controliss blinds measuring guide

At Controliss it is now easier than ever to measure and install remote control blinds. The complete Controliss window blind range is made-to-measure for your window. Please follow these easy steps to ensure a perfect-fitting blind.

measuring for inside recess fitting blinds

width - Measure the inside width of the window Recess. We would always recommend measuring the top, middle and bottom in case the recess is out of square and then using the narrowest measurement.

DROP - Measure the inside drop of the Recess. We would always recommend measuring the far left hand side, the centre and the far right hand side and then using the shortest measurement.

When Recess sizes are given Controliss Blinds will take all the necessary adjustments to ensure your blind fits perfectly.

measuring for exact fitting blinds (outside the recess)

width - When measuring the width decide how much you would like the blind to overlap the window recess. We would recommend a minimum of 50mm each side although this is largely down to personal preference. Please take care to account any obstacles that may interrupt the usage of the blind.

DROP - When measuring the drop decide how much you would like the blind to overlap the window recess. We would recommend a minimum of 70mm above to allow for convenient fixing of the mounting brackets. The bottom overlap is very much personal preference.

measuring blinds FOR bifold and sliding patio doors

Controliss electric blinds are the perfect compliment for bifold and sliding patio doors. Measuring depends on the amount of sections in the doors and the amount of blinds you would like to cover the overall area. Please use the guide below for some popular examples of how remote control blinds would be divided over different types of doors.

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SECTION SLIDING PATIO DOORS

Two section sliding doors can be covered with one or two blinds depending on the desired look, functionality required and availability of specific blind types and fabrics. Two blinds are usually the best option as this maintains the architecture of the door frames and will allow a choice of a wider range of fabrics and finishes.

TWO Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the central door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the central door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for both blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

ONE Blind Option

Please refer to the measuring for inside recess fitting blinds at the top of the page. The option for one blind can be limited by the overall size restrictions of the type of blind and the fabric /material chosen.


two blinds option


one blinds option

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SECTION BIFOLD OR SLIDING PATIO DOORS

Three section bifold or sliding doors are typically covered in one or three blinds depending on the desired look and functionality required. Three blinds are often the most popular option as this maintains the architecture of the door frames and will allow the choice of a wider range of fabrics and finishes.

THREE Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the 1st door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the 1st door frame to the centre of the 2nd door frame. Blind 3. measure from the centre of the 2nd door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for all blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

ONE Blind Option

Please refer to the measuring for inside recess fitting blinds at the top of the page. The option for one blind can be limited by the overall size restrictions of the type of blind and the fabric /material chosen.


three blinds option


one blinds option

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SECTION BIFOLD OR SLIDING PATIO DOORS

Four section bifold or sliding doors are typically covered in one, two or four blinds depending on the desired look and functionality required. Two blinds are usually the best option as this maintains the architecture of the door frames and will allow the choice of a wider range of fabrics and finishes.

TWO Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the central door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the central door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for both blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

FOUR Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the 1st door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the 1st door frame to the centre of the 2nd door frame. Blind 3. measure from the centre of the 2nd door to the centre of the 3rd door frame. Blind 4. measure from the centre of the 3rd door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for all blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

ONE Blind Option

Please refer to the measuring for inside recess fitting blinds at the top of the page. The option for one blind can be limited by the overall size restrictions of the type of blind and the fabric /material chosen.


two blinds option


four blinds option


one blinds option

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SECTION BIFOLD DOORS

Five section doors can be covered in number of different options. One, two, three or five blinds options are possible depending on the desired look and functionality required and availability of specific blind types and fabrics at certain sizes. Three blinds are usually the best option as this can allow separate control of a single smaller blind over the access door.

THREE Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the 2nd door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the 2nd door frame to the centre of the 4th door frame. Blind 3. measure from the centre of the 4th door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for both blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

Please reverse this process if the access door is located on the far left hand side of the bifold doors.

Five Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the 1st door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the 1st door frame to the centre of the 2nd door frame. Blind 3. measure from the centre of the 2nd door to the centre of the 3rd door frame. Blind 4. measure from the centre of the 3rd door frame to centre of the 4th door frame. Blind 5. measure from the centre of the 4th door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for all blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

TWO Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the 3rd door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the 3rd door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for all blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

one Blinds Option

Please refer to the measuring for inside recess fitting blinds at the top of the page. The option for one blind to cover five section bifold doors can be limited by the overall size restrictions of the type of blind and the fabric /material chosen.


three blinds option


five blinds option


two blinds option


one blinds option

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SECTION BIFOLD DOORS

Six section bifold doors are typically covered in one, two or 3 blinds depending on the desired look and functionality required. Three blinds are usually the best option as this maintains the architecture of the door frames and will allow the choice of a wider range of fabrics and finishes.

THREE Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the 3rd door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the 3rd door frame to the centre of the 4th door frame. Blind 3. measure from the centre of the 4th door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for all blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

TWO Blinds Option

width - blind 1. measure from the plaster on the far inside left of the recess to the centre of the 3rd door frame. Blind 2. measure from the centre of the 3rd door frame to the plaster on the far inside right of the recess. These dimensions are referred to as recess sizes.

DROP - for all blinds measure from the plaster on the top of the recess to the floor. This dimension is referred to as recess sizes.

one Blinds Option

Please refer to the measuring for inside recess fitting blinds at the top of the page. The option for one blind to cover five section bifold doors can be limited by the overall size restrictions of the type of blind and the fabric /material chosen.


three blinds option


two blinds option


one blinds option

The information above is offered as guidance for typical measuring scenarios. Please feel free to contact a member of the Controliss sales support team at for help and advice with measuring your electric blinds or call 0330 053 5883. Our team is on-hand to discuss any specific requirements you have and we are happy to receive photos or drawings of a particular window or door area you would like to measure so we can advise accordingly.