This is my second blog in a set of three I am writing about measuring/fitting battens and fitting shutters to recessed windows.
Battens are used when there are large handles protruding from the window. The battens act as a spacer and ensure the louvre blades miss the handle when operated. The battens also make it easier to fit the shutters and provide a neat finish.
Using battens costs a little bit extra but allows the shutters to be fitted with a shadow gap which ensures the shutters look better. When you try and fix the shutters sideways it can pull the shutter frame out of shape. Battens allow the shutter frame to be fitted through the front of the frame with the shutters in the frame so everything is kept square.
This video shows how to fit battens onto a UPVC window
If you have any questions on battens or would like to know if you need battens for your windows, please feel free to contact me through my website.