Tier-On-Tier Advice

Down through the years, I’ve always found that honesty is the best policy when it comes to giving advice to customers on plantation shutters.

If shutters just aren’t going to work in a particular situation, and the customer is unlikely to be happy with the finshed job, they really appreciate you telling them so.

Our full service company fitted this window containing 12 shutter panels in tier-on-tier style and it worked out just great and the customer was thrilled. However it took a fair bit of work to get it absolutely perfect in the end.


You see with full height shutters in this window, there would be 6 panels to align properly, but with tier-on-tier, as you can see there are 12. And that’s quite a few panels to get level top and bottom and have them all closing properly. There’s a bit of adjusting involved!

If you opt for a design like this, just bear in mind it will take a bit of time and patience to install. Alternatively you could opt for full height shutters with a mid-rail, which allows you to open and close the top and bottom louvres independently of each other.

And it will be much easier to install!

Hugo Clancy.

27 September 2012



You can see from the image of the house above, that one window stands out.  That’s right, the blue one on the right.  You see it’s a thermal image showing where heat is escaping from the house (the red areas). The blue area means little or no heat escaping.

Wood is one of the best insulating materials there is.  And when you fit our hardwood shutters, you are basically covering your window opening with wood and deflecting the heat back into your room.

Less heat required to heat the house. Lower heating bills. More money in your pocket!

Your investment in wood shutters will pay off within a number of years.

And they look great too!


Hugo Clancy.

18 September 2012.