The ultimate measuring perfect fit blinds guide
Simple tools needed – When measuring perfect fit blinds you need a metal tape measure, piece of paper and a pen. We advise you to measure in millimetres or centimetres, but we can work in inches as well.
UPVC or Aluminium windows – Before measuring perfect fit blinds, you need to check your windows are uPVC. You can put perfect fit blinds onto Aluminium frames as well, most of the time this is for bi-folding doors.
Measuring perfect fit blinds
We are going to measure a small opening window with a handle and thick rubber bead. We also have a door to measure which has a different bead and a much smaller rubber.
Step by step on measuring perfect fit blinds
Step 1 – Check your clearance
You need to have a 25mm clearance from the glass (where the glass finishes), to any obstruction like a window handle or vents. If you don’t have clearance, you can request a window handle spacer to make sure it doesn’t interfere.
To check you have the clearance, measure from your glass to any obstruction. On this window in the video we have 30 millimetres so the handle won’t cause any obstructions.
Step 2 – Measure and Check
It is best to measure in 3 different points, you can make sure each measurement is very similar to one another. Always take the smallest measurement. We recommend to measure what physical glass you can see, don’t worry about your bead or whether it is compressible or not just measure what physical glass you can see.
Perfect fit is quite a forgiving product because we have got a 25mm overlap. If you are a few millimetres small on your measurements it isn’t the end of the world because you have got the tolerance in the frame overlap.
Step 3 – Measure the glass
Measure the glass and measure in three different points and make sure you are getting similar measurements each time and write that down. Always take the smallest measurement. One you have taken your width then take your drop and do the same thing again and measure in 3 different points. Just physically measure the glass.
Step 4 – Measure Bead depth
Your bead depth must be 18mm or above. There are lots of different brackets on offer, there is 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, 24mm, 30mm, and 38mm. The best way to measure your bead is use a tape measure and a piece of paper. If you offer the tape measure onto the glass and offer a piece of paper onto it.
On our video our bead depth is 20mm, so this will need a 20mm bracket.
Step 5 – Measure for perfect fit door blinds
This door has a different profile and its also got a different bead. We do the same process again and measure the width and drop in three different places.
We do the same practice again to measure the depth. Hold your tape measure against the glass, as you can see on this occasion the depth is slightly thicker, this bead is a 24mm bracket.
Don’t worry too much about your brackets, if worst case scenario you order a wrong bracket we can always send you larger brackets or smaller brackets.
Get in touch – We are here to help, we have expert knowledge from years of measuring perfect fit blinds in our local area. We have created this video from our showroom in Blackpool Lancashire, you are more than welcome to come and visit us in person. You can call, email, whatsapp pictures or whatsapp video call. We are here to make sure you get it perfect first time. https://www.blinds-superstore.co.uk/Contact.aspx
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