Measure & Fit


HOW TO MEASURE


VENETIAN & VERTICAL BLINDS

We recommend you measure top, middle the and bottom of your window, whether exact or recess. This will give you a better idea of your windows dimensions. Always take the smallest measurement. Never assume the measurements will be the same for all of your windows... Every window is different!


EXACT SIZE

Exact fitting blinds will typically hang outside of the windows recess.

Measure: Exact Size

If you choose to measure exact blind size you will need to decide by how much you would like your blind to overlap the recess, and provide those exact measurements of the width and the drop.

Blinds of this nature are made to your exact requirements, so it is important to be sure of the measurements you provide. We will not make any allowances.


RECESS SIZE

Recess fitting blinds will hang on the inside of your recess. To achieve this look you will need to measure the width and drop, from wall to wall, on the inside of the recess.

Measure: Recess Size

When measuring please take extra care to note any obstructions that may cause an issue when you come to fitting your blind. Obstructions such as window handles, skirting boards, dado rails and tiles are just a few example of what to look out for which may alter the way you measure.

Please note: When ordering recess for any blind type we will make a deduction of 10mm from the width and the drop


ROLLER BLINDS

When measuring for a roller blind there are 3 measuring options: Exact, Recess and Cloth size.

Exact: Choose this option if fitting outside the window recess. The measurement you provide will be for the entire blind including the mechanisms and the brackets. The fabric will be 35mm less in the width. Please ensure measurements allow for an overlap of the opening.

Recess: Choose this option if fitting inside the window recess. The required deductions will be made to ensure the blind fits perfectly within the recess. The measurements you provide for the width will be from bracket to bracket and the fabric will be 35mm less.

Cloth: Choose this option if the measurements you have are for the fabric/material. The overall blind size will be 35mm wider once the mechanism and brackets have been installed.

Measure: Roller


PERFECT FIT VENETIAN BLINDS

Before ordering Perfect Fit blinds, you should check a few things first. Make sure there is 25mm of clearance from the window beading to any obstruction such as handles or vents. Next check the depth of the window from the glass to the frame. To do this, place a credit card onto the glass along its thin edge and measure the depth to the frame with a metal tape measure. The depth should be between 18-30mm. If your depth is outside of this range, please contact us to discuss further options.

When ordering perfect fit blinds it is the size of the visible glass that must be measured. Measurement must not include the rubber bead or any seals.

Measure: Perfect Fit


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FITTING GUIDE


VENETIAN BLINDS

Decide which method of fixing you require, either TOP FIX or FACE FIX. The blind has been 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 as to affect any of the operating or cord/ladder mechanisms in the headrail.

Fitting: Venetian


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 as 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.

Fitting: Venetian


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 wand is not over tightened).

Fitting: Venetian


OPERATING THE BLIND

To lower the blind, pull the cord across the face of the blind to release the cord-lock and let the cord slowly slide through your fingers until the blind reaches the desired height. Twist the wand control to adjust the angle of the slats. Slats should be in the open position when raising or lowering the blind.


CHILD SAFETY

The safety cleat should be installed as close to the headrail as possible and not less than 1500mm from the floor. The cord must be fully gathered around the safety cleat when the blind is idle.

Mark the cleats hole locations, drill the marked holes, and secure the safety cleat to the wall using suitable screws and fixings.

Tightly wrap the cords around the cleat in a figure of eight.

WARNING: In the interest of safety, please keep all pull cords and chains out of the reach of children. Move cots, beds and other furniture away from blinds and install safety devices such as cleats and cord tidies to limit access to cords.


FITTINGS

Fitting: Venetian

Universal Bracket

Fitting: Venetian

Detachable Tilt Wand

Fitting: Venetian

Safety Cleat


  Download our Venetian Blinds Fitting Guide (PDF)


VERTICAL BLINDS

Place a bracket at 40mm from either side of the rail. Distribute any remaining brackets evenly along the rail.

Fitting: Verticals

During your ordering process you will have decided whether to use top fix or face fix brackets.

  • Up to 1m = 2 brackets
  • 1m – 2m = 3 brackets
  • 2m – 3m = 4 brackets
  • Over 3m = 5 brackets

TOP FIXING

When using top fix brackets, please ensure the distance from the edge of the brackets are at least 55mm away from the surface behind the rail. This allows the louvres to rotate freely without obstruction from the window or wall.

Fitting: Verticals

To top fix your blinds, apply the brackets to the top surface of the recess using one screw.

Before applying the headrail, make sure that your controls are on the same side as you requested upon ordering. Tilt the track and insert the front lip of the headrail onto the front lip of the bracket and push up until it clicks into position. Repeat the process with each bracket.

Fitting: Verticals


FACE FIXING

Face fixing your brackets means you will be applying them to the facing surface around the window using two screws.

Before applying your headrail, make sure that your controls are on the same side as you requested upon ordering.

Fitting: Verticals

Tilt the track to insert the back of the headrail onto the bracket, push into position and tighten the screw to lock the track into place. Repeat the process with each bracket.

Fitting: Verticals

To hang the slats, ensure the hooks are at 90° to the headrail, as per image above. Hook the louvres (slats) onto the rail.

Fitting: Verticals


Your vertical blind is fully compliant with the latest safety standards.

It is supplied with a mono control wand that hooks onto the mechanism. To operate, slide the wand to open/close the slats and rotate the wand to tilt the slats.

Fitting: Verticals


  Download our Vertical Blinds Fitting Guide (PDF)


ROLLER BLINDS

The pull control has been positioned as you requested when ordering. If you need to swap the side that the controls are on, change the roll direction or if you need to further trim the blind, simply unplug the controls from the tube. This should be done before you fix the brackets.

Fitting: Rollers

Decide which method of fixing you require, either TOP FIX/ FACE FIX or SIDE FIX. The blind has been supplied with universal fixing brackets to top fix into the ceiling / lintel directly above the blind, face fix onto the wall or window frame directly behind the blind or side fix into a window recess.

Once the brackets have been fitted, insert the blinds pin into the bracket (the pin is located at the opposite end of the blind controls). The control end will then fix into the opposite bracket.

Fitting: Rollers

Fitting: Rollers

Fitting: Rollers

There are two directions for roller blind fabric to immerse from their tube, these are known as ‘Standard’ or ‘Reverse’.


STANDARD

Standard sends the fabric down via the back of the tube, placing it closest to the window or wall it is mounted on. This method creates less light leakage when the blinds are mounted outside of a recess

Fitting: Rollers


REVERSE

Reverse places the fabric at the front of the tube therefore concealing the view of the tube. This method allows extra space fir window handles and other obstructions if you mount the blind inside a recess.

Fitting: Rollers


To alter the roll direction, the fabric must be fully unrolled so that the tube is revealed. Continue turning the tube in the same direction so that the fabric starts to roll up to the opposite side. To get the fabric to sit closer to the tube, run your hands along the fabric to loosely form a fold, and continue rolling the fabric back up.


CHILD SAFETY

All Roller blinds are come with a ‘P’ clip to fix to the wall. It must be installed at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism to prevent looped cords becoming slack.

Ensure the chain is fully taut when placed into position.

Attach the retaining device using suitable fixings ensuring the device is fully closed.

WARNING: In the interest of safety, please keep all pull cords and chains out of the reach of children. Move cots, beds and other furniture away from blinds and install safety devices such as cleats and cord tidies to limit access to cords.


FITTINGS

Fitting: Rollers

Universal Brackets

Fitting: Rollers

Child Safety P Clip


  Download our Roller Blinds Fitting Guide (PDF)


PERFECT FIT VENETIAN BLINDS

Firstly assemble the by blind placing all components face down on a clean surface. Guide the two side channels into the exposed arms of the top frame corner joints, until they are secure and tighten the screws attached. Repeat the process with the bottom section of frame to complete the blind.


To line up the brackets, place a credit/store card vertically against the glass at the top of the window. Where the bottom of the card sits, this is the installation point for the first bracket.

Install all of the brackets provided, installing any intermediate brackets accordingly.

Fitting: Perfect Fit


Once the brackets are in place, simply line up the framework with the brackets and click it into place. For Prefect Fit venetian blinds, attached the tilt wand and the blind is now ready to operate.

Fitting: Perfect Fit


  Download our Perfect Fit Fitting Guide (PDF)