The Winchester Shutter Range is crafted from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified white teak ensuring we use the ultimate material for creating made to measure plantation shutters whilst looking after the environment. Available painted or stained and with a large selection of design options you really are able to bespoke these shutters to your taste including custom colouring to match any of the country's leading paint manufacturers' palletes.
The way the Winchester Shutter Range is manufactured ensures that you will be enjoying these beautiful wooden shutters for years to come. The central core that makes up the side of shutter panel is engineered with a transverse ply providing the strength to ensure that these shutters will not twist or warp – read more link. Yes it's more expensive to manufacture but with just the right combination of being dimensionally stable, hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing, these shutters are guaranteed to give you years of enjoyment and make a real statement in your home.
For more information on all the design options available in the Winchester Shutter Range please feel free to contact us. We have though below provided some of the key specifications to show how versatile the range is.
|Panel Design||Traditional and Contemporary available.|
|Frames||Large selection of decorative frames.|
|Louvre Sizes||32mm, 47mm, 64mm, 76mm, 89mm, 114mm traditional elliptical louvres. 60mm and 84mm flat louvres. Solid panels.|
|Tilt Rods||Standard Traditional Tilt and Integrated Hidden Tilt (also known as silent tilt) available.|
|Colours||28 paints, 20 stains.|
|Custom Colour||Colour matched to any of the countries leading paint manufacturers. Choose from Paint and Paper Library (1 & 2), Fired Earth: Elements of Colour by Kevin McCloud, The Little Greene Paint and Paper, 1773 English Heritage Range, Dulux: Trade Professional, Trade, Heritage, Ral Classic.|
|Shutter Types||All including tracked shutters as well as special shapes including linear and curved. Not recommended for situations where a waterproof shutter is needed.|
All of our shutter ranges are named after key towns in Hampshire and the Winchester Shutter Range is no exception. This beautiful range is named after Winchester, Hampshire which began its life as a Roman town and was built in approximately 70AD and was known as Venta Belgarum. Once the Romans left the city fell into decline only to be revived by Alfred the Great in the 9th century where it prospered until London's prominence caused it once again to fall from favour. Indeed in 1724 Daniel Defoe described Winchester as “a place of no trade, no manufacture, no navigation" yet he noted that there was still an abundance of gentry. Fine houses therefore continued to be built and the18th century saw a large number of Georgian houses erected in Winchester and indeed many of these had internal shutters built into the window recess itself. Georgian shutters were designed in a number of different styles and used both internally and externally with the first examples of internal sliding shutters being used to cover windows. Winchester was revived by the arrival of the railway in 1840 and with this the town expanded rapidly and the familiar Victorian terraced housing stock that we see today was built. With feature bay windows and in general street facing the plantation shutter has also proven to be the ideal solution for dressing these windows. For examples of how the Winchester Shutter Range could dress your bay window visit our bay window shutter page.