Installation

Tools needed before you start:

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Power drill
  • 2mm drill bit
  • Pencil

Inside-mounted blinds:

    • Mark window jambs to locate headrail mounts

      Make sure the headrail is level and clear of obstructions. Remember to keep headrail level – even if the window is not. Make horizontal pencil marks on the window jamb at the bottom edge of the headrail on each side. The mounting brackets will be placed on these marks.

    • Screw side headrail mounts into window jambs

      Open the bracket swivel covers with your thumb or screwdriver. Hold the bracket against the jamb surface and align it with the pencil marks above. Using a pencil, mark the location of the two holes for the mounting screws. On wooden jamb surfaces, pre-drill pilot holes for screws using a 2mm drill bit.

      Locate screws at least 10mm from the edge of the wood to prevent splitting.

      (Note: the mounting screws included are for wood or aluminium surfaces. For other surfaces get appropriate fasteners and install them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For plaster, concrete, stone, brick, or tile, use the right-sized plugs, anchors or screws. Please contact us, if you require any assistance)

    • Use screw-driver or electric drill to screw-in screws to affix bracket.

      (Hint: Smearing a little bar soap on the screw threads will make them drive more easily)

    • Screw mid-way headrail support mount into top window jamb (for wider blinds only)

      Position support mount approximately in the middle of the headrail avoiding intersections with the blinds ladder strings (vertical sections in blinds). Mount support bracket level with the end brackets.

    • Mount blinds into brackets

      Attach valance clips evenly onto the front edge of the headrail approximately 25-30cm apart from each other. Insert the headrail into the end brackets. Close the swivel covers to lock the headrail in place. It is important to make sure the swivel end is engaged on the lip on bottom of bracket.

    • Mount valance

      Attach the valance to the headrail by gently pushing the valance onto the valance clips. The valance clips should click into the groove behind the valance board.

    • Adjust blinds for light level desired

      To raise your blind, pull lift cord straight down. The cord lock should hold the blind in position.

      To lower blind, pull cord towards the blinds centre and slowly raise your hand while holding onto the cord.

      (CAUTION: When blind is raised, keep excess cords away from door openings to prevent tripping hazard.)

Outside-mounted blinds:

  • Mark architrave to locate headrail mounts

    Hold the headrail against the window architrave, level and properly centred – even if your window is not!

    Mark the architrave with a pencil horizontally just above the headrail on each end and make a vertical mark beyond the ends of the headrail. Make two more vertical marks 5cm inside the existing vertical marks. The new vertical marks and horizontal marks mark the location of the headrail mounts.

  • Screw headrail mounts in

    Open the mount swivel clamp. Hold the mount against the architrave surface and align it with the pencil marks noted above. Using a pencil, mark the location of the two pilot holes for the mounting screws.

    (Note: the mounting screws included are for wood or aluminium surfaces. For other surfaces get appropriate fasteners and install them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For plaster, concrete, stone, brick, or tile, use the right sized plugs, anchors, or screws.)

    Pre-drill holes for screws into architrave using 2mm drill bit. Use screw-driver to screw-in screws to affix headrail mounts.

    (Hint: Smearing a little bar soap on the screw threads will make them drive more easily.)

  • Screw mid-way headrail mounts into window architrave (for wider blinds only)

    Space multiple brackets evenly along headrail, but not where the blind ladders are located (vertical sections in blinds). Mount brackets level with the end mounts.

  • Mount blind into brackets

    Attach valance clips evenly onto the front edge of the headrail approximately 25-30cm apart from each other. Insert the headrail into the end mount brackets.

    Close the swivel clamps to lock the headrail in place.

  • Mount valance

    Attach the valance to the headrail by gently pushing the valance onto the valance clips. The valance clips should click into the groove behind the valance board.

  • Adjust blinds for light level desired

    To raise your blind, pull lift cord straight down. The cord lock should hold the blind in position.

    To lower blind, pull cord towards the blinds centre and slowly raise your hand while holding onto the cord.

    (CAUTION: When blind is raised, keep excess cords away from door openings to prevent tripping hazard.)

Alternatively, if you are within the Auckland region, we will deliver and install your order for a flat fee of $75.