Slat Only Measure

Slat only measure will include the length of the vertical blind fabric only as it lays on a flat surface. Measuring the width of the slat this would normally be 89mm, the most common size by far and the size we offer most of our fabrics in.

When ordering ensure your selected fabric is the correct width. (Measure to the nearest Cm and then deduct 1cm to the height and width) ** Please Do Not Deduct Anything**

No Slat available: Please see below.

       ·        Measure the size required at your window

       ·        Measure from the truck opening down to where you want, you’re slat to end.

       ·        Slat should finish approximately 13mm above any obstruction such as a sill or radiator.

Count and calculate the number of slats – Required –

  • Count existing Slats or number of trucks on your head rail
  • To order Type in the total of quantity required.

Tools You Need To Measure Vertical Blinds

  • A steel measuring tape

  • A pencil to mark and write your measurements

  • A worksheet to record your findings

  • A ladder (if necessary) for tall windows

Here are some tips to help you come up with an accurate measurement:

  • Do not mix up the height and width measurements when writing them down because interchanging them may result in a blind that doesn’t fit

  • If you are measuring for more than one window, don’t assume they are the same. Go round each of them and record their individual measurements. Slight variations you may encounter can make a huge difference in how the blinds fit.

Outside Recess

  1. Measure the exact size of the area you would like the blind to overlap. To minimize light leakage we recommend that the blind overlaps the window recess by at least 70mm at the top and 50mm each side.
  2. The overlap at the bottom of the blind is a matter of personal choice but please take into account obstacles such as radiators.
  3. Use a metal tape measure as cloth ones can stretch and bend therefore potentially giving you inaccurate measurements.

Inside Recess

This is the measurement you need to take if you want your blind to fit inside the window recess. Measure the full width and height of the recess [the size of the hole if you like] and we will make the appropriate deductions to ensure a perfect fit.

tick iconMeasure in 3 places for both the width and the drop, use the smallest measurements.

tick iconDon’t make any deductions, we will do that for you to ensure your blind fits perfectly.

tick iconUse a metal tape measure, cloth ones can stretch and give you inaccurate measurements.


Expressed Delivery
3-5 Working Days

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