How to measure for shutters

How do you measure up for shutters?

Correct measuring is the key to easy, hassle-free installations, so it’s worth taking the time to get it right.

First of all, you’ll need a metal tape measure, a pencil, paper, and a sturdy step ladder to get to high places.

Firstly, make sure the window is clear. Look to see if there are any obstructions in the way that will impair your measuring.

It is important that you are completely happy with where your shutter frame will fit before you start measuring.

Recess fit shutters

First, measure the depth of the recess. Is there room for the louvre to open and close?

The minimum recess depth must be at least 70mm to allow for the louvre to operate beyond the back of the panel.

Next, measure the width of the recess from left to right in three places, make a note of the smallest measurement.

Now, measure the drop of the recess from top to bottom in 3 places, again make a note of the smallest measurement.

If you notice there is a difference of bigger than 10mm, it means you’ve got a particularly wonky window and we recommend giving us a call because he may need to talk you through some options.

You may decide you want your shutter to have a midrail, this will allow you to open the louvres above and below the midrail independently of each other.

If your window has a height of 1800mm or more, your full height shutter must have a midrail. Although the midrail can be positioned anywhere on a shutter we recommend it mirrors the features of your window.

Take a measurement from the bottom of your window to the middle of the point you decide upon for your midrail.

Face fitting shutters

Face fit is where the blind sits on the outside of the window frame.

First of all, you’ll need a metal tape measure, a pencil, paper, and a sturdy step ladder to get to high places.

To measure for Face fitting blinds first measure the outside width of the window frame.

Measure across the top, middle and bottom in millimetres and this time record the largest measurement.

Next measure the outside height of the window, starting from the point at which you’d like your blinds to sit above the window, down to the point at which you’d like your blinds to finish.

Again take three measurements. The left, the middle and the right and record the largest measurement.

If your window has an architrave, measure from one edge to the other.

If it has a window sill then measure the height starting from the top of the sill.

You may decide you want your shutter to have a midrail, this will allow you to open the louvres above and below the midrail independently of each other.

If your window has a height of 1800mm or more, your full height shutter must have a midrail. Although the midrail can be positioned anywhere on a shutter we recommend it mirrors the features of your window.

Take a measurement from the bottom of your window to the middle of the point you decide upon for your midrail.

Once you’ve recorded your measurements head over to the product page, customise your order and we’ll send you beautiful new blinds perfectly fitted for your window.

We couldn’t have made it any easier.

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