INSTALLATION (ACMEDA) roller blinds

(Standard Roller Blinds)
Unpack and identify the loose fittings that are packed with each blind.

The brackets can be recess fixed, wall fixed or ceiling fixed. Always remember to use at least 2 screws per bracket.
Double-check your measurements before final fixing and make sure that the brackets are perfectly level.

Offer the blind up to the brackets.
Insert the control end first and then push the pin end into place. It will “click” when located.
Check that both ends of the blind are securely held within the brackets.

The chain stopper should be fitted to the control chain to prevent users from lowering the blind too far.

Be careful to position it properly as it is difficult to remove. It is a condition of the warranty that this item is correctly fitted.
Fit the chain tidy to the side of the window with the chain running through as illustrated. This is an important child safety feature.
Dismounting the blind:
Raise the blind fully. To remove the blind, rotate the clear plastic knurled wheel so that the pin end fitting retracts inside the blind.

Notes:
• If a blind wanders to one side when rolling up, it may be that the brackets are not level. Re-fix the brackets, and if this does not solve the problem, contact the factory for advice.
• If you need to change controls from one side to the other, it is recommended that you contact the factory for advice, as some parts are specific to either the right or left sides.
• Blinds should not fit too tightly or too loosely in the brackets, and should have approximately 1mm to 3mm clearance. If not, re-position the brackets to suit. (with tight fitting blinds, induced friction may cause an idle wheel to retract and allow a blind to fall down & on loose fitting blinds, a small movement of a bracket could allow the blind to completely come out of a bracket and fall down).
• Ensure that your hands & all work surfaces are scrupulously clean. Pen ink or other contaminants can easily be transferred onto fabric, and may be impossible to remove.

INSTALLATION LINKED ROLLER BLIND

• Fit the brackets.
Mount the control bracket, intermediate bracket(s) and idle end bracket in desired position to wall or ceiling.
VERY IMPORTANT: The intermediate brackets must be aligned perfectly. If not, induced friction could cause a drive wheel to retract and allow a blind to fall down.

• Fit the Control Blind.
Rotate the clear plastic knurled intermediate drive wheel so that the female connection retracts inside the blind.
Mount the control end on to the control bracket, raise the other end up to the bracket and then rotate the plastic knurled wheel to release the female connection into the intermediate bracket.

• Fit the Slave Blind(s).
Rotate the clear plastic knurled intermediate drive wheel so that the male connection retracts inside the blind.
Mount the idle end on to the idle end bracket, raise the other end up to the bracket and then rotate the plastic knurled wheel to release the male connection into the intermediate bracket.
The connection between the blinds will now engage.

• Bottom Levelling.
Whilst holding the Slave Blind, rotate the clear plastic knurled intermediate drive wheel so that the male connection retracts inside the blind.

Turn the Slave Blind until the bottom rails line up and then rotate the plastic knurled wheel back to release the connection and link the blinds together again. It is best to align the blinds when they are fully lowered.
Finally, install the intermediate bracket cover if desired.

Notes:
• Blinds should not fit too tightly or too loosely in the brackets, and each blind should have approximately 1mm to 3mm clearance. If not, re-position the brackets to suit. (with tight fitting blinds, induced friction may cause a drive wheel to retract and allow a blind to fall down. With loose fitting blinds, a small movement of a bracket could also allow the blind to completely come out of a bracket and fall down).
• For a variety of reasons, interconnected blinds may not line up perfectly when fully raised. It is best to align the blinds when they are lowered to the window sill level.
• Ensure that your hands & all work surfaces are scrupulously clean. Pen ink or other contaminants can easily be transferred onto fabric, and may be impossible to remove.



 

Installation 25mm Venetian Blinds

SLIM VENETIAN INSTALLATION

Unpack and identify the loose fittings that are packed with each blind.

The brackets can be recess fixed (A) or wall fixed (B)
Brackets should be fitted near each end of the blind and at approx. 1-metre intervals between.
Double-check your measurements before final fixing and make sure that the brackets are perfectly level.
Make sure that the brackets are not located above any of the components inside the headrail (the blind operation may be affected).

After fixing the brackets to the window, offer the blind up to the brackets (1) and hook the front lip of the head rail over the front of the brackets. Then rotate the rear of the head rail upwards (2) & push it back until it is able to lock into place (a second person may be needed to help with larger blinds).

Clip the clear tilt wand onto the tilter at the top of the blind (alongside the cordlock).
Check the operation of the blind – raising, lowering & tilting should all operate smoothly & fully. If not, dismount the blind & check that components are all locked into place & are not being fouled by brackets.

Dismounting the blind: First, raise the blind fully. Then press the head rail in the direction of arrow (1). Lower the rear of the head rail (2). Pull the blind towards you and away from the brackets in the direction of arrow (3).

OPERATION, CARE & MAINTENANCE
VENETIAN BLINDS
Modern venetian blinds are made of high-grade materials to exacting specifications, and as long as they are installed, operated and maintained properly as per the instructions listed below, they should provide many years of satisfactory service. If requested at the time of installation, the installer can demonstrate the correct use of the blinds, and indicate how best to remove them for cleaning.

OPERATION:
Before raising a venetian blind, ensure that the slats are tilted fully open and, where fitted, bottom rail retaining clips are released. When opening a window behind a blind, always raise the blind first – do not push hands through the slats, as this is likely to damage the blind. When closing a venetian blind, tilt the slats in both directions first, then leave them with their top surfaces facing outwards (this lines the slats up, and ensures the best possible closure).

CLEANING:
Keeping your aluminium venetian blinds clean is as easy as using a feather duster once a week. When it’s time for spring-cleaning, the blinds can be removed from their brackets and washed with a mild detergent and warm water mix, then rinsed and let dry off. If using a clothesline to hang the blinds on for cleaning, don’t do so on a windy day, and also don’t allow the blinds to fully dry in direct sunshine (which will cause water spotting). Be extra careful with larger blinds…two people may be required to safely handle them.
Where metal blind components are exposed to damp air (i.e. in a bathroom), or salt laden air (i.e. situated within one kilometre of an ocean beach) or other corrosive elements, they must be properly cleaned at least twice per year.
Commercial blind cleaning services are also available in most areas.

GENERAL
On windy days, close windows, or draw blinds away from the opening to prevent damage.

MAINTENANCE:
In the unlikely event that your blind requires maintenance, contact NZ Blinds for assistance. Spare parts are readily available, and most repairs can be carried out by the customer.



 

INSTALLATION  WIDE SLAT VENETIAN BLINDS

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Unpack and identify the loose fittings that are packed with each blind.

The box brackets are marked left and right and must be installed with the flap hinged at the top and facing out. Place 2 screws in each bracket either into the side of the window frame or through the top or rear of the bracket into the window frame or wall.

Larger blinds will come with an intermediate bracket that should be fitted in the middle of your window frame. This may have to be offset slightly if it interferes with the middle ladder tape of the blind.

Double-check your measurements before final fixing and make sure that the brackets are perfectly level.
Check that the intermediate bracket is not located where any of the components inside the headrail are located (the blind operation may be affected).

After fixing the brackets to the window, offer the blind up to the brackets and slide it into the brackets from the front. Close both box bracket flaps and ensure you hear a ‘click’ as they lock into place. A second person may be needed to help with larger blinds.

Check the operation of the blind – raising, lowering & tilting should all operate smoothly & fully. If not, dismount the blind & check that components are all locked into place & are not being fouled by brackets.

If the blind comes with a pelmet, this may now be fitted to the blind: There will be a series of Velcro pads along the front of the head rail – peel off the top protective layer off each pad, and press the pelmet firmly onto the pads, making sure that it is lined up properly with the blind.

Spring Bracket Option
Install these brackets clear of internal headrail components. Simply slip the Headrail onto the front hooks of the bracket.
Push inwards and twist the back of the Headrail upwards in one motion.  the Headrail will snap into position- see image.

Dismounting the blind:

  • Raise the blind fully.
  • Remove the pelmet (if there is one) first. Pull out on the pelmet and the Velcro mounting pads will come apart to allow for re-installing.
  • Lift the flaps up on both of the box brackets and then slide the blind towards you and away from the brackets. A second person may be needed to help with larger blinds.

VENETIAN BLINDS – OPERATION, CARE & MAINTENANCE

Modern venetian blinds are made of high-grade materials to exacting specifications, and as long as they are installed, operated and maintained properly as per the instructions listed below, they should provide many years of satisfactory service. If requested at the time of installation, the installer can demonstrate the correct use of the blinds, and indicate how best to remove them for cleaning.

OPERATION:
Before raising a venetian blind, ensure that the slats are tilted fully open and, where fitted, bottom rail retaining clips are released. When opening a window behind a blind, always raise the blind first – do not push hands through the slats, as this is likely to damage the blind. When closing a venetian blind, tilt the slats in both directions first, then leave them with their top surfaces facing outwards (this lines the slats up, and ensures the best possible closure).

CLEANING (Aluminium & Faux Wood Blinds):
Keeping your aluminium or synthetic Faux Wood venetian blinds clean is as easy as using a feather duster once a week. When it’s time for spring-cleaning, the blinds can be removed from their brackets and washed with a mild detergent and warm water mix, then rinsed and let dry off. If using a clothesline to hang the blinds on for cleaning, don’t do so on a windy day, and also don’t allow the blinds to fully dry in direct sunshine (which will cause water spotting). Be extra careful with larger blinds…two people may be required to safely handle them.
Where metal blind components are exposed to damp air (i.e. in a bathroom), or salt laden air (i.e. situated within one kilometre of an ocean beach) or other corrosive elements, they must be properly cleaned at least twice per year.

CLEANING (Wood Blinds):
Warning – do not use water to clean wooden blinds. This may cause the slats to warp and/or discolour.
Use a feather duster once a week, and for Spring-cleaning, wipe the slats with a slightly dampened cloth to remove grime build-up. Avoid strenuous rubbing and do not use cleaning chemicals.
Commercial blind cleaning services are also available in most areas.

GENERAL
On windy days, close windows, or draw blinds away from the opening to prevent damage.

MAINTENANCE:
In the unlikely event that your blind requires maintenance, contact help@nzblinds.co.nz for assistance. Spare parts are readily available, and most repairs can be carried out by the customer.



 

installation vERTICAL BLINDs

Location. If installing on plaster or wallboard, pick up timber stud where possible. If unable to locate stud, use a suitable wall plug or toggle for plasterboard to hold the brackets.
Face Fix Installation.

Screw the brackets to the face of the architrave, evenly spaced to properly support the weight of the blind approx 1m centres. The face fix brackets can be adjusted forwards and backwards to achieve the desired position.   Position the clips so the longer tag of the clips is facing away from the curved face (clip only fits one way) . Latch on the hook end of the clip and then press down on the tab end to click in place.

 
Recess Fix Installation.

Screw the clips to the ceiling of the recess in the desired position, evenly spaced to properly support the weight of the blind. Make sure the longer tag of the clips is facing away from the curved face (clip only fits one way). Latch on the hook end of the clip and then press down on the tab end to click in place.

Attaching the Slats to the Track.

Before attaching slats, rotate the carrier hooks fully in both directions, and set the hooks in the OPEN (90° to track) position ready for receiving the slats. The slats come with the bottom chains already joined. Unroll the slat making sure you keep them together. Clip your first slat to your first carrier hook. This will be one of the outside slats and one of the end carrier clips. Attach the next slat in order to t he next clip in order. Repeat this process until all slats are attached to the track. Draw the blind fully closed and fully opened to ensure the carriers operate smoothly. If the first carrier is dislodged, draw the carriers fully back – this should re-engage the first carrier back to the carrier stopper.

Note: Make sure that the blades are in the ‘OPEN’ position when the blind is being drawn open or closed. Failure to do so may cause damage to the blind or restrict its operation.

How to install the Cord Tension device (optional).

The Tension Device reduces the chance of strangulation by limiting access to the control cord or chain.

When fitted properly it should hold any looped controls firmly tensioned against a wall or window frame. This should make it hard for a young child to fit though the controls.

Clip the cord through the bottom of the Tension Device. Position the Tension Device on the window frame or architrave in a position that will not compromise the operation of the control cord. Make sure the controls ar e not twisted when the Tension Device is in the mounting position.

Ensure that there is SUFFICIENT TENSION on the cord – however excessive tension will impair smooth operation of the blind.

Hold the Tension Device in the correct position, as shown. Insert and secure the screw through hole. Make sure the screw is affixed into the architrave or window frame (solid material like MDF or Hardwood).

Normal Draw.

The fabric blades all stack to the end of the blind where the control cords are located. This is the most common option.

Opposite Draw.

The fabric blades all stack at the end of the blind opposite where the controls are. A popular choice for sliding doors.

Split Draw.

The fabric blades stack evenly at each side of the blind.

Center Draw.

The fabric blades all stack at the center of the blind.

Regular Controls

A regular vertical blind control system consists of a plastic chain for tilting the louvres, and a weighted cord to draw the blind across the window.

The chain is coloured to match the other plastic componentry in the blind.

The cord is a black & white colour combination best suited to disguise any discolouration that may be picked up from the operator’s hands.

Unless specified, the factory usually determines the chain & cord length to suit the size of the blind.

A standard tilter has a 20:1 ratio, which precisely & smoothly rotates the louvres.

The cord & chain are housed together and may be at either end of the track.

 



 

installation honeycomb blinds (norman)

How to Install Inside Mount Cellular Shades

If you measured for INSIDE MOUNT cellular shades, follow these simple installation steps:
1. Position your mounting brackets 75mm in from each side of your window opening along the top of your window. Line up the front of each bracket so they are in even alignment.
2. Use a pencil to mark the locations of the screws.
3. Use a steel measuring tape or level tool to ensure the brackets are straight.
4. To make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer or using a drill bit.
5. Insert screws to secure brackets in place.
6. Install any additional centre support brackets. Additional support brackets may be required based on the width of your cellular shade or pleated shade.
7. Install your headrail by hooking the front of the bracket into the headrail and pushing up on the backside to snap into place.
8. Test your new shades. Lower them slowly to ensure even movement across the shades and test the stopping feature so that your shades can be adjusted exactly how you want them.

How to Install Outside Mount Cellular Shades

If you measured for OUTSIDE MOUNT cellular shades, follow these simple installation steps:
1. Position your shade on the wall surface or window trim – make sure your shade is centred and level.
2. Use a pencil to mark the top of the headrail 75mm in from the left and right outside edges of the shade.
3. To make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer or using a drill bit. Screw the brackets into place. If you’re mounting into drywall with no studs behind, you will need to use drywall anchors.
4. Align the top of the left bracket along the inside of your pencil line and fasten with your supplied screws. Repeat this process for the right bracket.
5. Install any additional centre support brackets. Additional support brackets may be required based on the width of your cellular shade or pleated shade.
6. Install your headrail by hooking the front of the bracket and push up on the backside to snap into place.
7. Test your new shades. To lower your shade, pull the cord towards the centre of the shade. To raise or lock the shade in place, pull the cord to the right.

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