How to put up a roller blind



now roll-up lines is not only a quick and inexpensive way of blocking out daylight and adding privacy but they also add color texture and can make a bold design statement or window space there's two ways a blind can be fitted on the outside of the window face fitting or taken into the recess if you choose to hang your blinds outside the recess make sure that it's wide enough to comfortably hang the brackets on the wall if hanging inside you may have to cut the blind down to fit and if your window is very tall make sure the roller is long enough this distance is known as the drop now if you put in your blind up on the outside of the window what that gives you is a much cleaner look when the blinds down putting them on the inside means things like photographs or a visor flowers can still be displayed if you're putting your blind up on the outside of the window what we're aiming for is to get an equal distance either side of the window recess this gives us our point on which we're going to fix our brackets to hold our blinds so if you're facing the blinds into the recess as we after-death you have to take the exact measurement of the inside of the recess the good thing about a roller blind on a window like this is that you don't have to worry about the measurement of the drop as the excess stays at the top of the roller blinds now as we're going to be fitting our blinds the inside of the window recess and then cutting it down to a custom width we need to make sure that we allow enough of a gap either side so the blind moves up and down freely one other thing you're going to need to check before you actually buy your blind is that it can be cut down to a custom size cutting your blinds down to fit your window space is very straightforward the first thing we've done is taking the end B's off the bottom of the blinds now we're going to roll this house onto a flat clean surface with the bottom of the blinds facing upward so you're marking the back of the blind we know we need to put 90 mil off the ends of the blinds so mark it off with the light pencil mark and continue the full length of the blind marking the last mark on the actual roller itself now with a straight edge get your pencil line now with the sharp pair of scissors and taking your time close along your pencil line you can also use a sharp craft knife because if you do put some wood or something underneath to ensure a clean cut make sure you've got a new blade in if you're using scissors the long wall paper type make it easier to get a straight cut than using smaller ones and now we're ready to cut the roller now roller blinds are usually made of either plastic cardboard or aluminium and can be easily cut with a hacksaw remember we need to cut the same amount off of our bottom bead as we did with the roller blinds this also can be done with a hacksaw you now need to decide from which side you actually want to control your blind we're gonna be hanging ours from the right-hand side so finding the cord that pulls the blind up and down then locating the bracket that actually fits with it we know that this bracket is the one that's going to be fixed to the right hand side of our window frame now we have a couple of options for fixing our bracket we can even fix into the timber frame or into the masonry work but before you drill into the masonry do make sure that you detect whether there's any pipes or any cables in the way always wear your dust mask and goggles and drill a pilot hole first we're going to be drilling into the timber do remember to leave enough room at the top of the bracket so that the blind can roll up and taking a bradawl we're going to mark the top and the bottom of our bracket these are the points that we're going to fix our screws into taking your time locating the screw into the hole you've made with the bridle we're going to fix our top screw we're using self tapping screws which can be screwed directly into the wood rail if you're using normal screws drill a small pilot hole and then we repeat the same process on the other side of the window so as we did with our first bracket we need to measure down exactly the same distance to the top of our bracket we then take the second bracket and Mark our top and bottom holes and then take our screws all we need to do now is fit the anchor and lift the blinds into position but the job's not quite done these pulley chords can be potential hazards to small children and young babies and they need to be secured to the wall with the safety bracket supplied with your blind hold the safety bracket in place and mark the screw holes check for wires and pipes for the detector and bear in mind that it may detect the steel lintels sometimes used in modern buildings if you're in any doubt about these results contact the professionals finally drill the hole push in the raw plugs and screw in the bracket also remember never to place any beds cots or any other furniture that small child could climb up and reach this cord for more ideas or know-how watch more of our films or goes to diy.com or pop into your local store

22 Comments

  • mohammed said mahmoud

    April 13, 2019

    Thank you.

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  • hellsbells1955

    April 13, 2019

    You didn't show how to measure before cutting!!!

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  • Mustafe Magan

    April 13, 2019

    Really helped, thx u lady and gentleman I will pay the Shades

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  • Sonata Shinome

    April 13, 2019

    This is somewhat useful but my issue is the cord came out and I can’t seem to place it back in for it to start rolling I did it one time and for some reason I keep trying and it’s not working.

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  • Loly Moha

    April 13, 2019

    Thank you

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  • jadi far has ESP

    April 13, 2019

    hay hay carmdown

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  • josephine moeng

    April 13, 2019

    Hi, thanks 4 showing us step by step on hw to install roller blinds. My son's nd I successfully installed ours, thanks to u guys

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  • josephine moeng

    April 13, 2019

    Hi, thanks 4 showing us step by step on hw to install roller blinds. My son's nd I successfully installed ours, thanks to u guys

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  • josephine moeng

    April 13, 2019

    Hi, thanks 4 showing us step by step on hw to install roller blinds. My son's nd I successfully installed ours, thanks to u guys

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  • Rodney Wroten

    April 13, 2019

    after all that . you could have shown how it works

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  • Leah Geaney

    April 13, 2019

    Hi I was just wondering how would you pull the blind back up of you have pulled the blind fully down and it won't roll back up?

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  • KyungA Lee

    April 13, 2019

    Mine doesn't go up automatically.. How can I fix it?

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  • The Connolly Way of Life

    April 13, 2019

    how do you take it back down?

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  • G Allan

    April 13, 2019

    OK video – but more detail could of been shown how to measure the recess including the fixings, and the brackets – it's not just a case of measuring the size of window, and cutting the blind down – as the brackets/end fittings would then make it too long.. Also worth mentioning to measure the depth of your handles! – it you fitted a blind that way to a modern plastic double glazed window the blind would hit the handles!

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  • MrUniman69

    April 13, 2019

    How do I fit a roller blind to a upvc kitchen window, it is not fitted into a wooden surround and the inner part of the window is only plaster board ( dry lining. )

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  • Leonie White

    April 13, 2019

    Hi I need a blind with the length on 140 cm. Is they blinds that length in your store?

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  • Leonie White

    April 13, 2019

    Can I hang a roller blind up and curtains at the same time?

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  • Dan Watkins

    April 13, 2019

    Pretty good video, but for me  not enough information is given, e.g. how much of a gap needs to be left on either end to ensure brackets fit a recess?? This is the same with the actual blind from B&Q. More "written" info is given on warnings and safety, than how to actually hang the blind! If you want to attract the DIYers, than you should give much more written advice on the 'how to's' and not just provide illustarations, which to even a pretty experienced guy like me are confusing!

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  • ceceliac10

    April 13, 2019

    Brilliant

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  • Helen

    April 13, 2019

    Should blackout blinds be fitted inside the recess or outside for the most light blockout? Thanks

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  • Ona Haynes

    April 13, 2019

    Whats a "piolot hole" ? :-/ Please excuse my ignorance

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  • Shutters Australia

    April 13, 2019

    Fun Fact: Roller blinds are also known as Holland blinds. We love the way these blinds provide just the right amount of ventilation, light and class to go with the rest of the décor in the house. Curtains simply didn’t make the cut and the quality of Roller blinds available today is plain fabulous! 

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