other considerations

Once you have decided on a type of made to measure blind, there are a few other decisions that you will need to make when placing your order with us.  If you wish to discuss these please contact us and we can talk through the options with you.

roller blind – roll direction
Our roller blinds may be ordered as either front roll or back roll as shown below.  To help decide which option you prefer please consider the following:

Back Roll

  • In the case of an inside fit, the fabric sits further back in the window thereby blocking more light – this is good for windows where the frame is quite shallow

Front Roll

  • More aesthetically appealing as the roll is hidden behind the blind
  • You need to be more careful when pulling the blind up or down so as not to rub the chain on the fabric – this can lead to the fabric fraying

blind sizes
We are able to make blinds up to the following widths:

  • Roller blinds: 2970mm (2750mm for certain thermal fabrics)
  • Wooden blinds: 2890mm
  • Synthetic wood blinds 2400mm
  • Vertical blinds: 5000mm
  • Aluminium blinds: 3000mm

If your window is larger than this you will need to split the window into two or three blinds.  We suggest that you split the blinds where there is a mullion (wood or aluminium vertical divider between windows) in the window.

control side
All blinds have controls on the left or right to operate the blind, lift and lower and tilt, so you need to decide which side is the most convenient for the controls to go on.  Take into consideration things such as the position of furniture in the room, window or slider openings (so the chains don’t flap in the wind) and which side you tend to access a window from.

control length
If a window is relatively high then you may want to consider making the chain longer so that it is at a convenient height to operate the blind.  Standing next to the window work out what would be the most convenient length of the control for you to operate the blind from.

The control length is measured from the top of window down, so if it is an inside fit place your measuring tape on the inside of the frame at the top and measure down finding a measurement that will make the blind easy to operate.

large windows with sliding doors
If you have a large window with a sliding door you will need to carefully consider how to fit the blinds and the type of blinds you are going to install in this window to ensure the ideal operation and function of the blinds and the sliding door.

The key considerations for fitting and measuring the window where an inside fit is preferred are as follows:

  • Is there sufficient room on the inside of the window frame so that the sliding frame of the sliding door does not interfere with the blinds?
  • Will the door handle interfere with the operation of the blinds?
  • Should the window be split into two or three blinds so that the blind covering the sliding door can be operated independently of the other blind(s)?
  • The blinds will reduce the headroom in the sliding door to some degree.  When the blind is raised (or stacked to the side in the case of vertical blinds) will this create any problems for people walking in and out of the sliding door.  The reduction in headroom is approximately as follows:
roller blinds 70mm
vertical blinds 50mm
venetian blinds drop 2000mm 2200mm 2400mm
stack height 230mm 245mm 260mm

Sometimes it may be necessary to fit the blind(s) to the outside of the door frame or wall to achieve adequate clearance.

Read our helpful guide to choosing blinds for sliding and bifold doors here.


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All our blinds are easy to install and come with installation instructions, however, if you need further information regarding measuring or fitting your blinds then view our ‘how to’ page or contact us to find out how we can help.

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