The best plantation shutter material for Melbourne homes

Plantation shutters have been a popular choice to decorate Melbourne windows for many years. These shutters are an excellent addition to any room, offering privacy, light control, insulation and more while looking chic.

As they are available in a selection of materials, it can be difficult to know which one may be the best choice for your shutters. They are generally made of paulownia, PVC, or basswood. Here is a bit more information on each option to help you decide what will work best for your Melbourne home.

Plantation Shutters


Paulownia is a type of wooden material that is light, fine-grained and strong. Its warp-resistant nature makes it an excellent choice for shutters that will last. Due to its low oil content and knot free appearance, it can be easily painted or stained to suit a variety of styles and home aesthetics.


Basswood is another type of wood that has a gorgeous grain and texture. Like paulownia, it can be stained and painted. A polyurethane paint, once added as a finish, makes scratch-proof shutters that are durable and made to last.

Compared to paulownia, basswood is high density hardwood and therefore a stronger material.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)

PVC is a material specifically used for damp or steamy areas like the kitchen, laundry or bathroom. Shutters of this material are moisture-resistant and will not warp or peel. Like paulownia or basswood, it can also be finished in a high grade paint finish for consistency.

At SP Shutters, Doors & Blinds, we provide plantation shutters of quality paulownia, basswood or PVC. Contact our expert team today on 1300 883 933 to organise a free in-home consultation, so they can help you choose the perfect shutters for your home in Melbourne.