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How to Measure Venetian Blinds

Measuring for standard windows

Recess Fitting

This is the measurement you need to to make if you want the blind to fit inside the window recess. Measure the full width & height of the 'recessed' area (wall to wall), as shown in the diagram below taking the smallest measurement.

Tips

  • use a steel metal tape measure for accuracy and measure in centimetres to the nearest millimetre.
  • measure in 3 places for both 'width' and 'height' then use the smallest measurements for ordering. Always double check your measurements!
  • don't make any deductions for 'recess' specified blinds because the factory will do that to ensure the blind fits perfectly.
  • look out for any obstructions such as window handles, tiles, dado rails etc and take their position into account if neccessary.
 

Exact Fitting

This is the measurement you need to take if you want the blind to hang outside of the window recess.  We will make the blind to your exact measurements specified with no deductions.

 

Tips

  • measure the exact width of the area you would like the blind to cover. To minimize light leakage we would recommend an overlap of 6cm either side & 7cm at the top of the window.
  • the overlap at the bottom of the window is a matter of personal choice.
  • look out for any obstructions such as tiles, dado rails, radiators etc and take their position into account if neccessary.
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  • Important Note:  Determine the type of fixing you wish to make, Face Fix or Top Fix and take into consideration the stacking height of the product.

Table Guide For Allowances Made To Venetian Blinds:

The allowances made to Aluminium Venetian blinds 'by brand'  to calculate actual blind size. If 'brand' not displayed in the table below please refer to the specification tab on the actual swatch page for deductions made.

Blind Size Manufactured  = Measurements specified by you 'less the width/height deduction' value displayed in the table below.

Please note we work to an operating tolerance of +/- 5mm.

          Brand

  Slat Width    

   

Width Deduction

Height Deduction

    For 'Exact'

   deduct (cm)  

   For 'Recess'

  deduct (cm) 

For 'Exact'  

  deduct (cm) 

For 'Recess'
  deduct (cm)

15,25,35mm

   

N/A

1.0

N/A

1.0

50mm

 

 

 N/A

1.0

N/A

2.0

             

All Slats

   

N/A

1.0

N/A

N/A

               

All Slats

   

N/A

1.2

N/A

N/A

               
 

All Slats

   

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

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