How to adjust the louvre blades?
Louvre blades are moved up and down by pushing the control rod up and down, this can be done manually by hand or by the optional hand held remote control. The louvre blades can be left in any position to ensure the level of light or privacy required. I suggest tilting them up for shutters fitted downstairs and tilting them down when they are fitted upstairs.
How to open a plantation shutter?
The right hand shutter always opens first due to the rebate in the stile, so tilt the louvre blades, placing your fingers through the gap in the louvres and pull on the back edge of the stile, bottom or middle rail. Ensure all the louvres are in the closed position when bi-folding the shutters back so they do not hit each other when back to back.
The louvre blades are fully closed when the control rod sits in the mouse hole in the top rail of the shutter.
The remote control operation has 8 pre-set angles for louvre blades on rectangular panels and 6 pre-set angles on arched.
Tracked shutters can be opened from the centre, left, right or both with a free form floating option. The louvres should be closed before bi-folding. When opening stand to the edge and slide the panels towards you, bi-folding them as you go to form a concertina.
Offset control rod
The offset control rod operates in the same way as the central rod.
Hidden control rod
Louvres with a hidden control rod are operated by using a louvre blade to adjust the angle required.