How to Measure
Before you start measuring, print off our handy Check Measure Worksheet for Panel Glide Blinds.
Depending upon the number of panels required for your window, you can choose from a variety of different layouts to get the effect you desire.
Things to Remember
- Always measure in millimetres (mm)
- Always use a steel tape measure or Laser for accuracy. Make sure the tape measure is straight and tight when you take your measurements
- Measure all windows, even those that appear to be the same width and height
- Do not take any deductions (iseekblinds will do this for you)
Measuring for your Panel Glide Blinds
Measure your drop from the top of the architrave to the floor, or from the top of your mounting position to the floor. Once you blind is mounted in this position the bottom rail will sit 10 mm off the floor.
Because the widths of the panels can vary in size from 400 mm up to 1000 mm (depending upon your window span) it is best to try and sweep the side stack off the window so you can expose as much glass as possible.
Note: Be careful when determining this to make sure you don't cover any light switches. Check to see if there are any obstructions which will prevent the blind from opening through this range.
On the non-stack side it works well to try and cover the outside edge of the architrave by 100 mm to ensure your complete privacy.
Helpful Hints: To determine which Layout will work best for your window, it is helpful to work out your individual panel sizes. To do this, divide your total width by the number of panels (as per your selected Layout) and then add 60 mm per panel for the overlap.
This will assist you to know exactly where your panels will sit across your window and how far you can sweep them aside when open, ideally off the window. You can then alter your layout choice if you think the panels may be too wide or too narrow.
For example if you have a width of 2,100 mm and you want a 3 panel layout, divide 2,100 by 3 = 700 mm. Then add 60 mm to this size for the overlap of each panel. This means the actual panel sizes will be 760 mm each. This formula is the same for both the one way draw and centre open layouts.
If the above example makes the panels too wide, then you can look at a 4 track layout which will reduce the panels down to 585 mm which may suit the window or door better.
Remember for a one way draw - the more panels that you have, the more the front panel will sit out from the window - leaving you with a larger light gap than at the non-stack end.