Plantation shutters are a solid window dressing with adjustable slats, they are constructed like doors so they have vertical side stiles and top and bottom horizontal rails with adjustable louvre blades fitted within the side stiles. They were named in the 80’s due to their Australian style and wide louvre blades. Today plantation shutters have become very popular and within this section of the website you can find out about some of the features and benefits they could offer you.
Plantation shutters are normally constructed of wood, they are built like doors with mortise and tenon joints. Wood helps with insulation and reducing noise. Wooden shutters are strong so they can be used for large doors or openings. The wood used can vary for different types, we use Basswood, White Teak and Larch.
Plantation shutters can be designed to match your window layout. Additional horizontal rails can be added to the panel to match any rails on your windows. The panel widths can be adjusted to match the vertical mullions of your window and you choose different louvre sizes to suit your window size or room type. View all the main designs here.
You can order DIY plantation shutters online through our website, just follow the online measuring, fitting and design guides or upload photos of your windows for some bespoke advice. Depending on your location, we can also provide a measure and fitting service. We will visit your home, show you samples of the shutters, design and measure your windows, then return and install the plantation shutters for you.
Plantation Shutter Tips
- Choose the right material for your window, for example, waterproof shutters in the bathroom, light but strong shutters for doorways, durable shutters in playrooms or bedrooms etc.
- Make sure you match the number of shutters to the layout of your window. If you have a 3 section window (i.e. 3 panes of glass) choose 3 shutter panels to match or 6 on larger windows. (Do not fit 4 shutters on a 3 section window).
- Fit the correct outer frame to suit your window recess, there are L frames, Z frames and Deco frames each providing a different look and function.