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Shades supply and fit a wide range of high quality Window Blinds, Conservatory Blinds, Patio Awnings, Canopies and Parasols.

With a variety of colours and fabrics to choose from you’ll find exactly the right blinds to complement your interior – whether Roman, Venetian, Vertical, Pleated, Roller or Wood Finish.

During the hotter months, our Conservatory blinds with Remote Control options will help you keep your cool and if you are outdoors, our Patio Awnings and Parasols with optional remote control will make the most of your living space, adding comfort, convenience and style.

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How to Measure Your Windows

Blind size or Recess size?

You can order your blind made to blind size or recess size or it can hang it on the outside the window recess.
The most common is inside the window recess
Blind size Use this measurement if you want you’re blind to hang outside the window recess or if you want the blind exactly to the measurements provided.
We will make your blind exactly to these measurements.
Recess size This is the most common method. Use this measurement if you want your blind to fit inside the window recess. We will take off the necessary deductions so your blind will fit into the recess perfectly.

You do not need to make any adjustments.

Window Measures

Three simple steps to a RECESS SIZE measurement

Follow these steps if you want your blind to hang INSIDE the window recess:

1 Measure the width of the recess from wall to wall in three places as shown. Make a note of the shortest measurement – we will use this one.

2 Measure the drop by taking the measurement from the top of the recess to the window sill in three places as shown. Make a note of the shortest measurement.

3 If you can make your measurements in mm that’s fine, if not we can convert them for you.

Three simple steps to a BLIND SIZE measurement

Follow these steps if you want your blind to hang OUTSIDE the window recess or you want you blind made exactly to your measurements:

The measurements you give us will be the exact measurements the factory uses to make your blinds, so you must add inches for overlap. Follow the steps below to get accurate measurements.

1 Measure the exact width of where you'd like your blind to be. Make a note of this measurement.

2 Measure the exact drop from the top of where you want your blind to be to the bottom. Make a note of this measurement.

3 If you can make your measurements in mm that’s fine, if not we can convert them for you

Measuring Roller Blinds

Roller blinds have end fix bracket and we have to allow for these. The brackets take up 15mm each end. This means the actual fabric is approximately 30mm less. When measuring a Roller blind, measure the exact width where you want the blind to fit.

Equipment you will need to make an accurate Measurement

1 A tape measure.

2 A pen and paper

Handy Tips

Make your measurements in millimetres (mm) if your measurements are in inches we can convert them into millimetres for you.
Always look out for obstructions like window handles and tiles. You'll need to take these into consideration when you measure you blind to ensure a perfect fit.
All our blinds can be face fixed into the face of your window frame or wall or directly into the lintel, the choice is based on the availability of fixing point.
If you have any questions about measuring your window call 0800 0197730 or fill out the contact us section and we will be happy to help.

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