Plantation Shutters In Timber Or Aluminium

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Upscale your windows furnishings with plantation shutters

Plantation shutters are elegant and sought-after window furnishings. Their timeless aesthetic complements both traditional and modern interiors. Plantation shutters are versatile, as they can be installed in every type of room, from the kitchen and home office to the bathroom and the living room. SOM Blinds offers a selection of award-winning Norman Australia plantation shutters which are made-to-measure and can be motorised to perfectly suit your property. They can be made from different materials, each with its own pros and cons. SOM Blinds supplies timber and aluminium plantation shutters, both of which are widely used, durable and much-loved.
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Norman shutters for your Melbourne property

Choosing the Norman brand as our preferred supplier of plantation shutters at SOM Blinds was an incredibly easy decision. Norman has almost 50 years of experience in manufacturing custom-made window furnishings. There is an impressive range of innovative shutter styles, designs, textures and colours for your windows. All Norman products have a 5-year warranty period and their custom-made timber plantation shutters come with the only ‘NQA Warranty’ offered in the market (a program that even covers life’s little mishaps!). If you somehow break it, Norman offers you a one-time repair or replacement, for free with no questions asked! Norman timber plantation shutters are also free from soluble heavy metals and lead, and they meet international and European standards for releasing harmful chemicals.
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Why choose timber plantation shutters for your property

Durable elegance

What’s not to love about plantation shutters – they look fabulous whether you are renovating a period home or you’re building a new home from scratch. We have a large range of internal and external plantation shutter styles and options to choose from. 

If you have hard-to-reach windows and you would like to use plantation shutters we can motorise them, making opening and closing them as simple as picking up your phone. Our supplier, Norman Australia, has some award-winning motorised shutter options that we can show you.

Window shutters made from timber are widely used and for good reason; they are our preferred option as they are light in weight yet strong and durable. This allows timber shutters to be of greater width without sagging. They can be made in a variety of colours, they look elegant and they are great insulators. 

Custom-made to size

SOM Blinds supplies timber plantation or louvre shutters in various timber types and finishes depending on the use of each room. All timber plantation shutters are custom-made to suit any window shape and size. Plantation shutter blades are available in varying sizes and can be colour matched to your interior’s paintwork.

We have an experienced team that can expertly measure and create templates for arched or angled windows. We always allow time to measure your windows perfectly, ensuring that your shutters can be installed with precision. Norman can shape the blades of shutters and frames to match your window shape, avoiding the odd-stepped profile that can sometimes be seen on some shaped shutters.

Make sure you discuss how your shutters will be mounted onto your windows before choosing your shutter supplier.

Norman-trained technicians

Our Norman-trained technicians will always discuss with you exactly how your timber plantation shutters will be mounted into your window frames. This is especially important if you have windows that aren’t perfectly square, have decorative architraves or window latches or locks that could impact how your shutters need to be mounted. Many companies will only offer shutters that come with an additional frame surrounding them. These frames make the installation much easier and quicker for the installer, especially in older homes and we agree that for some windows these are the better option – but not always. If you have beautiful, decorative, period architraves that you would still like to be able to see, make sure to discuss this when comparing quotes from different suppliers.

At SOM Blinds, we provide you with a solution that matches your requirements instead of simply recommending the quickest and easiest option for us. If possible, we prefer and have the skills to mount your shutters the traditional way; directly hinged within your existing window frames. Don’t forget to discuss this with our designers who can show you exactly what we mean.

Woodlore shutters from Norman

The Woodlore range from Norman is their most popular range of shutters. Woodlore is made from eco-friendly engineered wood composite (EWC) for the best finish, durability and water resistance properties. It is more stable than solid wood shutters, free from wood’s naturally occurring imperfections and has a higher resistance to heat damage. The slats are coated with a UV inhibitor that also resists fading from the strong Australian sun. Make your choice from nine contemporary white and earthy shades for an elegant touch to your interior.

Normandy shutters from Norman

Normandy is a 100% premium hardwood Norman shutter available in solid colours with multiple timber stain choices. There are up to 51 solid colours and custom colour options allowing you to create a  unique finish for your home or office. Normandy has wider panel options for more open views and has a wide range of special shapes available. These shutters look sophisticated and give you that one-of-a-kind natural beauty. They are made from phoenixwood, which has a natural grain that adds depth and character to your shutters. Plantation shutters made from phoenixwood have one of the highest strength to weight ratios among both wood and non-wood shutters, making your Normandy shutters the ultimate exclusive choice. 

Aluminium plantation shutters

Window shutters made from aluminium are also available. They are stylish and contemporary yet lightweight. We especially recommend aluminium plantation shutters when enclosing your outdoor entertainment areas. External aluminium shutters are custom-made to match the requirements of your property and can last you a lifetime! Some advantages of aluminium shutters is that they are non-corrosive and they are available in different colours to coordinate with your facade. Many aluminium shutters are powder-coated, which increases their durability and adds a protective barrier, preventing any compromise on the surface of your shutters.
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Advantages of plantation shutters for your home and office

Plantation shutters are manufactured using strong materials, promising durability. Timber window shutters are solid and hard-wearing. They can retain heat as well, keeping the inside of your home warmer during cold weather. Aluminium window shutters are lightweight yet long-lasting and can retain their strength.

Plantation shutters allow you to control the amount of light in your room or office space easily. Shutters allow you to regulate the distribution of light in a way that blinds and curtains simply cannot do. By rotating your shutter blades you can easily control the amount of light and privacy you want during the day, also allowing you to reduce glare on your TV and computer screens. With split blades you have the option to be able to open the top blades whilst keeping the lower blades closed for added privacy – the best of both worlds.

Opting for plantation shutters means you don’t need to spend much time, energy or money on maintenance. Unlike curtains and Roman blinds, which require some effort and careful handling when cleaning, window shutters only need to be wiped down with a damp cloth. In fact, plantation shutters are sturdy enough to be gently vacuumed with a brush attachment.

Window shutters are great at conserving energy in a cost-effective manner. Shutters can help keep the heat out during the summer and the cold out during the winter.

An outstanding feature of plantation shutters is their unique ability to suit both modern and traditionally decorated interiors. Add shutters to your rustic-style home or your minimalist office space – they are bound to make a statement while complementing their surroundings. Shutters can be made in a wide selection of textures and colours.

The only thing better than a plantation shutter is a motorised plantation shutter. Much like our motorised blinds, automating your shutters adds a sense of ease and comfort to your everyday living. This is especially useful for those hard-to-reach windows and for those who are unable to manually open and close their shutters. Control your plantation shutters via remote control, or through your mobile device while away on holiday or at work.

Window furnishings that have cords or other loose accessories pose a risk to young children and pets. Plantation shutters work with levers that are attached to the shutters, which means that there are no cords or accessories to worry about. This is great news for parents and pet owners. Norman is an active participant of the WCMA ‘Best for Kids’ certification program and shutters that are marked as ‘Best for Kids’ in their range certify that they have been rigorously tested and are safe.

Whether you’re at home or in the office, silence is precious. Window shutters, especially timber ones, have an excellent characteristic of acting as a natural sound barrier. This instantly makes your space sound quieter. You can work in peace and without any noisy interruptions, or you can enjoy a more peaceful home and, quite possibly, a more peaceful sleep too.

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Premium plantation shutters in Melbourne

The team at SOM Blinds are experts in window furnishings, including high-quality plantation shutters made from timber and aluminium. We work with leading suppliers, such as Norman Australia, to offer you a range of options carefully selected according to quality, performance, sustainability and elegance. Let’s discuss your plantation shutter requirements and how we can help you. Get in touch with us today or make an appointment to visit us at our showroom in Burwood, where you can view, assess and witness our window shutters in action. Alternatively, we can come to your home or office. We service Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs – from Port Melbourne to Sandringham, including Brighton, Caulfield, Glen Iris, Malvern, Camberwell, Kew and Glen Waverley.

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