Reading Shutters - Finishes for Plantation Shutters
A low cost, but superb very high quality MDF with wonderfully durable plastic coating, available in five shades of white. The heavy weight of Craftwood makes it unsuitable for some applications – A standard MDF shutter with standard tilt rods typically costs £277 per square metre.
Engineered / ABS shutters
Technically at the pinnacle of shutter design. Engineered frames and ABS louvres finished in an etched painted coating with 28 different colours to select from. A stunning shutter at a surprisingly low price - A standard Engineered / ABS shutter with standard tilt rods typically costs £331 per square metre.
Entry level hardwood shutters
Hardwood panels combined with durable MDF frames enable us to provide an excellent entry level solution for customers requiring the luxury of wood at an entry level price. Available in six shades of white - A standard Entry level hardwood shutter with standard tilt rods typically costs £367 per square metre.
Premium hardwood shutters (Basswood)
Simply the best. Solid basswood’s natural resistance to variations in heat and humidity has made it the timber of choice for the manufacture of premium quality Plantation shutters for many years. Available in twenty eight colours (as well as custom colours at additional cost) - A standard Basswood shutter with standard tilt rods typically costs £403 per square metre.
Lightweight hardwood shutters
Although a hardwood, it is also very light enabling us to use it for large installations where weight would preclude the use of some of the other shutter materials. The timber will when stained, match most other timbers accurately while the grain, reminiscent of oak appears rich and exuberant even when painted. Available in twenty eight colours and nineteen woodstains (as well as custom colours at additional cost) - A lightweight hardwood shutter with standard tilt rods typically costs £403 per square metre.
Paulownia hardwood shutters
This is a new range of shutters made from Paulownia which is a high grade, strong, lightweight, warp-resistant hardwood. The fine grain texture, knot-free appearance and low oil content make it the perfect timber to be stained or painted. There are 21 paint colours and 13 wood stains to choose from and three different louvre sizes. These shutters are ideal for large windows and shapes such as circles and triangles as both the frames and panels are made from hardwood. Paulownia is also from a fully Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) source which means that it comes from a certified sustainable source. Real wood shutters at MDF prices, means that there is no need to compromise. More info about Paulownia Shutters here...
FSC certified hardwood
Made from White teak farmed in Sumatra this material is a truly premium quality hardwood whilst also being from a sustainable source. Available in twenty eight colours and nineteen woodstains (as well as custom colours at additional cost) - A standard FSC certified hardwood shutter with standard tilt rods typically costs £440 per square metre.
Consisting of a timber core with a synthetic (ABS) water resistant surface, these shutters are designed for use where high humidity resistance or durability is required e.g. bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms, and sometimes rental properties - A standard bathroom shutter with standard tilt rods typically costs £403 per square metre.
As you can see, Reading Shutters have selected the widest possible range of plantation shutters materials to enable us to fulfil any customer requirement.