Face (Outside Fit) Panel Glide Blinds
Watch out for any obstructions such as a door handle that might protrude past your opening into your room, desk, beds, etc when deciding where your blind will drop too
For Face Fit, we will make your blind including tracks to your exact measurements you give us
A. Measure the width in mm from the outer edge of the architrave to the opposite edge
B. Measure the drop in mm from the top of the architrave to where you want the blind to finish
For shorter drop windows
On shorter drop windows, If you do not have a protruding window sill base we recommend that you take the blind 50-100mm below the sill
For full length windows we recommend you measure to 10mm off the floor
C. We recommend that you take the track past the architrave each side as it will provide better privacy and light control. The amount you take your track past your architraves is purely personal preference. You can easily do this as the brackets that are supporting your track are fixed onto the architrave itself, meaning you can take the track wider without needing a fixing point. Watch out for any obstructions such as a bookcase or light switches, your wall ending, etc. Since the panel sizes will vary between 500-1000mm it’s important that you add at least 300mm on the stack side and at least 100mm on the non stack side so that you can ensure proper privacy and light block. If you want your panels to completely clear your doors and windows as much as possible then you can adjust the stack side additional measurement by more than your panel size.
Calculating your exact Panel Widths
It’s important to know the size of your panels so that you will not be disappointed once you receive the product, and to know how much past the architrave on the stack side to take your blind so that it can clear the glass.
To calculate your panel size use this formula: (Finished Track Width + ((Number of panels – 1)*70) / Number of Panels)
Say we are using a 4 panel track, and our finished track width is 3000mm, to work out the exact size of the panels we first work out the overlap sizing:
4 (number of panels) – 1 = 3 (Because we have 3 overlaps for a 4 panel track)
3 * 70 (The overlap amount in mm) = 210
3000 (finished width) + 210 = 3210
3210 / 4 (number of panels) = 802mm Panel Size
If you do not have Architraves (timber frame) around your Window
A. Use above instructions to add as much as necessary for your stack side. If you don’t care about the panels covering your glass then measure the exact opening and add a further 400mm in total to the width. (100mm on the non stack side and 300mm on the stack side). Of course watch out for obstructions like large light switches, the wall ending, furniture, etc.
B. Measure the drop from the top of the opening to where you want your blind to finish, add at least 70-100mm to allow the blind to be mounted above the opening.