Café Style

About Café Style shutters

Plantation shutters are truly versatile and can be fitted to almost any type of window, but there are also further choices of style which can be produced to match and enhance the window design of your home. A very good choice for ground floor windows is what are known as café-style shutters and are typically half the height of the window. This makes for privacy from prying eyes at street level while at the same time gives the room full light from the upper half of the window.

Our shutters are custom-built to order and ready to fit. This means that the delivery time will be 10 -12 weeks from the point at which you confirm your order by phone. We cannot be more precise than this because no order will be shipped until the shutters are perfect. For more details, please check out our delivery information page for more details.

Your shutters are custom-built to order and designed for your individual windows. This means that once you have accepted, checked, and confirmed your order by phone and email you cannot cancel it. Our team will take the greatest care to ensure that you are totally happy with your order before sending you the confirmation email and commencing work on your shutters.

One of our Shutter Experts will call you by phone within 48 hours to check your order and answer any questions you may have. When you have confirmed that everything meets with your approval, they will send you an email with a secure link for you to accept and confirm your order. After you have confirmed acceptance of your order, we will commence building your shutters.

Select shutter material:

How would you like your shutters installed?


Estimated Lead Time:
Painted: 10-12 weeks Stained: not available

£ 180 /sqm RRP: £334 /sqm

Estimated Lead Time:
Painted: 10-12 weeks Brushed: 12-14 weeks

£ 180 /sqm RRP: £334 /sqm

Estimated Lead Time:
Painted: 10-12 weeks Stained: not available

£ 206 /sqm RRP: £396 /sqm

Estimated Lead Time:
Painted: 10-12 weeks Stained: 12-14 weeks

£ 207 /sqm RRP: £398 /sqm


Choosing the perfect material

Created in the same way as a fine piece of furniture, using a man-made co-polymer which is resistant to just about everything that might be thrown at it, lightweight but has amazing strength, resisting scratching, humidity or heat.
Key features
  • Resistant to ultra-violet, so colours will not fade.
  • Choice of 3 white  painted colours.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 63mm to 114mm.
  • Limited lifetime warranty as standard.

Hardwood For MDF Price!
Our entry-level hardwood shutter option that is made up of a robust U-PVC frame and real hardwood shutter panels to reduce the weight and provide a cost-efficient entry-level hardwood shutter option.
Key features
  • The panels are manufactured from premium hardwoods, the wood of Paulownia tree.
  • Choice of 16 painted colours, 8 brushed colours and the option for a custom colour.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 63mm to 114mm.

Created in the same way as a fine piece of furniture, using a man-made co-polymer which is resistant to just about everything that might be thrown at it, lightweight but has amazing strength, resisting scratching, humidity or heat.
Key features
  • Resistant to ultra-violet, so colours will not fade.
  • Choice of 16 painted colours and the option for a custom colour.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 63mm to 114mm.

Hand-crafted from the finest basswood material - one of the strongest and most dense hardwoods known to man. They are created for those who demand only the best that money can buy and will settle for nothing less than outstanding elegance and sophistication in their homes.
Key features
  • Quality hardwood timber from sustainable forests.
  • Choice of 16 painted colours, 15 stained colours and the option for a custom colour.
  • Available in 4 louvre sizes ranging from 64mm to 114mm

All in the details

Your choice of tilt rods

  • Tilt rods are what open and close the slats in the shutter panels, and we give you a choice of four different designs!

  • Central Tilt Rods are wooden rods which attach to the front of the slats in the middle of each panel. They are straightforward and stylish.
  • Offset Tilt Rods are similar but positioned off to the hinged side of each panel.
  • Hidden Tilt Rods. If your home is contemporary in style, you may go for hidden tilt rods. These use a thin metal bar which connects the slats at the rear of the panels, and it is set off to one side so that it cannot be seen.
  • Concealed Tilt Rod. If you want to go fully concealed, you can choose our Concealed tilt rod which is built into the side of the panel so that it can never be seen.

What size slats to choose?

  • This is a matter of personal preference, provided your windows have sufficient space for the larger slats. In fact, if you have large windows, a contemporary look in your home, or French doors, wide louvres/slats can often work best. These are available in 89mm or even 114mm.
  • Narrower slats could be a better choice for small windows and traditional style homes.
  • Either way, if you are going to use wider slats, your shutter frame will need to be deeper, so you have to allow for this.

What’s the best frame?

  • The shutter frames are what fix your shutters to the wall around your window area and are perfect for displaying your shutters. They can also help to hide uneven walls, and windows that are not level, which is often the case in older homes.
  • Your shutter frames can either be inside mounted or outside mounted. If you choose inside mounted frames, the frame sits inside the window recess and allows you to use your window sill as you normally do. However, if your windows do not have a recess and window sill then the shutters need to be outside mounted flat on to the wall area or architrave.
  • Whichever you choose, your shutter panels/slats are neatly mounted inside the frames giving a splendid appearance to your windows and the privacy that you need when you need it.

A wide choice of hinges.

  • The shutter panels are attached to the frames using hinges, and we have a wide choice of different hinges from which you can choose. They are guaranteed to make your shutters easy and smooth to open and close.
  • You could choose a discreet hinge that blends in with your shutter style, or you might want to use hinges which stand out and make a statement. The choice is yours.

What about midrails?

  • These are horizontal rails that run between the top and bottom panels of your shutter. They will add to the overall strength of the shutter and are necessary for taller shutters over 1,800mm in height.
  • There is also another advantage, because when you have a mid-rail you can open the upper and lower halves of the shutter panel independently: this gives you the choice of privacy and light at one and the same time.
  • For example, if you live on a busy street, you can have the bottom half closed for privacy while the top half is open and lets in all the light that you need.

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