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How to fit Vertical Blinds

Installing your new vertical blind should be simple, stress-free and satisfying. With that in mind, we’ve developed this handy guide to assist you along the way.

Vertical blinds are a great way of adding that something extra to your window whilst serving a practical purpose.

There are a few different ways of fitting vertical blinds, so make sure you’ve done your due diligence before beginning, as well as preparing the necessary tools for the job. We suggest the following:

  • Pencil
  • Quality metal tape measure
  • Drill and drill bit
  • Rawl plugs
  • Screw driver

Step 1. Before you start fitting your vertical blind

Before you ordered your new vertical blind from us, you will have spent some time assessing and measuring your window. However, we’d advise double checking the following before you begin fitting your blind.

  • Check for any obstructions that could interfere or obstruct with the movement of your blinds.
  • Make sure the surface is appropriate for fitting fixtures.
  • Identify a place to fix your safety mechanism.

Once you’re happy with the above, you should be ready to begin fitting your vertical blind.

Step 2. Fitting the brackets for a vertical blind

The universal brackets provided with your new vertical blind can be used to offer two common methods of installation:

Top-fixing: where the brackets are screwed into the lintel (or ceiling of the recess)

Face-fixing: where the brackets are screwed onto a facing surface (a wall or window frame)

To best fit your brackets, follow these steps:

1.

Place your bracket accordingly (top or face fixing) and use your pencil to mark the position of the screw holes.

2.

Take your drill, fix the drill bit and drill holes over where you made your markings, and then insert rawl plugs.

3.

Position your bracket back over the screw holes and use your screwdriver to screw the bracket into position.

Step 3. Fitting the headrail to the vertical blind bracket

This next step should allow you to envisage where exactly your vertical blinds will hang and leave you one step closer to completing your vertical blind installation.

  • Position the headrail so that the control mechanism is on the correct and chosen side.
  • Hold the rail up at a tilted angle towards the bracket.
  • Push the rail firmly forwards with upward direction until it clips into place.
  • To ensure it’s secure, tighten the short screws on the front of the bracket until it grips the headrail into place.

The headrail should be left in place with no further assistance. Take a step back and observe. If something looks off or not quite right, reinvestigate and follow the steps again.

Step 4. Hanging the slats for vertical blinds

Possibly the simplest and most satisfying part of your vertical blind installation is hanging the slats in position.

  • No matter which type of slat you have ordered, you will notice a small open space (hole) at one end. This is the end you need in your hand.
  • Hook each vane onto its traveller (hook) on the headrail.
  • Complete the process from one end to the other until all travellers have a slat.

You can gently adjust or move the travellers so that they are uniform and tidy. At this point, it’d be worthwhile sliding them all to the opposite end as to where you identified for your safety device.

Step 5. Fitting the safety mechanism for your vertical blinds Safety Devices

The cord which you will use to open, adjust and manage your blinds can be a hazard to children and animals. This safety advice should not be ignored and the mechanism is designed to keep the cord taught and out of harm.

 

  • Firstly, find the maximum distance the control chain will extend to.
  • Hook your safety device into the chain and use your pencil to mark the position of the two screw holes.
  • Take your drill and drill precisely where you marked with your pencil.
  • Reposition your device over the new holes and again make sure the chain is taught.
  • Use your screwdriver to fix the device into place.

Step 6. Enjoy your vertical blinds

Take a step back, admire your work and test them by alternating the angles and letting different amounts of light into your space. You should be left with a smooth mechanism and a stunning look! If you do encounter any issues, please get in touch with our team for assistance.

 

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