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Track Widths

Minimum Width (mm)Minimum Drop (mm) SheersMinimum Drop (mm) Blockout & Room Darkening

Minimum width: 600 mm 

Minimum width: 600 mm 

Minimum drop: 600 mm

Maximum width: (mm)Maximum Drop (mm) SheersMaximum Drop (mm) Blockout & Room Darkening

Maximum width: 6000 mm

Please note long length surcharges will apply to freight if the track is 2800 mm or greater.  

See delivery details for more information

Maximum drop: 2900 mm - Mystique 

Maximum drop: 3200 mm - Bali 

Maximum drop: 2650 mm - Weylands Blockout

Maximum drop: 2850 mm - Tulsa Room Darkening

Getting Started

Curtain Check Measure Work Sheets

Before you start measuring, print off our Curtains' Check Measure Worksheets to record your measurements.

These check measure worksheets have been designed to ensure you capture all the details required to order your Sheer or Blockout Curtains.  When placing your order online, simply populate this information straight into the order form.  Easy!

Check Measure Worksheet

How to Measure

Click here to view the How to Measure Videos

How to Measure - Width

The width you enter when placing your order will be the total width of your track.

Width for Sheer Curtains.  

Decide where you would like to position your curtain track.  

For a centre opening ensure you balance the sheer equally on either side of the window or door.  Michael recommends approx. 100mm overlap on either side.

Width for Blockout & Room Darkening Curtains

Decide where you would like to position your curtain track. 

The stack width is approx. 1/3 the width of the track.  

Consider your track placement and overall width to try and place as much of the stack as possible onto the wall.  This will free up your glass and allow for more view and natural light.

Measuring Ceiling Mount - Cornices

If you are measuring wall to wall, you may need to consider the cornices. The width of the track will need to be measured between the cornices.  

Michael's tip - When you are taking the measurement between cornices, just give yourself about 5mm clearance on either side.


  Standard Bracket        Extension Bracket

Measure the Drop

The drop that your order is the final drop including the height of the track.

Consider your Drop Effects (see below) and don't make any deductions.

Measuring for a Ceiling Mount

Select either Curved Track or Standard Track.

The track is attached to the ceiling. 

Measure from the ceiling down to where you would like the curtain to finish.  

Measuring for a Wall Mount

Select either Standard Track or Round Track.

The track is attached to the face of the wall.  

Measure from the top of where the brackets are going to be placed (top of the track), to where you would like the curtain to finish. 

Avoid placing your track directly above the window frame. By attaching the track higher up you will elongate your space, making your rooms appear taller.

Bracket Options - Wall Mount

For Wall mounts, you have an option to select from either a Standard Bracket or an Extension Bracket.

Standard brackets are adjustable up to 50mm clearance.  These brackets will enable you to come over the top of an architrave and ensure your curtains hang without obstruction.

Extension brackets are adjustable up to 90mm clearance. These brackets will enable you to come over the top of a roller blind or plantation shutter ensuring full clearance for your curtain to hang.

Michael's tip - Make sure your floor coverings have been installed, or allow for the floor coverings when measuring the drop size

For more information regarding Track styles & Brackets click here


        Hover                     Just Touching

 Breaking gently

Drop Effects

Curtains can be hung in a number of different ways depending on the effect you are looking to create.  


The curtain 'hovers' just above the floor.  A couple of centimetres above the floor will make cleaning easier.  It can also be practical if this curtain is positioned over an exit door or furniture is going to be placed in front of the window. Measure down to the floor.

Just touching

The curtain just touches the floor for a completed look.  Measure approx. 10 mm above the floor.

'Breaking' gently

To create a sense of luxury and grandeur, add additional length to your curtain so that it ‘breaks’ gently over the floor.  Measure down to the floor and add another 30 - 50mm to your finished drop size

*Don’t take any deductions.

Heading Type

S-fold Curtains

All of our curtains are custom made to your exact specifications and come complete with S-Fold tracks.  We use a 75mm S-Fold heading tape to ensure the curtain is well structured, delivering a gentle S-shaped curve that holds its form all the way from the top to the bottom of the curtain. 

Otherwise known as Wavefold, your curtains will hang beautifully for an outstanding result.  

Our curtains are made to 100% fullness, meaning that the fabric width is 2 x the length of the track giving volume and depth to the fabric when hung.

Click here to view the Heading Types & Opening Option video


        LH Stack                    RH Stack


    Center Open                Free Floating

Opening Options

Left-hand stack, Right-hand stack, Centre Open or Free Floating

Ensure you select the opening option that follows the flow of your windows and doors for a great outcome.

Click here to view the Heading Types & Opening Option video

Wand control size 

To control your curtain, you will receive a clear acrylic wand available in 4 sizes. 

The Wand is fitted to the top of the track. Measure your wand size from the track down. 

Then select the size that suits your needs as you proceed through the order process. 

Single Curtains

1 x wand will be provided for a Left-Hand or Right-Hand stack.  2 x wands are provided for a centre or free floating opening.  

Wand Sizes:

750mm, 1000mm, 1250mm, 1500mm

We are here to help

If you have any additional questions or a specific requirement for your window, you can call the team at iseekblinds on 1300 664 257, send us a  Quick Enquiry or for those tricky windows, book a personal  1:1 session with one of our experts. 

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