Our locally made Decowood Shutters are our most popular, cost effective and eco-friendly range. Suited to all interior design styles, installations and functions, they are hardworking and hard-wearing and hard to resist!

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Decowood Shutters
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Custom Shape
Secret Tilt

Eco-friendly and economical

Manufactured from engineered wood, one of the eco-friendliest materials available. Wood is sourced from sustainable forests and engineered to precise design specifications using individual wood fibres. Minimal wastage by using up to 95% of the tree.

Robust, problem-free finish

Manufactured and installed to best practice European and American quality standards.

  • Patented polypropylene coating is easy to clean and ensures stain-, peel-, crack- and chip resistance.
  • Coating is verified environmentally safe (releasing no Volatile Organic Compounds into the air).
  • Coating contains UV inhibitors to protect against colour fading and yellowing.
  • Perfect for harsh African conditions – engineered wood can withstand high desert-like temperatures and coastal climates.
  • Overlapping rabbet stiles for improved light block-out and privacy.
  • Reinforced engineered stiles with laminated core for high level of durability and structural integrity.
  • Mortise and tenon joints to withstand shear stress and twisting forces.

Choice finishes

  • Special shaped shutters for angled openings
  • 3 louvre sizes – 63, 89 and 114mm
  • 3 tilt rod options – traditional, off-set and secret tilt
  • Widest range of frame choices on the market
  • A standard palette of 7 soft neutral shades in a polypropylene finish

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  • Indoor use only
  • Windows and doors (including bay windows)
  • Room dividers
  • Special shapes (angles)


  • Custom-made
  • Manufactured in South Africa, or option for overseas
  • Manufactured from eco-friendly engineered wood
  • Manufacture time either 2 to 3 weeks or 6 – 8 weeks from confirmed order (depending on choice of manufacturing facility)


  • Polypropylene finish
  • Five standard colour finishes (click FINISHES above)
  • VOC safe
  • Choice of 14 frames (including overlapping frames)


  • Available in Bi-Fold, By-Pass or Hinged
  • Louvres can be opened and closed manually by tilting any louvre in a joined bank (secret tilt / ‘gear’ tilt)


  • 85% to 95% light block
  • Shutters don’t offer total block-out; the amount of block-out depends on the type of installation


Louvre size (mm) 63/89/114
Solid Panels n/a
Height Minimum (mm) 254
Height Maximum (mm) 2950
Width Minimum (mm) 153
Maximum Width Hinged (mm) 610
Maximum Width Double-Hinged (mm) 500
Maximum Width Bi-Fold 610
Maximum Width By-Pass (mm) 610
Mid Rail Required if Height > (mm) 1828


  • Do not use any chemicals on your shutters
  • Use feather duster for regular cleaning
  • A damp cloth can be used for stubborn dirt and sticky marks


  • Comprehensive 3-year guarantee
  • Shutters installed 30 years ago by AMERICAN shutters® are still looking good and functioning 100%

The swatches below are digitally presented, therefore may not accurately represent the finish. We strongly suggest that you view the samples in person to make your choice.

Decowood shutters are available in a selection of five polyropylene colours, including:

  • Pure White
  • Silk White
  • Bright White
  • Creamy
  • Pearl
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