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Sizes – Minimums & Maximums
|Width (mm)||Drop (mm)||Individual Panel Widths (mm)|
Minimum track width: 1000 mm
Minimum drop: 300 mm
Minimum panel width: 250mm
Maximum width: 6200 mm
Maximum drop: 3000 mm
Maximum panel width: 1000mm
How to Measure
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
How to Measure - Width
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 approximately 10 mm above the floor.
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
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.
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