Roller Blinds

Roller blind image

Fabric & Co offer custom roller blinds in a fabric of your choice, This allows you to coordinate your blind into your room scheme. Most cotton and linen fabrics are suitable for roller blinds the fabric is "Laminated" where the face fabric is bonded to a standard or blackout lining, then stiffened and finished with an over lock stitch. Roller blinds are generally fitted within the window recess.

This means that they roll up neatly and are extremely discrete when in the open position. The roller blinds come with an all enclosed chain mechanism, with sturdy metal brackets for fitting and can be face or top fixed as appropriate.

 

Measuring for Roller Blinds

The two measurements that we require to make a roller blind are:

  • The finished blind width
  • The finished blind length

Blinds can be fitted either inside or outside the window recess.
It is important to decide where you want your blinds fitted before measuring for them.

 

Blinds Outside a Window Recess

Outside window recess image

Decide by how far you want the fabric of the blind to overlap the recess. This is usually a minimum of 5cm on all sides (your windows sill width is often a good guide). Measure the length from top to bottom of the window plus the overlap (W-X). Measure the width plus the overlap (Y-Z).

Blinds Inside a Window Recess

Inside window recess image

Make sure that the recess is free of obstruction and has at least 7.5cm depth to accommodate the blind's operating mechanism. Measure the length from the top to the bottom of the recess (A-B) Measure the width of the recess (C-D) Please provide us with these two recess measurements, we will then take off any necessary reductions. 

Tools for measuring image

Toolkit Required

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil/Marker
  • Screwdriver
  • Masonary Drill (if Drilling into masonary)
  • Spirit level (eyesight will suffice)
  • Brackets and screws supplied
  • Wall Plugs

Other things to consider are:

  • Do you want to your blind to be face fixed to the window or top fixed?
    Top fixing is useful for clearance if you have window furniture.

  • Do you want your chain to be on the left or the right hand side?
    All of our blinds come with a simple safety cover to hold the chain control to the window frame or wall. Follow the instructions below to fit the safety cover.

We supply universal brackets which can be top fix or back fixed.

 

Fitting Roller Blinds

Fitting guide image 1

Measure the length of the blind and then mak out bolt ends on the required area as shown. Then match up the Fixing and drill the holes.

Fitting guide image 2

Attatch the frist fixing pannel as shown.

Fitting guide image 3

Attatch one side of the blid into the first fixing. Then marry up the second side making sure the blind is still attached into the first bracket.

Fitting guide image 4

Safety Bracket

  1. Open the tie down clip and insert the ball chain loop.
  2. Mark the screw position leaving a gap of approx. 10mm between the ball chain and inside of the clip.
  3. Secure the clip in position using the screw and cap provided.

WARNING: Young Children can strangle in the loop of pull cords, chains & tapes, and chains that operate window coverings. Please keep cords out of reach of young children.
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