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Five Easy Steps to DIY Your Roller Blinds Installation

As your top choice to find blinds online in New Zealand, we know how important it is to install roller blinds properly the first time. Mistakes can be aggravating, to say the least, and nobody wants to waste time dismantling and redoing their blinds if they don’t need to.

Luckily, installing standard window blinds need not be a hassle. With the right tools and a clear guide, you’ll have them up in no time! In this blog, we offer clear and easy-to-follow instructions to help you install your blackout blinds, sunscreen blinds, or any other style roller blind you’ve chosen. Follow our basic processes and installation will be a breeze!

Where to Hang Roller Blinds

Sunscreen roller blinds hung in recessFirst, you need to decide where your roller blinds will be placed. They can be installed inside the recess of the window or outside the recess on the wall. Alternately, they can be fixed to the ceiling. Each position has different benefits to consider (higher mounted blinds can make low ceilings appear higher, for example), so decide which placement works best for your blinds and proceed with the simple steps below.

Step 1: Getting Started

Before getting to work, take time to unpack and identify any loose fittings and make sure everything is accounted for. Have everything you need ready before you, including a pencil, screwdriver, and drill, so that installation can be smooth and effortless. Ensure that your hands and all work surface areas are scrupulously clean to prevent pen ink and other contaminants from staining the blind fabric.

Step 2: Mount Your Brackets

With each blind, you will receive a male and female bracket to fix to the wall. A male bracket is used for controlling the chain on the side of the blind, while the female bracket is mounted on the non-control side. Hold the bracket in the recess or face position where you want it fixed and mark the two screw holes with a pencil before drilling. This way you can double-check your measurements and be confident in their accuracy.

Step 3: Install Your Blinds

Once your brackets are fixed in place, it’s time to turn your attention to your roller blind. First, remove the blind from the tube but do not remove the securing tape just yet. Before installing the blinds, double-check that the opening for the chain is facing downwards.

To install, simply fit the roller blind into the control end first and then push the blind into place in the non-control bracket by guiding the metal pin-loaded spring into the track. You’ll hear a “click” when it is properly in place. After this, remove the securing tape and double-check that the roller blind feels secure in both brackets.

Step 4: Control Chain & Stopper

Install your control chain stopper to fix the height of your blinds in place. To do this, lower the blind until it is hanging at the desired height and position, then fit the control chain stopper to the chain where it enters the control drive. This will prevent users from accidentally lowering the blind too far. Make sure to position this carefully, because it can be difficult to remove once it has been fixed in place.

Step 5: Fit the Chain to the Wall

Finally, as an important child safety measure, fit the chain neatly to the wall. This will ensure that the chain is out of the way and minimise the risk of entanglement. After this, your blind is complete and ready to be appreciated!

Learn More About Blind Installation

For more on blind installation, feel free to explore our NZ Blinds installation guide. Our DIY instructions are easy to follow and cover a range of different designs including Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, and linked roller blind designs.

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