Roller Shutters - Measuring Guide
Please find the guide below for measuring for the roller shutter; there are two types of roller shutter that can be installed: Face Fix/Reveal fix
Face fix shutters
Face fix shutters are fitted onto the face of the opening. Mounting the shutter onto the face of an opening is the most typical method for most installation locations. The shutter is fitted above the opening with the guide channels to either side
Reveal fix shutters
Reveal fix shutters are fitted into the opening, with no overlap either side. With this type of shutter, measurements need to be 100% accurate when measuring the opening width and height, otherwise there could be a lot of extra work involved (packing if the shutter is too small or needing to cut brickwork back if the shutter is too large). This type of shutter is commonly used when there is not a face present for the shutter to fix to (e.g. doorways or cabinets).
Measure the overall width of the shutter, the total height and the clear opening height: On face-fix shutters, it is recommended that the angle/guide rails are set 75mm on from each edge of the structural opening width. If the door is to be fitted within the reveal (side fix) of the opening, the angle/guide rails will be within the structural opening.
Some things to bear in mind when measuring for a roller shutter are:
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