First ensure that the recess your blind is going into is not obstructed in any way so the blind can hang freely when fully extended. Look out for protruding tiles, pipes, skirting boards etc.
Measure the width from A to B and the drop from C to D (see diagram to the right). We recommend you do this in several places to allow for any slight size variation and note down the smallest measurements to the nearest millimetre. If you prefer you can measure in inches or centimeters, and order that way.
We will make your blind smaller to fit into the recess. There is no need for you to make any adjustments. THIS IS CALLED RECESS SIZE
Your Blind willarrive about 5-10mm smaller, so it hangs freely and fits perfect within the recess
Measuring for outside a recess or Exact
Decide how much you want to overlap the blind on all sides - we recommend this should be at least 50mm (2 inches) each side in most instances. or the exact size you want the blind to be, if fitting inside a recess
Carefully measure the width from E to F (see the diagram to your right) and the drop from G to H and note down the smallest measurements to the nearest millimetre. If you prefer you can measure in inches or centimeters, and order that way.
In Short - Recess we make the allowance - Exact you make the allowance
Measuring for Bay Window
Determine the depth of the blinds you are mounting and use this for the width of your cardboard: Contact us for Blind depths.
Cut two pieces of cardboard (depth determined from 1 above) wide by 30cm (12") long. Important: If spacer blocks or extension brackets will be used for extra clearance on outside mounts, add the amount of extra clearance to the width dimension of the cardboard before measuring.
Place the strips in the left angle first, and bring them together until the front corners of the cardboard meet. Mark points "A" and "B".
Repeat this step for the right side angle, marking points "C" and "D".
Measure between points "B" and "C" to obtain the width measurement of the center blind.
Measure from point "A" outward to the desired width to obtain the width measurement of the left blind.
Measure from point "D" outward to the desired width to obtain the width measurement of the right blind.
Deduct about 5mm from each of your measurements to allow for clearance, and order Exact
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