It is industry standard for a blind fitting into a window reveal to sit flush with the front of the reveal. The factory will make the appropriate deductions for the product type and fixing position.
When drawn up the Roman Blind folds will sit back further than the headrail. This will vary depending on the drop and style of the blind, and could be as much as 70mm. Ensure that the reveal is deep enough.
- Measure neat internal width of the reveal
- Measure at three width points – top, middle and base of reveal. Use the smallest width measurement, as the blind will be drawing up the length of the reveal and may rub or jam at narrowest point if the wider measurement is used
- Measure neat internal drop of the reveal
- Measure at three drop points – left, middle and right of reveal. Use the shortest drop measurement
- Windows out of square can cause irregular light down the sides of the blind and/or across the base of the blind. The blind can only be made square
Please Note: When fully drawn up the Roman Blind will stack up to an approximate depth of between 300mm to 450mm. This will vary according to the blind drop and the operation system.
(Blind Fitting onto Architrave)
- Measure from outside edge of architrave to outside edge of opposite architrave
- Measure at three width points – top, middle and base of window. Use the widest width measurement. Add 20mm to overall width measurement to ensure no architrave is visible down the sides of the blind
- Measure from top of architrave to base of lower architrave or floor
- Measure at three drop points – left, middle and right. If blind is finishing at base of architrave, use longest drop and add a minimum of 30mm. If blind is going to the floor, use shortest drop
Please Note: When fully drawn up, the Roman Blind will stack up to an approximate depth of between 300mm to 450mm. This will vary according to the blind drop and the operation system. Blind will sit in front of the window area.
(Blind Fitting onto Wall)
Roman Blinds are often fitted onto the wall above the window even if architraves are present. This is done to reduce the depth of the blind hanging in front of the glass when drawn up, and avoids hindering the light and view through the window.
This is particularly relevant when blinds are fitting over doors, as the stack depth is likely to prevent easy walk through access if fitted onto the architrave.
- Measure minimum of 50mm past the window opening at the top
- Measure minimum of 30mm past each edge of architrave
- If fitting onto plaster or concrete, measure a minimum of 70mm above the window opening to a minimum of 50mm below window opening, or to the floor
- If fitting into brick, measure from the top of the first brick, or from the top of a higher brick where required
Please Note: Roman Blinds will often be fitted 100mm to 200mm above the window opening.
Some operational difficulties will occur with Roman Blinds fitted in a corner window application. Both blinds may not be able to be fully drawn up at the same time due to the fabric folds protruding past the face of the blind when drawn up. The drawn up blind may push into the other blind, causing it to sit incorrectly. As the blind is being drawn up it may rub the fabric of the other blind, resulting in some minimal wear to the fabric.
Some operational difficulties will also occur with Roman Blinds fitted into a bay window application. All blinds may not be able to be fully drawn up at the same time. If one or both of the side blinds are drawn up, the centre blind will only draw up to the base of the side blind. If the centre blind is drawn up, the side blinds will only draw up to the base of the centre blind.
It is recommended to use brackets to determine measurements for outside mount applications.