Measuring Guide



General Points

  • We custom make your blinds to the measurements you provide us, so please take care with your measurements
  • Use a steel tape measure
  • Measurements should always be in Millimeters
  • Measure the width first followed by the height (width x drop)
  • Measure all windows even if they appear to be the same size
  • Look for obstructions like window handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails and alarm sensors and ensure you position the blind where they won’t interfere

Inside Recess

This is the measurement type for when you want the blind to fit inside the window recess or opening. It is the most common type and gives a neat finish. You provide us with the exact width and height measurements of the window recess. We will make the necessary calculations to ensure your blind fits the recess.

1. WIDTH

Measure the width of the recess at the top, middle and bottom. Note the narrowest width. This is the WIDTH MEASUREMENT you provide to us.

2. HEIGHT

Measure the height of the recess. This is the HEIGHT MEASUREMENT you provide to us.


3. OPTIONS

Select reveal as your fitting type when ordering

Outside Recess

This is for windows which have little or no recess depth or when the blind needs to be completely clear of the window when raised. You provide us with the exact width and height measurements of where you want the blind to cover. We will make the blind to the exact measurements.

1. WIDTH

Measure the width where you want the blind to be. This is the width measurement you provide to us. Generally, we recommend an overlap of 5cm on both sides of the recess.

2. HEIGHT

Measure the distance from where you want the top of the blind to be to where you want it to finish. This is the height measurement you provide to us.


3. OPTIONS

For wood Venetians, select Face as your fitting type when ordering.

Sash Window

Sash windows have an architrave around the window and we recommend positioning the blind inside the architrave (on the flat area) so that the architrave acts as a frame when the blind is down. You provide us with the width and Height measurements inside the architrave. We will make the necessary calculations to ensure your blind fits the architrave.

1. WIDTH

Measure the width of the recess at the top, middle and bottom. Note the narrowest width. This is the WIDTH MEASUREMENT you provide to us.

2. HEIGHT

Measure the height of the recess. This is the HEIGHT MEASUREMENT you provide to us.

How to install:

Preparation

Before getting started, make sure you have the tools that you need:

  • Cordless drill
  • Phillips head screwdriver bit
  • Leveler
  • A step ladder if necessary

Organising Your Shutters

Find a space on the floor where you can open and unpack your shutter panels and frame. Usually in front of the window is best suited. Shutters will usually come in at least 3 boxes. Shutter panel box, Shutter frame box and the small fixings box (mounting screws, hinge pins, locking screws, and hinge packers). The frame comes in 4 Pieces Labels Top, Bottom, Left, Right. Lay each piece on the floor mirroring how it you would put it into the window opening.

Assembly Time

If you’re using a Z frame with a sill, your bottom frame needs to be screwed on. Depending on the design of your shutters, you may need to install a T post. The top and bottom of your T post will be labelled with marked lines where you will need to screw the T post onto the top and bottom. Once you’ve assembled the outside of your frame and have inserted them into each other with our Hoffman Key rebate. Lift the finished frame into the window. You will need to fix it into place by using the pre drilled mounting holes to screw in the top of the frame. Screw your frame into the left, right, top and bottom of your window sill. Please take care in lifting and use proper lifting techniques to place your frame into the window opening. With your frame mounted on the inside of the window it is time to put in the panels. Your shutters come with hinges already attached. You’ll find the matching half of the hinge attached to the frame. Match up the two hinges and put in the hinge pin. Try square off your shutters and once you are happy tighten the screws using the predrilled holes. Hinge packers also allow fine adjustment. Loosen the panel screws and slide in behind the hinge. And if you’ve chosen an L frame you may need to gap fill the areas outside the shutters.

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