On each project, we often get asked the same questions.  So rather than creating a new drawing eveytime, there’s some reference files that should be used as a starting point.

Drawings can make life for the design team much easier.

Architects & Builders

What size  window pocket do I need to make for a single roller blind?

Start with a 90mm square pocket as a general rule of thumb for windows not exceeding 6sqm or 2.4m width.

Links: blind pocket, section view of blind pocket with roller blind

Contact us to discuss windows over the specified size or double blind systems.  There’s lots of variables that can dictate the pocket design and product choice.  Each window may need to be considered individually depending on the position of the lintel and the design of each room.

What size pocket do I need to make for curtains?

Start with a 150mm pocket for single curtain track and 300mm for two curtain tracks.

Links: double curtain track layout

The finished curtain pocket size will depend on the number of curtain tracks required for each window, usually one or two.  Curtain pockets are often reduced in depth to suit the curtain and track design, sometimes as low at 75mm depth per curtain track.

Note – a deeper curtain pocket usually allows for the most compact curtain stack, so curtains can clear the window openings when open.

How much space is required for skylight blinds?

A There is no single answer for this.  As a guide, see the links below.  You will need at least 125mm square to allow for the top and bottom of the roller blind and 60mm for the side channels.

Links: flush mount skylight roller blind, section view of flush mount skylight roller blind

Hardware and functionality of skylight blind systems vary with each supplier and the size of each skylight window.  I suggest you discuss this with us.

AV Integrators & Electricians

How many blind control and power cables are required for each window?

We usually suggest two cables per window (it’s much easier to run two cables than add a second cable when ceilings are closed and walls plastered!

We can help co-ordinate with the AV Integrator, electrician and interior designer to establish a window schedule and the cabling requirements of each window.

Where should the finished blind power and control cables be positioned?

As a rule, always on the right hand side of a window, within the window recess, in the top corner.

Again, as above, a we would work with the design team to create a window schedule that dictates the cable position for each window and window treatment.  We would back this up with a visit to discuss this in person.