A shutter tilt system – or shutter tilt rod – is how the louvres are operated, we have a few systems on offer that can be used with any shutter design, material and customisation. However you wish to operate your louvres, we have a system that allows you to easily access and adjust them.

As tilt systems you can choose from the following:


Centre Tilt Rod – A centre tilt rod is where a rod is attached to the centre of the louvres, enabling you to tilt the louvres at the same time to adjust them.

Centre tilt rods are a favourite and look great on all shutter styles, their simplicity and traditional style work great with full height shutters in sash windows and other windows rich in character. Compared to our hidden tilt rod systems, a centre tilt rod is the original plantation shutter and lends itself perfectly to those who look to restore or retain character in their home.

Offset Tilt Rod – Same function as a centre tilt rod but the rod can be attached to either the left or right side of the louvres.

An offset tilt rod offers the same functions and styles as the centre tilt rod but instead, the road can be placed either on the opening side or hinge side of the shutter panel.

Offsetting the tilt rod can add a sleeker and minimal look to your shutters and are most popular on our range of shaped shutters.

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Hidden Tilt Rod – A hidden tilt system allows you to adjust the louvres without a tilt rod. A small metal bar is attached to the louvres on the back of the shutter panel.

Our hidden tilt rod range offers the same appearance as our easy tilt range, the difference is that the louvres are held together by a white bar on the back of the panel. 

Most popular with our white painted shutters as the white bar then blend in, this is a more cost-effective option to our easy tilt range.

Easy Tilt System – A hidden tilt system allows you to adjust the louvres without a tilt rod. An operating mechanism is built into the shutter panel itself, enabling the louvres to be adjusted altogether by hand.

Our most popular option is the easy tilt system, the louvres are operated in sync by hand. A gear system is built inside the panel linking all of the louvres together, this offers a modern and sleek style. 

As there is no centre rod, it offers minimal fuss, this particular option is popular with our tier on tier range of wooden shutters, especially if you opt for bi-folding shutters.