How to Measure For Blinds
Starting Off: You will need a metal tape measure or laser measure, and a notepad. You may want to download and print off our Contractor Site Survey Sheet and our Checklist to make your job easier. Remember: Measure your window in millimetres.
Recess Sizes: These sizes need to be the measurements of your window revel. Provide these sizes if you want your blinds to be fixed inside the window revel or opening. We will take off an allowance to ensure your blind fits in the recess.
Exact Blind Sizes: These sizes need to be the exact measurements of the whole blind including all the hardware and brackets. Take these sizes if you want your blinds to be fixed or hung outside a window opening or recess.
Measure Recess Blind Sizes;
Measure the inside width of your window in 3 places as shown in the diagram below. Write down the shortest width. This is your recess width.
Measure the inside drop of your window in 3 places as shown in the diagram below. Write down the shortest. This is your Recess drop.
We will reduce your recess sizes to ensure the blind fits within the opening.
Measure Exact Blind Sizes;
Measure the width where you want the blind to be allowing for overlap (usually 10-15cm each side). This is your exact width.
Measure the drop where you want the blind to be allowing for overlap (usually 10-15cm top and bottom). This is your exact drop. We will make your blind to these exact overall dimensions and make no allowances.
Note: When measuring for roller blinds the fabric width will be 3cm narrower than the overall exact blind width.