How to measure for roller blinds

How do you measure up for roller blinds?

Correct measuring is the key to easy, hassle-free installation. So, it’s worth taking the time to get it right.

Before we get started on the guide, you’ll need a metal tape measure, a pencil and paper, and if needed, a sturdy step ladder to get to high places.

Got them? Great, let’s get into it…

Recess fit roller blinds

Recess fit roller blinds sit inside the window frame. To measure for a recess fitting, measure the width of the inside of your window (in millimetres) across the top, middle and bottom of the frame and record the smallest measurement to provide. This will ensure the blind sits comfortably inside the window frame width. This measurement also allows for both the blind fabric and fitting brackets.

Next, measure the exact height of the window recess. Again take three measurements – the left, middle and right and record the smallest measurement to provide. As before, this will ensure the blind sits comfortably inside the recess height.

Please note, we make a small deduction to the total width of all our recess-fitted Roller blinds. This is to make sure the blind sits as snuggly as possible inside your recess. In addition, there will be a 15mm gap on each side of the fabric skin to accommodate the chain drive control and brackets. So, there’s no need to make any of your own deductions before you place an order.

Face fit roller blinds

Face fitting is where the roller blind sits outside the window frame recess (essentially covering the frame itself). It’s important to note the measurements for the width of a face-fitting blind will be from bracket-to-bracket.

To measure for face fitting blinds, measure the outside width of the window, recording the exact width you want your blind manufactured at. For windows with architraves, we recommend measuring to the outer edge of the frame on each side. For frameless windows, we suggest extending about 50mm past the recess edges on each side (as per the visual below).

Next, measure the outside height of the window frame, starting from the point at which you’d like your blind to sit above the window, down to the point at which you’d like your blind to finish.

Once you’ve recorded your measurements, head to the relevant roller blind ‘Customise & Order’ area to enter your details and complete your order. Then, after just a few weeks, we’ll send your fabulous new custom-fit roller blinds to your door.

If you’re in any way unsure of how to proceed with measuring, please get in touch with our team by phone or email and we’ll be happy to provide specific advice.

Have questions?

Or you can call us on 1300 301 368