Paying to have somebody come round to measure your windows and fit shutters for you can be tempting, but did you know that by going down the DIY route, you could save yourself around 40%, the equivalent to hundreds of pounds or more? Measuring and fitting your own cheap window shutters is reassuringly simple, and once you’ve done it, you’ll keep coming back for more!
Here, we’ll explain the DIY process to you, show you why it’s cheaper and smarter to buy DIY window shutters versus a full measure-and-fit company, and just how easy it is once you give it a go yourself.
What’s the difference between DIY Shutters and a full measure-and-fit company?
The clue is in the name. DIY Shutters is quite simply that – you measure and fit shutters yourself. The only difference between us and a full service shutter installation company is that you are paying somebody else to do the measuring and installing for you. The nature of the product will be broadly the same. In fact, our shutters are made using quality paulownia hardwood, meaning that the materials used are actually of a higher standard than some full service companies. The key difference is that we are able to provide cheap window shutters by cutting out the middleman.
Is it easy to measure and install shutters yourself?
If you have even a miniscule level of DIY experience, you should be able to measure and install shutters yourself with our step-by-step guides to hand. We were novices ourselves once, and as soon as we took the plunge we never looked back. Putting together shutters is a bit like flat pack furniture – everything is made-to-measure, with holes pre-drilled and it all slots into place nicely. If you’ve got a tape measure, spirit level, screwdriver and drill, you’re ready to install cheap window shutters yourself.
It’s simply a case of measuring the width and height of the window (or door) you’d like to install shutters to and then following our easy-to-navigate configuration and ordering process. Our handy guides
should provide you with everything you need, however we have a passionate and knowledgeable team of experts on hand to assist should you get stuck. If you email us a photo of your window, we will provide specific instructions for measuring and installing cheap window shutters, not to mention some inspiration on the slat size, type of frame and colour to go for.
Don’t just take our word for it – we’ve helped thousands of people successfully measure and install their own shutters. Just take a look at our Trustpilot page.
How does the DIY process work?
Firstly, get your hands on some free samples
. This will give you an idea of the look and feel of up to three different finish and colour combinations. Then download the appropriate measuring guide
, measure your windows and begin the configuration process
. Enter your dimensions and choose your panel configuration, mid-rails, slat size, colour and frame type. All of these elements will be illustrated clearly to show you what we mean, but do rest assured that once you’ve confirmed your order a member of the team will be in touch to confirm everything with you. Nothing goes into production until we have your sign-off, and we’ll iron out any kinks at this stage, answer your questions and concerns and ensure everything has been done correctly.
Once your shutters have been built, they’ll arrive at your home with all holes pre-drilled, ready to attach to your window. Download the installation guide
relevant to you and then it’s time to get to work. The team are here to help at every step should you need them. And there we have it – you’ve measured and fitted your very own beautiful, high quality, cheap window shutters!
Why should I measure and fit shutters myself?
Because it’s relatively easy, more affordable than paying somebody else to do it for you, and we only use the highest quality materials to build our shutters. Even DIY novices should be able to download our handy guides and navigate the process on their own. However, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our team, who will be on hand to help at every step of the way.
It’s full service quality, at DIY prices!