Measuring for your blinds

always use a metal
tape measure

Measuring for your new blinds is really simple and straightforward, just see the guides below. We recommend that you use a metal tape measure for accuracy (cloth ones tend to stretch) and have a pencil and pad handy.

Remember that the only real difference between a recess and an exact fitting is that if you specify recess fitting we will make adjustments to the sizes to ensure a perfect fit.

Measuring guide for an inside recess fitting

First ensure that the recess your blind is going into is not obstructed in any way so the blind can hang freely when fully extended. Look out for protruding window handles and tiles.

Measure the width in three places at the top, middle and bottom and write down the smallest measurement.

Do the same for the drop, measuring on the right, in the centre and on the left. Again, write down the smallest measurement to the nearest millimetre and use this measurement to place your order.

If you prefer you can measure in inches (not forgetting fractions) and order that way. We will make your blind to fit into the recess perfectly. There is no need for you to make any adjustments; we’ll do that for you.

Measuring guide for an outside recess (exact) fitting

Decide how much you want to overlap the blind on all sides - to minimise light leakage we recommend that the blind overlaps the window recess by at least 70mm at the top and 50mm each side. The overlap at the bottom of the blind is a matter of personal choice but please take into account obstacles such as radiators.

Measure the exact width and drop of the area you would like your blind to cover.

We will then make your blind to your exact sizes.

If you are measuring for a roller blind, you can either measure from where the brackets will sit, or the area the fabric will cover. Whichever you choose, don’t forget that the overall width of the blind will be approximately 35mm wider than the fabric so it’s important that you take this into account.

Measuring guide for bay windows

Measuring for bay windows is just as simple and straightforward. Simply choose the guide for the product you’d like.

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