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Venetian Blinds Alteration Service

Choosing Venetian Blinds is a beautiful and elegant way to cover your window space. They are superb at controlling light in a room and creating ambience. They are ideal for privacy in all sorts of different spaces from bathrooms to kitchens and we have a huge choice styles, colours and materials of Venetian blinds. However, you may find that they do not fit your window space exactly, so you will be delighted to hear that we can alter your Venetian blinds to fit your windows perfectly.

Alterations are done for a small additional charge with any purchase of ready-made Venetian Blinds from Chiltern Mills. We advise using our measuring guide, so you can provide us with correct dimensions and specifications. Then our team of expert alteration technicians will do all the hard work for you. The average turnaround time for alterations is usually 4-6 days. We will let you know when they are ready.

We recommend that you let our team do the alterations as we have over 20 years of experience and always aim at perfection.

Our in-house team of professional technicians does all the work so we never outsource to other companies. This means that Chiltern Mills can control quality and deliver the best service to you, giving you peace of mind. After being altered by our team it will look you had them custom made for your room.

*If your window is wider than 180cm Chiltern Mills recommends using 2 or more equal sized venetian blinds. Venetian Blinds wider than 180cm tend to have a shorter life-span because of the pressure on their mechanisms caused by the extra weight. You will also find having more than 1 venetian gives much better control of the light into the room.

Just follow the simple steps and you are there.

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Step 1- Choose if you are having the Venetian Blind fitted inside or outside the recess.

If you are having the Venetian Blind fitted inside the recess then go to step 2.

If you are having the Venetian Blind fitted outside the recess then go to step 3.

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Step 2 – Having the Venetian Blinds inside the Recess

With Venetian Blinds you can alter both the Width and the Drop.

Measure the Width of the Venetian Blind

If you are fitting the blind inside your window recess take the smallest measurement for your width and the longest measurement for your drop.

If your width is 1cm wider that the standard sizes which are 45cm (18"), 60cm (24"), 75cm (30"), 90cm (35"), 105cm (41"), 120cm (47"), 135cm (53"), 150cm (59"), 165cm (65"), 180cm (71") then you will be able to order the standard size to fit straight into your window without the need to trim the width.

Bracket allowance for a recess size is 1.5cm approximately.

Reducing the Width

Otherwise you should order the next WIDER size which is nearest to your measurement and reduce the width.

Shortening the Drop

All Chiltern Mills standard drop venetian blinds have a drop of approximately 152cm (60").

If this is longer than your drop measurement order a standard blind and alter the drop to the size that you require.

If your window has a drop between 153cm-213cm then please order a LONG DROP blind and shorten the drop as required.

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Step 3 – Having the Venetian Blind Outside the Recess

Measuring the Width

If you are fitting the blind outside the window recess take the largest width and drop measurement. Chiltern Mills recommend that to minimise the amount of light which will come in from the side of the blind even when slats are closed that you add at least 8cm (3") to each side of your window or a total of 15cm to your measured width to give your BLIND SIZE WIDTH.

If your width is 1cm(0.40”) wider that the standard sizes which are 45cm (18"), 60cm (24"), 75cm (30"), 90cm (35"), 105cm (41"), 120cm (47"), 135cm (53"), 150cm (59"), 165cm (65"), 180cm (71") then you will be able to order the standard size to fit straight into your window without the need to trim the width.

Reducing the Width of the Venetian Blind

Otherwise you should order the WIDER size which is the nearest to your BLIND SIZE WIDTH measurement and if needed cut the Venetian Blind width down using the alteration service.

Measuring and Shortening the Drop

As you will be fitting the blind above the window frame make sure that you measure from the point that you will hang the blind from to the point where you want it to rest.

All Chiltern Mills standard drop Venetian Blinds have a drop of approximately 152cm (60").

If this is longer than your drop measurement, order a standard blind and alter the drop to the required size.

If your window has a drop between 153cm-213cm then please order a LONG DROP blind and shorten the drop as required.

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Terms and Conditions

  • All sizes are approximations.
  • Normal times for alterations are 4 days if the item is in stock.
  • If the Venetian Blinds have to be ordered in then we shall advise on a delivery time accordingly.
  • There is a quality check for any damages before alterations start.
  • The Venetian Blinds are checked after alteration and before despatch to ensure that the work has been carried out correctly.
  • Please note there is no refund on Venetian Blinds that have been altered unless the goods supplied are not of merchantable quality.
  • All measurements have to be to the nearest whole centimetre or inches.
  • Most manufacturers impose tolerance levels on the slight differences that may occur in manufacture for width and drop and colours.
  • Chiltern Mills work with these tolerance levels but cannot be held responsible if sizes or colours on individual products are within these tolerance levels.
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Venetian Blinds Alteration Service

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