be?
Magnet plates keep your shutters open or closed in the position you want, so not even the stiffest breeze can shift them.
When you open a Shutterly Fabulous shutter, it stays open and stays put. We use magnets on our shutter panels and corresponding magnet plates on the frame to keep shutters firmly in place through knocks or winds. Unlike many other shutter companies, our magnets even hold your shutters in place when they’re opened as a bi-fold.