Measuring and Fitting Blinds and Shutters
Get all the information you need when it comes to measuring and fitting blinds and shutters right here at The Blind Guy & Shutters. We’re based in Glasgow and Hamilton.
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Measuring & fitting guide
Here at the Blind Guy & Shutters, we think measuring for your new blind should be as easy as 1,2,3. This is why we have created a simple guide for you to follow.
To help you with your measurements, you will need a metal tape measure. All your measurements need to be in centimetres and also to the nearest 0.1cm.
When ordering a blackout blind, our fabric experts recommend that you fit this outside the window recess using the exact blind measurements. This ensures it blocks out as much external light as possible. Just follow the measuring guide below, and we will take it from there!
Select this option when you would like your blind to fit within the window recess.
Take 3 measurements for the width of the window recess as shown in the picture below
Take the smallest of these measurements - this is your recess width
We will make the necessary deductions for the mechanisms, brackets and clearance to ensure the blind operates within the window recess
Note: The actual fabric will be approximately 3-4cm narrower than the recess width depending on the blind ordered.
Exact blind drop
Decide how much you wish to overlap the recess at the top and bottom (we recommend at least 7.5cm at the top if the blind is required to roll up fully above the window recess)
Take the overall drop measurement - including the overlap: this is your ‘exact blind drop’