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Fitting Metal Venetian Blinds

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Great for light control, and a welcome addition in any space that's channelling a minimalist or industrial vibe, metal venetian blinds are practical as well great looking when measured and installed correctly. Fitting these venetian blinds can be simple, but be sure to read through all the instructions properly before you begin.

 
 

Fitting Componets: 

Swivel Bracket

Screws for Wood/PVC

Child Safety Cleat

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:
A bracket should sit at either side of the rail, approximately 100mm away from the end. Remaining brackets should be equally distributed along the width.

EXPERT ADVICE 
Ensure that brackets do not interfere with the white plastic components within the headrail.

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.

EXPERT ADVICE 
If you have any obstructions in the way, top fix your blind further away from the window.

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/ stroke concrete, alternative suitable fixings should be used.

Step Two: Fitting the blind

To attach the blind to the brackets, open the swing arm on the bracket so that it protrudes out. Locate the front lip of the rail onto the front prongs of the bracket, push the rear of the headrail fully up. Then gently push the swing arm towards the back of the bracket to lock the rail into place.

To remove the rail, simply pull the swing arm at the front of the bracket outwards again. Your venetian blind will arrive with blue transit protection pads between the top rail and the top slat, carefully remove these once the blind has been installed.

Step Three: Fitting the child safety cleat 

The child safe cord cleat must be installed at the minimum distance possible from the control mechanism and minimum 1.5m from floor.

1. Place the safety cleat in the desired position on the wall and mark the positions of the holes with a pencil.

2. Drill the holes. Use screws to attach the safety cleat to the wall.

3. Wrap the cords around the cord cleats in a figure of 8 When the cords are fully accumulated ensure they are secure so when any cord is pulled no excess cord is released.

Step Four: To operate the blind 

• There are two controls to operate your blind: a raise/lower control and a tilt control.

• To lower the blind, pull the cord (with acorn on) towards the centre of the blind to release the locking mechanism and allow the blind to lower.

• To lock the blind, pull the cord (with acorn on) towards the edge of the blind and slightly release allowing locking mechanism to locate.

• To tilt the blind, twist the wand either one way or other.

Use the cord to raise and lower the blind. Use the tilt wand to adjust the angle of the slats.

EXPERT ADVICE
Slats should be in the open position when raising or lowering the blind.

Caring for your blind 

• Do not allow moisture to settle on the blinds.
• Wipe with a clean damp cloth.
• Do not oil or lubricate any part of the blind.

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.