Shutters

HOW TO MEASURE – SHUTTERS

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR SHUTTER BEFORE YOU ORDER IT FROM US?

It’s crucial to follow below instructions and provide accurate measurements for a perfect fit.

IMPORTANT: The shutters you order are specifically customize for you, based on the specifications and measurements you have provided to us, and cannot be adjusted once we have delivered them to you, so it’s crucial to follow below instructions and provide accurate measurements for a perfect fit.

We can promise and fully guarantee that we will deliver your customized shutters exactly and precisely as per your order, but we cannot guarantee that the measurements you have sent us are correct. So please ensure that you understand how to measure properly or get in touch with us and have one of our technicians come out and take all necessary measurements to ensure 100% perfect fit.

Our Service Areas are: Geelong-Barwon Region, Melbourne and Surfcoast.

General Information

GENERAL MEASURING INFORMATION!

Some helpful background information on our high quality shutters.

Note: All our shutters are custom-built for your windows or doors. Before ordering shutters, take note of any mechanisms and installation procedures and make sure they are compatible with your window. If you are installing the shutters into a window recess, make sure there is enough room to fit them without blocking out light.
IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE MEASURING! Our Fit-Yourself Shutters are very easy to install but it’s essential that the measurements are accurate to a millimeter. You MUST use a steel measuring tape and measure each window regardless of whether they appear identical. In most cases, they won’t be.
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MEASURING OBSTRUCTIONS
Please note that special attention should be given to window openings which have:

  1. Sloping window sills
  2. Window cranks
  3. Latches
  4. Security devices
  5. Removable screens

Any one of these may obstruct the shutter frame. When measuring for our Inside Mount Shutters ensure you have the correct clearance depth shown above, based on your measurement to the front of the nearest obstruction. If you have any queries, please contact us.

SHUTTER BLADE PROJECTION GUIDE

Knowing the blade projections is important when measuring windows for clearances and selecting framing options. Please refer to framing option sections for detailed information.

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63 mm

89 mm

114 mm

Front Projection: 18.3 mm Front Projection: 30.8 mm Front Projection: 43.3 mm
Back Projection: 45.7 mm Back Projection: 58.2 mm Back Projection: 70.7 mm

MEASURING FOR INSIDE RECESS WINDOW FIT?

When you are measuring a window recess, make sure that you take at least three measurements for the width and height of the opening. Use the smallest of the three, because walls are rarely dead straight. Measure every window even if they appear to be the same. Plantation shutters are simple to measure but accuracy in essential! Do not make any deductions, our factory will make a small adjustment for easy installation.

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MEASURING FOR OUTSIDE WINDOW FIT?

When you are measuring for an outside fit add minimum of 40mm to width and length so frame covers the whole area. Factory will not make and adjustments to your order, so please give us the measurements from start of the frame to the end.  If your window has trim, attach the frame directly to your trim or first remove the trim and mount the frame to your wall. The Square Frame has a base dimension of 40mm and requires at least 40mm of a flat surface to mount. The mounting screws must be drilled into a secure surface such as wood, not drywall. Otherwise, use drywall bolts. If your window has moulding of less than 25mm or has a dimensional surface, it is best to remove the moulding.

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Plantation shutters are generally comprised of a shutter panel attached (hinged) to a frame. The panel itself consists of louvers, which rotate 180 degrees; stiles running vertically on the sides; and rails running horizontally on the top and bottom. Panels over 1200mm will include a divider rail, which adds strength and support to your shutter panels, and allows you to open the top louvers while keeping the bottom ones closed.

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SHUTTER COMPONENTS

 

Top/Bottom Rails – make up the top and bottom of every panel to provide strength through the panel.

Louvre/Blades – the horizontal slats within the panel, which are available in 63mm, 89mm and 114mm.

Centre Tilt Rod/Bar – There are two options to control the blades, tilt rod (located in the centre of the panel on the outside of the shutter) or clear view (located on the side of the panel on the inside of the shutter).

BLADE CONTROL OPTIONS

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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.

Stiles – make up the side of every panel and comes standard as D Mould

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Frame – Hinged 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.

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SHUTTER T-POST EXPLAINED

T Posts (T) – are used to cover mullions or to give hinging points across wider windows. The use of T Posts allows for any width to be achieved for hinged shutters. Measurements for T Posts are taken from the left edge of the ‘Gross Open Width’ on the order form to the centre of the T Post for each Post. Enter the ‘T Post Qty’ column on the order from, then fill out the T Post table on the order form. If the table is left blank, T Posts are spaced evenly.

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HINGED SHUTTER LETTERING GUIDE

Ordering hinged shutters is made easier using a lettering system to indicate a variety of options. These letters can be joined in unlimited ways to provide a solution for almost any hinged application. * Written codes always read from left to right *

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These are examples only. Almost any configuration is possible with a little imagination. 

L = Left Hand Hinge R = Right Hand Hinge
D = ‘D’ module T= T Post
LD-R = D Module on left panel  L-DR = D Module on right panel

 

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Shutter Recess Measuring Guide?

HOW TO MEASURE FOR SHUTTERS MOUNTED INSIDE WINDOW RECESS?

Naturally, an inside-mounted shutter sits within your window frame. Many regard it as the sleeker and more modern way to install one’s shutters, providing you have sufficient depth. There are three inside-mount frame options possible:

NOTE: All our shutters are custom-built for your windows or recesses. Before ordering shutters, take note of any mechanisms and installation procedures and make sure they are compatible with your window. If you are installing the shutters into a window recess, make sure there is enough room to fit them without blocking out light.
IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE MEASURING! Our Fit-Yourself Shutters are very easy to install but it’s essential that the measurement of the window space into which they need to fit, to be very precise and accurate to a millimeter. You MUST use a steel measuring tape and measure each and every window, regardless of whether or not they appear identical. In most cases, they won’t be.

MEASURING FOR INSIDE RECESS WINDOW FIT?

When you are measuring a window recess, make sure that you take at least three measurements for the width and height of the opening. Use the smallest of the three, because walls are rarely dead straight. Measure every window even if they appear to be the same. Plantation shutters are simple to measure but accuracy in essential! Do not make any deductions, our factory will make a small adjustment for easy installation.

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MEASURING OBSTRUCTIONS
Please note that special attention should be given to window openings which have:

  1. Sloping window sills
  2. Window cranks
  3. Latches
  4. Security devices
  5. Removable screens

Any one of these may obstruct the shutter frame. When measuring for our Inside Mount Shutters ensure you have the proper clearance depth shown above, based on your measurement to the front of the nearest obstruction. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

Plantation shutters are generally comprised of a shutter panel attached (hinged) to a frame. The panel itself consists of louvers, which rotate open and closed; stiles running vertically on the sides; and rails running horizontally on the top and bottom. Panels over 1200mm will include a divider rail, which adds strength and support to your shutter panels, and allows you to open the top louvers while keeping the bottom ones closed.

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SHUTTER PARTS EXPLAINED

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Top/Bottom Rails – make up the top and bottom of every panel to provide strength through the panel.

Louvre Blades – the horizontal slats within the panel, which are available in 63mm, 89mm and 114mm.

Centre Tilt Rod/Bar – There are two options to control the blades, tilt rod (located in the centre of the panel on the outside of the shutter) or clear view (located on the side of the panel on the inside of the shutter).

blade-control-optionsMid Rails – 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.

Stiles – make up the side of every panel and comes standard as D Mould

shutter-stiles-d-mould

Frame – Hinged 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.

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SHUTTER BLADE PROJECTION GUIDE

Knowing the blade projections is important when measuring windows for clearances and selecting framing options. Please refer to framing option sections for detailed information.

hutter-blade-projection-guide

63 mm

89 mm

114 mm

Front Projection: 18.3 mm Front Projection: 30.8 mm Front Projection: 43.3 mm
Back Projection: 45.7 mm Back Projection: 58.2 mm Back Projection: 70.7 mm

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SHUTTER T-POST EXPLAINED

T Posts (T) – are used to cover mullions or to give hinging points across wider windows. The use of T Posts allows for any width to be achieved for hinged shutters. Measurements for T Posts are taken from the left edge of the ‘Gross Open Width’ on the order form to the centre of the T Post for each Post. Enter the ‘T Post Qty’ column on the order from, then fill out the T Post table on the order form. If the table is left blank, T Posts are spaced evenly.

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HINGED SHUTTER LETTERING GUIDE

Ordering hinged shutters is made easier using a lettering system to indicate a variety of options. These letters can be joined in unlimited ways to provide a solution for almost any hinged application. * Written codes always read from left to right *

hinged-shutter-lettering-guide

These are examples only. Almost any configuration is possible with a little imagination. 

L = Left Hand Hinge R = Right Hand Hinge
D = ‘D’ module T= T Post
LD-R = D Module on left panel  L-DR = D Module on right panel

 

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How to measure for window face shutter?

HOW TO MEASURE FOR WINDOW FACE SHUTTER?

NOTE: All our shutters are custom-built for your windows or recesses. Before ordering shutters, take note of any mechanisms and installation procedures and make sure they are compatible with your window. If you are installing the shutters into a window recess, make sure there is enough room to fit them without blocking out light.
IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE MEASURING! Our Fit-Yourself Shutters are very easy to install but it’s essential that the measurement of the window space into which they need to fit, to be very precise and accurate to a millimeter. You MUST use a steel measuring tape and measure each and every window, regardless of whether or not they appear identical. In most cases, they won’t be.

MEASURING FOR OUTSIDE WINDOW FIT?

When you are measuring for an outside fit add minimum of 40mm to width and length so frame covers the whole area. Factory will not make and adjustments to your order, so please give us the measurements from start of the frame to the end.  If your window has trim, attach the frame directly to your trim or first remove the trim and mount the frame to your wall. The Square Frame has a base dimension of 40mm and requires at least 40mm of a flat surface to mount. The mounting screws must be drilled into a secure surface such as wood, not drywall. Otherwise, use drywall bolts. If your window has moulding of less than 25mm or has a dimensional surface, it is best to remove the moulding.

spoton-outside-mesure-shutter

Plantation shutters are generally comprised of a shutter panel attached (hinged) to a frame. The panel itself consists of louvers, which rotate open and closed; stiles running vertically on the sides; and rails running horizontally on the top and bottom. Panels over 1200mm will include a divider rail, which adds strength and support to your shutter panels, and allows you to open the top louvers while keeping the bottom ones closed.

MEASURING OBSTRUCTIONS
Please note that special attention should be given to window openings which have:

  1. Sloping window sills
  2. Window cranks
  3. Latches
  4. Security devices
  5. Removable screens

Any one of these may obstruct the shutter frame. When measuring for our Inside Mount Shutters ensure you have the proper clearance depth shown above, based on your measurement to the front of the nearest obstruction. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Back to the top

SHUTTER PARTS EXPLAINED

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Top/Bottom Rails – make up the top and bottom of every panel to provide strength through the panel.

Louvre Blades – the horizontal slats within the panel, which are available in 63mm, 89mm and 114mm.

Centre Tilt Rod/Bar – There are two options to control the blades, tilt rod (located in the centre of the panel on the outside of the shutter) or clear view (located on the side of the panel on the inside of the shutter).

blade-control-optionsMid Rails – 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.

Stiles – make up the side of every panel and comes standard as D Mould

shutter-stiles-d-mould

Frame – Hinged 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.

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SHUTTER BLADE PROJECTION GUIDE

Knowing the blade projections is important when measuring windows for clearances and selecting framing options. Please refer to framing option sections for detailed information.

hutter-blade-projection-guide

63 mm

89 mm

114 mm

Front Projection: 18.3 mm Front Projection: 30.8 mm Front Projection: 43.3 mm
Back Projection: 45.7 mm Back Projection: 58.2 mm Back Projection: 70.7 mm

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SHUTTER T-POST EXPLAINED

T Posts (T) – are used to cover mullions or to give hinging points across wider windows. The use of T Posts allows for any width to be achieved for hinged shutters. Measurements for T Posts are taken from the left edge of the ‘Gross Open Width’ on the order form to the centre of the T Post for each Post. Enter the ‘T Post Qty’ column on the order from, then fill out the T Post table on the order form. If the table is left blank, T Posts are spaced evenly.

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HINGED SHUTTER LETTERING GUIDE

Ordering hinged shutters is made easier using a lettering system to indicate a variety of options. These letters can be joined in unlimited ways to provide a solution for almost any hinged application. * Written codes always read from left to right *

hinged-shutter-lettering-guide

These are examples only. Almost any configuration is possible with a little imagination. 

L = Left Hand Hinge R = Right Hand Hinge
D = ‘D’ module T= T Post
LD-R = D Module on left panel  L-DR = D Module on right panel

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