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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 Roller Blinds - Inside Mount

How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds with Pelmet 95

How to Measure Roller Blinds - Outside Mount

How to Install - Understanding the Linked components

How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 1

How to Install - Linked Roller Blinds Layout 1
How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 2 & 3 How to Install - Linked Roller Blinds Layout 2 & 3
How to Measure - Linked Roller Blinds Layout # 4 & 5 How to Install - Linked Roller Blinds with a Pelmet 95

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.

Click here to download the Linked Layout options chart

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How to Measure Roller Blinds - Inside Mount

Michael takes you through the simple process on how to measure your windows for an inside mounted roller blind.  He details the dimensions of the single brackets and explains why you require 60 mm minimum depth inside your window recess for a flush inside mount. He shows you the difference between a front and back rolled blind.   The measuring process is exactly the same for both chain drive and motorised blinds.

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How to Measure Roller  Blinds - Outside Mount

Michael shows you how simple it is to measure your windows for an outside mounted roller blind.  Measuring from the outside edge of the architrave to the outside edge of the architrave or down to the floor if you require a longer drop.  Michael demonstrates with a back rolling blind, which is the preferred roll direction for outside mounted blinds.  Back rolling will ensure the blind fabric stays nice and tight to the architrave, reducing as much light gap as possible and providing greater privacy.  A handy hint for bedrooms is to inside mount your sunscreen and outside mount your blockout roller blind to ensure the room is as dark as possible for a great nights sleep.  The measuring process is exactly the same for both chain drive and motorised blinds.

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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 Measure - Linked Roller Blinds with a Common Pelmet 95

Michael describes the importance of starting your measurements from where you want your common pelmet to begin and reiterates that the width measurements you provide = outside box measurement of the Pelmet 95

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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 - Linked Roller Blinds with a Pelmet 95

In this video, Michael gives some tips on how to install the various different types of roller blinds with a Pelmet 95.  Motors, Chain Drive and Linked.

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Linked Roller Blinds - How to Measure

Inside Mount

Make sure there is a minimum of 60 millimetres’ depth in your window recess for flush inside mounting.

To get your overall width, measure the hard width inside the recess at the top of your window.  It is important to take the measurement from the top of the window as this is where your brackets will be fitted.

Next measure the hard drop from the inside top of your window to the inside bottom of your window.

Using a grey lead pencil, simply mark the spot inside your recess directly over the centre of a natural break in the window, the centre of the doors that butt together or the centre of the overlap between two doors.  Whichever layout you have selected the measure process is the same.

Now starting from left to right, write down what each blind width is individually as this is how they are going to be ordered.  Remember the overall widths that you write down should equal the overall width of your window.  If an individual blind or your overall linked width is greater than 1800 mm, iseekblinds recommends a spring assist for each blind.

Generally, inside mounted roller blinds are Front rolled, which means that the fabric rolls of the front of the roll tube to avoid any knobs, winders or the inner window frame that may obstruct the blind.  This will also create a softer, more balanced look.

Decide on your blind control operation – Chain Drive or Motor

Outside Mount

If your roller blind is to be outside mounted, measure the width from the outside edge of the architrave to the outside edge of the architrave at the top of the window frame to get your overall width.

Next measure the hard drop from the top outside edge of the architrave to the bottom outside edge of the architrave.  This measurement may be increased if you want your blind to drop past the bottom of your window frame or to the floor.

Using a grey lead pencil, simply mark the spot inside your recess directly over the centre of a natural break in the window, the centre of the doors that butt together or the centre of the overlap between two doors.  Whichever layout you have selected the measure process is the same.

Now starting from left to right, write down what each blind width is individually as this is how they are going to be ordered.  Remember the overall widths that you write down should equal the overall width of your window.  If an individual blind or your overall linked width is greater than 1800 mm, iseekblinds recommends a spring assist for each blind.

Back rolling is generally used for outside mounting to keep the fabric tight to the architrave for maximum privacy and greater light control.

Decide on your blind control operation – Chain Drive or Motor

Finish off your look with a beautiful Pelmet 95

*Please note: iseekblinds will not make any deductions for Outside Mounted Blinds

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