How to Measure Panel Glide Blinds
Video 1 - Panel Glide Blinds overview
Michael takes you through an overview of panel glide blinds - He describes what type of blind a panel glide is, when you would use them, the new 2 channel track system and how it works, including opening options and panel widths.
Video 2 - Panel Glide Blinds - How to Measure
Michael demonstrates how to measure a left or right hand stack for your Panel Glide blind, what widths your panels will be and how your finished blinds will sit on your window.
Video 3 - Panel Glide Blinds - How to Measure
Michael takes you through the simple formulae to work out your panel widths for a centre opening Panel Glide blind
Check Measure Work Sheets
Before you start measuring, print off one of our handy Panel Glide Check Measure Worksheets to record your measurements
There are 4 main considerations when measuring for Panel Glide Blinds:
- The overall width of the track
- The individual width of each Panel
- Left hand stack, right hand stack or centre opening
- Where the stack will sit when the blind is open
Step 2: Understand the Technical Specifications
|Width (mm)||Drop (mm)|
Minimum track width: 1000 mm
Minimum drop: 300 mm
Maximum track width: 6200 mm
Maximum drop: 3000 mm
Individual Panel Widths (mm)
Minimum width: 600 mm
Maximum Width: 1000 mm
Panel Glide Blinds are attached on the outside of the window frame or door frame or face of a wall frame.
Individual Panel Widths
iseekblinds recommends: Min Panel Width - 600 mm Max Panel Width - 1000 mm
iseekblinds recommends: Min number of panels x 3. Max number of panels x 12
How to calculate individual panel widths
eg: You have measured your overall track width to be 2800 mm and are considering 4 panels
Decide on your opening: Centre opening, left hand stack or right hand stack
The panels are on a 2 track system, therefore they will stack in front of each other and not behind each other in the open position. This means that the panels will remain close to the wall and on the same plain as each other at all times, providing greater light control with reduced light gaps.
The width of the stack will increase with the number of panels that you use by approx 40 mm with each panel. It is best to try and sweep the stack side off the window or sliding door so you can expose as much glass as possible.
Check for any obstructions which will prevent the blind opening through this range. Be careful to ensure you don't cover any light switches.
On the non-stack side it works well to try and cover the outside edge of the architrave by an additional 100mm to ensure your complete privacy.
How to Measure - Width
Measure along the top of your window or sliding door. This is where your track will be mounted
The Measurement you provide will be the total width of track.
How to Measure Drop:
Measure from the top of the architrave or head rail position to approx.10 mm above the floor
Open and close your panel glide blinds effortlessly with a wand control: Select from sizes 750mm, 1000mm, 1250mm, 1500mm
Grey, White or Black
Bottom Rail Colours
Select from Anodised, White or Black. All bottom rails come with matching end caps
- Always use a steel tape measurer or a laser measurer for accuracy - make sure the tape measure is straight and tight when you take your measurements.
- Always measure in millimetres (mm)
- Measure all windows, even those that appear to be the same width and height
For lengths greater than 3000mm - An additional $20 per box will apply
For lengths greater than 4000mm - An additional $35 per box will apply
For lengths greater than 5000mm - An additional $65 per box will apply
For lengths greater than 6000mm - An additional $250 per box will apply
iseekblinds will pack the product securely. Each Panel Glide track will be packed into an individual box
When you order is received, iseekblinds will assess it for any additional freight charges owing. We will then call you directly to discuss before we start the manufacturing process.
Additional freight charges may apply for areas considered regional