|a) Measuring inside fit
Measure the inside width of your window frame across the top of the frame (‘width’), and the inside height of the window frame (‘drop) as per the image right.
If you are ordering wooden blinds, vertical blinds or aluminium blinds measure the drop in three places (left, centre and right of the frame).
Note down the smallest measurement of the three taken.
b) Measuring outside fit
Before measuring the window for an outside fit you need to decide how you are going to fit the blinds which will in part depend on the style of your window frames:
If your windows do not have architraves then the blinds will generally be fit to the wall above the window frame (so the screws can fix into the lintel)
If your windows have architraves you may either fix the blind brackets to the outside edges of the architraves or to the wall above the architraves
If you decide to fix the blind brackets to the architraves note that the width of the actual blind will be slightly less than the width of the architraves, hence some of the architrave will show when the blind is down / closed
|Measuring outside fit - blind fixed to wall.
To measure an outside fit where the blind is to be fixed to the wall, measure the outside width of the window frame and the outside height of the window frame as per the image to the right.
We recommend that you make the following adjustments to your measurements to ensure that the blind fully covers the outside edges of the window frame / architrave:
Measuring outside fit – blind fixed to architrave
To measure an outside fit where the blind is to be fixed to the architrave, measure the outside width of the window architrave and the outside height of the architrave as per the image below.
Please take care when measuring your windows making sure that your measurements are accurate. If you make a mistake we can alter your blinds however there will be an extra charge for doing this and the possibility of further freight charges.