Installing DIY Shutters

With our easy-to-follow installation guide, you'll have your shutters up in no time.

What you’ll need

  • Small hammer or rubber mallet 
  • Phillips screwdriver 
  • Electric drill
  • Spirit level 
  • Appropriate fixings for your window (e.g., rawl plugs)
  • Decorators caulk 
  • Wedges or shims


Make some space and unpack your shutters near the window. Check that you have received the frame, panels, and hardware kit. 

It’s a good idea to flatten out one of the panel boxes to protect your floor during assembly.

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T-Bars and T-Posts

If you have ordered a Tier on Tier shutter, you will have a horizontal T-post which will separate your top and bottom tiers of panels. This should be fixed in place now using the screws provided. 

If you have a vertical T-Post within your panel configuration for Full Height shutters (i.e. LRTLR), it should be fixed in place now using the screws provided. 


Installation FAQs

Check the frame is level and plumb using a spirit level on the front and inside of the frame. It is common for window recesses or frames to not be completely square. You may need to use wedges or shims in this case. 

Sometimes if the frame screws are overtightened, it can pull the frame out of shape, so you can also try loosening some of the frame screws. 

There is an adjustment in the frame hinges, so try sliding them up and down to see if that solves it. 

If the panels are dropping at the bottom corners further from the frame, try packing out the lower frame hinges using the hinge packers supplied. This should give it some extra lift. 

If the panels are kicking out, try pulling or packing the corner of the frame forward to counteract this. Usually, if a panel is kicking out at the bottom, pulling or packing one of the top corners will sort this (and vice versa). 

We recommend countersinking the screw hole to resolve this.

If you are drilling into brick, concrete, or plasterboard, it would be advisable to use suitable rawl plugs.

If you are fitting your shutter within a recess, it is always advisable that the frame is a few millimetres smaller, all the way around. We recommend using decorator’s caulk, or silicone sealant in a wet room, to finish off the installation.