Why we assume nothing about fitting your Made to Measure Blind

June 8, 2016

confused-880735_1920We take a great deal of care with your Made To Measure Blind, not just after you’ve placed your order, but even before you get that far.

We know you have pride in your home so we understand how important it is to have everything just right.

For that reason we provide a comprehensive guide to selecting the right type of blind for your needs, we offer a huge choice when it comes to style and colours, and we pledge to come in at an extremely competitive price.

For some businesses the moment an order leaves the door, that’s it. Job done.

But we know there is one key task still to be undertaken.

You’ll be fitting the blind and we want to assist you in making your life easy, enabling you to perform the best job possible with the minimum of fuss.

So not only do we provide written instructions and guides, we also have a large collection of videos available.

We believe not only in telling, but showing too.

Some people scoff and say that measuring to fit a blind, then drilling for brackets and screwing them in place is a simple procedure.

But we know that there are a few challenges that any unwary diy-er can encounter, so we think it’s important to encourage our customers to watch the relevant video before starting work.

Take this one – fitting a pleated blind – as an example.

Notice how we make a point of ensuring our blind will pass the window handles without hindrance. We know that many people dive straight into drill their holes as tight to the window as possible, without pausing to consider what happens when the blind is lowered.

They finish fitting the bracket, clip the blind in place, summon everyone in the house to admire the new blind, let the cord release the blind, and – clunk – it bumps into the handles.

Back to square one.

We also show how to deal with a metal lintel, another factor that flummoxes many people.

And although it’s not included in this video, elsewhere we show how to drill correctly into tiles in a bathroom or kitchen, for example.

How to fit a pleated blind

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Interesting footnote about metal tape measures

As an aside, you’ll notice that we’re using a retractable metal measure.

You might also have noticed on your own metal measure that there is a slight amount of movement on the metal lip or claw that overhangs the end.

If you’ve ever wondered about that, this is not poor construction, it’s like it for a reason.

The claw moves in and out by the precise width of the claw, to enable you to measure accurately whether you are measuring an inner distance or an outer distance.

So if you push the measure against a wall the claw slides in and gives an accurate measurement to the wall, but if you catch the claw on the end of a frame or other surface, the claw slides out so you have an accurate measurement to the end of the item.

There you go … you can share that piece of intelligence next time there’s a lull in the conversation at the pub.