Roller Blinds
installation guide

Installing roller blinds was never so easy

We aim to provide you with straightforward and easy-to-follow instructions for installing your personalized Roller Blinds. Your custom kit has been specifically designed to be incredibly user-friendly, allowing you to enjoy the process of effortlessly clicking, sliding, and securely locking the components together.

Tools you’ll need to install

  • Saw
  • Drill 
  • Drill bits (2.5mm, 2.6mm, 3mm, 3.2mm, 4mm, 6mm, 10mm)
  • Screw Driver 
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Spirit Level
  • Laser Level/ Lease measuring device
  • Silicone gun/ gap fillers/ packers

PART A – Preparing Installation

Step 1

Check for any obstructions that may interfere with the installation.

E.g. If there is an architrave at the bottom of the post that the blind is to be installed into, ensure you prepare the space for the installation of the guides. This may mean the installer needs to cut into the architrave to make room for the side rails.

Step 2 – Check top of the installation is level

If uneven, go to step 3.

If level, go to step 4.

Step 3 – Pack and level to of installation to smallest drop dimension

Ensure the box fits in the smallest measurement (TOP) and ensure the box will be level the whole way across – flashing can fill the gap once installed.

NOTE

In some instances when the drop is level on either side the ground may be uneven.
Ensure the box/brackets are installed at the smallest measurement (DROP).

Step 4 – Check horizontal installation dimension at the top, centre and bottom

Once checked if all width measurements are equal or within 10mm of each other, proceed to step 5 for side fix applications or step 6 for face fit applications. If all widths are not equal or within 10mm of each other you will need to determine where packing is required.

Step 5 – Pack installation width to blind width measurement

If all widths are less than 10mm out of square no packing is necessary, however, being completely square will provide greater flexibility with the rest of the installation.

If all widths are more than 10mm out of square packing is required. Rule of thumb – pack centre and bottom measurements out to sit square with the top measurement. This is the measurement that you measured for the box.

Proceed to step 6 for side fix applications or step 7 for face fix applications.

Step 6 – Check sides of the installation are level
(side reveal fix applications only)

If all widths are less than 10mm out of square no packing is necessary, however, being completely square will provide greater flexibility with the rest of the installation.

Ensure both sides are square between posts (or wall). If measurements are equal or greater than the top measurement packing is required.

Ensure the widths are equal from the top down.

Step 7 – Check and ensure the installation space is level and square

Run your tape across all measurements both width and height and ensure all is level and square. If anything is out slight adjustments with packers are required.

Fit the hood / Universal brackets in between or on the face of the structure, depending on the application.

PART B – Spring pre-tensioning

Identify number of pre-turns required for blind size

For spring-loaded E-Zip Blinds.
Smaller blinds > 12 turns on the spring.
Larger blinds (bigger than 2000mm) > 16 turns.

You will feel the spring compressing. Normally, smaller blinds are installed with 13 turns on the spring and larger blinds are installed with 18 turns. Ensure you lock the spring once spun. This will make sure the spring does not let go whilst installing the blind.

Follow the directions on the spring side for tightening or loosening, + or -.

PART C – Box installation

Install box to wall/ceiling/post (pelmet)

Using the appropriate fixings to suit the application. Ensure all endplates and boxes are aligned and level and then finally measure the box end to end to ensure the measurement is correct.

PART D – Open bracket installation

Install bracket to wall/ceiling/post

Using the appropriate fixings to suit the application ensures the brackets are aligned and level. Screw them in and then measure brackets end to end to ensure the measurement is correct.

PART F- Side guide installation

Mark out side guide position and align rail

Fit the outer c-channel and line the back of the channel up with the back of the hood/Universal brackets, for a face fit you will need an angle to fit the c-channel off. Slide the black nylon into the inner side channel and slot it into the fitted c-channel.
Line up the inner channel/nylon under the edge of the zip and guide the zip into the nylon. (One side at a time if fitting by yourself or both at the same time if it’s a two-person job).

PART E – Blind installation

Step 1- Install blind into box

An effort is required when inserting the blind and the axle into the box/brackets.
A noticeable click will indicate the component is correctly located.

Spring loaded – Unlock the pre-tension head at the spring end.
Motorised – Feed through motor cable either through the pre-drilled hole at the top or back of the box.

Step 2- Run blind down + centre & test operation

Ensure the blind is central on the axle. Run the blind up and down and make sure all runs smoothly.

PART G – Adjusting inner channel

Step 1- Operate blind to straighten fabric

Run the skin up and down before fixing the inner channel to make sure the blind is going up and down straight. This will also ensure that the inner channel falls into its natural position.

Step 2- Fixing inner channel

Run the blind down to the bottom of the tracks and fix the inner side channel to the c-channel with self-drilling wafer screws, one side at a time while testing the blind. Use these as you may need to adjust.
It’s important that you test the blind each time you fix a screw through the channels. You will need to fix the channels at the top, middle & bottom to ensure fabric tension is perfect. 

NOTE

If the blind is motorised or spring, you will need to fit off stoppers at the top of the inner channel to ensure the blind doesn’t come out of the top of the nylon. These will be supplied and are to be riveted into the inner channel about 20mm from the top and 10mm in from the outside edge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Roller Shutters

What are roller shutters?

Roller shutters are a type of window or door covering that consists of horizontal slats or panels hinged together. These slats are typically made of aluminium or steel, although other materials like PVC or wood may also be used. The shutters are mounted above the window or door opening and can be manually or motor-operated.

What are the advantages of roller shutters?

Overall, roller shutters offer a range of advantages for your home, including enhanced security, privacy, light and noise control, energy efficiency, weather protection, and ease of maintenance. They can be a valuable addition to any property, providing numerous benefits to you and your loved ones.

Can roller shutters make a room completely dark?

Roller shutters can significantly reduce the amount of light entering a room. Keep in mind that the darkness level will depend on various factors like the material and design of the shutters, the installation method, and if there are any gaps or light leaks around the edges.

Are roller shutters secure?

Nowadays roller shutters are considered one of the most secure options for windows and door coverings. That’s because of the extra layer of protection that makes it more difficult for intruders to gain access to your home or commercial property.

However, to keep your home safe with roller shutters, we always suggest ensuring proper installation, regular maintenance, and use of other security measures in combination with security roller shutters, such as alarms, motion sensors, and reinforced entry points, to enhance the overall security of your property.

Do roller shutters provide insulation for your home?

Yes, roller shutters can provide insulation for your home and contribute to energy efficiency as they act as an additional insulating layer on windows and doors. In fact, in colder seasons, roller shutters can help retain heat inside the house, while in hot weather, they can block out heat from entering.

By investing in high-quality roller shutters from shutters4u, you can boost their insulation properties and enjoy the benefits of improved energy efficiency and indoor comfort.

How to clean roller shutters at home?

Cleaning roller shutters at home is an easy process. All you need to do is to wash them with soft soap and scrub them with a sponge or microfibre cloth. Before that, ensure the shutters are closed to clean their interior and exterior. Also, first, remove any debris or dust from their surface.

Remember, regular cleaning and maintenance of roller shutters will help keep them in good condition and prolong their lifespan.

Where can be roller shutters installed?

The versatility and customizable nature of roller shutters make them suitable for various applications, and they can be tailored to fit your specific needs and requirements. Just to mention some examples, roller shutters are usually installed in windows, doors, shopfronts, warehouses, industrial buildings and more.

What roller shutter colours are available in shutters4u?

We have a brilliant colour palette available for shutters in Australia, starting from the classics to the ones that deck up pretty well with your space. Our team also offers customization in terms of colours and brings different combinations for your home or business space. You name it, and we provide it. 

If you need ideas for what colours will match your home then give us a call, and we will be happy to suggest the best colour options for you.

How to install DIY roller shutters?

Installation instructions for your DIY roller shutters are available in a detailed step-by-step video as soon as your order is placed. In your order, you will receive a link to a set of videos with instructions on how to install your shutters.

We have a separate video for motorised and manual roller shutter installation, so no matter what you choose you have everything you need to be able to install the shutters yourself with no issues.

Still not sure if DIY Roller Shutters are for you?

We got you covered! We can suggest a group of experienced roller shutter installers who can complete the job for you, ensuring a high-quality finish at great prices. They offer roller shutters in Adelaideroller shutters in Perthroller shutters in Sydneyroller shutters in Brisbane and more.

Roller Blinds

What are roller blinds?

Roller blinds are a type of window covering made from a single piece of fabric or other flexible material that can be rolled up or down to cover or uncover a window. They are commonly used in residential and commercial spaces to control the amount of light entering a room and provide privacy.

Roller blinds are known for their simplicity, functionality, and versatility. 

They are easy to install and operate, making them a popular choice for window coverings in homes, offices, and other spaces. They provide a clean and streamlined look when fully rolled up and can be adjusted to different positions to allow for varying levels of light and privacy.

What are dual roller blinds?

Double roller blinds are popular for their versatility, offering a practical and stylish solution for controlling light and privacy in residential and commercial spaces. They are a type of window covering that combines two different types of fabrics on a single roller system. They offer the ability to switch between two different levels of light control and privacy, providing versatile functionality and aesthetic options.

What are the benefits of DIY roller blinds?

One of the primary advantages of DIY roller blinds is the potential for cost savings, you can avoid paying for professional installation or custom-made blinds, which can be more expensive. Additionally, they allow you to have full control over the design and customization according to your specific window measurements. 

 

Moreover, an additional benefit of DIY roller blinds is that they are easy to keep clean and maintain.

Fabric options for roller blinds

Depending on the needs you have for each room, there are different fabric options for roller blinds DIY:

  • Polyester
  • PVC
  • Vinyl
Operating system options for roller blinds?

Roller blinds can be operated using various systems, depending on your preferences and requirements. Here are some common operating systems for DIY roller blinds for windows:

  1. Manual Chain or Cord: This is the most traditional operating system for roller blinds. It involves a chain or cord attached to the blind that allows you to pull up or down the blind to your desired position. 
  2. Spring-Loaded Mechanism: Spring-loaded roller blinds utilize a spring mechanism within the roller tube. These blinds can be easily operated by gently pulling down on the bottom of the blind to lower it and releasing it to allow the spring to retract and raise the blind. This system does not require chains or cords, providing a clean and elegant look.
  3. Automated: Motorised roller blinds have a motor that allows you to control the blinds using a remote control, wall switch, or even a smartphone app. Motorized blinds are particularly beneficial for hard-to-reach windows or for individuals with mobility issues. 
  4. Smart Home Integration: Some roller blinds can be integrated into smart home systems, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomeKit. This allows you to control the blinds using voice commands or through smartphone apps.
Do roller blinds provide insulation for your home?

Roller blinds can provide some level of insulation for your home, depending on the type of fabric or material used. In fact, roller blinds can contribute to energy efficiency and temperature control. During hot weather, using roller blinds with light-coloured or reflective fabrics can help reflect sunlight and reduce solar heat gain, keeping your space cooler. In colder months, using roller blinds made from thicker or insulating materials can help prevent heat loss and improve thermal efficiency.

How to clean roller blinds?

It is important to clean and maintain the roller blinds regularly to ensure they will last for longer.

In this case, there are two easy ways to clean internal roller blinds, either by wiping them down with a damp, soft cloth or vacuuming them.

Where can Roller blinds be installed?

DIY roller blinds can be installed in any residential and commercial space where you have good ventilation. Roller blinds offer a versatile and space-saving solution for controlling light, privacy, and temperature in any room.

However, It's important to consider the specific requirements of the installation location, such as the size of the windows or doors, the mounting options available, and any special considerations for the type of blind chosen.

How to install roller blinds?

Installation instructions for your DIY roller blinds are available in a detailed step-by-step video as soon as your order is placed. In your order, you will receive a link to a set of videos with instructions on how to install your shutters.

We have a separate video for motorised and manual roller blinds installation, so no matter what you choose you have everything you need to be able to install the shutters yourself with no issues.

Still not sure if DIY Roller Blinds are for you?

We got you covered! We can suggest a group of experienced roller blind installers who can complete the job for you, ensuring a high-quality finish at great prices. They offer roller blinds in Adelaide and roller blinds in Perth.

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