How to Install Custom Fit Venetian Blinds Guide         

At Blinds Downunder we have put together a written explanation on how to install your selected custom fit Venetian blind.

Items Required to install your Custom Fit Vertical Blind

  1. Pencil to mark bracket holes in 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. 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 brackets. (Note*: Screws are not provided by Blinds Downunder, due to the different nature with fixing Brackets to different materials.) As a rough guide we recommend;
  5. 20mm x 7 gauge\Timber screws for face fit timber or MDF architraves
  6. 20mm x 7 gauge\ Timber screws for internal recess fit, timber or MDF reveals and child safety tension devices.
  7. 6 gauge self-tapping screws for aluminium or steel fixings
  8. We do not recommend fixing brackets directly to plasterboard only. If you choose to proceed with this option, toggle bolts or plaster plugs, are sometimes recommended by your qualified local hardware store, as a last resort for fixing brackets. The hardware store will most likely recommend the highest load bearing capacity plugs and check if screws fit through bracket holes. Blinds Downunder only recommends fixing to solid substrates behind plaster ie; Timber noggins, Timber/steel lintels or Timber or steel studs.
  9. Green Plugs and appropriate screws for masonry fixing, as guided by qualified local hardware store.

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


How to Install your Custom Fit Venetian Blind

  1. Once desired fixing has been chosen and purchased from qualified local hardware store.
  2. Place brackets in desired position on face fit or recess fit and mark holes using pencil.Make sure brackets are all on horizontal level line.
  3. Drill Pilot holes based on pencil marks for desired bracket position.
  4. Place brackets in desired position and complete fastening desired fixing until complete. Place hand on bracket and apply gentle pressure to test adequate fixing.
  5. Once brackets are installed click front of your venetian blind track in groove closest to you.Make sure the track is on a slight angle. Finally roll your wrist and click venetian in back of track with a small amount of upward pressure.
  6. Check Venetian blind is seated and track installation is complete.

              *Important notes.                                                         

              1. Finally: secure the cord off to the wall or inside of the reveal with 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 roller blind installs. By purchasing our product, you agree to comply with ACCC guidelines on all Venetian Blinds supplied by Blinds Downunder.


                  Below is a printable copy of How to install Venetian blinds.



                  How to Install Venetian Blinds



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