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Are shutter blinds easy to measure and fit? Everything you need to know

9:10AM 07 February 2020

​Are you a DIY novice? Or a fully-fledged DIYer? Whatever your experience we can assure you there are many advantages of choosing DIY shutter blinds over a full measure and install service. Some of these advantages are:
  • We can save you up to 40% on your order – full service measure and installation services can be expensive. With The Shutter Store, it’s the same great shutters at a much better price.
  • Our shutters are custom-made to your exact design/style specifications
  • You can control every step of the process, from initial budgeting to the very end result!
  • The feeling of elation and pride when you can tell people you have done it yourself!
We’re here to show you that with the help of The Shutter Store, measuring and fitting your own shutters is a piece of cake!


Why choose shutter blinds?

Customers often call shutters ‘shutter blinds’ but in fact, their correct name is plantation shutters.

At The Shutter Store, we’ve worked with a plethora of customers: from first-time homeowners to experienced renovators and architects - even retirees looking to install DIY shutters (or ‘shutter blinds’ whichever you like to call them).

We’ve proven that regardless of age, experience or skill - with the help of our extensive DIY guides and videos - anyone can do it. Once you’ve successfully installed your own shutters, there’ll be no stopping you - just ask on of our many returning customers!

Due to the special nature of their windows, some people feel hesitant about ‘doing it themselves’, but that won’t stop us. Our shutter experts have a wealth of experience in all types of shutters and can advise you on all sorts of shutter styles including circular shutters, doors and even room dividers.

We know there are no such things as a ‘standard window’. Every order is treated with the same attention to detail and custom-made to your unique sizes and shapes.

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Measuring for shutters

It’s easy to measure your own shutters. We can support you every step of the way with:
  • Measuring guides
  • Printable frame templates
  • A (free!) mark-up service, where you email in your photos and we show you where to measure from and to.
  • Experts on call to answer any questions you may have
  • A blog dedicated to top tips on how to measure your shutters with confidence
Our staff have received months of training to ensure that they’re fully equipped to answer any questions you may have. Decorative moulding, bullnose frames, handles protruding out, inward facing windows, curved bays - not a problem for us!


Your shutter designs

One of the huge pros of choosing to do-it-yourself with plantation shutters is that you can customise your order to your exact specifications. Visit our gallery for some initial shutter inspiration.

A good starting point is picking the right material for your shutters. From waterproof shutters to our smooth or grained wooden shutters, we have something for every room in your home.

After this, you can choose your slat size, framing, tilt rod option, and very importantly: colour!

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We check every shutter order before manufacturing

Are you unsure whether you’ve measured correctly or not? Or if you’ve chosen the right frame size for your windows? Fear not!

Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll receive a call from one of our experts to check all the details through with you. They can check over any photos you’ve sent in and pinpoint any obstacles that you need to consider, or design option that they’d recommend.  After this call, you’ll be sent a final copy of the order for a review to make sure it’s perfect, then it gets sent to our manufacturers to be made exact for your window. It’s this dedicated service that keeps our customers coming back to fit more shutters to their windows. We leave nothing to chance.


Installing shutters – is it easy?

You bet it is! Like measuring for shutters, we’re here to help with every step of your installation too. We offer: Our team are on hand to help you and will go the extra mile to ensure the seamless installation of your shutters. We’re here with support from the beginning of your journey to the end; including questions regarding installation, troubleshooting, and even advice on long term shutter maintenance.

With a 3-year warranty, we can guarantee that your shutters will not fade, warp, or crack; so once you’ve nailed the installation, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your beautiful shutters in the knowledge that you did it all yourself!

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Any questions we haven’t answered? Send them our way! Give us a call or email us and we’ll be more than happy to help.