How to Install

Blinds

Step 1:

Unpack your order and lay it out in front of the window where the blind is being installed.

You should have two different brackets, a pin-end bracket and a control-end bracket. The control-end bracket must be on the side that you want the chain control. The brackets will fix your blind to the face of the window (face fitting) or the top of the window recess (recess fitting), depending on what you selected when you placed your order.

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Step 2:

Mark where your pilot holes will be by placing the bracket against the wall where you want it to go and use a pencil to mark where you will be inserting the screws. Drill pilot holes for timber screws or appropriate sized holes for your plasterboard anchors or masonry plugs. If you are using anchors or plugs, once you have drilled appropriate size holes you will need to gently tap them into the plasterboard or concrete/brick first. Screw the bracket into place. Complete the process for both sides.

PLEASE NOTE: the brackets must be level. Use a level to confirm when you mark your pilot holes, and again after you screw the brackets into place.

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Step 3:

Once the brackets have been screwed into place, locate the control end of the blind (the end with the chain control) and insert it into the control-end bracket. Position the blind so that the chain hangs freely and will not rub on the chain cover when you raise and lower your blind. Turn the plastic cover on the pin end of the blind anti-clockwise to retract the pin, slot the pin into the notch on the pin end bracket, and then turn the plastic cover clockwise to extend the pin and lock the blind in place.

PLEASE NOTE: ensure that the blind is rolled up when fitting the blind into the brackets.

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Step 4:

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING POINT REGARDING CHILD SAFETY:

All blinds include a child safety device which must be used. In Australia this is required by law.

When attaching the chain safety device, allow the chain to drop to its natural height and screw the child safety device to the wall or frame under a small amount of tension. It is important that once fixed the chain is reasonably taut.

For more information visit the ACCC’s webpage on the installation of corded internal window coverings.

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Step 5:

Test the blind by lowering and raising it a couple of times.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed your blind!


Curtains

Step 1:

Unpack your order and lay it out in front of the window where the curtain is being installed.

The brackets will fix your curtain to the face of the window (face fitting) or the ceiling (top fitting), depending on what you selected when you placed your order.

You will need the following tools:
- a step ladder
- a tape measure (we recommend a metal tape measure)
- a cordless drill with a phillips head drill bit
- a 3mm drill bit
- a stud finder
- a pencil
- protective eye wear

Step 2:

Check how many brackets you need for your track width. Lay out the brackets next to your track and space them 400 mm apart or if you are fixing into studs, the standard distance between wall studs is traditionally 600mm.

Aesthetically it’s important that you’re brackets are equal distance apart so best to calculate this based on your track width and stud position before marking screw positions.

Mark where your pilot holes will be by placing the brackets against the wall where you want it to go and use a pencil to mark where you will be inserting the screws.

A reminder that the drop measurements that have been provided are from the top of the track to the floor (or ceiling to floor for top fix). Therefore please note that the curtain fabric drop itself will be slightly smaller than the measurements provided.

When marking your drill holes, we suggest allowing a minimum 10mm gap at the floor for the curtains to drop - for best operation, to ensure that the curtains don't touch the ground.

For 2 or more pieces of track, you'll also need two brackets on either side of the track joiner(s). Lay out these brackets at least 100 mm apart.

Drill pilot holes for timber screws or appropriate sized holes for your plasterboard anchors or masonry plugs. If you're drilling into plaster, you have two options:
1. Use a stud finder to locate where your wall studs are, then follow the steps below
2. Use Ramset 10 mm Grip Hollow Wall Anchors, which will help secure your curtains to plaster

If you're drilling into concrete, stone, brick or tile, use a Masonry drill and appropriate plugs, anchors or screws

PLEASE NOTE: the brackets must be level. Use a level to confirm when you mark your pilot holes, and again after you screw the brackets into place.

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Step 3:

Once the brackets have been screwed into place, connect the Track or Designer Rod to the brackets by loosening the small screw in each bracket. Pick up your track and click it into each bracket. Tighten the small screw on each bracket to fix the track into position and check that the track is secure.

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Step 4:

Hang the curtain on your Track or Designer Rod.

The track will come with runners already inserted, so for S fold curtains, click each pendant into your track, starting at one edge. Take care not to miss any pendants.

Make the S shape as you go, by folding the fabric alternately forwards then backwards. Starting at the top, ensure the heading is shaped as an S. Once you’ve dressed the heading, you can start to dress the body of the curtain. Work sequentially from one side of the curtain to the other, ensuring each S fold follows from the top of the curtain to the bottom of the curtain when they’re drawn open.

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Step 5:

Test the curtain by opening and closing it a couple of times.

If you're curtain track is not running smoothly, you may need need some silicon spray to lubricate the track. Open your curtains all the way, then apply a thin layer of silicon spray onto the tracks, especially where the pendants slide across. Take care not to spray your curtain fabric.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed your curtain!

Sleep Soundly. Hear Clearly.