Check if you would like shutter to be fitted inside the recess of the window (Reveal Fit) or on the outside (Face Fit). With reveal fit it is optimal to have about 60mm of room between the outside of the sill and the window (or window catch).
Unless you have casing, trim, cabinets or other obstructions that will interfere with the shutters we HIGHLY recommend Face Fit (outside mount) shutters as they are easier to measure and install.
There are 2 factors that determine whether a Reveal Fit (inside mount) is possible: Frame depth and squareness.
Window Frame Depth
In order to mount inside the window frame you will need a minimum 60mm of depth. Measure from the front edge of the window frame to the window or the first obstruction, such as a window catch or crank.
Window Frame Squareness
In order to determine if your window is square, measure the window diagonally. If the 2 measurements differ by more than 10mm we recommend an outside mount shutter.
When measuring for either reveal fit or face fit. Measure width first which is left to right. Always measure the accross the top of the window, then across the center and then the bottom of the window... just in case the window may be out of square. Always use the shortest of the three measurements.
Next measure the height (top to bottom). Same again - measure one side of the window, the middle and then the other to check. Always take the shortest measurement.
Ensure you have enough window depth (60mm). Simply measure the width and length in three different places as shown in the Face Fit inside mount picture (i.e. inside frame to frame). Enter exactly what your window frame measures. Take NO deductions.
Simply measure the width and length of the area around the window you would like to cover. Make sure you measure in 3 places.
MOST IMPORTANTLY - ALWAYS MEASURE 2 TO 3 TIMES TO BE SURE! Once the shutters are made to your measurements the final product cannot be changed.
If unsure at all with measuring please ask House Proud Shutters to check your shutter measurements. Our shutters cannot be adjusted once made and need to fit first time. House Proud Shutters can promise what you order will be exactly what you get, but we can't promise you have measured correctly.
Panel configuration determines how each panel will be open and close on the hinges. See diagrams below for shutter panel configurations. The number of panels in each shutter will vary based on your window size. Multiple panels within the same shutter will be divided equally and will all be the same size.
1 Panel Configurations:
Minimum Window Frame width = 250mm
|1 Panel - Left (L)||1 Panel - Right (R)|
2 Panel Configurations:
Minimum Window Frame width = 500mm
|2 Panel - Left/Right (LR)||2 Panel - Left/T/Right (LTR)|
3 Panel Configurations:
Minimum Window Frame width = 750mm
|3 Panel - Left/Right/T/Right (LRTR)||3 Panel - Left/T/Left/Right (LTLR)|
|3 Panel - Left/T/Left/T/Left (LTLTL)||3 Panel - Right/T/Right/T/Right (RTRTR)|
4 Panel Configurations:
Minimum Window Frame width = 1000mm
|4 Panel - Left/Right/T/Right (LRTR)|
|4 Panel - Left/T/Left/Right (LTLR)|
|4 Panel - Left/T/Left/T/Left (LTLTL)|