Plantation shutters are a stunning design feature that suit both traditional and contemporary aesthetic styles. Plantation shutters constructed of high quality aluminium are ideal for applications like screening patios, decks, carports, windows and doors. They are durable, low maintenance and can assist towards meeting residential privacy regulations.
With space at a premium in any home, being able to extend the living area into the outdoors, whilst maintaining a controlled and comfortable environment, is vital. The right shutter system can enable you to increase your usable floor space by bringing shade, privacy and security to your home's exterior, without restricting airflow and ventilation.
AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CLIMATE
When selecting building products, we should consider products suited to our often harsh Australian climate. Products that can withstand the elements and require little maintenance, while offering a generous warranty, will pay dividends in the long run. There are many low price point shutter options on the market that have been manufactured overseas and cannot compete with the quality of an Australian made product.
In Australia the construction of outdoor structures is heavily regulated, particularly if you are building in bushfire or cyclone prone areas. Structures must be built so as to ensure there is no increased risk of damage to the home. The Building Code of Australia classes buildings in cyclone prone areas as C1, C2, C3 or C4. Superior Screens® 1500 & 2000 series have passed wind testing to 180km/hr, while the 2000C5 series shutters have been strengthened to meet AS/NZS 1170.0 and 1170.2 wind load standards. The 2000C5 has passed testing for a pressure load of 3630Pa.
ALUMINIUM PLANTATION SHUTTERS FROM SUPERIOR SCREENS®
Powdercoated plantation shutters from Superior Screens are constructed from aluminium grade 6063, tempered to T5 and satisfying all relevant AS/NZS standards. All stainless steel fixings, bi-fold and sliding components are made from marine grade 316 steel. The need for added security can be addressed with the option of keyable locks, patio bolts and flush bolts. Suitable for use internally or externally, Superior Screens® shutters offer great versatility and are available in standard or custom colours, with a choice of blade sizes and the option to add flyscreens.
Locally made shutters can offer a lead time of as little as 2-3 weeks, compared with that of imported products, whose lead time is typically in the vicinity of 8-10 weeks. If any problems are encountered during installation, or if warranty issues or damage arise, choosing a locally made product will mean concerns can be speedily rectified.
All Superior Screens® shutters are backed by a generous local warranty of 7 years on standard colour finishes and 2 years on fabrication. These 100% Australian made products are completely customisable, helping you to achieve your project's bespoke requirements. Learn more about Superior Screen® products by visiting http://www.superiorscreens.com.au or call 1300766799.