How to Measure

Blinds

Measuring for Recess Fitting

Recess fitting is appropriate if you want your blind to be installed inside the window recess. This allows your window frame to be exposed and gives a ‘built-in’ look. To take the measurements for your blind, measure the full width and height of the recess [the size of the hole] and we will make the appropriate deductions to ensure your blind fits perfectly.

Please note that for recess fitting blinds, there will be a small gap (roughly 15mm) at the top, left and right sides which will allow a small amount of light in. This is due to the fitting of the blind bracket. For more effective room darkening we suggest choosing a face fitting blind. Please see information below regarding face fitting.

Tips:
Please use a metal tape measure. Plastic ones and cloth ones can sometimes give inaccurate measurements.
Take measurements in millimetres
Take your measurements in at least 3 places for both the width and the drop. Use the smallest measurements when you enter into our website.
Don't make any deductions, we will do that for you to ensure your blind fits perfectly
Always double check your measurements

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Measuring for Face Fitting (with architrave)

Face fitting is where the blind is installed to the face of the window (as opposed to inside the window recess).

When you want to fit the blind to the window’s architrave, measure the width from the outer edge of the architrave to the opposite edge. Then measure the drop from the top of the architrave to where you would like the blind to finish.

When producing your blind, we do not take any deductions from your measurements. The blind will be produced to your measurements.

Tips:
Please use a metal tape measure. Plastic ones and cloth ones can sometimes give inaccurate measurements.
Take measurements in millimetres
Always double check your measurements

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Measuring for Face Fitting (square set)

This is the measurement you need to take if you want the blind to hang outside the recess overlapping the window (where there is no window architrave). In this case we will make the blind to your specified size with no deductions.

Measure the exact width of the area you would like the blind to overlap. To minimise light leakage we recommend that the blind overlaps the window recess by at least 70mm at the top and 50mm each side. We will produce the blinds to the exact measurements you provide to us.

The overlap at the bottom of the blind is a matter of personal choice but if you are measuring for a blind that will come down to the floor allow 10-20mm of clearance.

Tips:
Please use a metal tape measure. Plastic ones and cloth ones can sometimes give inaccurate measurements.
Take measurements in millimetres
Always double check your measurements

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Curtains



Measuring for Curtain Track

For a standard curtain track simply measure the full width of the track, that is your correct curtain width.

Curtains can be hung either to the floor, to a sill or to below the sill. We suggest that curtains finish either;
- 15mm above the floor
- 150-200mm below the sill
- 15mm above the sill

When using a curtain track, measure from the top of the track to where the curtain is to finish at the bottom.

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Measuring for Designer Rod

For a Designer Rod simply measure the width of the pole between any finials or end caps, that is your correct curtain width.

Curtains can be hung either to the floor, to a sill or to below the sill. We suggest that curtains finish either;
- 15mm above the floor
- 150-200mm below the sill
- 15mm above the sill

When using a Designer Rod, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish at the bottom.

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