1) Fitting the Brackets
There are two types of brackets, one for face fixing and one for top fixing:
Position the outermost brackets approximately 5cm from each end of the headrail. Any additional brackets should be distributed evenly across the width of the blind.
When using the top-fix brackets, make sure to position them at least 7.5cm away from the window, or any other obstacles within the window recess such as handles, to allow the louvres to freely rotate open and closed.
2) Installing the Headrail
Locate the back lip of the headrail into the bracket, then lift the front of the headrail up until it’s level. Next, tighten the screw at the front of the bracket to secure the headrail in position.
Locate the front lip of the headrail into the front of the bracket, then firmly push the back of the headrail upwards until it clicks into the back of bracket.
3) Hanging the Louvres
Prior to hooking the louvres onto the headrail, make sure the hooks are facing side on, as illustrated. If they’re not, pull on the beaded chain (or twist the child safety wand if supplied) to rotate the hooks into position. This will make it quicker and easier to hook the louvres on. It also means the louvres won’t tangle on first use.
Make sure all the hooks are facing in the same direction. If one or more are facing in different directions, simply pull on the beaded chain (or twist the child safety wand) until you start to feel some resistance. Continue pulling in the same direction and don’t worry if it sounds noisy at this point, that’s normal. Keep going until they all line up in the same direction.
Hook the child safety control wand (if you selected this option instead of beaded chain and cords) onto the eyelet at the end of the hooks.
Hook all the louvres onto the headrail.
Slide all the weights into the pockets at the bottom of the louvres.
Attach the chain to the weights by sliding the clip down onto the lug at the top of each weight.
4) Child Safety
Your new vertical blind is compliant with all the latest child safety standards and comes supplied with a P-Clip cord and chain tensioner (if you selected the chain and cord option).
The P-Clip chain and cord tensioner must be fitted at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism to prevent the chain and cord loop from becoming slack. This will also prevent the cord from sagging down from the headrail when the blind is drawn open.
With the chain and cord inside the P-Clip, position it on the wall making sure the chain is taut yet still able to move freely.
Mark the screw hole(s) with a pencil and attach it to the wall with the fixings provide.
Please note it is a requirement in accordance with BS EN 13120 to install the P-Clip and the installer is liable to ensure child safety.
5) Operating Your Blind
Cord and Chain System
Pull on the operating cord at the side of the blind to open and close the blind (do this only when the louvres are in the fully open position). To rotate the louvres, simply pull on the operating chain.
To rotate the louvres, simply twist the control wand. To open and close the blind, pull the control wand in the desired direction.