Combining timeless style with function, shutters have become extremely popular in recent years. Shutters are considered not only as a window or door covering but also as an investment in your home. They are made to fit precisely and work in with the architecture of the house - whether it's an older traditional home or a modern one.
Shutters from McKenzie House are easy to maintain and are water and flame resistant making them an excellent option for bathrooms and kitchens.
They can be used on windows and doors or as wardrobe doors or room dividers - eg. between two living areas..
I choose to supply Thermalite shutters made by Total Look Blinds in Auckland. They offer a complete service from initial measure to final installation. Local, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient, they'll ensure every detail is right to make sure you get the best performance from your shutters. There are also many other reasons I recommend this brand :
Thermalite shutters come with a warranty that is transferable between owners making them a true asset if you sell your home. Conditions apply.
Made from a solid, non-toxic synthetic material, these shutters don't break down into toxic chemicals when disposed of. They do not contain PVC or vinyl.
The material used to make Thermalite shutters is a by-product of natural gas so no additional natural resources are destroyed in the manufacturing process.
Thermalite's extremely durable material means that your shutters won't warp, crack, shrink or discolour - even in NZ's harsh sun.
Unlike shutters made from other materials, Thermalite shutters are finished with a superb paint finish that won't yellow over time.
The slats on Thermalite shutters don't sag or lose tension so you will never need to tighten or adjust them.
Thermalite's exclusive, patented "Ultraclear" system ensures a view to the outside uninterrupted by vertical tilt rods.
The material used in Thermalite shutters provides over twice the insulation of wooden or vinyl shutters. They will reduce the amount of heat coming in during summer as well as retaining heat inside during winter.
A simple wash with warm soapy water is all it takes to clean Thermalite shutters.
It's easy to get a quote from McKenzie House for your shutters - just follow the simple steps below.
Please note, this is a quick guide only to be able to give you a quote. Shutters are more involved than this so if you choose to go ahead with your quote all the finer details will be discussed or an on-site check measure will be done prior to manufacture (Auckland, Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty only).
Download a Quote Request Form for Shutters (either excel or pdf). This handy worksheet has been created to make it easy for you to fill in as you progress through the steps below. Save it on your device or print it out.
When you've finished simply save, scan or take an image of it and attach it, or transfer the information on it, when you request a quote below.
Step 1. Give your window/s or door/s an ID/name for future reference.
Step 4. Specify how many panels you want. Please note the following maximum widths for a panel as this will help you determine how many you can have in an opening.
Any bifold panel: 500mm wide
A single hinged panel up to 1500mm high: 750mm wide
A single hinged panel over 1500mm high: 650mm wide
Any sliding panel: 900mm wide
Any single fixed panel (ie: not hinged, bifold or sliding): 900mm wide
Example: If your total door opening is 2460mm wide x 2160mm high, the minimum number of panels you can have is 4 (4 @ 615mm wide).
If you're in a hurry, once you've completed these four steps you can save your completed Quote Form and attach it or use it as a reference when you request a quote below.
If you have more time and want to carry on designing your shutters you can keep working through steps 5-8 (these are some of the details that will be discussed if you accept the quote).
Step 5. Specify whether your shutters are to fit inside the reveal or face-fixed onto the frame or wall. Remember to look for any hardware that might get in the way of shutters fitted inside the reveal.
Step 6. Specify your colour. Samples available on request.
Step 7. Save your completed Quote Form and attach it or use it as a reference when you request a quote below.
For stability, it is necessary to place divider rails (or mid rails) in shutter panels over 1500mm high (it is recommended over 1200mm high).
It is recommended that panels over 2400mm high should have two divider rails and panels 2700mm and over must have two.
If required, these will be discussed with you if you accept your quote.
When deciding where to place the rails, it's best to try to follow the architecture of your joinery - ie. if you have a horizontal transom on your window or door it looks best to place the divider rail at that point.
Got a question or special request? I'm happy to help!
If you don't what you'd like in the options above please email me as most configurations can be custom-made to your requirements.