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How to Install Single Linked Roller Blinds 

DIY made easy!

Follow the instructions below as a guide to help to install your roller blinds.

Click here to view the How to Video series

How to Install

Each iseekblinds Roller Blind comes complete with the following supplied items for installation:

  • 2 x Brackets (1 x male & 1 x female or 2 x male depending upon the layout selected)
  • Intermediate Brackets (for linking)
  • 2 x Bracket covers (Outside mount only)
  • Installation screws (Appropriate for Timber installation)
  • Stop Ball (Chain drive only)
  • Child Safety Cleat & installation screw (Chain Drive only)
Roller Blinds How to Install

Installation Tool Kit - What you will need to install your blinds

  • 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 with a 150 mm drill bit (recommended)
  •  Installation Screws
  • 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 spirit level (optional)
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Organising your Blinds

  • Each of your blinds will have a sticker on them detailing the Room name 
  • Layout each of your 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.  
  • Chain Drive - Open the attached bag containing the brackets, screws, ball stops and Child Safety cleat. 
  • Motor - Packaged at the end of your blinds will be the corresponding brackets.  There will be a separate box containing any Motor accessories (Wifi Hub, Chargers etc) - Check your packaging carefully to ensure you don't throw this box out with the rubbish
  • The male bracket is used for the chain control side of the blind.  The female bracket is used on the neutral or non-control end. 

How to Install - Link Layout #1 Chain Drive

Step 1 - Attaching  your brackets

A Link Layout #1 consists of 2 blinds each with independent control.

With your blinds, you will have received 2 x male brackets and an intermediate bracket.

Hold the male brackets to the place on your window frame where they are to be fixed at either end.  With a grey pencil mark where the screws will go.

Your intermediate bracket will be fitted exactly where you initially measured to (look for your grey pencil mark)

Pre-drill the bracket holes if required.  This will avoid splitting your timber, particularly if you have an older style house.

Now using your cordless screwdriver, fix the brackets into the window recess or onto the architraves

Step 2 - Installing the blinds - Left-hand Blind

For a Link Layout # 1, always install the Left-hand blind first as it has the larger piece on the pin end that will sit into the intermediate bracket.

Start by inserting the chain end of the blind into the male bracket first.

Before inserting the blind into the bracket – make sure the chain is hanging evenly from both sides and the flat surface is facing towards the top.

Hold the chain end in position and move to the other end of the blind to insert the Pin end into the intermediate bracket. 

Simply push the pin end in with your finger and slide the blind into place.  It should just click into position

Step 3 - Installing the blinds - Right-hand blind

Now to install blind #2. This blind has the smaller metal pin end. 

Insert the chain drive end first into the male bracket - again making sure that the chain is hanging evenly from both sides and the flat surface is facing towards the top.

Hold the chain end in position and move to the other end of the blind

Retract the metal pin by turning the wheel in an anticlockwise direction.

Present the blind to the intermediate bracket, line it up with the pin end of Blind #1 and turn the wheel clockwise to release the metal pin.

This metal pin should sit inside the pin end of Blind #1

Once the blind is installed it should have 1.5 mm - 2mm movement from left to right between the brackets.

The 'float' If not – adjust your brackets accordingly for secure fixing.

Alternatively, you can adjust the pin end for more reach if required. 

Step 4 - Ball stop and Child Safety Cleat

Using the chain drives, lower your blinds to the bottom of your window frame and then install your stop balls on the chain at the point just before it enters the chain drive.

The ball stops will ensure that your blind is not over rolled when lowering.

For outside mounted blinds, slide your bracket covers over the open side of each of your brackets.

Install your safety cleats on either side out of the reach of children. 

How to Install - Link Layout #2 Chain Drive

Step 1 - Attaching  your brackets

A Link Layout # 2 consists of 2 blinds. A Drive blind and a Linked blind.  Both blinds are controlled by the Drive blind on the left-hand side.

With your blinds, you will have received 1 x male bracket, 1 x female bracket and an intermediate bracket.

Hold the male & female brackets to the place on your window frame where they are to be fixed at either end.  With a grey pencil mark where the screws will go.

Your intermediate bracket will be fitted exactly where you initially measured to (look for your grey pencil mark)

Pre-drill the bracket holes if required.  This will avoid splitting your timber, particularly if you have an older style house.

Now using your cordless screwdriver, fix the brackets into the window recess or onto the architraves

Step 2 - Installing the blinds - Drive Blind

For a Link Layout # 2, always install the Drive blind first.

Start by inserting the chain end of the blind into the male bracket.

Before inserting the blind into the bracket – make sure the chain is hanging evenly from both sides and the flat surface is facing towards the top.

Hold the chain end in position and move to the other end of the blind to insert the Female Pin end (cog system) into the intermediate bracket. 

Simply push the pin end in with your finger and slide the blind into place.  It should just click into position.

This blind is now installed.  Run it up and down a few times to create the tension in the fabric and ensure and it's not loose.

Step 3 - Installing the blinds - Linked Blind

Now to install blind #2.   This is the Linked blind

At one end there will be a male pin end which is inserted into the female cog system on the intermediate bracket.

If the blinds are not level when you present the 2nd blind, manually turn the blind up or down so that the bottom rails are lined up exactly.

Insert the male cog into the intermediate bracket.  Check again to ensure the bottom rails are lined up evenly.

Then insert the other end of the blind into the female bracket.

Run the blinds up and down again to check the level of the bottom rails.

If the bottom rails aren't quite level - retract the female pin end by turning the wheel in an anticlockwise direction to remove the Linked blind from the end bracket

Then remove the blind from the cog system on the intermediate bracket and manually roll the blind up or down to get the corrrect level.

When the blinds are level, simply reinsert the blind back into the brackets repeating the process above.

Once the blind is installed it should have 1.5 mm - 2mm movement from left to right between the brackets.

The 'float' If not – adjust your brackets accordingly for secure fixing.

Alternatively, you can adjust the pin end for more reach if required. 

Important

If you need to remove the blinds for any reason, always remove the Linked blind first before removing the Drive blind.

Step 4 - Ball stop and Child Safety Cleat

Using the chain drive, lower your blinds to the bottom of your window frame and then install your stop ball on the chain at the point just before it enters the chain drive.

The ball stop will ensure that your blind is not over rolled when lowering.

For outside mounted blinds, slide your bracket covers over the open side of each of your brackets.

Install your safety cleat out of the reach of children. 

How to Install - Linked blinds with Motor Control

Follow these steps for an easy installation:

Following the same steps above as for a Chain Drive, there are just a couple of variations to note if installing your blinds with Motors

Before inserting the blind with the motor into the bracket – make sure the P1 button is facing the front - you will need to access and push this button when you pair your motor to the remote.

Have another person assist you when placing the roller blind into the brackets - Keep the blind level. 

Try not to tip the blind down at the motor end otherwise, it may slip out. 

Ensure you unroll the fabric off the tube (approx 20cm) before you install so that when you are testing the up or down direction of the motor you have room for the roller blind to go up if required.

There are no ball stops or Child safety cleats with Motor controlled blinds

Refer to the Motors page for information on how to pair your remote control to your motors

Click here to view the Motor How to Video series

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