Roller Blinds

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Roller blinds offer a variety of light control options from translucent to blockout. The light control capability makes roller blinds extremely versatile and an ideal choice for any room.

Our fabric collection offers an array of plain, textured, patterned and screen fabrics, and you can choose from our vast selection of blind styles and finishes. Our roller blinds are easily fitted and can also be motorised using Viewscape motors.

  • Roller Blinds Fitting Instructions

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    If installing on plaster or wallboard where possible pick up timber stud. If unable to locate
    stud, use a suitable wall plug or toggle for plasterboard to hold the brackets.

    Face / Architrave Fit:

    Spring Operated – the top edge of the brackets should be 35mm above the opening. Spring spade is always located on
    the left side for under roll and on the right for over roll blinds.
    Check your blinds pin measurement. This is the measurement from the end of the blind to the
    other, taken from the outside of the end pins. Position the brackets in the correct position:
    Chain Operated – the top edge of the brackets should be flush with the top of the architrave.
    Avoid affixing screws into the angle join of the architrave. Raise or lower the brackets if necessary to avoid this. 

    Recess Fitting:

    Side or Back fixing

    Position the bracket so that the top edge is a half roll diameter down from the top of the recess.
    Check the pin measure of the blind. This is the measurement from the end of the blind to the other,
    taken from the outside of the end pins. Transfer this measurement to the window to determine whether the brackets
    should be top, side or back mounted.

    Top fixing

    The brackets should be installed with the slotted screw holes nearest to the window. The edge of the
    brackets that are nearest to the window should be a half a roll diameter less 15mm from the back of the recess.

    Mark through the elongated screw holes of the bracket and drill using a 2.5mm drill for the timber fixing, or an
    appropriate size masonry drill if plug fixing. Screws must be at least 25mm from the edge of masonry to avoid splitting.
    Secure the brackets into position – each one with one screw only, through the slotted holes to allow for adjustments.
    When satisfied with the position, drill through the round holes and secure with additional screws.

    Mount blind to brackets:

    Spring Operated

    Fit pin into its bracket first (right for standard roll, left for reverse roll). Fit spade end into its bracket.

    Chain Operated

    Fit the chain control end into the bracket with the ‘spade’. Whilst holding the blind with one hand, turn
    the idle end until the pin withdraws into the roller cavity. Align this end with the bracket and turn the idle end again until
    the pin re-emerges and fits into the bracket. Install cord tension device. Snap on Ball Stops to the chain at appropriate
    position to keep the blind operating within its limits. Ball Stops prevent over unwinding of fabric that, in extreme cases,
    may cause the fabric to come off the roller.

    Rolling up straight - How to balance the blind

    For blinds that are narrow with long drops; with ratios more than 1:2.5 (width: drop), there is a tendency for the blind to
    roll to one side. Frequently, windows can be out of square; therefore, final on-site adjustment may be required even
    though the blind has been carefully balanced at the factory. The way to re-balance - Locate the end with the overlapping
    edge exposed. Roll down the blind and apply a piece of masking tape on to the aluminium tube at this end. Roll up the
    blind and check that the blind is now rolling up straight. More tape can be added or removed to ‘fine tune’ the balance.
    Note: Fine tuning should NOT require more than 3 full pieces – please ring Contract Blinds for further advice.

    How to install the Cord Tension device

    The Tension Device reduces the chance of strangulation by limiting access to the control cord or chain. When fitted
    properly it should hold any looped controls firmly tensioned against a wall or window frame. This should make it hard for a
    young child to fit though the controls.

    Clip the cord / chain through the bottom of the Tension Device. Position the Tension Device on the window frame or wall
    in a position that will not compromise the operation of the control cord / chain. Make sure the controls are not twisted
    when the Tension Device is in the mounting position. Ensure that there is SUFFICIENT TENSION on the chain/cord –
    however excessive tension will impair smooth operation of the blind. Hold the Tension Device in the correct position, as
    shown. Insert and secure the screw through hole. Make sure the screw is affixed into a solid surface.

  • Measure & Installation

    Measure and Installation
    For installation details please download the fitting instructions located at the bottom of this page, or see your local distributor for further measure and installation details.

  • Roller Blind Colours & Fabrics

    Colours and Fabrics
    Choose from plains, textures, jacquards and prints, blockouts, fabrics with clean lines or more distinctive patterns to make a fashion statement in your home. The fabric you choose for your blinds allows you to take control over the amount of privacy and light that you want to achieve.

    See more information on fabrics.

  • Roller Blind Styles

    Styles
    We custom-make all our blinds to order, so you can choose the style that best suits you and your room. Visit your nearest distributor for further details.

  • Motorisation

    Motorisation
    Motorisation of blinds is growing in demand. Most of our products – internal and external – can be motorised. We carry a full range of Somfy product and Viewscape motor solutions. In addition to modern remote controls it is possible to control blinds with wall switches, light sensors, timers, sun sensors, wind sensors and home management systems.

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  • Roller Blind Fittings & Sizing

    Fittings
    We make blinds we can be proud of, down to the smallest component. We only use quality fittings and materials to ensure we deliver a superior product – every time.

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    Size
    We custom-make all our blinds to order, ensuring the perfect fit. Visit your nearest distributor for further details.

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