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Standard MDF Shutters

Standard MDF (Antigua)

Standard MDF shutters are a low cost option. These cost-effective shutters have a tough durable finish. They have limited options and are best suited to small windows.

Material: MDF

Finish: Plastic Coated

Colours available: 5

Guarantee: 3 Years

Lead time: 8 weeks

Options:

  • Hidden control rods
  • Tposts
  • D Mould stile
  • Side magnets

Limitations:

  • Maximum bi-folding – 2 each side (LLRR)
  • Max single width (64mm/76mm/89mm) – 750mm
  • Max height without rail – 1879mm
  • Min-Max widths – 152mm-2400mm
  • Min-Max heights – 250mm-3000mm

Frames:

  • L Frames
  • Z Frames
  • Deco Frames

Louvres sizes:

  • 64mm
  • 76mm
  • 89mm

MDF stands for (Medium Density Fibreboard), which consists of a centre core of hardwood, surrounded by laminate MDF, finished with a tough water-resistant poly-coating.  Some companies call these shutters LDF (Light Density Fibreboard) or Craftwood shutters.

MDF is heavier than the wooden shutters so it has some size and folding limitations. There are also limited colour and frame options.

MDF is an extremely stable shutter which will resist warping, shrinking, swelling, scuffing, chipping, peeling, cracking or staining. A special UV inhibitor is incorporated to prevent colour fading.

Due the weight and construction, MDF shutters are not recommended for Patio doors or windows over 2000mm wide unless Tposts are used.

The mitred corning joints are not designed to be twisted or take the weight of the shutters when lifted, so lift with care.

Using mitre glue on the corners will help provide a tight neat joint and make the frame much strong.

Standard Lite Shutter

Standard LITE (Bermuda)

Standard Plus Shutter

Standard LITE shutters are a another low cost shutter option, but with an added advantage of being lighter than the standard MDF.

Material: MDF/ABS

Finish: Sprayed

Colours available: 28

Guarantee: 3 Years

Lead time: 8 weeks

Options:

  • Hidden control rods
  • Tposts
  • D Mould stile
  • Side magnets

Limitations:

  • Maximum bi-folding – 2 each side (LLRR)
  • Max single width (64mm/76mm/89mm) – 915mm
  • Max height without rail – 1981mm
  • Min-Max widths – 152mm-2440mm
  • Min-Max heights – 250mm-3378mm

Frames:

  • L Frames
  • Z Frames
  • Deco Frames

Louvres sizes:

  • 64mm
  • 76mm
  • 89mm

The stiles and rails of the shutter are made with MDF and the louvres from ABS which provide a lighter weight combination.  The panels all have a spray finish to closely resemble the finish of wooden shutters

Panels bi-folded together have a maximum with of 610mm, but single hung panels can be made up to 915mm wide.

Due the lighter weight Standard LITE shutters can be used for Patio doors or large windows.

The mitred corning joints are not designed to be twisted or take the weight of the shutters when lifted, so lift with care.

Using mitre glue on the corners will help provide a tight neat joint and make the frame much strong.

Standard PLUS (Cuba)

Standard ABS

Standard PLUS shutters are a combination of MDF frames with hardwood shutters all with a spray finish. Low cost, but with the benefits of wooden shutters.

Material: MDF frames, wood shutters

Finish: Sprayed

Colours available: 6

Guarantee: 3 Years

Lead time: 8 weeks

Options:

  • Hidden control rods
  • Tposts
  • D Mould stile
  • Side magnets

Limitations:

  • Maximum bi-folding – 2 each side (LLRR)
  • Max single width (64mm/76mm/89mm) – 890mm
  • Max height without rail – 1981mm
  • Min-Max widths – 152mm-2200mm
  • Min-Max heights – 250mm-3000mm

Frames:

  • L Frames
  • Z Frames
  • Deco Frames

Louvres sizes:

  • 64mm
  • 76mm
  • 89mm

Standard Plus shutters are a good low cost alternative to the full Elite wood shutters and nice upgrade from MDF shutters. Due to the MDF frames there are no stained options and there are some size limitations, but overall these are great shutter.

On doors or wide windows that require Tposts, its recommended to upgrade to the Elite wood shutters.

Standard ABS (Java)

Elite wood shutters

Standard ABS shutters are a waterproof shutter perfect for bathrooms or kitchens. Note: ABS shutters have slightly wider side stiles to the rest of the shutter types.

Material: ABS

Finish: Plastic

Colours available: 6

Stiles: 5omm wide

Hinges: Stainless Steel

Guarantee: 3 Years

Lead time: 8 weeks

Options:

  • Hidden control rods
  • Tposts
  • D Mould stile
  • Side magnets

Limitations:

  • Maximum bi-folding – 2 each side (LLRR)
  • Max single width (64mm/76mm) – 800mm
  • Max single width (89mm) – 890mm
  • Max height without rail – 1828mm
  • Min-Max widths – 152mm-2200mm
  • Min-Max heights – 250mm-3000mm

Frames:

  • L Frames
  • Z Frames
  • Deco Frames

Louvres sizes:

  • 64mm
  • 76mm
  • 89mm

Standard ABS shutters are a hard wearing plastic shutter (ABS = Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). They have wider 50mm side stiles and come with Stainless Steel hinges as standard.  Rather than magnets they use ball catches to keep the shutters closed within their frames.

Note, the large 76mm L frame is not available and Deco frames do not have removable inserts.  

Elite WOOD (Fiji)

Elite plus wood shutters

Our most popular shutter type, Elite wooden shutters are strong and lightweight. They have engineered side stiles to allow extra large panels to be made.

Material: Hardwood

Finish: Colour or Stain (Spray/Lacquer)

Colours available: 28 colours, 20 stains

Hinges: White, Pearl, Bisque, Antique Brass, Brass, Stainless, Black, Nickel Plated, Brushed Nickel

Guarantee: 3 Years

Lead time: 8 weeks

Options:

  • Hidden control rods
  • Custom colour
  • Frame cut outs
  • Custom rail heights
  • Custom control rod position
  • Shapes
  • Solid panels
  • Fixed louvres
  • Locks
  • D Mould stile
  • Side magnets
  • Track
  • Multifold
  • Panels only

Limitations:

  • Maximum bi-folding – 4 each side (LLLLRRRR)
  • Max single width (64mm/76mm) – 890mm
  • Max single width (89mm) – 1047mm
  • Max height without rail – 1981mm
  • Min-Max widths – 152mm-2200mm
  • Min-Max heights – 250mm-3000mm

Frames:

  • L Frames
  • Z Frames
  • Deco Frames
  • Hang Strips
  • Track frames
  • Build outs
  • Panel only

Louvres sizes:

  • 64mm
  • 76mm
  • 89mm

Wood is light and strong, and has good looking grain when stained. Hardwood shutters provide a highly professional finish for all styles of windows, from basic designs to unique shapes. You can choose multiple folding options, colours and frames to suit your window style and they can be customised to miss protruding objects like handles, vents or skirting.

They have 25.4mm thick engineered side stiles with a simple or beaded design.  Finished in a high quality 7 layer spray paint system with built in UV inhibiter.

This is our recommend and most popular shutter type, suitable for most windows and doors.

Elite PLUS Wood (Sumatra)

Elite PLUS wood shutters are made from FSC White Teak. It’s a very high quality timber used for specialist joinery and of course window shutters.

Material: FSC White Teak

Finish: Colour or Stain (Spray/Lacquer)

Colours available: 28 colours, 20 stains

Hinges: White, Pearl, Bisque, Antique Brass, Brass, Stainless, Black, Nickel Plated, Brushed Nickel

Guarantee: 3 Years

Lead time: 8 weeks

Options:

  • Hidden control rods
  • Custom colour
  • Frame cut outs
  • Custom rail heights
  • Custom control rod position
  • Shapes
  • Solid panels
  • Fixed louvres
  • Locks
  • D Mould stile
  • Side magnets
  • Track
  • Multifold
  • Panels only

Limitations:

  • Maximum bi-folding – 4 each side (LLLLRRRR)
  • Max single width (64mm/76mm) – 890mm
  • Max single width (89mm) – 1047mm
  • Max height without rail – 1981mm
  • Min-Max widths – 152mm-2200mm
  • Min-Max heights – 250mm-3000mm

Frames:

  • L Frames
  • Z Frames
  • Deco Frames
  • Hang Strips
  • Track frames
  • Build outs
  • Panel only

Louvres sizes:

  • 64mm
  • 76mm
  • 89mm

Finished in a high quality 7 layer spray paint system with built in UV inhibiter. White Teak has a smooth grain, it’s strong, light and durable so perfect for most windows and doors.

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