Walthamstow’s Victorian, 20th century and contemporary build housing benefit from wooden window shutters because they impart an elegant air of sophistication to passers-by as well as to the homeowners themselves. They are classic and timeless, which is why they never “age” or go out of fashion the way other home improvements often do.
Walthamstow in south-west Essex has a population of about 110,000 within the wards of Wood Street, William Morris, Markhouse, Hoe Street, High Street, Higham Hill and Chapel End. There is the family home of William Morris and its market is Europe’s longest. It is the administrative centre of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Reminders of ancient Walthamstow Village (Church End) exist in the timber-framed Ancient House, Vestry House Museum, St Mary’s Church and Vinegar Alley.
Different Types of Window Shutters
Let’s look at two different types of wooden window shutter that would suit Walthamstow homes:
Plantation Shutters: The name comes from those big evocative deep south US plantation houses that sprang up before the 1861 US Civil War. That was the “antebellum period” which seems to refer to the years between the War of 1812 and the start of the Civil War.
Solid Panel Shutters: These are seen everywhere in sunny countries, like the south of France for example. They add a traditional touch and flair to a home. Anybody who wants a truly darkened room will love these window shutters. They offer:
Why Go for Plantation Shutters
Plantation style shutters have louvres with slats that you can adjust to allow in as much or as little light as you want. They are very popular for very good reasons:
- They never go out of fashion and have a timeless feel
- These window shutters are hard-wearing and durable and last for decades
- They are childproof, easy to operate, and you have many choices
Plantation shutters enable control over natural light and noise (a sound insulation barrier), and provide excellent privacy when needed.
Benefits of Solid Panel Shutters
- Near blackout with no light seepage
- Insulation for draughty windows
Our shutters are hand crafted and made-to-measure for a perfect fit. We use only sustainable hardwoods and high quality fittings such as hinges and knobs.
Browse our website, see the range of styles and great ideas for transforming any or every room in your house. Then give us a call, when our experts will be delighted to talk you through the options.