The Shutter Advent - Day 1 - Full Height Shutters

The Shutter Advent - Day 1 - Full Height Shutters

In celebration of the festive season, Plantation Shutters are bringing you 25 days of shutter advent.

As shutters really are the best window dressing available, it only seemed right that we would give the windows of your traditional run up to Christmas a shutter make-over. Join us each day and open up the window to another shutter term as we give you an overview into its key aspects, benefits and why certain features might be a great choice for you. A small dose of understanding what is available in your shutter design every day as we edge towards Christmas.

- Day 1 – Full Height - 

For day 1 of the advent, we look at one of our most popular shutter styles, Full Height Shutters.

What are Full Height Shutters?

As the name suggests, full height shutters extend the entire height of the window area which they are installed. This style of shutter is our most popular because full coverage of a window ensures the best level of light control, privacy, and insulation for the room.


What are the main features of Full Height Shutters?

There are three types of full height shutter styles to choose from. Full height with a divider rail, full height with a hidden break and full height without a divider rail.


Full height with a divider rail

Divider rails sit horizontally within shutter panels and split the slats into two or more sections to be operated. The rail is often placed either halfway up the panel or to match a natural divide in the window.


Full height with a hidden break

A hidden break also splits the slats into two or more sections, but the divide is hidden within the internal shutter mechanism rather than having a solid rail to visualise this split. This is a popular choice for those who are looking for a simplistic design but want extra versatility of slat control.


Full height without a divider rail

Finally, full height shutters without a divider rail have a single slat operation section extending the height of the panel. This style is ideal for smaller windows.


What are the benefits of Full Height Shutters?

One of the main benefits of full height shutters is that having full shutter coverage in a window means that the greatest amount of privacy and light blockage can be achieved.

Limited tolerance gaps mean that achieving darkness in a space is its most effective and make the insulating qualities of the shutters more successful when panels are closed. Privacy control is also most efficient because slats can be manoeuvred on the window in its entirety.

Full height shutters can provide one of the most simplistic design options so you will have a choice of whether to go down a contemporary design route using large uninterrupted panels or to embrace classic shutter design with smaller slat sizes and features such as tilt rods. Whatever your taste in shutter finishes, full height shutters will almost always accommodate what you are looking for.


Nationally known and locally respected, Plantation Shutters are the experts here for you. Call our team on 020 8871 9222 and we can assist with any queries you have. You can also use our Online Quote Calculator to generate material cost guidance for your new shutters or use our Contact Us form if preferred.

Job specs:

  • Material(s): 
    Hardwood Shutters
    Pearlwood Shutters
    Security Shutters
    Craftwood MDF Shutters
    Waterproof Shutters
  • Style(s): 
    Full Height
    Café Style
    Tier on Tier
  • Room(s): 
    Living room
    Dining room
  • Range(s): 
    Classic (64mm)
    In Vogue (76mm)
    Modern (89mm)
  • Tilt rod style(s): 
    Traditional (centred)
    Traditional (offset)
    Contemporary (hidden)
  • Finish(es): 
    White & off-white


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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.