How to install corded Cellular blinds

Corded Cellular 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 are required to complete installation safely and accurately:

  • Power drill
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Pencil & tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Small step ladder (if possible)
  • Protective eyewear & gloves (if drilling into masonry, metal or tile)

Fitting location

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 width will be 10mm less than ordered. This is to allow for smooth operation inside the recess.

Step 1 – Installing the mounting brackets

The mounting brackets should be fixed approximately 50mm from each end (left and right) of the blind’s headrail. For blinds exceeding 1200mm width, an additional bracket should be positioned centrally for support.

Step 2 – Attaching the blind headrail

Position the front edge of the headrail into the front hook of the mounting bracket. Then, gently push the headrail towards the window until it “snaps” into position.

If required for repositioning, you can remove the headrail by inserting a screwdriver into the mechanism to release the rail from the bracket.

Step 3 – Installing the cord cleat

Fasten the cleat to the wall using both of the screws provided. Do not use tape, adhesives, stapes or nails to attach the cleat. Cord cleats must be installed at least 1600mm above floor level to comply with Australian safety regulations.

Step 4 – Installing the hold down clip (if ordered)

If ordered, use the screws provided to secure the base of the hold down clip to the window recess/sill. Additional fixing is possible through the side of the clip (if suitable). Once attached, snap the hold down clip pin into the guide hole found on the end of the blind’s bottom rail.

After completing the installation, lower your blind to its full drop and leave for 24-hours to allow it to settle to its full length before use. Read the Important Safety Information before operating your blind.

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 220 mm or longer and at less than 1600 mm above floor level’. To achieve this requirement, 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 cord from the cleat and that the cord is sufficiently secured or tensioned to prevent a loop of 220mm or longer from being formed.
  • The Cord Cleat must be installed using both screws.
  • When installing into plasterboard, the Cord Cleat must be attached to the studs behind the plasterboard using the self-tapping screws provided 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 Cord Cleat with the provided screws.

Pull testing

Once the Cord Cleat is safely attached,  pull the cord with a 70N force* for 10 seconds. Repeat the pull test at a minimum of four angles, varied evenly through the possible range of motion. The Cord Cleat must remain firmly attached to the wall (or other structure).

If the Cord Cleat is no longer firmly attached i.e., it is pulled off the wall or becomes loose, then there is high chance that it can be pulled of the frame or wall and will become a strangulation hazard for children.

*A force of 70N is approximately equal to applying a 7-kilogram weight and has been assessed as the likely amount of force a child may exert on a blind cord guide by grabbing, pulling or hanging on it.

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