How to install your window DIY shutters?
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We make measuring and installing really simple. View our simple to understand guides on how to measure and install our DIY shutters.
Shutters can be hinged directly to the reveals without framework. However, with openings most often out of square, the gaps between the panel and the edge of the opening can be obvious if no framing is used. By placing framing around the shutter, any gaps between the edge of the frame and the reveal can be filled using gap filler for a much neater finish. Framing provides better light block than shutters installed without framing and, particularly on face fit shutters the correct frame will provide the necessary clearance for blades to be fully operational.
Stiles make up the side of every panel and comes standard as D mould.
Hinges will be painted to match the shutter color.
Top rail make up the top of every panel to provide strength through the panel frame.
Mid Rails/Divider – provide structural support and are inserted for panels at certain heights (1800mm) Mid rail can be chosen on smaller sizes to cover up door handles or mullions to provide cleaner look. Typically, mid rail with also be the point at which groups of blades are separated, meaning blades above or below the rail will operate independently.
Louvre/Blades – the horizontal slats within the panel, which are available in 63mm, 89mm and 114mm.
Bottom rail makes up the bottom of every panel to provide strength through the panel frame.
How to install PVC Shutters?
Read these instructions thoroughly before installing your shutters.
Your installation will go very smoothly once you understand the steps involved, and follow them one by one.
Check the packaging box carefully before open the packaging, see if there are any transport damages
Check the carton outside label to find out the location of the shutters.
Do not dispose of packaging until shutters are operating appropriately.
Find working space to assemble you frame (preferably in front of the window).
Carefully remove panels and frames from the packaging, check the packaging label (with X mark) to find out the location of following hardware.
Do not mix panels or frames from other windows.
1 Getting Started
Each side of your frame kit will be labeled as top, bottom, left or right on the frame cutting side. Lay the frame out on the floor face up.
Position the corners of the frame on a flat surface and line up the Hoffman key. The Hoffman key will hold the two corners together and is inserted with the rounded side facing up and the flat side level with the back of the frame.
If your frame kit has a T Post the top and bottom will be labelled. Line up the pre drilled holes with the top and bottom of the frame and secure with screws provided.