Timber window shutters have been used for hundreds of years, favoured for their durability, classic style and easy-maintenance. From Italy to New England, timber shutters are still regarded as a standard fixture on any historic building. Though it’s difficult to determine the precise of origin of shutters, it is widely believed that they were first used in ancient Greece to provide light control, ventilation and protection in their tropical environment. Shutters were originally constructed with fixed louvres made from marble. Eventually, the concept of shutters spread throughout the Mediterranean, and the form of shutters began to change. Wood quickly replaced marble as a more suitable material, and designers developed movable louvre shutters to allow varying amounts of light and air into a room. Woodwork (such as window shutters and moldings) became primary decorative elements within smaller houses in early 18th century England. When the Spanish began colonising in America, they brought shutters to the New World. Even the most decadent mansions in the South made use of shutters, and so the term “plantation shutters” was derived. Plantation Shutters® are not only hard-wearing, they boast a sense of timeless elegance and sophistication. Appraised for their stylish design, practicality (for light and air control) and added security features make them a valuable asset to any home. Today, you no longer need to be a sugar or cotton baron to own your own shutters. You can enjoy a high-quality, personalised and custom-designed solution, that suites your specific needs and preference, with leading shutter distributor, Plantation Shutters®. The company’s celebrated shutters have been installed in a host of top celebrity and designer homes, as well as hotels, nation-wide. Plantation Shutters® can also be used as partitions or room dividers within the home, or used externally to enclose a patio. Backed with a five year guarantee, Plantation Timber and Security Shutters® are worth the investment.Visit: www.plantation.co.za
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