Windsor Hutch Cover Instructions
It is important that you follow these instructions closely otherwise, you may find it difficult to fit it for the first time.
The Windsor is a tight fitting cover. It has been specifically designed like this for a reason.
But over time you'll find that the covers stretches a little and fitting it becomes quite straight forward especially after you have done it a few times.
Initially on unpacking the cover out of the bag you'll find it quite rigid. This is because the material and clear plastic we have used are quite thick and the cover has been folded like this for some time.
So we recommend that you first put the cover in a warm place for a few hours before you try to unfold it. This could be next to a radiator or in a warm sunny spot.
Unpacking The Cover
Take care when unpacking.
Do not try and forcefully unfold the cover at any stage as this could end up damaging the plastic.
If you are fitting the cover in the cooler months of the year then we recommend that you use a hairdryer on a low to medium heat to help slightly expand the material and plastic to make it easier to work with.
(You could also use the heat from a radiator if you do not have a hairdryer to hand.)
When you take this extra step you'll find that the cover becomes much easier to handle, unfold from the bag and generally easier to fit too.
*TIP* The Windsor hutch cover can be fitted by one person but if you can get a 2nd pair of hands to help it will make it a little easier.
Open up the roof of your Windsor Hutch.
Start by lining up the front of the cover with the front of your hutch and then secure the top left side of the cover over the top corner of the front of your hutch.
Please note: the cover does not go over the corner of the roof but over the corner of the hutch framework.
*TIP* It helps to have someone hold the roof panel at a 45% angle while you slip the corner of the cover under the roof panel and onto the corner of the hutch.
The repeat the same process for the right side pulling tight. Make sure the sewn corners of the hutch sit in line with the top corners of the hutch
Next wrap the cover around the hutch and secure it temporarly using the velcro strip. This then frees up your hands and allows you to finish the fitting process.
Please note: there is now only 1 main strap in the new 2018 version of the Windsor Cover (not 2 as shown in the image below).
Secure the strap at the back that hangs to the front of the cover.
This is where a 2nd pare of hands comes in handy. Work your way around the sides to the hutch pulling the cover tightly to make sure it is as taught as possible, that the corners of the cover line up and finally join the two Velcro strips at the back.
Manufacturers And Our Recommendations:
- In warm weather your hutch can get dangerously hot if the cover is left on. We recommend that you remove your cover during warm weather.
- We also recommend that you allow your cover and hutch to air out regularly, especially after long periods of wet or damp weather. Failure to do so can result in a build-up of mold and cause the cover to degrade at a much faster pace.
- During periods of prolonged rain, the hutch cover will become saturated and the inside of the cover can become wet. To prolong the life and enhances the performance of your hutch cover especially during wet periods the manufacturer recommends Nikwax.
- Damage to your hutch cover caused by chewing is not covered under the manufacturer's guarantee. Please look at the important info on the Advice tab