For the ultimate in luxury and convenience you can’t go past our PolyLux Shutters. Manufactured to the highest quality standards right here in Australia, they are perfect for highlight windows and wet areas like your bathroom, kitchen and laundry.

  • Parts of a shutter

Make a decision

The first thing you’ll need to do is decide where you'll be fitting your new shutters. A face fit sits outside your architrave so will project into your room by about 65mm. For aesthetic purposes we recommend a recess fit, as the shutters will sit inside your architrave with no projection.

Measuring Your Windows - Face Fit

  • Measure the Width

    Measure the exact outside width of the window frame in three different positions: across the top, middle and bottom. Once finished, record the largest measurement.

    Note: For Square Set windows (windows without architraves), add 36mm to each side to account for the frame.

  • Measure the Drop

    Measure the exact outside height of the window from the top to bottom. Keep the largest measurement.

    Note: For Square Set windows (windows without architraves), add 36mm to each side to account for the frame.

Measuring Your Windows - Recess Fit

Before settling on a recess fit…

Check that you have at least 60mm distance of depth between the window pane and the edge of the frame. If there are any obstructions such as window winders or handles please email a photo to info@diyblinds.com.au

  • Measure the Width

    Measure the exact inside width of the window frame in three different positions: across the top, middle and bottom. Once finished, record the smallest measurement.

  • Measure the Drop

    Measure the exact inside height of the window from the top to bottom. Keep the smallest measurement.

Midrail alignment

  • Midrail position

    If your drop is 1500mm or more, you will require a midrail.

    To measure the height of your midrail, measure from the bottom of your shutter (inside the frame for recess fit or the bottom of the architrave for face fit) to the mid-point of where you’d like the midrail to sit.

    We recommend positioning it in line with any horizontal mullions in the window.

    We will assume your midrail will be located in the middle of your panels if not specified otherwise.

  • Midrail aligned to the window frame

  • Midrail not aligned to the window frame

Panel Alignment

  • Uneven Panels

    We will assume that your panels are all the same width. If they are different sizes, please make a note under order instructions at checkout, or send us an email at info@diyblinds.com.au

    We’ll help ensure your panels align to the window frame for the best fit, while maintaining window functionality. Please see images below which illustrate both the aesthetic and functional importance of aligning your panels with your window frames.

  • Panel widths matching window frame

    Note in this image the panels and window frame line up, making for a much nicer finish that looks and operates much better.

  • Panel widths don't match window frame

    Note in this image you can see the window frame and the handle because the panels don’t align with the window frame.

Essential Measuring Tips

  • If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 918 390
  • For help deciding on a fit, email a photo of you window(s) to info@diyblinds.com.au
  • Check for obstructions such as window winders or handles
  • Use metal tape measure
  • Provide measurements in millimetres
  • Specify width and drop when writing your measurements to ensure you don’t reverse them
  • Only provide the exact measurements, do not make deductions to allow clearance
  • Double check all of your measurements

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