Measuring for blinds is simple and straight forward. It’s important that you give us accurate measurements, so take a look at our handy step-by-step video guides and pdf instructions, which will help you to get it right.

The first thing you need is to decide whether your blind will fit to the inside or the outside of your window recess.

Once you have decided where your blind will fit, simply watch the relevant video.

Measuring Basics

  • Always try and use a metal tape measure, you will get a more accurate result

  • Have a paper and pen ready to write your measurements straight down

  • Look out for things like window handles or tiles. You’ll need to take their position into account to ensure a perfect fit!

  • Double check you are entering your measurements in mm, cm or inches

Measuring Instructions

To fit inside the window recess. Measure the full width and height of the recess [wall side to wall side, Lintel to window sill] and we will make the appropriate deductions to ensure a perfect fit.

Tips

Measure in 3 places for both the width and the drop, use the smallest measurements don’t make any deductions, we will do that for you to ensure your blind fits perfectly use a metal tape measure, cloth ones can stretch and give you inaccurate measurements .

To fit out side your window recess on the wall. In this case we will make the blind to your measurements with no deductions. This option should also be used if you have different type of configuration and you are confident in measuring correctly.

Tips

Measure the exact width of the area you would like the blind to cover. We recommend that the blind overlaps the window recess by at least 50-70mm each side the overlap at the bottom of the blind is a matter of personal choice but please take into account obstacles such as radiators.

Roman Measuring Instructions

Recess measurements allow the blind to sit within the window.Measure the width (side wall to side wall) and drop (lintel to
windowsill) and we will make the appropriate deductions to
ensure a perfect fit.

Measure in 3 places for both the width and drop.
Use the smallest measurement taken and do not make any
deductions. Use a metal tape measure as cloth ones can stretch
and give you inaccurate readings.

Note: on Roman blinds the stacking height is around
200-300mm and will reduce the amount of light entering the
room when open. You may want to consider fitting this outside
the recess. See outside the recess for more information’s.

To fit outside your window recess on the wall. In this case we will
make the blind to your exact measurements with no deductions.

This option should also be used if you have different type of
configuration and you are confident in measuring correctly.

Note: for roller and duplex blinds we will make the blind
bracket-to-bracket size. This means the actual cloth will be around
18mm less on each side.

On roman blinds as the stacking height is between 200mm – 300mm.
You may wish to add this to the height of the blind and so it fits above
the window.

Measure the exact width of the area you would like the blind to cover (we recommend the blind to overlap the outside of the window by at least 50-70mm on each side). The drop on the blind is a matter of personal choice, however please take into account obstacles such as radiators..

Important note for measuring Roller Blinds

Roller blinds do not have headrails. Instead the Roller blind fabric is ‘rolled’ around a barrel of the same width, and control fittings are added to either end. We use the width measurement you provide us with to assemble the barrel and control fittings to the correct size. This means that the fabric of the blind will be narrower than the measurement you provide. Before you order your blind it is very important for you to check that the fabric will be wide enough to cover the glazed area of your window. This table tells you how much narrower your fabric will be than the top part (the barrel and control fittings) of your blind.