Always use a metal Tape Measure.
Measuring Curtain Tracks & Poles
If fitting a new track or pole, we recommend that this should extend 15cm to 30cm either side of the window (to allow the curtains to be stacked back off the window) and12cm to 15cm above the window recess.
Measure from end to end
If you have a rail with a centre overlap measure the rail as above and then measure the overlap and add the two measurements together. Measure: A + B = Total track width
Measure between the decorative ends - C
Measuring the curtain drop
Curtains can either be hung to the floor, to a sill or below the sill. If you wish them to break or puddle on the floor, please allow this in the overall length required.
Tracks - Measure from the top of the track to where the curtain is to finish.
Poles - For pencil, triple, double and goblet pleat headings, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish.
For an eyelet heading measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtains to finish and add 3cm. The eyelet will fit poles up to 30mm in diameter
Measuring Valances & Upholstered Pelmets
Board width = A + B + C
Use the board width (not the curtain track width) to determine the size of valance or pelmet required. This is normally approximately 30cm wider than the curtain rail is fitted to, due to the returns on either end. See diagram for details.
Examples of Pelmets
Measuring for Blinds
Blinds may be fitted either inside or outside the window recess. If a blind is being fitted inside a recess, please quote 'recess size' on the measuring form.
If a blind is being fitted outside a recess, please quote 'blind size' on the measuring form.
Measure the width and the drop in 3 positions noting any protrusions such as tiles or a dado rail.
If the blind is being fitted outside the recess allow the blind to extend approximately 100mm either side and 100mm above and below the window.
Double Pinch Pleat
Triple Pinch Pleat