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How To" Videos - Linked Roller Blinds

DIY made easy! We have created this video gallery to centralise all the information you need to Measure, Order and Install your Linked Roller Blinds. 

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Video Gallery Contents

Linked Roller Blinds - An Overview

How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 6

How to Measure Double Roller Blinds - Inside Mount

How to Install - Understanding the Linked components

How to Measure Double Roller Blinds - Outside Mount

How to Install - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 1

How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 1

How to Install - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 2
How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 2 & 3 How to Install - Double Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 4 & 5
How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 4 & 5

Linked Roller Blinds - An overview

Available for both Single and Double Rollers, Michael explains the great flexibility Linked Roller blinds offer - Perfect for wider windows, linked blinds enable you to place blinds side by side across your windows, bifold or stacking doors. It enables you to keep any chains clear of the centre whilst the gap between the blinds is also greatly reduced with the linking brackets.  Michael takes you through the Linked Layout chart and explains how to use the chart to find the best linked layout to suit the flow of your windows or doors.

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How to Measure Double Roller Blinds - Inside Mount

In this video Michael demonstrates how to measure for inside mounted Double Roller Blinds using the Top Front slimline double bracket.  To inside mount your double roller blinds you will require a window recess depth of 90 mm for a flush inside mount.  The measuring process is the same for both single and double blinds.  Measure your width from the inside edge of the window recess straight through to the other inside edge of the window recess, ensuring you take your measurements from the top of the window as this is where the brackets will sit.   The top front double bracket dimensions measure 85 mm in width and 150 mm in height.  The top blind is the front blind.  This top blind (or front blind) will always be front rolled whilst the back blind can be either front rolled or back rolled.  If the back blind is back rolled, this is known as a 'Combination' roll direction. Front rolling your blinds will ensure you clear any obstructions such as a window winder or lock.  You can control your blinds with either a chain drive or motors.  You also have the option to just motorise the front blind whilst using a chain drive on the rear blind.

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How to Measure Double Roller Blinds - Outside Mount

In this video, Michael demonstrates the simple process required to Measure your window for an Outside Mounted Double Roller Blind, using the Top Back double bracket. Simply measure from the outside edge of the architrave to the outside edge of the architrave.  Measure from the top of the architrave to the bottom of the architrave or to the floor if you require a longer drop.  Using a Top Back double bracket means that both blinds will be back rolled to minimise the light gaps by keeping the fabric as close as possible to architraves as well as providing greater privacy. 

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How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 1

Michael takes you through the easy process of measuring your windows for Linked Roller Blinds in a Layout #1.  A popular choice, Link Layout #1 consists of 2 blinds each with independent control. First, take the overall width measurement - this is the total size of your window.  It is helpful to watch the Roller Blinds How to Measure videos as the process is the same for linked roller blinds when measuring for inside or outside mounted blinds.  Always work from left to right in measuring your individual blind widths.    With a grey pencil, mark where you want the centre of the bearing bracket to sit on the architrave. Generally, the bracket will sit in the centre of where there is a mullion or where the doors overlap.  Then take the first individual blind measurement from the left to where this mark is.  Now measure the width of the second blind from this mark to the right-hand side of the window.  The total width entered when ordering must equal the sum of the individual blind widths.

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How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layouts # 2 & 3

Michael shows you how to measure your windows or doors for Link Layouts # 2 & 3.  A Link Layout #2 consists of 2 blinds both operated by the one control situated on the Left-hand side.  A Link Layout #3 is exactly the same as Layout #2 except that the controls are situated on the Right-hand side.  These layouts work for both single and double roller blinds. Link Layouts are generally used where a window or a set of doors is wider than 3000 mm, and therefore you need more than one blind.  And you would like to control both blinds via the one control so that both blinds go up and down together.    Using the same how to measure process as for a Link Layout # 1, the first measurement provided is the overall measurement, then take the measurements of the individual blind sizes starting with the Left-hand blind first.  

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How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layouts # 4 & 5

Michael explains Link Layouts # 4 and 5.  Layout 4 consists of 3 blinds with the control of 1 blind on the right-hand side and the other 2 blinds controlled together on the left-hand side.  Link Layout # 5 is the same except that the single-blind is controlled on the left-hand side with the 2 blinds controlled together on the right-hand side.  It is advisable to watch the how to measure Roller Blind videos as the How to Measure process is the same.  Michael shows you how to measure for the variations in a link layout 4 & 5, whether they are double or single blinds. 

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How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 6

Michael demonstrates the Link Layout # 6.  Link Layout # 6 consists of 4 blinds.  2 blinds are controlled together on the Right-hand side and 2 blinds are controlled together on the left-hand side.  Perfect for stacker doors offering flexibility for exit doors.  These blinds can be controlled by either a Chain drive or a Motor.  The how to measure process is quite straightforward. First measure the overall width of your window.  Then measure for each blind individually by placing a mark on the window frame or architrave where you require the linked brackets to be installed. This is generally where there is a natural break in the window such as a mullion or where the doors overlap.  Remember to always work from left to right.  The sum of the widths of the 4 individual blinds must equal the overall window width.  Michael advises you watch the How to Measure Roller Blind videos as the process is the same.  

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How to Install - Understanding the Linked Components

Michael describes the different components that are used in Linked blinds to make your roller blinds go up and down together, or work independently on the intermediate bearing bracket.  This video is helpful to understand how the linked roller blind system works for both single and double linked roller blinds especially when it comes to installation. 

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How to Install - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 1

Michael takes you through the simple process of installing your Linked Roller Blinds for a Link Layout 1.  Link Layout 1 has independent control of both blinds.  This knowledge when applied in conjunction with the next video 'how to install a Linked Layout 2' where both blinds are driven by the one control, will ensure you are equipped with the know how to install every linked layout option available. In this example, Michael demonstrates with an outside mounted single linked roller blind.

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How to Install - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 2 & 3

In this video, Michael takes you through the simple process of installing your Linked Roller Blinds for a Link Layout 2 & 3. A link layout 2 is when both blinds are operated with the one control positioned on the LHS. The blind with the control end is always installed first.  For a Layout 2, you would install the blind on the LHS first. If installing for a Link Layout 3, the installation of the blinds means that you would install the RH blind first (the control end). When this video is viewed in conjunction with How to install a Link Layout 1, it will equip you with the knowledge to install every linked layout option available. This example features an Outside mounted blind.

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How to install - Double Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 4 & 5

Michael demonstrates how to install a Link Layout # 4 for Double Roller Blinds.  A Link Layout 4 consists of 2 blinds on the LHS controlled together with an independent operated blind on the RHS.  A Layout 5 is the opposite where 2 blinds are controlled together on the RHS with an independent blind on the LHS.  When installing a Layout 4 you need to work from Left to Right and start with the Sunscreen or Light Filter blinds. With a Layout 5 you need to work from Right to Left.  Don't worry, this video brings everything together as Michael takes you through the easy installation step by step.

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