Measuring for a Recess and Face Fit Window

No matter what type of blind you require, measuring your windows is easy with our simple instructions.

What you will need
  1. Tape measure (metal ones are best)
  2. Pen and paper
Recess Fit (Inside window frame)
Measuring a Face Fit window

When the blinds are required to fit inside the window recess.

Select this option if you wish to supply the size of the recess into which the blinds will fit. To provide this measurement, select "inside recess" as the measurement option. This will require measurement of the window in 3 places, as shown to the right; please provide us with the smallest measurement.

On all blinds except Roller Blinds and Vision Blinds we will deduct a small amount to ensure the blinds clear the sides and bottom of the recess, allowing for correct operation. We will make a deduction of 10mm from the width, 5mm off each side and up to 10mm from the drop. On Roller Blinds and Vision Blinds we only allow approximately 2mm deduction on width measurement as this will lessen the fabric gap.

Roller Blinds Important Information
Measuring a Recess Fit Roller Blind
  1. The actual fabric width will be APPROXIMATELY 32mm LESS than the width you supplied..
  2. The GAP at each side is not the same. The gap at the control side is slightly wider than the other side.
  3. Do NOT order using fabric width.

Minimum Depth required for RECESS TO FIX BRACKET.

This is a guide with an understanding that the minimum depth for the bracket may mean that the blinds and bracket will sit outside the window recess.

Roller Blinds 30mm - 70mm
Double Roller Blinds 30mm - 100mm
Vertical Blinds 89mm 30mm - 85mm
Vertical Blinds 127mm 30mm - 90mm
Aluminium Venetian Blinds 20mm - 35mm
Roman Blinds 20mm - 35mm
Timber-look Nova Blinds 30mm - 70mm
Cedar Venetian Blinds 30mm - 70mm
Panel Glide Blinds 30mm - 65mm
Vision Blinds 55mm - 85mm
Sheer Curtains (Vertical Sheer Blinds) 30mm - 90mm
Face Fit (Outside window frame)
Measuring a Face Fit window

When the blinds are required to hang outside the window recess.

For all types of blinds follow these instructions if you want your blind to hang outside the window recess:

  1. Measure the exact width of where you'd like your blind to be. We recommend the blind overlaps the window by at least 50mm to a 100mm on each edge depending on the space you have. If you have an architrave we recommend measuring from outside of architrave to outside of architrave. Note the measurement.
  2. Measure the exact drop from the top of where you want your blind to be to the bottom. Please note we recommend 50mm to a 100mm above the window opening depending on the space you have. Note the measurement.

Roller Blinds Important Information

Measuring a Face Fit Roller Blind
  1. The finish blind will be made EXACTLY to the width you supplied.
  2. The actual fabric width will be APPROXIMATELY 32mm LESS than the width you supplied..
  3. The GAP at each side is not the same. The gap at the control side is slightly wider than the other side.
  4. Do NOT order using fabric width.

Handy Hints
  • All of our blinds are made to measure. Please follow the instructions carefully. Make sure you take your measurements using a STEEL rule or tape.
  • Take all your measurements in millimetres (mm).
  • When measuring, always look out for things like window handles or tiles and take their position into account if necessary, to ensure a perfect fit.
  • When taking measurements please follow this helpful rule - "measure once, measure twice and measure again to be sure!".
  • All of our blinds can be fitted into the face of the window frame or wall, or into the top of the lintel. This gives you complete control over the positioning of your blind.