Fitting Guide

Installation Guide

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Fitting the Brackets

The brackets offer two methods of installation:

Top-Fixing

Where the brackets are screwed into the lintel (or ‘ceiling’ of the recess)

Face-Fixing

Where the brackets are screwed onto a facing surface (a wall or window frame)

The outermost brackets should be mounted at least 5cm in from the ends of the blind.

The remainder of the brackets should be spaced evenly along the width of the blind, ensuring that they do not interfere with any of the moving components in the headrail.

Fitting the Blind

Hook the front lip of the headrail over the protruding hooks at the front of the bracket, then raise the back of the headrail so that it’s level. Holding it in this position, swing the swing-arm over and press it firmly against the headrail to lock it in place.

Cord Safety Cleat

The safety cleat shall be installed as close to the headrail as possible and in all cases not less than 1500mm from the floor. The cord must be fully accumulated around the safety cleat(s) when the blind is not in use. Use the table below to determine the distance required between the cleats to fully accumulate the cords when the blind is fully raised.

Drop of blind *Distance between cord cleats
(centre to centre)
1-1000mm 100mm
1001-2000mm 150mm
2001-3000mm 300mm

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

*Distance between cord cleats
(centre to centre)

Mark the hole positions and drill as required. Use the screws provided to attach the safety cleat to the wall.

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

Note that the position of the outermost brackets should be
at least 5cm away from the ends of the rail, with any other
brackets evenly distributed across the width

If you’re using top-fix brackets, make sure that you mount them at least 7.5cm in front of either
the window frame, or any protruding vents or handes, if there are any. This allows space for the
louvres to turn open and closed.

Child Safety

Cord Tensioner

Your vertical blind is fully compliant with the latest safety
standards. It has been supplied with a ‘P-Clip’ tensioning device
to keep the cords and the chain child safe.
Slot both the cord and the beaded chain into the ‘P-Clip’ and
secure it to the wall or window frame (if you are fixing to the
facing surface then the cord and chain will form a figure of
eight, this is fine and will not affect the operation of your blind).

Top Tip

Please note that the P-clip must be installed. The cord must be kept under tension to prevent it from sagging down from the headrail when the blind is drawn open.

Position the
‘P-Clip’ at the
maximum
possible
distance,
ensuring the
cord and chain
are taut.

Installation Guide

Roller Blinds

Before you begin

We will have positioned the controls where you requested during the ordering process. However if you decide to swap the side that they are on, direction of the roll or need to trim the blind further, the controls can be removed by simply unplugging them from the tube. This should be done prior to fixing the brackets.

Fitting the brackets Step 1

The brackets offer three methods of installation:

Top-Fixing

Where the brackets are screwed into the lintel (or ‘ceiling’ of the recess)

Face-Fixing

Where the brackets are screwed onto a facing surface (a wall or window frame)

Side-Fixing

Where the brackets are screwed into the side walls of the recess

Fitting the blind Step 2

Locate the pin-end (the opposite end to the controls) of the blind into the central hole in the corresponding bracket.

Lift the control end of the blind and slot the rectangular ‘lugs’ into the corresponding slots on the bracket.

Child Safety Step 3

Cord Tensioner

The cord retaining device must be installed at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism to prevent looped cords from becoming slack.

Place the retaining device on the wall and mark the position of the screw hole(s) with a pencil.

Attach the retaining device to the wall using the fixings provided.

Additional Information Step 4

Reverse rolling the fabric

Backward

Roller blinds can have the fabric rolled onto the tube in two directions. The first is referred to as a ‘standard’ roll. This will place the fabric closest to the window or wall so that it comes down at the back of the tube. This is typically used with blackout blinds when they are mounted outside of a recess, the standard roll meaning that there is less light leakage.

Forward

The second method is referred to as a ‘reverse’ roll, which places the fabric so that it comes down at the front of the tube, effectively hiding the roll. This method will allow clearance behind the fabric, for window handles and other obstructions, if you’re mounting the blind inside a recess.

If you wish to change the roll method then it’s easy; simply pull the back of the chain to lower the blind, and continue pulling until the metal tube is exposed. Keep going and the blind will begin to raise, with the fabric now rolling up over the front of the roller tube. Note that this will reverse the direction you must pull the chain for raising and lowering the blind (you’ll now use the front of the chain to lower and the back of the chain to raise).