How to install roller blinds
Roller blind installation instructions
Please note – illustrations and diagrams provided are not to scale and are for visual reference only.
Fixing parts included (per blind)
Before you start…
Check all the above fixing parts have been supplied. In the event of a missing part (or parts) contact us for support. The number of fixing parts will vary in relation to the size and number of blinds supplied. Please ensure the blind is mounted using a spirit level for correct operation. The following tools and instruments will be required to complete installation safely and accurately:
- Power drill
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Pencil & tape measure
- Spirit level
- Small step ladder (if required)
- Protective eyewear & gloves (if drilling into masonry, metal or tile)
Before commencing installation, determine the correct fitting location for your window. The location should correspond with your order information. Please note, your finished size for a Face Fit blind is as per the ordered size. For a Recess Fit blind, the supplied blind width will be 10mm less than ordered to allow the brackets to fit inside the recess.
Face Fit Recess Fit
Step 1 – Installing mounting brackets
Lift each bracket into position and mark where the screws will attach the bracket to the frame. Pre-drill two holes in the marked positions then secure the control bracket with the provided screws. Repeat the process for the idle bracket. Please note, wall mounts may need to be sourced and used depending on your wall surface.
Step 2 – Attaching your blind
Insert your roller blind into the idle bracket so the spring pin clips into the guide hole. Then, carefully align the chain control side with the control bracket. Push the blind into the cross section of the bracket, ensuring the chain is hanging directly down. Then hook into place with a gentle downward motion.
Step 3 – Installing the child safety device
Position the child safety device at the bottom of the chain loop drop and screw it into the mounting surface (Face or Recess as relevant), making sure that the looped chain hangs with minimal tension.
Step 4 – End covers (Face fit only)
If you ordered a face fit blind, bracket end covers will be supplied. Attach the two bracket covers to the outside of the mounting brackets, one on each end.
Please note, horizontal lines may appear on the roller blind fabric due to their packaging. These will fade once the blind has been hanging fully extended for 2-3 days.
Important Safety Information
Blind and curtain cords are a significant risk to children as unsecured cords can lead to strangulation.
The Australian Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard states that a corded internal window covering ‘must be installed in a way that a loose cord cannot form a loop 220mm or longer and at less than 1600mm above floor level’. To achieve this, follow the below advice.
- Check there are no loose operational cords that children can reach from the floor, cot/bed, or by climbing on nearby furniture.
- If you install an operational Cord Cleat lower than 1600mm above floor level, you must ensure that children cannot remove the chain from the child safety device and that the chain is sufficiently secured or tensioned to prevent a loop of 220mm (or longer) from being formed
- The Child Safety Device must be installed using both screws.
- When installing into plasterboard, Child Safety Devices must be attached to the studs behind the plasterboard using the provided self-tapping screws and mounted at a height of at least 1600mm from the floor.
- For masonry walls, pre-drill small holes the size of the appropriate screw anchors at the marked location. Insert the anchors at the holes and then fix the Child Safety Device with the provided screws.
For more information, visit www.productsafety.gov.au