It's easy to measure up for window shutters. All you need is a steel tape measure, pencil and paper to get started.
Decide where on the window your shutter will be fitted. This is where you will take your measurements.
If you have a bay window, please visit our bay windows measuring guide.
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If your shutter will be fitted into the window recess, measure the width in three places to find the smallest dimension.
If you are NOT fitting your shutter within a recess, add 45mm to each side for the frame.
In/front of recess width
If your shutter will be fitted into the window recess, measure the height in three places to find the smallest dimension.
If you are NOT fitting your shutter within a recess, add 45mm to each side for the frame. Only add 45mm at the bottom if you do NOT have a projecting window sill.
In/front of recess height
For cafe style shutters measure the height up to where you'd like the shutters to finish.
Cafe style height with sill
Cafe style height without sill
We recommend deducting 4mm for tolerance from your smallest width and height sizes.
Full height shutters over 1500mm require a midrail measurement. Measure up to where you'd like the midrail to be centred.
For tier on tier shutters you will need to specify a t-bar position. Measure up to where you would like the t-bar to be centred.
Front of recess
The front of recess frame has an architrave that wraps around the recess edge to conceal small gaps. You need at least 60mm clearance between the front recess edge and any handles or obstructions. The frame screw holes are hidden behind the inner cover strip.
The in recess frame can be fitted within the recess. You need at least 60mm clearance between the front recess edge and any handles or obstructions. The frame screw holes are hidden behind the inner cover strip.
Front of recess frame
In recess frame
The non-recess frame is suitable for fitting shutters onto the architrave or the walls surrounding the window opening. This is the recommended option for most sash and inward opening windows.
The frame screws are concealed behind the front cover strip.
When selecting the non-recess frame it is important to check your slat clearance as you may need to upgrade to the 'large' frame.
This step is only applicable for non-recess installations.
Measure the projection of the obstructions, such as window handles. Measure from the surface on which the shutter frame will be mounted (architrave, window frame or wall surrounding the window).
0-9mm obstructions - choose the standard frame with any slat size
10-30mm obstructions - choose the large frame with any slat size
31-40mm obstructions - choose the large frame and only the 64mm slat size
40mm+ obstructions - contact us for advice before ordering
And that’s it – you’ve measured up your window shutters, so now it’s time to start designing your new plantation shutters.
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