How to install Venetian blinds

How to install Venetian blinds

Please note – illustrations and diagrams provided are not to scale and are for visual reference only.

Fixing parts included (per blind)

Before you start… 

  • Please check all the above fixing parts have been supplied before commencing assembly 

  • In the event of a missing part(s) please contact The Curtain and Blind Company 
  • The number of fixing parts supplied will vary in relation to the size/number of blinds 
  • Please ensure the blind is mounted level (using a spirit level) for correct operation 
  • The following tools/instruments will be required to complete installation safely and accurately: Power drill, Phillips head screwdriver, pencil, tape measure & spirit level

Fitting location 

Before commencing installation, determine the correct fitting location for your window. The location should correspond with your order information.

Please note – the 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 and the drop will be 20mm less than ordered. This is to allow the brackets to fit inside the recess. 

Step 1 – Installing the Mounting Brackets 

The mounting brackets should be fitted 5mm past each end (left and right) of the blind headrail using Screw #1. 

Step 2 – Attach the Valance Clips to the Headrail

Before inserting the headrail into the Mounting Brackets, hook the Valance Clips onto the headrail. You will need to attach the valance once the headrail has been inserted into the Mounting Brackets.

Step 3 – Fixing the blind headrail into the Mounting Brackets

Push the blind headrail carefully into each of the Mounting Brackets. Then press each of the bracket gates down until they click – this secures the blind headrail into your Mounting Brackets (see Fig. 5).

Step 4 – Attaching the Valance to the Headrail 

Gently guide the bottom lip of the Valance Clip into the groove at the back side of the Valance. Exert pressure on the front side of Valance, so the top lip and bottom lip are squeezed into the groove.

Step 4.1 – Attaching Valance Return (Face Fit only) 

Insert the Valance Return Clips into each end of the Valance and the two Valance Return pieces (left and right sides). Slide into place so the Valance Returns are stable (see Fig.7).


Step 5 – Installing the Cord Cleat 

Cord Cleats must be installed at least 1600mm above floor level to comply with safety guidelines. Fasten the Cord Cleat to the wall using the screws provided. Do not use tape, adhesives, stapes or nails to attach the Cord Cleats. Once fitted, the cord must be wound entirely around the Cord Cleat to ensure safe use and must not form a loop longer than 220mm. 

Step 6 – Installing the Hold Down Bracket (optional) 

Using the screws provided, attach the base of the Hold Down Bracket to the window recess/sill. Additional fixing is possible through the side of the bracket (when suitable). Once attached, snap the Hold Down Bracket’s pin into the guide holes found on the end of the blind’s bottom rail. 

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