Measuring Blinds

Measuring for blinds

Measuring for your new Blinds

TIPS FOR MEASURING

  • Use a metal tape measure – fabric ones can stretch and give an inaccurate reading.
  • Measure at the position where your blind will be fitted to clear all window catches etc.
  • Measure within any tiles or other limitations inside the recess which may affect the finished working width of the blind.

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds

Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds

Perfect Fit Blinds

Perfect Fit Blinds
Recess

RECESS MEASUREMENT

  • Take 3 measurements for the width of the window recess as shown in the picture.
  • Take the smallest of these measurements. This is the recess width.
  • We will make the necessary deductions for the fittings and brackets to ensure the blind operates perfectly within the window recess.
  • Take 3 measurements for the drop of the window recess as shown in the picture.
  • Take the smallest of these measurements. This is the recess drop.
  • We will make the necessary deductions for the fittings and brackets to ensure the blind operates perfectly within the window recess.

PLEASE NOTE: The complete size of the blind includes the headrail and all of the brackets.

Exact

OUTSIDE RECESS MEASUREMENT

When fitting a Blind outside a window recess, we recommend that the blind extends at least 7 – 10 cm to each side of the window recess and approximately 7 to 10cm above and (where possible) below the recess drop, to ensure that the blind gives adequate coverage of the window when closed. If the window sill protrudes more than 5cms from the recess, the blind may have to stop at sill level rather than dropping below it, as this will obstruct the smooth operation of the blind.

Width And Drop Measurements

Make a note of the new calculated measurement in the spaces provided on the diagram and select ‘Blind Size’ in the measurement option box when ordering. This will be the exact size that your finished blind will be made to.

Note: Please be aware when ordering outside recess fit vertical blinds that:

If you select ‘Actual Blind Size’, the measurements you give will be the exact finished size of your blind (within a 5 mm tolerance) with no further adjustment deducted. This provides you with the opportunity to specify a particular size for your blind.

Important – when ordering vertical blinds for an outside recess fit it is necessary to specify that ‘Face Fix’ brackets are required.

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR OUTSIDE RECESS FOR ROLLER BLINDS

  • This is the measurement you need to take if you want your blind to fit on the outside of the window recess.
  • Measure the exact size to cover from top to bottom and from left to right.
  • We recommend overlap of 70mm on the width and 50mm on the drop, however, this is down to personal preference.
  • The size that you provide will be the cloth size (material size).
  • The controls and brackets are an extra 35mm wider than the cloth size.
  • Most people will fit a blind with in a window recess however, this is all down to personally preference if you are looking to minimise the light coming into the room then fitting on the outside is the best option however, please note light will still be able to seep through.