Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Measure Windows for Blinds and Curtains

  1. Use a steel tape measure
  2. Measure using mm
  3. Record the width followed by the drop.
  4. Decide where your blind will hang. There are two options – Face Fix or Recess.
  5. Have a look where you want to hang your blind and make sure there are no restrictions. Look for window locks, window winders, benches and showers screens etc. protruding into the window frame. Consider door knobs if attaching blinds to a door.
  6. Decide which side you would like the operating chains/cords to be on. Remember, for Venetian blinds there is a tilting wand and a lift which can be installed either with both on the same side or one on each side.

Face Fix

The blind will be attached to the face of the architrave. You need to measure from the edge of one side to the edge of the other side, for the width.

Drawing showing how to measure windows for face fixing blinds and curtains
Drawing showing how to measure windows for face fixing blinds and curtains

For the drop, measure where you want the top of the blind to be attached to and where you want the bottom of the blind to hang to. You need to take into consideration window sills, the floor and the window frame.

Recess Fix

The blind will hang inside the window frame. You need to measure exactly from one edge to the other edge on the inside of your frame. This is called the hard measure. Repeat the process for the drop measurement.

Drawing showing how to measure windows for recess fixing blinds and curtains
Drawing showing how to measure windows for recess fixing blinds and curtains

Measuring Non-Standard Windows and Doors

If this hasn’t answered your question we can advise you over the phone. Contact your local dealer anytime Monday to Friday during office hours.

The maximum width for a single blind is 2.4 metres. For openings wider than 2.4 metres the width is divided. for example, a 2.5 metre opening will be covered by two blinds, each a little under 1.25 metres wide.

In theory there is no maximum height. We have made blinds 7m long! Although this is rare. For very large blinds it’s usually necessary to fit a motorised system because the weight and inaccessibility make the blind difficult to operate.

 

6-8 weeks is our rule of thumb, however it does vary from product to product and your choice of colours and finishes. We will discuss this with you at the time of ordering. If you need faster delivery talk to us – we will do our best to help.

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