How to install a faux or real wood blind
Inside Recess Fitting Video - Wooden Blinds
Step by Step Fitting Instructions
- Step 1
If you’re fitting the blind outside the window recess ensure that measurement C in the diagram below is the same to ensure even window coverage.
If you’re fitting the blind inside the recess you can top fix the brackets to the lintel or face fix the brackets to the window frame.
- Step 2
The brackets can be used to Face Fix, Side Fix or Top Fix. Simply measure and mark the distance between the wall and the back of the bracket, allowing for obstructions like handles that protrude into the recess area. The brackets should be positioned 6mm wider than the blind at each end. Hold each bracket in place and mark the hole positions. Fit each bracket using the screws provided. Please ensure fixings are suitable for the wall/surface to which you are mounting the brackets.
- Step 3
For larger width blinds a center support bracket is required. Align the top of the center support bracket with the top of the mounting bracket before installation. Install with the bigger flap of the center support bracket on the top equally spaced along the width of the headrail and clear of the slat ladder positions
- Step 4
Open the gate of the box brackets and slide the headrail into position then snap the brackets closed
- Step 5 - Optional
Hold down clips are optional.
Using two small screws, screw the hold down clip to the window facing or the wall/window recess. Pop the bracket pin ends into the hole at bottom rail end.
- Step 6 - Optional
Screw the valance clips onto the back and level with the top of the valance using the screws provided. Hook valance clip with valance attached onto the top of the headrail. You may also have Velcro tabs to stick the valance onto the headrail - this is a far easier way of installing the pelmet onto the headrail.
- Step 7 - Optional
Hook valance clip with valance attached onto the top of the headrail.
- Step 8 - Optional
Depending on the exact blind ordered, you may have received valance returns. If your blind has been supplied with valance returns, screw one end of the valance return clip onto the valance using screws provided.
Align the edge of the valance return with the valance then screw the other end of the valance clip onto the valance return.
- Step 9
You must install the safety cleat as close to the headrail of the blind as possible and in all cases not less than 1500mm from the floor.
Place the safety cleat in the desired position on the wall and mark the positions of the holes with a pencil. Drill holes as required.
- Step 10
Use the screws provided to attach the safety cleat to the wall in the pre-drilled holes.
- Step 11
Wrap the cords around the cord cleats in a figure of 8. When the cords are fully accumulated ensure they are secure so when any cord is pulled no excess cord is released.
To tilt blind pull on required tilt cord tassel to tilt slats to the open or closed position. Tilt the blind to the horizontal position when lifting or raising to increase blind life.
To lower move lift cord towards the middle of the blind pulling down gently until cord lock releases. To raise pull lift cord downward until blind reaches desired height.
To lock pull lift cord towards the outside of the blind and release. The cord will automatically lock.