BATTENS FOR UPVC WINDOWS
Note, you might not need to use battens as there are two alternatives:
1. You can use D1 fixings
2. You could swap your handles for a low profile design
You can use battens on double glazed windows to space the shutter frame and louvres away from large plastic handles. Battens are simple to fit, you can watch our video on youtube or download the 1.5 batten fitting guide.
Technical drawings showing the different ways battens can be used:
- Battens fitted in front of plastic trim.
- Battens fitted at the front of the recess.
- Battens chamfered over large silicone beading.
- Battens rebated over plastic trim.
- Battens angled to the recess.
- Battens fitted in front of handles.
SILICON BEADING – If you have a large silicon bead between the window and wall, try ordering chamfered battens. They come with the back of the batten angled allowing the batten to fit neatly against the wall and window.
FILLER – Always use flexible filler (painter’s mate/decorators caulk) between the battens and wall to ensure a neat finish and to stop the light filtering around the edges of the battens.
FLAKY WALLS – If you have flaky side walls and not much window frame, use panel adhesive (Grip fill) to glue the battens into place, then complete your fitting the following day when the adhesive has gone off.