What the fek is a 1/16"?
Don't you know Britian's measurement system was metricated close on 40 years ago!?
And none of them cm's either. Metres and millimeters please, unless your measuring fabric products.
Too true its no wonder our industry is up the creek , there is only a handfull of people in the country capable of even maesuring properly .
Even my kids are being taught to work in cms at school . Metric is so simple and foolproof if used properly.
Here is an example I have just made a kitchen for a customer who said his cooker was 1010 long . Turns out he meant 1100 and couldn't read his tape in MM . Good job I went round and checked in time .