Whether you’re thinking about renovating or styling a new home from scratch, window shutters are a practical and attractive alternative to curtains and blinds that can instantly elevate a space and add value to your home. They can be installed in any room and cleaning them is simple. It’s even possible to install some shutters outside.
Window shutters boast a range of features such as privacy, insulation, air flow, light and noise control. They are the epitome of child safety as there are no choking hazards, which all these features combined may require more than one curtain and/or blind to achieve. Window shutters also require less maintenance than some blinds and curtains. Here’s a look at the kinds we offer and what they can do for you and your home.
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Our PVC shutters are VOC free meaning they do not omit volatile organic compounds. As they aren’t made from wood, they’re unaffected by moisture or humidity making them perfect for bathrooms and kitchens where moisture and steam is a given. They won’t become warped over windows that receive greater exposure to the sun either. Available in different hinge options and slat sizes, you can choose how they function to complement your lifestyle. And with over a dozen colour options, they can suit any existing style or be the basis of a new one.
What sets aluminium shutters apart from other window furnishings is the fact you can install them externally. Whether you have a patio, balcony or veranda, they’re able to control light and block wind whenever you need to. Our aluminium shutters are lockable and can be manufactured using cyclone-rated materials which makes them a safe and secure option no matter the location. They can also be installed inside your home as well, and they’re stylish addition to any modern bathroom.
Wood, or timber shutters have provided a level of luxury and natural warmth for centuries. There isn’t much that beats the feeling that wooden window furnishings bring into homes; and it’s that coziness that makes them a great option in bedrooms and living spaces. They offer effective insulation in summer and winter. And, like their PVC and aluminium counterparts, they come in a range of sizes and control options.
Available in over 20 colour and stain options, our wood shutters are all constructed from high-quality basswood that is sustainably sourced from premium plantations too.
Frequently asked questions
PVC shutters are ideal in rooms with high humidity like bathrooms or kitchens. They’re durable, easy to clean, and come in a range of colours for an affordable option.
Vinyl and PVC are actually the same material so there is no difference! While most New Zealand companies refer to them as PVC shutters, some other places around the world use the term vinyl shutters. But rest assured, they are the same material.
Both PVC and wood are great options for shutters, but wooden ones tend to be higher maintenance. It might be worth it to have the warmth of real timber, but if you’re looking for a durable, low-maintenance option, you’ll likely prefer PVC.
Both PVC and aluminium are durable options for beautiful shutters. The main difference between them is that PVC usually comes in faux-wood styles that simulate the look of wooden shutters while being more durable and lightweight than real timber. Aluminium comes in a range of finishes and colours as well but is more common for sleek styles. Whether aluminium or PVC shutters are better is really up to your personal style.
Aluminium does not absorb any water or humidity and is also completely fireproof, making it a great option for shutters in bathrooms and kitchens. However, they won’t keep water out of your home during rain!
Aluminium shutters can be wiped down regularly with a damp rag to get rid of dust and debris. For tougher spots or build-up, you can use warm water and a gentle detergent. Make sure to wipe off any excess water with a dry rag.
When it comes to choosing wood or faux wood for your shutters, deciding which is better is all about your priorities. Wood shutters are definitely a beautiful look, but they do come with some extra care and maintenance to keep them in top shape. Faux wood shutters offer a similar look at a more affordable price point, and they are less hassle to care for over time – but faux wood won’t quite live up to the look of real wood.
Wooden shutters are often referred to as plantation shutters. While wood is the traditional material for plantation shutters, they can also be made from PVC or aluminium.
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