Measuring for Shutters
Shutters are the most on trend window furnishing of the 21st century. Popular with professional and amateur interior designers alike, they have the ability to complement and enhance both traditional and modern interiors.
Before you start!
To ensure the perfect fit, the first thing you’ll need to do is decide whether you will be face fitting or recess fitting your new shutters.
Where your window frame has the space to allow for it, we recommend a recess fit as a better option. A face fit shutter will project into your room by about 65mm and will also hide your current architraves.
Step 1 - Recess Fit or Face Fit
We recommend a recess fit where possible, so you’ll need to make sure you have full window depth clearance of 65mm across the window. Look out for any obstructions like window winders or handles that might pose a problem.
Measuring Your Windows - Recess Fit
Face Fit Tip
Face Fit is where the shutters will be mounted on the wall or architrave and will cover the total window area.
Measuring Your Windows - Face Fit
Step 2 - Midrail Alignment
Step 3 - Panel Alignment
Essential Measuring Tips
- Always use a metal tape measure
- Always write down your measurements indicating which is width and drop. Take extra care to ensure you don’t reverse them.
- Double check all your measurements. We don’t refund or replace items due to inaccurate measurements.
- There is no need to shorten your measurement to allow for clearance. We’ll take that into account. All we need from you is the exact measurement.
- We require all measurements in millimeters.
- Measure every window, as they may have slight variations that will effect your window furnishing from fitting perfectly.
- If you have any questions don’t hesitate calling us on 1300 918 390 between 9am and 9pm Mon to Fri or 10am to 5pm Sat & Sun. Our customer service team is more then happy to help.