Installation instructions for Venetian Blinds and Roman blinds with Swivel Brackets
Blind is supplied with 2 or more brackets, depending on the width. Make sure the position chosen allows the blind to drop, clearing any obstruction such as window handles etc. Check that the brackets will be fitted in line. Maximum distance between brackets is 1200mm.
Open the swivel lock on each bracket. Hook head rail on front lip of each bracket. Push head rail fully up into brackets. Close the swivel lock on each bracket
Optional hold down brackets
When fitting hold down brackets, the end cap pins locate into the brackets to hold the blind in position. To raise the blind, the bottom rail must be released to the side.
Installation instructions for Venetian Blinds with END (Box) brackets
End (box) brackets can be face, top or side fixed. Centre bracket(s) may be face fixed or top fixed.
Depending on the width of the blind you will have also been supplied with centre support brackets which can be top or face fixed.
- One cord on the Wooden Venetian operates the height of the blind.
- The other cord operates the angle of the slats.
- To raise the blind pull the cord down until the blind reaches your desired height.
- To lower the blind pull across the face of the blind to release the cordlock and let cord slide through your fingers.
- To adjust the angle of the slats pull the other cord until they are at the desired angle.
- When raising or lowering the blind slats should be in the open position.
- Always ensure when cord in not use that cleat is used in order to maximize safe use of the product. (if safety device is removed for any reason, please ensure that it is reinserted in order to maximize safe use of the product)
Installation instructions for Spring Loaded Roller Blinds
The brackets are completely universal and can be used for top, face or side fixing.
Left to right brackets are interchangeable. Locate the position of the left bracket and screw it into position using the screws provided. Insert the left side (pin) of the blind into the slot in the bracket. Place the other bracket on the opposite end of the blind and mark its position (the blind should have 2mm of play between brackets and roller to move freely). Make sure the second bracket is marked so it is level with the first. Fix the second bracket into position. Fit blind into brackets - first in the right bracket, then the left.
Operating instructions for Spring Blinds
- Draw the blind slowly towards you and release slowly. The strength of the spring is preset in the factory, but the setting can be changed or necessary.
If the spring is too weak
With the blind in the brackets, pull it down half way, allow it to rise very slowly and it will lock in position. Remove the blind from the bracket and roll it up by hand. Note every turn tightens the spring a little more. Replace the blind in bracket and test. Repeat if necessary.
If the spring is too strong
With the blind in the brackets, roll it up to the fully up position. Lower it slightly and then raise it slowly until it locks in position. Remove the third from the left bracket and roll it down half way by hand. Note every turn loosens the spring a little more. Replace the blind in the bracket and test. Repeat if necessary.
Friction Rollerblinds, Continuous steel chain
Please ensure that you follow the operating and safety instructions below:
The side chain operates the height of the blind.
- Pull the chain nearest to you to move the blind up.
- Pull the farthest away from you to move the blind down.
- Ensure when chain is not in use that it is kept out of reach of children at all times by. (if safety device is removed for any reason, please ensure that it is reinserted in order to maximize safe use of the product).
Installation instructions for Vertical Blind
Top Fixing Brackets
Fix brackets to ceiling or lintel with holes drilled on a line at least 75mm from the wall or window frame for blinds with 127mm louvres or 55mm for blinds with 89mm louvres. End brackets should be about 40mm from the ends of the track. Any remaining brackets should be spaced evenly between these two brackets.
Face Fixing Brackets
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.
If your blind has a pelmet please refer to the pelmet fitting instructions before proceeding.
Fitting the track
The track must be fitted into the brackets keeping controls to side ordered. Locate the small lip projecting from brackets into groove in track. Push track up into brackets. Spring clip brackets will hold your track without further adjustment. If your bracket have retaining screws, these should now be screwed into the other slot in the track. Please do not over tighten the screws. This is unnecessary and will damage the track.
Fitting the louvres
Turn hooks so that the slots are 90 degrees to the track. Hang the louvres, keeping all seams one way.
Do not traverse blinds with louvres in closed position. Always turn them 90 degrees to the track before operating cord control.
Wand Control and Operating Instructions
To rotate Louvres, rotate the wand in the direction you want the louvres rotated. To open or close the louvres, first rotate the louvres open. Then push or pull the wand to open (stack louvres) or close (unstack louvres) the blind.
If louvres are installed with the front of the louvre facing the wand, the wand will be in front of the louvres are installed with the back of the louvre facing the wand, the wand will be on the back of the louvres when the blind is rotated closed.
Safety Instructions / Devices
Screw cleat into place using the screws supplied. Attach the cord/chain cleat at the height where it will keep chain/cord out of reach of children. Once cleat is attached simply wrap excess cord/chain after each use.
Once the blind is fitted and operational attach the cord/chain retainer and allow it to fall to the bottom of the chain/cord loop. While it is at the lowest point of the loop, firmly fix it to an adjacent wall or window frame ensuring that the cord remain taut.
Child Safety Options for control cords
Use the table below to work out which device is most appropriate
|Blind Type|| Cleat
|| Breakaway Connectors
Mark the hole positions before drilling and plugging if necessary. Use two screws in each bracket ensuring that the brackets are level. Remember to allow room for blind to clear any obstacles when deployed, e.g. door or window handles.
Reassemble the cord tidy with the chain and fix in in previously marked position with a screw through the centre hole.
Push fit a cover cap over the screw hole opening.
Faux Wood blind with valance
- Your brackets are
packed separately in
the box. Please ensure
you’ve located them
before disposing of the
- The brackets are a
universal type that can
be used to top fix the
blind into a recess or
face fix into a frame or
- Additional brackets are
also supplied with larger
blinds. These should be
located as close to the
centre of the blinds as
possible, avoiding any
slat support ladders.
- Please read the following
before you start ftting
1. To fix the brackets
1. Locate the measuring points you used to calculate the width of the blind. You may be able to use the blind as a template.
2. Ensure the brackets are positioned a suitable distance away from any window handles or obstructions to allow the blind to operate smoothly.
3. Ideally, position the brackets 5cm in from each end of the head rail. Any additional brackets supplied should be fitted as centrally as possible, taking into consideration the components in the headrail.
4. Hold a bracket in position and mark where the screws will go, using the relevant holes in the bracket as a guide.
5. If you’re fitting to a wall or lintel, use a drill with the suitable sized bit to make your holes, and push in wallplugs.
6. If you’re fitting into a wooden frame, screw your brackets into position. You may want to make pilot holes to allow easier fixing of the screws.
7. Fix the bracket into place and repeat on the other side of the blind.
2. To fit the blind
- Attach the valance hooks to the front edge of the head rail at equal distance apart along the length of the rail.
- Locate the headrail into the hooked channel at the bottom of the bracket and raise the front of the headrail until it reaches the front of the bracket. Press the headrail face to make the headrail and bracket snap together.Installation complete.
3. To remove headrail - push the headrail face to release from bracket and lower the front face (reverse of installation - step 1)
3. To fix the valance
- Fit the valance clips into the groove on the back of the valance at equal distance apart along it’s length.
- Line up the valance clips with the hooks on the blind. You can easily slide the hooks on the head rail to match the position of the hooks.
- Push the valance into place.
- To fit the valance returns to the sides of the valance (if required) slide the corner clips into position in the grove on the back of the valance.
- Push the valance returns onto the clip.
- Move beds, cots and furniture away from the window.
- Do not let cords or chains hang loose. Make sure they are kept out of reach of children at all times.
- Do not tie loose cords and chains together.
- Check the condition of all safety devices if not used regularly and replace if the device is faulty.
- There are two controls that will operate the blind - a tilt control and a raise lower control.
- To raise the blind, pull the cord down until the blind is at the height you want and lock into place by moving the cords across the blind.
- To lower the blind, release the cord by moving them away from the blind, then let the cord slide through your fingers.
- Slats should be open when raising or lowering the blind.
- To adjust the angle of the slats, operate the tilt control cords as required.
Blinds can be potentially dangerous to small children. Please be aware that swallowing small parts can cause internal asphyxiation. Looped or low hanging cords, chains or tapes can create hazardous loops which could lead to the risk of strangulation. We do everything we can to ensure your chosen product is child safe. As a minimum all of our blinds meet the European Standard BS EN 13120 for safety. Our instructions and the supplied Child Safety device(s) are intended for you to ensure that your blind is as safe as possible.
The information below gives guidance for fitting the provided child safety devices. All safety devices must be correctly installed for the protection from trangulation of young children and the proper use of the blind. Please read the instructions carefully and keep safe for future reference. Only use the devices and cords provided with your blind. Videos showing how to ft and reconnect child safety devices are available, along with replacements at www.makeitchildsafe.co.uk.
Fitting the safety cleat
Blinds that require a safety cleat must not be installed less than 1.5m from the ﬂoor. Safety cleats are designed to keep cords taut and out of reach of children – always wrap the cord around the cleat.
Fix the safety cleat to the wall with 2 screws in a position that’s out of reach of children. Install it as close to the head rail as possible, ensuring that it is no closer to the ﬂoor than 1.5m. See below
If more than one cleat is required for the complete amount of cord to be wrapped around, ensure that they are positioned no further apart than 20cm and both are no closer to the ﬂoor than 1.5m.
To re-assemble the cord consolidator
Note - the consolidator is designed to come apart to remove a hazardous loop.
To reconnect the consolidator, check that it is not damaged, then re-insert the free cords as described below. If any slack cording appears above the consolidator, lower the blind so that it is straight and raise it again.