Fitting Roman Blinds


A sure-fire way to inject some personality into your room, roman blinds are also an easy way to add a pop of colour. Whether you opt for subtle shades or plucky prints, they're easy to install and come made-to-measure. 
 


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

Fitting Componets: 

Fixing brackets (quantity to suit the length of a blind)

Roman blind (fully assembled)

P-Clip

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

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 brackets

Choose how to mount the brackets. The brackets are a universal type that can be used to top 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.

A bracket should sit either side of the rail, 110mm away from the end. Remaining brackets should be equally distributed along the width.

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/ stroke concrete, alternative suitable fixings should be used.

Step Two: Fitting the blind

We supply the headrail with a blind already attached to it.

When the brackets have been fitted to the window area, holding the blind up, rest the front ridge of the rail onto the front lip of the bracket. Lift the back of the rail to meet the bracket, push centre of the spring so that it clicks into place securely and release.

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.

    Your blind is now ready to operate.

Step Four: To operate the blind 

Gently pull the chain to raise and lower your blind.

EXPERT ADVICE

If you pull the cord to open or close the blind but the blind doesn’t move, then take the blind down and look inside the headrail to make sure that the metal tilt rod is fully engaged with the sidewinder mechanism. This rod should rotate when the side chain is pulled. If it doesn’t, take off the headrail end cap located at the opposite end of the rail to the chain mechanism and push the metal rod until it’s fully engaged with the sidewinder mechanism. The chain should now rotate the rod.

Caring for your blind

  • Don’t allow moisture to settle on the blinds.
  • Wipe with a clean damp cloth.

  • Vacuum your roman blind using the vacuum upholstery attachment.

  • Don’t use any type of detergent to clean your blind.

  • Don’t oil or lubricate any part of the blind to prevent damage.

  • Dry cleaning recommended.

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.

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

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