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Why Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters are not only a stylish solution to your window dressing needs, but they can also increase the value of your home, save you money on your energy bills and will often last a lot longer than traditional window coverings. We are proud to sell the best quality products available on the market and we are lucky enough to stock the worlds best selling plantation shutter!

Control the temperature in your room

Whilst looking stylish and contemporary, plantation shutters will also help to reduce the cost of heating your house and with the current increase in utility bills this is becoming a key aspect of why people are choosing to opt with plantation shutters. Windows are the primary source of heat loss from a room and recent studies have shown that interior plantation shutters can reduce heat loss by up to 64%! We can offer MDF, hardwood and PVC shutter ranges unlike many other companies in the market.

Plantation shutters not only help to keep the heat in the room during the winter, but they help keep the room cooler during the hot summer months. recent studies have shown that shutters can reduce solar energy transmittance (gtot) from 0.85, with a standard double-glazed window, all the way down to 0.15. 

Due to the natural design of plantation shutters, louvres can be operated separately in various sections of the installation, unlike traditional blinds and curtains which give very little flexibility on how much or little of the window is covered. The major advantage of this is the freedom to block out glaring sun light in part of the window, whilst allowing natural light and air to flow through other parts.

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Improve the value of your home

Installing plantation shutters in your home is a considered purchase as they are often a permanent fixture in the house for over a decade. Due to this, the appearance of plantation shutters when selling a property can not only add to the overall kerb appeal but can be an incentive for prospective buyers. This is a key consideration for customers when choosing plantation shutters in their home. Whilst the initial cost may be higher than a traditional window covering, the long-term benefits can often outweigh the initial outlay.

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Easy to maintain

A common issue with traditional window coverings such as curtains and blinds are the maintenance of the product. Whether this be having to steam clean curtains or have full blind installations replaced due to faulty or broken parts. A major advantage of having plantation shutters is not only the robust nature of them, making them difficult to break, but the convenience of being able to replace small parts of the installation at a fraction of the price of the product, something not associated with traditional blinds. This therefore gives shutters generally a much longer life span than traditional blinds. Where as blinds and curtains often need removing and cleaning, plantation shutters are UV sun protected and do not absorb dirt, therefore just requiring a dust down every so often and a wipe down to remove any spills or fingerprints. 

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Everything has been really straightforward- the staff have been brilliant! really informative about the products and the service from survey to installation i can't fault. Aaron carried out our survey and gave all the information we needed - he answered all our questions. Bethanie and Donna kept us informed of delivery. We contacted the office after about 8 weeks as we had been told they should have a ship docking date by this time. and they did! it was due to dock the following weekend and we had our shutters installed less than 2 weeks after that by Mark who again was really professional. Left no mess !. The shutters are lovely - hardwood and they look fantastic. Had them before in our old house we fitted ourselves but decided for the extra small cost it was worth getting them fitted by Horizon. Really happy. Thank you! 🙂

Alison Ellams Avatar Alison Ellams
March 26, 2023

Love our shutters and would highly recommend Horizon. Great company to deal with and friendly and helpful staff.

Margaret Potter Avatar Margaret Potter
February 16, 2023

Absolutely love my shutters 5 star service and quality Beth, Aaron and Mark were all great . No hesitation in recommending Horizon *****

ian campbell Avatar ian campbell
March 16, 2023

Received excellent service and installation from Horizons. Lovely and friendly firm Thank you 😊

Janet Webb Avatar Janet Webb
August 16, 2022

Plantation Shutters - Materials

Antigua

The Antigua range is a versatile premium shutter made from Engineered Wood Composite (EWC), covered with a durable and robust polypropylene coating providing outstanding protection against scratching, fading, and heat damage. Across the world, Antigua is the No. 1 selling shutter in the UK, US, Australian, and Asian markets, reflecting its unmatched appeal and quality, offering over 20 years of trouble-free operation and enjoyment in countless homes worldwide. These shutters are also low maintenance, staying stunning for decades even in busy family homes. With the unique engineered stiles, multiple layers of wood are bonded together with pressure, heat, and polymer. This innovative process imparts an intense level of structural integrity to the cores and results in a robust support system for your shutters.

Bermuda

Crafted from a seamless blend of painted MDF, with ABS louvres, Bermuda shutters offer a number of extra design choices beyond our entry-level Antigua range. With a choice of 12 stylish colour choices, plus custom colour option, the frame and panels are painted to an incredibly high standard, providing a more natural finish for the shutters. As the louvres are manufactured from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) the panel weight of the shutter is reduced. This means that single panels can be much wider than the Antigua range. Bermuda is made with a paintable foil wrap, protecting the shutters from changes in ambient temperature which can lead to condensation.

Cuba

Cuba shutters are a hardwood range, combining style and practicality. A blend of robust MDF frame and hardwood shutter panels offers great value, reducing the weight of the shutter, and providing wooden shutters at an affordable price. The use of wood panels make the shutters much lighter than the MDF Antigua range. This reduced weight means that larger windows and expanses can be covered, with the ability to hinge 4 panels together, rather than 2 possible with Antigua and Bermuda.

Fiji

As the Fiji range of S:CRAFT shutters is manufactured solely from hardwood, it is much lighter than our MDF products. Being lighter makes it an ideal choice if you have larger windows or require window coverings for your roof spaces. Fiji can also be used for installations such as bay windows and conservatories that require more complex frames. Paulownia is a great wood for shutters, as it is not only ethically sourced, it also has one of the highest strength to weight ratios on the market.

Java

Unlike the other S:CRAFT shutter ranges, Java is crafted from high-grade ABS (acrylonile butadiene styrene), a more robust alternative to cheaper vinyl, shutters. ABS is a hard, lightweight plastic that is used for a range of purposes due to its shock-absorbing properties.
Being crafted from ABS, rather than wood or MDF, means that Java is fully waterproof, making it an ideal material for rooms with condensation issues or increased exposure to water. In bathrooms, kitchens or wetrooms, the shutters are easy to dry and do not absorb moisture like other materials. Each shutter has a high-quality finish that means it is virtually impossible to tell that the shutters are plastic.

Portchester

Suitable for either indoor or outdoor use, the Portchester range is manufactured from corrosion resistant aluminium, making them a durable and hard-wearing solution for any space. Featuring Silent Tilt (removing the visible tilt rod), creates a sleek design with elegant contours, providing a beautiful alternative to security bars and grilles. If you have suffered a break-in in the past and want to feel more secure in your property, then the Portchester range is the choice for you. Enjoy the best of both worlds, with a beautiful plantation shutter made from intruder resistant aluminium and a patented lock system. All of the security without reducing the aesthetic appeal.

Shutter and Shade

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Unlike traditional blackout blinds, the shutter & shade solution has an integrated room darkening blind, sitting snugly in its own channel, eliminating most light bleed. As the frame overlaps the blind, you get a beautifully designed shutter to suit your interiors, as well as a stylish shade too which is hidden behind the shutters.