CCGT Recruitment Drive

At OpenShutters, we have a firm commitment to providing opportunities for people on the Central Coast.  Having had an ongoing relationship with Central Coast Group Training for over 20 years, we were proud to be invited to support their “30 Apprentices in 30 Days” campaign, with two of our team ‘starring’ (we use that word loosely) in their local television advertising ad 

OpenShutters regularly employs 3 to 4 apprentices through CCGT on an ongoing basis, either working in our timber and special shape departments, providing custom finishes in our paint shop, or installing our custom-made shutters on site, there are a variety of skills to be learned and developed as part of an experienced team.

 
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Australia Day

Australia Day is once again upon us, and is a timely reminder as to why we strongly believe in buying an Australian Made product, as described more fully here.  We thank all our customers and partners in supporting us in continuing to operate this way.

OpenShutters is also a proud member of the Australian Made Campaign, an organisation which supports and promotes products made in Australia.

Enjoy the celebrations of the 26th.  As with most other businesses, we are closed on Monday 28th, but will be back on deck designing, crafting and manufacturing your beautiful, bespoke shutters, louvres and screens on Tuesday 29th.

 
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Congratulations

Our very own Keller O’Sullivan was named '3rd Year Apprentice of the Year’ at last week’s awards ceremony hosted by our friends at Central Coast Group Training.  Keller recently completed his apprenticeship in Timber and Composites Machining in 3 years (as opposed to the recommended / standard 4 years) and is a highly valued member of our Custom Shapes department, crafting the more bespoke and unusually-shaped shutters we prepare for our clients.

The accolade came as no surprise to all of us who work with him on a daily basis.  Well done, Keller!

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From Concept to Completion

We love a challenge at OpenShutters.  Our friends at Amber Road Design required timber screens with a rather unusual (pink) finish as part of an exhibition in Melbourne, and we were happy to oblige.

Our custom made shutters, louvres and screens are used all over Australia, and with summer finally around the corner, you may still be able to get your shutters installed before the holidays if you are quick - contact us on 1300 136 911.

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Art At Work - 2018

Showcasing a range of artistic skills and talent across various mediums

We’re privileged to once again be hosting the annual Art At Work exhibition.  Art At Work is an organisation dedicated to fostering a collaborative culture between artists, business creatives and the community.

At OpenShutters, we are very familiar with modern day must-haves that demand complex design trends which push multiple boundaries: curvy shapes and minimalist houses, while only using natural materials.  Art At Work therefore coincides with our ethos – the event pushes the boundaries of a traditional exhibition, and we encourage you to find out what we mean and experience creativity in a different light and setting.

The Exhibition

This year, Art At Work is showcasing a range of artistic skills and talent across various mediums with over 35 participating artists, with the event including interactive activities and workshops.

The event will run across the last weekend of September and we would be delighted to welcome you.  Click HERE to find out more, and register for Opening Night on Friday 28 September.

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On the FRONT foot

OpenShutters is looking forward to participating in FRONT, an exhibition to be held at Carriageworks, Sydney, on 9th & 10th August.  The event, which is developed specifically for architects and specifiers, provides OpenShutters with the opportunity to showcase our custom made shutters, louvres and screens to an audience responsible for shaping design.  We look forward to engaging with those attending, and if you are visiting, please come and say 'hello'.  Click here to learn more.
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Happy Retirement, Russell!

After being with OpenShutters since November 2000, when some of our current apprentices were still in nappies, Russell Watterson bids farewell to his post with us to enjoy a well-earned retirement.  Russell has been an integral part of the OpenShutters team over that time, specifically in the blades section of our process.  He is about to embark on a tour of India now that he has plenty of time on his hands and we wish him well, and hope he won’t be a stranger.

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The ultimate choice for Hospitality

We wanted you to be the first to know about the new range of screens we are launching next week at the most comprehensive event for the hotel and accommodation industry, NoVacancy.

Our products are recommended by architects and designers and are in hotels and resorts across Australia. You can see our custom window coverings in Saffire Resort, Freycinet, louvre doors for the Marriott, Surfers Paradise and Rosewood shutters in the Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney.  

We understand the need for durability in commercial settings. We use Canadian Western Red Cedar for its longevity and stability and also hard-wearing timbers like Rosewood and Kwila.

Created for the hospitality industry, these screens would also look sensational in high-end homes. Like all of our products, we can custom design the screens to suit your space.

Our New Range

Precision-Cut Wood Screens 
Our striking Precision-Cut Wooden Screens can be customised to feature your logo or unique design. These easy to maintain screens can be fixed in place or mounted on tracks to allow movement.  

Timber Slat Screen
Finish your space with these stunning Timber Slat Screens. Choose from our designs – or create your own. Suitable for use inside and outside they make attractive natural additions to bars, landscaping, architectural facades and bars.  

Artistic Acoustic Doors  
Use these noise-absorbing panels to create the right ambience in your bar or meeting room. Made with timber frames and Acoustek tiles, they absorb 85% of reverberated noise. Available in a range of designs and colours. 

Industrial Chic Screen

This on-trend design offers privacy plus light and air circulation. Screen a courtyard or to hide unsightly bins. Made with an aluminium frame and timber slates our Industrial Chic Screens can be fixed in place as a feature or mounted on tracks for flexible space design.

Hospitality industry favourites

These trusted OpenShutters products can be found in hospitality, accommodation and commercial settings. 

Aluminium Shutter 

Our Aluminium Shutters are hardwearing for busy areas like outdoor bars and restaurants. Order shutters with fixed blades for greater durability. Available in fixed panels for gates and courtyard fencing or sliding doors to create indoor-outdoor spaces. 

Ultimate Shutters 

Our handcrafted timber shutters - created by master craftsmen - can be customised for you. We can fit your blades horizontally or vertically. In fact, whatever blade profile, shape, size or finish you have in mind, for an opening, we can make it to your exact requirements.   

French Louvres

Our French Louvre is designed with a small flat blade. Traditionally used as decoration on the front of buildings, our French Louvres have been used for stylish screening, as cupboard doors and privacy panels in resorts and hotels.

How we work with you

We love the challenge of designing and manufacturing products that work perfectly in your space.  From curved windows, and skylight covers, to customised unique designs – nothing is too hard. 

We offer design, project management, manufacturing, and installation expertise. We can do it all, or a little. You choose the service you need. 

Being Australian made and owned, we are on hand to provide technical advice at any stage of your project.

How and where to use OpenShutters

  • Architectural exteriors  
  • Design feature or focal point  
  • Window coverings
  • Alfresco bars
  • Landscaping 
  • Bathroom, room or cupboard doors
  • Courtyard fencing 
  • Balcony privacy screens
  • Restaurant zoning 
  • Hide unsightly air conditioners 
  • Screen off service areas or bathroom entries 
  • Conference room dividers

 Get in touch and talk design today.

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