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How to fit blinds

FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

DRILLING CONCRETE LINTELS

Drill the holes using a 6 mm diameter masonry drillbit in a hammer action drill. Fix the brackets using the red plugs and 1.5" length screws supplied.

DRILLING PLASTER COVERED STEEL LINTELS

Steel lintels are usually found in more modern houses. Drill the holes initially using a 6mm diameter masonry drill bit. Some steel lintels are perforated and covered with plaster. If your masonry drill goes through simply place a rawlplug into the hole and fix the bracket.

You will probably find that the masonry drillbit penetrates a few millimetres and will go no further .Change to a 3.8mm diameter high speed steel type drill and finish drilling the hole. Do not use the hammer action and try to drill using as slow a speed as possible.

When the holes are complete self tap into the holes using the No.8 x 1 1/2" screws supplied

HOW TO FIT VERTICAL BLINDS

HEADRAIL

The headrail mechanism is self-lubricating. Occasional spraying with silicone based fluid will maintain easy operation.

THE SLATS

Fabrics are specially coated to ensure that the slats will hang straight, repel dust and not fray.
To care for the slats, vacuum occasionally in the same way as you would with curtains and upholstery. Many of our fabrics are machine washable. If they are not dirty marks may be removed by wiping with a lightly moistened cloth, using a mild detergent/warm water mixture.

VERTICAL BLIND BRACKETS

snap in top fix vertical blind bracket

face fix vertical blind bracketface fix vertical blind bracket with tape showing extension

Fixing screws:
Timber - 3/4" x No. 8 screws
Plaster/Concrete - 1 1/2" x No.8 screws with rawplug

  1. Identify type of bracket supplied, i.e. top or face fix

  2. Determine bracket spacing. (Ideal spacings are shown in the headrail diagram.) Position a bracket 4" from each end and evenly space remaining brackets.

  3. Determine headrail position. (please ensure that when the blind is fitted it will not be obstructed by window handles.)

  4. Mark bracket positions.

  5. Position brackets & screw fix.

vertical blind bracket and headrail positioning

attaching headrail to vertical blind brackets

attaching vanes to vertical blind headrail

CONSERVATORY FIXING BRACKETS

When fitting vertical blinds in conservatories the blinds have to be fitted to allow the slats to traverse and rotate without catching the window handles. The window handles normally project approximately 1.5 inches from the window frames. To achieve this we can sometimes use face fix brackets but normally extended face fix brackets are required to achieve the necessary clearance.

vertical blind extended face fix bracketvertical blind extended face fix bracket with tape showing extension

A top fix bracket is screw fixed into a plastic slider which allows the track to be moved along the extended face fix bracket by hand allowing easy positioning of the blind.

When measuring the drop place the extended bracket in the position required and measure from the top of the bracket to the window ledge or floor.

HEADRAIL

The headrail mechanism is self-lubricating. Occasional spraying with silicone based fluid will maintain easy operation.

operating your vertical blind

THE SLATS

Fabrics are specially coated to ensure that the slats will hang straight, repel dust and not fray.
To care for the slats, vacuum occasionally in the same way as you would with curtains and upholstery. Dirty marks may be removed by wiping with a lightly moistened cloth, using a mild detergent/warm water mixture.

25MM VENETIAN BLINDS

  1. Brackets should be positioned approximately 3 inches from each end of headrail taking care to aviod the tilt and lift mechanisms. Space any additional brackets supplied evenly across the window being careful to avoid cord positions.

  2. Position brackets at window or surrounds. When fitting inside a recess the blind should to be positioned far enough away from the window to be clear of the window handles when lowered.

  3. Push the front lip of the headrail against the front of the bracket against the spring pressure and rotate the rear of the headrail upwards to locate in the fixing lugs.

25mm venetian bracket

operating venetian blind

  1. Lowering: To unlock the cords, pull to left and release gently through the hand until the required drop is reached. Lock the cords by returning to the right.

  2. Raising: With the slats fully open, pull cords downwards until the desired height is reached. Lock by taking them to the right.

N.B . Never raise the blind when slats are in a closed position.

Tilting:
25 mm : Rotate the acrylic wand clockwise or anticlockwise to tilt the slats to the position of your choice.

Maintenance:
The slatting may be kept free of dust etc. with an occasional wipe with a cloth.

HOW TO FIT VERTICAL BLINDS