How to Fit a Skylight Blind

So, you’ve decided that you want to fit your home out with new blinds. Whether it is a simple task of selecting a new bathroom blind replacement or choosing the finishing touches of your new conversion, picking a blind is something that should not be overlooked as it needs to both be functional and attractive.

After you’ve discovered what kind of window you have in your home, the next step is deciding what you would like it to look like. Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we have a plethora of blinds with different designs and functions; with something for every room, from bathroom to loft window blinds, we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that you love. On our blog, we have a range of articles that can help you decide what would work best for your room, all of which can be found here.

If you’ve never installed a blind before, you might be tricked into thinking that it’s a daunting task. However, blind installation is actually very simple and, with the help of our guide, you’ll have them put up in no time!


Classic Skylight Blinds

Step One – Along the top of the blind cassette, you will find a long, sticky strip which you need to peel off.

Step Two – Next, position the cassette along the top of your window. This should slot in place along the top of the frame. Press this firmly into place to allow it to stick to the frame.

Step Three – You should be able to see two holes on either side of the window. Using a hand screwdriver only, secure the cassette into place using the screws that were provided with the blind.

Step Four – If required, now is the time to reposition the blind to ensure that it fits perfectly. You can do this by adjusting the bottom bar, ensuring that it is positioned in the centre of the blind.

Step Five – Insert the side rails, one at a time, securing into place with the screws provided. Again, only use a hand screwdriver for this step.

Step Six – Your blind is installed! To operate your blind, tilt the middle of the bottom bar towards the window to raise or lower the blind as desired.

Motorised Skylight

Step One – Remove the backing from the left installation bracket.

Step Two – Position the installation bracket onto the left-hand side of the window frame, fixing in place with a screw.

Step Three – Repeat steps one and two on the right-hand side.

Step Four – Align the blind cassette with the installation brackets, pushing it into the frame, securing tightly.

Step Five – Rotate the handle of the blind before screwing that into position.

Step Six – Again, repeat this step for the right-hand side.

Step Seven – Untie the belt tensioner and slide into the side rail (it is important to note in this step that the belts should not be twisted).

Step Eight – Push the side rail to the bottom of the sash and screw into position and repeat on the other side.

Step Nine – Pull the blind. This will remove the stick and allow the blind to function.

Step Ten – Next, push the tensioners until they click into place to finish the installation. Your blind is now all ready to go, so use the remote to operate!


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