Your home deserves the best, and that starts with your windows.
All savvy homeowners know that sunlight and harmful UV rays can pose a serious hazard to your health, your comfort, and the condition of your furniture and carpets (to name just a few side effects). Plantation shutters help solve all of these problems while adding a stylish and durable covering that’s as innovative as it is eye-catching.
At FKR Group, we’re proud to offer a range of window coverings that are also:
In technical terms, they are normally used as interior window shades and are characterised by their large louvres. These covers are very popular among Brisbane homeowners, especially in the countryside, and can complement practically any decor or style.
But in everyday living terms, the right window option don’t just close your home in, they open it up with a myriad of benefits that make daily living easier, comfier, and better.
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High quality, tasteful, well-installed, long-lasting covers can absolutely add value to your home or business premises.
While it won’t add as much value as a home extension or a garage, potential buyers look to these finishing touches, and they have a definite effect on purchasing decisions. Not to mention, it’s impossible to put a price on the peace and tranquillity that quality products provide. These window covers also look better and more elegant than blinds and other options, so if you’re planning to sell, you can attract interest for all the right reasons.
Need more information? Check out our guides below.
Shutters perform their primary purpose of allowing light in while providing privacy from onlookers, but a convenient way to keep the harsh summer sun out is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits on offer.
Long gone are the days when window coverings were basic and boring. Sure, your grandma’s curtains might get the job done, but innovative products have placed full creative control in the palm of your hand – and here’s a snapshot of how you can use it!
With an elegant appearance, they work beautifully in bedrooms and living areas, delivering style, privacy and light control with ease. The width of the louvres varies from around 88mm to 115mm. Unlike blinds, shutters don’t use a string. Instead, they open up like doors. While this is a matter of style, they are a little more elegant and strong than the simple blind.
Even the louvres are under your control, with options including off-set, centre and clearview. And, in terms of mounting, they may be installed in any of the following ways:
P.S Looking to express your style through colour? No problem!
Most homeowners usually choose a white colour for that classic and timeless look. However, there are many types, styles, and materials so whether you want a contrasting feature to add a little ‘WOW’ factor, or to blend in with a more neutral tone, you can. Durable paint finishes are available using 2PAC Polyurethane paint that’s resistant against marks and easy to clean.
How much do plantation shutters cost in Brisbane?
The two most relevant factors for price are the material type and the total surface area. As an average, Brisbane homeowners spend $2,200 per window… but let’s be honest, your home isn’t average.
We’ve rounded up some industry-standard prices in the table below so you can plot out your budget with confidence. For specific pricing, get in touch and request a quote online by telling us a little about your upcoming project or vision.
$180 – $220 per m2
$200 – $400 per m2
$200 – $400 per m2
$400+ per m2
Keep in mind, you also have to factor in the cost of installation if you’re not doing it yourself. Hourly rates for shutter installation range between $60 – $100. And it takes around an hour per window to install, which is something to keep in mind.
Sometimes a good old fashioned pros and cons list can help you decide what home improvement option is right for you. Having installed thousands of window coverings throughout Brisbane, we know a thing or two about the benefits these stylish window coverings bring – but that doesn’t make them suitable for everyone.
See if your own pros and cons list matches up with ours below.
✓ Full control over light
✓ Full control over privacy
✓ Highly durable
✓ Low maintenance
✓ Protection from UV rays
✓ Undeniable aesthetic value
✗ More expensive than some window covering options
✗ Limited ability to change design after installation
FKR Group is an established business focusing on long-term clients and quality products. Our reviews and testimonials speak for themselves, and we are the best at what we do. We are:
Well established – We have been providing this service for over 30 years.
Family-owned – We are a family-owned and operated business with a reputation to maintain.
Five-star rated – We are five-star rated on Google and have decades of positive client testimonials to show you.
Competitively priced – We custom design our products to match the financial requirements of customers.
Fast and reliable – We will visit you on site for customer measurements and ensure accuracy and precision.
Peace of mind– We offer a 30 year warranty on many of our products. This is because we want our installs to stand the test of time.
Call now for a free quote – 0412 872 822.
What makes FKR Group stand out?
First of all, we know how to make amazing designs. We will customise your window covers in whatever way you like. Aside from aesthetic benefits for your home, FKR Group products offer you protection from UV rays and shield you from light pollution. Aside from it being good for your health, it’s also good for your sleep and privacy.
Our products are made to order and are created with the Australian climate in mind. They are designed for the free flow of air into your home, regulate air circulation in any room, and protect furniture from UV rays. Not to mention, our unrivalled selection of covers will complement any home design. We believe that our products have an edge in the market and here are a few reasons why:
Up to 30-year product warranties
Durability and shelf life
Customised aesthetics and design
Robust and sturdy build quality
Strong UV ray protection feature
Thick built for total noise and light protection
Expert professional installation
Frequently Asked Questions About Brisbane Plantation Shutters
Plantation window coverings have slatted blinds that are found inside their own frame. The louvres (also known as the slats) can be tilted in order to control the opening and closing. The difference between plantation and regular window shades is that the louvres of the first ones are wider and stronger.
Yes, they can. In fact, many of our customers choose to avail themselves of our products in order to improve their sleep. Our products have the thickness to block out unwanted light so that you won’t be disturbed in the morning. This is especially good for children.
Looking to keep a little light in your home but enjoy more privacy? Check out our privacy screen range for the stylish addition to your QLD home that lets light in but keeps unwanted attention out.
Technically, you can. We created an in-depth step by step guide for the installation of plantation shutters for this very reason. But despite following the steps, it is rarely worth the time to install them by yourself. Because even if you do take the time to install them by yourself, it’s highly likely that they won’t be flush, meaning there will be messy gaps.
Even if you are off by a few millimetres in measurement, the shutter won’t fit neatly together. It will take about an hour to install a panel per window on a standard window. The tools needed are fairly basic, but you need to take the time to do the measurements.
Many people actually confuse blinds with shutters. Blinds come with a cord and are attached to the window recess. Shutters are attached to the window frame and can be either inside or outside. They are sturdier and last longer, without a messy cord.
A default option would potentially be aluminium supported PVC. This ensures the aesthetic appeal, affordability and flexibility of PVC with the added strength of aluminium. This tends to be the most popular material to use. You can customise the colour and finish to match your home or business. The Brisbane service provider will take care of the measurements so that the product is a good fit.
For more information, get in touch with FKR Group. We have 30 years of experience, are family owned and operated, and are five-star rated. You’ll also benefit from a strong 30 year warranty so you don’t have to return to use anytime soon!
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.
The quality of the blinds are amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone!!
Quality work and efficient at what they do. I had new roman blinds installed and they look fabulous. Would recommend
Amazing servicing!! Highly recommend anyone who needs new blinds. Thanks again guys!
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.