Blinds Measuring Guide

 

PLEASE GIVE EXACT MEASUREMENTS - THE MAKERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS IN ORDERING

Just read the easy to follow instructions below. Then all you'll need is a steel tape measure, not cloth tape - they stretch and can provide inaccurate measurements. Take care, accurate sizes are essential! We'll take it from there - Provide us with your measurements and in no time at all you'll receive a tailor-made blind to fit your window perfectly.

If you have any questions about measuring please call us on 01484 443790 and our friendly customer services team will be able to help.

 

How to measure your windows:

 

First, decide if you want your blind to sit inside your window recess (Measurement type Recess) or be mounted outside the window recess on the wall (Measurement type Exact). Fitting inside the window recess can provide a more finished, contemporary look. Choose to mount outside the recess if you prefer a more tranditional style. This could also be ideal if your window is perhaps not straight or your recess is very shallow.

Before ordering, please check that your window opens outwards and that there are no obstructions such as handles or dado rails that could prevent the blind from being opened or closed easily.

If there are obstructions, if the widow opens inwards or if your window has a shallow recess (less than 6cm deep), please order an Outside Mounted Blind (Exact) or call us on 01484 443790 to discuss possible options.

easuring Guide

 

Inside Window Recess (Recess):

Just give us the width and height of the recess and we will allow the working tolerances in order for the blind to sit within a recess of that size. To do this, simply measure the width inside your window recess from side to side and the drop from top to bottom.

N.B. Measure the width of your recess in 3 places (top, middle and bottom) and give us the smallest measurement. If you have tiles at the bottom of the recess measure between the tiles and give us this measurement instead. When measuring for roller, day night, vista or harmony blinds, please take the width measurement from the top of the window to ensure the best fit.

Provide these sizes to us as a recess fitting and we will make your blind very slightly smaller in order for it to sit inside the recess. It is always important to give us the precise measurements. Note - If you are wishing to side mount a roller blind inside of a recess only, please select this as Exact fitting not Recess fitting.

 

Outside Window Recess (Exact):

Decide how much you want your blind to overlap the wall or window frame on each side. We usually suggest an overlap of 6cm on all sides. Measure the outside of your window frame from side to side plus the overlap on both sides, and top to bottom plus the overlap at the top and bottom. Ideally the blind should not obscure the window when it's raised.

Provide these sizes to us as an exact fitting and we will make the overall blind to this size. It is always important to give us the precise measurements.

 

Additional Information for Roller blinds, Day Night blinds, Vista blinds and Harmony blinds:

Please note that the width of the cloth on a roller, day night, vista or harmony blind is 3.5-4cm narrower than the overall width of the blind. This is to allow for any control component on the side so the mechanism (or headrail) is wider than the cloth. We will always take the provided width and manufacture this as the full blind width (not cloth width).

You may wish to adjust your measurements if you want the cloth to cover more of the window or consider fitting the blind outside of the window and allowing for overlap.

If you are ordering a roller blind to fit inside a recess with a side mounting, please measure and provide the width across the top of the window and select exact instead of recess, as this is where the header will be fitted. Please note that day night, vista or harmony blinds cannot be side fixed.

 

Bay Windows and Conservatories:

To ensure accurate measuring for bay windows and conservatories please contact our customer services and one of our experienced operators will be more than happy to talk you through the best way to measure your particular windows.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS BECAUSE THESE ARE CUSTOM MADE BLINDS. THE MAKERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS IN ORDERING.



Fitting Instructions

Roller Blind Fitting Instructions

Wooden Blind Fitting Instructions

Venetian Blind Fitting Instructions

Vertical Blind Fitting Instructions

Roman Blind Fitting Instructions

Day Night Blind Fitting Instructions

Day Night Blind Fitting Instructions (Palm colours)

Vista Blind Fitting Instructions (Origin and Luxa colours)

Vista Blind Fitting Instructions (Bayham and Natura colours)

Harmony Blind Fitting Instructions

Plantation Shutter Fitting Instructions (Chalk White and Boutique Cream)

Plantation Shutter Fitting Instructions (Pure White, Cool White and Porcelain)

Conservatory Blinds Fitting Instructions

 

Table showing deductions made when ordering as a recess measurement

Blind Type 

Width (mm)

Drop (mm)

Roman Blinds

5

0

Roller Blinds

5

0

Day Night Blinds

5

0

Vista Blinds

5

0

Harmony Blinds

5

0

Wooden Blinds

10

0

Venetian Blinds

10

0

Vertical Blinds

10

10

Conservatory Blinds

0

0

Plantation Shutters

0

0

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