Wood Joints

Technical information

All our Shutters are manufactured using state-of-the-art techniques that use unique methods, such as transverse multi-ply stiles. We are so confident in the quality of our shutters and blinds, that we offer up to a 5-year warranty. See the BellaVista our guarantee page for more information. If you have any queries regarding the technical details listed here, please don't hesitate to call us


The wood used for our Shutters is kiln dried twice, and our Shutters have an engineered core, adding strength to the shutter style and making them unlikely to bow or warp. We do not compromise on the thickness of our louvres, as thinner louvre's, although less costly to produce, are much more susceptible to warping


The stiles are the side bars of the shutter panels. Rather than producing these as solid pieces, the wood is cut into strips that are then bonded back together in opposing layers for greater strength and to reduce likelihood of warping

Mortise and tenon

We use mortise and tenon joints between the rail and the stile. These are far stronger than dowel joints and will minimise movement between these elements

Mortise and Tenon


Cheaper Shutters use cheaper paints and stains, and apply fewer coats. We use six coats of your chosen paint or stain, and, to ensure that the Shutters we supply are less susceptible to fading and yellowing, the final layer is UV protected

Frames and mouldings

We offer our Shutters with a large choice of frames, rather than attaching them to battens. Not only does this give you the choice of how you frame your window and match it with your décor, but it also gives a much stronger and appropriate fit for ease of installation

Staples and fittings

Top-quality steel hinges, magnetic fittings and matching screw heads are available in a choice of colours. Drop bolts and safety latches can be fitted to shutters and framework to provide security

We use the best quality marine-grade stainless -steel staples to attach our tilt rods to our Shutters. In addition, the tips of the staples are coated in a bonding agent to make sure they remain secure for years to come

Rails and joints

All rails and joints are doweled and glued for strength and will not crack, warp or split to promote a long life span

Magnetic catches

Magnetic catches are countersunk within the frames and the back of the shutters to assist closure. They also remove the need for handles and knobs

Handles and knobs

Handles and knobs can be fitted for a completely customised look

Screw caps

For a completely professional finish, customised screw caps in the stain or colour of your shutters will be placed over fixing points to hide screw heads

Drop-pin hinges

Drop-pin hinges are used on all Shutters for easy removal from the frames when required for room redecoration or in case of emergency

Drop-pin hinges

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