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Manual installation is the most difficult Installation.

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The maximum size for a Manual Hand Wind control is 5 square meters.
Manual

Height Measurement: OW

Height measurement Height guide

Ensure you measure both sides of the window and use the largest of the two sides.

On Wall installation (OW) Height

Brick construction: Measure down 50 mm from the lintel that is supporting the bricks, this point is the bottom of the head box, (above this point, and below the lintel, will be the 25 mm accesses hole, that you will need to drill through both wall, for the winder control ducting tube, this point is chosen to avoid drilling through the steel lintel that supports the bricks.
From the 50mm point below the lintel, measure down to the sill, this will be the height of the guide, to this measurement your will need the add the head box size, (refer to the Head box sizes chart below)
The height of the guide, plus the head box, will determines the correct head box that will be use in the manufacture. With the correct head box size chosen from the Head box sizes chart below, and the height of your guide, added together, will give you your overall height.
If your window goes up to the eaves, measure from the eave, to the sill, for your overall height.

Timber framed: homes without steel lintels above the window, can position there shutter higher. Timber framed homes require a 25 mm access hole for winder control.

Please note: The head box increases in sizes from 150mm 165mm 180mm and 205mm in relationship to the height. Head box size chart below.

Width Measurement: OW

Width Measurement Guide Width Measurement Guide

On Wall installation (OW) Width

Measure the width of your window, or door opening, at the bottom, and at the top, and use the widest point, for the width of the opening.
The overall width will be the window opening, plus the width of the 2 guides.
The roller shutter Guides are 53mm each, total width will be the width of the window, plus 106mmfor the 2 Guides.

In-Reveal Installation is EXSTREMELY difficult Installation.

In-Reveal This type of installation is only suitable for homes with a double wall and cavity construction.

Please note: In-reveal (IR) allows for zero margin for error in measurements.

Height Measurement: IR

Height measurement Height guide

Ensure you measure both sides of the window and use the largest of the two sides.

In-Reveal installation (IR) Height

The height measurement is determined by the sill and above window opening. Measure both sides of the window, and use the largest of the two sides, as your overall height measurement. This overall height measurement automatically includes the correct head box size. If your window goes up to the eaves, measure from the eave to the sill, for your overall height. When installing, the guides will be 40mm back from the window, into the reveal, this will reduce the guide length, and allow you to cut the guide to the correct length, and sill angle, when installing.

Please note: That some outward opening windows and doors many not open with In-reveal (IR) installation. The guide is 53mm wide and may interfere with outward opening windows and doors; in this case On Wall installation may be your only option.

Please note: On wall (OW) has greater flexibility and is more accepting of 'out of square' windows.

Please note: In-reveal (IR) allows for zero margin for error in measurements.

Width Measurement: IR

Width Measurement Guide Width Measurement Guide

In-Reveal installation (IR) Width

IR width is determined by the window aperture at its smallest point (e.g. the top of the window may measure 1200mm but the bottom may measure 1203mm and the middle measures 1205mm - your measurement should then be 1200 for overall width).
If the head box is to be fitted at the narrowest point ( as described above ) reduce the width by 1mm to 1199mm so you know that the head box will fit between the opening.
If the narrowest point is at the bottom stick to that measurement.

Please note: That some outward opening windows and doors many not open with In-reveal (IR) installation. The guide is 53mm wide and may interfere with outward opening windows and doors; in this case On Wall installation may be your only option.

Please note: On wall (OW) has greater flexibility and is more accepting of 'out of square' windows.

Please note: When the Roller Shutter is fully open, the bottom bar of the curtain will still protrude out from the bottom of the head box by about 20-30mm.

Please note: In-reveal (IR) allows for zero margin for error in measurements.

Head box Sizes Chart

In case you are wondering "But how far will that 'Box' thing stick out?", the table below shows the relationship between a Roller Shutters' size and how big the Head Box will be.
The height of the head box for the BC45 is the same as the width of the box (i.e. 150mm box is 150mm high x 150mm wide). BC45 Headbox




Roller Shutter Height
Includes Head box
Head box Sizes
Up to 1300mm 150mm
Up to 1700mm 165mm
Up to 2135mm 180mm
Up to 3000mm 205mm



No Sill

Please note: Although 90% of windows have sills, if your windows don't, then don't despair! We have a solution for that.
We can supply a false sill that the curtain needs to fully close down on.
The sill is aluminium and would be the same colour as the head box and guides and can come in 3 sizes:

24mm x 22mm $6.00 Lm.
24mm x 46mm $8.50 Lm.
24mm x 77mm $11.00 Lm.


To order a sill send an email and request a sill immediately after you place your order 
I will then send you a PayPal request for payment.

Protruding door or window handle's

If your door or window handle is protruding out past the exterior wall, it will interfere with the operation of the shutter. This can be easily overcome, we can supply an "aluminium angle" that would be the same colour as the head box and guides, and they come in 3 sizes - 24mm x 22mm, or 24mm x 46mm, or 24mm x 77mm.

This angle with it's 24mm side is fixed to the wall, allowing it then to protrude out from the wall 22mm or 46mm or 77mm. The guides that support the head box are 53mm wide x 22mm thick, so allowing for the thickness of the guide 22mm, the 22mm x 24mm angle would give a flush fit, the 46mm angle would give you a space of 24mm, and the 77mm angle would give you a space of 55mm. If you have a sill you will need 3 angles (one each side and one for the top), if there is no sill you will need 4 angles. Fit these angles to the wall with the angles facing inward so they are hidden behind the Roller shutter, then fasten it to the angles.

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