"How To" Video Gallery - Plantation Shutters 

DIY made easy! We have created this video gallery to centralise all the information you need to measure, order and install your Plantation Shutters. 

You can also view all our videos on our You Tube channel - watch or subscribe, we hope you find all the information helpful!

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Check Measure Worksheet        PVC Panel Layout Chart        PVC Dimensions Chart

Getting started

All about the new iseekblinds Australian made Plantation Shutter program

Plantation Shutters - Understanding the types & parts of a shutter 

Plantation Shutters - All about mid-rails 

How to use the Check Measure worksheet

How to measure, order and install

How to Measure - Inside mount L-frame 

How to Install - Inside mount L-frame (4 sided)

How to Measure - Inside mount Z-frame

How to Install - Inside mount L-frame (3 sided)

How to Measure - Direct mount

How to Install - Outside mount L-frame

How to Measure - U-Channel

How to Install - Direct mount 

How to Measure - Outside mount L-frame How to Install - U-Channel
How to Order your Plantation Shutters with iseekblinds How to Install - Z-frame
How to Install - What you need to get started Troubleshooting - how to adjust the louvre/blades on your shutters
How to Install - Assembling your frame

All about the new iseekblinds Australian made Plantation Shutter program

Welcome to our new Australian made PVC Express Plantation Shutters! In this video, Mike introduces you to our new program and highlights the 10 year warranty, quick manufacturing timeframe and Australia wide distribution. He also explains what you'll learn through our Plantation Shutter video series and how we have all the resources to help you achieve a great outcome in your home. Our updated "How To" video galleries will ensure an easy DIY process, saving you heaps and our new product hubs have been set out with clearer information enabling you to find everything you need in the one place to confidently measure, order online and install your Plantation Shutters.  

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Plantation Shutters - Understanding the types & parts of a shutter

In this informative new 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 types available: 3 & 4 inside-mount L-frame, Z-frame, U-channel, Direct-mount and an outside-mount L-frame. This video runs for approximately 8 minutes, however the information will prove invaluable if you are looking to purchase Plantation Shutters.

PVC Dimensions Chart

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Plantation Shutters - All about mid-rails

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. 

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Plantation Shutters - How to use the check measure worksheet

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.  

Check Measure Sheet

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How to Measure

How to Measure - Inside mount L-frame

In this new video, Mike introduces the inside mount L-frame Plantation Shutter and shows you how to measure for it. The most popular way to mount your plantation shutters, an inside mount L-frame gives you the ability to square the frame inside your recess and mount your panels.  He goes over the options available to you using our panel layout chart, along with our components diagram and check measure worksheet to get the best result for your windows.

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How to Measure - Inside mount Z-frame

In this new video, Mike takes you through how to measure for a Z-frame Plantation Shutter.  Z-frames are used for an inside mounted plantation shutter that is to be installed into a square set recess - concrete, brick or plaster.  More often than not, these recesses are not quite square.  Z-frames will wrap around the face of the wall, covering the edges of the recess resulting in a nice square finish for a perfect result.

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How to Measure - Direct mount

In this new video, Michael explains exactly what a direct mount Plantation Shutter is, and how to measure for it. Direct-mounts have no frames and are used particularly for narrow windows - such as side lights next to a front door.  Directly mounting the panel to the recess means you reduce the bulk inside the limited window recess and it ensures that the blades can be made as wide as possible for a great result. The measuring process is super simple too!

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How to Measure - U-Channel

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.

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How to Measure - Outside mount L-frame

In this new video, Mike introduces the outside mount L-frame Plantation Shutter and shows you how to measure for it. He explains exactly what it is and how it's the option to go for when you don't have the depth available in your window recess to install an inside mount shutter. He also reminds you that the size you order is the size you will get, no deductions are taken during manufacturing for outside mounts. So it's a good idea to measure twice and order once. 

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How to Order

How to order Plantation Shutters from iseekblinds

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!

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How to Install

How to Install - What you need to get started 

This new video is a really handy one to watch before you start installing your Plantation Shutters. Mike takes you through all the additional parts you'll need to complete your installation including screws, packers and a drill. He also explains the components that come with the shutters, such as the Hoffman keys and the small screws, and talks about our website resources too. Watch this one to be super prepared!

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How to Install - Assembling your frame

In this new video, you'll learn how to assemble the frame of your Plantation Shutter. Mike takes you through the simple process step-by-step process using an L-frame, though the process is the same for all frame types. Each part of the frame will be marked T (Top), B (Bottom), L (Left) and R (Right).  Working on a flat surface, line up the frame sides, and use the Hoffman keys to attach the corners. Gently push the sides of the frames together using your palm.  Make sure you mark where the top of the frame is with a bit of tape.  This will ensure an easy installation.

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How to Install - Inside mount L-frame (4-sided)

In this new video, Mike shows you how to install your 4-sided inside mount L-frame Plantation Shutter. Though a lengthy video, Mike's guidance in this one will help make your home installation much easier. 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.

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How to Install - Inside mount L-frame (3-sided)

In this new video, Mike shows you how to install your 3-sided inside mount L-frame Plantation Shutter. Though a lengthy video, Mike's guidance in this one will help make your home installation much easier. 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.

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How to Install - Outside mount L-frame

In this new video, Mike takes you through the steps to install an outside mounted L-frame Plantation Shutter. Though a lengthy video, Mike's guidance in this one will help make your home installation much easier. 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.

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How to Install - Direct mount

In this new 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.

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How to Install - U-Channel

In this new 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. 

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How to Install - Z-frame

In this new video, Mike shows you how to install your inside mount Z-frame Plantation Shutter. Though a lengthy video, Mike's guidance in this one will help make your home installation much easier. 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.

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Troubleshooting

How to adjust the louvre/blades on your shutters

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. 

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