Sash window shutters

We're sure you've heard us say this before: shutters will improve any window. From bays to dormers, skylights to Velux, cottage to arched, they literally work anywhere. This of course includes sash windows, one of the most common types of heritage window found throughout the UK.


Due to their ubiquity, we often get asked about the application of wooden shutters for sash windows. To save some time, we have taken the liberty of compiling a quick Q&A for your perusal. Keep reading to have all your sash window shutters answered.

Can I have shutters on sash windows?

Not only can you have shutters for sash windows, but we encourage it. The sheer versatility of shutters means that they work on any type of window.

Why should I choose shutters for my sash windows?

Besides looking fantastic on your beautiful sash windows, shutters have several advantages over other window dressings. Whether its privacy, light management, heat retention, noise cancellation, or acting as a deterrent to would be intruders, we’re sure you will love everything that sash window shutters have to offer.


What shutter style is right my sash windows?

We're very glad you asked! When choosing wooden shutters for sash windows you should always cater this towards your window and specific needs. If you have quite short sash windows, we suggest going for Full height shutters. For taller sashes you will have a few more options. Full height is still a great choice, but why not mix it up with Tier-on-tier shutters? These give you separate panel control, meaning you can hinge open the top and bottom sections independently. If you think you can do without the top half, then Café style shutters are another great option. These normally go halfway up the window, meaning you have the privacy afforded to you by shutters, while still allowing plenty of light to shine through. There really is no correct style when it comes to internal shutters for sash windows. As such, we provide various designs. Because of the number of different design options available, you’re sure to find the right style to suit your needs.



What's the most popular design for sash window shutters?

As already mentioned, shutters for sash windows can come just as you like them, whether it’s full height, café style, or tier on tier. And while we service all kinds of requests, there are some design choices that we see more often than others. Our two most popular colours are Traffic White and Vivid White, with Full height shutters being the most common style. In terms of material, our Affordable Hybrawood is incredibly popular. All these options combine to create a timeless look which blends in with any décor or atmosphere. What’s more, the Hybrawood is both great value for money and comes with a tough aluminium core, making them extremely durable. That’s a win-win in our book!


I have an old property, will shutters suit my windows?

This is a question we get quite often, and our answer is always the same: “Of course!” While sash windows are common in modern homes, when it comes to more traditional homes (Victorian or Georgian, for example), they are ubiquitous (did you know that the history of shutters stretches back over 500 years?). While contemporary White shutters look great in any property, why not go for our Limewash shutters? With their distinctive grained look, they offer the perfect finish for a more rustic or traditional homestead.


How do I fit sash window shutters?

If this is your first-time fitting shutters, then you might think this is a complex undertaking. Lucky for you, installing shutters really is quite straightforward. And what’s more, installing sash window shutters is more straightforward than most. The only equipment needed for fitting our shutters is a drill, a hammer, a spirit level, and a screwdriver. All our shutters come with pre-drilled holes too, so you don’t even have to worry about drilling your own. Just like measuring, we have easy to follow installation guides for you to follow.

Unsure whether you have the time or the tools to install your own shutters? Fear not! We even offer a check measure and install service for complete peace of mind. After you've placed your order one of our shutter partners will come and check your measurements to ensure they're spot on, and then return later to install them!



Which colours do sash window shutters come in?

We offer a fantastic range of colours from the whitest whites to darkest greys. We also offer a series of stains and limewash finishes (so that you can achieve that rustic look we talked about). The colours available to you will depend on which material you have choosen. See the below button for our full range, and feel free to order some samples.

Now you've read our Q & A about sash window shutters, you've taken the first step in your shutter journey, congratulations! The next step would be to read through our guides on how to measure your windows for shutters, and then input your measurements into our quick quote calculator.
After you've found out just how much you can save by choosing to DIY, you can head through to our shop page to place your shutter order. Don't forget, a member of our shutter team will call you to talk through every aspect of your order once it's been placed, and if you need our assistance before then simply email us or click on the LIVE CHAT button on the bottom right of the website!