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Plantation Shutters For Sliding Doors

Australians embrace indoor/outdoor living, emphasizing the importance of ample windows for connectivity to the outdoors. Given our harsh and unpredictable climate, Plantation Shutters prove to be an ideal solution for covering expansive glass areas.

Can Plantation Shutters Be Installed On Sliding Doors?

If your home prominently features sliding doors, you may be contemplating whether Plantation Shutters are a fitting option for covering these expansive openings. Fortunately, the unequivocal answer to this question is a resounding “yes!”

Installing Plantation Shutters on sliding doors not only lets you achieve your desired aesthetic for each room but also ensures you don’t have to compromise on practical aspects like easy access, effective light management, and maintaining privacy. These shutters offer a perfect balance of style and functionality, enhancing the overall appeal of your living spaces while giving you control over both natural light and personal privacy.

Norman Woodlore Plus Shutters installed in a modern and simple bathroom. Shutters for Sliding Doors.

Why Install Plantation Shutters For Sliding Glass Doors?

Finding shutters for sliding glass doors or any other type of sliding door is often a challenging task because of the large opening and the sliding functionality of the doors. Normandy Plantation Shutters are an ideal solution for dressing sliding doors. They tend to be both appealing and practical while combining durability with the stylishness of shutters.

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Opting for Plantation Shutters brings a touch of fashionable elegance and sophistication to your home, seamlessly complementing both modern and traditional door/window covering styles. Apart from their stylish appeal, these shutters are highly practical, resistant to cracking, fading, and humidity.

Complete Blinds offers Normandy Plantation Shutters crafted from premium hardwoods sourced from certified North American forests. Ideal for large sliding glass doors, our bi-fold track Normandy plantation shutters feature hinges in the middle, allowing them to fold accordion-style for convenient use.

We also provide composite plantation shutters crafted from synthetic materials, meticulously designed to replicate the appearance of real wood.

White Wood Shutters by Luxaflex in a bright and cozy living room. Shutters for Sliding Doors.

Benefits of Plantation Shutters for Sliding Doors

There are several reasons why Plantation Shutters could be the perfect choice for your home.


Traditionally used in Mediterranean countries, shutters can give you the perfect look and warm feel associated with those destinations. You may even feel like you’re always on holiday with shutters installed!


Having Plantation Shutters installed over your sliding doors as well as the rest of the windows in your home adds to the insulation value of your home. They add another layer of insulation, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. You may even see a reduction in your energy bills.

Plantation Shutters also provide a layer of protection to household furnishings, protecting them from harmful ultraviolet rays.

Cozy and cool white bedroom featuring Norman Brightwood Shutters. Sunlight streaking through the shutters. Shutters for Sliding Doors.

Close up of Plantation Shutters, available at Complete Blinds Showroom.

Easy to Operate

Shutters are easy to operate and without cords involved, very safe. A simple hand motion opens and closes the louvres to the precise angle desired. It not only allows you to direct light or glare away from the room but also gives you complete privacy control.

Plantation Shutters can also be personalised to fulfil the distinct needs of any home since they are often equipped with features like motorisation or a tilt rod.

Plantation Shutters are also really easy to clean, read our guide on it here.

Natural Light

We all desire the warmth of sunlight filling our homes as the primary source of light. Plantation Shutters offer an excellent solution to harness natural sunlight in your home. With complete control over the amount of light entering, especially with bi-fold shutters, you can fully open them to flood your living space with invigorating sunlight.

Transitional style kitchen with a glass sliding door revealing a patio and beach view, partially covered by Luxaflex Polysatin Shutters. Made in Australia. Water resistant. Shutters for Sliding Doors.

Close-up image of white Woodlore Shutters by Norman, signifying quality and durability.

What To Consider When Mounting Plantation Shutters Over Sliding Doors

When measuring Plantation Shutters for sliding doors, it’s crucial to take the door handle into account. A protruding door handle can limit the available backspace, making it challenging to open and close the louvres smoothly. To address this, an extended frame may need to be mounted for proper clearance.

Alternatively, the sliding door handle can be replaced with an inset one. When measuring backspace, it’s essential to consider the space between the flush face and the first obstruction, typically the door handle. Keep in mind that different Plantation Shutters may have varying backspace requirements.

For bi-fold shutters with an overhead track that folds like an accordion, an additional inch or two of backspace is generally needed. This consideration ensures optimal functionality and a seamless operation of the shutters.

How Are Plantation Shutters Mounted Over Sliding Glass Doors?

Following the measurements of the sliding door, an ‘effortless glide’ aluminium track is installed on the wall above the doors. This track becomes the mounting point for the shutters, ensuring a seamless operation. Thanks to nylon wheels that serve as carriers, the shutters glide smoothly without any jamming or skipping, providing a hassle-free experience. With ample wall space, the shutters can be effortlessly rolled off to both sides of the door, allowing for increased airflow, natural light, and visibility.

When it comes to bi-fold Plantation Shutters, the installation process varies, offering flexibility. These shutters occupy minimal space as they are mounted parallel to the wall, further enhancing their versatility and efficiency.

A sophisticated Luxaflex craftsman holding a Luxaflex window blind, customising to fit the window frame perfectly. Made in Australia.

Indeed, Plantation Shutters can be seamlessly installed on sliding doors, offering a myriad of benefits for your home. These shutters not only impart a timeless and elegant aesthetic but also afford you control over elements like light, privacy, and visibility. Whether it’s the bedroom, dining room, living room, or office, Plantation Shutters make a versatile and stylish addition.

For a customized plan on installing shutters in your home, reach out to us at Complete Blinds.

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