Measuring for blinds

The most important rules to remember is to measure the width in the recess or reveal from Left to Right 3x to make curtain see Fig A.

Measure the drop for top to bottom 3x see Fig B.

Before measuring it is important to discuss with the customer the details of the application type, as this will dictate the measurements taken.

Please note: all measurements must be supplied in millimetres (mm).


Venetians

Reveal:

  1. Always measure all the blinds in a room from left to right
  2. Measure width at the top, middle and bottom of the opening.
  3. Measure the drop on the left, middle and the right side.
  4. Take the narrowest width and the longest drop.
  5. Check control sides.
  6. Check and measure for any cut out (skirting boards, tiles).
  7. Draw picture of all cut outs.
  8. For “U” and “L” shaped windows – measure the depth of the reveal, clearing the handles, burglar bars etc.
  9. Deduct 7-10mm from the width and 10mm off the drop.

Face Fix:

Measure opening and add 50-100mm on each side of the overlap.

Verticals

Reveal:

  1. Always measure all the blinds in a room from left to right
  2. Measure width at the top where the head rail fits.
  3. Measure the drop on the left, middle and right side.
  4. Take the shortest measurement.
  5. Check the depth of the reveal
    127mm – reveal must be min. 90mm.
    90mm – reveal must be min. 70mm.
  6. If the reveal is narrow or there are curtains, suggest 90mm blinds.
  7. Extension brackets for narrow reveals are available.
  8. Deduct 10mm from the width and drop.

Face Fix:

  1. Fitted over windows with a narrow reveal.
  2. 200mm overlap should be left over each side. +100mm top and bottom.
  3. No deductions need to be made

Rollers:

  1. NO CUT OUTS are made on rollers
  2. Measurements in the reveal are shown as “pin to pin” sizes.
  3. Measurements on the face of the opening are taken as “fabric size”.
  4. Should there be two blinds in one window, a gap of about 15 – 20mm between the blinds would appear because of the brackets.