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Blinds Installation Guide

What you need:
  • Screwdriver (Phillips Head) or ideally cordless light drill
  • Pencil or Pen (for making bracket points)
  • Metal Measuring Tape
  • Water/Spirit Leveler (Optional for perfectionists)
  • All Basic Screws are Provided
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Overview

Most of our window furnishings require very few tools and are easy to install on your own. This installation guide explains the most common installation methods for the different types of blinds, although most blinds follow the same steps.

General Steps Involved
  • Install Brackets First
    Whether your window treatments are inside or outside mount, mounting brackets go up first. This will require a few screws,a level and measuring tape (to make sure your brackets are in line) and maybe pre-drilling depending on your window casing.Face Fitted brackets should always be pre-drilled to avoid cracks.
  • Install the blind
    Most blinds clip in to the bracket itself with little effort. Install each blind into its brackets. For longer blinds with several brackets, install/clip the middle section of the blind first.
  • Install the optional Valance or Full-Size Pelmet
    Certain window furnishings can come with additional valances which click simply into place. They cover the main operating track or blind.


These are the basic steps to installing window treatments. Certain categories of products will have differences, and some will have additional parts. Please find your product to see the process for your window treatment.

Installation Instruction for each Blind Type
  • Quick Window Blind Installation Guide

    Need a quick glance at how to install blinds? We have a basic overview of how to get the job done. There will be variations depending on your specific product, but nearly all categories ofblinds follow the same basic steps.

    • Install mounting bracket
      Whether your window treatments are inside or outside mount, mounting brackets go up first. This will require a few screws, a level and measuring tape (to make sure your brackets are in line) and maybe pre-drilling depending on your window casing. Face Fitted brackets should always be pre-drilled to avoid cracks.
    • Install the Blinds
      Next, the blind is placed into the mounted brackets.
    • Install the optional Valance or Full-Size Pelmet
      Certain window furnishings can come with additional valances which click simply into place. They cover the main operating track or blind.

    These are the basic steps to installing window treatments. Certain categories of products will have differences, and some will have additional parts. Please find your product to see the process for your window treatment.

  • Please follow these installation instructions

    Your blinds come with the required screws for a standard installation, but you will need the necessary tools to install them. If you are fitting into concrete, steel, or other non-standard areas, the specialised screws are not supplied.

    • Mark the Bracket Locations carefully
      Determine how many brackets are needed for each window, before installing brackets. For verticals fitted inside the reveal (inside the window frame), position the brackets around 100mm from the end of the frame, evenly spacing them out if more than 2 brackets for that blind. Make sure the longer tongue of the bracket is closer to the glass (i.e. facing away from you). When ready, screw the brackets into place. If face fitting the verticals, mark the bracket holes using a pencil, and pre-drill the holes before screwing in a screw - to avoid cracking the frame. Verticals fitted on the outside frame will have a overhang of around 100mm on each side of the opening.
    • Screwing the Brackets & Fitting the Blind
      Once the brackets have been screwed tightly, align the track into the window where its meant to be installed. Position the front of the track into the front edge of the bracket and rotate the track backwards into the bracket (the track should clip into place).
      Advice: For face fitted blinds, or longer tracks, start with the central bracket first.
      Advice: For longer tracks, it is easier to fit with the aid of a second person
    • Hanging the slats
      Once the tracks are fitted, the easiest method is to hang the slats is to bunch all the hangers to one side, keeping the track hooks aligned. Gently unroll the slats. Be mindful that a roll of blind slats may be heavy, particularly for one person to fit themselves - it is easier hanging slats in pairs. Hang each slat onto the track hooks carefully one after another until all slats are hanging.
      Advice: Do not hang slats with the hooks aligned with the track (i.e. a closed blind)
      Advice: If Jamming Occurs when testing the blind for the first time, remove the slats, re-align the carriers, and then re-hang the slats again. Make sure the hooks are aligned in the correct position.
      Note: The fabric has been rolled and may seem wavy after hanging, but will straighten over the first 24 hrs while hanging.
    • Fastening the Cord & Chain
      ** This step may be omitted if your vertical blinds are wand operated. **

      Cord operated blinds must have the operating cords and chains securely fixed or fastened.
      The Australian Government requires all cord operated blinds not to be left loose, and must be tightly secured to a wall or frame. In accordance with Child Safety laws, failure to secure the cords may result in severe injury or strangulation to pets or children.
      It is imperative that all cords be fitted tightly into place, so that the strings are tight, and the safety tag be clearly visibly. Australian Quality Blinds Online take no responsibility if this fitting instruction has been omitted.
      Important! Do not secure cords near beds.
      Catch the cord and chain into the cord hold-down bracket. They should both loop in through the bracket.
      Position the bracket in a appropriate location and screw into place.
      Advice: Make sure that the cord is slightly tight (so that no animal or infant can slip in-between. Also ensure that there is sufficient space between the cord and blind to operate smoothly.
      If fitting into a plaster wall, make sure it is secured with a wall plug first before screwing the wall bracket down into place.
  • Please follow these installation instructions

    Your blinds come with the required screws for a standard installation, but you will need the necessary tools to install them. If you are fitting into concrete, steel, or other non-standard areas, the specialised screws are not supplied.

    • Mark the Bracket Locations carefully
      Roller blinds come with two brackets, one for the control side and one for the opposite side. These brackets are slightly different. Position the brackets at each side of the blind, noting which side is which. Brackets may be installed either to the wall, ceiling, or window frame.
      Important! Please ensure that the brackets are lined up evenly to ensure smooth operation of the blind so that the fabric rolls up evenly. Installation brackets must be placed around 25mm from the outer edge of the fabric. Mark the bracket holes using a pencil.
    • Screwing the Brackets & Fitting the Blind
      For roller blinds fitted inside the reveal (i.e. inside the window frame), the fabric rolls forward and should be roughly in line with the rest of the wall or surface. First, screw the brackets in place. Then clip the blind into the bracket with the fabric hanging into the room. For face fitted roller blinds, ensure the fabric rolls towards the window (i.e. under roll or back roll).
    • Hanging the slats
      Once the tracks are fitted, the easiest method is to hang the slats is to bunch all the hangers to one side, keeping the track hooks aligned. Gently unroll the slats. Be mindful that a roll of blind slats may be heavy, particularly for one person to fit themselves - it is easier hanging slats in pairs. Hang each slat onto the track hooks carefully one after another until all slats are hanging.
      Advice: Do not hang slats with the hooks aligned with the track (i.e. a closed blind)
      Advice: If Jamming Occurs when testing the blind for the first time, remove the slats, re-align the carriers, and then re-hang the slats again. Make sure the hooks are aligned in the correct position.
      Note: The fabric has been rolled and may seem wavy after hanging, but will straighten over the first 24 hrs while hanging.
    • Installing the Cord-Safe Bracket
      Following the Australian Government regulations for cord safety in window furnishings, you must ensure that all operating cords and chains are mounted securely and are not loose. Australian Quality Blinds Online takes no responsibility if these are not secured upon installation.
      Place the chain through into the clip and screw into a convenient location either on the frame or wall. Ensure that the stop bead in the chain moves smoothly though the clip. Failure of properly installing this may cause damage to the blind mechanism, which may result in voidance of the product warranty.