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Plantation Shutters

Comparing Basswood and PVC Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are an elegant and stylish addition to any home. They are a good investment for a variety of reasons, including their timeless and highly sought after style.

Plantation shutters are traditionally designed with wide louvres or slats that can be adjusted to let in more or less light. Nowadays, you can have the slats made to any size and you can even design them with a divider rail to give you even more control.

Plantation shutters are also incredibly functional and flexible. They can be manufactured out of timber or PVC, both of which have their own benefits. We’ll compare the two shutter materials below to determine how they can best be used in your home.

Basswood Plantation Shutters

Basswood plantation shutters provide a lovely, warm and natural look that only real timber can offer. Basswood, in particular, comes from the Tilia family of wood – it has an incredibly attractive and fine texture that will add a very nice aesthetic to any home. Basswood shutters are ideal for most interior rooms including the living room, dining room, bedroom and other relaxation areas.

Many people choose basswood shutters because they are known for their long product lives. This type of wood is extremely strong and durable. A Polyurethane paint can also be added as a finishing treatment to make it scratch resistant (this would perfectly match a white or cream-coloured room).

Timber plantation shutters are also available in many different painted colours to suit your home’s style and décor. Alternatively, you could enhance the lovely quality of the wood by staining the timber in anything from deep walnut to a vibrant cherry oak.

PVC Plantation Shutters

PVC, or Polyvinyl chloride, is a man-made synthetic plastic that is used in many different forms of building. When used to make plantation shutters, it brings absolute functionality without sacrificing on appearance or style.

PVC shutters are very strong and durable. They are also made with an aluminium core, which only adds to their overall strength. PVC shutters are moisture resistant and will not degrade even in the harshest Australian weather. This makes them a good choice not only for the windows in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry but also as exterior window coverings. In addition, PVC shutters possess great insulation properties, helping you control the light and heat that enters your home from the sun. This will have a direct impact when it comes to your air conditioning bills during those hot summer days.

As well as all of their great practical qualities, PVC plantation shutters don’t sacrifice on aesthetics. While they don’t possess the same look as wood, they can be painted to match your home’s interior.

Both basswood and PVC plantation shutters have their benefits for different applications. For more information on each of these products, get in touch with EcoShade Solutions in Sydney today.

 

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Gavin Yip
Gavin Yip
07:29 30 Jul 19
Would recommend to family friends. Have had blinds, shutters and sliding door shutter installed start of 2018, so year and a half, quality product and great no fuss service. Had a minor issue with the track for my sliding door shutter the other day, and the Ecoshades team were very quick to respond, come over to inspect and make the necessary minor repair. After sales service fantastic.read more
Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas
23:34 06 Jun 19
From go to whoa, our experience with Ecoshade Solutions was seamless. Their customer-focused process starts with an initial free design consultation, then proceeds to formal quotation and ends with expert installation. We couldn’t be happier and will be recommending them to family and friends. Thanks Ecoshade Solutions for making our home fresher and brighter.read more
Genbiome Next Practice
Genbiome Next Practice
05:53 09 Mar 19
When aesthetic is critical, when you are looking for perfection, a clean installation, quality products, and you need attention to detail, Ecoshades tick all the boxes. Each member of the team have always been very professional and have gone above and beyond to make sure the 30 roller blinds we needed were adapted to each room. Much appreciated too, the fact that Ecoshade organised the delivery in 2 phases in order to work around the other fit-out deliverables. We are very happy with the end result. Thank you the Ecoshade Solutions team! Highly recommended.read more
Roland Chan
Roland Chan
21:58 27 Feb 19
Had 2 large and one small set of shutters installed by Ecoshade and I am very pleased with the result. Th shutters themselves are exactly what we wanted and the advice they provided on product selection was spot on. The rooms have been transformed. Pricing was very reasonable, installation was fast and neat and a minor issue with one of the panels was dealt with quickly and efficiently by prompt after sale service. Recommended and would use again.read more
Paulina Jenkins
Paulina Jenkins
22:19 10 Feb 19
Professional company to deal with. The installer did a good job and cleans up after the job leaving no mess. Highly recoomended.read more
Marc Lafraisiere
Marc Lafraisiere
06:34 07 Jan 19
Professionalism and quality, well priced - that's what great customer experience is all about. Highly recommended.
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