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How to Measure

1.   Define The Area:

           o    Before you measure any of your windows please provide a name and description of the area                   in which the shutter will be installed

           o    The better the name and description the less confusion there will be with your installation

2.   Identify The Wall Type:

           o    For each shutter please provide the wall type it will be fitting too;

                     *  Brick

                     *  Double Brick

                     *  Weatherboard or Cladding

                     *  Render Blueboard

                     *  Render Foam

3.   Identify The Window Type:

           o    Identify the type of window that the shutter will be installed upon. This is critical as we may                      need to take special consideration during installation or provide extra instruction on how to                    best prevent damage to your shutter.

           o    Please provide one of the window types as followed;

                    *  Fixed: The window does not open in anyway

                    *  Sliding: The window slides open horizontally (Side to Side)

                    *  Double-hung: Like a sliding window however the window move vertically (Up and Down)

                    *  Awning: The window swings on a hinge. Where the hinge is at the top of the window and                           the window opens outwards from the bottom.

                    *  Hopper: The window swings on a hinge. Where the hinge is at the bottom of the window                           and the window opens outwards from the top.

                    *  Casement: The window swings on a hinge. Where the hinge is on the side of the window                           and the window opens outwards from the middle.

4.   Select Shutter Fitting Type:

           o    There are two ways a shutter can be installed 'On Wall' (OW) or 'Reveal Fit' (RF). To whether                      or not you want or need OW or RF please refer to this page: On Wall or Reveal Fit

           o    Just remember that there is no room for error with 'Reveal Fit' and that most windows will                        be quite fine with 'On Wall', because of this we encourage our customers to use 'On Wall' for                    their clients.

5.   Measuring

            o    Please Note:

                   *  With all measurements understand if you are using the inside or outside measurements                          on the tape measure.

                   *  Measurements should be taken from two points on each axis, left and right for height,                              top and bottom for width.

                   *  All measurements need to be taken in millimetres.

                   *  Be aware of slanted bricks at the bottom of the window as they will affect how the                                      shutter will be installed and how you will measure

                   *  If the window is going to be On Wall please be aware that if there is not enough room                                about the window for the box it will hang over the window sill.

           o    Measure the hight and width of the window from two points, (left and right for height, top                        and bottom for width).

           o    Taking the larger measurement for On Wall or the smaller measurement for Reveal Fit.

6.   Repeat For Each Window