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How to Measure Panel Glide Blinds 

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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: 250 mm

Maximum Width: 1000 mm

Getting Started

  

Check Measure Work Sheets

Record your measurements, print off our handy Panel Glide Blinds Check Measure Worksheets  

There are 5 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, free-floating or centre opening
  • The overall width of the Stack
  • Where the Stack will sit when the blind is open
  

Free Samples

iseekblinds highly recommends you order free fabric samples before placing your order.

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase and ensure that you are making the right choice for your interior decor.

All computer monitors display colours differently and these can vary considerably.  Free samples give you an opportunity to see the materials ‘in the flesh’ and enable you to match the fabric colours with your paintwork and furnishings for the best result.

We enclose a reply envelope with each sample pack so you can return your samples to us once you have finished with them.  Not only does this help us reduce costs so we can continue to offer a Free sample service, but it also and more importantly helps the environment as the samples can be recycled, thereby reducing landfill.

Your Free samples are sent out the next business day via Priority Paid Australia Post to ensure we get them to you in the fastest possible time frame.

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2 Channel Track System

Featuring the new iseekblinds dual channel track system, the panels are aligned within the same track overlapping on a slight angle. 

The panels will stack in front of each other and not behind each other in the open position.  This means the panels remain close to the wall and will sit consistently from the left to the right on the same plane without bulking out into the room. 

The end result provides better privacy and greater light control with reduced light gaps, resulting in a streamlined finish.

  

How to Measure - Width

Outside Mount

Panel Glide Blinds are attached on the outside of the window frame or door frame or face of a wall frame.  

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 the track.

  • Consider panel widths
  • Where panels will sit when the blind is open - aim to sweep as much of the stack off the window as possible.  Keep an eye out for any light switches.
  • Any additional overlap for the non-stack side of about 100mm for a finished look

Handy hint: It can be helpful to then lay your tape measure along the floor in front of the door/window when working out where the panels will start from and finish.

How to Measure Drop:

Measure from the top of the architrave or head rail position to approx.10 mm above the floor

Panel Glide Blind panel widths

Panel Widths

Individual Panel Widths

iseekblinds recommends: Min Panel Width - 250 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

  • Deduct 1 panel from your overall quantity:
    • 4 panels minus 1 panel = 3 panels
  • Multiple this number of panels by 90 mm which is the panel overlap
    • 3 x 90 mm = 270 mm
  • Add 270mm to the original track width of 2800 mm
    • 270 mm plus 2800 mm = 3070 mm
  • Divide 3070 by the original number of panels
    • 3070 mm divided by 4 = 767.5 mm
  • 767.5 mm will be the actual width of each panel

Stack width

The aim is to sweep as much of the stack off the window as possible when in the open position, so you can expose maximum glass and avoid blocking out your light and view. Ideally, you would have only approx 100mm on the stack side covering the glass. However, each window is unique so work out the best solution for you.  Be mindful of covering any light switches and work out how much room you have available for your stack.

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.  

The width of the stack will increase with the number of panels that you use by approx 40 mm with each panel.  

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 and a neat finished look.

Components

Operation

Open and close your panel glide blinds effortlessly with a wand control: Select from sizes 750mm, 1000mm, 1250mm, 1500mm

Track Colour

Grey, White or Black

Bottom Rail Colours

Select from Anodised, White or Black.  All bottom rails come with matching end caps

Freight

Freight for window coverings is termed as 'Ugly' freight - Our products can't be packed into little square boxes to move automatically down a conveyor belt. Our freight requires manual handling and as a result, long length surcharges are applied by the freight companies as per the below.  Please note iseekblinds is not in the freight business, meaning we don't profit from freight.  All additional surcharges from the Couriers are passed on at cost.

When your 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. iseekblinds will pack the product securely.  Each Panel Glide track will be packed into an individual box  

Long Lengths 

For lengths greater than 2800mm - 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

Regional Areas

Additional freight charges may apply for areas considered regional

 Michael's Tips

  • Always use a steel tape measure 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

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