Beautiful wooden shutters that never go out of style — a modern and elegant finishing touch to your home
Our interior made-to-measure plantation shutters are handcrafted with beautiful, durable materials. Our shutters will add value and beauty to your home, and, with their timeless elegance, will last for years.
When you visit our plantation shutters showroom, we’ll walk you through the range of styles and colours available to you. You’ll get a sense of the ambience the different configurations and materials could bring to your home.
Our shutters are crafted from premium materials:
- Grovewood – premium white teak hardwood
- Phoenix Wood – lightweight bleached hardwood
- Vienna – a resilient waterproof range
- Medium Density Fibreboard – an ideal entry-level shutter
Create a stunning visual effect, frame your windows perfectly, and bring warmth and style to your home.
For 30 years and counting, our family has served you with top quality interior design products and services
Come see our products on display in our luxury showroom
We’re proud to have fitted over 5 thousand shutters in homes and businesses over the last 10 years
These Shutter Blinds are the look of love, exceptional quality and style. Their fitting is of the highest standard and their after sales is second to none.
Plantation Shutters - a beautiful accent to homes throughout Ireland
The Willow & Weave Experience
Visit The Showroom
Let us walk you through our plantation shutters showroom. Come and view our extensive range and we’ll discuss which options suit your needs.
Once we have an idea of your needs, Tom, our shutters consultant, will visit your home to take exact measurements, give advice, and provide a quote.
Our in-house carpenters — who are specialists in plantation shutters — will install your new shutters. You won’t have to lift a finger.
Sandringham Plantation Shutters
Fall in love with plantation shutters
Plantation shutters contribute style, elegance, functionality, and convenience to any home. You’ll find there are so many reasons to love them:
- Elegance and beauty brought to any living space
- As affordable as made-to-measure curtains
- Easy to clean
- Great for allergy sufferers
- Built to last
- Efficient insulation and energy savings during winter
- Protect furnishings from direct sunlight during summer
- Reduce glare in rooms while allowing air to circulate
- The moveable slats, called louvres, add privacy and light control and drastically reduce noise
- Optional locks available for additional security
- Made to fit most windows, including unusual and awkward shapes
- An investment that adds value to your home
From the initial visit of the Surveyor,to measure and advise me on my requirements,to the fitting of the shutters an excellent job was done, they look fantasticMarie Calnan
We have a team of qualified carpenters to make your experience with Willow & Weave the best it can be.
Tom Casey, our surveyor, along with Brian and Dave, our in-house carpenters, are specially trained to craft, fit and install plantation shutters. The team have decades of experience — all to bring you beautiful shutters made with expert craftsmanship.
We’re proud to offer you magnificent shutters at affordable prices, crafted and installed with a level of skill attained through years of training and work.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration and ideas or you have something specific in mind, we’re happy to spend time exploring the possibilities available to you.
We look forward to discussing the numerous options in plantation shutters for your home. Please call us at 021 4320111 if you would like more information.
The Practical Benefits of Plantation Shutters
Along with making a style statement, Plantation shutters also provide convenience and practicality.
Timber shutters are both easy to clean and built to last. These factors are important when you invest in home furnishings.
Shutters with moveable slats, which are called louvres, allow you to control the amount of light that enters your living space by adjusting the angles of the louvres. When you completely open the shutters, you’ll be able to let the sun stream in and enjoy your view.
During the summer, wooden shutters can protect your furnishings by shading them from direct sunlight and reducing the glare in your home. But this won’t stifle your home in warm weather. The shutters will allow air to circulate through your rooms and keep them feeling fresh.
In winter, plantation shutters provide an additional layer of insulation that helps to save energy and reduce heating costs.
Wooden plantation shutters are ideal for creating privacy, particularly on ground floor windows and other exposed areas.
The split shutters provide privacy from the street at the bottom while the upper shutters allow maximum light when fully opened. Good quality shutters and an excellent service!Mary O’Brien
Plantation Shutter Styles
Among the three styles of plantation shutters, you’re sure to find the option that suits your needs:
- Full-height shutters will provide full coverage for your window. They’re also suitable for French Doors.
- Café-style shutters cover the bottom half of a window to maximise light but also create a degree of privacy.
- Tier-on-tier shutters consist of two sets of shutters, one tier above the other. Each tier operates independently, giving you maximum flexibility.
Customise your plantation shutters with different styles, colours, and louvre sizes to accentuate the style of your home in a way that’s uniquely your own.
How do I choose the style of plantation shutters that will suit my home?
First of all, you don’t have to know anything about plantation shutters before you visit us in our showroom. With decades of experience in the industry, we have the know-how to listen to your requirements and help you figure out exactly what you need.
But if you would like to know more about how to select the right plantation shutters for your home, we’re happy to share our knowledge:
The first thing to know is that there is no standard window size in Ireland — the sizes of windows in Irish homes are different to each other and usually unique to that particular house. That’s why we custom build every plantation shutter, so it perfectly fits a specific window or doorframe.
Over the past number of years, we have seen a big swing from stained wood colours to painted shutters, with the most popular colours being white and off-white. With painted shutters, it may make sense for you to consider a shutter made of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) or manufactured with frames made of engineered timber, rather than the more expensive “real” wood options.
Plantation shutters made of MDF or engineered basswood will last a long time and look as beautiful as any painted wood. Since they are more affordable than natural wood, they are preferred by many homeowners who want painted shutters. Plus, many people believe that engineered basswood is more stable and less prone to warping than solid framed shutters.
Painted Louvre Shutters
For painted louvre Shutters, it’s important to choose a timber that is beautiful, lightweight and stable – especially if your windows are large. Large windows need big shutters but big, heavy shutters can strain the hinges and joints of shutters. This could cause the shutters to sag over time, so it’s best to choose lightweight materials for bigger windows.
Stained Louvre Shutters
Our Phoenix and Grovewood ranges make it possible to specify wood or coloured stained shutters. With stained shutters, the natural grain and beauty of the wood are still visible and even highlighted by the wood stain.
We make all of our shutters with long-lasting UV resistant finishes so they’ll look great for years to come.
Whether you want to enhance a contemporary or traditional interior style, there is a plantation shutter that is just right for your home.
As a satisfied customer, I would whole heartedly recommend Tom and his team to prospective customers.
Glossary of Materials
The louvres are the moveable slats of the shutters which can be manipulated to increase or decrease light and noise levels.
The louvres are attached to vertical frames, called stiles, and to horizontal frames, which are the headrail and bottomrail.
ABS is a thermoplastic polymer and stands for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. It’s waterproof, strong – even harder than some metals – and durable.
Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is a wood product created by breaking down timber into a powder then mixing it with wax and resin. This mixture is turned into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. Because MDF is constructed with separated fibres, rather than wood veneers, it is much denser than normal particle board. This method of construction ensures complete stability of the finished shutter panels and frames.
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is an engineered wood product that is made by gluing together multiple layers of thin wood. Its composite nature makes it resistant to warping, twisting, bowing, and shrinking.
The Classic Range
This range makes an ideal entry-level shutter. These shutters are engineered with a LVL core, a MDF outer and a polymer coating.
The Cleveland Range
The Marchwood Range
This range is a step up in quality. The frames are cross-laminated MDF, as they are in our Classic range, which provides strength and warp resistance. The difference is the panels and louvres are made of premium Phoenix hardwood.
Marchwood shutters are solid and extremely strong. They are manufactured to the highest standard with mortise and tenon joints, which prolong their durability, and engineered laminated stiles, which prevent warping.
The Vienna Range
The Phoenix Range
Phoenix is a very lightweight hardwood that comes from the parasol tree. The tree grows to its full height of 14 metres in only eight years. Its eight rings — one for each year of growth — produce a distinctive character and a grain reminiscent of oak. This character stands out even when the wood is painted.
Phoenix timber is soaked in a solution for one month then all the moisture is vacuumed out. The result is a strong but lightweight bleached wood. After the bleaching process, the wood is left almost white — this is ideal for staining and painting.
Phoenix Shutters also feature engineered stiles.