Measuring for Day & Night Blinds

Standard Window

Choose your fit

For a standard window there are multiple fitting options available to cater for varying window spaces.

Please choose one of the options below

  • Option 1: Inside Recess

    To install your day & night blind within your window recess, follow the steps below. Recommended

  • Option 2: Exact Size

    If you know your exact width and drop requirements, follow the steps below.

  • Option 3: Split Window

    To use multiple blinds to span a single window recess, follow the steps below. This is an excellent choice for large windows or windows with a clear split.

Step 1 - Width Measurement

Step 1 - Width Measurement

Measure the width of the window recess in at least three places where you would like to install your blind. (Take these measurements at the depth you would like to install your blinds.) You will use the smallest of these figures as your width measurement when ordering your blind.

Important!

Check your depth – To allow sufficient room for your blind to operate, it’s important that there is sufficient depth clearance between the farthest point of any obstruction and the front of the recess. The required depth clearance for top-fixed brackets is 55mm; the required depth clearance for face-fixed brackets is 75mm.

Check for any width obstructions – Any obstructions in your recess (tiles, etc.) may reduce its effective width. Find the effective width by measuring between these points. Use this figure as your width measurement when ordering your blind.

Step 2 – Drop Measurement

Step 2 – Drop Measurement

Measure the height of the window recess in at least three places where you would like to install your blind. You will use the smallest of these figures as your drop measurement when ordering your blinds.

Step 3 – Recess Fitting Option

Step 3 – Recess Fitting Option

Select the “Recess” fitting option when you order your blind. This lets us know to adjust the measurement to make room for the appropriate brackets. Please note: The fabric, including the bottom bar, will be approximately 50mm narrower than the recess measurement provided.

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Step 1 - Width Measurement

Step 1 - Width Measurement

First determine how far you want your blind to overlap your window recess on each side. Make sure to include this overlap when measuring your width.

Important!

Overlap – We suggest an overlap of at least 50mm on either side of the window recess. This means including an extra 100mm in your width measurement (in addition to the width of the recess). Top tip: check for any obstructions, such as light switches, to ensure that no objects conflict with the blind overlap.

Improved light exclusion – The greater the overlap, the more effective your blinds will be in eliminating light from outside.

Step 2 - Drop Measurement

Step 2 - Drop Measurement

Important!

First determine where you’d like the top and bottom of your blind to be positioned. Measure the distance between these two heights and use this figure as your drop measurement when ordering your blinds.

Overlap (top) – We suggest an overlap of at least 70mm beyond the top of the window recess.

Overlap (bottom) – Top tip: Obstructions, such as a radiator, may limit your bottom overlap. If the window sill protrudes by over 50mm, your bottom bar should be placed at this point. Otherwise, the amount of bottom overlap is a matter of personal taste.

Step 3 – Exact Fitting Option

Step 3 – Exact Fitting Option

Select the “Exact” fitting option when you order your blind. This lets us know that no width/drop deductions are needed. Please note: The fabric, including the bottom bar, will be approximately 40mm narrower than the recess measurement provided.

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Step 1 – Split Point

Step 1 – Split Point

Decide where you’d like to split your blinds. Mark this point using a pencil.

Useful Suggestions

Choosing your split point – The centre of the window is often the natural split point. However, a different split point may be chosen to accommodate a mullion or window/door frame.

Important note – To make room for the brackets, there will be a small gap between each blind. Remember, this will then mean you will have at least 40mm - 45mm between the fabric/bottom bar sections.

Check your depth – To allow sufficient room for your blind to operate, it’s important that there is sufficient depth clearance between the farthest point of any obstruction and the front of the recess. The required depth clearance for top-fixed brackets is 55mm; the required depth clearance for face-fixed brackets is 75mm.

Step 2 – Width Measurements

Step 2 – Width Measurements

Measure the distance between your split point and the edge of the recess. Use this figure as your width measurement when ordering your blind.

Important!

Outside your recess – If you're installing your day & night blind in front of your recess, rather than inside it, measure between the split point and the place you’d like your blind to finish.

Check for any width obstructions – Any obstructions in your recess (tiles, etc.) may reduce its effective width. Find the effective width by measuring between these points. If your top recess measurement is at least 30mm greater than this figure, then use the effective width figure when ordering your blind. Otherwise, use the top recess measurement as your width measurement as explained above. (For example: if the bottom of your recess measures 975mm and the top measures 1000mm, you would enter your top width measurement as the fabric width would clear the obstruction.)

Mind the gap – To make room for the brackets within your window recess, your split blinds will have a small gap at the top (around 5mm), determined by the distance between the central brackets.

Step 3 – Drop Measurements

Step 3 – Drop Measurements

Measure the height of the recess in at least three places where you would like to install your blind. You will use the smallest of these figures as your drop measurement when ordering your blinds.

Important!

Outside your recess – If you're installing your blind in front of your recess, rather than inside it, measure from where you would like the top of the open cassette to start to where you would like the blind to finish.

Check for any drop obstructions – We suggest an overlap of at least 70mm beyond the top of the window recess.

Overlap (bottom) – Top tip: Obstructions, such as a radiator, may limit your bottom overlap. If the window sill protrudes by over 50mm, your bottom bar should be placed at this point. Otherwise, the amount of bottom overlap is a matter of personal taste.

Step 4 – Recess Fitting Option

Step 4 – Recess Fitting Option

If your blinds will lie within the recess, select the “Recess” fitting option; if your blinds will sit outside the recess, select the “Exact” fitting option. This lets us know to adjust the measurement to make room for the appropriate brackets.

Please note: If “Recess” fitting is selected, the fabric (including the bottom bar) will be approximately 50mm narrower than the recess measurement provided; If “Exact” fitting is selected, the fabric (including the bottom bar) will be approximately 40mm narrower than the exact measurement provided.

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