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There are some variations in fitting Vale Value blinds for differing manufacturers roof windows, and these are shown in the model-specific instructions supplied. However the basic installation procedure for each blind type follows the same straightforward procedure - take a look at the installation details to see just how simple the fitting process is.
This installation is shown on a VELUX window - the procedure for installing the Vale Value Blackout Blind on a RoofLITE or Fakro window is identical, except for the addition of a small length of aluminium side profile.
1. Left and right blind mounting plates are screwed into place...2....the blind unit clicks into the mounting plates, secured by a screw at each end...
3....finally, the two aluminium blind guides are slotted into the blind unit and screwed to the frame. It's as simple as that!
The fitting procedure is the same for VELUX, Fakro and RoofLITE windows, although different brackets are used for Fakro models (these are included).
|1. Left and right mounting brackets screw to the frame...||2. ...the roller unit clicks into the brackets and is secured by a screw at each side...|
|3. ..these brackets are then nailed to the frame in three positions, to secure the blind|
|1. Left and right mounting brackets screw to the frame...||2. ...the roller unit clicks onto the brackets and is secured by a screw at each side...|
|3. ..these brackets are then nailed to the frame in three positions, to secure the blind.|
Note that the Vale Value Awning Blind can ONLY be installed on VELUX roof windows:
1. The blind is inserted discreetly under the external hood of the window and screwed to the frame...2. ...two hooksare added to the bottom of the external face of the sash, and then, when needed, the awning blind fixes to these...
3. ...the blind can be used when the window is open or closed and fully retracts when not in use.
1 x Blind
1 x Frame & Fittings
The timber frame has been constructed with mitred corners. We suggest that you assemble the frame on a clean flat surface. Pin/screw and PVA glue the frame together making sure that the frame remains square. (You may wish to pre drill pilot holes as the frame is made from stable timber and may split if mishandled).
After 24 hours the frame is ready to be mounted, how this is achieved is down to your individual circumstances.
The fittings provided are for guidance only as you may choose to use your own.
You can use the mirror plates on each internal corner (see diagram Fig 1) so that a single screw hole is shown on the inside of the frame. (Extra fittings may be required on longer lengths of frames). Once fitted mark and pre drill surface to which the frame is to be mounted and then decide on adequate fittings i.e. Plugs/screws etc.
Alternatively you may wish to pre drill through the face of the timber (see diagram fig 2). Once pre drilled mark and pre drill surface to which the frame is to be mounted and then decide on adequate fittings i.e. Plugs/screws etc. You can then install the frame by screwing directly through the timber.
It is very important that in both installation methods the frame is kept flat and square otherwise the blind will not work correctly.
As a finishing touch, and to stop any slight light leakage, we would recommend using a decorators chaulk and gun. This should be applied inside and outside (between the plaster and timber) any excess can then easily removed with a soft damp sponge.
Once the frame is installed and finished to your satisfaction the blind can be fitted to the frame following the fitting instructions enclosed with your blind.
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