MEASURING GUIDELINES

TOOLS REQUIRED:

 

Metal measuring tape, pen & paper.

 

HOW TO MEASURE:

 

  1. To achieve the best fit, first decide whether you would like to have a track or pole.
  2. Only use a metal measuring tape and record your measurements in mm.
  3. Fit the pole or the track before measuring to get accurate Curtain length.
  4. Measurements must be exact for an accurate result. We will make the necessary allowances to your measurements to ensure a correct fit.
  5. Always measure the width first (across the window) and then the drop (top to bottom)
  6. Record your measurements in the same order.
  7. Check for any obstructions your Curtains need to go around or over (e.g. a door handle). You will need to take their position into account to ensure a perfect fit.
  8. Finally, re-check your width and drop measurements to ensure accuracy.

WHEN A POLE OR TRACK IS ALREADY IN POSITION

CURTAIN TRACK & WAVE:

 

Measure from end to end and record this as your width (e.g. 1000mm).

As shown in PIC 1.

 

CURTAIN TRACKS WITH AN OVERLAP:

 

Measure the full width of both tracks together (PIC 2). Then measure the distance where the two tracks overlap each other in the middle (PIC 2). Do this part twice, once for each track (it will be the same measurement on both). Add these two and the full width of both tracks together to give a final measurement. (E.g. 1000mm + 100mm + 100mm = 1200mm)

As shown in PIC 2.

 

CURTAIN POLES:

 

Measure between the two finials and record this as your width measurement (E.g. 800mm).

As shown in PIC 3.

Measuring Curtain Tracks and Poles Measuring Curtain Tracks and Poles

MEASURING DROP FOR EYELET HEADING CURTAINS:

 

Measure from the top side of the pole to the desired length and record as your drop measurement. Measure in three places (left, middle and right) and record the shortest measurement. (E.g. PIC 1 your measurement will be 1500mm).

Note: Eyelet Curtains will fit poles up to 35mm in diameter. The overall drop will be made 30mm longer to allow the Curtain to stand off the pole. There will always be an even number of eyelets per Curtain.

 

MEASURING DROP FOR PENCIL/PINCH PLEAT HEADING CURTAINS:

 

Measure from the underside of the ring fitting of the Curtain pole/track to your desired drop. Measure in three places (left, middle and right) and record the shortest measurement. (E.g. PIC 2 your measurement will be 1500mm).

Note: If your would like your Curtains to cover the track, measure from the top of the Curtain track down to your desired drop.

 

Measuring Curtain Drops Measuring Curtain Drops

WITHOUT A POLE OR TRACK IN POSITION

When measuring a window with no pole or track in position we recommend an overlap of 200mm - 300mm at each side and above the window (e.g. A, B, C measurements).

If you have an obstruction that prevents you from doing this e.g. a radiator below the window, measure up to 25mm above the radiator to the bottom of the Curtains. (E.g. D measurements).

If the pole or track is recessed, measure the actual width of the pole / track.

Measuring window without track Measuring window without track

BAY WINDOWS:

 

If a pole or track needs to be fitted, follow the manufacturers recommendations on how to measure and fit. Each manufacturer will have slightly different instructions on measuring and fitting the track or pole.

Note: If you select our measure and fit service our experts will be able to measure and fit your pole or track. Charges are applicable.

Once the track or pole is fitted, or if you already have one in position, follow the instructions below.

 

CURTAIN TRACK:

 

Measure from end to end (PIC 1) and record this as your width measurement (please record your measurements in mm).

 

CURTAIN POLE:

 

Measure between the two finials (PIC 2) and record this as your width measurement (please record your measurements in mm).

Note: Not all poles for bay windows are suitable to have eyelet heading Curtains. This is due to the way the pole is fixed to the wall. Please check corners/joins to ensure eyelets can be fed along the pole.

If you need more support with measuring your windows, we recommend that you book a measuring appointment through your local participating store. Charges are applicable.

 

Measuring Bay Windows Measuring Bay Windows

MEASURING DROP FOR EYELET HEADING CURTAINS:

 

Measure from the top side of the pole to the desired length and record as your drop measurement. Measure in three places (left, middle and right window) and record the shortest measurement. (E.g. PIC 1 your measurement will be 1500mm).

Note: Eyelet Curtains will fit poles up to 35mm in diameter. The overall drop will be made up 30mm longer to allow the Curtain to stand off the pole. There will always be an even number of eyelets per Curtain.

 

MEASURING DROP FOR PENCIL/PINCH PLEAT HEADING CURTAINS:

 

Measure from the underside of the ring supplied with the Curtain pole/track to your desired drop. Measure in three places (left, middle and right window) and record the shortest measurement. (E.g. PIC 2 your measurement will be 1500mm).

If you need more support with measuring your windows, we recommend that you book a measuring appointment through your local participating store. Charges are applicable.

Measuring Drops for Bay Windows Measuring Drops for Bay Windows

GENERAL TIPS FOR MADE TO MEASURE CURTAINS

  • All lined made to measure Curtains should be dry cleaned as standard.
  • If you have ordered a pair, always clean them together and remove any hooks before cleaning.
  • We recommend that you hang your Curtains and allow them to settle over a few days, the transit creases and folds should drop out.
  • Some eyelet Curtains may have eyelet impression marks on the fabric. If necessary, use a steamer or warm iron to remove them. Do not use excessive pressure or heat as this can distort the fabric.
  • Due to the packing methods on Curtains, velvets and pile fabrics may have creasing and pressure marks which should disappear over a short time.
  • We pride ourselves on excellent quality. All Curtains are inspected and photographed prior to packing and dispatching to ensure your order arrives perfectly.
  • All Curtains will have 10mm deducted from the drop measurement provided to allow the fabric to stretch and settle.
  • All Curtains are custom made to the dimensions provided at the time of ordering. Refunds and exchanges cannot be given on made to measure Curtains that have been incorrectly ordered, unless they are faulty.

NOT CONFIDENT TO MEASURE AND FIT YOURSELF?

We have a team of experts on hand to come and measure your windows and fit your Blinds or Curtains*.

 

*Measuring & Fitting charges are applicable. £40.00 charge for measuring up to 10 windows. £50.00 charge to fit each product ordered. Please note we do not cover the following areas; Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Orkney, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and Isle of Anglesey. Please note this service is currently only available from stores who hold Curtains & Blinds.

 

To book an expert to come and measure and fit your Blinds or Curtains please get in touch with your local participating store.