Why not browse by:

Collections:

Categories:

Colour Schemes:

MEASURING GUIDE

Please do not measure the window as this does not necessarily have a bearing on curtain measurements.  Measure carefully and check measurements before placing an order. 

There are basic lengths to have in mind when measuring: full length, sill length etc. However curtains can be made to any length you choose.  Also bear in mind that individual windows even within the same room may not be the same size, so check each window individually.  Tracks and poles must be installed prior to measuring.

MEASURING FOR PENCIL PLEATED CURTAINS

If your curtains are to be installed using a simple plastic track then first measure from the top of the track (point A) to the required finished length. 

However if your curtains are to be hung from a traditional pole, measure from the bottom of the curtain ring, on the pole(point B), to the required finished length.

MEASURING FOR EYELET CURTAINS

Eyelet curtains can only be installed with a curtain pole.  There must be a 5cm clearance above the top of the pole to allow the curtains to be pulled freely.  Measure from the top of the pole (Point B) to the required finished length.  This is the measurement we will require in the order process for this style.  However overall curtain drop will measure a few centimeters more, as we will add a certain amount above the eyelet when constructing.

MEASURING FOR HIDDEN TAB TOP CURTAINS

Hidden Tab top curtains are a modern take on the former tab top curtains.  Please see heading styles for a photograph of this style.  These curtains can only be fitted with a pole.  There must be a 5cm clearance above the top of the pole to allow the curtains to be pulled freely.

Measure from the top of the pole (point B) to the required finished length.  This is the measurement we will require in the order process for this style.  However overall curtain drop will measure slightly more, as part of this particular curtain sits above the pole.  Tabs will be concealed at the back of the curtain similar to a slot heading.  

MEASURING FOR PINCH/TRADITIONAL TAB TOP

These headings are new to our website, so if you are unsure how to measure for these types of curtain please e-mail or call us.

CALCULATING WIDTH

Usually curtains hang outside the window recess from a track or pole.  So simply measure the track or pole excluding finales, (decorative ends to pole).

(point C to point D)
 
If the curtains are to hang inside the window recess, you should measure this exact width.  It is possible that windows widths vary so do check that the bottom of the recess measures the same as the top.  If they measure differently simply use the larger measurement.

VALANCE

We supply simple straight valances for pencil pleated curtains only.  Valances are usually 1/6 of the overall curtain drop.  If you select this option then it will default to this measurement to the nearest cm.  If you would like a different size you can select a different size for yourself.

Widths of valances are the same fullness as the curtain width.  So we do not need any other measurements.

ROMAN BLIND

We now supply Roman Blinds and are working on a diagram to make it easy for customers to see at a glance where to measure. 

Roman Blinds can be made to fit inside the recess or outside the recess of the window.  Blinds to fit inside the recess can often be used with curtains as well, where as blinds to fit outside of the recess are usually instead of curtains altogether.  Firstly you must decide where you want your blind to be positioned.

MEASURING INSIDE THE RECESS

Measure with a steel tape measure from the top of the recess to the bottom in 3 different places, at the right of the window, down the middle and to the left.  Sometimes there is slight variation.  You must use the smallest of these measurements as your drop measurement.  For width you do the same in measuring at 3 different points across the width of the recess.  Again you use the smallest measurement for your width measurement.

Please bare in mind that for the ease of a Roman Blind to work in a recess the measurements given are the measurements we work out a blind upon.  Our manufacturers will reduce this all around by 1cm to allow the the mechanics of the blind to work with ease inside the recess.

MEASURING OUTSIDE THE RECESS (KNOWN AS BLIND SIZE)    

Decide where you want the blind to sit outside the window and measure from this point to the other side across the width, making an equal distance each side of the window.  Then measure from the top, where you want the blind to start to where ever you want the blind to be lowered to.  This is the measurement you put into drop.  If you have protruding window sills, do bare this in mind.  We make up the blind from these measurements exactly, known as Blind Size.

ALL MEASUREMENTS MUST BE IN FULL CENTIMETRES

Diagram Below For Measuring Curtains

Diagram

 

Facebook
Visit us on our Facebook Page

Your basket is empty

Payments

Pay securely by debit / credit card, using Payments powered by Paypal You can pay by Debit / Credit Card using Paypal

More Curtain Designs

Tailor made curtains

Why not browse by:

Collections:

Categories:

Colour Schemes: