Australian Made Plantation Shutters
Let me begin by saying there are only a few companies in South-East Queensland who make their shutters in Australia. The rest of the industry ship their plantation window shutters in from overseas, mostly from China and Indonesia.
So, if you get a quote from anyone else, you'll be waiting a minimum of 6-8 weeks (in actuality it's more like 8-12 weeks).
Take a moment to think of the logistical challenges of delivering and installing a product the production of which you have no control over.
How we felt BEFORE we made our Infinity Shutters™ in Australia.
Complications When Ordering Imported Shutters
Several years ago when we started selling plantation shutters in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, we shipped them in like everyone else. You send a sales representative to a prospective customer's house, run your tape over their windows and doors, receive an order and then email it to your overseas contact who arranges for it to be made.
And then you wait.
We had no idea when it was going to be shipped… when we were going to receive it... whether there were complications… etc. Worse still, if, when the product was finally delivered it was damaged, the process started again from scratch. Suddenly 6-8 weeks could stretch out into a 3-4 months.
K&Bs Upgrade to Specialised Shutter Facilities
How we felt AFTER we starting making our Infinity Shutters™ in Australia.
We only did that for about 6 months before we made the decision to invest in our own shutter manufacturing capabilities and design our own product - Infinity Shutters™. K&B now has two separate factories; one in Kingston, Brisbane (Infinity Shutters™, AllviewiQ PVC Shutters and aluminium louvres) and the other in Meadowbrook, Brisbane (Supa Shield security doors, 7mm diamond grille and insect screen).
Here’s us moving!
It was a substantial financial investment, but it means by the time someone may have received shutters from one of our competitors, we’d have measured, locally manufactured and professionally installed their custom made shutters 3 times over.
How Much Do Australian Made Shutters Cost?
A recent tactic we’ve become aware of is competitors saying, “...while K&B might be able to deliver their shutters in 3 weeks, it’ll cost you!” Feedback from our loyal customers would suggest otherwise. Nevertheless, you’d be foolish not to get several quotes.
We’ll never shy away from a bit of friendly competition.
In fact, why not get a quote today?