Our History

Plantation Shutters Ltd was established in 1982 and is proud to be the first shutter company in the UK. Robert James took the company over in 1995 and since then the company has grown to be one of the UK’s largest suppliers of traditional interior louvred wooden shutters.

The shutter market has changed dramatically, in 1995 there were 3 or 4 companies selling plantation shutters. Most of the product was manufactured in the States and imported, which at the time was the only choice that any of us had. Since then the shutter manufacturing progressed to some companies manufacturing in the UK and some in various countries around the world. The UK manufactures were on the whole very proficient but lacked a truly large scale operation and the research and development necessary to really grow the shutter market in the U.K.

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In 2003 Shuttercraft (now called S:Craft ) was set up as a wholesaler bringing in shutters from the largest manufacturer in China, who at the time had approximately 3000 personnel with unlimited resources and the infrastructure and investment in equipment which was hard to beat.

From this point the UK shutter market was properly reborn, however, one thing hasn’t changed throughout these years, and that is the fact that Plantation Shutters Ltd is still very much the UK leader in the shutter market. As a group, we have over 40 years of experience, but individually we have many long standing highly regarded members of staff who have been with us for over 20 years.

Company Full Details

Plantation Shutters Ltd
Unit 10 River Reach Business Park
1 Gartons Way
SW11 3SX

020 8871 9222

Company No. 03070306 | VAT Registration 662 2688 13

Mission Statement

Since 1982 Plantation Shutters have been synonymous with superlative quality, imaginative and distinctive design, and exemplary craftsmanship and service. Over 40 years later we have remained true to our original company ethos and maintained our core principles.

Our team of specialist woodworkers, joiners, and designers have always played a pivotal role in the company and are dedicated to producing the highest quality designs with meticulous attention to detail.

You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks 

Rob James, Founder.

From small beginnings cutting shutter panels down to size on a saw bench in his drawing room and fitting them himself, Rob’s passion for shutters has helped the company develop and evolve to become the market-leading specialist in the field.

Our finances

Looking at a company’s financial stability and offering in the current market is becoming the norm for discerning customers.

I would like to believe that Plantation Shutters Ltd has the most prestigious, best build quality product on the market at a highly competitive price, with the added benefit of a company that has been going since 1982 and is financially secure.

You have the ability to check out our financial position on Companies House but in summary, Plantation Shutters are fortunate not to have crippling rent or hire overheads for our office, showroom, warehouse, and Vehicles as they are all owned outright.

Our hundreds of customer testimonials via Google and other reviews give an accurate reflection of day-to-day performance.

Robert James


For customers who would like to research into our financial history in more depth, you can check out our page on Companies House for more detail.

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