If possible use a metal measuring tape for accuracy.
Provide all measurements in mm’s or cm’s.
You will need to know if you want your blinds to sit inside the window frame (inside recess) or outside the window frame (outside recess)
We will need 3 measurements in order to manufacture your blind – Width, Height and Installation Height.
Recess Blinds (Within the window opening)
A recess blind will sit within the window opening. Measure from the inside wall of the window to the other, and from the inner top of the window to the windowsill.
Measure the width (A) at 3 different points to ensure consistency, measure at the top, the middle and the bottom, and choose the smallest measurement.
Similarly it is best if you measure the length (B) at 3 different points, from the top of the window frame to the windowsill.
The Installation Height (C) is the measurement from the top of the window frame to the floor. This will determine the length of your operating chain for the blind, and will ensure that it adheres to child safety guidelines.
If ordering a Recess Blind, we will make the necessary deductions to accommodate the blind brackets, ensure a perfect fit within your window frame.
Outside Recess Blinds (Outside the window opening)
If you require an Outside Recess blind, i.e. you want the blind to sit outside of the window frame, follow the guidelines below.
You will need to measure the full width you require the blind to cover. The exact width refers to overall bracket to bracket size.
Ensure that you allow for a sufficient overlap past the window opening on both sides.
Measure the length that you require the blind to measure overall, including the top fittings and the required overlap past the windowsill, remembering to allow for any obstacles or obstructions beneath the windowsill.
The Installation Height is the measurement of the blind fitting to the floor. This will determine the length of your operating chain for the blind, and will ensure that it adheres to child safety guidelines.
When measuring for roller blinds, the exact width refers to the overall bracket to bracket size. The cloth or fabric width will be 3cm narrower than the exact width (which includes the brackets).
If you prefer, there is also a roller blind-only option to order ‘cloth width’, but remember that you must have the space to fit your brackets, which will add 3cm to your cloth size.
Step two: Measure the drop
Simply measure the full drop you require the blind to measure overall, including the top fittings and the required overlap (10cm) both above and below your window opening. Remember to allow for any obstructions such as radiators!
EXACT size simply means the maximum overall sizes of the finished blind, including brackets, rails etc.