Let us be clear - when we talk about ‘solid wood shutters’ we are not referring the fact that the majority of the window treatments we make and install are made from wood. Here, the ‘solid’ we refer to is the design of the panels which instead of having adjustable blades within the structure of the panels, have a solid section.
This design of panels was very popular in homes built in the UK especially during the Victorian and Edwardian era. You may have seen these panels installed in homes where there are large sash windows (the top and bottom sections slide up and down, bypassing each other). These windows often had box sections at the side where the solid shutter panels would fold into during the day when not being used.
Solid shutters represent a small but important part of our sales. They are increasingly purchased by customers looking to restore their period homes to their former glory with these traditional shutters.