How to Measure

All our blinds are custom made to the measurements provided so it is extremely important to measure correctly in order for blinds to fit properly. Care needs to be taken to factor in the finish you are looking for – a reveal or face fix – as well as whether there are obstructions such as door handles, skirtings or tiling halfway up to wall.

Tips for measuring

      • Measure in 3 places for both the width and the drop, use the smallest measurements
      • Use a metal tape measure, cloth/plastic measuring tapes can stretch and give you inaccurate measurements
      • Measurements should always be supplied in millimeters (width x drop)
      • Ensure you measure all windows, even if they appear to be the same
      • PRECISELYFROM WALL TO WALL

Below is a guide on how to measure correctly. If you are unsure, contact us for a no obligation free measuring service.

RECESS FIT – REVEAL FIX   (This is inside the door or window measuring)

This allows for the blind to be fitted inside the window recess, gives the neatest finish and is the most popular way of fitting blinds. You should provide us with the exact measurements of the opening, we will then automatically subtract 5mm per side (both left and right) in the factory for easy clearance of the blind.

      • Take three width measurements as indicated, use the shortest (smallest) of the three measurements for the actual width of the recess.
      • Take three drop measurements as indicated and use the shortest (smallest) of the three measurements for the actual drop of the recess.

REVEAL FIX – RECESS FIT – WITH CUT OUT

Often in bathrooms or kitchens there is tiling halfway up the wall in this case you have to measure the window recess as well as the tiles that are in the way in order to do a cut out for these. The same process is followed for dado rails that protrude into the recess and also in the case of doors where skirting’s at the bottom may end up being in the way of the blind.

      • Take the measures as indicated in the diagram
      • If the width of the tiles is not equal on both sides, then be sure to indicate these different measurements
      • Be sure to specify that you want your blind reveal fixed should this be the case. A standard valance would also be included to a reveal fix blind.

FACE FIX – FACE FIT (This is outside the door or window measuring)

This fixing method allows for the blind to be fitted outside the window recess, on the face of the wall. It is usually used when the window recess has been taken up by burglar bars or in the absence of an adequate window recess. It is also used in the case of doors to allow for more walk-through height when the blind is in the ‘pulled-up’ position.

      • Take the measures as indicated in the diagram
      • If the width of the tiles is not equal on both sides, then be sure to indicate these different measurements

Be sure to specify that you want your blind reveal fixed should this be the case. A standard valance would also be included to a Face Fit blind.

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