Looking for Plantation Shutters

By 23 March, 2013 3

Hi All

As the title states, the wife and I are looking at installing plantation shutters in the living (2 windows 1.5 x 2m) room and kitchen (1.5m x 1.5m). Just wanted to know if anyone had any experience with the local companies or sole traders? An idea on cost would also be great (in total or per square meter).

Thanks,

J.F.

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3 Responses to Looking for Plantation Shutters
#1
enrique8:40 pm, 23 Mar 13

They look nice and all but may not be well suited to Canberra’s cool temperate climate zone?

Aren’t those things are more suited in tropical zones where they are essentially a replacement/alternative to glass windows?

You might want to consider the impact they have on lighting and thermal comfort in the rooms in question, especially during our darker colder winter months…

#2
fabforty9:51 am, 24 Mar 13

I lived in a house with plantation shutters years ago. Just be aware that they are an absolute nightmare to to try to keep clean. This would be especially so in a kitchen.

#3
molongloid10:26 am, 24 Mar 13

enrique said :

They look nice and all but may not be well suited to Canberra’s cool temperate climate zone? Aren’t those things are more suited in tropical zones where they are essentially a replacement/alternative to glass windows?

Plantation shutters means a wide venetian blind, set in a frame which totally seals off the window when closed. Insulates a bit like double glazing (some brands do it better than others). Work quite well in Canberra.

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