A Guide to Panels
Shutters are split into panels. If your window is wider than approx 950mm, you will be required to add a second panel. Our Design Centre will determine how many panels are required, based on the width of your window. You can select as many panels as you like, provided the panels are between 350mm and 900mm.
We recommend matching the layout of your window. If multiple panels are required, our system will automatically select the panel width for you, or you can customise the width of each panel.
HOW WILL MY PANELS BE CONFIGURED?
Depending on how many panels are selected, there are multiple ways to configure shutter panels.
If you order a single panel, you can select for the panel to hinged on the Left (L) or Right (R).
If you order multiple panels and they close into each other (like a cupboard), your shutters are made with a 'D mould' or Astragal on the right-hand panel. This feature gives your shutters a neat finish and blocks any light from leaking through the gap between the panels.
Another way to configure multiple panels is to place a T-post between two panels. Rather than the panels closing into each other, they will close into (or away from) a T-post. This is especially handy if you have a vertical bar in the centre of your window that you would prefer to hide. If you have more than two panels, you'll require at least one T-post.
How many panels?
Our Design Centre makes this decision easy. Shutters are made up of panels and require more than one if the window is larger than 950mm (the maximum panel width is 900mm, but you get a little bit of extra width when considering the frame too).
Our Design Centre calculates how many panels are needed based on the width of your window, and also makes a recommendation that best matches the design of your window. Shutters look best when they match the window and our recommendations engine helps you make the sort of design decisions you’d normally only get from an in-home consultation. However, you are also able to select how many you want up to a maximum 900mm per panel.
Want to customise the width of your panels? Read our article on Measuring for Multiple Panels
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