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We simplify the process of measuring roller blinds

Our straightforward and efficient window measurement guide is designed for anyone, regardless of expertise. Follow our easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions!

Before you begin,

Take into account your dual blind setup.

Here are three methods for mounting your dual roller blinds.

Employing a blend of face fit and recess fit techniques.

In this particular situation, a dual bracket is not employed
This configuration involves creating a combination system using two separate single brackets—one for face fit and one for recess fit.
The face fit blind is larger than the recess blind to ensure comprehensive coverage.
Typically, a blockout blind is utilized for the top blind (face fit).
The top blind is commonly configured to roll backward, positioning the fabric close to the architrave.
The bottom blind is typically a sheer or light filtering blind, designed for recess fit installation.

Within the frame (Recess fit).

Slimline brackets are employed at the top front.
A blackout blind is frequently utilized for the top blind.
The top blind is consistently a front roll configuration
The bottom blind is typically a sheer or light-filtering blind.

Outside the frame (Face fit)

Slimline brackets are utilized at the top front.
A blockout blind is frequently employed for the top blind.
The top blind is consistently configured as a front roll blind.
The bottom blind is typically a sheer or light-filtering blind
The bottom blind is usually back rolling, but front roll is recommended when there are obstructions.

Now that you have determined your fixing method, let's discuss the tools you will need for measuring.

No special tools are required, but you will need a tape measure, a step ladder, and pen and paper for measuring.

Are you aware of which design suits your window most effectively?

If you are uncertain about which blind design is most suitable for your window, there's no need to worry. We will guide you through the options of outside the frame, outside a frameless window, and inside the frame designs before we begin.

Are your windows considered to be of a "standard" size?

If your window falls within the range of 300mm to 3000mm in width and 400mm to 3000mm in height, it is within our standard size range. If your window size exceeds these dimensions, please send us an email with a photo and the measurements of the opening, and we will gladly provide you with an alternative solution.

On what surface will you be mounting your blind?

BlindsforBuilders can be installed on various surfaces, but it is advisable to conduct research beforehand to determine if additional tools are necessary for the installation. For more detailed information, please refer to our installation guide.

Have you taken into account the operational mechanisms of the blinds?

You might want to consider motorized blinds, which provide a convenient, child-safe, and easily accessible option for opening and closing your blinds without any effort.

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Within the frame (Recess fit) - Utilizing dual brackets.

Blinds are installed inside the frame and securely attached to the frame itself.
Perfect for living areas, particularly when paired with a light filtering or sheer blind.
Permits a certain amount of light to enter the room.
Before choosing between front or back roll blinds, take into account any protrusions in the area.
Paired with a bracket cover to achieve a clean and polished appearance
Sleek and contemporary final touch.

Outside the frame (Face fit) - Utilizing dual brackets.

Blinds are positioned outside the frame and affixed to the frame, facing towards you.
Recommended when there is limited space within the frame for a recess fit.
The front blind must roll towards the front.
The rear blind can roll either towards the front or towards the back.

Need to measure for a window without a frame? Don't worry, we have the solution for you!

Let's measure your window without a frame.

Now that you have chosen a design, let's proceed with the measurement process!

Let's measure for your custom-fit blind.

It's a straightforward process, but we need to gather some information from you.
Provide the width measurements
Provide the drop measurements
Determine the depth of the window frame for a recess fit blind
Specify the desired side for the chain to be located
Determine the chain drop (Control height)

Determine the depth of the window.

To ensure a proper fit for a recessed blind, it is essential to verify that there is a minimum clearance of 50mm between the window glass and the window frame's edge.

Take the measurement of the window's width.

Make sure to document your measurements as you progress.
To determine the width for a recess fit blind, measure the top width of the inside of the frame.
For an outside the frame face fit blind, measure the outside of the top of the frame from end to end.

Take the measurement of the window's drop.

To install a face fit blind, measure from the top of the window frame to the desired endpoint of the blind's frame. The drop measurement can vary depending on your preference, whether you want the blind to align with the window sill, hang above the floor, or match the height of other window blinds in the room. The choice is yours!

Take precise measurements of the interior dimensions of the window frame for a recess fit blind.

The Roller brackets

Our offerings include dual roller blinds with top front double brackets, providing a sleek and compact appearance.

Select the desired side for the chain placement.

Which side of the window would you like the chain to be on? Consider the room's design and the accessibility to the chain.
Our stainless steel chain loops are offered in lengths of 500mm, 750mm, 1,000mm, 1,250mm, 1,500mm, 1,750mm, and 2,000mm.
To determine the minimum chain drop, you can use our formula:
We offer stainless steel chain loops in various lengths, including 500mm, 750mm, 1,000mm, 1,250mm, 1,500mm, 1,750mm, and 2,000mm.
Minimum chain drop = (Drop ÷ 2) + 200mm
Round up to the nearest chain size after calculating (Blind drop divided by 2, add 200mm)

Take into account the position of the blind.

Which material would you prefer for the front and which one for the rear? Typically, the rear blind is a sheer blind, while the top blind is a blockout blind.

Take into consideration the rolling direction of your blind.

What rolling direction would you like for your blinds? In dual roller blinds, the top blind always rolls in the front. Take into account the functionality of your back blind and choose whether you prefer a combination of back and front rolling with a top front double bracket.

Additional options to consider:

Take into consideration whether you would like to include a motorized roller in your order. Opting for a motorized option can enhance the functionality of your roller blinds.

I would like to measure the dimensions of my window without a frame

For an outside installation of a frameless window (face fit square set), please follow these measurement guidelines.

Blinds are installed outside the frame and secured to the wall.
This installation style effectively minimizes incoming light
It is advisable to use back rolling blinds for this type of installation.
For a tidy and polished appearance, consider using a bracket cover that complements the blinds.

Obtain the measurement of the window's width.

When measuring a frameless window (face fit square set), it is crucial to measure the outside width of the top of the frame, from end to end. Additionally, remember to include a minimum of 70mm to the width measurement.

Take the measurement of the window's drop.

Measure from the top of the window frame to the desired endpoint of the frame. The drop measurement can vary depending on whether you want the blind to finish at the window sill, above the floor, or to match other window blinds in the room. The choice is yours!

For a frameless window (face fit square set), remember to add an additional 70mm to the drop measurement.

Are you prepared to place an order for your customized blinds?

The challenging part is complete. Now is the moment to proceed with ordering your custom-made blinds

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Here are some helpful tips for measuring your custom blinds:

Ensure all measurements are taken in millimeters (mm).
Triple-check your measurements using a steel measuring tape.
Provide only the requested details; avoid unnecessary information.
Always record the width measurement first to maintain the correct order.
Measure each window individually; do not assume they are identical.
Avoid measuring from house plans; take direct measurements instead.
When measuring for multiple windows, number them and proceed clockwise to minimize confusion.
Feel free to contact us if you encounter any difficulties. We are here to assist you throughout the process.

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