How to Measure for Conservatory Blinds

Conservatories are synonymous with sunshine and our range of blinds are designed to control the amount of sunlight you desire.

Conservatory blinds are extremely effective, when it comes to blocking out light, creating shade and cooling your space. Not only that but they can help to complete a look and compliment your interior design objectives.

Although your conservatory may have many windows, measuring them for blinds is not as time consuming as you may imagine. Follow our simple guide for immediate success.

Here’s our handy guide to get you started for measuring blinds for conservatories:

1. Equip yourself with the right tools

Now that you’re confident your conservatory can accommodate blinds, you will need a few tools to help you along the way. Don’t be surprised by the last one on the list - we’ll explain how this little hand helper can save you a mishap down the line!

  • Quality Steel Tape Measure
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Notepad
  • Butter Knife

2. Check your conservatory windows for blind suitability

Each conservatory is different. Our blinds are only suitable for UPVC windows which have a rubber gasket holding the window in place. If this is the case, you’re almost ready to measure up.

First it’s time for the butter knife. To check if your conservatory windows are suitable for our blinds, gently slide the butter knife under the rubber gasket as far as it will go. Try adding some lubricant, such as washing up liquid, if it sticks. However, some gaskets are stuck down, so don’t force it. If this is the case, your window is not suited to our blinds. Similarly, if the gasket seems soft or loose, it may not be able to support the blind’s tab.

If you do manage to slip beneath, take your pen and mark the distance on the knife where the blade travels upto underneath the rubber gasket.

Finally, remove the knife and measure the distance marked. If it is at least 10mm (1cm), good news - your window can accommodate our blinds.

3. Measuring for conservatory blinds

Before you order your conservatory blinds, it’s essential that accurate measurements are taken. Here’s how we would recommend measuring your conservatory windows so that we can supply you with the best fit blinds for your window.

Measuring width for conservatory blinds

If you have differing window sizes, you will need to record the width of each. Take your tape measure and measure across the full width of your window between each rubber gasket at either side. Do this in 3 places (top, middle and bottom). Make a note of the shortest distance to the nearest millimetre (mm) and record it in centimetres (cm) ready to supply us with.

Measuring length for conservatory blinds

This time to measure the length or the ‘drop’, again you will need to take 3 measurements (left, right and centre) and supply us with the shortest result in centimetres to the nearest millimeter. This will be the length of the conservatory blind you will need to order.

4. Check your measurements

If you have many windows in your conservatory, it’s advised to check your measurements before placing an order with us. Make sure you have a good understanding and accurate measurements to supply to us, in order to achieve the best results possible.

5. Selecting your dream conservatory blinds

All that's left to do is browse our range of conservatory blinds online and select the colour and style of your choice. Once you’ve come to a decision, you should be confident enough to supply us with the correct measurements from your notepad to help us begin to process your order.