Inception Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters are the most stylish window covering available. You can choose from a range of on trend colours and stains, and installation and mounting options.

Inception Plantation Shutters are made with elliptical blades. This means they do not close to a flat surface and for this reason light leakage is to be expected. Lighter paint finishes will accentuate the light leakage as any light will be reflected from the paint surface. In larger shutter panels it is recommended to split the tilt rod so as to not have too many blades joined on each tilt rod. Plantation Shutters are primarily designed to provide privacy in a stylish window covering , if the purchaser is looking for a high degree of light block perhaps other products should be considered.

This photo was taken at 3pm in full sun from the left.

This photo was taken at 3pm in full sun from the left.

Plantation shutters, except where they are ordered in a particular shape will be made square. This includes the frame. Where a window is unsquared this may make the shutters look as though they do not follow the window line. In these instances we recommend the use of a “Z Frame” which will fit over the edge of the window largely hiding an out of square window.

All inception shutters are painted or stained after manufacture ensuring a better finish that most other shutters.

Delivery of Imported products including Plantation Shutters can be dependent on external forces. Religious and public holidays, shipping delays, docking and freight issues and customs clearances can all have an effect on the delivery time of any imported product.

Please do not order any imported product if you have a tight time deadline. Speak to your consultant for a locally produced alternative.

 

Fauxwood

Although as tempting to use recycled plastics may be, the simple fact is that the best Fauxwood shutters are made from virgin materials. This is why we warranty our shutter from deterioration for up to 20 years.

Inception Fauxwood Plantation Shutters are supplied with an aluminium insert into each blade as standard. This slightly reduces the weight but most importantly adds strength and greatly reduces the incidence of any bowing.

Likewise the stile, top and bottom rails also have an insert of aluminium making the inception shutters the sturdiest on the market.

Fauxwood Plantation Shutters are considerably heavier than Timber Plantation Shutters. Bump stops will be fitted to the bottom of each hinged panel. Some heavy panels, may need help closing by lifting into the closed position where the bump stop will take the strain off the hinges.

·       Water resistant and ideal for all wet areas

·       No recycled materials used

·       Low thermal conductivity – allowing excellent insulation properties.

·       Termite and rot resistant

Paulownia

It is testament to the green credentials of Paulownia that records dating as far back as 1049Bc, indicate that Paulownia has been grown and harvested in plantations throughout China and other parts of Asia.

Features

·       Paulownia is very similar to Western Red Cedar and it has similar strength and weight characteristics.

·       Highly water resistant and buoyant. – Uses include surf boards, yachts and other marine vessels.

·       Light weight – ideal for furniture, cabinets, veneers used in the transport and aviation industry.

·       Excellent weight –strength ratio and is used in the manufacture of Musical instruments, Venetian Blinds and

Plantation Shutters.

·       Low thermal conductivity – allowing excellent insulation properties.

·       Termite and rot resistant – ideally used in the construction industry for framing, doors and windows.

·       Fire resistant – with ignition temperatures of 400to 450deg compared to normal hardwoods at 220 to 250 deg.

·       5 coats of paint, sanded lightly between coats ensure a smooth and even finish.

·       Traditional craftsman Mortise and tenon joints for superior strength.

 

Wood Grain and Knots.

Where a Plantation Shutter is stained the grain and any Knot in the timber will be visible. This is considered a feature of the product.

Basswood

Basswood is another excellent timber used in the construction of the Inception Plantation Shutter Range.

Wood Grain and Knots

Where a Plantation Shutter is stained the grain and any Knot in the timber will be visible. This is considered a feature of the product.

Mandatory Options for Inception Plantation Shutters

The following options are mandatory and a selection must be made by the customer before any order can be placed. Of course for quotation purposes these selections can be made later except where Sliding or Bi-fold shutters are requested as extra costs will apply.

Mounting Method                             Inside Mount or Outside Mount

Given that there are a large number of framing options and that the mounting method will be determined by the type of window.

Panel Quantity

The maximum panel with will usually determine the panel quantity.

Blade Size

63mm, 89mm, 114mm

Midrail Height

Panel greater than 1800mm in height will require a midrail. It is common that any midrail is aligned to any transom or some other structure to minimise the impact. Where there are impediments to the operation of the blades a midrail will assist in overcoming this.

Mounting Method

Fixed, Hinged, Sliding and Bi-fold options are available. As a rule however Sliding and Bi-fold options should only be used for door openings.

Frame Options

Inside Mount and Outside Mount options are available and are usually determined by the window type. This is usually best determined by the person measuring the windows.