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A Guide to Fitting & Installation of Electric Venetian Blinds

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Great for light control, and a welcome addition in any space that's channelling a minimalist vibe, electric venetian blinds are practical as well great looking when measured and installed correctly. Fitting these remote control blinds can be simple, but be sure to read through all the instructions properly before you begin.
 

What you need

 
• Your blind, carefully unpacked
• Screwdriver
• Pencil
• Appropriate screws and fitting as supplied
• A drill, though not needed for all fittings
• A metal tape measure
• A sturdy step ladder
 
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Top or face fix?

Usually, you will have established when measuring if you're opting for a top or face fix blind. But, if you didn't, don't worry - now's the time!
 
A face-fix will require fitting to a wall or window frame, whereas a top-fix needs fitting to the lintel (top of the window recess) or ceiling. Make sure you know which fixture you'll be using before you chose your next set of steps, as that determines where you'll be fitting your brackets.
 
Don't forget, where you chose to fit your blind may also affect the fits of fittings you need to source. We include wood fittings, but if you're fitting into anything else, you can source all the relevant fittings from good DIY stores. Remember, both top and face fix are simple enough to have your blind hanging quickly - so don't worry!
 

What to Do

 

Step one: Installing the brackets

Once you've decided on a top or face fix blind, you can install the brackets. Do this by marking where they need to go by using the headrail as a guide, and use two appropriate screws to attach the bracket to the surface. Don't forget to make sure that you fit the bracket far enough along its surface to account for any window handles, vents or any other protruding objects.
 

Step two: Attaching the blind

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Your bracket will have a swinging arm which you need to open to fit the headrail in. Swing it anti-clockwise, and clip the venetian blind over the bracket, first pushing the front lip of the headrail into place. Once you're happy with the headrail's location, push it up and then back until its level. Then, simply lock in place with the swinging bracket arm! Simply follow your blind's safety instructions, and you'll have a fully functioning venetian blind in no time at all - well done!
 
NB: For electric blinds, the motor end bracket must be fitted 25cm from the end of the blind. This ensures free movement of the internal components within the blind headrail.

 

  1. The motor is factory fitted ready for use.
 
STEP 3.  Fit the Remote Receiver
  1. The remote receiver interface unit is easily attached by its internal magnets to the top edge of the blind headrail.
 
  1. The fully tilt up and tilt down slat positions are pre-set in the factory and would not normally require programming. See step 5 if required.


STEP 4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Normal Operation
 
  1. To raise and lower the blind use the cords on the side of the blind headrail. These cords should be neatly wound around the child safety cleat provided when not in use.
 
NB: The tilt motor should only be used when the blind is in the fully down position.
 
To tilt the slats, use the up and down positions on the outer rotary ring of the remote-control handset.
 
Press the outer buttons briefly to adjust the slats or hold down for 2 seconds to fully close or open. Pressing the centre button stops the movement.
 

STEP 5. Fix Optional Remote Holder

Use screws or adhesive pads provided.


For more information about the benefits of  Electric Remopte Control Venetian blinds click here.
 

Questions?

If you have questions about your fitting , why not give us a call and speak to one of our friendly Customer Services Advisors on  03702187042
 

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