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Fitting Wooden Blinds


Adding a touch of elegance to any room, wooden blinds are a great way to precisely limit the amount of light coming through, making them perfect for sun-facing windows. They're also brilliant for providing year-round insulation. Fitting them is a simple process but can require a gentle handling of the fittings, so be sure to read through the instructions in full before you start.

 

Fitting Componets: 

Faux Wood blind with operating mechanism

Wooden Pelmets/ fascias

Universal fitting brackets

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 where to mount the brackets. The brackets are universal type that can be used for side, face and top/ ceiling mounting.

Place the end fix brackets onto a headrail and measure where the blind is to hang, ensure it is centred and level to ensure the smooth operation of the blind. Pencil mark each side of the blind including the brackets as fixing points for brackets.

Remove the brackets from the headrail, hold bracket in position, door open and mark hole positions. Repeat for both brackets. Insert and tighten screws through slots.

  For larger width blinds a centre support bracket is required. Align the top of the centre support bracket with the top of the mounting bracket before installation. Install with the bigger flap of the centre support bracket on the top equally spaced along the width of the headrail and clear of the slat ladder position.

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.

Attach a minimum of 2 plastic fascia clips over the edge of the headrail & engage.
  Do not fit fascia until blind is safely in place.

Step Two: Fitting the blind/headrail

When the brackets have been fitted to the window area, holding the blind, with cords out, slide headrail into brackets. Close bracket doors securely to ensure the blind is locked in place.

Step Three: Attaching the fascia

Wooden fascias may be supplied at a longer length for customers to cut to size. This is the industry standard.

To cut down your fascia, measure to the correct length and cut down with a hacksaw.

Child Safety Breakaway Device
A cord consolidator is fitted to this blind. Its purpose is to reduce the possibility of a hazardous cord loop forming. It will break apart if undue pressure is applied, but after inspection, can be reconnected again.

  DO NOT modify this device to stop its break apart capability.

Step Four: Fitting the child safety cleat

The child safe cord cleat must be installed at the minimum distance possible from the control mechanism and minimum 1.5 m 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 Five: To operate the blind

Tilting mechanism will be on the left side of the blind and the lifting cords cord mechanism will be on the right side as you are facing the blind.

  • Stop rings on cords prevent pull-through and MUST NOT be disconnected or removed.
  • Break-apart Child Safety Joining device on cords MUST NOT be removed.

  • Use left side cords to rotate the slats.

  • Use rights side cords to raise and lower the blind (cords are combined into 1 from Cord Consolidator for safety reasons).

  • To lock the blind, pull the cord (with acorn on) towards
    the edge of the blind and slightly release allowing locking mechanism to locate. (Only raise/ lower the blind when slats are in the open position).

  • To lower the blind, pull the cords (with acorn on) towards the centre of the blind to release the locking mechanism and allow the blind to lower. (Only raise/ lower the blind when the slats are in the open position.)

      Support the weight of the blind whilst rising. Do not let blind fall under its own weight.

    EXPERT ADVICE
    If you pull the cords to tilt the blind but the slats do not move, take down the blind and take a look in the top; slide the metal rod to the left until it’s fully engaged with the tilt mechanism.

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.
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.