Inside Window Recess
Venetian Blinds (Adobe pdf)
Vertical Blinds (Adobe pdf)
Roller Blinds (Adobe pdf)
Wooden Blinds (Adobe pdf)
Roman Blinds (Adobe pdf)
Always check your measurements carefully as we can not be held responsible for mistakes.
You’ll need a pen and paper and a good quality steel tape measure. Never use a cloth tape measure as they can stretch and give inaccurate measurements
The first decision to make is, do you want your blind to fit inside or outside the recess? (Note: If the recess is less than 2.5" deep, the window opens inwards or there are other obstructions the blind must be fitted outside the recess)
(Measurement type ‘Recess’ on our web site)
Measure the width of your recess in 3 places and give us the smallest measurement. If you have tiles at the bottom of the recess remember to measure between the tiles and give us this measurement. When measuring for roller blinds, please take the width measurement from the top of the window to ensure best fit.
Do the same for the drop and we’ll take it from there. We will make a small deduction from the width (and drop in the case of vertical blinds) so that your blind will sit snugly in a recess of this size.
Outside Window Recess
(Measurement type ‘Exact’ on our web site)
Decide how much you wish to overlap the recess at each side (suggested overlap is 64mm each side) and at the top and bottom. Ideally, when raised, the blind should not obscure the window. Therefore blinds must be fixed high enough above top of window recess to allow for depth of roller mechanism or head rail and bunched slats.
Remember that the cloth width for roller blinds will be 2.8cm narrower than the overall size.
Bay Windows and Conservatories
To ensure accurate measuring for bay windows and conservatories you should contact our customer services team on 0845 269 269 1. One of our experienced operators will be more than happy to talk you through the best way to measure your particular windows.