HOW TO FIT UNO WOOD BLINDS
You'll have your traditional wood blinds installed in no time with this handy guide.
When your traditional wood blinds arrive you will need a handful of common tools to put them up in a matter of minutes:
You will need:
Drill with correct bit
A metal tape measure
You should have:
x2 safety cleats
screws & raw plugs as required
Valance clips as required (you will receive either option A or option B depending on your chosen blind)
Step 1: Fix the brackets
- Our box brackets can be face fixed or top fixed, depending on your requirements.
- Ensure the brackets are positioned a suitable distance away from any window handles or obstructions to allow the blind to operate smoothly.
- Measure approx 5cm in from each end, hold each bracket in place and mark where the screws will go using the relevant holes in the bracket as a guide.
- Depending on the width of your blind you may be supplied with additional mounting brackets, space these equally along the width of the blind.
- If you're fitting into a wooden frame, screw your brackets into position. You may want to make pilot holes to allow easier fixing of the screws.
Step 2: Fix the blinds
- Hook the back edge of the headrail onto the grouve on the bracket (see image 1).
- Then twist the machinism on the bracket clockwise so that the claw shaped hook towards the front edge of the headrail and click into position (refer to images 2 and 3).
Step 3: Fix the valance
- Clip the valance clips on to the front edge of the headrail as shown in image 4.
- With a downward motion click the valance clip into place as shown in image 5.
Step 4: Fitting the safety cleat
- Blinds that require a safety cleat must not be installed less than 1.5m from the floor. Safety cleats are designed to keep cords taut and out of reach of children – always wrap the cord around the cleat.
- Fix the safety cleat to the wall with 2 screws in a position that’s out of reach of children. Install it as close to the head rail as possible, ensuring that it is no closer to the floor than 1.5m.
- If more than one cleat is required for the complete amount of cord to be wrapped around, ensure that they are positioned no further apart than 20cm and both are no closer to the floor than 1.5m.
Step 5: Re-assemble the cord consolidator
- Please note - the consolidator is designed to come apart to remove a hazardous loop. To reconnect the consolidator, check that it is not damaged, then re-insert the free cords as described below. If any slack cording appears above the consolidator, lower the blind so that it is straight and raise it again.
- Gather the loose cords together and align the knots. Insert the knotted ends into the groove at the top of the consolidator, ensure that the knots are secured below the central panel.
- Secure the two halves together.
There are things that you can do to reduce risk in your home.
- Move beds, cots and furniture away from the window.
- Do not let cords or chains hang loose. Make sure they are kept out of reach of children at all times. Do not tie loose cords and chains together.
- Check the condition of all safety devices if not used regularly and replace if the device is faulty.
Operating your blind
- To adjust the angle of the louvres, twist the wand and the louvres will turn through 180 degrees. To adjust the angle of the louvres, twist the wand and the louvres will turn through 180 degrees.
- To open and close the blind, pull the wand ensuring the louvres are in the open position. To open and close the blind, pull the wand ensuring the louvres are in the open position.
- From time to time your louvres may be knocked out of alignment. To re-align the louvres remove them from the headrail and draw into the open position. Using the wand rotate the hooks (that hold the louvres onto the headrail) until they are aligned. You will feel some resistance and you may hear a clicking noise, this is normal and you should continue to operate the wand until the hooks are fully aligned.
Blinds can be potentially dangerous to small children. Please be aware that swallowing small parts can cause internal asphyxiation. Looped or low hanging cords, chains or tapes can create hazardous loops which could lead to the risk of strangulation. We do everything we can to ensure your chosen product is child safe. As a minimum all of our blinds meet the European Standard BS EN 13120 for safety. Our instructions and the supplied Child Safety device(s) are intended for you to ensure that your blind is as safe as possible. Blinds can be potentially dangerous to small children. Please be aware that swallowing small parts can cause internal asphyxiation. Looped or low hanging cords, chains or tapes can create hazardous loops which could lead to the risk of strangulation. We do everything we can to ensure your chosen product is child safe. As a minimum all of our blinds meet the European Standard BS EN 13120 for safety. Our instructions and the supplied Child Safety device(s) are intended for you to ensure that your blind is as safe as possible.The information below gives guidance for fitting the provided child safety devices. All safety devices must be correctly installed for the protection from strangulation of young children and the proper use of the blind. Please read the instructions carefully and keep safe for future reference. Only use the devices and cords provided with your blind. Videos showing how to fit and reconnect child safety devices are available, along with replacements at: www.makeitchildsafe.co.uk.
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