Combining a lightweight hardwood shutter with an MDF frame, the Cuba shutter allows for more panels to be hinged together.
This option is great if you’re looking to increase the number of panels per shutter or wish to cover a large window expanse.
The louvers of a Cuba shutter are available in four sizes, giving you real flexibility with this range. The paint finish is available in six shades of white.
SHUTTER BOUTIQUE shutters are manufactured by the world leader in shutter production utilising a combination of state of the art manufacturing with hand crafted finishing touches.
The wood utilised in our Cuba Basswood shutters is stored for 6 months before kiln drying to allow the wood to settle before being treated.
UNLIKE the majority of shutter manufacturers our wood is kiln dried twice in a computer controlled drying facility. The wood is specifically dried to take into account the climate of the country to which the shutters will be exported. This is very important as these shutters are manufactured for installation in climates as varied as Alaska and Australia. By utilising these methods frame warping is greatly reduced.
Unlilke many other manufacturers we engineer our stiles. The stiles are the side bars of the shutter panels. Rather than producing these as solid pieces we cut the wood into strips which are then bonded back together in opposing layers for greater strength. This has the effect of breaking the capillaries that run through wood through which moisture travels. This and the strength of the bonding agent ensures that SHUTTER BOUTIQUE panels are unlikely to warp and will give your customers years of enjoyment.
Unlike many other manufacturers we use mortise and tenon joints between the rail and the stile. These are far stronger than dowel joints and will minimise movement between these elements. Movement means cracking in the paint or stain finish and this will spoil the aesthetic look of the shutters. Again just in case there is some movement we engineer the SHUTTER BOUTIQUE panels with an additional grooved overlap that ensures any movement is handled by this expansion joint.
Unlike many other manufacturers we use a high quality, proprietary paint system developed specifically for SHUTTER BOUTIQUE shutters. Cheaper shutters use cheaper paints and stains and utilise less coats. We use 6 coats of paint or stain. The final layer is a clear lacquer with UV additive to ensure that the shutters we supply are less susceptible to fading and yellowing.
Unlike other manufacturers we do not compromise on the thickness of our louvres as we believe thinner louvres, although less costly to produce, are much more susceptible to warping.
Unlike other manufacturers we use the best quality marine grade stainless steel staples to attach our tilt rods to our shutters.
In addition the tips of the staples are coated in a bonding agent to make sure they remain secure for years to come.
Unlike many other manufacturers we supply our shutters with a large choice of frames rather than attaching them to batons. Not only does this give your customer the choice of framing their window and utilising the style of frame to match their décor/ style but it also gives a much stronger and appropriate fit for ease of installation.
Unlike many other manufacturers we assemble our shutters prior to shipping to ensure that all the components fit together perfectly. Once photographed these are then disassembled and packed into custom made packaging to ensure your customers’ shutters arrive in perfect condition. When shipping by airfreight we double pack the shutters for additional security.
All of this means we are able to provide a
3 YEAR WARRANTY on all Shutter Boutique shutters built within our published specifications.
To discuss your window shutter requirements, find out more about the Cuba range and to book an installation survey call 0800 145 5278 today.