Measuring Your Windows - Face Fit

Roller Blinds

For a less formal window treatment that achieves great levels of light control while maintaining a minimal design impact, roller blinds are an ideal choice. Available in blockout, light filtering and z fabrics, these blinds are highly versatile and perfect for covering stand-alone windows in rooms such as family living areas.

Make a decision

The first crucial step to take when measuring your windows for roller blinds is making the decision whether you want your blinds to sit on the inside of the window frame (i.e. a recess fit) or on the outside face of the frame (i.e. a face fit). This will determine where you will make your measurements and is therefore highly important.

If you’re struggling to decide, just remember that a face fit is your best option if you have things like window handles protruding which may get in the way of your blind when it’s closed.

Measuring Your Windows - Face Fit

  • Illustration measuring the width

    1 Measure the Width

    Measure the exact outside width of the window frame in three different positions: once across the top of the frame, once across the middle, and once across the bottom. This will help cater for any anomalies. Once finished, lock in the largest measurement – this is the one you will be using.

  • Illustration measuring the drop

    2 Measure the Drop

    Measure the height of the window from the top of the frame to where you’d like the blind to finish. Note you have the option to finish the blind just above the floor or any height you deem aesthetically appealing. We recommend that you keep multiple blinds on the same wall or within the same room finishing at the same height for the sake of uniformity.

  • Illustration example of face fit blind

    3 Example Face Fit Blind

    The blind will sit on the outside edges of your window.

Measuring Your Windows - Recess Fit

Before settling on a recess fit…

Check that there is at least a 50mm distance of depth between the window pane and the edge of the frame. Anything less than this will result in the blind sticking out and struggling to descend smoothly or sit nice and flush.

Tip: To be doubly sure that your blind will work as a recess fit, we recommend using a standard roll.

  • Illustration measuring width

    1 Measure the Width

    Measure the exact inside width of the window frame. Again, make three different measurements – once across the top, once across the bottom, and once across the middle. You will then choose the smallest measurement to use as this will ensure your blind fits in the recess.

  • Illustration measuring drop

    2 Measure the Drop

    Measure the exact inside height of the window frame. The edge of the blind will sit flush against the bottom of the frame.

  • Illustration example of recess fit blind

    3 Example Recess Fit Blind

    The blind will sit on the outside edges of your window.

Essential Measuring Tips

  1. Always use a metal tape measure
  2. Always write down your measurements indicating which is width and drop. Take extra care to ensure you don’t reverse them.
  3. Double check all your measurements. We don’t refund or replace items due to inaccurate measurements.
  4. There is no need to shorten your measurement to allow for clearance. We’ll take that into account. All we need from you is the exact measurement.
  5. We require all measurements in millimeters.
  6. Measure every window, as they may have slight variations that will effect your window furnishing from fitting perfectly.
  7. If you have any questions don’t hesitate calling us on 1300 918 390 between 9am and 9pm Mon to Fri or 10am to 5pm Sat & Sun. Our customer service team is more then happy to help.

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