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Measuring a Recess Size Measuring an Exact Size


Measuring a Recess Size

 
Measuring an Exact Size

  

Wooden Venetian


How to measure for your wooden venetian blind - recess size (wall to wall measurement)


1. Always use a metal tape measure.
2. Take measurements in millimeters.
3. Specify width first and then drop
4. Measure the window recess horizontally in 3 places and take the smallest measurement.
5. Measure the drop, from the top of the window frame down to the windowsill, in 3 places. Use the smallest measurement.
6. We will make the necessary adjustment for the brackets so your blinds are just touching the windowsill.

Exact Size
If you want a blind to fit outside a window recess, please provide us with the exact width and drop dimensions for the blind. This is the width and drop of the area that you'd like the blind to cover.


Venetian Blinds


How to measure your Aluminium Venetian blind - recess size (wall to wall measurement)


1. Always use a metal tape measure.
2. Take measurements in millimeters.
3. Specify width first and then drop.
4. Measure the window recess horizontally in 3 places and take the smallest measurement.
5. Measure the drop, from the top of the window frame down to the windowsill, in 3 places. Use the smallest measurement.
6. We will make the necessary adjustment for the brackets so your blinds are just touching the windowsill.

Exact Size
If you want a blind to fit outside a window recess, please provide us with the exact width and drop dimensions for the blind. This is the width and drop of the area that you'd like the blind to cover.


Roller Blinds


How to measure your Roller blind - recess size (wall to wall measurement)


1. Always use a metal tape measure.
2. Take measurements in millimeters.
3. Specify width first and then drop.
4. Measure the window recess horizontally in 3 places and take the smallest measurement.
5. Measure the drop, from the top of the window frame down to the windowsill, in 3 places. Use the smallest measurement.
6. We will make the necessary adjustment for the brackets so your blinds are just touching the windowsill.


Exact Size
If you want a blind to fit outside a window recess, please provide us with the exact width and drop dimensions for the blind. This is the width and drop of the area that you'd like the blind to cover.


Vertical Blinds


How to measure your Vertical blind - recess size (wall to wall measurement)


1. Always use a metal tape measure.
2. Take measurements in millimeters.
3. Specify width first and then drop.
4. Measure the window recess horizontally in 3 places and take the smallest measurement.
5. Measure the drop, from the top of the window frame down to the windowsill, in 3 places. Use the smallest measurement.
6. We will make the necessary adjustment for the brackets so your blinds are just touching the windowsill.


Exact Size
If you want a blind to fit outside a window recess, please provide us with the exact width and drop dimensions for the blind. This is the width and drop of the area that you'd like the blind to cover.


Pleated Blinds


How to measure your Sunpleat or Softshade blind - recess size (wall to wall measurement)


1. Always use a metal tape measure.
2. Take measurements in millimeters.
3. Specify width first and then drop.
4. Measure the window recess horizontally in 3 places and take the smallest measurement.
5. Measure the drop, from the top of the window frame down to the windowsill, in 3 places. Use the smallest measurement.
6. We will make the necessary adjustment for the brackets so your blinds are just touching the windowsill.

Exact Size
If you want a blind to fit outside a window recess, please provide us with the exact width and drop dimensions for the blind. This is the width and drop of the area that you'd like the blind to cover.


Woodweave


How to measure your Sunweave blind - recess size (wall to wall measurement)


1. Always use a metal tape measure.
2. Take measurements in millimeters.
3. Specify width first and then drop.
4. Measure the window recess horizontally in 3 places and take the smallest measurement.
5. Measure the drop, from the top of the window frame down to the windowsill, in 3 places. Use the smallest measurement.
6. We will make the necessary adjustment for the brackets so your blinds are just touching the windowsill.

Exact Size
If you want a blind to fit outside a window recess, please provide us with the exact width and drop dimensions for the blind. This is the width and drop of the area that you'd like the blind to cover.


Loft Blinds - Blinds for Velux Windows

 

  • Velux windows have a dataplate on the inside of the window with a code on it (the dataplate is visible when the window is open).
  • The first three letters (GGL, GHL, etc.) indicate the type of Velux window you have.
  • The digits after the window type code indicate what size of blind you will need - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 102, 104, 206, 304, 308, 410, 419, 606, 804, 808, C01, C02, C04, F06, M04, M06, P10, S06, U04, U08.
  • Just choose the size of blind you need from the drop down boxes.

 

 

Handy Hints

  • Please take care with your measurements. We will produce your custom-made blinds to the sizes you provide. We do not take responsibility for incorrect measurements.
  • Watch out for things like handles, catches, tiles, metal window frames, dado rails and skirting boards when deciding how to fit your blinds. You will need at least 10cm of recess from where your handles protrude if fixing to the lintel.
  • When ordering from our site, make sure you choose Recess or Exact accordingly, depending on the type of measure you have made.

 

Converting Sizes

  1. To convert centimetres into millimetres, multiply by 10. eg 127.3cm = 127.3 x 10 = 1273mm
  2. To convert inches into millimetres, multiply by 25.4. eg 53 ¼" inches = 53.25 x 25.4 = 1352mm

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