SHUTTERS: MEASURING GUIDE - Shaftesbury Shutters

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SHUTTERS: MEASURING GUIDE - Shaftesbury Shutters

SHUTTERS:

MEASURING GUIDE


HOW TO MEASURE FOR YOUR INTERIOR

SHUTTERS

Shutters can be installed on virtually any window, French

door’s or patio sliding door’s. They can also be used

effectively as room dividers fitted on tracks. They usually

cannot be fitted where the window / door opens inwards,

or where there is a false ceiling or fixed pelmet that

prohibits the shutter from being opened.

Measure all widths and heights to the nearest millimetre.

Good practice is to measure width then height. Always

measure from the bottom to the top. Carefully record

your measurements for each window using a good steel

tape measure and follow the guidelines below.

OUTSIDE RECESS

We need the outside measurement including a frame.

The frame is generally 38mm on each side. The fixings for

the frame should go directly into the wall from the flat

surface of the shutters when they are closed

Measure height and width. Check that window is level in 2

directions and also square and plumb. If not allow for this

in your measuring by adding sufficient space for a square

frame to fit over. It is sensible to measure at several points

to ensure the window opening is not bowed.

If the shutters go right down to the floor check the

thickness of the skirting board to allow the shutters to

fold back.

For Sash windows measure from the outside of the bead

on either side. You will then need to allow for the frame.

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Check there is space either side when adding that

amount.

For height, measure from window sill to the under edge

of the architrave

From the back of where the frame will fix to the wall check

that there are no handles or obstructions that protrude

beyond this level (They would stop the louvers from

opening). If there is you will need to measure this

protrusion and let us know and we can increase the depth

of the frame to accommodate depending on louver size.

Check that there is nothing protruding out from the

window (handles, locks, alarms etc.). Depending on the

louver size will determine how much room is required.

Then indicate how you want the shutters to open LLRR

would be two hinging left and two hinging right.

Please note that although two windows may look

identical it is safer to measure each individual window.

These shutters are made to measure and will be made to

fit your measurement.

Choose:

1. Material: Phoenix, Seattle, Vancouver, Hollywood

2. Colour

3. Louver size or Solid

4. Choose style: Café, Full Height or Tier on Tier

5. Whether to have a tilt rod in the middle of each panel

or at the side (and which side) or to have a hidden

(from inside) tilt rod not available with 32 or 47 mm

louver

6. Decide if you want a mid rail across the shutter. If so

measure from the bottom to the mid point of the mid

rail. Note the mid rail is then positioned as near to that

as possible dependent on the louver size.

7. If two windows are side by side and you want them to

match then please let us know

There are some restrictions in sizing/options but we will

contact you if that is necessary. Send us your

measurement and shutter requirements via Fax: 0845

165 8334 or email: info@shaftesburys.co.uk and we will

confirm a price.

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INSIDE RECESS

Measure height and width. Check that window is Square

and plumb. If not square measure from corner to corner

of the window and if it is more than 10mm different we

would recommend placing the shutters outside the

recess. It is sensible to measure at several points to

ensure the window opening is not bowed. Take the

smallest measurement and if out of square reduce the

measurement accordingly.

The product will normally be supplied with a full frame but

if for instance you don’t want the frame to be on the

window sill then let us know.

Again if shutters go right down to the floor check

thickness of skirting board.

Decide on how deep you want the shutters into the

recess. The easiest frame option to fit is a Z frame which

comes over the edge of the recess (but still only measure

the inside of the recess) and hides any imperfections in

the corner plastering. (Particularly useful if your plaster is

not straight).

Measure from the back of the frame to any obstructions

e.g. handles. We will check that there is sufficient space

for the louvers to open.

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Then indicate how you want the shutters to open LLRR

would be two hinging left and two hinging right.

Please note that although two windows may look

identical it is safer to measure each individual window.

These shutters are made to measure and will be made to

fit your measurement.

For other types of openings like Patio doors or French

windows we do recommend that you leave it to someone

with experience as there are many things to trip you up. It

could end up being much cheaper to employ someone

who has already learnt how to fit them perfectly.

WARNING!!

Accurate measurements are essential for a proper

installation. Shutters are custom made to your

specifications and are not returnable due to mistakes in

measurements.

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ANATOMY OF A SHUTTER

Head rail

Mid rail, will exist on all

shutters above

1800mm to ensure

rigidity. It also complies

with warranty

Bottom rail

Shutter side on

(63mm louvres)

Mouse hole

Stiles

Tilt rod - 3 options

Centre, Offset, Hidden

Tension holes,

to tighten centre louvre

31.5mm clearance required to

nearest object (window/handle)

Measure to the centre of the

dividing window rail for

Tier on Tier & Full Height styles

Louvre - 4 sizes available

47mm, 63mm, 89mm, 114mm

(31.5mm clearance

applies to 63mm louvres,

wider clearance required

on larger louvres)

Mortice & tenon joint between all stiles

and rails, acts as a strengthening core

to prevent warping and sagging

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Louvre pins

Tenon

Joins horizontal to vertical

Mortice

Measure to the top of the

dividing window rail for

Café Style

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