Specifications: Basswood Plantation Shutters

Our custom made Plantation Shutters are a beautiful addition to your home.

Instantly add class and sophistication to any room, whilst adding character, curbside appeal and value to your property.

Sourced from sustainable plantations, our timber shutters are made from 100% solid Basswood. A superior hardwood with outstanding resistance to bowing or warping, Basswood is renowned for its consistent grain, smooth finish and dimensional stability.

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Sizes – Minimums & Maximums

INDIVIDUAL PANEL WIDTH (MM)

OVERALL SHUTTER WIDTH (MM)

DROP (MM)

Minimum width: 180 mm

Minimum width: 180 mm

Minimum drop: 300 mm

Maximum width: 950 mm

Maximum width: 5700 mm

Maximum drop: 2600 mm

MID RAIL REQUIREMENTS (MM)

NUMBER OF MID RAILS

T-POSTS

Drops greater than 1800 mm

1 x Midrail is required

Required for widths > 1,900mm where Layouts exceed 2 panels

Drops greater than 2400 mm

2 x Midrails are required

T-Posts divide the window vertically.

 

Plantation Shutter sample kits

Tools for success! Confidently measure and install for your Plantation Shutters with the iseekblinds Plantation Shutter Sample Kits.

Michael shows you just how easy it is to achieve a professional result. Featuring both Basswood and PVC, each kit contains 2 x small panels and a sample piece of each of the frame options. Physically place these in your window to check for clearance and understand the fit to best suit your windows. These kits will greatly assist you in understanding the How to Measure process and ensure you get the best possible result for your Plantation Shutters, saving you $1000's with Michael's easy DIY guidance.

There is a $125 charge to order these kits When you have finished with the kit, simply email iseekblinds and we will arrange to collect it.

Plantation Shutter Sample Kit

 

 

Fitting / Mounting Options


Inside Mount (recess fit)

Basswood Plantation Shutters can either be inside mounted, outside mounted or direct mounted. Determine which will fit your window best and use our layout options to narrow your choice.

Window recess depth

When measuring for inside mount frames, make sure that you have at least 65 mm clearance inside your window recess.

Outside Mount (face fit)

Window requirements

Outside mount L Frames are used where there is less than 65mm clearance inside your window recess. You need at least 25mm of flat surface to mount your shutter frame.

 

Blade Dimensions

Blade Dimensions

Elliptical Blades - 89 mm in width

Blade Thickness - 11.5 mm

 

Shutter Colours

Select your colour

When it comes to selecting a colour, white plantation shutters are the most popular choice.

Our Basswood Plantation Shutters are available in the 2 most commonly asked for colours

  • Brilliant White
  • Natural White

Our Basswood and PVC shutter ranges are colour matched so you can have consistency throughout your house using the most appropriate material to suit each of your windows.

Paint

Basswood Plantation Shutters are finished with two pack Polyurethane paint. Polyurethane paint is an acrylic based clear coating, offering excellent weather resistance, light fastness and UV protection.

One layer of Polyurethane is applied to the top coat. Polyurethane paint is the leading paint brand in China. It is environmentally friendly and complies with international standards.

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Shutter Layouts

Select your layout

Using the Basswood Plantation Shutter Layout Charts, 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 4 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.

Download Panel Layout Chart

 

T-Posts

T-Posts

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

Mid Rails

Midrails provide stability and strength to the plantation shutters.

The most common position for a mid rail is in the exact centre of the panel.

If you have 2 midrails and would like them spaced evenly down the panel, select 'Equal' when placing your order online.

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 populate your measurements here.

Please note that the position of a midrail 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 1500mm, 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

Mid Rail thickness - 20 mm

Mid Rail Height - 76 mm

Critical Midrail

A Critical Midrail 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 midrail.

*IMPORTANT

If your midrail position is Critical - please make sure you write this in the notes section at the end of your order before adding this item to the cart.

 

Top & Bottom Rail Dimensions - Basswood

Top & Bottom Rail Dimensions - Basswood

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:

*IMPORTANT

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.

Stile Dimensions

Stiles are the vertical sides of the plantation shutter panels.

Width - 50mm

 

Clearview Functionality

Clearview Functionality

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 Tilt

Split Tilt

The 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.

 

Frame Options



Select your frame - Inside Mount

Inside Mount L Frame

The most popular way to inside mount your plantation shutters, an L Frame gives you the ability to square the frame inside your recess and mount your panels. An L Frame also acts as a light block, preventing light from coming through the edges of the panels. You will require at least 65mm depth inside your window recess.

Depending on your window's specific needs, you can also select from a Z Frame, Direct Mount or a U Channel.

Z Frame

A great solution for windows that are out of square or have no existing architrave.

The Z Frame is mounted directly to the inside of the window frame, with a bull-nose lip going around the outside of the window frame or plaster, thus hiding any gaps or imperfections.

You will require at least 55mm depth inside your window recess.

Direct Mount

A Direct Mount is where the plantation shutter panel is mounted straight onto the window without a frame. 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.

*Please note - A Direct Mount is only available for Plantation Shutter Layouts 1,2 or 3.

U Channel

Used for internal wall cavities, a U Channel can create a stylish room divider. The panel simply slots into the top and bottom U channels, much like a cupboard door. As the panels are not hinged they do not open. The U Channel simply consists of the panels, so there are no frames.

Select your frame - Outside Mount

Outside Mount L Frame

An Outside Mount L Frame is the only option for Outside Mounted plantation Shutters.

The Outside Mount L Frame has a projection of 78 mm so your blades will not project past the back of the frame thus making it suitable for all outside mount applications, regardless of the width of your architraves and centre mullions of your window.

 

Frame sides

Select either a 3 or 4 sided Frame

Applicable to L Frames and Z Frames only

  • 4 sided Frame - (Top, Bottom, Left, Right) More commonly used. A 4 sided frame can be used where there are no obstructions at the base of the window, such as a sliding window.
  • 3 sided Frame - (Top, Left, Right) Used if you have any window winders, latches or security devices usually located at the bottom of the window frame or removable screens as they may obstruct the frame.

 

Hinge Colour

Hinge Colour

Colour Matched

All Plantation Shutters come standard with colour matched hinges.

 

 

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