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Measuring for Neat Fit Blinds

All our Neat fit blind types are suitable to use on windows and doors that feature a flexible (rubber/foam) gasket seal between the glass and frame.  These will typically be aluminium or Upvc frames.  If in doubt, please call our friendly service team on 0370 218 7042.

Step 1. Check your windows are suitable

When checking if your windows are compatible please use a blunt butter style knife to perform the test. The thickness of the knife will replicate the thickness of the bracket used to install this blind type. The end flanges on the blind headrail simply slide under the gasket. Please take care when using the knife.

To ensure that your window is suitable, slide the knife into your rubber gasket and carefully insert it as far as it will go in behind the frame. If required you can use washing up liquid or silicone polish to help the knife slide in.

Mark the distance the blade travels under the gasket.

Measure this distance and if it is at least 10mm, your windows are suitable.

Step 2. Measuring

To ensure the best possible fit we require accurate measurements for both the width and drop of the blind.
If your windows have a soft fully compressible seal/gasket (normally a black rubber type) or, if you have no seal/gasket showing, then measure the full size from frame bead edge to frame bead edge. Order Bead to Bead size measurement type.

If your visible gasket is hard or not fully compressible, then measure the full size of the visible glass between the gaskets. Order glass size measurement type.

The blinds are easily and safely installed by sliding a 10mm flange on each end of the blind headrails, under the gasket and bead.

NB: The blind projects a minimum of 30mm out from the glass to the front of the folded operating handle, important for bi-fold door operation.

Measuring the Width

Take two measurements of the width, at the top and the bottom of the window. If there is any variation always use the shortest width to order your blinds. If the windows are particularly large you can take intermediate measurements to check.  A small deduction of 2mm is taken from the width to ensure a perfect fit.

Measuring the Drop

Take three measurements of the window drop. If there are any variations, then always use the longest measurement.

You must measure accurately and to the nearest millimetre to ensure a good fit.

Need Help?

If you would like any further assistance, please call us on  0370 218 7042  Or email [email protected]
 

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