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​​​​Silver  Blinds

Silver Blinds-Plantation shutters
Silver Blinds-Plantation shutters
Silver Blinds-Plantation shutters

 ​. ​​​​​​​Plantation Shutters 

Plantation shutters are a beautiful, practical and low maintenance window covering. Great for light and privacy control, our plantation shutters provide a low cost solution to adding real character and value to your property.

Material :

​​​​​Basswood :           

Our basswood plantation shutters have a great hardwood finish with a pale tone and low grain factor, making it well suited for painting and staining. Timber shutters work great in both bedrooms and living areas. Our basswood plantation shutters are:

- 100% premium basswood
- Very straight hardwood
- UV resistant

There are cheaper wooden plantation shutters in the market, which are made of composite wood or waste wood timber that is glued together. MDF wood is similar to what is used in bathroom drawers, commonly referred to as biscuit wood. If there is one small hole in the paint and the shutters get wet, the composite wood will swell up and burst.

These lower cost brands will often warn you not to leave your window open or you will void your warranty. The better quality plantation shutters, like the ones at Silver Blinds, use timber like basswood and are painted with two pack polypropylene paint.

PVC :               

Like any product, PVC plantation shutters have quality brands and cheaper brands. The quality difference is how they are manufactured and treated for UV protection.

The lower cost PVC plantation shutters do not have UV stabilizers in the material or in the paint. Some are even hollow inside. This means if they are put in a hot window (for example a western window of your home) they may warp or turn yellow.  

The quality brand PVC are often the same price as wooden plantation Shutters. They have an aluminium rod through the center, are solid throughout and are correctly treated with the correct UV stabilizers.

They are quite suitable for all windows, including hot western windows that get the hot afternoon sun. They offer great insulation in both winter and summer and seem to make your air conditioning a lot more efficient.

Our PVC plantation shutters are high quality and ideal for wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. They are water resistant and require just a wipe with a wet cloth for cleaning. ​​

Western Red Cedar :

Western Red Cedar Plantation Shutters are the lightest weight Plantation Shutters on the market.

​It is excellent thermal & acoustic properties and is highly moisture-resistant.

Western Red Cedar is used in blinds and shutters because it is a very stable timber. Warping or bowing problems are rare.

Blade size :                     Basswood :   63mm - 89mm - 114mm

​                                            PVC :                89mm

                                            Western Red Cedar  :    70mm - 90mm - 115mm

                                            Aluminium : 89mm

Color :                              Basswood :   Plain & Stain 

​                                           PVC : Plain

                                           Western Red Cedar  :  Available in wide variety of tones  and a range of paint colours

                                           Aluminium :  Silver , Black , White , Pearl                                           

Frame :                           L  Frame                         ( Recess mounting )
                                          Z  Frame                         ( Recess mounting )
                                          L  Face Frame               ( Face-fit mounting )

Opening Control :       Clear view tilt rod        ( In back and side of panel ) 
                                          Center tilt rod               ( In front and center of panel )

Maintenance information for plantation shutters

Our friendly team at Silver Blinds are with you during every stage of the process, from initial contact to post-installation. As one of the leading suppliers in Melbourne, we provide plantation shutters at the best prices. Discover how to maintain your plantation shutters.

​Plantation cleaning Instructions

The Plantation Shutters must be cleaned periodically with water and MILD soap ONLY.

After cleaning immediately dry off any water or moisture with a soft cloth.

DO NOT use any hard chemicals or abrasives as this will damage the finish of the shutters.

DO NOT use any ammonia based cleaners as this will damage the finish of the plantation shutters.

​When dusting, you may use a soft cloth or feather duster.

​Plantation Shutters operating instructions

​Opening  & Closing blades :

When opening & closing blades apply two hands to separate blades.
Place one hand on an upper blade and place the other hand on a lower blade and then gently turn the blades open or shut. DO NOT force the blades.

​Opening Shutters Panels :

DO NOT slam shutter panel open or shut.
Care must be taken when opening shutter panels.

Hinged Shutters panels :

Place one hand on the bottom rail close to the edge of the shutter, the other hand in a similar position as high up the shutter panel as possible and gently open the shutter panel. Ensure that the outer shutter panel is opened first.

Opening Sliding Shutters Panels :
Ensure that the shutter louvre blades are closed before attempting to open the sliding shutter.
Gently slide the shutter panel open or shut. Ensure the sliding shutter panel is sitting securely on the bottom guide.

Bi Folding Shutters :
Panels should be closed from the pivoting outer panel. Bi-fold shutters have many different configurations including the number of panels and the direction in which they fold. In all cases it is necessary to start with pivoting panel (s) first. Once the shutters are in the fully closed position it is possible to open the blades. For opening (or stacking) the shutters it is necessary to close the blades first. Then the reverse applies.

Security : 
DO NOT leave windows open during periods of windy or wet weather conditions as winds may blow the shutter panels open, which may cause damage to the shutter panel.

If the shutters are fitted outdoors then shutters should be secured so that they do not get slammed open or closed during windy periods.
Children should be supervised during the operation of shutters.