Measuring, designing and ordering DIY shutters online is becoming very popular, so it’s important we provide plenty of advice on the subject.
To help you fit your shutters, you can find a set of detailed fitting guides for most style windows in the info hub, found in the trade section.
Browse through the photos to locate your window type/guide, they are split into the following:
- Z frame
- Angled bays
- Square bays
- Round bays
- French doors
- Track mounted
- Patio doors
- Shaped windows
- Specialist fitting
The recess fitting guide is the most popular, this is where the shutter frame is fitted up against the window frame which is set back within the wall. Recess windows have window sills and you don’t normally see the edges of the frames when fitting inside the recess.
Fitting outside the recess means the shutters are mounted on the front of the wall, this can be useful for inward opening windows or if you have large handles that protrude and only a small or shallow recess. There are different types of frames that are designed to be fitted on the outside of the recess, these are called Deco frames.
The Z frame tab is designed for a particular frame that is shaped like a ‘Z’, this frame fits half in the recess and half outside the recess so it frames the window providing a neat finish. When going for the do it yourself option, the Z frame can look good on shaped windows or rectangular windows as they cover any uneven plastering or window reveals.
Fitting shutters onto Sash windows is also a very popular option and you can find detailed measuring guides that provide advice on the different types of Sash window designs.
The DIY fitting instructions cover all the different types of bay windows, angled, box bays or round bays. There are instructions for sliding Sash, wooden casement or UPVC windows, so once you have selected the right guide you can find detailed advice about installing shutters on that particular bay window. There are also videos available that show you how to fit shutters onto bay windows, watching the videos makes DIY very easy.
Fitting shutters onto doors is also popular, so you can find guides that cover French doors witsidelightsts, wide doorways that need a track mounted shutter or normal Patio doors.
You can fit shutters onto shaped windows, and many customers measure and install wooden shutters onto their windows successfully. Although the windows are shaped, fitting them is done in the same way as a the standard windows. You can use the shaped assembly instructions as a guide, but it’s best to locate your type of window, i.e. is it a recess or sash shaped window and use the main guide.
When fitting your shutters you may come across a few windows with angled recesses, tiles or air vents. There is a specialist section that also covers these points.