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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.
 

 

Fitting Componets: 

Control side bracket

Easy break chain connectors (if applicable)

P-Clip

Pin side bracket

Screws for wood/PVC.

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 provided.
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.

Fitting Spring Loaded Roller Blind

Step Two: Fitting the spring loaded 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 spring controls) into the bracket first. Then fix the spring control end into the opposite bracket. The locating lugs should be positioned in the bottom section of the bracket..

Step Three: To operate the spring loaded blind

Gently pull the blind down to the required position and release the tension slightly so that the spring locks. To wind the blind back up, pull down slightly to release the spring and guide the blind into position.

Step Four: Altering the spring tension

Gently pull the blind down to the required position and release the tension slightly so that the spring locks. To wind the blind back up, pull down slightly to release the spring and guide the blind into position.

If the blind fabric doesn’t wind up completely when the blind is operated, greater spring tension can be applied as follows:

1) Pull the blind down by 250mm (10”) from its uppermost position and push the locking pin in until it engages.

2) Take the blind off the brackets and roll the fabric, by hand, back ONTO the roller.

3) Fit the blind in as before and pull out the ‘locking pin’ by a couple of millime- tres. Check that you’re happy with the tension.

4) In case the tension is still insufficient, repeat three steps above. Ensure you don’t over tension the spring as this could damage it.

If the blind fabric winds up too quickly and you want to reduce the tension of your blind:

1) From its uppermost position push the locking pin in until it engages.

2 )Take the blind off the brackets and roll the fabric down by 250mm (10”), by hand, OFF the roller.

3) Fit the blind in as before and pull out the ‘locking pin’ by a couple of millime- tres. Check that you’re happy with the tension.

Your blind is now ready to operate.

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.