How to install:
Before getting started, make sure you have the tools that you need:
- Cordless drill
- Phillips head screwdriver bit
- A step ladder if necessary
Organising Your Shutters
Find a space on the floor where you can open and unpack your shutter panels and frame. Usually in front of the window is best suited. Shutters will usually come in at least 3 boxes. Shutter panel box, Shutter frame box and the small fixings box (mounting screws, hinge pins, locking screws, and hinge packers).
The frame comes in 4 Pieces Labels Top, Bottom, Left, Right. Lay each piece on the floor mirroring how it you would put it into the window opening.
If you’re using a Z frame with a sill, your bottom frame needs to be screwed on.
Depending on the design of your shutters, you may need to install a T post. The top and bottom of your T post will be labelled with marked lines where you will need to screw the T post onto the top and bottom. Once you’ve assembled the outside of your frame and have inserted them into each other with our Hoffman Key rebate.
Lift the finished frame into the window. You will need to fix it into place by using the pre drilled mounting holes to screw in the top of the frame. Screw your frame into the left, right, top and bottom of your window sill. Please take care in lifting and use proper lifting techniques to place your frame into the window opening.
With your frame mounted on the inside of the window it is time to put in the panels. Your shutters come with hinges already attached. You’ll find the matching half of the hinge attached to the frame. Match up the two hinges and put in the hinge pin.
Try square off your shutters and once you are happy tighten the screws using the predrilled holes.
Hinge packers also allow fine adjustment. Loosen the panel screws and slide in behind the hinge.
And if you’ve chosen an L frame you may need to gap fill the areas outside the shutters.