How to Install Custom Fit Roller Blinds Guide
At Blinds Downunder we have put together an explanation video on how to install your selected custom fit roller blinds.
Below video, we have put together detailed written instructions on how to install your selected custom fit roller blinds
Items Required to install your Custom Fit Roller Blind
- Pencil to mark bracket holes in fixing position.
- 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.
- Phillips head screwdriver or Phillips head drill attachment, whichever is preferred.
- 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;
- 40mm x 7 gauge\Timber screws for face fit timber or MDF architraves
- 20mm x 7 gauge\ Timber screws for internal recess fit, timber or MDF reveals and child safety tension devices.
- 6 gauge self-tapping screws for aluminium or steel fixings
- 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.
- 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 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.
The image above provides some of the standard items supplied for your single roller blinds and also linked single roller blinds.
How to Install your Custom Fit Roller Blind
- Once desired fixing has been chosen and purchased from qualified local hardware store.
- Place bracket in desired position on face fit or recess fit and mark holes using pencil.
- Drill Pilot holes based on pencil marks for desired bracket position.
- Place brackets in desired position and complete fastening desired fixing until complete. Place hand on bracket and apply gentle pressure to test adequate fixing.
- Install Pin end of Roller blind at selected end of bracket. The bracket has a hole that the pin sits in. The pin end sits opposite to the selected blind control side.
- Apply light horizontal pressure to pin end to allow for control side of blind to fit inside brackets. Lift the control end and align hooks with two slot holes on bracket. Gently pull control end down, making sure control end is seated in bracket. Ensure chain is facing down. With double roller blinds, install cord diverter. Ensure cord is seated in cord diverter prior to installing control end in bracket.
*Important notes with recess fit blinds.
From time to time window frames are sometimes out of square. You may need to install fixings on side of the reveal to adjust blind up or down, so bottom rail sits level with bottom sill and square with window stiles. From time to time the pin end may also require a clearance hole drilled in reveal, so blind will fit. This would only be required if blind is very tight.
- Install bracket covers over brackets on face fit blinds only.
- Finally: Secure the ball chain off to the wall or inside of the reveal with a Child Safety Device to comply with the Australian Child Safety Regulations. It is required internal window covering ‘must be installed in a way that a loose cord cannot form a loop 220 mm or longer at less than 1600 mm above floor level’.Cord guides—may be installed lower than 1600 mm above floor level, so long as the cord guide will remain firmly attached to a wall or other structure specified in the ACCC installation instructions, when subjected to a tension force of 70 N (Newtons) applied in any direction for 10 seconds and cannot form a loop 220 mm or longer at less than 1600mm above floor level. A force of 70 N is approximately equal to applying a 7 kilogram weight and has been assessed as the likely amount of force a child may exert on a blind cord guide by grabbing, pulling or hanging on it.Solid fixing is required when fixing Child Safety Devices.Double sided tape or glue is non compliant and is unsatisfactory. If you are unsure seek professional advice.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 corded roller blind installs. By purchasing our product, you agree to comply with ACCC guidelines on all roller blind supplied by Blinds Downunder.
"WARNING: CURTAIN AND BLIND CORDS HAVE CAUSED THE DEATH OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND MUST BE INSTALLED SO THAT THEY ARE NOT A STRANGULATION HAZARD. FOLLOW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS"
Below is a printable copy of How to install roller blinds.