What are the Differences Between PVC Shutters and Timber Plantation Shutters?
While PVC Shutters and Plantation Shutters look very similar they have many differences. PVC shutters have the look and feel of wood and are an alternative to timber plantation shutters. They are great for wet areas such as laundries and bathrooms.
There is a myth we would like to debunk: PVC shutters are not a cheaper product than timber shutters in terms of cost. We are quite often asked for PVC shutters because of price but the material costs for PVC are still very much the same as timber. PVC shutters are a lot heavier than timber which means the maximum width panel size is 750mm wide. In comparison, our timber product is available up to 1000mm wide. In our opinion, you are getting better value for money with timber as it is a superior product.
Please do your research and ensure you compare the 2 material types carefully and choose the one that will suit your home best. When people spend a lot of money on quality fixtures and fittings in their new homes, it doesn’t make much sense to add a PVC / plastic shutter to the windows. The alcatraves in your home are always made from timber so we feel it makes much more sense to finish the windows off with a timber product and get a better return on your investment.
Watch our video below for more information about the differences between PVC Shutters and Timber Plantations.