Fitting Roller Blinds

Perfect for most rooms in the home, roller blinds are available in multiple designs, with varying styles and finishes. As Swift Direct Blinds offer a made-to-measure service, it shouldn't be necessary to trim yours down, making this a simple and easy blind to hang.

Please note: screws are no longer supplied as the type required varies greatly depending upon the surfaces you are fixing to.

Fitting Componets: 

Control side bracket

Easy break chain connectors (if applicable)


Pin side bracket

Screws for Wood/PVC (not usually provided as the type required varies greatly depending upon the surfaces you are fixing to)

Roller blind bracket covers (if ordered)

What you will need: 

Warning Please take care when unpacking your blind, do not use a knife or any sharp objects when unpacking.

Step One: Fitting the bracket

Choose how to mount the brackets. The brackets are a universal type that can be used to top fix, side fix or face fix.

Top mounting the blind onto the ceiling/ underside of a recess. Face mount onto a wall/ window frame.

Deciding where to mount the brackets:
Ensure that brackets are positioned a suitable distance away from any window, door handles or any other obstructions to allow the blind to operate smoothly.

To calculate the spacing between the brackets:
Add 30mm to the width of the blind fabric. Mount the brackets so that the outside of the brackets are this distance apart.
Hold each bracket into place and mark the hole positions using a pencil. Fit each bracket using 2 screws.
If a pilot hole is required, use a 2.5mm drill bit. Ensure the brackets are level to ensure the smooth operation of the blind. For fixing to alternative surfaces i.e. plaster/concrete, alternative suitable fixings should be used.

Bracket covers
If you ordered bracket covers with your blinds, follow this easy step to fit them. Simply slide the covers over the bracket once fitted. The bracket cover doesn’t affect the operation of your blind and is an aesthetic accessory only.

If your blind is chain operated follow this link

If your blind is spring loaded follow this link

Fitting Chain Operated Roller Blind

Step Two: Fitting the blind

When the brackets have been fitted to the window area, holding the fully-wound blind, locate the ‘pin’ (the end of the blind opposite to the controls) into the bracket first. Then fix the control end into the opposite bracket. The locating hook should point downwards and locate into the cross section of the bracket, hooking in place

We will have positioned the controls where you requested during the ordering process. Should you decide to swap the side that they are on, the controls can be removed by simply unplugging them from the tube. This should be done prior to fixing the brackets.

Step Three: Fitting the child safety clip

The child safety device (p-clip) must be installed at maximum distance possible from the control mechanism to prevent the looped cord/ chain from becoming slack.

  1. Ensure the control chain is inside the P-clip.

  2. Ensure the chain is taut and that the P-clip is at the bottom of the loop and that the chains can manoeuvre properly.

  3. Screw the P-Clip to a wall adjacent to the blind ensuring that the chain remains taut. The chain will be held permanently taut and under constant tension.

    *In case your chain is non-standard length, we will supply you with two easy break chain connectors.

Step Four: To operate the blind 

Gently pull the chain to raise and lower your blind.

If you feel that your blind is too stiff to operate, check that the locating hook is fitted pointing downwards and that the open section of the cog is at the bottom. This will allow the chain to move freely.

Make it safe

Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes, and inner cords that operate
the product. To avoid strangulations and entanglement, keep cords out of the reach of young children.

  • Move beds, cots and furniture away from window covering cords.
  • Do not tie cords together.

  • Make sure cords do not twist and create a loop.

Get in Touch

0370 218 7042

0370 218 7042
Our standard office opening times:
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 2.00pm - Saturday
Closed - Sunday
Our phone lines will be closed on Saturday 25/06/22. 
Please use our web contact form and we will respond to all enquiries when the office is back open on Monday.

Swift Direct Blinds Ltd. 177, Lockwood Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3TG | Company No. 1190828 | VAT No. 184549920

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