Measuring guide

Special Measuring Applications

French doors:

The wider and taller you specify your product, the better your privacy, insulation, and light control. You also need room 60mm x 20mm vary per blind for the mounting brackets at the top, and the optional hold-down brackets at the bottom. Consider mounting the window treatment a bit higher than you'd think so when the blind is raised it blocks less of your view. Add at least 100mm at the top.

For the width, add at least 20 to 30mm on both sides of the glass. Usually the deadbolt latch, however, will constrain the width you'd prefer. The product will usually fall just inside the deadbolt. In the case of a lever handle, the product will slip between the handle and the door.

All products will work on either a wood or metal door. For metal doors, you'll probably need "metal screws" designed for attaching to metal doors, which are normally hollow.

Tile and wood obstructions:

Sometimes tile or trim wrap around into the window, usually several inches up from the bottom. This is common near kitchen sinks (back-splashes) and bathtubs. Most products can be cut by the manufacturers on the products' sides to accommodate this. There is a slight surcharge depending on the product and whether the cutout is on one or both sides.

Window Cranks:

Measure so that your product hangs in front of the crank. Consider adding an inch or so to mitigate the slight bulge the product will make as it hangs in front of the crank. Also, the crank can usually be removed or re-positioned to point upwards, which minimizes its projection and obstruction. You may also be able to find a crank replacement device that looks like a wing-nut, and has a tiny projection.

Sliding Doors:

All our blinds can be specified to mount either within the door frame or over it on the wall. When determining this, consider whether the handle is an obstruction, and the amount of depth available. There is sometimes moulding or trim near the baseboard which may have to be removed, or at least taken into consideration when determining width. For an outside mount it is normally sufficient to measure about 80mm wider on both sides. The wider you specify, the better your privacy, insulation, and light control. For the height, specify about 100mm above the top of the frame.

Shallow sill depth:

30mm minimum sill depth is required to fasten all brackets and the minimum depth necessary for a flush mount (where the product does not protrude into the room. It has been our experience, however, that 60mm is necessary to securely anchor brackets for Timber Venetians and creation woods; you'll need to angle the screw back towards the glass and occasionally add one extra bracket. Blinds Wholesale will not be responsible for products which are not within the manufacturers' specifications. Give us a call, or email for further explanation.

Corner windows:

When two outside mount verticals meet in a corner, or when other inside mount products meet in a corner where there is only glass (no sheetrock), there can be a privacy problem. That's due to a gap where the products "meet". In order to minimize the problem, consider making one product bypass the other, then specify the other product to butt into the first. (See illustration.)