How to take measurements for blinds?
Measuring for your new blinds couldn't be simpler. It's an easy way to save lots of money and takes just minutes; you'll wish you'd done it sooner! All you have to do is follow our easy, step-by-step guides below.
If you want UrbanClap to measure your windows:
1. Scan this code or click it if you are using your mobile
2. Enter you address and preferred time
3. A trained professional will visit you
Recess Fitting (Fitting inside gala)
This is the measurement you need to take if you want your blind to fit inside the window recess. Measure the full width and drop of the recess [the size of the gala] and we will make the appropriate deductions to ensure a perfect fit. Generally the width of the finished blinds will be approximately 3-5 mm smaller on both sides so it fits properly inside the recess/gala.
Measure in 3 places for both the width and the drop, use the smallest measurements
Don't make any deductions, we will do that for you to ensure your blind fits perfectly. The finished blind will be approximately 6-10 mm smaller so that it fits properly into your recess
Use a metal measure tape, cloth ones can stretch and give you inaccurate measurements
Outside Recess Fitting (Fitting outside gala)
This is the measurement you need to take if you want the blind to hang outside the recess (gala) overlapping the window.
Measure the exact width 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 3 inches(75 mm) at the top and 2 inches(50 mm) each side
The overlap at the bottom of the blind is a matter of personal choice but please take into account obstacles such as radiators
If you are replacing an existing blind with one of the same size simply measure the blind and specify exact fitting, we will make you one the same size