How to Install Electric Roller Blinds
Installing your new Electric roller blind is easy, safe and there's no need for an electrician! Follow our simple how to instructions below to install your electric blinds like a pro (without the price tag!). If you need any assistance along the way please give us a call or start a live chat with our highly trained customer support team. You will need to provide your own screws as the type required varies greatly depending upon the surfaces you are fixing to. You will need 4mm diameter screws, suitable for the material you are installing into.
What You'll Need
To install your new blinds you will need the below tools.
We recommend watching our how to install video guide first.
Blind brackets can be fitted in two different ways.
If you’re looking to install your electric blind with a top fixing, the brackets will be fixed to the ceiling or lintel.
For a side fixing, the brackets will be fixed to each side wall inside or outside the recess.
Fitting the Brackets
Grab your metal tape measure, an electric drill and a pencil for this section.
Using a tape measure ensure the distance between any obstruction such as handles, radiators, etc (A) and the bracket (B) is at least 2cm so that you can operate them smoothly.
Mark the Holes
Position the brackets where do you want to fit them and using a pencil make a mark for the holes.
Drill the Holes
Using a drill make the holes using the marks you have previously done as reference. Use a sturdy ladder if you find it difficult to reach the lintel or ceiling.
Fix the Brackets
Insert the plugs into the holes in the lintel or ceiling, and using a screwdriver fit the brackets into the lintel or ceiling with the screws.
When face fitting the brackets, (usually on Exact Size), ensure the B distance in the diagram on the left is the same on both sides of the window, so that you can have an uneven overlapping.
When top fixing the brackets, to avoid installing your blinds tilted, ensure the lintel or ceiling are levelled using a spirit level. If not, put a paper between one of the brackets and the ceiling or lintel to compensate the inclination on both sides.
Fitting the Headrail
Click your new electric blinds into place with ease.
Inserting the Roller Pin
Holding the fully-wound blind, insert the idle pin end into the bracket as shown.
Clicking into Position
With the Idle pin end in place. Insert the control end into the opposite bracket by depressing the pin end then pull down vertically until the control end clicks into position.
The motor is in sleep mode and should not be wakened until your blinds are fully installed.
If you need any assistance, follow the below troubleshooting guide or give us a call and we'd be happy to help.
Diagram 1 shows the fabric running off from the right-hand side of the blind.
To correct the run-off, unroll the fabric, place a 25mm piece of sticky tape onto the tube (Diagram 2) at the opposite end of the blind to the run-off. Fully wind the blind up. Repeat until the fabric is no longer running-off.