Our plantation shutters are custom hand crafted to ensure long term performance and value. The result is a trouble free shutter ownership experience for you.
We stand behind our shutters with a factory backed warranty on mechanism and workmanship.
Choose from classic basswood, water resistant Thermo 25 or premium western red cedar.
Our most popular range of smooth grain hardwood shutters, the classic basswood range comes in a choice of 20 colours and wood stains.
Simple, strong and very practical, these stylish shutters are easy to care for, making them a great choice for family homes.
These beautiful natural timber shutters are crafted from premium, western red cedar and painted or stained to give a traditional look to your home.
MORTISE AND TENON JOINTS FOR STRENGTH
The industry standard for the joining of stiles and rails are relying on just glued dowel or screwed joints. These will eventually work loose.
Mortise & Tenon joints are designed to allow for maximum glue surface area to withstand shear and racking stress, to ensure long durability. This unique joinery design has been in demand in quality furniture construction, due to the combination of strength and simplicity.
NON-MORTISED ADJUSTABLE HINGES
Our high quality hinges are fully adjustable and are designed with a removable pin allowing trouble free installation. Our hinges come in a range of standard colours or are colour matched to your chosen custom colour.
MULTIPLE SEQUENCE HAND SANDING & POLYURETHANE LACQUER FINISH
We perform a multiple sequence of hand sanding with fine sandpaper, and coat with high quality paint or stain & lacquer. With the use of PU (polyurethane) which produces characteristics of; hardness, strength, UV-resistance, water resistance and colour retention.
THE BEAUTY OF INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR DURABILITY
TENSION ADJUSTMENT SCREW
The tension screw within the shutter panel allows the tension of the blades to be increased.
For a modern clean streamlined unobstructed view, using a sturdy slimline control bar.
For a traditional look, using extra long quality stainless steel staples, to ensure that they will not pull out and are resistant to corrosion, assuring that the staples will hold for the life of the shutter panel.
HIDDEN, RECESSED MAGNETS
We adopt the use of hidden, recessed magnet which allows our shutter panels to close tightly while, also providing a clean and streamlined appearance.
Do you know your control bars from your mid rails and your slats from your stiles? Our handy Glossary will have you speaking fluent Shutterese in no time.
The panel is the main, rectangular part of the shutter, hinged so it can open. Normally panels contain moveable slats, but on solid shutters, the panels are completely wooden.
Your shutter panels are mounted inside a shutter frame. The frame is mounted onto the window (or inside the window recess), creating a perfectly squared shape for the shutter panels to be mounted into.
A top rail finishes off the top end of the shutter.
Guess what – a bottom rail finishes off the bottom end of the shutter.
Mid rails run horizontally between the top and bottom rails and add extra strength to your shutters. They also let you control the top and bottom slats separately.
Slats (also called blades and louvres)
Slats are the horizontal pieces which tilt and rotate around 340° to let in light and give a better view outside. They come in four different sizes:
- 47mm – our smallest slat, generally only recommended for very small windows. You can fit more of these slats into one panel, but that will mean less light in and a restricted view out.
- 64mm – our best selling slats and a brilliant all-rounder. You can see out clearly when they’re open, they let a lot of light in and they fit most windows including French doors.
- 89mm – our second best selling size, these are growing in popularity. They add a more contemporary touch and allow a lot of light into the room too.
- 114mm – these slats look great on large windows and make a bold statement, especially when their size is in proportion to the room and the height of the window.
Stiles are the vertical rails at either side of the panel.
Hidden Control Bar
A thin, metal mechanism is hidden at the back of the panel connecting all the slats together, so when you move one panel with your finger, the rest will move too.
Café Style Shutters
These shutters cover the lower half of your windows, so they let lots of light in and give you privacy.
Full Height Shutters
These shutters cover the entire window and open as one unit, creating a clean, simple look. Beyond a certain height, full height shutters will need a mid rail to strengthen them.
Tier on Tier Shutters
These cover the whole window, but you can open the top and bottom independently of one another, a bit like a stable door. This style is ideal if you like the café style look, but want more privacy.
Traditional and secure, these top-to-bottom shutters are available completely or partially solid.