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How to install Wooden Venetian blinds?

A handy guide to installing your Wooden Venetian blinds.

How to install Wooden Venetian blinds?

A handy guide to installing your Wooden Venetian blinds.

Venetian blinds are a simple, stylish and cost-effective choice when it comes to dressing your window. They are a versatile choice for any room in your house. Our made to measure wooden blinds are crafted from the highest quality materials including premium hardwood slats. 

Venetian blinds are easy to install and can be done in a matter minutes with just a handful of common tools. We’re going to take you through the installation process step by step. 

Here’s how to install your wooden Venetian blinds

What you’ll need:

  • A drill with the correct drill bit
  • A crosshead screwdriver
  • A metal measuring tape
  • A pencil

Step 1 - Fix the brackets

The brackets are a universal type that can be used to top fix the blind into a recess or face fix into a frame or a wall.

  • Hold a bracket in position and mark where the screws will go, using the relevant holes in the bracket as a guide. Always ensure the brackets are positioned a suitable distance away from any window handles or obstructions to allow the blind to operate smoothly.
  • If you’re fitting to a wall or lintel, use a drill with the suitable sized bit to make your holes, and push in wallplugs. 
  • 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.
  • Fix the bracket into place and repeat on the other side of the blind.

Step 2 -  Fit The Blind

  • Open the locking arm on each bracket as far as it will go. 
  • Clip the front inside edge of the headrail onto the bracket, at a slight angle away from you, and push up into place at the back. 
  • Push the locking arms across into the closed position and check the blind is secure.

Step 3 - Re-connecting the easy break connector chain

The safety tassel is designed to come apart to remove a hazardous loop. Should your device become separated, any free cords should be placed into one of the holes that are formed when the two halves of the tassel are put together. 

Step 4 - Fitting the safety cleat

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. Blinds that require a safety cleat must not be installed less than 1.5m from the floor. 

Step 5 - Operating your blind 

  • To adjust the angle of the louvres, twist the wand. 
  • To raise the blind, ensure the louvres are open, pull the cord down across the front of the blind until it’s at the required position, and lock into place by moving the cord away from the blind. 
  • To lower the blind, release the cord by moving it away from the blind, then let the cord slide through your fingers

And that’s it! You should now have correctly installed your Wooden Venetian Blind. Need a little more help? Just follow the diagrams on our helpful downloadable guide. There’s plenty of tips that are sure to get you started.

Blinds can be potentially dangerous to small children. 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. For more information on making your blinds childsafe, visit: www.makeitchildsafe.co.uk or check out our blog ‘Are Venetian Blinds Childsafe’. 

We are always on hand to offer advice on installing your blinds. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team. Give us a call on 0800 009 2959 or email help@weloveblinds.com with any enquiries.

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