Fitting Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds offer an attractive alternative to Venetian or roller blinds, and they're just as simple to install as any other type. Follow the instructions below and you'll have your pleated blind installed in no time.
 


What you need

•    Your blind, carefully unpacked
•    Screwdriver
•    Pencil
•    Appropriate screws and fittings
•    A drill, though not needed in all cases
•    A metal tape measure
•    A sturdy step-ladder
 

Top or face fix?

You can chose to fix vertical blinds on the ceiling or lintel (top fix), or onto the wall or window frame (face fix). Whichever fitting you decide upon, make sure you have the appropriate fittings for the surface. We supply wood screws with your blind, but if you're fixing the brackets onto anything else such as cement, brick or plaster, you'll need to make sure you pick up the right fittings from your local DIY store. 
 

What to Do

 

Fitting 20mm free-hanging pleated blinds


Step one: Fixing the brackets
Simply attach the bracket to the surface, using the correct fittings, and using the blind width as your guide. 
 

Step two: Mounting the blind
Place the profile of the blind in the back edge of the bracket clip, and push the front of the profile upwards. You should hear it click in! 
 

Step three: Operating the blind
To open the hanging pleated blind, just pull the cord on the tassel downwards - the blind will stay in place once you let go of the tassel. To close, pull the tassel to the middle of the hanging, guiding it at an angle to the cord lock. The blind will then concertina upwards, letting the light in. 
 

Fitting 20mm tensioned pleated blinds


Follow step one and two as above.

Step three: Finalise wire tensioning
Once your blind is hanging in your brackets, you can adjust the tension of your pleated blind. Firstly, locate your wire stretcher, an angle screwdriver and the end of the wire. Secure the end of the wire with your hand or with a pair of pliers, and release the screw slightly by turning the angle screwdriver anti-clockwise. 
 

Next, tension the wire that's in your hand or pliers, and tighten the screw once you're happy with the wire's tension. If you need more tension, carefully continue to tighten the wire stretcher. If you've got a pleated blind with more than one wire, do step three for all of them, ensuring even tension across all of them. 
 

Note
It's vitally important that you install the supplied safety features, namely a chain or cord safety device, as this can help prevent the risk of strangulation. 
 

Questions?

If you have questions about your fitting , why not give us a call and speak to one of our friendly Customer Services Advisors on  03702187042
 
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