Plantation shutters are an ideal window treatment that you can incorporate into your home. Not only do they afford privacy for the occupants, they als...
Ecowood Plantation Shutters
Choose from a wide range of shutters, assembled with expertise and care from sustainably sourced materials, to suit your personal style. Our Polymer shutters are visually indistinguishable from Timber. They have a natural look and feel, are water resistant and are crafted from premium non-toxic Polymer. Therefore, they are the best choice for humid spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens.
- Ultralite and Ecosmart Shutters are made from advanced, innovative manufacturing techniques using fully recyclable materials
- Impervious to humidity or moisture making them suitable for both internal and external application.
- Most dimensionally stable polymer shutter available – won’t rot, absorb moisture, delaminate, split, crack, sag, or warp
- Provides similar insulation to woods
- Fire Retardant
- Suitable for use in wet areas
- High strength reinforced mortise and tenon joints
- Antibacterial and termite resistant
- Easy to clean without harsh chemicals
- Shutters and frames available in both “Flat” and “Beaded” profiles
- Products designed to meet all budgets
- Single and dual closure blade options for increased light control
- Available in fixed, hinged, sliding and bifold configurations
- 16 standard framing options with multiple mounting configurations
FAQ - Ecowood Plantation Shutters
A quick look at the origins of shutters reveals that they were actually invented in ancient Greece. They were first made of marble, which was quite difficult to work with, until they gained popularity & woodworkers took up the idea. These early shutters were often hinged & could be opened or closed as needed. Fast forward to the 18th & 19th century United States, plantation shutters became very popular in large plantation houses in the South. They were very useful for the hot & humid southern climate to control light & ventilation, while also adding an elegant touch to the home. They became a defining symbol of Southern architecture & design, & that is why they are known as plantation shutters today.
Many modern homeowners prefer plantation shutters because of their functionality, durability & practicality, as well as their classic & elegant aesthetic. They are one of the most in-demand & popular types of shutters in Australia.
Shutters, in general, have a frame with horizontal slats or louvres. Plantation shutters, in particular, have wider louvres that can be easily adjusted & tilted to control light & heat, & can be opened fully or closed completely.
Shutter types vary according to the materials used, EHi has a range of plantation shutters such as timber, aluminium & Ecowood plantation shutters. Here are 3 top tips to know which type of shutters you need for your home:
- When selecting shutters for your home, it’s important to choose a material that is practical for the room’s location & also complements the existing materials in your home. Wood shutters have a classic & elegant appearance & can be painted or stained to match your home’s decor. On the other hand, Ecowood & composite shutters are more resilient & less prone to damage from moisture or fading.
- Plantation shutters can be used in any room. However, it’s important to check how the installation of plantation shutters will fit your windows. With made-to-measure custom shutters from EHi, you can be sure of the fit, look, & feel of your new shutters.
- Lastly, It’s important to take into account both your budget & the regular task of maintaining your shutters.
EHi’s Ecowood plantation shutters are made from premium non-toxic Polymer, designed to look & feel like wood while offering improved durability, weather resistance, & are waterproof. This means they are ideal in moist or humid conditions in the home such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundries, & also coastal or tropical locations. In addition, they are also eco-friendly because they’re made from recycled materials & can be recycled themselves.
Plantation shutter prices vary with the materials used, the manufacturing techniques, finishes & installation. EHi offers two installation types for plantation shutters – Flat & Beaded. A “flat” plantation shutter is set into a flat frame installed inside the window & creates a more uniform look when installed across multiple windows in a room. A “beaded” plantation shutter, on the other hand, features an architrave around the window that the shutter is installed into.
Weighing up the benefits such as improved insulation, light control, & aesthetic appeal against cost will aid your decision to install plantation shutters.
Ecowood plantation shutters can last for many years or even a lifetime with appropriate care. The durability of Ecowood plantation shutters may be influenced by factors such as exposure to sunlight, temperature fluctuations, but regular maintenance & cleaning should keep your shutters in tip-top condition for years to come.
It is recommended that you use one type of shutter on all windows of the same room or facade, as it creates a cohesive look & feel. If you prefer wooden shutters, the practicality of using Ecowood for wet areas removes the chances of warping & splitting from moisture. As Ecowood shutters are engineered to look & feel like timber they can be used interchangeably, without reducing aesthetics.
Moreover, it also depends on personal preference, as well as practical considerations such as price, size & style of windows, the decor of the room, & the amount of privacy & light control desired. Plantation shutters are ideal to install in large windows or windows that face the street or a busy area to help block out noise & unwanted light while maintaining a stylish appearance.
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