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Good

  • The shutter is 100% of the same timber species, measuring at least 540 on the Janka hardness scale.
  • A high quality paint finish like a 2-pack polyurethane paint which gives a flawless appearance. Similar to high-end cabinetry paint.
  • Painted shutters should have minimum of 5 years warranty
  • The timber for stained shutters is hand selected to choose the best and most even grains.
VS

Inferior

  • The shutter uses a laminated timber veneer over laminated strips of other timbers. Confirm the shutter is 100% of the one timber species.
  • Inferior Nitro Cellulosic paint that gives an uneven finish and doesn't last.
  • Painted shutters with warranties less than 5 years
  • Timber for stained shutters is not hand selected and gives uneven grains

Designer Insights

  • Vicmar Buyser 

    Vicmar Buyser

    Builder/Architect

    Aluminium Shutters That Look Like Timber

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    The hottest trend I have seen emerge in aluminium shutters is the timber grain look, and I am right on board.  Similar to the design movement we are seeing in the interior of houses in which colour is the hero instead of whites, the outdoor aluminium shutter is also being seen in forms other than the traditional white plantation iteration. Architects and designers are using the softer appearance of organic materials like wood and stone in their outdoor rooms, on the floors, walls, and in furniture.  

    Walnut is still the most popular colour, probably due to its warmth and ability to complement many other palettes. However the lighter and honey coloured timbers that are making an appearance on the inside of the home, a hot trend in 2016, are also spilling into our outdoor rooms.  The lighter appearance of knotty pine aluminium shutters are a stylish and striking finish for asian inspired rooms, coastal styles, and retro designs. I personally like the interesting texture the knots make to larger panels, which allows me to make the aluminium shutter more of a feature in the room, rather that an element that blends into insignificance.

    Weatherwell Elite have the best wood grain colours I have seen on the market. Firstly, unlike other aluminium shutters, their timber coloured powder coats have an actual texture and feel like real timber. Secondly their timber grain colours are true powder coats and not liquid bakes, which most other aluminium shutters use. A liquid bake doesn't have the longevity that a true powder coat has, and when I am putting any material into my clients outdoor area it is crucial that it lasts. Weatherwell Elite has a 10 year warranty which is the most generous I have seen.



  • Gloria Parker 

    Gloria Parker

    INTERIOR DESIGNER AND STYLIST

    Corradi. Italian Designed Outdoor Living at its Finest.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    If you dream of having the ultimate outdoor entertainment area or a private sanctuary to relax in, look no further than Corradi's superior outdoor rooms.

    Designed and manufactured in Italy, Corradi's outdoor rooms are a unique mix of functionality and art, with a patented waterproof, motorised retractable room system at the heart of every room.

    Available in many styles to suit individual needs, Corradi's outdoor rooms will impress. Freestanding structures are great for entertaining away from the main home, and suitable for areas with swimming pools or beautiful vista views. Or you can choose rooms that attach to an existing structure. Perfect if you have an existing deck or courtyard that needs a little more protection from the elements. Which ever room you choose, you can be assured it will be an investment you will not regret.

    Here are 3 popular models.



    THE KUBO
    • Sleek geometric design
    • Made from aluminium
    • Motorised retractable roof has a unique multi-layered Eclissi fabric blocks UV rays and is 100% waterproof
    • Anti-drip technology and integrated gutters, channels water to manage run-off, ensuring your room remains dry
    • Built to withstand 50kph gale force winds
    • Available as a free standing room or as an adjoining module
    • Retractable roof fabric is available in an extensive range of colours


    THE MOVE
    • Award winning hinge design allowing you to change the slope of the pillars for a unique look
    • Made from aluminium
    • Motorised retractable roof that is waterproof and blocks UV rays
    • Integrated lighting and audio comes standard
    • Can withstand gale force winds up to 74kph
    • Available as a free standing room or as an adjoining module
    • Retractable roof fabric is available in an extensive range of colours


    THE PT100
    • Contemporary design
    • Made from PEFC timber
    • Optional side enclosures
    • Motorised retractable roof that is waterproof and blocks UV rays
    • Can withstand gale force winds up to 50kph
    • Available as a free standing structure
    • Retractable roof fabric is available in an extensive range of colours
  • Mirabella Jones 

    Mirabella Jones

    Resident Design Expert

    Change your mood with colour

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Our homes are our sanctuaries. They should be the one place where you can feel positive, relaxed and happy. This is why when you open any house magazine; you will find interior design articles on the theme of colour. Why? Because they play an integral role in interior design by directly affecting our moods and the way we feel.

    While soft furnishings such as throws and pillows and of course wall colour are still the dominant element that utilises colour to impact mood, timber shutters are becoming ever more popular, not just as a window treatment, but are seen as central pieces, much like we would view a furniture piece or feature wall. Because timber shutters can be customised to any colour you wish, they are the perfect addition to your interior to transform your home and your mood.

    “Whether it's on a pair of pillows, the back of a bookshelf, the floor or the ceiling, a splash of unexpected colour transforms any space from boring to breathtaking.”
    - Jen Derose, HouseBeautiful

    Recognised and admired for their clean lines and high value appeal, a timber shutter can be a design anchor to transform your living space. Made from premium grade 100% timber, they are painted with high quality polyurethane paint. Built to last, painted timber shutters are an excellent starting point to bring colour and mood to your interior.






    So what mood can you achieve with a painted timber shutter?

    From calming blues and passionate reds to passive neutrals, it all depends on what mood you want your interior to reflect.

    “Scientists and researchers have long known colours affect us mentally and physically…. blue rooms reduce blood pressure and enhance relaxation… even if a person tries to be angry or aggressive in the presence of pink, he can't… the heart muscles can't race fast enough. It's a tranquillising colour.”
    - Olivia Richardson, body+soul Magazine 2013

    Consider bright vibrant colours for children’s rooms or the family rumpus room to liven the atmosphere. Pastel colours in pink or purples for bedrooms create a calm relaxed mood. Blues are also perfect for creating calmed relaxed environments, great in bathrooms or kitchens.

    Of course you may just wish for the clean, sophisticated look and opt for the classic white plantation shutter, which is always a favourite. With the timber shutters being highly customisable, you are only limited by your imagination. For more information on timber shutters, click here.



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