For the most accurate results use a metal tape measure and always measure twice, just to check.
We always recommend measuring in three places, across the top, middle and the bottom, this allows for any variances.
Order the smallest of these measurements – We will make a small deduction to ensure that the blind fits perfectly within the recess, allowing for the blind fixtures and fittings.
Please note, for roller blinds, the fabric cloth will always be 3cm narrower than the overall bracket to bracket size of the blind, to allow for correct operation.
If installing outside of a window recess, then you will need to find the widest and deepest point of your window recess by measuring as above. You then need to add for the blind to overlap the recess, both to the width and the drop. We would recommend a minimum overlap of 10cm each side and the same above and below. Always look for any obstructions. Once you have added the overlap you will have your exact overall blind sizes.
Remember on a roller blind the exact width is the overall bracket to bracket and the fabric width is always 3cm narrower.
If you have a wooden baton above the recess, we advise you to measure this as your exact width and from the top of the baton to where you want the blind to finish as your exact drop. It’s easy when you do it the Swift Direct Blinds way!
For more information on the tolerances we deduct for each product, or for tips and tricks when measuring each blind type, please visit our measuring and fitting guided. Instructional videos can be found on those pages to assist.
Still unsure – Please feel free to call our expert customer services team.
First, we must ensure your existing head rail is compatible with our slat hanger attachment. We can supply either a single or double slot hole top hanger that will attach onto a hook type rail truck. These are the most common vertical blind slat hanging methods, but do check.
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If you have an existing slat, measure from one end of the fabric to the other. This is known as the hem to hem drop or shoulder to shoulder in the trade. Alternatively if you don’t have an existing slat, measure from the bottom of the headrail hook to where you want the fabric to finish.
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