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How to measure for wooden blinds

Inside a window recess

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Inside recess measurement

To measure, take three measurements across the inside of the window recess, at the top, the middle and the bottom of the window and three measurements down, at the left, the right and in the centre, as shown above. Use the spaces provided in the diagram to record your measurements. Select ‘Recess Size’ in the measurement option box when ordering and supply us with the narrowest measurement across and the shortest measurement down. Please do not make any allowance yourself.

Note: Please be aware when ordering inside recess fit venetian blinds that if you select ‘Recess Size’, a necessary adjustment will be deducted for clearance and your finished blind size will be slightly smaller than the recess size given, to allow the blind to fit and work properly inside the recess and any restrictions. Please do not make any allowance yourself.

Consider the stacking height for the product that you choose – wood venetians have thicker slats than aluminium ones and will therefore have a deeper stack at the top of the window when pulled up.

Important – The standard brackets supplied with made to measure Venetian blinds.

Tips for measuring

  • Use a metal tape measure - fabric ones can stretch and give an inaccurate reading
  • Measure at the position where your blind will be fitted to clear all window catches etc.
  • Measure within any tiles or other limitations inside the recess which may affect the finished working width of the blind.
  • Measure in centimetres and round each measurement to the nearest 0.1cm
  • Measure all windows individually even if they look the same size

Outside a window recess

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Outside recess measurement

When fitting a Venetian Blind outside a window recess, we recommend that the blind extends at least 7 – 10 cm to each side of the window recess and approximately 7 to 10cm (where possible) above and below, to ensure that the blind gives adequate coverage of the window when closed. If the window sill protrudes more than 5cms from the recess, the blind may have to stop at sill level rather than dropping below it, as this will obstruct the smooth operation of the blind.

Make a note of the new calculated measurement in the spaces provided on the diagram and select ‘Actual Blind Size’ in the measurement option box when ordering. This will be the exact size that your finished blind will be made to.

Note: Please be aware when ordering outside recess fit venetian blinds that if you select ‘Actual Blind Size’, the measurements you give will be the exact finished size of your blind (within a few mm tolerance) with no further adjustment deducted. This provides you with the opportunity to specify a particular size for your blind.

Consider the stacking height for the product that you choose – wood venetians have thicker slats than aluminium ones and will therefore have a deeper stack at the top of the window when pulled up.

Important – The standard brackets supplied with made to measure Venetian blinds, can be face or top fixed and are therefore suitable for inside or outside recess fit.

Tips for measuring

  • Use a metal tape measure - fabric ones can stretch and give an inaccurate reading
  • Measure in centimetres and round each measurement to the nearest full cm
  • Measure all windows individually even if they look the same size
 
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