Roller Blind Installation Guide
Items Required to install Roller Blinds
-Pencil to mark fixing locations
- Phillips head screwdriver or Phillips head drill attachment
- Fixing screws (Not supplied by Blinds Downunder)
-You may also require a second person when installing blinds.
Important information Prior to Installing Roller Blinds
- Drill Pilot holes with selected size drill bit, test pilot hole size is correct for selected screws on sample materials.
-With masonry holes we recommend testing one masonry hole with Green plugs and screw prior to drilling all holes in masonry, to help ensure fixing is adequate.
You will require different drill bits depending on different materials. Consult your qualified local hardware store for further assistance if required.
Note*; Screws are not provided by Blinds Downunder, due to the different nature of fixings 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 Blinds, with timber\MDF reveals and child safety tension devices.
- 6 gauge\ self-tapping screws for aluminium or steel fixings
-Green Plugs and appropriate screws for masonry fixing, as guided by qualified local hardware store.
- Blinds Downunder does not recommend fixing brackets directly to plaster. If this is your chosen fixing option, toggle bolts or plaster plugs, are sometimes recommended by your qualified local hardware store. This would normally be recommended as a last resort for fixing your brackets. Your Local 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, Timber or steel studs or masonry.
-We recommend if you are unsure with your install, 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 fixing or damage caused by incorrect installations.
-Be mindful there could be electrical or plumbing within your fixing area. Take all appropriate actions to eliminate potential dangers.
Roller Blind Installation
- On your selected window, Place brackets in desired locations, mark holes which have been determined by your Blind selection Face Fit or Recess Fit.
- Drill Pilot holes based on pencil marks for desired bracket locations. With masonry fixings drill exact size hole as predetermined from test hole.
- Place brackets in desired location and complete fastening desired fixing until tight. Place one hand on bracket and apply gentle pressure to test adequate fixing.
- Install Pin end of your Roller blind at your selected end of bracket. The bracket has a hole which the pin sits in. The pin end sits opposite to your 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 the two slot holes on the bracket. Gently pull control end down, making sure control end is seated in bracket. Ensure chord is facing down.
Note; With double roller blinds, install chord diverter first, prior to installing brackets. Ensure chord is seated in chord diverter prior to installing control end in bracket. Install blind closest to window first.
*Important notes regarding Recess Fit Blinds
Sometimes window frames can be out of square, due to construction of window frames or movement within house foundations. You may be required to install fixings on side of the reveal to adjust blind up or down. This is to ensure bottom rail sits level with bottom of windowsill and square with window stiles. The brackets provided allow for both top and side fixings.
Sometimes the pin end of your blind may also touch the reveal causing some resistance. You can drill a clearance hole in reveal, so blind will work better without resistance. This would only be required if blind is very tight.
- Install bracket covers over brackets.
- Finally: Secure the Blind chord to the wall or inside of the reveal with Child Safety Device to comply with the Australian Child safety Regulations. All blinds require warning labels and our installer labels with your installer details to be permanently installed. The installer label can be installed on front or back of rail. These guidelines are compulsory with all chorded blinds and need to be followed for child safety compliance. Refer to our child safety page, ACCC guidelines and downloads with every roller blind install. By purchasing our products, you agree to comply with ACCC guidelines on all roller blind installs supplied by Blinds Downunder.