Do your open outdoor spaces feel *too* open? A breath of fresh air can be great, but it can also be a negative when you’re living under the watchful gaze of neighbours or the glaring heat of the sun.
Outdoor plantation shutters can help turn verandahs, seasonal rooms, and balconies into versatile spaces for any use. They can also help block your home from extremes in warm and cold, making it easier to regulate indoor temperatures without inflating your utility bills year-round.
Since they’re exposed to the elements, often taking the brunt of the rain and wind, you’ll want to make sure you purchase high-quality plantation shutters in Brisbane – and the materials you choose are just the start. You’ll need a top-notch installation so that they’ll last for years to come, no matter what mother nature throws at them.
At FKR Group, we offer superior products at great prices with a custom touch. The result is outdoor solutions that perform and protect, all backed with industry-leading warranties. Plus, they look amazing with a number of styles and colors to choose from. Call us on 0412 872 822 for a fast free quote with one of our specialists.
Any number of factors can alter their structural integrity and durability. They can also come in a range of styles and colors to match any home design. Combining these different preferences can result in any number of shutter types for your selection. Here are some of the key details you’ll want to keep in mind throughout the process.
Most outdoor shutters will be made of high-grade extruded aluminium, which won’t corrode when wet. They are also a great combination of sturdy and lightweight, helping to protect your entertaining spaces while not being so heavy that maneuvering them is a hassle.
Outdoor aluminium shutters don’t have to look metallic. You’ll be able to choose from different hues in Colorbond finishes as well as powder coatings, matte, gloss, and woodgrain wraps for a unique look that matches your home.
The horizontal slats on outdoor plantation shutters, or louvres, are what let you control the amount of light and cross breeze you let into your enclosed space. Most options come in 90mm and 115mm sizes with custom options available.
How do you want your shutters to operate? Choose from bifold, sliding track, fixed channel, and L-frame options for flexibility and accessibility. Folding and track options can even be designed to pull completely out of the way to create a wide-open area when needed.
Most outdoor plantation shutters are sturdy in their own right. But strong storms can batter even the toughest of materials. Cyclone rating options ensure that your window covers will last, even if cyclones are few and far between in Brisbane
Keep intruders out (or little ones in) with locking solutions that add security to your outdoor shutters. They’re also handy for keeping things in place when the wind starts to pick up. Flush bolts, lockable handles, security bolts, and blade locks are all available options.
This is an important aspect to keep in mind. Every plantation shutter should be measured and made to fit your exact space and needs. Measure wrong, and an ill-fitting shutter will be sure to disappoint. Custom options also include colors, divider rail placement, tilt and motorization, and louvre widths. Of course, keep in mind that customisation is the biggest culprit in driving up costs.
Benefits of Installing Outdoor Plantation Shutters
Create extra privacy
Protect outdoor spaces
Offer energy savings
Add designer appeal
Resist water and UV rays
Require minimal maintenance
Enhance property value
Extra home security
How long is the installation process?
A professional installer will be well-versed in everything needed to hang your outdoor plantation shutters properly. This includes proper handling as well as framing, leveling, and hinging. The length of an install is usually a factor of how many outdoor covers you have and how large they are. The total project could be anywhere from 15 minutes to up to 10 hours depending on the complexity of your install. At FKR Group, we understand how valuable your time is, so our skilled installation experts will give you an estimate once the details of your project are finalised.
Can I hang the covers myself?
It’s possible, but it might be more trouble than you bargained for. Expert installers are savvy when it comes to measuring and installing plantation shutters from start to finish. Start out askew, and your covers might be misaligned across your patio, reducing how good of a job they can do at stopping rain and wind from creeping in. You may also void warranties if you install them improperly. It’s always best to go with a professional for these projects.
How much do they cost in Brisbane?
For any company to provide you with a quote for pricing, they’ll have to calculate, at minimum, the following:
On average, Brisbane outdoor plantation shutters made from aluminium tend to run $350 tp $450/m2 for the covers themselves. Installation costs average $80/m2, though this cost may not be broken out on all estimates.
Why choose FKR Group
With outdoor shutters, you can extend the living space and comfort of your home. For such an upgrade, you should stick with experts who understand every factor that goes into choosing and installing them for custom locations.
FKR Group manufactures and installs high-quality, durable covers for homes across Brisbane and the surrounds. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and custom make each product to customer specifications. The result is a functional and fashionable addition that’s also backed by strong warranties of up to 30 years.
A local business with over 30 years of experience in the industry.
With Product Warranties ranging up to 30 years, and all installations covered by warranty, we only provide first class care for our customers.
No pushy sales reps, no obligations, just quality advice and fair pricing for all of our customers.
We come to you for your obligation free quote. Choose the styles and colours you want in the comfort of your home.
All of our products are custom made to suit your openings ensuring a high quality finish to your home, business or investment property.
We pride ourselves on being professional at all times. From the first point of contact through to after sales service.
At FKR Group, quality products and good old fashioned customer service are our priorities.
Call us on 0412 872 822.
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FKR Group offer a fantastic range of internal window blinds, shutters & curtains with simple, cost effective solutions for the latest options on motorisation. As a supplier of window furnishings with over 30 years industry experience, I would recommend the services of owner Frankie Rylance and his team to anyone considering installing one of the many innovative, bespoke sun protection systems on offer for your home or business.
Reviews are spot on, Frankie is a true professional in this business and loves what he does. We had few more quotes, Frankie gave precise information what we are getting with a very competitive pricing. We are glad we choose FKR. At the end, we loved the product and the service, very happy with the zipscreen outdoor blinds.