Buying Australian made often pays off in more ways than one. There are several advantages to buying locally manufactured products over cheaper imports. While differences in quality between the two may not be so obvious at first glance, they will definitely show up over time.

For instance, Australian made products such as OpenShutters are superior in several respects over cheaper competitors. Made to Australian standards and with the Australian climate in mind, OpenShutters will stand up to Australia’s weather extremes unlike imported products that are usually made for their country of origin’s climate, and will therefore age or fail much faster as a result.

Made from top quality solid Western Red Cedar, OpenShutters are longer lasting and better looking than cheaper imported shutter options that don’t invest the time or money in keeping track of the chain of custody. Timber for OpenShutters is sourced from British Colombia, where most Western Red Cedar is grown - 85 per cent of timberland here is certified by independent forest certification agencies. This means OpenShutters buyers have the assurance that the timber for their shutters is legally sourced from a sustainable forest.

Buying local also has the added bonus of supporting local communities, and ensuring that top quality products can continue being produced. Australian owned and operated businesses such as OpenShutters are only a phone call away, should you need advice on a decision or any after sales services. Consumers have additional peace of mind that their warranty is provided and supported by a local company, which has been operating for over 20 years and is here to stay.