PVC Plantation Shutters: Product Specifications
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PVC is a strong and hard wearing material which is resistant to moisture and humidity – perfect for ‘wet areas’ such as bathrooms, kitchens & laundry. Find out more about our PVC Plantation Shutters and all the product specifications below.
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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: PVC 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. iseek blinds considers this normal for this type of shutter and therefore is not subject to any fault or warranty claim.
Fitting / Mounting Options
Inside Mount (recess fit)
PVC Express 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)
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.
- 89 mm wide
- 11.5 mm thick
Our PVC Express plantation shutters are available in Brilliant White, the most popular colour for any style interior.
Our PVC 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.Download Panel Layout Chart
- 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 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 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 midrail.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Direct ount is only available for plantation shutter layouts 1,2 or 3.
- 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.
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.
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.
- All plantation shutters come standard with colour matched hinges.