If the windows in your bay are close together, rather than separated by a recess, then you would need angled bay posts so the shutter frame can be made to match your window. These angled posts will add a surcharge to the sqm cost of the shutters.
The number of shutters, how they fold or louvre size will not affect the cost, it’s just based on the overall width and height of your bay..
We fit shutters in a bay the same way as we would a window using our D1 fixing system, so if you want to know how quickly watch the video on Windows.
The shutter frame is angled around each bay section to match. The number of shutters should also match the number of sections within the bay.
You might be wondering how shutters are opened on a bay window, well they can’t all be opened and hinged back to the side like curtains.
They are fitted in one frame divided by either the corner bay posts or vertical Tposts if you have uprights within the window. The shutters are hinged from these posts, so each shutter would just open inwards individually, the same as a window opens outwards.
Where possible, it’s much neater to fit the shutters close to the window so you don’t see the bay posts and they don’t protrude too much at the sides if they are angled. So on UPVC bay, we would look to swap the handles to a low profile design.
Keeping the design simple in pure white, with medium or large louvres will create a lot more depth, space and light in your room than you think so you won’t need to open your shutters apart from cleaning or to open a window. It’s important to understand this so you’re not wondering where and how they fold back.
Bay shutters can still be divided by a middle rail or have a split in louvre mechanism. Both these options will allow the top and bottom sections of the louvres to be opened independently providing extra privacy.