Glossary of terms as used on Wallybois.com – relevant to shutters
Brace: the brace is the diagonal piece of wood on the back of the shutter and helps hold
the shutter square.
Basket: this is where you will find the items you have ordered now ready to be paid for
Cascamite: waterproof resin glue that is often used in the marine industry
Chestnut: is a farmed hardwood and is a little cheaper than Oak and lighter.
Calculator: our online calculator for the calculation of shutter cost
Chemical Fix: a two-part resin-based bonding for the fixing of the Pintle. This is supplied in
a mastic tube which mixes the two parts via the nozzle. A popular brand in France is
Drill: a tool to drill a hole in wood or stone
Douglas-fir: is actually a Pine but fairly hard and resistant to decay.
Devis: French translation for Quotation
Expanding Bolt: is used for fixing the pintle into stone, brick or concrete. It works by
expanding paws that grip the sides of the hole when the nut is tightened. This should only
be used in the solid wall which is sound otherwise chemical fix should be chosen in this
Hinge: pivoting ironmongery which facilitates the opening and closing of the shutter
Hold Back:one per shutter and fixed to the wall to hold shutters to the wall when open,
there are several types some more ornate than others.
Insurance: mentioned here as shutters are often a must-have in France and thus an
condition in your insurance terms.
Ledge: the horizontal piece of wood on the back of the shutter
Lintle: this is the stone or fabricated masonry that supports the masonry above the
Oak: is a hardwood which is more expensive but lasts a long time
Plugged: a term we used to describe screw fixing which a wooden plug is used to hide
the screw head.
Pintle: the pintle is the hinge part which is fixed into the wall. The hinge rotates around
Pine: is a cost-effective softwood
Rebate: This is often found around the edge of the window reveal and accepts the
shutters. Most newer builds or alterations do not have this feature.
Reveal: is the term used to describe the inside of the window opening.
Skellit: a brand of chemical fix found in France
Shutter: This is why you are here! A panel that swings in front of a window to secure home
or block out light.
Stay: This is used to hold the shutters closed and there are different variations to do this simple job.
Strap Hinge: the long metal strap bolted to the shutter making the second part of the
SDS: a method of securing a masonry drill
SDS Drill: a percussion electric drill, we recommend this type of drill for drilling the holes
for the Pintle.
Volet Lame: is the name of the shutter material which resembles ‘Tongue & Groove’
Volet: French translation for a shutter.