Plantation Shutters

Thermalite Shutters have the look and feel of wood with several major advantages. Made from dense polymer foam, Thermalite is a solid, non-toxic synthetic material. Being 100% made from renewable synthetic material, no natural resources are destroyed in the manufacturing process.

Thermalite is water resistant, fire retardant and provides over 2-3 times the insulation of wood and vinyl shutters making it the ideal choice for internal applications such as bathrooms, balconies, kitchens or anywhere around the home.

The superb painted finish on the Thermalite Shutters ensures they won’t yellow like other shutters. Thermalite Shutter’s unique louvre tension system will never need tightening or adjusting. Thermalite Shutters have the longest and most comprehensive warranty in the window covering Industry.

Thermalite Shutters will save you money now and into the future by reducing the energy required for heating and cooling your home. Lowering insulation and maintenance costs and increasing the overall efficiency in your environment - reducing your carbon footprint.

Our Patented Ultraclear system provides a clear uninterrupted view. No tilt rod or controls are required which often malfunction and require repair. No unsightly rods showing and louvres will not lose tension.


We recycle as much packaging as possible.

Shutters are delivered with a lot of protective packaging to protect your shutters. Border Blinds strive to be as eco-friendly as possible in recycling as much of this packaging as possible. The cardboard is recycled through Solo Waste, the plastic bubble wrap is supplied to other local companies like surfboard manufacturers to wrap their boards for shipping and any remaining foam products are recycled where possible. This leaves very little to no product going into landfill.

Mounting Options

  • Hinged
  • Bi-fold
  • Sliding
  • Fixed
  • ​Bay & Corner windows


  • A Paint Finish that will never crack, warp, shrink or discolour


  • 25 Years on the structure of the panel.
  • 3 Years on the paint finish.
  • 1 Year on hinges, magnets, catches and metal parts.
  • (Conditions apply).

Lead Time

  • Up to 5 Weeks from deposit to installation.
    Made in Brisbane form imported materials.


  • Range of colours to suit your project

BMAA (Blinds Manufactures association of Australia)

BMAA has prepared an Industry Guideline regarding Plantation Shutters.

Plantation Shutters are an appealing window and door dressing, considered to be at the pinnacle of window covering types. They are manufactured from robust materials and are considered to be fine furniture that typically increases the value of a home.

Compared to other window covering types, the robust nature of Plantation Shutters also makes them substantially heavier, and when gravity combines with a Hinged or Bi-fold installation method, it is usual for slight dropping or sagging to occur to the panels when operated out of their closed position.

The louvres of the shutter are used to control the light entering a room, but where access to the window is required for opening or cleaning the window, the shutter panels can be swung out of the way. It is expected that the panel will need to be lifted or assisted back into the window frame when closing, to support the panel and avoid damage to the window frame. To maintain structural integrity, shutter
panels should be returned to their closed position promptly.

Shutters are not expected to provide complete block out and are designed primarily to allow the user to easily and efficiently control light and airflow.