Full Height Shutters

These practical and stylish shutters cover the full height of your window. Incredibly versatile, they work on any type of window and will blend beautifully into every room in your home.

The simple and sturdy design allows for various options including divider rails, tilt rods and hidden breaks in the slat control.

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What are full height shutters?

As the name suggests, these popular window shutters are designed to cover the entire height of the window. Made to measure for a perfect fit, the simple and durable design has minimal panelling around the slats to allow for maximum light and airflow. This practical and elegant window covering is ideal for any room and is one of our most popular choices.

According to Ama Research, the shutters sector is growing faster than any other area of the window coverings market with impressive annual growth rates, and the popularity of full height shutters is helping to drive this momentum.

wood plantation shutters

Which style of window will they work with?

Thanks to their versatility, full height window shutters will complement any style of window. Commonly used for standard windows and bi-folding panels, they are also suited to taller and sash window styles. Here, a horizontal rail (known as a divider rail or mid-rail) can be included to divide the top and bottom part of the panels. Full height plantation shutters are also ideal for covering doors as well as windows.

Which rooms are full height shutters recommended for?

The beauty of full height shutters lies in their versatility. The design can be adapted to suit a wide range of light, privacy and security requirements. Recommended for every room in the home, you’ll find the simple, minimal styling suits a wide range of room and décor styles. They are particularly suited for bedrooms, where privacy and light control is paramount. Here, the room darkening shutter style is a popular preference.

white window shutters

What options are available for divider rails?

Divider rails (or mid-rails) can be added to full height shutters to give you maximum flexibility over light and privacy levels. This is a horizontal rail that divides the top and bottom parts of the panels. It allows the panels to open independently and as a result, helps increase light control and maximise privacy. The divider rail can be placed part way up the shutter to suit your window style. Alternatively, you can opt not to have a divider rail for a clean and simple finish.

What other options are available?

You can make your full height shutters even more practical with the addition of a hidden break in the slat control. For example, should you want to have additional flexibility over the panels in the top half of your shutters, an extra break can be added to the slats. This means you will be able to close the slats on half the upper panel, whilst keeping the other half open.

In addition, you can choose whether or not you want a tilt rod. Traditional shutters feature tilt rods to move the panels, while portobello shutters have a fully-concealed mechanism for a modern, minimalist look.

Full height shutters are available in the full range of materials and finishes. You can opt for the eternally popular white window shutters, or choose a paint colour to perfectly match your décor. Stained shutters are a fashionable choice, allowing the beauty of the wood to show through, or you can opt for driftwood shutters for a more bohemian look.

kitchen window shutters

What’s the difference between full height and tier on tier shutters?

With tier on tier shutters, the upper and lower panels of tier on tier shutters are physically separated, meaning that the top and bottom sections can be opened or closed independently of one another. These are great for multi-functional use, but some people prefer full height shutters as they have less framing. Thanks to the divider rail, full height shutters can still be made with top and bottom slats opening separately. However, the divider rail reduces the amount of framing needed, allowing more light to enter the room.

Café style shutters, where only the lower half of the window is covered, offer another alternative.

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May Wong
May Wong
10:16 14 Apr 21
Classic and quality shutters and blinds. I have worked with them for over 10 years installing shutters and blinds for every property I had worked on. They provide excellent service and easy to work with.
Bradley Love
Bradley Love
10:01 14 Apr 21
Professional, high-quality product, proper fit. No issues after a couple years post installation.
Ben Longrigg
Ben Longrigg
09:44 14 Apr 21
Great quality shutters and amazing customer service throughout the whole process. Had my shutters for many years now and they still look as good as new, durable shutters with a superb finish. Planning to order more and would highly recommend to friends and family.
D Gore
D Gore
09:31 14 Apr 21
American Shutters is the continuation of a company I first started using in 1992. While the owners have changed the ethos, professionalism and attention to detail has not. I have always been impressed with the quality of shutters, the speed of service and the efficient responses to enquiries. There are many shutter companies in business and one can find cheaper solutions. I have seen the issues friends and family have faced when using other companies. I chose to go for quality and it has served us well for almost 30 years.
Katia Mauger
Katia Mauger
09:08 14 Apr 21
Fantastic service and very happy with the product! Thank you very much.
Jack Mundell
Jack Mundell
16:41 13 Apr 21
Kate Fismer
Kate Fismer
14:08 13 Apr 21
The American Shutter Team were friendly, professional and great from start to finish! From prompt communication and response to measure up - they do a great job. Highly recommended and a beautiful product.
Tony King
Tony King
12:48 13 Apr 21
A big & hearty thank you to the entire team at American Shutters. The professionalism and attention to detail shown was critical to my wife & I realising our “shutter dream”. Tom’s design visit initially posed more questions than answers as he guided us through a veritable myriad of styles & finish options. We were impressed & confident our vision was in safe hands. Eventually, and after a robust exchange of views we settled on a traditional painted finish both upstairs & downstairs with the summer house in poplar from the Driftwood range. Delighted with the end result is an understatement. The installation went without a hitch & the sensitivity to COVID protocols was commendable. A true credit to British industry, keep up the good work.
sophie dexter
sophie dexter
12:15 13 Apr 21
We used American shutters for the whole of our last house and so didn't hesitate to contact them when we moved recently. They have always been highly professional and I love the look of our shutters - with the wider blade that i prefer. They were very helpful about a feature round window and we now have a unique round shutter. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Sensible pricing too.
Julia Lea
Julia Lea
11:10 13 Apr 21
American shutters installed plantation shutters for us in two bay windows over twenty years ago and they still look great. I have just contacted them to install more shutters to three bedroom windows.
Jessica Warman
Jessica Warman
12:54 05 Apr 21
We have been contemplating swapping our slatted blinds for some window shutters for some time now, and have finally taken the plunge and are going for it!Although I have known of Tom for years through friends of friends, I cannot praise ALL of the team at American Shutters highly enough for their help in the whole process. From Tom taking my first call, to Linda arranging Tom’s diary to come to our home to measure, follow up calls, etc. So excited to get them installed after a couple of years discussing it!American Shutters have not disappointed – give them a call!
Francesca d'Arcangeli
Francesca d'Arcangeli
14:45 03 Apr 21
American Shutters were a real pleasure to work with in understanding what my options would be. I am so looking forward to having my shutters installed. A big thank you to Tom Longrigg and the team for their amazing support!
Mark Henrick
Mark Henrick
08:42 01 Apr 21
I have employed Tom twice to fit these high quality shutters. He and his fitters always complete a thoroughly professional job from measuring up to fitting. The investment is worthwhile for the finished product.
Daniel Denham
Daniel Denham
07:46 31 Mar 21
Fantastic, personal support and care, thank you.
Caroline Hartley
Caroline Hartley
10:55 28 Mar 21
Thank you Tom for my fantastic tier on tier shutters! Great service - efficient and friendly.
stephen westbrook
stephen westbrook
11:26 27 Mar 21
We have dealt with Tom on a few of our own projects as well as on client jobs. The fact that we are repeat business speaks volumes as to:1. The great product2. The fantastic levels of customer service.We run a construction and development business and have high expectations of all our suppliers. Tom and the team always meet and exceed these.I should add that I do not often post recommendations so this carries a lot of meaning to me.
harriet barbir
harriet barbir
19:07 26 Mar 21
I always liked shutters but was a bit apprehensive about which company to use so after a bit of internet searching came across American Shutters. I’m so glad I did. The first shutters I had installed were cafe type and looked really great and they have now been in place 13 years . The colour has not faded and they are still in perfect condition and look as new. I’ve since had the first floor and second floors fitted with American shutters and am very happy with them and highly recommend this company. Their fitter comes to measure and also installs them and has done a great job. The latest shutters were fitted to replace blinds that had faded. Good news - these shutters don’t fade and are proving more economical in the long run. Plus they suit any decor. They were also fitted during the pandemic and their fitter adheres to COVID safeguards while working.
Victoria
Victoria
18:52 26 Mar 21
We had American Shutters fit shutters in our living room this week, 2 smaller windows and a large window. I was so impressed with the service they provided from start to finish. The shutters look amazing, I was worried how it would look on a smaller window but I think I like them the best! Fantastic company, I will definitely use them again and recommend to everyone.
richard powell
richard powell
18:09 26 Mar 21
Transformed our home, looks wonderful. Nice balance of natural light and privacy. Couldn't believe how easy it was!
Richard Tuck
Richard Tuck
16:37 26 Mar 21
Great product.....Service provided by Tom and his team from quotation to installation has been first rate !! Many thanks indeed Rich
Joe Somers
Joe Somers
14:15 21 Mar 21
We have just had American Shutters installed in an office and a bedroom at our home.The installation by Roberto was very professional. Apart from the shutters he left no trace of having been to my home!The shutters have transformed both rooms. They are of excellent quality. They provide perfect amount of blackout for the bedroom and allow adjustable shade in a bright south facing office during the day and total privacy at night.The shutters give both rooms a clean sophisticated finish.I am extremely happy with the service I have received from American Shutters and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Felicity McCallum
Felicity McCallum
18:03 19 Mar 21
Thank you to American Shutters for transforming my office into a light but private space - perfect for looking out onto a main road. Will make working from home all the more enjoyable! Measuring and fitting experiences from Tom and Gary were as straightforward as I could have hoped for. Definitely a 5 star service!
J Paine
J Paine
11:50 19 Mar 21
We have been using Tom and his team for over a decade in our home. Many sets of shutters later, they have never disappointed. Excellent quality, always consistent, impeccable fitting service and extremely nice people to deal with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend American Shutters.
Beverley Dye
Beverley Dye
11:06 19 Mar 21
We have moved houses on several occasions, once abroad and each time have used American Shutters. The team are fast, friendly, efficient and understand color schemes. Houses have varied from period to contemporary and the shutters have varied from small slats to large to solid. Recently I had a problem with one of my shutters closing and Tom was there same day to correct it and this was 5 years after having them installed. I can honestly say the only company I would ever use for shutters is AMERICAN SHUTTERS.
Holly McGhie
Holly McGhie
10:54 19 Mar 21
So unbelievably impressed. Felt very comfortable with them from start to finish. Lovely, professional company. Thank you.
Julian Kimberley
Julian Kimberley
13:48 11 Mar 21
Window shutters.I asked Tom at American Shutters to measure and install a set of shutters in our bedroom at home and due to the very unusual shape of the cathedral style window, it was a difficult and complicated undertaking. The result was simply fantastic. The fit and operation is perfect and the aesthetic look and quality of the shutters is quite simply exceptional. I will most definitely use Tom and American Shutters again in the future and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tom and the American Shutter Company to anyone.
Dom H
Dom H
15:14 10 Mar 21
Thoroughly professional experience. From the initial meeting to choose product and measure to the tidy up after the installation. The service and product are excellent and the price point competitive.
Selina Russell
Selina Russell
14:40 10 Mar 21
Loving the new window shutters, the team a real pleasure to work with - really respectful of the Covid regulations and taking great care to do a top quality job
piper hocking
piper hocking
16:45 09 Mar 21
My lovely bay window shutters! Great product, price and service. Would totally recommend
Catia Paglierani
Catia Paglierani
16:45 09 Mar 21
We had 7 rooms fitted with these shutters 10 years ago and quite honestly they still look brand new. We have been delighted with them and have had many compliments over the years for their quality and look. Far superior than many others on the market. Would not hesitate to highly recommend American Shutters for their products and the team behind them.
Roger Denby-Jones
Roger Denby-Jones
20:44 08 Mar 21
Beautiful shutters, very high quality, expertly fitted
Anne Tutt
Anne Tutt
20:10 05 Mar 21
Many thanks to the American Shutter Team. Great service from start to finish. I now have very smart and well made shutters in a room that is an awkward shape and size, making curtains a difficult prospect. I wish I had come across American Shutters earlier as it certainly made a difficult job effortless and not nearly as expensive as I imagined. Highly recommended.
david sadler
david sadler
07:45 05 Mar 21
Great service from Tom and team - it’s a fine quality product and what a difference they make. Strongly recommended.D & J, Haslemere.
Dan Rei
Dan Rei
23:29 04 Mar 21
Beautiful Window Shutters. Fitted perfectly, great quality, good service. Would definitely recommend!
Anne Tutt
Anne Tutt
22:39 04 Mar 21
richard webster
richard webster
16:13 04 Mar 21
We first used American Shutters 10 years ago, they are excellent quality ,arrived on time as specified and definitely a premium product. They are a very reliable and offer great customer service. We are about to place an order for more having moved house.
Louise Hills
Louise Hills
11:40 27 Feb 21
Just want to say a big thank you to American Shutters for fitting Plantation Shutters throughout our home. We have always wanted white window shutters and are absolutely thrilled to bits with the results.
Elliot Maule
Elliot Maule
18:50 26 Feb 21
Brilliant friendly service and install of window shutters, from discussing all the options to tidy and quick install, would definitely recommend
Mark Bedini
Mark Bedini
17:09 21 Feb 21
American Shutters has done a great job designing a beautifully done bespoke set of Window shutters for a set of French Windows.His fitter was very thoughtful and thorough in measuring up and when it came to the final fitting in situ he was meticulous, accurate, extremely careful and even tidied up thoroughly. The end result is superb. I am an extremely happy customer.
Jackie Porter
Jackie Porter
15:29 21 Feb 21
We would be very happy to recommend American Shutters . Very professional and friendly service from start to finish.
Malcolm Cowcher
Malcolm Cowcher
17:09 17 Feb 21
The team at American Shutters was very helpful and carried out a fantastic job
April Taylor
April Taylor
14:06 17 Feb 21
Utterly outstanding! We had most of our windows fitted with the window shutters last week. Now we've gone back for the remainder windows to be fitted because they are just so lovely. They have completely changed the feel of the house, beautifully framing the windows and fitted just perfectly. Roberto came to fit them and he was wonderful. Friendly, competent and thorough. We could leave him to get on with things and trust he was treating each window like it was his first. He was so careful! It has honestly been the best investment we could have made. I just wish we had done it sooner to be honest. Absolutely brilliant bespoke service all round!!
Adam Blick
Adam Blick
14:32 20 Jan 21
Extremely responsive, helpful and pleasant. American Shutters provided pro-active advice, flexibility and were readily available to answer questions. They fitted quickly and were clean.
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