Z Frames

Home/Frames/Z Frames
Z Frames 2017-05-26T09:44:29+00:00

Project Description

Easy Reading

Z  frames fit half inside the recess and half outside the recess, they incorporate a hidden side fix insert strip down the inside face of the frame and frame the whole window like a picture frame. This frame allows the shutters to fold back against the wall.

They are great if your window is out of square because the frame covers any gaps.

Available in a 4 sided or 3 sided design,

Deep Bullnose Z frame

The Deep Bullnose Z frame is a simple looking frame, with a small overhang.

Deep Crown Z frame

The Deep Crown Z frame is a larger decorative frame with a large overhang, this will hide all the gaps and provide a neat finish around your window.

Technical Stuff

Bullnose Z

The bullnose protrudes from the face of the wall 9.5mm and sits inside the recess 50.8mm.

  • 47mm louvres = 24mm clearance
  • 64mm louvres = 15.5mm clearance
  • 89mm louvres = 3mm clearance

Deep Crown Z

This frame is 76mm wide from the front and has a 54mm overlap (less any fitting clearance).  The depth of the frame in the recess is 50mm.

  • 47mm louvres = 24mm clearance
  • 64mm louvres = 15.5mm clearance
  • 89mm louvres = 3mm clearance

A 5mm clearance is recommended all round the frame for ease of fitting shutters.

Tips

Choose the Deep Crown Z if you want the frame to overlap the wall more.

If you have a window sill that protrudes and you would prefer a fully fitted finish…. Cut the front of the window sill off and order a 4 sided frame. This wide overlap should cover the section of sill you remove.

Z frames can be ordered with sill plates if your fitting down onto the window sill. The decorative part of the frame is removed, so the frame can fit flat on the sill.

The benefits:

  • Quick and easy fitting
  • Flush with wall fitting with a fully framed look
  • Hidden fixing points behind removable inserts strips.
  • Built-in back stops with magnets to reduce light and increase rigidity.
  • Adjustable hinges for flexibility.

Bullnose Z frame louvre protrusion guide

Deep Bullnose Z with 47mm louvre
Deep Bullnose Z with 64mm louvre
Deep Bullnose Z with 89mm louvre

Deep Crown Z frame louvre protrusion guide

Deep Crown Z with 47mm louvre
Deep Crown Z with 64mm louvre
Deep Crown Z with 89mm louvre
This site uses cookies. Find out more about this site’s cookies.