Originally from Brighton, UK; California Shutters are a leading supplier of DIY made to measure wooden and plantation shutters, servicing across the UK.
; Quayside House, Basin Road House
Brighton and Hove
Sussex
BN41 1WF
United Kingdom

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Half Solid Raised Shutters

Half solid shutters give you the best of both worlds. Within a single panel there’s a solid lower half providing privacy, security and insulation, as well as a louvered upper half that you can easily adjust to let in more or less light.

How fast would you like your shutters?

Smooth Hardwood

10-12 weeks
EXCLUSIVE PAINTS
RRP: £260 m2

Our Price: £208 m2

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Ideal for larger windows and doors, these light weight shutters are made from premier basswood timber. 

Includes the the California Collection exclusive paints, at no extra charge! 

Express Smooth Hardwood

3-5 weeks
RRP: £385 m2

Our Price: £308 m2

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Ideal for larger windows and doors, these light weight shutters are made from premier basswood timber. 

Improved Product from 15/03/18. The same classic hardwood shutters. Now available with a greater choice of frames and paint finishes!

Prices shown include 20% Spend & Save Discount

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What is the Standard delivery time?

The standard delivery time for custom made, ready to fit shutters is 12-14 weeks from phone confirmation of your order. When you see the quality, you’ll understand they’re worth the wait. Please check out our delivery information page for more details.
 

What is Express Delivery?

Express Delivery is our fast track service where, for an extra cost, we aim to deliver your shutters within 3-5 weeks from order confirmation. Please check out our delivery information page for more details.

Please note that Express shutters ordered before 03/06/19 incurred a slightly longer lead time of 6-8 weeks. 

What about cancellations or refunds?

Your indoor shutters are custom made to fit your particular windows, so once your order has been accepted, checked and confirmed by phone and by email, it can’t be cancelled. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you are absolutely happy before sending your Order Confirmation email and making your shutters. 

Choosing the perfect material

Smooth Hardwood

Smooth Hardwood

From price £208 m2

The basswood we use for our half solid raised indoor shutters is sustainably sourced, making it a very eco-friendly choice. It’s also quite beautiful, a natural hardwood with a smooth finish, making it perfect for these traditional solid raised shutters. These half solid raised shutters are available in 4 different slat sizes and 12 standard paint finishes. We also offer 8 exclusive on trend shades from the California Collection at no extra cost.

All in the details

Hidden or front-facing central tilt rods?

Tilt rods are used to open and close slatted shutter panels.

Simple and stylish, regular central tilt rods are slender wooden bars attached to the front of the slats.

If you want something with a more contemporary look, opt for hidden tilt rods. In this case the slats are connected on the back of the panel by a thin metal rod on the edge. They neatly connect all the slats in a panel together so when you move one slat, the others move too.

Getting the right light

Slat sizes for shutters are down to personal preference. If you have large windows, french doors or a contemporary look to your home, wide louvres or slats (89mm or 114mm) often work best.

For traditional-style homes or smaller windows, narrow slats (64mm) could be a better option.

Remember, the wider the slats, the deeper your shutter frame needs to be, so that might influence your choi

Choosing the right frame for your window

Shutter frames are used to affix your shutters to your window area and they’re the perfect way to show off your shutters to full advantage. They're also useful for disguising uneven walls and windows that aren’t level, often found in older homes.

Shutter frames come in two styles – inside mount, where the frame sits inside the window recess allowing you full use of your window sill, or outside mount, where the frame is mounted to the wall area, ideal if your windows aren’t recessed.

Either way, your chosen shutter panels will be neatly mounted inside the shutter frames for a lovely professional finish.

Hinges to complement your shutter style

Hinges are used to attach your shutter panels to the shutter frames mounted either inside or outside your window recess. The high-quality fittings we use are guaranteed to make opening and closing your shutters smooth and easy.

Hinges are available in a wide range of styles, finishes and colours so you can choose a discreet hinge that blends in with your shutter style or opt for a contrasting hinge that complements your interior design look. 

Everything you need to know about mid-rails

Mid-rails run horizontally between a shutter panel’s top and bottom rails.

Although entirely optional, they’re a good way of giving your shutters extra strength and support and are generally recommended if your shutter panels are more than 3000mm in height.

Plus, when your shutters have mid-rails, the top and bottom halves of the shutter panel can be opened and closed independently, giving you both privacy and light at the same time.

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