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DIY Step Image - How to install roman blinds . Blob storage upload.

Overview

Roman blinds are a stylish and effective form of window dressing. They're easy to install and look great in any room. They also improve your home's privacy and insulation because they're great at blocking light, sound and heat. This video shows you everything you need to know in order to install them.

Steps

1Measure the window cavity

Measure your window cavity so you know what area the blind needs to cover. Roman blinds can be trimmed to measure. It's also possible to buy them in standard sizes. Your blind should have a width that is 60mm less than the width of the cavity to give you 30mm clearance on each side of the blind. It should also be 15mm to 30mm longer than the height of your cavity.
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2Install the brackets in the window cavity

Mark out the points where you will mount the brackets for your blind and pre-drill the screw holes. Make sure you choose a point that is far enough away from the surface of the glass to leave room for the blind to gather when you pull it up. Then screw your brackets into place. Don't forget that roman blinds can be heavy, so consider adding in an extra bracket.
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3Hang the blind in the cavity

Clip the blind onto the brackets one bracket at a time. Start with a central bracket and work your way out. Once the blind is securely in place, the only thing left to do is install a cleat to hold the blind cord off the floor. Blinds cords can be a choking hazard, so it's a good idea to tie them up out of reach of children. Screw a cleat onto the inside frame of the window approximately 1600mm off the floor and then tie your blind cord up.
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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.