How to Install Vertical Blinds
Installing your new vertical blind is simple with our handy step by step guide. Watch our how to install video and grab your tools to follow the instructions below. You will need to provide your own screws as the type required varies greatly on the surfaces you are fixing to. You will need 4mm diameter 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
Your blind will come with two bracket options, a face fix for walls or window frames, and a top ceiling fix bracket for fixing to the ceiling or the underside of a window recess.
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.
Option 1: Top Fixing
If you’re fixing the bracket to the underside of the window recess, measure and mark the distance (D), allowing for obstructions like handles that protrude into the recess area. Position the brackets approx. 5cm from the ends of where the headrail is to be positioned. If more than 2 brackets are supplied, fit the additional brackets at equal spacing across the length of the blind. Please ensure fixings are suitable for the wall/surface to which you are mounting the brackets.
Option 2: Face Fixing
If you’re fixing the brackets to the face of the wall, or the window frame, position the brackets approximately 5cm from the ends of where the headrail is to be positioned. If more than 2 brackets are supplied, fit the additional brackets at equal spacing across the length of the blind. Please ensure fixings are suitable for the wall/surface to which you are mounting the brackets.
Option 1: Top Fixing
Tilt and hook headrail into bracket at point (E). Rotate the headrail into position until it clicks. To release the headrail push the bracket at point (F) as shown in the diagram above.
Option 2: Face Fixing
Hook the back of the headrail into the bracket and rotate the headrail into position. Secure headrail by tightening the short screw in the front of the bracket.
The safety device must be installed at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism to prevent looped chain from becoming slack. The chain should be taut. Place the safety device on the wall and mark the positioning of the 2 screw holes, then drill two suitable holes.
Securing the Safety Device
Screw the safety device securely to the wall.
Step 5 - Replacement Slats
Attaching Fabric Vertical Vane
Use this step if your vanes are from the fabric range, you can tell by the type of headrail traveller and vane fitting you’ve been supplied. With the headrail fitted hook each fabric vane into the headrail travellers ensuring the traveller pegs are in the open position.
Attaching PVC Vertical Vane
Use this step if your vanes are from the PVC/Waterproof range, you can tell by the type of headrail traveller and vane fitting you’ve been supplied. With the headrail fitted hook each fabric vane into the headrail travellers ensuring the traveller pegs are in the open position.
Step 6 - Replacement Slats
Bottom Weights & Stabilising Chain
If your vertical blinds has a separate bottom wieght, insert the weights into the vertical vane bottom pockets.
Push connectro on stablilising chain onto the ear of each bottom wieght. Stablising chain should be connected to both sides of the blind.
Your new blinds is maintenance free, however we recommend that regular visual checks are completed to ensure that no components have been damaged, which could result in operating difficulties and/or cause a safety risk.
If any maintenance is required please contact us right away.
Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the product.
To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords out of the reach of young children. Cords may become wrapped around a child’s neck.
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.