How to Install Venetian Blinds
Installing your aluminium venetians blind is quick and easy with our step by step guides. Watch our how to video, grab your tools and follow the instructions below. You will need to provide your own screws as the type required varies greatly on the surfaces you are fixingto. You will need screws suitable for the material you are installing into. If you need any assistance along the way please give us a call or start a live chat with our highly trained customer support team.
What You'll Need
To install your new blinds you will need the below tools.
We recommend watching our how to install video guide first.
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.
If you’re fitting the blind inside the recess you can top fix the brackets to the lintel or face fix the brackets to the window frame.
If you’re fitting the blind outside the window recess ensure that measurement (C) in the diagram above is the same to ensure even window coverage.
The brackets are universal, and can be used to face fix to the wall or window, or top fix into the top of the window recess.
You will need to ensure that if you are top fixing the blind, you will need to install the brackets far enough away from the window to avoid the window handles.
Brackets can't be installed within 10cm of the ends of the blind due to the raise and tilt mechanisms.
Once the brackets are installed, you will need to open the swivel arms of the brackets so they are facing you.
Inserting the Headrail
Now the brackets are installed, take your blind and offer it up to the bracket, keeping the metal swivel arms open and poinitng towards you.
Step 4 - Optional
Hold down Clips
Hold down clips are optional. Using two small screws, screw the hold down clip to the window facing or the wall/window recess. Pop the bracket pin ends into the hole at bottom rail end.
Step 5 - Optional
You must install the safety cleat as close to the headrail of the blind as possible and in all cases not less than 1500mm from the floor.
Place the safety cleat in the desired position on the wall and mark the positions of the holes with a pencil. Drill holes as required.
Step 6 - Optional
Use the screws provided to attach the safety cleat to the wall in the pre-drilled holes.
Wrap the Cords
Wrap the cords around the cord cleats in a figure of 8. When the cords are fully accumulated ensure they are secure, so when the cord is pulled no excess is released.
To tilt blind pull on required tilt cord tassel to tilt slats to the open or closed position. Tilt the blind to the horizontal position when lifting or raising to increase blind life.