Plantation Shutter Kits: Product Specifications
$219 p/sqm | Made in Melbourne | Manufactured in 3 weeks
If you’re after plantation shutters without the hefty price tag, then our plantation shutter kits are for you. Identical in quality, colour and appearance to our PVC Express plantation shutters, these easy self-assembly shutters just require a little more of your DIY time, but will give you an end result that is just as stunning.
Spend a bit more time, save a lot more money.
Sizes – Minimums & Maximums
INDIVIDUAL PANEL WIDTH (MM)
OVERALL SHUTTER WIDTH (MM)
Minimum width: 180 mm
Minimum width: 180 mm
Minimum drop: 300 mm
Maximum width: 950 mm*
Maximum width: 5700 mm
Maximum drop: 2420 mm
MID RAIL REQUIREMENTS (MM)
NUMBER OF MID RAILS
Drops greater than 1600 mm
1 x mid rail is required
Required for widths > 1,900mm where layouts exceed 2 panels
Important note: Panel widths can go up to a maximum of 950mm. Due to the weight and nature of PVC shutters, it is common for panel widths that are greater but not limited to 750mm to drop slightly once they have been opened out of the frame and will need to be lifted gently to be closed back into the frame. iSeekBlinds considers this normal for this type of shutter and therefore is not subject to any fault or warranty claim.
Fitting / Installation Options
Inside mount (recess fit) with various installation options
Our self-assembly plantation shutters can only be inside mounted. We offer three methods for installation - a hang strip, direct mount or U channel.
Determine which will fit your window best and use our layout options to narrow your choice.
When measuring for inside mount frames, make sure that you have at least 65 mm clearance inside your window recess.
- An easy way to mount your self-assembly plantation shutters, a hang strip is a vertical moulding that is attached to the reveal of your window. The shutter panels are then attached to this hang strip via hinges. The hang strip also acts as a light block, preventing light from coming through the vertical edges of the panels.
- A direct mount is where the plantation shutter panel is mounted straight onto the window reveal using the hinges provided. Just like how a door hangs.
- This is commonly used for side lights (the small windows beside your front door) or any other narrow openings where the width of the frame would reduce the width of the blades, thus blocking too much light and crowding your window.
- Used for internal wall cavities, a U channel can create a stylish room divider.
- The panel simply slots into top and bottom U channels that are attached to the reveal of your window. These panels are not hinged so they will not open.
- 89 mm wide
- 11.5 mm thick
Our plantation shutters are available in Brilliant White, the most popular colour for any style interior.
Our plantation shutters are finished with a two-pack polyurethane paint. This water-based coating offers excellent weather resistance, light fastness and UV protection, is environmentally friendly and complies with international standards.Order Free Samples
Using the Plantation Shutter Layout Chart, select your layout option. Under each layout option is a diagram demonstrating how to measure for your individual panel widths and T-Posts.Example - Layout "D" selected
- Measuring your panel widths: when placing your order, you will be asked if all your panels are equal in size. If they are, click 'yes' and proceed to the options.
- If your panel sizes vary click 'other': measure from the inside edge of the window frame to the centre of where panels 1 & 2 will meet.
- Measuring T-post location: measure from the inside edge of the window frame to the centre of where the T-post will sit.
Always take your measurements from left to right.
- For larger windows, T-posts are required when the overall width of the window requires a layout featuring more than 2 panels.
- T-posts can be used with any frame type and divide windows vertically to match the flow of the window design and cover large spaces.
- The additional panels are hinged to the T-Posts.
Mid rails provide stability and strength to the plantation shutters.
- The most common position for a mid rail is in the exact centre of the panel.
- It is also common to place the mid rail at a natural break as there is with a double hung window, where the winders are situated or a horizontal mullion (refer to Rule #2 - You must follow the window).
- If you would like your mid rail to sit at a specific position (ie. not centred), simply measure from the bottom of the inside of your window frame to the centre point of the desired location of the mid rail. When placing your order online, select "Other" and enter your measurements here.
- Please note that the position of a mid rail can vary by + or - 37 mm depending on the overall drop size of the finished shutter.
Mid Rail requirements
If your overall drop is less than 1600mm, a mid rail is not required. You may want to consider a split tilt option (see below) to control your light & privacy if no mid rail is required.
Mid Rail dimensions
- 20mm thick
- 76mm high
Critical mid rail
- A critical mid rail needs to be positioned in that exact location.
- Please note, as a result, the top and bottom rails will not be the same size as they will need to cater for the blades to fit in above and below the mid rail.
Top & Bottom Rails
Top & bottom rail dimensions
Top & bottom rails provide strength and stability to the shutter. They are positioned at the top and at the bottom of your shutter panels.
Generally made to the same size, adjustments to the final dimensions will be made by the factory to ensure the top and bottom rails are in proportion with the overall height (drop) and width of the panels.
Please refer to the table below:
- Please note: If shutters are going to be placed in the same room, but vary in size, then your top and bottom rails may be made to different sizes to suit each shutter.
- Therefore it is important to name these shutters correctly when placing your order (Room Name) so that the factory understands they will be positioned next to each other.
- Example - Lounge LHS has a width x drop of 1800 x 1800 and Lounge RHS has a width x drop of 600 x 1802. Please refer to the table above.
- This will ensure that the top and bottom rails will be made to the same specification - vital for a uniform look from both inside and outside the house.
Stiles are the vertical sides of the plantation shutter panels.
- 50mm width
All our plantation shutters are made with clearview functionality.
- The tilt rod is hidden so that when the blades are open, you have a view that is clear and unobstructed.
- The tilt rod connects to the end of the blades enabling you to open or close the blades in sections.
- Each tilt rod will hold up to a maximum of 12 blades. This ensures that the blades will close perfectly.
Split tiltThe split tilt rod allows you to open or close sections of your shutter blades separately, giving you greater light control and privacy.
- Allowing flexibility, you can close the lower portion of your blades for privacy, whilst leaving the top section open to still let in light or an open view.
- Split tilt options are available for plantation shutters with or without a midrail.
Split tilt positions
- If you don't have a mid rail, you can opt to have the split tilt centred "split half"
- If you have a midrail, you can opt for a "split half above mid rail".
*Please note that a split-half will come standard for all panels without a midrail greater than 1200mm in drop. This equates to approximately 12 blades.
- All plantation shutters come standard with colour matched hinges.