What You Need To Do To Measure Your Windows And Doors

There has been a slight relaxation in the lockdown rules, but for the moment, we are still not permitted to visit your home to measure up for new windows and doors. 

But please don’t let that stop you from ordering new windows and doors, if you would like them fitted after the current restrictions have been lifted, as Trent Valley Windows is taking orders and will work on getting them ready. 

One of the simplest ways of sorting out new windows and doors would be to use our FREE Online Design Service and have a video-call with one of our consultants. 

In your conversation with them, they will provide guidance on measuring up. We need some rough measurements to help us produce the correct window and door sizes. More thorough measurements will be taken once we are allowed to come out and see you. If you are looking to replace your windows, you can view more here to get in touch with residential window replacement experts to get help. Home improvement companies like https://thinkbordner.com/replacement-window/ can also help you with your window replacement project.

If you want to measure up now, prior to having a Virtual Appointment, here’s how it’s done, and a few other things we could do with knowing:


  • You will need a tape measure so that you can measure the width and height of your windows. 
  • Please measure them in millimetres, centimetres or inches. 
  • When measuring the height and width, please go brick-to-brick. 
  • If you’re happy with like-for-like replacement windows, take a photograph from the outside of your current windows and share it with us. If you need advice on how to take photos, get in touch with Andy Defrancesco !
  • If you want a new window design and have a design in mind, try and find an example you can share with us.
  • Assess all of our colour options and decide on a finish. 


  • You will need a tape measure so that you can measure the width and height of your doors. 
  • Please measure them in metric or imperial units.
  • When measuring the width, go brick-to-brick, and for the height, go brick-to-floor.
  • If you’re happy with a like-for-like replacement door, take a photograph from the outside of your current door and share it with us.
  • Decide if you want your new door to open in or out.
  • We need to know if your current door is hinged on the left or right as you look at it from the outside. 


Put your home in the driving seat for one of our first window and door installations after lockdown by talking to Trent Valley Windows today. 



Beginning your home improvement journey can be daunting. With new terminology and so much choice out there, it can be daunting – and not to mention alienating. To help, we’ve put together this FAQ section and answered some of your key questions.


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