Tier on tier shutters, measured, made and fitted
Somewhat of a combination of full height and café styles, tier on tier shutters cover the whole window, though the upper and lower portions of the shutters have separate hinges allowing them to be opened or closed independently of one another. The louvres can be opened or closed separately, too.
Fully opened, tier on tier shutters let in as much height as any full height shutter and allow for air to flow freely into a room, as well as blocking out all light when fully closed. However, the real feature of tier on tier shutters is having the top section open with the bottom section closed; letting light in but allowing for privacy.
After being expertly measured and made, our tier on tier plantation shutters are hinged to a fixed frame during installation for sturdiness.
- Sash windows
- Bay windows
- Rooms directly in strong sunlight
- Rooms that require additional privacy
- Two levels of shutter panels
- Practicality with style
- Increased light control
- More privacy options
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Customise your shutters
Choose from a wide range of options to create the perfect look
We have six different material options for our shutter range.
With MDF, hardwood and water resistant ABS options, our team will help you choose the best solution for your space.
There are a variety of finishes available for your shutters.
The selection includes beautiful paints, stains and varnishes in a range of colours. Custom colours are also an option.
The choice of louvre is essential to creating the perfect look.
Our experts will help you choose the right size for your shutters, depending on your style and the depth of the shutter frame.
Full height shutters can often be mistaken for not being so versatile but this is actually not true. With the option of manufacturing your shutters with a mid rail for no extra fee, full height shutters will then allow you to manoeuvre slats separately top and bottom.
This means you can open the top section of louvres to allow light whilst tilting the bottom section of louvres to shade or provide you with privacy when needed.
All of our shutters are hinged to a frame and this style is no different. This also means that the shutters can easily be folded back revealing the whole of your window behind whilst allowing maximum light and ventilation.
Energy saving benefits
When it comes to energy efficiency, shutters are proven to be a much better thermal insulator than other window dressings, like curtains, blinds or drapes. Not only that, wood is a better insulator of heat than glass, so window shutters can actually be more efficient than additional glazing.
Because they fully cover the whole window with timber, full height shutters are one of the most efficient styles available, and could help reduce energy bills during colder months.
Installation and fitting
During your free home consultation, our team will help you decide the style of your shutters, as well as any customisation options required. Once we have your dream designs back at our workshop, our expert joiners will craft your shutters in your vision, exactly as specified.
The whole process, from consultation to installation, takes between 6-10 weeks – you can find out more detail here.
Caring for your shutters
Shutters attract less dust and dirt than curtains or drapes but they still need regular cleaning and maintenance to keep them looking at their best – although this is still a relatively easy job compared to other window dressings.
Both lamb’s wool and ostrich feather dusters can be used to clean all types of shutter materials including MDF, faux wood and hardwood. Their softness ensures that the finish isn’t damaged during cleaning and they can easily get into harder to reach areas.
Sunburst Shutters recommend the following steps when cleaning your full height shutters:
- To clean, tilt the slats downwards and dust off the surface in the same direction. Do this on one side, before reversing the slats to dust the opposite side.
- Make sure you dust your shutters before using a damp cloth to wipe the slats. This will help prevent any debris or other particles from sticking to your shutters.
- Whilst dusting, be sure to vacuum or sweep away any debris to ensure it doesn’t float back on to the shutters
- Using a dry, clean cloth, gently rub down the entire shutter and frame, before using a damp cloth (warm water) to again wipe over all visible surfaces.
- Do not use cleaning solutions on your shutters. They can potentially damage the finish and/or the materials your shutters are made from.
- Do not spray directly onto the shutters themselves.
- Once complete, wipe over any damp surfaces with another dry, clean cloth. To avoid leaving marks or stains, never allow liquid to dry on the surface of your shutters.
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