How to Fit Velux & Skylight Blinds
Fitting your new velux or skylight blind is easy with our step by step video. This video takes you through the parts you should receive and uses animation to show you exactly how the parts are put together. DIY has never been so simple. Please see below for printable instructions and if you have any queries please call our friendly team on 0845 604 9611.
- Always try and use a metal tape measure‚ you will get a more accurate result
- Have a paper and pen ready to write your measurements straight down
- Look out for things like window handles or tiles. You’ll need to take their position into account to ensure a perfect fit!
- Double check you are entering your measurements in mm‚ cm or inches
Important note for measuring Roller blinds
For Roller blinds‚ we have to allow for fittings at either end of the blind‚ as there is no headrail. This means the actual fabric is approximately 2.8cm less for an exact measurement and 3.3cm less for a recess measurement. You don't need to make this adjustment‚ we do.
Important note for measuring Vertical blinds
Please note for the drop of a Vertical blind please measure down to your window sill‚ we will deduct 1cm off the drop for both Exact and Recess measurements to ensure your louvres run smoothly along your sill.
Fitting Skylight Blinds (Video audio transcript)
Hello and welcome to Web-blinds‚ I’m here to help you fit your new skylight blinds. Don’t worry it’s not complicated and our demonstration video will take you through step by step. Firstly just make sure you’ve got everything. You should have one roller blind cassette‚ 2 side channels‚ and 4 wood screws. If you think you’re missing anything please call us on 0845 604 9611. Have you got everything? Let’s get started.
Firstly your window frames may have 2 grey tabs on each side of the window frame‚ if they do then just remove them using a flat blade screw driver but be careful not to damage the wood on the edge of the frame. Position the side channels inside the window recess so that they’re flush with the front edge inside the frame. Make sure that the cut out are at the top and just be aware that there is a left hand and a right hand channel. Mark the position of the fixing holes through the two slots in each side channel. Remove the side channels and drill a small pilot hole about 2 metres for the fixing screws. Position a fixing screw through the bottom slot in each side channel and lightly tighten it‚ your just wanting to hold it in place here. Once both side channels are lightly tightened carefully tilt them forward to let the assembled roller cassette to be positioned. Position the cassette so that the black lugs fit into the narrow track on each side channel‚ the black lugs are the bits that are sticking out‚ while you’re doing this ensure that the brackets are slotted into the cut out at the top of each side channel. Push the assembled cassette and the side channels forward so that they’re flush with the front inside edge of the frame. Position the fixing screws through the top of each side channel and secure them. Now tighten the screws at the bottom of each. To operate the blind simply tilt the finger tab forward to release the blind but keep a hold of the tab. To stop the blind just tilt the tab back into it’s original position. Well done you’ve fitted your blinds‚ if you have any questions or need any further help please contact us on 0845 604 9611. Enjoy your new blinds.