How to install vertical blinds

How to install your vertical 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… 

  1. Please check all the above fixing parts have been supplied before commencing assembly 
  2. In the event of a missing part(s) please contact The Curtain and Blind Company 
  3. The number of fixing parts supplied will vary in relation to the size/number of blinds 
  4. Please ensure the blind is mounted level (using a spirit level) for correct operation 
  5. The following tools/instruments will be required to complete installation safely and accurately: Power drill 
  6. Phillips head screwdriver 
  7. Pencil and tape measure 
  8. Spirit level (if possible) 

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 and the drop will be 20mm less than ordered. This is to allow the brackets to fit inside the recess and for any material stretch over time. 

Step 1 – Installing the Mounting Brackets 

For Face Fit, attach the first Mounting Bracket directly over the top right (or left) corner of the window or architrave. Install the remaining Mounting Bracket(s) a maximum distance of 750mm from the previous bracket. Adjust the length of the bracket so that the louvers clear all obstructions. 

For Recess Fit, attach the first Mounting Bracket directly into ceiling or the uppermost section of window frame or architrave on the left or right side of the window. 

The centre of the Mounting Bracket equals the centre of the louvre hook. Position the screw a minimum of 55mm in front of the window frame or any projection. Install the remaining Mounting Bracket(s) a maximum distance of 750mm from the previous bracket. 

Allow a minimum of 12mm clearance above the windowsill or floor. 

Step 2 – Attaching the Blind Track 

Place the rear of the Blind Track into the bracket pin and level the track to the bracket. Then tighten the screw (see Fig. 5) to lock the track in place. Re-insert the fabric insert (if required). 

Step 3 – Connecting the Fabric Panels to the Blind Track 

Push the louvre up into the carrier stem. Then pull slightly straight down to lock in place. For wand options, if the louvres are curved, the curved side should face the wand. 

Step 4 – 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 (Front or Recess as relevant), making sure that the looped chain hangs with minimal tension. 

Please read the Important Safety Information before using your blind. 

Operating your Blind 

Wand ControlTo rotate the louvres, rotate the end in the direction you want the louvres rotated. To traverse the louvres, rotate the louvres to the open position. Then, push or pull the wand to open (stack louvres) or close (unstack louvres) the blind. 

Cord Lock ContTo rotate the louvres, gently pull the chain.  To traverse the louvres, gently pull the nylon cord. 

Please note – for proper louvre traversing it is critical that the louvres be rotated to the open position prior to pulling on the cord (to draw the louvres across the window opening). 

If louvres become tangled or have moved out of alignment, re-adjust as follows: 

With your hand, gently adjust the louvres so they are all facing the same direction. Make certain that the louvres overlap each other in the correct direction. 

Pull the metal bead chain until you hear a grinding sound. Give the chain an additional gentle pull. This grinding noise comes from the louvre carriers realigning themselves. 

Now pull the chain in the opposite direction and all vanes will be aligned correctly. 

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