How to Identify High-Quality Internal Shutters

Choosing high-quality internal shutters can dramatically elevate the look and feel of your home. Window Shutters offer a perfect solution for privacy, light control, and enhancing interior aesthetics. But with so many options available, how can you ensure you’re selecting the best quality shutters for your windows?

This guide will walk you through the key features to look for and answer some frequently asked questions about high-quality shutters.

  1. 1. What Materials Are Best?

The construction methods and materials used in shutters significantly impact their overall quality. A well-built shutter made from high-quality materials will not only last longer but also look superior.

At Plantation Shutters Ltd, we offer premium-quality shutters in materials such as:

MDF Shutters: High-quality MDF has a strong, durable core and a protective outer layer. The outer layer is coated with polypropylene and UV protection, which makes it resistant to scratches, chips, stains, and heat damage.

Basswood Shutters: Known for its strength and fine, uniform texture, basswood is lightweight yet durable. It can be sanded and stained to a smooth finish, making it perfect for high-quality shutters.

Paulownia Shutters: Stable and knot-free, Paulownia helps keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Water-Resistant Shutters: For areas like kitchens and bathrooms, water-resistant materials such as lightweight plastic are more durable than vinyl, resisting warping and moisture damage.

Our plantation shutters are made by a trusted manufacturer we’ve partnered with for over 20 years. This partnership has allowed us to continually improve quality, durability, and usability.

As the largest Global shutter supplier, our manufacturer is known for their high standards and continuous innovation. While many try to copy their products, they often fail due to poor quality controls. By working with the best, we ensure our customers get only the highest quality shutters.

  1. 2. How Can You Verify Craftsmanship?

The quality of construction is a tell-tale sign of superior shutters. Look for features such as mortise and tenon joinery for extra strength. Superior craftsmanship ensures longevity and durability.

Buying shutters from an established company means getting a product made with years of experience and top-quality craftsmanship. With over 40 years in the industry, we have consistently maintained and enhanced our craftsmanship. We offer custom features such as:

  • Customisable rail sizes
  • Mechanism designs without tilt rods
  • Hidden hinges for a sleek appearance
  • Custom additions like knobs, ring pulls, and button catches
  • Custom colours and shapes to fit unique window designs


  1. 3. Why Is Customisation Important?

High-quality shutters should be custom-made to fit your windows precisely. Popular styles include:

Tier on Tier Shutters: Separate top and bottom panels for flexible light control and privacy.

Café Style Shutters: Covering only the lower portion of the window, these shutters provide privacy while allowing natural light to enter.

Solid Shutters: Offering complete privacy and insulation, ideal for bedrooms and living rooms.

A bespoke service tailored to your needs ensures the quality of installation matches the quality of the shutters. Experienced fitters guarantee a perfect fit and optimal performance.

We’re a well-established company with 40 years of experience. We believe that installation quality is just as crucial as shutter quality. That’s why we have an in-house team of skilled measurers and fitters, who ensure every installation meets the highest standards. Some of our team have been working with us for 20 years, with that experience you know you are getting the very best.

4. How Important Is the Finish?

A high-quality finish is essential for both appearance and durability. Look for:

Paint Finish: While some companies only use 1 or 2 coats of paint, we apply 8 coats along with a UV protection layer. This ensures a long-lasting and vibrant finish.

Even Stain Finish: Staining premium timber, like Pearlwood, ensures a rich, smooth finish.


 5. Are the Shutters Functional and Easy to Use?

High-quality shutters should be easy to operate. Features like smooth-tilting louvers and sturdy hinges ensure seamless functionality. For larger windows or doors, consider tracking shutters that slide along a track for an elegant and practical solution.

Our expert fitters will give you a demonstration after installation, showing you the safest and best way to use your new shutters.


  1. 6. Why Is a Warranty Important?

When it comes to warranties, it’s vital to opt for a company that backs its products and ensures long-term support for its customers. A warranty shows the manufacturer trusts their product’s quality and durability, giving you peace of mind.

At Plantation Shutters Ltd, we back our products with a 5-year warranty on all materials. Supported by our dedicated aftercare team, we ensure quality and customer satisfaction. With over 40 years of experience, we’re committed to providing top-notch shutters.

Rest assured, we are committed to remaining a trusted provider in the market for years to come. Should you encounter any issues with your shutters, our team is ready to assist you at every stage.


  1. 7. What Do Reviews and Reputation Say?

Customer Reviews: One of the most reliable ways to gauge the quality of shutters is by looking at reviews and testimonials from other customers. Consistently positive feedback can indicate good quality and reliability.

Brand Reputation: Established brands with a history of producing shutters are often more reliable. Research the brand’s reputation in the market.

Take a look at our Plantation Shutters Ltd – Google Reviews to see what our recent customers have to say! We are extremely proud of our reviews and, as a company who have been around for 40 years, we have stood the test of time.

Trust the experts who have been around since 1982. Your shutter experts for a reason.

Get in touch with our friendly team to book a survey, get a quote or call us on 02088719222.