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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

Check Measure Worksheet - Panel Glide Blinds

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

  How to Measure - Outside Mount

Outside Mount

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

Panel Glide Blind panel widths

Panel Widths

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

  • 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

Panel Glide Stack width

Stack width

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.

  • Consider panel widths
  • Where panels will sit when blind is open
  • Any additional overlap for the non stack side 

How to Measure Drop:

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

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

 Michael's Tips

  • 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

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