Merry Christmas Eve to all of our wonderful customers. On this penultimate day of our shutter advent calendar, we look into a selection of optional extras that can be added, or sometimes needed, on different shutter options. Enjoy browsing the different possibilities the night that you know who comes to town!

Remote Control Shutters

This time-saving extra lets you control your shutters remotely, simply and effortlessly, at the touch of a button. Plantation Shutters’ intelligent design stops the motors if anything blocks the louvre motion making this a safe choice for younger children with inquisitive fingers. Available in a wide range of styles and installation types, if you’re looking for motorised shutters, they are the perfect choice.

Auto-Close Shutters

Ideal for shutters covering large expanses, such as room dividers, wardrobes, and patio doors you don’t need to concern yourself with manually closing your shutters as a small pull on the convenient ring pull puts the Auto Close into action. Auto Close is available in all wood material options.

Cut Outs for Door Handles

We briefly mentioned cut outs for handles on day 22 of our shutter advent – ‘Shutters for doors’, so you may already know a little about this feature. Cut outs are usually only required for clients who are looking to add shutters to their doors but they are certainly a possibility for windows where preferred too. Clever manufacturing techniques make it possible to cut out part of the shutter to accommodate for any handles in the door so that complete usage of the handle is still possible with a close shutter installation.

Sliding or Key Operated Bolts

If you would like to add an extra level of security for your shutters and our Aluminium security range is not quite what you’re looking for then adding some bolts to panels might just give you the peace of mind you need. Bolts are added at the bottom of panels and are either operated using a key at the edge of the panel or as a slide bolt pushed directly into a frame. Both bolt options are ideal for ground floor windows, especially in summer months when you may wish to have windows open more regularly, so therefore want a little more rigidity in closed panels.

Ring Pulls and Knobs

Ring pulls and knobs are an excellent solution for bi-fold panels and solid shutters where panels may not be as easy to open as single hung or louvered options. These smart pieces of hardware are placed on the side of a panel, in either a white or metallic option to match the overall design aesthetic and make operation of the shutter simple, and seamless.

Telescopic Poles

Telescopic poles are the ultimate bit of kit for tall windows. We can shutter almost any window and they often really are the best solution, but how do you operate the slats without having to climb up ladders day in, and day out on especially large or high-up windows? That’s where telescopic poles come in. This relatively simple sliding pole design extends out with a small rubber hook on the end to gently open and close slat sections beyond reach and then reduces back to a broom handle size to sit neatly in a corner. Easy!

This stunning curved bathroom window shows multiple features at play but two extras you may not have come across previously; hidden hinges and bay posts.

Hidden Hinges

As the name suggests, hidden hinges are a way to manufacture hinges into panels so that they cannot be seen when panels are closed. Framing is built out to a larger profile, possible only in wood options, to add an alternative hinge type and conceal it away within the panels.

Bay Posts

Only the most experienced shutter teams can make a stunning shutter to replicate the stunning curve on a window such as this. Not only are they more complex to measure but perfectly angled and positioned posts must be used to achieve that stunning shape. Bay posts are used in almost all multiple-angled windows but are something that cheap manufacturing techniques and inexperienced workmanship simply cannot replicate.

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