In our opinion the best wood for shutters is Western Red Cedar , it has excellent dimensional stability and an extremely low incidence of warping , and though more expensive at source the lack of waste and ease of manufacture allow us to offer this product at extremely competitive prices.  If you click on the picture to the right you may get an idea of how superior this timber is.

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As independent retailers we can source our products from anywhere. The best shutters used to come from North America, and the best wood still does, however over the years we have seen shutters from England, Ireland, Canada, Australia and Dubai, manufacturing in a wide variety of timbers, some more suitable than others, including Texas white pine, elm, tulipwood, poplar, basswood, oak, kutu etc.....we've recently heard of some in UPVC

We sell shutters made from three materials.

Western Red Cedar - we think the best wood to manufacture shutters in.

Lightweight hardwood with an engineered core to prevent warping - less expensive, nearly as good.

Engineered wood / MDF with a hard-wearing polymer coating, an excellent and inexpensive product.

Available in a number of different configurations, suitable for different applications.

plantation shutters installed in Hackney on tracking system
Tracking system


Plantation shutters installed in Highgate full height with midrail
Full height with midrail


Plantation shutters installed in Stoke Newington full height
Full height


Plantation shutters installed in Holloway arched shape
Special shapes
Plantation shutters installed in Camden cafe half height
Cafe style / half height
Plantation shutters installed in Hampstead tier on tier and bifold
Tier on tier and bi-fold

Our shutters are sourced from China where the most technologically advanced shutter production facilities are now located. They are tested in the heat of the Arizona desert by our suppliers who have vast experience marketing this product themselves in the North American market.

We input all measurements and specifications for your installation onto an Excel spreadsheet, this is e-mailed to the factory and is entered into the production schedule. The factory is geared up for the American and Australian markets, these mature markets demand high quality, fast turnaround times, and good prices. It is by delivering all of these that our suppliers have become the biggest volume producers of shutters in the world.

Your shutters will be made-to-measure in approximately five working days, they will then be extremely well packaged for a long sea voyage of approximately four weeks, clearance and forwarding to us takes approximately one week. If you require your shutters urgently then Air freight is available and would shorten the delivery time to approximately three weeks rather than six, but costs approximately £75 per sq metre

Shutter prices are constantly fluctuating with exchange rates and also promotions by the importers. Select shutters always offer a price competitive with other competent reputable suppliers. We do not sell the cheapest shutters - they do not have an engineered core and our senior fitter remembers the shutters in the old days from America - they were prone to warp after a few years . The engineered core is a major step forward in shutter technology and we are not prepared to put the clock back. If you get a lower quote from a reputable local supplier who has retail premises that you can visit when you choose - we will match their price. A fancy website, mum's garage and a mobile phone don't meet that criteria. Shutters can be a big investment, please do be sensible and careful.


47mm, bi-fold, tier-on-tier

The most popular louvre sizes are 47mm, 63mm, or 89mm. For more specialist applications 32mm and 115mm are available also hidden tilt rods and offset tilt rods. We offer all of the usual options such as solid shutters, tier-on-tier or full height, tracking systems or frames.
If you look at the gallery of our work you will get many ideas of how your shutters could look. Some people still prefer multiple small panels, this used to be necessary when shutter panels had to be narrow and short to avoid warping. With modern production techniques this is no longer the case and by having larger panels you achieve greater flexibility. The panels are hinged to allow access to the windows to open or clean them, with the panels closed you operate the louvres to control light, shade and privacy.

63mm louvres - less structure


How good your shutters look will depend on how well they are installed. If your house is square and level this may not be too tricky; if you live in North London this may not be the case. We do a great deal of our work in North London and thus have much experience dealing with windows which are no longer rectangular. The time to discuss the detail of your installation is when our senior fitter / surveyor carries out the survey. We want you to be delighted with your new shutters and we will give you all the help and advice we can to achieve a superb result.


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