How to fit vertical blinds

Follow these steps for fitting vertical blinds:

1. Position the brackets using a spirit level for a precise fit
2. Mark the place the screws will go
3. Use a masonry drill to screw the brackets in place
4. Clip the head rail in
5. Finally, hook the fabric slats into the travellers

Before you get started, check you have the right tools for the job. Your blinds should have come with the screws that you need to fit the blinds to the wall. You will also need a spirit level, masonry drill, tape measure and screwdriver.

Fitting vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are a great option to dress windows – and they’re extremely versatile, too. You can get the perfect fit for your window and choose between a top fixing and a face fixing fit. A top fixing will go on the inside of your lintel, and hang from the top of the recess. A face-fixing option will sit on the wall above your window, outside of the recess. Make sure you decide on your fit before you order your blinds, as the measurements will vary depending on which fit you go for.

Considerations when fitting vertical blinds

Before you fit your vertical blinds you should look out for the following:
• Any obstructions that could hinder the movement of your blinds
• Check the surface is appropriate for hanging blinds
• A place for you to fit your safety device

Once you’ve checked the area for all of these potential issues, you should be ready to start fitting your blinds.

Part 1

Fitting the brackets

1. Place your brackets against the wall and use your pencil to mark the position of the screw holes.

2. Use your drill to create holes over the markings

3. Position your brackets over the holes and drill the screws into place to secure the brackets.

Part 2

Fitting the headrail to the brackets

1. Position the rail so that the control mechanism is on the desired side.

2. Hold the rail up the brackets and tilt.

3. Push firmly forward and up to clip the rail into place.

4. Finally secure it by tightening the short screws on the front of the bracket.

Part 3

Hanging the slats

1. Pick up your fabric slats and bring the metal circle to the top.

2. Hook the metal circle on the first slat into the first traveller.

3. From there work your way through all of the slats, hooking each into individual travellers until you have hung the complete blind.

Part 4

Fitting the safety mechanism

The cord, which powers the blinds, can be a strangulation hazard to children and animals if it’s not kept taught and out of the way. To prevent any problems occurring, we advise that you install your safety device when you fit your blind.

1. Find the maximum distance the control chain will stretch to.

2. Hook your safety device into the chain and mark the position of the two screws.

3. Screw holes into the wall over these markings.

4. Reposition your device over the holes, ensuring the chain is taught.

5. Drill the screws into the holes to secure the device in place.

Now you know how easy and fast fitting vertical blinds yourself is, know that they are available in a range of material and colours to fit in all around your home. If you do have any problems, please get in touch with our team and we would be more than happy to help.

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