Plantation Shutters supplied and installed across the Costa del Sol.
Interior window shutters, better known as Plantation Shuttersare a smart and elegant treatment for windows and doors that add aditional benefits above and beyond great aesthetics…
Besides allowing light control, plantation shutters help to reduce noise from outside and provide an additional layer of insulation in the cooler winter months and reducing solar gain in the hot Spanish summers.
Plantation shutters are ideal for those who seek privacy without having to sacrifice the valuable sunlight. The slats(louvres) can be easily tilted according to the sunlight position or direction in order to let it in entirely, and when shut, shutters are a great way to keep out prying eyes. Amazing fit to have them especially if you live on a busy street.
As opposed to using curtains or blinds, plantation shutters add up to the property’s value itself, which makes shutters an attraction when it comes to new developments or refurbishments. Kerb appeal, elegance, being a permanent fixture, reduced utility bills, more or less benefits that every household needs or wants.
Plantation Shutter Styles
The style of the shutters refers to the overall design and how it may look over a particular window. Selecting the right style ultimately starts with the window shape and size and your requirements. We are more than happy to offer recommendation or suggestions on which might be the best or most suitable style for you.
Full Height Plantation Shutters
Chosing the finer details for your Plantation Shutters
Once the style is decided (either from your own research, chatting with the office or from a site survey) all the final details can also be chosen; material, colour and slat size. At Oakley Vivosol, we can offer a style to work with any window with a host of advantages available; maximising light, sturdy, full coverage; versatile use etc.
Cafe Style Plantation Shutters
Tier on Tier Plantation Shutters
Full Height Plantation Shutters
The Full Height style is the most popular choice, where a panel covers the entire height of the window, also being one of the most customisable. The Full Height style can be further classified into several design options.
Full Height Standard Plantation Shutters
This design option consists of having the entire height of the window covered with each panel’s slats, all being interconnected through the tilt rod, and all the slats tilting into the same direction.
Full Height with Mid-Rail Plantation Shutters
The mid rail is both a design and an utility feature. By having a mid-rail on a Full Height shutter panel, it allows for individual tilting of the slats from the top half compared to the slats from the bottom half of the panel. While you keep the bottom half shut you gain privacy, whereas keeping the top half of the panel with the slats open you also allow for the sunlight to enlighten the room.
For really tall windows, a mid-rail is recommended to have on the Full Height style and in some cases it becomes imposed as it adds up to the stability of the shutters themselves.
Full Height with Split-Louvres Plantation Shutters
The split louvre section acts a separator for a panel, just like a mid rail, yet without being noticeable at all. It also allows separate openings of the louvres from the top half compared to the louvres left on the bottom side of the panel, from where the split section is done
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Tier on Tier Plantation Shutters
Like Full Height style, the Tier on Tier style of Plantation Shutters covers the whole height of the window. The difference between Tier on Tier, as the name suggest that there is a bottom and top tier of panels, completely separated at a certain point up the window (think stable door!). It is a hugely popular choice for road facing windows, bay windows or Living Room windows where you would like lots of flexibility in the daily use of you shutters.
Having independent panels on the top and bottom half of the window means you can open the whole top half of the shutter panels, while leaving the bottom half of the shutter panels closed against your windows. This can maximise the light coming in through your window when the top tier is folded open and still allow for privacy on the bottom half of your windows. Each panel has its own set of slats that move in unison, independently from the other panels in the window.
Café Style Plantation Shutters
The Café Style covers only the bottom half of a window while leaving the top side fully exposed. These are ideal for ground level windows in living areas or kitchens, while also being a great fit for commercial premises such as cafes or restaurants. The style originated from France, where various shutters are used in order to offer a private dining experience.
You can always rotate the slats to increase the light even further. When you fold the panels open, the framing allows for no evidence of framing to run across your windows. Cafe style is perfect for street facing communal rooms, they are the ideal solution to add some discretion when considering the room. We have found that customers don’t tend to use Cafe style in bedrooms and as the top half of the window is uncovered, lots of light comes through.
Track & Bifold Plantation Shutters
Rather than fitting shutters in the usual manner with frames and hinges, these shutters slide on a track. Tracked shutters are ideal for wide window expanses, or when you are looking to divide a room, as tracking allows for multiple folding panels. The tracked shutters are full height style allowing you to either concertina or slide the panels.
Special Shapes Plantation Shutters
Covering any shaped window, this is a great solution for the difficult ones.
Our Plantation Shutters come in all shapes and sizes…
Plantation Shutter Louvre Sizes
The louvres that we can supply are available in a choice of up to 4 sizes. Starting with the 64mm wide slat, 76mm wide, 89mm wide and even up to 114mm wide.It’s worth knowing that choosing the right louvre size needs to reflect the proportions of both the window and the room sizes. The wider the panels of a window the wider we recommend the louvre to be.From a design perspective, wider slats make up for a more contemporary look whereas the narrower louvres reflect a more traditional design.Our 76mm wide slat is slowly gaining popularity as it tends to work well with the majority of window and room sizes.
Plantation Shutter Tilt Rod
In order to control the opening and/or closing of the slats, the Tilt Rod positioning can also be customised. Generally, the Tilt Rod runs down the centre of a panel, yet again there is the possibility of having it placed on the side of the panel towards the hinges.Another great option is to opt for a Clearview – Aluminium Rod, which comes fixed on the back side of the panels, all the times on the sides towards the hinges. The Clearview – Aluminium rod comes painted in the same colour as the shutters are in order to blend in colour-wise as much as possible. Due to being really slim, it is hardly visible from the outside of the property.