Blinds Shutters & Awnings
Operating your Blinds
Window Blinds with Handles - Mainly on Perfect-Fit and Conservatory Blinds
The Operation of 'Handle' style window blinds is a simple one. Just hold the handle, keeping the rail as straight as possible and then raise or lower the blind to the required position, where it will stay with no further action necessary.
Cord Lock Window Blinds
Cord operated window blinds can be released and locked by use of the cord lock located on the headrail. To release on right hand control, pull to the left and down. To lock on right hand control pull to the right and release. To release on left hand control, pull to the right and down. To lock on left hand control pull to the left and release. Some cord locks are are released by pulling outwards, and locked by letting go or moving the cords towards the blind.
Pleated Roof Blinds
Roof blinds are operated with the aid of the wand (supplied.) The wand can be located by gently sliding the wand head from the left or right side, over the tag handle. The blinds can then be opened or closed. Please make sure you are in line with the blind as this will stop the possibility of damage to the blind. The operation should always be a push and not a pull action.
Shaped Pleated Roof Blinds
Shaped roof blinds are operated in the same manner as roof blinds. The pushing rather than pulling of the blind is even more important on shaped blinds, in order to ensure a smooth and easy operation. On larger shaped blinds you may have to 'help' the fabric up or down if it starts to lag behind.
Roof Roller Blinds
Roller blinds can be pulled up or down by the pull cord, please be careful not to let the cord go when operating the blind, as this can cause damage. Please ensure the cord is securely tied around the cleat when the blind is closed.
Roof Woodweave Blinds
Woodweave blinds can be pulled up or down by the pull cord, please be careful not to let the cord go when operating the blind, as this can cause damage. Please ensure the cord is securely tied around the cleat when the blind is closed.
Care must be taken when operating all blinds and no excessive force must be used as this may damage the blind and/or the fitting. If the blind doesn't operate with normal control, don't force the blind, firstly check if there are any obstructions impinging it, or if there are any knots in the cord.
Any blinds with loose hanging cords or looped sidewinder controls are a strangulation risk to small children. All such cords should be safely tied up out of reach. For more information and to download a safety brochure click here.
Maintaining your Blinds
Maintaining Pleated Blinds
To retain the crispness of the pleats on your blinds, regular bunching (i.e. compressing the blind in the open position) is advised, ideally at least once every 14 days, overnight.
Silicon for Pleated and Woodweave Blinds
To keep the roof blinds operating smoothly, we recommend periodic lubrication and cleaning of the support wires. This is best achieved by spraying a small quantity of silicon onto a duster and applying it to the wires and cords.
With regular care your blinds will provide you with years of pleasure, protection and comfort, but note that to achieve the best performance from your blinds suitable ventilation is essential.