How To Fit Venetian Blinds

Posted on May 18, 2021

Venetian blinds are a smart and stylish choice for any home or office. We have options of 25mm aluminium or 50mm real wood slats and a variety of colours and finishes. You are guaranteed to find a Venetian blind to match your décor. Colour-coded cording, headrail, bottom rail and a range of sleek blind options, mean that you're bound to find the perfect set of Venetian blinds for your space. 

Venetian Blind Fitting Guide 

Here at BlindsCo, we’ve created a fitting guide to help you fit your new blinds step by step. You can download the full PDF version of our fitting guide on our website.

 

Venetian Blind Fittings 

You need to begin by deciding which method of fixing you require, either TOP FIX or FACE FIX. Your BlindsCo blind will be supplied with universal fixing brackets to top fix into the ceiling/lintel directly above the blind or face fix onto the wall or window frame directly behind the blind.

 

TOP FIXING

Take a measurement of how far your window handles protrude from your window frame (mm) then add 20mm to that measurement, this is the distance from the window frame you will need to drill to avoid the slats catching your window handles. Use a pencil to mark where the brackets will be positioned. Also, ensure that the brackets are not positioned to affect any of the operating or cord/ladder mechanisms in the headrail.




FACE FIXING

Fix the brackets in the exact place that you took your original measurement from. Use a pencil to mark where the brackets will be positioned. Also, ensure that the brackets are not positioned to affect any of the operating or cord/ladder mechanisms in the headrail.

Note: You cannot face fix into a recess with protruding window handles as there is no space available to allow the blind to hang correctly. If this is the case you will need to use the top fix method.


Pull the swing arm of each bracket towards the centre until it is protruding outwards. Locate the headrail between the front and back lips of the bracket and push upwards. Carefully push the swing arm back towards the headrail so that they fit flush and lock the rail in place. Repeat on all brackets. Hook the wand into the control tilter and hang down vertically (ensure the wand is not overtightened).

 

Installing Venetian Blinds


Once you have planned out the style of fit you require for your new blinds and marked where the brackets will be located, it's time to install. Lift your blind up to your window, and clip it into the previously installed brackets. Twist the swing arm clockwise, until fully tightened. Once your blinds have been installed, it’s time to map out and install the safety hook. Once this is firmly in place, simply wrap your blind cord around the safety hook and your installation is complete. 



Made to Measure Venetian Blinds 

 

Our quality Venetian blinds are fully made to measure to your exact specifications, with universal wall fixings that can be easily adapted for top or face fix installation. For added peace of mind, all of our window blinds conform to UK standards for child safety. The controls are often located to the sides of the blinds, meaning you don’t need to consider control access as they are already conveniently placed. The individual slat design of the blinds, allow easy cleaning access and the option to light your room as you please. Slats can be half-closed to let in minimal light or opened completely for the maximum light amount. Aluminium Venetian blinds are perfect for cooling down hot rooms. 

 

To find the perfect blinds for your home, visit BlindsCo today. You can contact us for any help or advice you require.