Blackout shutters at a glance

Twice the benefit

Blackout Shutters

A Duette® blind sits behind a shutter for double the impact

Ideal for bedrooms

Blackout Shuttes

Our best light reduction solution to help aid a good night’s sleep

Smart electric

Smart (Blinds)

Control the Duette® blind by voice command or app with a smart hub for total convenience

Flexible installation

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Vinyl shutter option available for installation in five weeks

What are blackout shutters?

Blackout shutters seamlessly combine the functionality of a Duette® blind with the elegance of shutters. By adding a Duette® blind behind a Full Height or Tier on Tier shutter, they collectively provide unparalleled light control, insulation and privacy, making them an ideal choice for bedrooms or spaces requiring darkness and tranquility.

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Why choose our blackout shutters?

  • Block 99% of light
  • Reduce external noise
  • Honeycomb blind for thermal benefits
  • Smart electric for voice or app control via smart hub
  • Made-to-measure shutters ensure precision fit to edges
  • Duette® blinds offer a daytime solution for light control and privacy
  • Shutters are available in hardwood, composite and Vinyl
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Our blackout shutter service


In-home consultation

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Discuss your requirements and view samples with a design consultant who'll help you create a vision of your blackout shutters and give you a quote


Shutter survey

Survey (Blinds)

When you're ready to proceed, an installer visits to conduct a survey, verifying precise measurements of your window for a full account of the space


Blackout shutter production

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Using the highest quality materials our skilled teams create your made-to-measure blackout shutters


Professional installation

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Your installer returns to fit your shutters and Duette® blinds and talk you through anything you need to know about your blackout shutters

What our customers say

Blackout shutter FAQs

Are shutters blackout?

Traditional shutters typically provide light control but may not offer complete blackout capabilities. Combining our precision-fitted shutters with a Duette® blinds allows the products to work as integrated blackout blinds, effectively blocking out light and enhancing privacy, making them suitable for bedrooms or spaces requiring complete darkness.

What rooms are blackout shutters good for?

Blackout shutters are particularly well-suited for bedrooms where complete darkness is often desired for quality sleep. More than just blackout shutters for bedrooms, our blackout shutters can be incorporated to a wide variety of rooms in your home. They are also suitable for media rooms, home theatres, or any space where light control, privacy, and insulation are essential for creating a comfortable and tranquil environment, or where room darkening will be of benefit.

Are blackout shutters energy efficient?

Yes, blackout shutters can contribute to energy efficiency. The combination of shutters with integrated blinds, enhances insulation by trapping air between the window and the room. This added layer of insulation helps regulate indoor temperatures, potentially reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling and helping with energy bills. By using Duette® blinds specifically instead of other window coverings you gain additional thermal benefits due to the integrated blackout honeycomb nature of the structure which holds any warm air in its cell, preventing it leaving through bedroom windows. Choose any of our shutter ranges (hardwood, composite or Vinyl) and you'll enjoy a window covering that's precision measured to fit the space so there's minimal light bleed even during daylight hours.

Are wooden shutters or vinyl shutters better for blackout?

Both wooden and vinyl shutters can be effective for blackout purposes when designed with appropriate features. The crucial factor for achieving blackout conditions is the addition of blackout blinds behind the shutters. This applies to both wooden and vinyl shutters. The choice between wood and vinyl primarily depends on personal preference, style, and maintenance considerations, as both materials can be customised to accommodate blackout features effectively.

How do I operate blackout window shutters?

The operation of blackout window shutters depends on the specific design and mechanism. Regardless of the style of shutter, all feature a shutter frame, and either shutter panels or louvres. Blackout shutters are only available in Full Height and Tier on Tier style, so they feature louvres which can be easily tilted within the shutter frame to let in natural light. One of the key features of our Duette® blinds as part of blackout window treatments is their ability to be controlled electronically. When paired with a smart hub, they can be operated by an app on your phone or tablet, or even by voice with compatible Amazon or Google devices or more simply a remote control. The ideal solution against light in the early hours they're equally adept as room darkening blinds as they are at dealing with heat loss or prying eyes.

Do blackout shutters provide privacy during the day?

Yes, blackout shutters offer privacy during the day by blocking the view from the outside. Adjusting the louvres allows you to control the amount of light entering the room while maintaining privacy, alternatively you can fully open the shutters and still benefit from the Duette® blind behind it.

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