How Much Should I Expect To Pay For Plantation Shutters?

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The pricing of our plantation shutters vary based on several differing factors. On average, you can anticipate that your shutters will begin at approximately $300 right up to $850 for a standard sized window. Of course, these prices are estimates and may not include the installation charge of the shutters itself. It’s also possible that you may engage with an independent contractor to help install the shutters as ‘do-it-yourself‘ shutters become more readily available on the market.

You can expect an installation contractor to generally charge between $130 and $250 per hour for installing plantation shutters in your home. However, choosing Brisbane Shutters’ skilled installation team can lead to cost savings. In Australia, the typical expenditure for installing plantation shutters in your home ranges from about $2,200 to $3,600 or roughly $20 per square foot (according to Canstar).

Various significant factors contribute to the cost of your shutters. Here’s a breakdown:


Window Size

When it comes to assessing the price of a plantation shutter, the size of your windows plays a pivotal role. The dimensions of your windows will not only influence the overall cost but also dictate the quantity of shutters required to achieve a perfect fit. Typically, standard-sized windows tend to be more budget-friendly, offering a cost-effective solution for those seeking a traditional look. However, if you have non-standard or uniquely designed windows, you can expect a premium cost as these custom dimensions necessitate specialized craftsmanship and materials.



Plantation shutters are available in a diverse range of materials, with options such as PVC, aluminium, and natural timber. When considering cost, it’s worth noting that PVC and aluminium emerge as the most economical selections. Aluminium, or Tough, shutters offer a contemporary aesthetic, while PVC is renowned for its resilience and an array of stylish colour choices.

Both aluminium and PVC shutters present a cost-effective solution that’s well-suited for any room in your home, including spaces prone to high moisture levels like kitchens and bathrooms. However, if you desire the charm of real timber plantation shutters, be prepared for a higher cost per window. These timber shutters, though more expensive, introduce a warm and organic ambiance to your living space. Additionally, aluminium shutters can be tailored to harmonise with your interior or exterior decor, offering a standard powder coat colour selection to suit your preferences.



In the process of determining the cost of a plantation shutter, it is essential to consider the diverse designs available beyond the choice of materials. These designs encompass sliding, hinged, bi-fold, and fixed shutters, each with its unique attributes. Sliding shutters, for instance, prove optimal for doors or spacious areas, facilitating seamless access to outdoor spaces. On the other hand, hinged or bi-fold shutters offer a flexible solution tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring privacy and adaptability. Conversely, fixed shutters stand out as the simplest to install and serve as an effective security measure, serving as a deterrent to potential intruders.



When evaluating the cost of plantation shutters, it’s essential to consider the installation method, whether it’s a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach or professional installation. DIY installations generally offer a lower upfront cost, but they may require you to purchase tools and materials, which can add to your expenses. On the other hand, opting for professional installation can result in higher initial costs but offers several advantages. Professional installers bring expertise, ensuring a seamless and precise fit, potentially saving you time and reducing stress. Moreover, professional installation often comes with warranties that help safeguard your investment.


Measure Or Quote Today!

We’re here to assist you in finding the most budget-friendly and suitable option to meet your needs so If you’re wondering about the cost of shutters for your home or office, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Brisbane Shutters for a free measure and quote or visit one of our showrooms in person.  Alternatively, we also have an online quote estimator that allows you to enter the specifics of your window or windows so we can quickly calculate what you can expect to pay for this job, or something similar. Click here to find out more about our online estimator.