FAQ


What are Plantation Shutters?
“Plantation Shutters” are a type of shutter that was designed and found in the Southern US during the 1800′s in the cotton growing areas. It refers to a frame which holds blades that could be tilted open or closed to control light and help guard against the weather. Originally used on houses externally, Plantation Shutters are now used internally as a superior window dressing to enhance any decor, whilst still maintaining their original use to help control light and help guard against heat and noise.

What is Western Red Cedar?
Western red cedar is a large softwood that grows in British Columbia and some of the nearby western states of the USA including Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho.

Benefits of Cedar compared to other timber types?
- Durable
- Stable shape in any weather
- Termite resistant
- Natural insulation and sound control
- Simple, striking finishes

How much do Shutters cost?
The cost of shutters can vary depending on the size and type of application that is best suited to your particular situation, just ask one of our friendly experienced team members and they will be help you with a costing for your unique situation. At Anders Blinds & Shutters, we believe that you will be pleasantly surprised – we have Australia’s Most Affordable Shutter! All prices are GST and installation inclusive; there are no hidden costs – ever! When you place an order, we do require a 50 % deposit, and the balance is due when one of our friendly, experienced installers fit your shutters. See our on line quoting service for an indicative costing for window measurements.

What colours are available?
Our Shutters and Blinds are available in a full range of up to date fashion colours and stains. Contact us for more info.

Can You Match Blinds and Shutters?
Yes, for a more stylish and complete look we can combine blinds and shutters whilst at the same time retaining a perfect colour and finish match. This can also be a more economical option because our wider 63.5mm blind slat still has that ‘shutter look’ but is more cost effective than shutters.

What is an aerofoil blade?
The term “aerofoil” is used to describe the profile of the blade that we use in our shutters. It is subtly curved like the wings on an aeroplane, to help with air flow and light distribution. They close together better and this means that they are able to give a far superior light block out. They also look better, with no harsh edges, and come in a range of sizes and tilt rod placements to suit any application.

Can I use my shutters as a block out in my bedroom?
Yes! Because our shutters have a unique aerofoil shape to the blades, they give very good closure; we are able to cover your windows to give very good light block out. They will block out over 90% available light when closed properly – perfect for shift workers or people who require a darkened room.

Do you offer a measure and installation service?
Yes! We are able to give you a fairly accurate cost if you provide us with a rough measurement, but because shutters require very accurate measurements, we have professionally trained consultants with over 10 years experience who will come to your home or office to happily measure your windows and help you to select the perfect style and colour combination at no extra cost. When it comes to installing your shutters, we don’t use subcontractors. All of our professionally trained installers are employed by us. Why? Subcontractors are paid on a per panel basis and don’t take the required amount of time that is sometimes needed. Our installers arrive on time, take the time to make sure that your shutters are fitted perfectly and leave the site in a clean and tidy manner.

Can I measure and fit shutters myself?
We can manufacture shutters to your specifications; we recommend that you contact us so that one of our experienced team can help guide you through measuring your order.

How long is the lead time for my order?
From receipt of deposit to installation, our lead time is approximately 2 – 3 weeks. We pride ourselves with our fast turn around time compared to most major shutters manufacturer (eg. 6 – 8 weeks).

How long will my shutters last?
Because of the high quality of materials that we use, your shutters will require little maintenance, we do recommend regular dusting, although dust or dirt will not adversely affect the performance of your shutters, if your shutters do not respond to dusting, we recommend wiping them with a soft damp cloth with a mild soap. We are confident that our shutters will last a lifetime.

What is the warranty on my shutters?
At Anders Blinds & Shutters we offer a 10 years workmanship warranty on our Cedar Shutters, Aluminum Shutters and Japanese Shoji Screens. Conditions apply. Just ask us for more details

Why Should I choose Anders Blinds & Shutters?
We offer: Quality – Our Cedar and Aluminium Shutters are the most advanced and durable shutter in the market. Design – Our team of professionally trained dedicated consultants are more than happy to come to you in the comfort of your own home to help you with any design situation that you may have. Service – At Anders Blinds & Shutters, we pride ourselves on providing you with the best service possible. Price – Against other shutters on the market today, we feel that you will be at a distinct price advantage with Australia’s Most Affordable Shutter.

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