Like Full Height style, the Tier on Tier style covers the whole height of the window. The difference between Tier on Tier, as the name suggest that there is a bottom and top tier of panels, completely separated at a certain point up the window (think stable door!).
Having independent panels on the top and bottom half of the window means you can open the whole top half of the shutter panels, while leaving the bottom half of the shutter panels closed against your windows. This can maximise the light coming in through your window when the top tier is folded open and still allow for privacy on the bottom half of your windows. Each panel has its own set of slats that move in unison, independently from the other panels in the window.
This shutter style can add more solid ‘borders’ to each window and there are twice as many panels needed for Tier on Tier vs. Full Height Style. Sometimes this can decease the light that comes through when the shutters are against the window, and may not be ideal for wider window designs or very small windows. A hugely popular choice for road facing windows, bay windows or Living Room windows where you would like lots of flexibility in the daily use of you shutters.
Advantages of Tier on Tier style:
- Separate row of panels on the top and bottom of the window
- Flexible control of panels (open the top half separately)
- Adds privacy, but more panelling in total
- Popular in Ground Floor Rooms and Bay Windows
If you would like to find out whether a Tier on Tier style would be the best option, we would love to hear from you and talk through what you are after. You can contact the office with questions, window sizes or pictures and we would be able to suggest ideas and advice and put costings together. Have a look at the pictures we have taken of our recent Tier on Tier shutters projects for some inspiration!