Customers often ask: ‘Is it really that easy to fit shutters, Can you really do it yourself?’
I reply: ‘Yes! fitting DIY shutters to a window can be easy’ read more on the blog below.
The Shutters Arrive
The shutters for a single window arrive in two boxes. One contains the shutters and the other box contains the outer frame, into which the ready-hinged shutters easily slot into position.
If you have ordered shutters for more than one window, we will arrange for your boxes to be labelled with the names of your rooms or windows that you have given us.
Preparing The Shutter Frame
First, remove the inserts which cover the pre-drilled holes around the edge of the frame. Then lay the frame out on the floor face down in front of your window, and push or hammer in the interlocking keys into the corners of the frame.
DIY Shutters – Fitted in just a few easy steps
Next, fit the ready-hinged shutters inside the frame. Simply match-up each hinge to their respective other half and slide in the connecting-pins through the hinges to connect the shutter and frame together.
That’s the shutters in position. All ready to neatly open and close within their frame before you have even fitted them to the window. It couldn’t be easier!
All that’s left is to screw the frame into position. This is equally as straight-forward. Lift up the whole unit of ‘fitted shutters and frame’ onto the window-sill and wedge it into position with the plastic wedges supplied. (Take care when lifting, on large windows fit the frame first them lift the shutters in place)
The wedges provide a convenient way to secure the frame ‘hands-free’ while you check and adjust the surrounding clearance gap (known as the ‘shadow gap’), easily correcting any uneven spacing between the frame and window recess, prior to screwing the frame into its final position.
Once happy with the position, simply use the screws supplied to screw the shutter frame to the window, through the pre-drilled holes and then replace the insert down the middle of the frame to hide the screws. The hinges are adjustable if slight adjustments are required.
That’s it! Job done!… That is how easy it is to fit do it yourself shutters!