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Measuring Your Windows for Plantation Shutters Installation

A Step-by-Step Guide

At EziLux, we're here to guide you through the precise process of measuring your windows for a professional shutter installation. Rest assured, it's a straightforward endeavor, and with our comprehensive instructions, you'll be on your way to elevating your space in no time.

Before going further

This is where the fun starts! If you’ve already landed on the perfect fit for your windows, then you’re good to go. Otherwise don't stress, we'll walk you through the design options below.
'Normal' for us means between 300 mm and 3000 mm wide, and 400 mm to 3000 mm high. If your window is wider than 3000 mm jump across to our linked blinds, which can span up to 12 metres.

What you'll need to measure

1-2 people
steel tape

To commence, let's gather the necessary tools. You will require

  • a dependable steel measuring tape
  • a standard pencil,
  • and EziLux Measure Sheets to record your measurements accurately.

EziLux Measure Sheets can be downloaded here.


Determine Your Mounting Type

Next, let's clarify the concept of "mounting type." This pertains to deciding how and where you intend to hang your roller blinds. Begin by inspecting your window. If it boasts a substantial recess frame suitable for accommodating the blinds within, that's ideal. Otherwise, it's no cause for concern. Measure the depth of your window frame; for our EziLux shutters, a minimum of 65mm is required.

Minimum Reveal Depth Requirement for Hinged Panels

64mm Blade Panel
89mm Blade Panel
Panel without any frames requires minimum reveal depth as shown above.
L frame requires the same reveal depth as without any frames.
Z frame can make 10mm extra reveal depth, therefore panels with Z frame require minimum reveal depth of 47mm for 64mm blade panels and 50mm for 89mm blade panels.
No frame5560
L, Big L5560

Account for Obstacles

Conduct a thorough examination of your window. Do any handles or locks protrude? Measure the distance from the edge of the architraves to these obstacles, guaranteeing a precise fit.

Once Your Mounting Type is determined, now you are ready to measure for shutters.

Measuring Inside the Reveal (Recess Fitting)

For windows with a decent recess, you're in luck. Measure the inside width of your window frame at the top, middle, and bottom. Write down the smallest measurement from the three measurement.

Window Frame Height (Recess Fitting)

When it comes to the height of your window, take measurements from the top to the bottom at the left, middle, and right sides of your window frame. Always prioritize the smallest measurement to ensure your shutters fit perfectly within your window.

Measuring Midrail Height

For some windows, midrails or cyclone bars are present. These midrails play a crucial role in ensuring the full functionality and stability of your shutters. They enable the louvers to operate effectively and enhance the overall strength of the shutters. When measuring for an inside mount, as demonstrated in the illustration on the right, measure from the bottom to the middle of the midrail. Keep in mind that midrail heights may vary slightly during the shutter manufacturing process. However, if maintaining a specific midrail height is crucial, please make a specific note of it during measurement.

Measuring Outside the Frame (Face Fitting)**

For windows without a suitable recess, there's no need to worry. Measure from the edge of one side of the architraves to the other; this yields measurements for face fitting. In cases where your windows lack architraves, remain at ease. Measure inside the window frame and append an additional 80-100mm to your measurement. This extra allowance ensures complete window coverage.

Double-Check Your Measurements

Before proceeding, take a moment to validate your measurements. Double-checking ensures accuracy and provides peace of mind.
Please note that there's no need to make any deductions from your measurements, as our factory will handle any necessary adjustments with precision. 

Place Your Order

With your measurements in hand, navigate to our website. Here, you can effortlessly customize your shutter order. Enter your measurements, select your preferred layout, and proceed to checkout. Remember to specify whether you require a recess or face fitting.

Professional Installation Option

If you prefer a hassle-free experience, our amiable professional installation team is at your service. Simply opt for the installation service during checkout, and our experts will ensure a flawless fit.


You've successfully mastered the art of measuring your windows for your DIY shutter installation. Whether it's a snug recess fit or a chic face fit, you're well-prepared to transform your space with elegance and functionality. Happy DIY-ing!
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