We Spent Years Researching & Testing Different Plantation Shutters

We spent years endlessly researching, testing and trialing different plantation shutters to find the best balance between durability, style, function and cost. The solution was clear when we found Insulite shutters - A unique shutter that offers both the longevity of synthetic material with the beauty of timber.

  • Insulite plantation shutters are made from dense polymer foam that looks & feels like real timber - With better quality and more affordability.
  • It's Lightweight with excellent insulation - Save up to 35% on energy costs.
  • It's Fire Retardant - 3x heat needed to ignite compared to wood/vinyl shutters.
  • Interior & Exterior Suitable - The fact it can be used outside, with warranty, makes Insulite's quality speak for itself.

We tried all other materials - None met our standards


  • PVC shutters look and feel like traditional plantation shutters - but why settle for a cheap, translucent plastic copy that cracks in summer and warps in winter?
  • Timber shutters have issues with illegal logging, termites, inconsistent colour & quality, pose a fire hazard and lack good insultation.
  • Aluminium shutters came close in our search for maximum quality control - but they posed too high a price to the end customer.


Modern’s new and revolutionary product, Insulite Plantation Shutters, is guaranteed to change the way you think about window furnishings. Style meets practicality and functionality, there has never been a window furnishing packed with so many benefits.

Insulite shutters have the traditional look of plantation shutters, but are actually made from a non-toxic polymer foam. This offers a number of benefits that you just can’t find in traditional timber plantations shutters.

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Our plantation shutter installers ensure smooth louvrerotation and no cyclone bars/window locks interfere in the operation of your sliding shutters.

Sliding Plantations

Sliding shutters slide multiple panels into one fixed panel on the side of your door or window. Sliding stacking plantation shutters are often more cost-effective than bi-fold shutters.

Depending on surrounding living area, floor/top tracking systems may be more suitable than hinged bifolds despite their appearance.

Bi-Fold Plantations

Bi-folding shutters offer excellent unobstructed visibility by allowing the panels to fold back on themselves, creating an inviting interior living space and a beautiful view to the outdoors.

Fixed white plantation shutters are perfect for small living spaces and bathrooms.

Fixed Plantations

Fixed plantation shutters are ideal for small windows, such as bathrooms. Fixed shutters offer cost-effective light and privacy control with adjustable louvre blades.

Ready to join thousands of satisfied Australian's already using Modern Plantation Shutters? Whether you're after sliding, bi-fold, fixed or hinged plantation shutters, we have local installers ready to visit your home for a complimentary measure and consultation to discuss your options.Request a Free Plantation Shutter Consultationor Call 13 11 78

Introducing The New Insulite DL Plantation Shutters

Modern is proud to introduce our new range of Insulite DL plantation shutters in 2016. The new Insulite DL shutters offer many improved features, including slimmer blades, increased high-grade UV resistance, improved durability in severe weather conditions and more.

  • Improved “Z” & “L” frame

The new Insulite DL “Z” and “L” frames have been designed specifically for external as well as internal applications, the “Z” frame for “in” reveal and the “L” frame for “on” reveal applications. Both frames have been designed to provide for concealed fixings to ensure a professional clean finish. The architrave on the “Z” frame is a standard 50mm to compliment most homes.

  • Slimline bottom track

The bottom track has a low profile design and has been designed to prevent tripping hazards, not only is it practical but it looks great also. The new design also comes with a floating pivot making installation simple even for the most uneven floors or sills.

  • Greater flexibility & blade combinations

The Insulite DL plantation shutter has a new stepped insert giving it the same flexibility as our traditional and proven CL frame. This means that the DL panels can have half horizontal and half vertical blades, or all vertical blades or glass panel in the bottom and horizontal in the top or any combination you can think of.

Our CL range offers cyclone protection.

  • Best value louvres in the market

The Insulite DL uses the 90mm elliptical blade, a blade so strong that you can stand on it. The end clips on each blade are 100kg rated with a spring loaded pin which means replacing a damaged blade is very quick and easy.

The Insulite DL is the best value louvre product on the market today. Proudly Australian manufactured and produced.

Slimline Bottom Track Shutters

Call Modern for an obligation-free Insulite DL consultation. We'll discuss your options and determine how we can best make Insulite DL work for your home.

Insulite DL Blades Information

  • All blades, frame and other extrusion are 6063 grade aluminium extruded to T5 hardness and meet Australian Standard 2612:1997.

  • The blades have been specifically designed and engineered to cope with the severe 
weather conditions found in Australia and have been developed to minimise noise 
and movement in high winds. 

  • All blades and panel frames incorporate a high quality hair felt providing a sealing point that minimises wind and rain effect in the closed position. 

  • The louvre blades and clip system are rated to withstand loads of 100kg across a 1-meter span; they are the strongest domestic louvre on the market.
  • Unique blade design that eliminates whistle in the majority of applications.
  • Our system is the only one on the market that has a neatly engineered blade lock 
that can be built into the blades and remain aesthetically pleasing and highly functional.

Frame & Accessory Information

  • All fixings are 305/316 marine grade stainless steel.
  • All louvre clips are nylon reinforce glass and incorporate a high grade UV inhibitor.
  • We use nylon glass reinforced pivots which prevents maintenance issues usually 
associated with steel rollers and other rolling mechanisms.
  • Flush bolts that do not sit proud of the frame.
  • Flush bolts use three different length rods that allow for comfortable operational use by a variety of users.
  • The strongest louvre frame and corners in the industry.
  • An extremely low maintenance pivot system designed to create an effortless 
sliding shutter, utilising top and bottom tracks, second to none.
  • Top hanging system eliminates dirty track and roller problems common to bottom hung systems.
  • Only stainless steel fixing components are used during construction and fitting of 
Shutter Concepts shutters.
  • External screws provide tension adjustment to the allow variations to operational 
tension when opening and closing blades. 

  • Stainless steel hinge pins and nylon bushers reduce squeaking and ease 
operational friction. 

  • Shore fix hinges stop hinge binding.

Extra Insulite DL Information

  • Tested to N.A.T.A. Standards to conform to LESS THAN 40db of audible noise at 1 meter in the open, 45deg, and in the closed position. In fact, the noise level was recorded at 6db.
  • We use nylon glass reinforced pivots which prevent maintenance issues usually 
associated with steel rollers and other rolling mechanisms.
  • Felt (pile) inserts around the outer perimeter of the frame to assist in weather and light exclusion and virtually creating an anti-rattle environment.
  • Eliminates metal to metal noise.
  • Full custom sizes to fit all situations and balcony sizes.
  • Glass bottom and vertical bladed bottom portions of shutters allow for total 
compliance to balcony and handrail requirements and regulations.
  • Multi tracking configurations allow inflexible design constraints to be overcome.

Ready to harness the of beauty of Insulite DL shutters?
Transform your home with Insulite DL plantation shutters today. Find out how we can we help and call Modern for an obligation-free consultation.Request a Free Insulite DL Consultationor Call 13 11 78

Stylish, Practical & Functional, Insulite is Suitable
for both Interior & Exterior

One of the most common drawbacks customers mention when considering plantation shutters are the unsightly floor tracking system that stick out from the floor. Our sliding and bi-folds come with the option of being securely attached from a top fixing, you have the benefit of a strong and secure operation. We offer a wide range of sliding shutters to suit - 2 or 3 track systems with up to 6 panels. Insulite Plantation Shutters also feature an exclusive Ultraclear Mechanism, which allows effortless operation of the louvers with no possibility of loose connectors breaking or disabling your new Insulite shutters. This mechanism also provides an uninterrupted view.



WHEN YOU CHOOSE INSULITE, YOU CHOOSE:


  • AN AUSTRALIAN COMPANY WITH A QUALITY, TESTED PRODUCT


    We've been in the home improvement industry for over 35 years with over 100,000 satisfied customers across Australia. Don't take our word for it - Let our 10 year warranty* speak for itself.
  • QUICK TURNAROUND TIME AND INSTALLATION TIME


    Wait only 4-8 weeks to have your shutters custom assembled, shipped and installed by our expert installers.
  • EFFECTIVE INSULATION & REDUCED ENERGY COSTS


    Insulite plantation shutters can effectively reduce your heating and air-conditioning costs up to 25%.
  • SHUTTERS THAT NEVER CRACK, WARP, SHRINK, DISCOLOUR OR LOSE TENSION


    The unique, dense polymer foam used in our plantation shutters means they're guaranteed to outlast and outperform any other shutter on the Australian market.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY, NON-TOXIC MATERIALS


    Made with 100% fully recyclable material to reduce your carbon footprint. Insulite offers the best material alternative compared to many other types of plantation shutters.
  • PLANTATIONS THAT ARE EASY TO CLEAN


    Incredibly simple to maintain. No complex cleaning products and difficult material - Just a quick wipe down with general surface spray or mild detergent.
Insulite plantation shutters are water resistant - They can be installed in wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries. Insulite Plantation Shutters are easy to clean - one quick wipe will have it looking like new.

Aluminium Plantation Shutters

Insulite offer the ideal balance between sturdiness, design and affordability - However, if you live in an area with harsh outdoor elements (such as coastal high wind zones), Modern exterior aluminium louvre shutters are a stylish solution for reinforced sturdiness and protection for balconies and verandahs. These shutters are manufactured from high grade, architectural quality extruded aluminium, so they not only protect from intruders and prying eyes, but their versatile design can complement both traditional and contemporary homes much better than fixed window bars or grills with all the benefits of natural airflow and lighting/privacy control.



ALUMINIUM PLANTATION SHUTTERS ARE IDEAL FOR:

  • ENHANCED PROTECTION FROM ELEMENTS


    If you live in a high wind, sun or rain area, aluminium shutters offer reliable and sturdy protection. Because the louvre blades are flatter and straighter - There is no opportunity to break, crack or warp.
  • HIGH SECURITY PLANTATION SHUTTERS


    Aluminium window coverings offer the highest level of security and protection for the home.
  • NO COMPROMISE IN INTERIOR STYLE


    Modern's aluminium louvre shutters available in a range of design, colours and folding options, with far more style and aesthetics than complete blockout shutters or iron bars.
Cyclone-approved outdoor aluminium plantation shutters offer the style of plantations with the protection of iron.

How Much do Plantation Shutters Cost?

The #1 component when it comes to plantation shutter prices is how many windows you need them for, and the dimensions of those windows. However, there are many other factors that come into consideration - Such as obstructions, the type of shutters, seasonality and options. Our plantation professionals will go over your requirements in great detail when measuring and quoting for the best and most accurate cost for plantation shutters.

IN ORDER TO QUOTE FOR AN ACCURATE PLANTATION SHUTTER INSTALLATION COST, WE CONSIDER:

  • THE DIMENSION & QUANTITY - WINDOW WIDTH, HEIGHT & NUMBER OF SHUTTERS


    As with most home improvement and fixture installation, the key factor is not only the number of windows that need plantation shutters but also their widths and heights. Non-conventional heights or widths may require custom orders and fittings, such as slanted or circular windows.
  • THE TYPES OF SHUTTERS - BIFOLDS, SLIDING, HINGED OR FIXED


    The type of plantation shutters can make an impact on price. Bifold mechanisms are often more complex and often require additional costing as opposed to simpler operations. If you're in the market for plantation shutters and after a price guide - Please get in touch with us below to get an idea for prices. We can offer a free consultation, assessment and inspection to provide an accurate costing breakdown for installing plantation shutters in your residence.
  • NOT ALL PLANTATION SHUTTERS ARE EQUAL - DON'T GET CAUGHT UP CHASING THE CHEAPEST


    There's a reason home-owners get stung with cheap plantation shutters that quickly deteriorate. Many home-owners get caught up fiercely comparing quotes looking for the cheapest plantation shutters online - They may find themselves in a great deal on installation, but find themselves paying for years of repairs from unreliable mechanisms due to low quality parts or poor installation. When you choose Modern, you're choosing:

    1. Australia's biggest shutter manufacturer
    2. Piece of mind with a 10 year structural warranty
    3. Shutters that have passed strict performance testing.
    4. Accredited, passionate installers who take immense pride in their work.

Why Choose Modern Plantation Shutters

SIZES & COLOURS

Choose from a range of sizes and colours - Available in 64, 90 & 114mm and 3 colours

+10 YEAR WARRANTY*

10 year structural warranty* on interior louvre panels installed in non-wet areas, 5 year paint finish, cracks & peels

CONTROL LIGHT/NOISE

Easily control your home's exposure to light and noise in seconds.

REDUCE POWER COSTS

Significantly lower your heating and cooling bills to save money.

STYLISH WINDOWS

Plantation Shutters make old windows beautiful again.

ULTRACLEAR MECHANISM

Prevents loose connectors breaking and provides an unobstructed view

Ready to join thousands of satisfied Australian's already using Modern Plantation Shutters? Whether you're after sliding, bi-fold, fixed or hinged plantation shutters, we have local installers ready to visit your home for a complimentary measure and consultation to discuss your options.Request a Free Plantation Shutter Consultationor Call 13 11 78

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