This month I have written 3 blogs with 2 videos showing you how to measure, assemble and install shutters using a Deco frame, for quick reference you can find the videos and links below:
Video 1, Assembling the Deco frame – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2–0Gemulc
Video 2, Fitting the Deco frame – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjW6JVyJyrg
Deco frames are normally fitted on the wall rather than the window, this keeps the inside of the window free allowing the window to open inwards tilt ‘n’ turn style. Many modern sash windows tilt inwards for cleaning and some UPVC windows. This design of shutters is the solution if you’re looking for some plantation shutters to cover the windows. The shutter blind panels will open right up and sit against the wall, 3 or 4 sided frames can be used along with additional sill plates that you can see being used in these videos.
The Deco frame is also a good frame to use on inward opening patio doors that have skirting board. The frame is quite deep at the point it touches the skirting board so it allows the skirting board to be cut back and butt up against the shutter frame. The frame can also be extended using a buildout, this can also be cut around the skirting board if you don’t want to cut it back. This deeper frame design is also handy if you have large protruding handles and ensures the louvre blades do not hit the handle when tilted.
All the technical information about the Deco frame can be found in the info hub.