Fitting & Caring for your Wooden Blind | 247 Guides
Wooden blinds are a fantastic option, and due to their moveable slats and beautiful finishes, offer up a modern solution to light and privacy worries.
Made to your measurements, we'll take you through this easy fitting guide, each step of the way. You'll have your new wood blind up in no-time, to the envy of all your neighbours and friends!
Fitting Time — Approx. 30 minutes, first time
What do I need to fit?
You don’t need expert tools for the job, but we’d recommend the following:
- Pencil to mark out your bracket placements
- A screwdriver, or power drill to quicken things up.
- A measuring tape to help measure up bracket placements.
- The correct screws and wall plugs for the surface you’ll be fitting your blind to. This could be plaster, wood or even steel, so we’d recommend looking online to ensure you get the best fittings for your blind.
What comes with my blind?
Your new blind comes with a few basic pieces:
- The blind (of course).
- Box-end brackets.
- Support brackets if your blind is over 100 CM width.
- A pelmet headrail cover & clips or velcro tabs for your headrail cover.
- Child-safety clip for your wall.
Unfortunately, we’re unable to send these with screws and wall plugs included, so we would always recommend you get the best screws and wall plugs for the area/surface you’re fitting your blind into, prior to delivery.
Fitting your blind
After unpacking your blind and ensuring everything is present, the next part is the fitting.
Fitting the brackets
So, your box-end brackets come with a few options to fit, these are top fix, face fix and side fix. Decide what’s best for your window (or door), always ensuring that the hinged flap is facing inwards into the room as shown.
- When you’re happy with the positioning of your first bracket. Mark up the position of the bracket with your pencil, including marking up the drill holes.
- Use your tape measure and measure across to the other side, and do the same with the other bracket. Measuring up each time to ensure they align.
- If your blind has C-shaped support brackets, you’ll need to repeat on the pre-measure and markup on these, as well. Ensure that you are spacing these evenly across the headrail, being careful to not position them on top of the tilt/raise mechanisms, and away from cords and tapes.
Fitting the headrail
Attach your pelmet clips onto your headrail, it’s easier to do this now VS when the blind is installed. A minimum of two are needed.
- Remove the plastic end caps from the headrail & slide the blind into the brackets. Your cords and pelmet-clipped side needs to be facing outwards into the room. Ensure the headrail is securely sitting in the brackets.
- Push down and snap the hinge doors shut, locking your blind into position.
Fitting the pelmet
- Position the pelmet in front of your headrail and use the groove on the headrail to apply your pelmet clips.
- If you have an exact measured blind, you may have a ‘mitred’ pelmet, with the pelmet cut with angled ends and extra end pieces. For a recessed blinds, you only need to apply the front pelmet.
- Attach these end pieces by sliding the ‘L’ Shaped plastic
For cleaning of the slats, though faux wooden blinds do have waterproof slats, be mindful of the cords (or tapes if you opted for this style).
For deep cleans, we’d recommend avoiding using bleach and cleaning fluids as these could damage the blind. Instead, use hot water and a damp cloth.
Otherwise, light dusting should keep things prim and proper.
All blinds present a strangulation risk due to cords and chains. Keep out of reach and ensure you install all safety devices that come with the blind, immediately after fitting.
Ensure all cords are kept away from small children, vulnerable people, and pets. All blinds present a strangulation risk due to cords and chains.
Move beds, cots and climbable furniture away from windows. Do not tie cords together and make sure cords do not twist and create a loop.
This blind comes with a safety device for screwing to the wall & a cord with a breakable join. This is designed to break under pressure and must not be tampered with.
Install your safety decide at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism and at least 1.5 metres from the floor. Wrap any excess cord around the safety device, ensuring to always do this when the blind is not in use.