Measuring Up - Helpful tips for Customers who do not wish to use our making up and fitting service
Please Note that customers own measurements are taken as correct.
Our curtain and blind making service will make up to those sizes, but we are happy to advise you how to measure up if you are not sure
Step 1- MEASURE THE WIDTH -
If you already have a pole fitted, measure the pole length excluding the end finials
If you have a track fitted, measure the total length of the track
If you have not fixed a pole or track yourself (we recommend you do before measuring), choose which you will use. Then decide the position to place it. Pole/track should be 15-20cm outside the window space each side and the bottom edge of pole or track about 8cm above the top of the window recess
Make sure there is not a light switch or power socket underneath where you are going to have to drill and always test for hidden wiring
WE ARE HAPPY TO SUPPLY AND FIT YOUR CHOSEN POLE FROM OUR WIDE RANGE (charges apply) FOR YOU IF YOU ARE PURCHASING YOUR CURTAIN FABRIC FROM US. ALSO DISCUSS HOW WIDE YOU PREFER IT TO BE AND THE CORRECT HEIGHT TO SUIT YOUR WINDOW. SAME APPLIES TO TRACKS
Step 2 - Measure the FINISHED length -
This is the top of the curtain to the bottom of the hem. Do consider that you might have a radiator that needs taking into account. We like to clear the radiator by 1 cm.
Then you decide on the heading of the curtain. Options are Eyelet - Pencil Pleat - Pinch Pleat - Bi-Pleat - Informal 3" Tape
Others speciality headings include Wave - Chefs Hat and so on..............
To measure the drop - For Eyelets measure from the top of the pole and add 20cm and then measure to the length you want
Pencil Pleat - measure from the top of the track or the underside of the pole to the length you want
Pinch Pleat and B-Pleat and informal 3" Tap - measure from the bottom of the pole to the length you want
Once you give us this information we will work out the quantity of fabric you need to buy. Taking into account hem allowance and pattern matches etc
FOR ROMAN BLINDS - Roman blinds more often go outside of the window recess. So add 2.5" or 6cm each side and decide how far above and below the window frame recess you would like your blind to finish
For Blinds - Wood Slat and Roller
If you are local to our new Blinds Studio we will be delighted to see you if you want to call in and view our lovely choice of blinds
Generally blinds go into the recess of the window. Measure the inside width and the top to sill. That's it!
If your blinds are to outside the recess (bathroom etc to retain the window sill space). Add 75mm each side and 80mm top and 80mm past the sill
Measure between the tiles instead of the plasterwork at the top of the window
If in doubt contact us for some advice through our 'Contact Us' page if you are not close to our store. Always ready to help.
This can vary according to your particular window
Then choose your blinds from our fantastic designs