How To Measure Custom Fit Roman Blinds Guide

At Blinds Downunder we have put together a written guide on how to measure different window and door configurations for your selected Roman Blinds. We recommend Roman blinds only be installed as Face Fit with architraves or Face Fit without architraves. For fabric selections head to our samples page and use our  Roman Blind Selection Page to view fabrics. 



 

Measuring Instructions

Roman Blind width start from 400mm-2900mm

Please Note; if Roman Blinds are side by side to allow battens to line up.

 

Items you will need

1)Steel Tape measure (All measurements to be documented in millimetres)

2)Print Measurement form or populate Measurement form online

3)Pen and Paper  

 

 

 Important notes;

1) Always document the room your blind will be installed. You may wish to sketch a plan of blind locations as reference. Hang onto both your Measurement form/sketch and file for future reference.

2)Always measure every window individually, check measurements in a minimum of three different locations. Windows can sometimes be out of square. Refer to measurement video and specific measurement documents: Face Fit, Face Fit No Architraves.We do not provide the option for Recess Fit Roman Blinds.

Special Note; Depending on your desired look romans can be ordered to go past architraves, we like our romans to go past architraves by 25mm each side (50mm total horizontal) and 100mm for face fit no architraves - refer to horizontal measurement (a) in image below.

Roman blind fabric can tend to settle (drop) over time, as a guide approximately 20-30mm. Keep the (drop) in mind if ordering to sit just above floor coverings.We allow a selection for 0mm,20mm or 30mm deduction off your hard to floor measurement. If your Roman Blind is not sitting hard to floor and is for a window, no deduction will be required, if you are happy with the fabric settling over time.

 

Face Fit with architraves

To prevent Full Roman Blind stack encroaching a significant amount of the top of your window glass, we recommend you add approximately 100 -150mm to your vertical measurement (b) in image below. (Top stacks are generally 200-250mm per stack) Otherwise you can order to fit architrave add 50mm to your vertical measurement (b) and increase headboard depth to sit on top of architrave.Each situation is different, so it is important you work out what is best for your application.By installing above your architrave, you can limit the light gaps down the sides, as your roman fabric is closer to the wall.

Face Fit without architraves

To prevent Full Roman Blind stack encroaching a significant amount  of the top of your window glass space, we recommend you add approximately 100 -150mm to your vertical measurement (b) in image below. (Top stacks are generally 200-250mm per stack.) Otherwise you can add 120mm to your vertical measurement (b). 70mm above and 50mm below.Each situation is different, so it is important you work out what is best for your application.

 

 

 

3)Always measure the width measurement and then the drop measurement in that order. Make sure you write measurements to the exact millimetre. 

4) Always document the side you wish your Cord/Chain Drive/motor to be positioned, at time of measurement.

5) Always look for any obstructions ie; door/window hardware, which may interfere with your blind’s functionality.You may need to increase the headboard size from our standard 40mm size for cord operation and 50mm for chain operation depending on the above obstruction factors.

6) Never take measurement directly from your house plans or window schedules as this will most likely not be accurate.

7) Always Triple check your measurements and blind details you have documented.

8) It is important to input your measurements the exact size. It is always recommended if you are finding it difficult to differentiate between one millimetre, you write down the lesser measurement.

9) Corner windows are handled different, generally deduct your headboard size +10mm off one blind. (Example 40mm headboard + 10mm = 50mm Deduction)

10) If you are measuring with someone else, make sure everyone is reading the tape measure the same way, before you start measuring the entire house lot of blinds. Make sure to read all measurements out aloud and confirm measurements by repeating your assistant’s measurement, especially before writing the finalised measurements on your measurement form.

11) Once you have completed the Measurement form, transfer these details to  Roman Blinds Selection page. Triple check the information you are entering relates to your Measurement form, as you go. Always check your information is correct prior to proceeding with purchase.


             

              
     

 

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