Before you get going
Installing your blind is easy and fun. Follow these 6 steps, then kick back and admire a job well done.
Here's how to do it:
1 Get organised
Unpack your custom kit, and lay out your roller blind on a clean floor, under your window.
If you ordered a pelmet, now's the time to slip your brackets into the pelmet returns, as you will be mounting them as one in steps 2 and 3.
2 Mark up
Take your pencil and both brackets. Lift each bracket up into position and mark two level dots where the screws will attach the bracket to the frame.
This will be in the top corners, inside your frame. Allow at least 10 mm of clearance out from the glass in your windows. Also remember to allow for minor obstructions.
3 Attach your brackets
Using your cordless drill with the 3 mm drill bit, pre-drill 2 holes where you marked the two pencil dots.
Pick up the chain drive bracket and position it on the side of the frame where your chain will sit. The holes in the bracket should be directly over the two holes you just drilled. Secure the bracket with the screws in your custom kit, using your cordless drill with the Phillips head drill bit.
Repeat the process for the pin end bracket.
Follow the same steps if you ordered a pelmet. Just remember you'll be attaching your bracket and pelmet return as one.
4 Click in your blind
Pick up your roller blind and make sure your chain is on the same side as your chain bracket. Check that the hood over the chain is at 12 o'clock and the ACMEDA logo is at 6 o'clock.
Gently slot the chain end into the chain drive bracket.
Then slot the pin end into the pin end bracket, until you hear a click.
Not a perfect fit? Don't stress. Your blind should click into the brackets easily. But if it doesn't, go to 'I need some extra help' at the bottom.
5 Make it child safe
Click the p clip onto the bottom of the chain loop, then hold it into position and mark a dot where the screw will attach the p clip to the frame or wall. Remember the chain should hang down with minimal tension.
Screw the p clip onto your frame or wall, using your cordless drill with the Phillips head drill bit. Remember that attaching to a wooden frame or wall studs is best, otherwise do your homework.
We take Australian child safety laws seriously. They state you must install a P clip if the chain is less than 1.6 metres from the floor. This is to prevent any risk of strangulation. See 'Let's get real about child safety' at the bottom for more info.
6 Get Insta ready
Slide your two bracket covers onto the outside of each bracket.
You can adjust precisely where your blind rolls down to. Roll it down until you're happy with where it finishes, then grab your ball stopper and click it onto the very top of the chain that's closest to you.
If you ordered a pelmet, attach it to one bracket then use a small amount of force to clip in the other side. Once it's up, the pelmet sits neatly in the pelmet returns and your blind rolls up and down easily.
Congrats, you did it! Before you kick back and admire a job well done, don’t forget to snap some photos and share your look with us. And tag us on Instagram to really make our day.
Let's get real about child safety.
Children don't understand that a chain wrapped around their neck can tighten and strangle them in just a few minutes if they sit down, roll around or climb down to the floor.
Children have died when the loop went over their head or they got tangled in a loose chain while:
- sleeping in a cot or bed near to where chains are hanging
- playing near chains, or
- standing on a chair, sofa or bed to look out of a window.
You must follow the Australian Government requirements when installing your blind.
- Install your p clip exactly as per step 5 of this guide
- Don't remove the warning label that comes attached to your blind
- Attach your own label with your name and contact details (or the details of whoever is installing your blind for you)