Timber Venetian Installation Guide
MATERIALS & TOOLS
Each Venetian Blind ordered should include:
• 1 left hand and 1 right hand hinged cover mounting bracket
• Support bracket(s) if needed
• 1 pair hold down brackets and pins (if ordered)
• Steel measuring tape
• Carpenter’s level
• Power or battery drill and bits
• Flat blade and Phillips head screwdrivers
• 2 screws for each bracket (20mm x 6 #Panhead)
MOUNTING THE BRACKETS
The installation brackets may be Reveal (inside the window frame) or Face (outside the window frame) or ceiling (top) mounted. In all cases, level mounting is critical to the operation of the blind (use carpenter’s level). To open the end mount bracket press up on the bottom side of the bracket to release the locking safety cover.
IMPORTANT: Please read these instructions thoroughly before installing
REVEAL FIT (Inside Mount)
Attach the two installation brackets inside the window frame, flush against each side and the top of the window frame. Align the front edges of the installation brackets. Pack down if necessary to ensure the brackets allow level mounting of the headrail. Two screws (20mm x 6 #Panhead) are used to attach each bracket. For the most secure installation, fasten one screw to the top and one screw to the side of the frame as indicated.
FACE FIT (Outside Mount)
First, measure the blind and mark on the face or architrave where to attach the two installation brackets.
NOTE: 5mm past each end of headrail.
Attach the installation brackets to the wall or architrave using 2 screws (20mm x 6# Panhead), (25mm x 6# Panhead for render fix). Position the screws diagonally as shown above, however not too close to the edge of render to avoid break away.
As with face fit, measure the blind and mark on the ceiling where to attach the two installation brackets, noting this should be 5mm past the end of the headrail. With the front edges of the brackets aligned, attach the brackets to the top of the reveal or ceiling with the screws supplied (20mm x 6 #Panhead), (25mm x 6 #Panhead for render fix).
CENTRE SUPPORT BRACKETS
Blinds over 1200mm wide and blinds 1000mm-1200mm wide and with a drop greater than 2000mm must have 1 support bracket, blinds over 1801mm wide must have 2 support brackets and blinds greater than 2200mm must have 3 support brackets. Space the support brackets as evenly as possible between the two end brackets. There should be no more than 1200mm between any two brackets.
IMPORTANT: Avoid positioning support brackets in line with the tape drums.
Blinds over 2900mm in height and multiple blinds on one headrail over 2400mm require an additional support bracket to be positioned 200mm from the cordlock end of the headrail. Use 2 screws to attach each support bracket, positioned diagonally wherever possible. Ensure brackets are aligned with end mount brackets.
EXTENSION BRACKETS (Optional)
Extension brackets can be used with face fit (outside) to project the brackets away from the mounting surface to allow the blind to clear obstructions, such as window winders, locks etc.
NOTE: A full width piece of timber may be the better option to pack out blind, as it is more stable than individual pieces of timber.
INSTALLING THE BLIND
IMPORTANT: In the case of Timber Venetian Blinds, and BEYOND WOODS® Blinds – attach the pelmet (valance) clips before installing the headrail in reveal.
Simply slip the headrail into the end mount brackets and snap the locking covers shut. After fitting the headrail, attach the pelmet.
NOTE: If a centre support bracket has been installed, a 12mm x 6# screw must be screwed through a hole in the bottom of the bracket into the headrail.
ATTACHING THE PELMET (Valance) – TIMBER VENETIAN BLINDS & BEYOND WOODS® BLINDS
If face fit, first attach returns by using the snap on brackets provided. Align the clips attached to the pelmet with the clips on the headrail and snap together.
HOLD-DOWN BRACKETS (Optional) – TIMBER VENETIAN BLINDS & BEYOND WOODS® BLINDS
Hold-down brackets are used to keep the bottom of the blind from swaying when mounted on doors or exposed to the wind. The hold-down brackets are inside or outside mounted at the bottom of the window opening. With the blind fully lowered, place the hold-down brackets onto the pins on the end of the bottom rail and mark mounting hole locations. Attach hold-down brackets with screws provided. With the bottom rail attached to the hold-down brackets, the slats may be opened or closed. Disconnect the rail from the brackets to raise and lower the blind.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN
Be aware that it is possible for children to strangle in window covering cords. To reduce the possibility of such an accident, all cords must be kept out of the reach of children, including infants. Cord cleats are an effective way to implement this essential precaution.
Attach the cord cleats 153mm to 305mm apart at a height where they will be out of the reach of children. Take into account that a child may stand on a baby cot or other furniture in an attempt to reach the cords. Once the cleats are attached, simply wrap the excess cord around them after each use of the shade, as shown. It’s fast, easy and safe.
CORD TILT: Pulling on one of the single cords will tilt the slats in one direction, and pulling the other cord will tilt the slats in the opposite direction.
RAISING AND LOWERING OF THE BLIND: Important:
Standard Blinds: whenever raising or lowering the blind, the slats should be in the open position.
The cordlock has a locking device that holds the cords in place when they hang vertically down. To raise or lower the blind, pull the double cords towards the middle of the blind, out at about 45o and slightly down. When the blind is at the desired height, return the cord to the side of the blind to re-engage the cordlock.