Measuring Up - Helpful tips for Customers who do not require our free local survey 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 15cm outside the window space each side and the bottom edge of pole or track about 8cm above the top of the window recess
OUR SURVEY SERVICE IS HAPPY TO SUPPLY AND FIT THE POLE (charges apply) FOR YOU AND DISCUSS WHAT STYLE & COLOUR YOU WOULD LIKE, HOW WIDE YOU PREFER IT TO BE AND 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 Blinds - Wood Slat and Roller
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 cill space). Add 75mm each side and 80mm top and 80mm past the sill
If in doubt contact us for some advice through our 'Contact Us' page. Always ready to help.
This can vary according to your particular window
Then choose your blinds from our fantastic designs