"How To" Video Gallery - Plantation Shutter Kits
Welcome to our new Plantation Shutter Kits! If you’re after Plantation Shutters without the hefty price tag, then then this is the product for you. While these easy self-assembly shutters require a little more of your DIY time, the end result is just as stunning. In this new video, Mike introduces us to our new kits, explains the options available and how they work.
We have created this video gallery to centralise all the information you need to understand, measure, order & install your Plantation Shutters.
Start with the "All about" video above to learn about our self-assembly Plantation Shutter Kit program. Then learn everything you need with our "How-to" series ... you'll be up and running in no-time! You can also view all our videos on our You Tube channel - watch or subscribe, we hope you find all the information helpful!
Before you start, download our Check Measure worksheet, PVC Panel Layout chart and Shutter Dimensions chart. These are super handy to have on hand to write down your notes and measurements!
|Plantation Shutters - All about mid-rails
|How to use the Check Measure worksheet|
How to measure, order and install your Plantation Shutters
In this informative video, Mike explains all about the parts of a Plantation Shutter. This will give you a great understanding of the components involved, including rails, split tilts, blades and stiles. He also provides an overview on the various frame/installation types available. Please note that only Hang Strip, U-Channel and Direct Mount are available for Plantation Shutter Kits. All other mentioned frame types are for our PVC Express Plantation Shutters.
In this new video, you'll learn about the requirements for a mid-rail, how they offer stability and strength to the shutter and what you need to know about 'critical' mid-rails. Mike also shows you how to measure for a mid-rail and how it can be positioned to work with the design of your windows.
In this new video, Mike introduces you to our check measure worksheet and shows you how to fill it out. Recording your measurements, layouts and details on this worksheet will make ordering your shutters so much easier. He also talks about our Panel Layout Chart and how you will reference this through your DIY process.
How to Measure
In this video, Michael explains exactly what a Direct Mount Plantation Shutter is, and how to measure for it. These instructions can also be used for the Hang Strip installations method as the installs are very similar. Directly mounting the panel to the window recess, or the hang strip (within the window recess), means you reduce the bulk inside the recess, ensuring that the blades are made as wide as possible for a great result. The measuring process is super simple too!
In this new video, Mike explains how to measure for a U-Channel plantation shutter. He describes the uses for this particular shutter - U Channels are used where you have an internal wall cavity and a stylish way to divide rooms. The panels are fixed into position so will not open, however, the blades of course do. Split tilts are a common option selected to enable separate operation of sections of the blades for light control and privacy.
How to order
In this new video, Mike takes you through the simple steps to order your Plantation Shutters with iseekblinds. He shows you whereabouts on the website you can find our handy resources, as well as where to source quotes, order samples and place your orders. After measuring your windows and filling out your check measure worksheet, use it as a reference to guide you through the easy online ordering process. Simple!
How to install
In this new video, Mike takes us through all the components included in our Plantation Shutter Kits, and what tools you'll need to assemble the shutter panels. Though a lengthy video, by the end of it you will have a fully assembled Plantation Shutter, ready for installation.
In this new video, Mike shows us how to install your Plantation Shutter Kit panels via the Hang Strip method. Once you've installed the hang strip into your window recess, simply line up the panel with the hinges and you're done!
In this video, Mike shows you how to install direct mount Plantation Shutters. This is a pretty easy installation, and Mike demonstrates the simple steps required to direct mount your panels straight into the recess without the need for a frame. He also goes advises the tools required and a few key points to note.
In this video, Mike takes you through the installation process for a U-Channel Plantation Shutter. He demonstrates what tools you will need to get the job done and gives you a few key points to note along the way. If you start off square and remain so, your installation will be a breeze. This is one of the easiest installs, so following these steps should make things super easy for you.
In this new troubleshooting video, Mike shows you how to adjust the tension of the louvres (blades) on your plantation shutters. When they're brand new, the tension is pretty perfect, but over time the blades can become loose or tighten up too much. He shows you how to adjust the tensioning screw using a screwdriver. It's simple! We hope this helps you.