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What Size Louvred Panels Should I Choose?

Picking louvre sizes

I Want To Order My Shutters But What Size Louvred Panels Should I Choose?

The size of your louvred panels will depend very much on what you and your family wish to achieve from your shutters. The easiest way to decide this is to look out of your windows. If you have an amazing outlook and want to be able to maximise it, then the wider the louvres the better. However if privacy is a major factor, then smaller louvres will be more suitable.

Louvred panels available in a variety of different sizes

Views come in different forms – it could be over the countryside towards rolling hills or a cityscape from a penthouse apartment in a large city; in either case the larger slats are best. Whereas an apartment or terraced property on a busy street, that is overlooked by passerby and neighbouring properties, will definitely benefit from louvres which are closer together, allowing you to look out while others cannot see in. There are many louvred panels available in a variety of different sizes. For example, S:CRAFT offers the following choices, depending on the style of shutter chosen:Louvres Sizing Brochure Image

  • 47mm
  • 63mm
  • 76mm
  • 89mm
  • 114mm

 

Why not take a closer look at the functionality options S:CRAFT have to offer.

 

Louvre panels for windows

If however you have a big expanse of glass to cover, the larger 114mm would be recommended. For smaller sizes, the most popular tend to be between 47mm and 63mm, as these sizes are perfect for more traditional houses. However if your windows are Georgian in style, with small window panes, the larger louvred panels are recommended, giving your windows a stunningly beautiful, stylish look, without being too busy.

Getting the size of your louvres correct 

Your S:CRAFT stockist and fitter will be able to advise you when he or she visits to take measurements. As windows come in all different shapes and sizes, including unusual shapes such as ovals, arched and triangular, getting the size of your louvres correct is vital, so expert advice is freely given to ensure perfection. The louvre size also needs to be in proportion to the shutter itself, giving that perfect finish. Consider also how much sunlight you want to allow into the room. Sunlight will fade furniture, soft furnishings and wooden floors and having the correct louvre sizes is the ideal solution for preventing this.

You could also consider having shutters with tilt rods; set at the midsection, they will allow you to open the top part while leaving the bottom closed and vice versa, ensuring maximum control over light and privacy. There is no doubt that having the correct sized louvred panels will provide a solution for every window in the home or workplace.