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Measuring Guide

Curtains Measuring Guide 

MEASURING THE WIDTH

If you have a pole, measure the pole width excluding the end finials. If you have a track measure the total width. For our curtain service, this is all we need. We add all the allowances! If however you require your curtains to return to the wall, please measure the distance from wall to wall.

MEASURING THE FINISHED LENGTH 

The finished length is the measurement from the very top of the curtain to the bottom hem.

Firstly, decide on where you would like your curtains to fall, this is your bottom hem position. The diagrams show suggested lengths for both sill, and floor length curtains.

Always measure the length to the left, right and centre of your pole/track. Where the measurements vary, choose the length that suits best.

For tab top headings

Measure from the top of the pole to your required bottom hem position, this is the 'drop'. Now measure the diameter of the pole and add this to your drop measurement, this gives your finished length. 

For eyelet headings

Measure from the top of the pole to your required bottom hem position, this is the eyelet 'drop'. Now add to this 3.5cm, this gives your finished length.

For ‘Gathered’ heading

The top of the Gathered curtain is fixed at a height of 3.5cm above the hook position. Measure from the eyes of the rings/gliders to your required bottom hem position, this is the hook 'drop'. Now add to this 3.5cm, this gives your finished length.

For all other headings

Decide on the height that you would like the top of the curtains to finish.

For tracks, we suggest aligning the top of the curtain with the top of the track.

For poles, the curtain could be level with the top, centre, or bottom of the pole.

Measure from the required curtain top position to your required bottom hem position, this is your finished length.

Blind Measuring Guide

OUTSIDE RECESS MEASUREMENT

When fitting a Roman Blind outside a window recess, we recommend that the blind extends at least 7 – 10 cm to each side of the window recess and approximately 7 to 10cm (where possible) above and below, to ensure that the blind gives adequate coverage of the window when closed. If the window sill protrudes from the recess, the blind may have to stop at sill level rather than dropping below it, as this will obstruct the smooth operation of the blind. This will be the exact size that your finished blind will be made to.

IMPORTANT NOTE Please be aware when ordering Outside Recess Fit Roman Blinds that the measurements you give will be the exact finished size of your blind (within a few mm tolerance) with no further adjustment deducted. This provides you with the opportunity to specify a particular size for your blind. All blinds are supplied ready corded and attached to the tracks, with all rods and bottom bars sewn in

Important – The standard brackets supplied with made to measure Roman blinds, can be face or top fixed and are therefore suitable for inside or outside recess fit.

INSIDE RECESS MEASUREMENT

To measure, take three measurements across the inside of the window recess, at the top, the middle and the bottom of the window and three measurements down, at the left, the right and in the centre. Please do not make any allowance yourself.

IMPORTANT NOTE Please be aware when ordering Recess Fit Roman Blinds that a necessary adjustment will be deducted for clearance and your finished blind size will be slightly smaller than the recess size given, to allow the blind to fit and work properly inside the recess and any restrictions. This is usually between a minimum of 0.5cm and a maximum of 1cm off each side and a maximum of 1cm off the length. Please do not make any allowance yourself All blinds are supplied ready corded and attached to the tracks, with all rods and bottom bars sewn in

Important – The standard brackets supplied with made to measure Roman blinds, can be face or top fixed and are therefore suitable for inside or outside recess fit.

TIPS FOR MEASURING

Use a metal tape measure - fabric ones can stretch and give an inaccurate reading

Measure at the position where your blind will be fitted to clear all window catches etc.

Measure within any tiles or other limitations inside the recess which may affect the finished working width of the blind.

Measure in centimetres and round each measurement to the nearest 0.1cm Measure all windows individually even if they look the same size