The window rolling shutters are installed in several configurations ( i.e. attached to fascia/eaves or just above the window) depending upon the type of the windows at your home. Detailed below are most common scenarios of the window types installed in Australian homes. Our range of roller shutters offer a practical, affordable and effective means of increasing security to a given space.  Please browse through the information provided below to guide you through basics of  roller shutter measurement and installation.

Scenario 1: Distance between top of the window and eaves/fascia is less than 300 mm

Height Measurement (in millimeters)
If the distance between fascia and window is less than 300 mm, the head-box/pelmet-box can be attached to the fascia. The total height of shutter to be taken into consideration will be from the fascia to the window sill. Measure from both sides of the window and use the longest measurement as the final height.
Width Measurement (in millimeters)
Measure the structural opening (distance between the bricks) in mm. Take three measurements i.e. Top, Middle and Bottom. Use the smallest of the three as final width. According to these measurements calculate prices here

Scenario 2: Distance between top of the window and eaves/fascia is more than 300mm

Height Measurement (in millimeters)
If the distance between fascia and window is more than 300mm, customers can choose the positioning of the head-box/pelmet-box. Head-box can be mounted just above the window or up-to the fascia. The price will vary according to the finished height of shutter. We recommend to mount the head-box just above the window as it is unnecessary to go all the way up-to the fascia. Add 250 mm to the window height to get the finished height.
Width Measurement (in millimeters)
Measure the structural opening (distance between the bricks) in mm. Take three measurements i.e. Top, Middle and Bottom. Use the smallest of the three as final width. According to these measurements calculate prices here

Scenario 3: Distance between top of the window and eaves/fascia is less than 100mm

Height Measurement (in millimeters)
If the window is all the way to the fascia, then the total height will be from fascia to the window sill. The head-box in this case will cover part of the window which is unavoidable. The height of the window will determine the size of the head-box. Measure from both sides of the window and use the longest measurement as the total height.
Width Measurement (in millimeters)
Measure the structural opening (distance between the bricks) in mm. Take three measurements i.e. Top, Middle and Bottom. Use the smallest of the three as final width. According to these measurements calculate prices here

Head-box sizes according to shutter height

  • If total height is up-to 1315 mm, then head-box is 165 mm
  • If total height is up-to 1980 mm, then head-box is 180 mm
  • If total height is up-to 2805 mm, then head-box is 205 mm
  • If total height is up-to 3530 mm, then head-box is 230 mm

Please pay much attention to some aspects when measuring roller shutter sizes:

  • Please make sure all the measurements are in millimeters.
  • If your doors or windows opens outwards, could it be open when the roller shutter is installed? Add 300 mm to the total height, if there is space above the opening.
  • Do not forget that the roller shutter hangs down at least 55 mm into the guide rails, below the shutter box.
  • You need to measure the top, middle and bottom within the reveal of the clear opening.
  • Guarantee that there is enough space for the roller shutter box and shutter guide rails on each side for on wall installation(this is very important,otherwise,you can’t install your shutters).

Are there protruding door or window handles ?

Top - View of roller shutter has been illustrated in this diagram. If the door or window handle is protruding out past the exterior wall, it will interfere with the operation of the shutter. There is no need to worry. We can supply or install pair of Packers behind the guide rails which will overcome this problem. The packers are fixed to the wall and are custom made according to the size required. The guide rails are then installed on top of these packers, allowing the shutter to be installed with enough space to provide the clearance for door handles. Colour :  The packers will be same colour as the rolling shutter or Guide rails. If customers want to choose a  different colour for packers, it has to be specified at the time of ordering. Cost : The packers required are not part of standard installation. If and when required, the additional cost is $27.50/meter including GST.

What if there is no window sill ?

When the window roller shutter comes towards downward direction, it will stop and rest at the window sill. What if there is no window sill? If there is no window sill, we will supply and install 50 x 24 mm angle. This angle is fixed to the Guide rails (tracks) from the front-face, with 50 mm facing upwards and 24 mm facing inwards, thus providing the base for roller shutter to stop and rest on. Colour : The 50 x 24 mm angle comes in all the standard colours. Customers can choose the colour to be same as the roller shutter or Guide rails. Cost : The angles required are not part of standard installation. The 50 x 24 mm angle is sold at additional cost of $11/meter including GST.