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How to Measure

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Before you start measuring, print off our handy Check Measure Worksheet for Venetian Blinds

Check Measure Worksheet - Safelift Cordless Venetians

Handy Hints

  • 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)
  • Ensure you are aware of the Stacking Height of your blind - see table below

In the short video, Michael takes you through the simple process of measuring your window for a Safelift Cordless Venetian blind.

Stacking Height

Stacking Height

The stack height of your venetian when raised is important to consider for Outside mounted door ways

Stack Height Guide

Drop of Blind (mm) 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Stack Height (mm) 140 170 200 230 260

Inside Mount

Where to Measure - Inside Mount

For Inside mounted Venetians, make sure there is a minimum of 50 millimetres’ depth in your window recess for flush inside mounting. With this depth, your blind will go up and down without any obstruction.

Where to Measure - Inside Mount

Width      

 Measure across the top, centre and bottom of the window.  

Take the smallest measurement.

Drop 

Measure from the top left hand corner, centre and top right hand corner to the bottom of the window

Take the shortest measurement

Ensure you look for any knobs, handles, winders or the inner window frame that may obstruct the blind. If you have any obstructions you will need to mount your blind to the outside of your window frame.

Choose which side you would like your Wand control – Left or Right

IMPORTANT: Do not take any deductions, iseekblinds will do this for you.

Outside Mount

Where to Measure - Outside Mount

Where to Measure - Outside Mount

Width     

At the top of the window, measure from the outside edge of the architrave to the outside edge of the architrave

This is where your brackets are to be mounted.

Take the actual measurement.

Drop 

Measure from the top outside edge of the architrave to the bottom outside edge of the architrave.

This measurement may be increased if you want your blind to drop past the bottom of your window frame or to the floor.

Take the actual measurement

Choose which side you would like your Wand control – Left or Right

*Please note: iseekblinds will not make any deductions for Outside Mounted Blinds

Corner Windows


If you have a corner window where the blinds need to meet for maximum privacy, measure one blind as a through blind and one blind as a butt blind. When measuring the butt blind you need to deduct 80 mm off the measurement.

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