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Blinds

Blind Measuring Guide

English Trading Company offers a complete design and installation service to accompany all our soft
furnishings. If, however you would prefer to supply us with your measurements in particular for blinds
you may find this section helpful.

Blind Measuring Guide

Measuring for inside recess fitting

Before taking your measurements please ensure that the recess has no obstructions that may prevent your blind from hanging freely or from fully covering the glass (for example window handles or part tiled walls).

Using a metal tape measure take 3 separate measurements across the width (A-B) and down the drop (C-D). Record the SMALLEST measurement on the width and on the drop.

From those 2 dimensions we will manufacture your blind so that it fits perfectly inside the recess.


Measuring for fitting outside the recess

Measuring for fitting outside the recess is done in a slightly different way.

  • Decide how much overhang you would like across the width of the opening and down the length. As a minimum we recommend allowing 5cm on each side and at the top and bottom to ensure your opening is fully covered. Of course if you would like to allow more that is fine.
  • Take measurements E-F and G-H (as shown in the diagram) in line with your desired overlap. Record them both

Please be aware that if you require a roller blind the fabric will cover approximately 3.5cm less than the overall width measurement taken due to the holding brackets, so please allow for this when taking your measurements.


Measuring when replacing an old blind

If you are replacing an existing blind and want it to cover the same area then please follow the guide below

ROLLER BLINDS

  • For the width measure bracket to bracket. Simply hook the tape measure to the back of one bracket and measure to the back of the opposite bracket.
  • For the drop measure from the top of either bracket to either the point the existing blind closes to or to where you would prefer it to finish.

VENETIAN BLINDS

  • For the width measure the total length of the head-rail (left to right).
  • For the drop measure from the top of the head-rail to the point the existing blind finishes when fully let down or to the point you would prefer it finish at.

VERTICAL BLINDS

  • For the width measure the total length of the head-rail (left to right).
  • For the drop measure the length of the existing slats (NOT including the hanging hook) or simply tell us how long you would like the slats to be.

If you are measuring for a bay window or an odd shaped window then please feel free to call us and we can advise you on the best way to measure.


Custom Installation & Fitting Service

Custom Blinds Installation & Fitting Service

Our professional installation team can fit out all your chosen blinds and window dressings leaving you with a clean and beautifully finished room.

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