I’ve put together three blogs to help you understand how to measure for a Deco frame, how to assemble the Deco frame and finally how to install the Deco frame.
In this first blog, I am going to run through how to measure a window for an outside recess shutter fitting.
The most popular type of frame used for an outside recess fitting is the Deco frame. A decorative frame that is designed to be installed directly onto the face of the wall keeping the recess-free of any fixings, frame or shutters.
My simple guide to measuring an outside recess window:
1. When measuring the width and height, measure at the front of the recess in 2 or 3 places and take the smallest size.
2. Check there are no handles that stick out past the front of the wall, refer to the PDF templates to check the louvre protrusion.
3. Check the recess is deep enough for your chosen louvre blade size, again refer to the templates for the technical sizes.
4. Use the diagram below to help decide how and where to measure the height from depending on the number of sides you are using.
Check the wall is flat and level, if it’s not you may need to consider ordering some packers with your shutters.
Generally, the Deco frame will look at its best if the window sill is wider and deeper than the Deco frame.
Consider using a bottom sill plate if you have a window sill.
If your window sill is uneven each side or it is not very wide, consider cutting the window sill off and fitting a 4 sided frame all round for a neater finish.
Links to useful information:
Check out the ‘Golden rules’ for measuring video.