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    • Everything You Need To Know About Plantation Shutters


      In helping you decide what the best plantation shutters are for your home, we’ve compiled a Q&A of the most commonly asked questions surrounding these beautiful window treatments! You asked, we answer.

      Q: What is the warranty for Blinds City plantation shutters like ?

      A: Plantation shutters, just like all Blinds City products, are backed with a 5 year warranty. We are so confident in our product that we promise to repair, replace or offer a refund if the product fails to operate or has defects in materials or workmanship. If you product arrives, or presents with damage please contact our support team at and provide your order details and full description of problems you are experiencing, including photos if possible. We will cover freight costs if your product needs to be repaired under warranty.
      Be assured that we’ve got your back in case you have any problems with our products with a 14 day money back guarantee! If you see a problem within 14 days of receiving your order and have provided accurate measurements and installed correctly, we will repair your product, or remake it completely. This covers faults and manufacturing errors only.

      Q: How long will it take for my plantation shutters to arrive?
      A: It varies depending on your location and product selected.
      For custom plantation shutters the following times:
      Express: 2-3 weeks manufacture, 1-3 business days delivery.
      Regular: 4-6 weeks manufacture, 1-3 business days delivery.
      Stained timber: 5-8 weeks manufacture, 1-3 business days delivery.
      Our plantation shutters are Melbourne made, and so delivery times are quicker if you are closer.


      Brilliant bedroom shutters.

      Image Via Jillian Harris
      Q: What is the best seller for plantation shutters?
      A: Jasper, black walnut and maple are the best sellers in the stained timber shutter range. Each colour is divine in its own right and the darker colours contrast well with many interiors. In PVC colour range, off white is very popular.

      Q: What is the difference between PVC and timber plantation shutters?
      A: There are pros and cons to each material type. PVC is great for wet areas such as the bathroom and kitchen as it’s water resistant, whereas timber is better for living areas.
      The minimum panel width for both product types are at 200mm each. However, the maximum panel width for timber is 950mm and PVC is 750mm, due to the difference in weights of the material. This means that for larger windows you may not have the desired number of panels as you would like. More panels may interfere with the minimalist look that shutters provide. This makes timber more suitable for areas involving wider openings.


      Image via Better Bathrooms

      Q: Why are plantation shutters so popular?
      A: For various reasons! Plantation shutters give interiors clean and minimal look, and when the blades are tilted give an unobstructed view to the outside. Fall in love with this brilliant style of blinds that are out everywhere! We love getting inspiration from Pinterest.

      Q: What options do I have regarding customisation of operations?
      A: Firstly, mount position. Inside or outside fits are available. Style and configuration is set to contemporary and centre, respectively.
      Panel configuration can be customised, with the amount of panels available between 1 and 6, based on width. There is also a variety of opening directions available; fixed, hinged or bi-fold. Tilt options, reading the location of the rod, can be clear view or centre.


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      Q: Are plantation shutters worth their cost?
      A: Plantation shutters are on the more expensive side when it comes to window treatments. However, they are worth their weight! They are long lasting, both in structure and style, and purchasing from Blinds city you are guaranteed high quality! Furthermore, plantation shutters are highly energy efficient choice of window treatments. Keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer means you will see reduction in your utility bills, paying itself off!

      For a limited time only, we are running a 15% off special on Australian made DIY and Full Install Plantation shutters! Just enter ‘15offshutters’ at the checkout!

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