How to Measure Fixed Arm Awnings Fixed Arm Awning

Important steps to follow when measuring Automatic Awnings.

Print Blinds Downunder measuring form or download Blinds Downunder measuring form for computer or device, from our website, to document blind measurements and details.


Generally Fixed Arm Awnings are only face fit, document in notes if you are looking to recess fit. Note; the guide rails require solid fixing. Guide rails are generally fixed around 30-35mm in from edge of hood and can obstruct with opening windows.


1) Use a metal tape measure. Make sure the tape measure is taught when taking measurements.

2) Always write down the width measurement first and then the drop measurement second on all blinds.

3) Only write measurements down in millimetres.

4) Fixed Arm Awning Pull Down Ring is placed in middle, If motorised write down the preferred motor side on each individual blind.

5) For Face Fit Fixed Arm Awnings document the actual window measurement. check three spots measurements for width and drop. You will need to plus minimum 200mm on the horizontal measurement (line a) for weatherboard construction and around 350mm for Brick Veneer construction.You will need to plus 200mm minimum, to the vertical measurement (line b) for hood box and any allowance you would like blind to go past the window.If you choose to have a valance, the 155mm Valance will add around 120mm extra to the bottom.Each individual scenario will need to be accessed prior to placing order.

6) For Recess Fit document the Smallest measurement of three spot measurements for width and drop. Our manufacture will allow for all appropriate deductions and note blind is a recess fit.Each individual scenario will need to be accessed prior to placing order.Ensure the head box/awning does not obstruct with awning window.

7) Always double check measurements with the measurements you have written down.

8) Watch for protruding objects that might interfere with blind operation.The fixed guides are approximately 300mm off wall. Take into consideration driveways, paths, downpipes when ordering.


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