Picture frames made to measure in custom sizes (without a mount)

Picture Frames Made to Measure

Where do you start when it comes to choosing the right picture frame to frame your favourite photo, print or artwork? There are a lot of choices when it comes to picture framing because there’s hundreds of frame choices, colour options, and then display options to factor in too. Whether you're framing a family portrait, a contemporary print, or a Limited-Edition print, it's important to choose a picture frame that will complement your artwork but not detract from the image.

If you need help placing your order, please click on the links below – all full of useful information to help you choose the perfect picture frame for your home or office.

How to Measure Your Artwork

Firstly you need to measure your artwork from edge to edge in millimeters and enter the exact size in the width and height boxes provided above.

To convert inches to millimeters simply multiply by 25.4. For instance 20inches would be 20 x 25.4 = 508mm. 24.5inches would be 24.5 x 25.4 = 622mm. Don't worry about anything after the decimal point when doing your calculation.

If your artwork/photo/print measures 800mm x 600 you would enter 800mm x 600mm in the height and width boxes provided in the design studio. If your image has a border and you would like to include the border then you need to measure the whole of the artwork including the border and enter your sizes in the boxes provided. Your frame will then be made to accommodate the whole of your artwork.

If you would like more than one of the same frame you will have the opportunity to change the total once you get to the shopping cart. Remember all our prices INCLUDE VAT.

Important Note:

1. Always use a proper ruler or a metal tape measure to measure your work for the most acurate results.

2. When referring to frame sizes we ALWAYS refer to the inside dimensions at the back of the frame, or the glazing size.

3. Always double check your sizes in the checkout before proceeding with your order.

Frame Choice

We offer a large selection of picture frame mouldings which have been carefully selected to complement any room or office setting. From simple black or white picture frames right through to ornate frames you will be spoilt for choice. If you're looking for a modern, contemporary, traditional or aluminium frame, a square, rectangle or panoramic picture frame you won't be disappointed.

Each made to measure picture frame is supplied with your choice of glazing, and comes with fixings for the back of the frame and cord for hanging purposes.

We are connected to our suppliers database so if a frame is out of stock it will be flagged as "out of stock" with an expected date when it will be back in stock. You can still order out of stock frames as long as you are happy to wait for them to come back in stock. Some of our frames are only suitable for smaller sizes. If you try to order a frame that is not suitable for the size your require our software will reject it and ask you to choose another frame.

Here are a few things to consider when selecting a picture frame from The Picture Gallery and Framing Centre.

Where are you going to hang it?

What colour wall is it going on?

Would it look better with a picture mount?

What colour frames do you already have in your room?

What colour is your furniture?

Is it being hung opposite a window? If so, think about having anti-glare glazing.

Is your room modern or traditional?

Glazing Options

You have the choice of 4 different glazing options.

Clear Acrylic Glazing: 1.8mm crystal clear, premium quality acrylic glazing. Visually identical to glass, lightweight and shatter-resistant.

Anti Glare Acrylic Glazing: 1.8mm anti-glare premium quality acrylic glazing. Coated on one side to reduce glare and to help eliminate reflection. Not recommended if you choose a double mount as it can take the sharpness away from your image.

Glass (Collection only): 2mm float glass – Only choose this option if you are able to collect from our factory, or shop in Bedford, Bedfordshire (there is no delivery option in the checkout for orders containing glass).

No Glazing: Choose this option when no glazing is required for items such as oil painting, canvas etc.

Note: Your acrylic glazing will arrive with a protective film on both sides which you will need to remove before framing your artwork. Don't be alarmed if the protective film is blue as once removed your glazing will be crystal clear.

Optional Extras

Picture frames and multi photo frames ordered on our website are supplied with cord and fixings for the back of the frame as standard. We also offer a range of optional extras to purchase for your picture framing requirements. These include items such as kraft tape which we recommend using to seal the back of your picture frame once you have fitted your artwork. This will give your picture frame a professional finish and keep any little insects at bay.

You will also find picture hooks for hard and plaster board walls to enable you to hang your framed artwork, and z-clips which are the simplest and neatest way to hold a stretched canvas or oil paintings into a frame.

Shipping

Shipping charges are calculated when you enter your postcode information at the checkout. Our shipping charges include packaging materials and all our prices INCLUDE VAT. Shipping is charged per delivery and as a guide the price is £7.95 to UK Mainland, £14.95 to the Scottish Highlands, and £18.95 to the Scottish Islands and Ireland. For a full list of our shipping charges and post code areas please click here

All orders are normally dispatched within 2-3 working days. However this can stretch to up to 5 working days during busy periods such as in the run up to Christmas. If your order is very urgent then please contact us first before placing an order by calling us on 01234 360030.

If you live local to Bedford and would like to collect your order from either our factory, or our shop, please choose this option at the checkout. We will send you an email when your order is ready to collect. Bear in mind that it might be easier to collect from our factory in London Road as you can park outside the door, so no parking fees, just make sure you park in a parking bay to avoid a parking ticket.

We offer a one hour time slot for all UK deliveries which means you don't have to wait in all day for your parcel to arrive. When placing your order if you leave your mobile number with us you will be notified by text, which you can reply to if you want to re-book your delivery. If you did not leave a mobile number when you placed your order you will be notified by email. All notifications are sent out on the day the order is dispatched, and again on the morning of your delivery day giving you your 1 hour time slot. If the day and time slot is not convenient to you then you can re-book the delivery on a day that will suit you via text or email to DPD Local, however if you re-book the delivery date you cannot specify the hour.

The delivery charges are for two attempts to the delivery address supplied at the time of order. Please note: You will incur further charges if your goods are returned to us following two failed delivery attempts. This will include a charge for the parcel to be returned to us, and a further charge to send your parcel out again. To avoid this please make sure you respond to any communication from our courier promptly. Further charges will also apply if you want to change the delivery address after we have dispatched your order.