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​​​. Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters are a beautiful , practical & low maintenance window covering.

We believe that Plantation Shutters are the best window covering for Light and privacy control.

Our Plantation Shutters  provide an affordable solution to adding real character and value to your property.


Material :

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Basswood :           Our Basswood Plantation Shutters have a great hardwood finish with a pale tone and low grain factor  making it a well suit material for painting and staining. 
Timber Shutter works great in bedrooms and living areas.  

Our Basswood Plantation Shutters are :

​-100% Premium Basswood

​- Very straight hardwood

​- UV resistant.

There are cheaper Wooden Shutters  in 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 draws, or 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 cheaper brands will often warn you to not leave your window open or you will void your warranty.  The better quality shutters use timber like Basswood and are painted with 2 pack polypropylene paint.

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


The cheaper quality PVC 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 quality brand 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


Color :                              Basswood :   Plain & Stain 

​                                           PVC : Plain

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


Frame :                           L  Frame                         ( Recess mounting )
                                          Z  Frame                         ( Recess mounting )
                                          Crown 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 )


Our friendly team at Silver Blinds is with you during each stage of the process, from initial contact to post-installation.


​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 shut-ters.

DUSTING - You May use a soft cloth or feather duster to remove dust from your Shutters.


​Plantation Shutter 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. 


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