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Fitting Vertical Blinds

Your new made-to-measure vertical blind is designed to fit perfectly into your home, and our simple, easy to follow guide makes fitting your new vertical a breeze!  We've created this handy guide to fit your brand new stylish vertical blind, and have your new blind up in no time.
 


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

Fitting Componets: 

Face fix/ top fix brackets (quantity to suit width of blind)

Wand/ chain (depending on the option you’ve chosen)

Wand/ chain/ chainless weights (depending on the option you’ve chosen)

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

Headrail

Louvres

P-Clip

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

Your blind will come with two bracket options – face fix and top/ceiling fix brackets. Choose where you want to fix your brackets - face mount onto a wall/ window frame or top mount the blind onto the ceiling/ underside of a recess.



 

Fix brackets to ceiling or lintel with holes drilled on a line at least 80mm from the wall or window frame for blinds with 127mm louvres or 60mm for blinds with 89mm louvres.

Fix brackets to wall or window frame as closely as possible to the ceiling or lintel with same spacing as recommended for the top fixing brackets.

Leaving enough space behind the rail will ensure that the louvres rotate freely without touching the wall or window behind.
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 a pilot hole is required, use a 2.5mm drill bit. For fixing to alternative surfaces i.e. plaster/ concrete, alternative suitable fixings should be used.

Step Two: Fitting the track

Top Fix

Rest the front ridge of the rail onto the front lip of the bracket. Lift the back of the rail to meet the bracket and press firmly upwards so that it clicks into place securely.


 

Face Fix

Rest the rear ridge of the rail into the hook on the bracket. Lift the front of the rail up so that it sits flush with the bracket and tighten the front screw so that it secures into the front ridge of the rail.

Step Three: Fitting the louvres

EXPERT ADVICE
Once the headrail is in place, use the beaded chain to turn the hooks so that they are all facing in the open position (90° to the track), which will make it easier to hook the slats on. Hook each slat on to each of the hooks on the headrail, keeping all seams one way.

Step Four: Fitting the child safety cleat.

The child safe cord ‘P-Clip’ must be installed at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism and minimum 1.5 m from the floor.

  1. Place the safety ‘P-Clip’ in the desired position on the wall and mark the position of the hole with a pencil.

  2. Drill the hole. Use a screw to attach the safety ‘P-Clip’ to the wall. Ensuring the cord and chain are taut.

Step Five: To operate the blind

Use cord control to travers the louvres and chain control to rotate them. Alternatively, for wand operated blinds, the wand traverses and rotates the louvres.

  Do not travers blinds with louvres in closed position. Always turn them 90° to the track.
 

Caring for your blind

  • Don’t allow moisture to settle on the blinds.
  • Wipe louvres with a clean damp cloth. Do not use any type of detergent to clean your blind.

  • Do not oil or lubricate any part of the blind to prevent damaging the operating mechanism or the fabric of your blind.

Make it safe

Child Safety Legislation dictates that the headrail of this blind should NOT be fitted lower than 1.5 metres (approx. 60”) from floor level.

Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the product.

  • 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.

  • 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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