Frequently Asked Questions

What are plantation shutters?

A window shutter is a solid and stable window covering usually consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails. Set within this frame can be louvers, solid panels, fabric, glass and almost any other item that can be mounted within a frame.

How long from order, will it take to have my shutters installed?

All our shutters are hand finished and bespoke to your individual requirements. We will happily discuss lead times once we have performed a home survey

Can shutters be installed on any window?

Shutters can be installed on most windows, patio sliding door or french windows. They can also make effective room dividers if fitted on tracks

What are the colour options?

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What shapes are available?

Even the most unusual window shutters shapes can be catered for. We have extensive experience in manufacturing bespoke interior shutters for radius , arched or angled windows.  Due to their bespoke nature special shaped shutters can only be manufactured in hardwoods (basswood), and require a large amount of additional manual input by our master joiners. 

Which areas do you cover?

We cover right across the North East of England including; Northumberland  (including Berwick, Alnwick, Ashington, Blyth, Cramlington, Bedlington,Seahouses, Hexham, Morpeth), Tyne & Wear  (including Newcastle, Gateshead, Whitley Bay, North and South Shields,Wallsend, Sunderland, Jarrow, Washington, Hebburn, Boldon Colliery, Houghton le Spring.), County Durham (including Bishop Auckland, Castle Eden, Crook, Darlington, Eaglescliffe, Durham, Sacriston,Lanchester, Newton Aycliffe, Consett, Spennymoor, Peterlee) and Teeside (including Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Stockton on Tees, Billingham and Middlesborough).

How to you deal with windows that aren't a good shape?

Most shutters are installed within window reveals and these apertures are very rarely plumb and square.  Consequently once shutter is fitted the variance in the reveal become, very obvious.  Issues with the reveals will be pointed out to the customer and is aware of them, along with the methods we will take, to try and cope with this such as concealing gaps with caulk and mouldings and filler strips.

Window sills that are not true will also need some form of compromise, so that shutters open but light ingress is minimized .We will discuss all of this with a customer to ensure full understanding before going ahead with any job.

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