Looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home? Bolster fire protection? Improve visual appearance? Whatever the reason, roller and plantation shutters are a fantastic home improvement option with loads of benefits beyond looking amazing.
The best roller shutters protect your home from the elements—sun, rain, wind, fire. They’re fantastic insulators that save you money, helping warm in winter and cool in summer. Benefits also include blocking out noise, improving privacy and acting as a criminal deterrent.
Plantation shutters also have benefits. They create a sense of space and look stunning. They maximise light and many won’t fade or discolour with the sun. Plantation shutters are adjustable and when they’re shut no one can see in.
If you’ve ever considered shutters for your property, you’ll know the importance of talking to an expert who knows the ins and outs of different types, styles and prices.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a roller and plantation shutter supplier, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great roller and plantation shutter supplier?
Choosing the right roller and plantation shutter supplier will give you confidence you’ve been presented with a wide range of options before deciding on a final product. This is especially important given the large number of styles and types on today’s market.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a roller and plantation shutter supplier.
- Range. Look for a roller and plantation shutter supplier who has a diverse product range. This includes a wide range of styles, colours and functionality (manual or automated, for example).
- Quality. You’ll want to choose a roller and plantation shutter supplier who has quality products, backed by testing and research. This is a supplier who has shutters that are durable and effective, as well as good looking.
- Installation. Even the best roller shutters can be ineffective when poorly installed. Select a supplier who guarantees their installation. This is one who has the right skills, expertise and experience in installing to high quality. Also check that the installer is fully insured.
- Service. It’s best to select a roller and plantation shutter supplier who offers top-quality service. This is service that’s personalised and tailored to your needs. Look for a supplier who offers obligation-free home consultations and itemised quotes. This way, you’ll know precisely what you’re getting.
- Warranties. Buying quality roller or plantation blinds isn’t cheap. As a result, you’ll want a supplier who provides a solid warranty. This is a warranty that covers both products and installation. Also check if your supplier offers after care, and at what level.
The best roller shutter suppliers in Canberra
Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Locally owned and experienced Regency Knights has been helping Canberrans select and install perfect roller and plantation shutters for over 45 years. This professional window furnishing business provides custom-made products to suit all budgets and tastes, from classic elegance to modern.
Regency Knights offers a range of aluminium alloy roller and plantation shutters. Light, strong and practical, these shutters suit all weather. They are excellent for providing visual security and privacy without removing precious light. All shutters are stylish and provide long-lasting durability. Regency Knights’ wide range of quality shutters also provide good insulation and are easy-to-clean and maintain.
Customers have optimum choice with Regency Knights’ basswood, aluminium and exclusive Ultra 20 Plantation Shutters. A variety of colours, blade sizes and set-ups are available. Roller shutters are also hugely popular.
Regency Knights is expert at plantation shutters for triangle, circle and angled windows, which can all make a real statement in a home. Some shutters are made locally for a quicker turnaround – hinged, bi-fold or sliding, with a range of colours and slat sizes on offer.
Regency Knights also offers a free measure and quote service, plus factory-backed product warranties, for added peace of mind. A warranty is also provided for installation.
Kerry Clarke, Google: “From the first visit to develop the quote, to the value for money and a terrific installation, this company provided just what we needed at a keen price and without fuss. Highly responsive with courteous and careful installers. Very highly recommended if you need their services.”
The Blind Man Company
The Blind Man Company—a family owned and operated local business—has been serving Canberra and surrounds with quality, reliability and service for over 25 years. Its experienced team provides advice on versatile and stylish roller blinds and shutters. Obligation-free measure and quotes are available.
On Google, Teressa Patterson wrote, “Quality products and always service with a smile! I’ve purchased from the Blind Man Company many times and have always been pleased with the attention to detail, professionalism and punctuality.”
Australian Outdoor Living ACT
Australian Outdoor Living ACT specialises in outdoor blinds, roller shutters and artificial lawn. Its team of experts are on hand to advice clients of options to suit any budget or size of project, both domestic and commercial. The range of shutters is extensive, and are built to last. Manual and automated solutions are available.
Mike Dean wrote on Google, “We are very happy with our brand-new roller shutters. We can now achieve 100% outside light block-out!”
Canberra Shutters has provided shutter solutions for over 20 years. Products, including roller shutters, plantation shutters, blinds and awnings, all to suit Canberra’s climate. Canberra Shutters uses ethical and environmentally friendly materials. Quality is guaranteed.
On Google, Annette Martin wrote, “We’re so pleased we chose Canberra Shutters to supply and install plantation shutters through our home. Steve was easy to deal with and his knowledge and experience was reassuring. The shutters were installed sooner than expected and they look great.”
Watson Blinds and Awnings
With over 50 years’ experience, Watson Blinds and Awnings’ wide range of roller, plantation, internal and external shutters stands the test of time and are available in colours to suit any home. Shutters are Australian made, well suited to Canberra’s climate and have an excellent warranty.
Steve Flora wrote on Google, “Watson Blinds has always provided quality products to us, whether it has been roller blinds, outside blinds, external electric shutters or internal window shutters … excellent installations.”
If you’re looking for more information on dressing your windows in Canberra, you might like our article on the best outdoor blinds and awnings, or for indoor window dressings check out our article on the best curtains Canberra has to offer. If you’re looking for more information on updating the aesthetic of your garden and backyard, you might like our articles on the best turf and artificial grass suppliers and the best landscapers Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with roller shutter suppliers in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much do shutters cost?
The cost of shutters depends on many factors. This includes the type and style of shutter, how many windows or doors are involved and their size. Materials can influence cost and so can operation. Manual shutters are obviously cheaper than electric ones. It’s best to talk to your roller and plantation shutter supplier and get a detailed quote.
What materials are shutters made of?
Quality roller and plantation shutters are built to last. They’re typically made from resistant materials that won’t peel or warp. Plantation shutters are made of materials like timber, PVC or aluminium. Roller shutters are typically made from PVC, aluminium and steel. Talk to your roller and plantation shutter supplier about how their shutters are constructed.
Do roller shutters insulate?
In short yes. Different types of shutters offer different levels of insulation. Some roller and plantation shutters have fabulous insulation, helping you stay warm in winter and cool in summer. They also offer noise reduction. The level of insulation obviously varies depending on the type of product, so talk to your supplier about the stats.
How do I measure accurately for my shutters?
It’s best to arrange for your roller and plantation shutter supplier to come to your property or business to measure. They’re skilled at getting it right and will save you from making costly mistakes. The best suppliers offer free measures and quotes.
Is one type of shutter better than another?
Different types of shutters have different qualities and benefits. You’ll want to consider many factors when choosing one type over another. Cost, maintenance, style and energy efficiency are a few factors to consider. Visit some showrooms and check out different types. Then talk to a knowledgeable roller and plantation shutter supplier about the benefits of each type for your needs.