How to Fit

The following is a list of links to PDF files which give detailed instructions on how to fit a variety of blinds.As we use several of the largest factories in the country to make our blinds and so the fitting guides are an example and may not be specifically for your product. If your product or fittings differ from that shown please do not hesitate to contact our customer services who can help further. Right-click on the links and choose 'Save link as' or 'Save target as'..

How to Measure

Measuring your windows is not a difficult task. Follow the instructions to ensure a good fit for your blinds. Please measure in centimeters all though inches are acceptable. Before you start to measure you must first decide whether you would like your blind to hang inside or outside the window recess.

Inside window recess

1) Measure the width in 3 different positions inside the window recess from wall to wall. Measure on the left, the middle and the right. The most important measurement to write down is the smallest one.

2) Measure the Drop (height) in 3 different positions inside the recess from the top of the recess to the window sill. Once again the most important measurement to write down is the smallest one.

3) Enter these measurements into the website as Recess measurements this will mean we know to make an allowance when making your blind, all blinds have around a 1cm allowance on the width and 0.5cm to 1cm on the drop depending on which type of blind. Roller Blinds and Venetian Blinds we do not make an allowance on the drop but please remember you are ordering a full blind not just the fabric and so on a roller blind the fabric will be approximately 2- 3.5cm smaller to allow it to roll onto the mechanism/barrel at the top. (Please be aware there is a 4-5mm tolerance allowance on all blinds for cutting). On Roller Blinds you will always be given extra than ordered for your drop to ensure the barrel at the top is covered for you .

4) When measuring for Vertical Blinds for Recess size, do not make an allowance in the drop measure from the top of where you are fixing the blind to the bottom of your window sill and we will make the allowance at the factory. (Remember you are ordering a whole product not just the fabric louvres).
Always measure every window as no two windows are the same .

Blinds and curtains are custom made to fit each window so please ensure you double check your measurements before ordering . If any further help is required for measuring a bay window , conservatory or just in general please do not hesitate to contact our customer services team .

Outside window recess

1) Measure the width of your window then add at least 12cm to allow for overlap.

2) Measure the drop (height) of your window and add at least 12cm to allow for overlap.

3) On Roller Blinds the exact width entered will be from bracket to bracket in between the brackets you would have your controls, this means your fabric will be 2cm to 3.5cm less. Ex: - A Roller Blind width of 60cm exact size from bracket to bracket would mean the fabric would be around 56.5cm to 58cm in width. Please take this into account when measuring for your blind to go onto a door with a window, bay window or window with a small frame.On Roller Blinds you will always be given extra than ordered for your drop to ensure the barrel at the top is covered for you .

4) Remember to enter your sizes as exact size when ordering for outside recess this will mean the blind will be made to your precise measurements bracket to bracket. (Please be aware there is a 4-5mm tolerance allowance on all blinds for cutting). On Vertical Blinds there may be slight reductions made on the drop please check the individual product or our customer services for confirmation as to be sure to allow for your overlap if required. This is the exact size for the whole blind again not just the fabric louvres.

5) Please do not order Exact size for a recess as other parts i.e pelmets / facia will be bigger due to being fitted outside the recess.

Blinds and curtains are custom made to fit each window so please ensure you double check your measurements before ordering . If any further help is required for measuring a bay window , conservatory or just in general please do not hesitate to contact our customer services team .

How To Measure For Perfect Fit Blinds

Firstly before you measure up your windows for perfect blinds you must first make sure you have about 6mm space around your window frame for the perfect fit framing to fit around the window. So keep you eye out for anything that may prevent the framing from going around the window such as door locks or handles, as long as you have 6mm gap all the way around it will be fine.

Then check the seals of your window frame dont protrude over the glass by more than 6mm. Then take a measurement of the depth of the beading seal to see what size brackets you would need which would be 18mm ,20mm, 24mm and 30mm bracket sizes to choose from.

Lastly measure your windows this is the glass size you need, measure from one side of the glass to the other and again for the drop, remember only measure the size of the glass thats all you need to do.

 

Information on the products on our website

Child safety Legislation

From 1st April 2014 our factories will be fully compliant with the new Child Safety Legislation in both the products we send and the necessary documentation, warning tags and safety devices to support the products.The control length we will supply will always be to the maximum length allowed based on the drop of the blind you provide .Therefore if a blind drop is less than or equal to 250cm then the control length will be between 50cm and a maximum of 100cm depending on your blind drop.If the blind drop is greater than 250cm then the maximum control length will be between 100cm and a maximum of 150cm again depending on your blind drop.

If you have any queries regarding the Legislation or the provided control lengths due to the new legislation please do not hesitate to contact our customer services for further advice prior to placing your order.