How to Install Roman Blinds - Outside Mount
Installing your Roman Blinds is simple.
Installation Tool Kit
To correctly install your brand new Roman Blinds please have the following tools and materials at the ready.
- A grey lead pencil
- A small cordless drill to pre drill holes if required.
- Pre drilling your bracket holes will avoid splitting your timber, particularly if you have an older style house. It is also recommended for outside mounts.
- Cordless screwdriver
- Installation screws for Timber installation have been supplied with your blind – if you are installing into Masonry or Aluminium, you will need to purchase the appropriate installation screws.
- A step ladder if necessary
- A level
- White gloves (optional)
Organising your Blinds
Important: Each of your blinds will have a sticker on them detailing the Room name.
Layout each of you blinds in front of the correct window.
Starting with the first blind, remove the packaging carefully. Make sure you lay the blind down on a clean surface. If your blind is a white colour, it is handy to wear white cotton gloves whilst installing to avoid getting any marks on the fabric. Open the attached bag containing the brackets, screws, and Child Safety cleat.
Remove your brackets, screws & child safety cleat and place them in front of the window.
How to Install Roman Blinds
In this 47 sec video, Michael demonstrates just how quick and easy it is to install your Roman Blinds.
Installing into a Timber Architrave
1. The two end brackets are placed 100mm from the edge of the architraves and the balance of brackets are placed evenly across the width of the blind. (Figure 1)
Figure 1 Handy Hint Handy Hint
2. Pencil mark the two top holes of each bracket and pre drill with a 2mm drill bit. This will avoid splitting your architraves. (Figure 2 & Figure 3)
Figure 2 Figure 3
3. Note: Don’t rely on the top of the architrave to be straight, they often aren’t. For blinds with three or more brackets, fit your two outer brackets first then use a string line, straight edge or spirit level between your two outer brackets to position the height of your inner brackets. (Figure 4)
4. I Seek Blinds recommend using all the brackets provided for each blind. If you are supplying your own screws for different mounting conditions make sure you use a bugle head screw (like the ones supplied). Other screw head types may interfere with chain drive mounting. (Figure 4)
5. Present the top middle rail of the track to the top hook of the bracket, then push the chain drive back and roll forward and up to engage the bottom hook of the bracket. (Figure 5 & Figure 6)
Figure 5 Figure 6
6. If you are working alone you may engage the middle brackets first then engage the outer brackets. Once you have fitted the middle brackets check to make sure the blind is centred. If it needs to be moved, tap gently on the end of the chain drive to centre the blind. Once the blind is centred you can then engage your two outer brackets. It may be too hard to move if all brackets have been engaged.
7. Once your blind has been installed and is centred across your window check the underside of the blind to make sure all brackets are correctly fitted to the head rail.
8. Now install your child safety cleat which is supplied with every blind. This may be fitted into the outside edge of your architrave or the face of the architrave. Be sure this is not fitted too tight as this will cause the blind to be difficult to raise and lower.
Tips for Plaster Mounting
iseekblinds recommends that you use of a stud finder you locate as much timber as possible to fit your brackets. A stud will commonly be found directly beside your window and it is very important that the two outer brackets are located into this timber. The chain drive of the blind allows you to locate your brackets across the whole width of the chain drive and the 100mm from the end rule will not apply in these circumstances.
Wall mates and plaster toggles may be used for your middle brackets if you are unable to find any timber.
The screws provided by iseekblinds are only suitable for timber architrave mounting and other types of fixings including longer screws will need to be purchased from your local hardware store. Please follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of these fittings to insure correct mounting and secure fit of your roman blind.
The screws that are used to fit the bracket with these fittings must be bugle head type (as supplied) as other screw head types may interfere with installation.
Follow the above tips however fit your roman blind as per the timber mounting instructions
Tips for concrete or brick mounting
Use the same general instruction for fixing into timber however you will need to note the following points:
>Use the centre oval hole in the bracket to mount the bracket to the wall. This will be more forgiving than the other screw hole positions.
>Use the red ramset plastic plugs which are 35mm long. You will also need to buy a 6mm masonry drill bit to install red plugs into your wall. Also you will need 35mm long 8-9 gauge bugle head screws.
>Follow the instructions proved by ramset to fit your red plugs and subsequent brackets to your wall.
How to Remove your Roman Blind
If you need to remove your Roman Blind you can easily disengage the brackets by using a flat screw driver.
Push the screw driver into the gap in the middle / bottom of the bracket and gently lever upwards to release the hook. (Figure 7)
Make sure you are holding the blind when the last bracket is disengaged to avoid the blind falling down.
If you have any additional questions or a specific requirement for your window, you can all the team at iseekblinds on 1300 664 257, send us a Quick Enquiry or for those tricky windows, book a personal 1:1 session with one of our experts.