- Simple and quick to fit
- Removes the need for wires or timber props
- Work is done from above, hence not hindered by fall protection
- Less chance of the shutter board dropping
- No after work required, except to remove the shutter board
- Less material wastage and no rust leakage
- Joint can be filled flat and neat
What is a Shutter Star?
The Shutter Star is a quick, simple and strong alternative to traditional shuttering methods. See our step-by-step guide below which explains how they work.
Locate the gap that needs to be shuttered.
Drill 8mm holes into the centre of the timber.
Thread the cable ties through the timber.
Loosely slide on the Shutter Stars and fix the second cable ties.
Slide the timber through the gap.
Shutter Stars can now be located onto the soffits.
With the Shutter Stars in place, the gap is ready for filling – top view.
With the Shutter Stars in place, the gap is ready for filling – underside view.
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When a gap is formed between the beams, just cut the timber to length and drill one hole in the middle at 500mm intervals.
Slide a cable tie through the hole and through the Shutter Star, then attach another cable tie onto it in order to lock. Repeat the process until all the board is complete.
Slide the board between the beams so it hangs just under the joint – the Shutter Star will sit in between the beams on the bottom of the soffits. Once in position, pull the cable tight to tighten the board – simply, if you can pull a cable tie then you can fit this system.
It’s a lot easier than trying to twist wire tight or prop timber underneath the beams, as all the work is done from on top of the slab and, as a result, is not hindered by fall protection. The joint can be filled flat and neat with no hindrance from bars and no after work required, apart from removing the shutter board itself.
There is less material wastage, no rust leakage and less chance of the board dropping, which gives a neater job in a lot less time.