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Overview

Putting roller blinds on your windows is a quick and affordable way to give any room privacy and shade. Mount the brackets on the window frame, put your blind into place, secure your sash cord and the job is done. This video shows you how easily you can do this job yourself.

Steps

1Measure up your window frame

You can either get a blind made to measure, or use a standard one and trim it to size yourself. Measure the size of your window cavity so you know what area that you need to cover. Then decide if you're hanging your blind inside the cavity of your window or over the top. If you're hanging inside the cavity, allow a 30mm gap on each side of your blind so the blind doesn't catch on the sides.
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2Mount the brackets on the window frame

Measure out the points for where your brackets will sit on either side of the frame, making them the same height and depth relative to the window. Hold the bracket in place and pre-drill the screw holes. Then use the impact driver to screw the brackets in.
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3Install the roller blind on the window frame

Mount the rolled up roller blind into the brackets. Once the blind is in place, secure the sash cord's control bracket to the window frame. The sash cord raises and lowers the blind. A loose sash cord can be a choking hazard for children. It's a good idea to screw a control bracket for the cord onto the frame.
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.