Welcome to Blinds DIY

 
1. DECIDE ON THE TYPE OF MOUNT –
 
INSIDE MOUNT – REVEAL FIT

 
The blinds will sit inside the window frame.
 
This type of mount is most suitable for;
 
a) Most Sliding Windows
b) Awning Windows (check handle depth)
c) Double Hung Windows
 
This type of mount is generally not suggested for;
 
a) Louvre Windows
b) Any Window with large handle (Handle may protrude into drop path of the blind)
c) Any Door with large handle (Handle may protrude into drop path of the blind) 
Window Cross Section 
To measure the width;
 
width drop reveal
 
• Place the edge of your metal tape measure  against the inside edge of the left hand side window frame. 
• Extend your tape measure out until it reaches the inside edge of the right hand side
• Record Width Measurement
 
To measure the drop;
 
• Place the edge of your metal tape measure against the inside edge of the top of the window frame. 
• Extend your tape measure out until it reaches the inside edge of the bottom of the window frame or the floor if measuring for a window  that extends to the floor or door.
IF you are measuring to the FLOOR and your floor coverings are not yet down subtract 25mm from your measurement
• Record Drop Measurement
 
OUTSIDE MOUNT – FACE FIT


The blinds will sit outside the window frame on the architrave.
 
This type of mount is most suitable for;
 
a) Most Sliding Doors
b) Louver Windows
c) Any windows that are not suitable for inside fit due to protruding handles/levers
 
This type of mount is generally not suggested for;
 
a) Sliding Windows (will be cheaper if suitable for inside fit)
b) Any window or door that is butted up against a corner
 
To measure the width;
 
width drop face fit
 
• Place the edge of your metal tape measure  on the outside edge of the left hand side architrave 
• Extend your tape measure out until it reaches the outside edge of the right hand side architrave
• Record Width Measurement
 
To measure the drop;
 
• Place the edge of your metal tape measure  on the outside edge of the top of the architrave 
• Extend your tape measure out until it reaches the outside edge of the bottom of the architrave or the floor if measuring for window that extends to the floor or a door.
 IF you are measuring to the FLOOR and your floor coverings are not yet down subtract 25mm from your measurement
• Record Drop Measurement
 
  
MULTIPLE BLIND WINDOWS/DOORS
 
For larger windows/doors and more complex layouts (Bay Windows, Corner Windows etc…) you will first need to elect the mount type you wish. (Inside or Outside mount)
 
MULTI-FRAME DOORS
 
multi Blind Doors
CORNER WINDOWS/BAY WINDOWS
 
We highly recommend that you email our team at sales@blindsdiy.com.au  or call (07) xxxxxxxx for these more complex window and door arrangements as there is a greater chance of mis-measuring.  Our team will discuss with you your requirements and guide you as to the most appropriate method to measure your customised blinds.  It may be helpful for you to take a photo of the window/door that you would like assistance with.
2. DECIDE ON THE DRAW – (VERTICAL BLINDS ONLY)
 
Draw refers to the direction that the blades will move to (draw to) a full open position.  Also referred to as “stack”
 
Left Draw /Right Draw
  
left right draw
These are the standard draw types and will apply to most smaller windows (<2000mm width)
 
Our tracks are completely reversible and are suitable for either a left or right side draw.  So if you choose the wrong draw side or hang them the wrong way, don’t panic.  Just flip the track around to re-install.
 
Split Draw

split draw 
The split draw is usually recommended for larger double sliding windows and double sliding doors, so that the draw of the blinds matches the movement of the windows/doors.
 
Centre Draw
 
The Centre Draw may be appropriate for larger double sliding windows where the door/window handles are locate on the outside edges of the window/door frame.  With the Centre Draw you will still have access to control the windows/doors.