How to attach roller blinds
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In this video I’m going to show you How to fit a Roller Blind.

You will need:
A drill with the correct sized bit
A crossed head screwdriver
A pencil
A tape measure

You’ll also need the fittings that come with your blind, which are:
Idle end bracket and control end bracket – which you’ll find packed at the end of your box
Screws and rawl plugs

The process

A few things to note. Don’t forget that your blind fabric will be slightly narrower than you originally specified to allow for fittings at either side. This is perfectly normal. Your blind will also have approximately 15cm of extra material on the drop – do not be tempted to unravel this completely, as the fabric may become completely detached from the head rail.

Your blind is manufactured with a spring-loaded pin to keep it within the brackets for a snug fit. The brackets you’ll receive will vary slightly. For windows under 200cm, they’ll look like this, 200 – 250cm like this and over 250cm like this. They all work in exactly the same way.

So let’s get started. Firstly, offer up the blind to the window – it’s very important you fit the brackets as accurately as possible to ensure a snug fit.

You will have already decided whether to fit your blinds to the inside or outside of the window recess.

To fit outside the recess, position your brackets here

To fit inside the recess, you can choose whether to top fix into the lintel or face fix into your window frame.

To top fix, position your brackets here (recommended for uPVC windows). Make sure you allow enough clearance for any objects that could obstruct the blind, like window handles. Do this by measuring how far the handle sticks out, and make the same allowance when fitting your brackets.

To face fix position your brackets here (recommended for wooden window frames).

Fit the brackets into each end of your blind. Now position your blind at your window, using the brackets to mark where the holes should go. Don’t forget to position your blind correctly, depending on whether you are top fixing or face fixing your blind!

Now drill or screw into position, using rawl plugs where necessary.

Now you’ve fitted your brackets, with your blind fully wound up, push the idle end into the hole or cross on the side of the bracket. Slide the control end of the blind into the control end bracket – you may need to depress the spring loaded end a little to ensure a snug fit.

For cordless options, you’ll need to engage your spring operated mechanism which is locked for transit. Release the pin 2 – 3mm – be careful not to pull it all the way out – and test the blind by pulling it down. The blind should lock into place.

To finish off your sidewinder blind, it’s time to fit the child safety device. We strongly recommend that you install this to help keep cords and chains out of children’s reach – our video shows you how to do this.