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Measuring Guide

All Blinds are Made-to-Measure which means they’re made especially for your windows based on the information you give us when placing your order.

Measuring for Blinds is really easy. It's also really important to get the measurements right! See the step-by-step guide below.  

How to Measure for Blinds 

What you'll need! Paper and a pencil (to write down your measurements). A metal tape measure. (Metal tape measures provide the most accurate readings). 

A decision! There are 2 ways that a blind can be positioned at a window or door.  

  • Recess Fit:  The blind will sit inside the recess of the window frame or door frame (up against the window).
  • Exact Fit:    The blind will not sit inside the recess of the frame but rather ‘over’ the frame with the blind slightly overlapping the frame of the window.

It’s up to you which option you choose but when measuring for your Made-to-Measure Blind please be make sure you follow the right set of instructions below for the type of fit you want. Also, when placing the order, make sure you select the correct option (Recess or Exact) from the dropdown menu.

How to Measure for a Recess Fit Blind

Provide us with the exact measurements (as per the instructions below) and we will make the necessary tolerances.

Recess Measurement    Recess Measurement

Step 1) Measure the WIDTH for your ‘Recess Fit’ blind by taking 2 or 3 measurements for the width of the recess from wall to wall as shown in the picture. Write down the shortest measurement in millimetres. We will make the necessary deduction of 12mm for the fittings and brackets to ensure the blind operates within the window recess.

Styep 2) Measure the DROP for your ‘Recess Fit’ blind by taking 2 or 3 measurements for the drop of the window recess (head to sill) as shown in the picture. Write down the smallest of these measurements in millimetres. We will make the necessary deduction for the fittings and brackets to ensure the blind operates  within the window recess.

How to Measure for an Exact Fit Blind

Provide us with the exact measurements (as per the instructions below) and we will make the blind to your specified dimensions with no deductions.

Exact Blind Measurement    Exact Blind Measurement

Step 1) Measure the WIDTH for your ‘Exact Fit’ blind. Decide how much you want the blind to overlap the recess at each side. We recommend at least 70mm each side to minimise light leakage. Write down the width measurement including the overlap in millimetres.

Step 2) Measure the DROP for your ‘Exact Fit’ blind. Decide how much you want the blind to overlap the recess at the top and bottom. We recommend at least 70mm at the top if the blind is required to roll up fully above the window recess. Write down the overall drop measurement including the overlap in millimetres.

REMEMBER!

  • Record all measurements in millimetres;
  • Remember that we make blinds especially for your windows based on the measurements you enter when placing your order. Because of this, we are unable to accept any returns due to blinds being incorrectly measured for and / or measurements being entered incorrectly during the online ordering process.