How to Install Custom Outdoor Blinds Guide         

At Blinds Downunder we have put together an explanation on how to install your selected custom fit Outdoor blinds.

Items Required to install your Custom Fit Outdoor Blind

  1. Pencil or black marker pen to mark hood/bracket holes in  level fixing position.
  2. Drill with selected size drill bit for pilot holes (Test pilot hole size is correct on sample material. We suggest testing one masonry hole is correct for Green plugs prior to drilling all holes) You may require different drill bits depending on different materials or new range of anka screws to eliminate green plugs.Consult your qualified local hardware for further assistance if required.
  3. Phillips head screwdriver or Phillips head drill attachment, whichever is preferred.
  4. Fixing screws for hood/brackets. (Note*: Screws are not provided by Blinds Downunder, due to the different nature with fixing Brackets to different materials and thickness.) 
  5. We do not recommend fixing brackets directly to cement sheet only. If drilling cement sheet, understand what you are drilling. Make sure to test cement sheet manufactured, prior to 2004.Blinds Downunder only recommends fixing to solid substrates timber noggins, Timber/steel lintels or Timber or steel studs, masonary or Timber weatherboards.
  6. Green Plugs or anka screws are appropriate screws for masonry fixing, as guided by qualified local hardware store.

You may require additional assistant to help with the install of long blinds.

We recommend if you are unsure, that you take photos of install area and discuss with your qualified local hardware store for further detailed advice regarding fixing options. Blinds Downunder takes no responsibility for poor bracket fixing or damage caused by incorrect installations or drilling/fixing to dangerous substrates.


How to Install your Custom Fit Outdoor Blinds

  1. Once desired fixing has been chosen and purchased from qualified local hardware store.
  2. Place hood/brackets in desired level position and mark holes using pencil or permanent marker.
  3. Once Hood/brackets are installed.
  4. Tension blind. To tension blind make sure you wear safety glasses, pliers and a spanner. place blind between your legs or on saw horse/bench and remove catch with pliers. Turn pin with spanner 13-15 times clockwise towards the valance.Remove screws in each end of base rail to allow for arm extensions or strap brackets.
  5. Install blind in hood/brackets.
  6. Run guide arms, up guides so the sit on horizontal kick. Make sure the guide arms fold down and lock on rail when you apply pressure downward.
  7. Screw guide arms into end of base rails.
  8. Mark and fix of guide rails parallel and level to one another. 
  9. Test blind function.
  10. If installing spring drop down/Strap blind or Crank Arm Awning, place bottom brackets in desired position and complete fastening desired fixing until complete. Place hand on bracket and apply solid pressure to test adequate fixing. Fasten straps to avoid blinds blowing around in the wind.
  11. Finally: Secure any cord safety devices. A Child Safety Device to comply with the Australian Child safety Regulations. All blinds require warning labels and our installer labels to be permanently installed. These guidelines need to be followed for child safety compliance. Refer to our child safety page, ACCC guidelines and downloads. These standards are required on all chorded. By purchasing our product, you agree to comply with ACCC guidelines on all roman blind supplied by Blinds Downunder.


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