Quote to Recommendation in 5 Minutes
Step 1 - Open Instant Quote
To begin the process of entering the Design Centre you must open the Instant Quote button from the homepage (or the Menu bar).
Step 2 - Enter your window width and height
This will open the Instant Quote form (below) where you can enter your windows width and height. This will then auto-calculate your shutter price and allow you to enter the Design Centre by clicking on the ‘Continue to Design Centre’ button.
Tip: If you have any photos of your window this a great place to add your photo to your window.
Step 3 - Enter Design Centre from Cart
You are now in your Shopping Cart where you’ll find all the windows you’ve started to create. To start the Design Centre Process you click on the circular button (below) on the shutter window you’d like to complete.
Tip: At any point you can add photos of your windows from the Shopping Cart.
Step 4 - Enter your Window Name
The first step is to give your window a window name so it’s easy to identify and click ‘Next’ once you’ve selected the name of your window from the dropdown box or clicked off the input field.
Step 5 - Choose number of panes you have
You select the number of panes of glass your window has (if you’re confused what a window pane is please click on the ‘Window Panes Examples’ help button). From there please select the photo that best matches the look of your window and click ‘Next’.
Note: At this stage please select the general shape of the window panes. Don’t worry if one window pane is larger than the others, pick the picture that most closely resembles your window. You’ll get the chance to input the custom widths of your window pane sizes at a later stage.
Tip: This is also a great place to add a photo of your window so we can help you with your order and check your windows.
Step 6 - Select whether you have a window sill and architraves
Here you’ll have the chance to tell us some of the features of your window.
The first question will be whether your window has a Sill. A sill is a extension on the bottom section of your window from the window recess that goes past the wall edge. This is different from an architrave, and for examples please click on the ‘Window Sill Examples’ for more information.
Secondly you’ll have to select the type of architrave your window has if any. When selecting choose the picture that best resembles your window. If you would like to see more examples of an architrave please click on the ‘architrave examples’ button and click ‘Next’.
Note: If you’re still confused you can always select ‘I Don’t Know’ and we’ll help identify the features of your window if you’ve uploaded a photo for your window. Generally it’s best to select the picture that best resembles your window for this step.
Step 7 - Select your window recess
The penultimate step before receiving your shutter recommendation asks you to let us know if you have a recess. The window recess is a distance between your window and the wall.
If you do have a recess you’ll be asked an additional question whether the depth is more that 70mm.
Note: Some options for window framing options require at least 70mm dept between the window and the wall so that the louvres of the shutter can be opened without any obstructions. It’s important to measure the distance from any obstructions in the window (e.g. window winders, locks, handles) to the edge of the wall.
Once you’ve selected your recess click ‘Next’
Step 8 - Recommendation Complete!
Congratulations! You’ve just received your first shutter recommendation based on your window!
In the example below you’ll see that we’ve recommended an outside mounted L-Frame with one shutter panel and one midrail (see how recommendations are made).
You can click to expand any of the recommendations to learn more or select a different option.
For instance if you wanted to have a look at what’s the difference between an inside and outside mount frame you could see this below by clicking on ‘Learn More’.
To complete your shutter for purchase you can then go through the remaining steps of the Design Centre to confirm your colour choice, shutter configuration, custom widths and midrails.
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