How To Measure for Your New Window Blinds

Measuring for your new blinds couldn’t be simpler. It’s an easy way to save lots of money and takes just minutes; you’ll wish you’d done it sooner! All you have to do is follow our easy, step-by-step guides below.

Recess Fittings

When making your blind, we will make a small deduction of 3mm from the width you have entered. Don’t worry though, this is just to ensure your blind fits properly and works perfectly within the recess.

You do not have to make any deductions yourself when measuring. Simply measure your recess, just as it is, using a metal tape measure and we'll make all the necessary deductions for you.

We'll then make sure your roller blind fits inside your recess perfectly.

Exact Fittings

When measuring outside a recess, we recommend the blind overlaps by at least 70mm at the top and 50mm either side. This will minimise the amount of light that can leak through.

Choose ‘bracket to bracket’ if you are measuring at the point where your brackets will sit or if you measure an existing blind from bracket to bracket. Remember the actual fabric of the blind will then be about 35mm narrower than this.

Choose ‘fabric width’ if you are measuring the area you want the fabric to cover or you measure the fabric of an existing blind. We’ll make sure the fabric matches the sizes you enter but be aware that the brackets will add approx. 35mm extra to the overall size of your blind.