Fixing Roller Blinds
Having selected the best position and method of fixing the roller blind, either within the reveal with clips (usually in the middle of the reveal but the position may need to be adjusted to allow for the free movement of the vanes - care with projecting handles etcetera), or face fit with clips or backets, drill and plug holes to fix the required number of clips or brackets provided (screws may or may not be provided!)
Care - The outer clips should be positioned at least 50mm and no more than 150mm in from the ends of the blind frame.
When face fitting, please ensure that the clips or brackets will support the blind horizontally.
Fixing the side profiles
Fitting Horizontal Blinds
Horizontal blinds are basically two vertical blind rails with sprung hanger clips fitted in parellel and with the vanes clipped at both ends to the rails and therefore kept under tension.
Using the methods described in fitting vertical blinds, decide upon the positions for the two rails to be fixed and ensure that they are completely parellel otherwise fitting the vanes may be problematical.
Fixing the Supports
Fixing within Reveal with Clips
Having decided the best position for the rail, usually in the middle of the reveal but the position may need to be adjusted to allow for the free movement of the vanes (care with projecting handles etcetera), drill and plug holes to fix the required number of clips provided (screws may or may not be provided!)
Face Fixing with Brackets
Having decided the best position for the rail, drill and plug holes to fix the required number of brackets provided - types 1 or 2 depending on the required projection of the vanes. Having fixed the brackets to the wall, adjust them for the required extension for hanging the rail.
Fitting the Blind
Fixing the Rail
Align the back top of the rail with the back of the clips then rotate the rail so that the front snaps into place – this sometimes requires a little pressure.
Fixing the Vanes
Orient the clips on the rail so they are all perpendicular to it
Grip the head of the vane and align the slot in the head with the clip. Press upwards and twist the vane slightly to open the clip
Once the clip has “caught” pull the vane down slightly to ensure it has been firmly fixed.
Using the Blind
Firstly completely rotate the vanes, using the chain (or by twisting the rod) through 180 degrees in either direction. This should align all the vanes – repeat if they don’t!
The vanes should always be at right angles to the rail before they can be drawn out and back to their required position with the string (or rod).
Never expose the blinds to strong winds as this can damage the clips and the material.
If a rod mechanism has been specified, the rod is usually supplied in three parts – a rod, top clip and bottom piece - which need to be glued using plastic pipe adhesive (not supplied - obtainable from plumbers merchants). Once fixed to the rail, care should be used when drawing the blind with the rod – you should pull gently in the desired direction with the vanes at right angles to the rail - do not push and, when turning the vanes, do not twist the rod with too much force.