As one of our major focuses, our exclusive Thermalite Plantation Shutters are Australian-manufactured and certified. The factory, equipped with industry specific state of the art equipment has been producing plantation shutters since 1984 that will easily satisfy even the most refined needs and requirements. The factory is located in Queensland, Australia.
Thermalite Plantation Shutters include many high end features as well as some that are patented. The blades rotate using the patented Ultraclear Mechanism that’s hidden inside the stile and means no more unsightly connector rods. In addition, they will never crack, warp, shrink or discolour. They are water resistant, flame retardant and termite proof. They are great for bathrooms!
Environmentally Friendly Using Non-toxic Recycled Materials
Thermalite is the look and feel of wood with several major advantages. Thermalite is the GREEN CHOICE. It’s the only 100% synthetic material that looks and feels exactly like timber. Thermalite is a solid non toxic polymer foam and is a ‘by-product’ of natural gas – no natural resources (including trees) are destroyed in the manufacturing of this product and unlike vinyl/PVC it contains no toxic ingredients. It is also more friendly to the environment, using less resources in production, and does not break down into toxic chemicals when they are disposed of.
Thermalite is also tested and proven via independent testing carried out by the National Association of Home Builders Centre (U.S). In that testing it showed that the R factor for Thermalite is nearly three times that of timber. This means that, compared to timber, it takes nearly three times the amount of energy applied to one side of a piece of Thermalite to raise the temperature on the other side one degree centigrade. To be specific, the R factor for PVC is R2.18, while the R factor for Thermalite is R6.1 (U.S imperial statistics). Timber is every lower then PVC.
Perfect for All Locations
Our shutters are perfect for internal usage but can also be used externally, including in residential units and private homes. Furthermore, it may also be used for restaurants, resorts, hospitals and hotels. They are water resistant and perfect for use in bathrooms and wet areas. When comparing Thermalite during Wind Loading Analyst Thermalite’s 4 kpa rating is approximately 360% stronger than Polyresin and incomparable to timber.
Quality Product that’s Made to Last
Every single Thermalite Plantation Shutter comes with a structural 25-year transferable warranty in addition to the paint finish that will be warranted for 5 years against yellowing, cracking or peeling. Every one of these shutters are custom-made in order to fit any kind of door or window and precisely fitted by us. Moreover, you can choose from a variety of styles, including hinged, fixed, bi-fold as well as sliding.
Easy to Clean
Generally Thermalite Shutters only require a light dusting using a feather duster. With approximately twelve 90mm blades per metre, most panels can easily be dusted in under 1 minute. A little warm soapy water using light dishwashing detergent can also be used to remove most grime and the shutters will look beautiful for many years to come.
UltraClear Mechanism & Elliptical Louvres
The louvres (blades) rotate using the patented Ultraclear Mechanism that’s hidden inside the stile and means no more unsightly connector rods.
Thermalite Plantation Shutters use the exclusive patented Ultraclear Mechanism to allow the blades to rotate. This is hidden inside the stile and means no more unsightly connector rods and tilt rod that most manufacturers use. The shutters also feature elliptical louvres that have a hidden reinforced aluminium core.