Why Choose a Divider Rail for Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are very customisable, which is part of their appeal. At first sight, all of these options—whether they pertain to colour, style, slat size, material, or anything else—can feel a little overwhelming. Our Shutter Specialists are here to help with that, of course! They are more than delighted to respond to your inquiries, whether you’re looking for shutters for doors, made-to-measure shutters, or other options.

But there’s nothing wrong with knowing a little bit yourself. We will often get asked by our customers how divider rail shutters work. And while we’re all too happy to answer these questions, we thought we would tackle the question head on. So keep reading to find out all you know to know about mid-rail shutters.

What is a Divider/Mid-Rail?

Plantation shutters with a divider rail have a few benefits that other shutters for doors don’t. Firstly, a mid-rail grants you separate slat control on the top and bottom sections. This means you can leave the top section open with the bottom closed, allowing for a perfect combination of light exposure and privacy. Secondly, a mid-rail is great for if you have rails or transoms running across your windows.

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Should you wish, our Shutter Specialists can accurately measure so that your mid-rail lines up perfectly with your window rails. This creates a sense of uniformity between your windows and shutters. While it is an optimal design choice, sometimes a mid-rail is necessary. For example, full height shutters taller than 180cm require a mid-rail. This ensures the structural integrity of the entirety of the panels.

Full Height Shutters with a Mid-Rail

You might be wondering why you should opt for a divider rail with full height shutters. Well, if you’re thinking about dressing a window that’s on the larger side, a mid-rail is the perfect solution. Besides the extra slat control which we mentioned above, it also adds some extra definition. Oh, and there’s no extra charge for plantation shutters with a divider rail either.

If you still have questions about mid-rail shutters, then we’d love to hear from you. Email us today at hello@purelyshutters.co.uk today or call us on 0800 038 5311. Ready to take the next step? Click the “Book A Free Home Survey” button at the top right of our website, enter your details, and one of the team will call to pencil you in the diary.

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