How shutters can be fitted onto wide window windows?
If your wide window has just one large section of glass and assuming the window is too big for just one single shutter, your shutters would need to be hinged together, this is called a bi-fold. So on a 2-metre wide window, for example, you might end up with 4 shutters, 2 that bi-fold to the left and 2 that bi-fold to the right.
It’s a good idea to keep the number of shutters to a minimum to avoid lots of joins where the shutters meet, this will look simpler, give you a better view out and more light in your room.
Most windows are divided into sections with vertical uprights called mullions. If you have these mullions in the windows, it’s important to match the number of shutters to the number of window sections.
Typically, we would use a vertical Tpost within the shutter frame to match the mullion on your window. This ensures the width of the shutter matches the window section and it also allows the shutter panels to be hinged from these Tposts.
This is a very useful option if just the side windows open because it means you only need to open the shutter covering the opening window rather than having to close the louvres and bi-fold two shutters back to one side.
Quite often, you might have two smaller windows on the sides and one large window in the centre. With a design like this, you have a single shutter covering the small windows at the sides and depending on the width either 2 or 3 shutters covering the centre window.
Remember, most customers don’t open their shutters, especially on wide windows as bi-folding shutters are heavy and a pain to open, so being able to divide them into sections with Tposts is usually the best option.