How to fit blinds on UPVC windows

Here are our simple steps on how to fit blinds to UPVC:

1. Mark the place where you will fix your brackets
2. Perfectly align your brackets for a level blind
3. Drill screws into your UPVC window frame to secure the brackets
4. Clip your headrail into the brackets to complete your fit

Fitting your blind to a UPVC window frame can be a daunting task, but don’t worry, it’s actually relatively simple. In this guide we’ll take you through everything you need in order to fit your blinds correctly. We’ll provide you with clear, easy-to-follow instructions so you’ll have your blind fitted perfectly before you know it.

Before you get started on fitting, it's important to make sure you have the right tools for the job. Get these together before you start. Include a drill along with a 3mm drill bit, a tape measure, a spirit level, and a pencil or pen to mark on the UPVC. All the screws and brackets will be included with your blinds.

Step-by-step guide to
fitting blinds on UPVC windows

1. Before you start fitting, double-check your window for obstructions. Window handles and levers can prevent blinds from hanging flat or running smoothly. If there are obstructions, consider moving your blind further from your window.

2. Place your brackets on the UPVC window frame where your blind will hang.

3. Use a pen or pencil to mark both holes where the screws will go in your brackets.

4. Take your drill and create holes over the markings you have just created.

5. Taking one bracket, align the holes with the markings you’ve made. Place a screw over the hole in your bracket and gently drill it into the relevant hole in your frame, stopping before it is tight.

6. Realign your bracket so the second marking is visible through the second hole. Drill a screw in here until it is completely tight.

7. Go back to your first screw and tighten that until your bracket is securely attached to the wall.

8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 on your second bracket.

9. Finally, clip in your blinds and check that the mechanism works correctly.

Fitting clip 'n' fit blinds

If you have ordered the clip ‘n’ fit system, your blinds will already be made to fit snugly inside the rubber seal of UPVC windows and doors, purely through tension created by the exact fit and suction enhanced clips. There is no other work involved, and you should be able to clip ‘n’ fit your blinds in less than a minute. These products also come with a heat reflective coating to keep the heat out in the summer and the warmth in during the winter.

Fitting the safety device

Now you know how to fit blinds to UPVC windows, there are a few more things to consider before you are finished. Fitting blinds to UPVC is just like fitting to any other material and comes with the same risks. The cord attached to the blinds that controls the mechanism is a choke hazard to young children and pets. To prevent any accidents, you simply need to secure the cord alongside the blinds by fixing them into a cleat or hook, at a point where the cord is completely taut.

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