The easy way to measure for panel glide blinds.

Welcome to our simple guide to measuring your windows for your new panel glide blinds. You're going to love just how quick and easy it is to measure up, so let's go!

Before you get going

Designing your dream panel glide blinds

The fun starts with designing how your panel glide blinds will fit, so channel your inner stylist and get creative! This is about finding your dream look and getting custom blinds that fit and function perfectly.


Panel glide blinds that sit outside the frame are called face fit

  • usually attached to the part of the window frame facing you
  • perfect for sliding doors or any outspread windows
  • Child safe wand control

OK it's time to start measuring,
let's take it step by step.

Measuring up is easy; we just need to know three things: your width and your drop measurements, and your track option. Here's how to do it:

1 Measure your width

Measure the exact outside width of your window frame across the top, and write it down.

Then then add 300 mm - 600 mm on the side on which you intend to have them stack when open to enable the panels to clear the glass and let more light in. This measurement will be your blind width.

Example: your window width measures 1810 mm. You'll add 400 mm, and then give us 2210 mm.

1 A panelglideblinds face fit width

2 Measure your drop

  • 2 A panelglideblinds face fit drop A

    Measure the height of your window frame from the top of the frame down to where you’d like the blind to finish, and write it down.

  • Romanblind 2 2 face fit drop B

    For shorter drop window’s we recommend that you take the blind 50 mm - 100 mm below the sill. Watch for any obstructions such as a desk or bed.

  • 3 A panelglideblinds face fit panels C

    For full length windows we recommend that you measure to 10 mm off the floor. This will give enough clearance and allow the blind to have room to settle overtime.

3 Choose your track option

Select from our track sizes that will allow an overhang of at least 300mm on one side and approximately 100mm on the other. The overhang can vary on personal preference or window size, and is purely a guide for achieving a better coverage.

See bottom of page for all the options.

4 Order your custom panel glide blinds online

You're all set to order your panel glide blinds!

Design & order

Our hints and tips

Want to know our top tips for measuring up like a pro?

  • Give us your measurements in millimetres (mm)
  • Double check all of your measurements before you order
  • Always write down 'width' and 'drop' next to your measurements, so you don't reverse them by accident!
  • Only give us the exact measurements we ask for. Our team custom makes your blinds to fit your windows.
  • They make standard deductions to account for your brackets, so you don't have to.
  • Measure every window. The beauty of each house is that each window may have slight variations in size,
  • and we want all your blinds to fit perfectly.
  • We know every home is unique and we're just a phone call away if you need to chat- 1300 918 390
  • For some extra help deciding on your perfect fit, you can email a photo of you window(s) to our team: info@diyblinds.com.au


Track options

Choose the best track option for your space. To pick the perfect track option, think about access to your doors or windows and how many panels you would like.

Use the layout guide below.

  • 01 track 1 A

    Track 1

    3 Track 3 Panel

  • 02 track 1 reverse B

    Track 1 Reverse

    3 Track 3 Panel

  • 03 track 2 C

    Track 2

    4 Track 4 Panel

  • 04 track 2 reverse D

    Track 2 Reverse

    4 Track 4 Panel

  • 05 track 3 E

    Track 3

    5 Track 5 Panel

  • 06 track 3 reverse F

    Track 3 Reverse

    5 Track 5 Panel

  • 07 track 4 G

    Track 4

    5 Track 6 Panel

  • 08 track 4 reverse H

    Track 4 Reverse

    5 Track 6 Panel

  • 09 track 5 I

    Track 5

    5 Track 9 Panel

  • 10 track 6 J

    Track 6

    5 Track 9 Panel

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