A Cool Challenge in Putney

Special Shaped Shutters
A Cool Challenge in Putney

We always love to see something a little different in our work as it plays out as a fresh challenge to see how we can best help a client. And this client was a little stumped as to how best to add a window dressing to this troublesome space.

In a beautiful area of the family-friendly Putney in South West London, we visited this apartment just off the hustle and bustle of the Putney High Street. With an awkward ceiling to negotiate a window covering for a triangular window, flanked by two additional, smaller windows that were also affected by that ceiling. Exactly the rare challenge we like to see.

Just from looking at the image above you can see why shutters from us were the perfect option for this client. Due to the triangular nature of the ceiling, hanging curtains would have been an impossible option, unless the client would be willing to cope with some parts of the window frame being left bare.

However, as we offer a variety of styles of window shutters as a made to measure service, we were able to provide a product that worked perfectly for this client of ours.

Our Special Shaped shutters can practically fit into any window frame or door that our surveyors measure for but due to their shape, they can only be constructed from a certain number of the materials that we offer at Plantation Shutters. The Special Shaped shutters fitted perfectly into the triangular space at the top of the frame and the rest of the window frame was taken up by our most popular shutter style, Full Height. As this style covers the entire space it is the best style to allow for our client’s privacy as well as it had to be there to hold the Special Shaped panels in place.

This would never compromise on the quality of the final product, especially when it comes to structural integrity. As a premium Hardwood option from our range, our client chose the Pearlwood material for their shutters. As one of the lightest weighing materials in our range, it has an incredible strength to weight material making the panels that they are finally made up of is very easily operated which our clients, in the proud owner this apartment very happy with their shutters.

An added bonus with this choice of material is that there is still a very large variety of options available when it comes to colour choices with over 28 contemporary and 20 stained colours to choose from.

With the mix-match of dark furniture, those flanking lighting fixtures and the calming wallpaper colour, the client opted for the juxtaposing Sea Mist colour for their made to measure shutters. Which, on the darker end of the colour spectrum available for this material, looks stunning. To include Brushed Nickel fittings as well really added to the personality of the designs that the client chose.

And with the structural design choices of having a hidden tilt rod mechanism and the very fashionable In Vogue slat size of 76mm and in a narrowed configuration of panels, the structure looks unified which many of our clients are known to like.

And once our client had their choices locked in, we sent off their designs to our manufacturers in the Far East and in a couple of months they were delivered to our Battersea offices and our squad of expert in-house fitters visited the client’s property and fitted our client’s shutters. And they look amazing and the client couldn’t be happier.

How do you like our client's final product? Would you have chosen these designs? Let us know with a comment below. Plantation shutters are the perfect choice for any busy family as they are durable, easy to maintain, offer privacy, light control and of course style! For all your plantation shutter queries please call us now on 020 8871 9222 or email our friendly team today.

Job specs:

  • Material(s): 
    Pearlwood Shutters
  • Style(s): 
    Full Height
    Odd Shaped
  • Room(s): 
    Living room
  • Range(s): 
    In Vogue (76mm)
  • Tilt rod style(s): 
    Contemporary (hidden)
  • Finish(es): 
    Custom colours


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Fozia - Review left on Trustpilot

Very good. Fantastic quality and fit. Very prof. Also arrived a few weeks earlier then quoted. Will buy for the next home also.

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I love my new blinds. They are high quality, look beautiful and were at the most competitive price. The fitters were also very polite and efficient.

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Stephen - Review left on Google

Plantation shutters visited my flat 20 January 2022 to measure, discuss slat size and material, and give me a free estimate which I was happy with.