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Measuring Guide

Please scroll down to the relevant window manufacturer

VELUX

On all VELUX roof windows you will find a type sign stating exact information about the window. For instance roof windows with control bar (as illustrated below) the data plate is placed in the right corner of the top sash behind the ventilation flap. On other types of VELUX windows you will find the type sign somewhere visible on the inside of the frame, inside the sash or behind the ventilation flap.

A Velux Window

All you have to do, when ordering a blind, is to indicate the window code of the data plate to make sure you receive the right product. To find out your window code see below.

Velux data plate

Key

  1. Window model.
  2. Window code.
  3. Window surface (first two digits) Pane type (last two digits).
  4. Production code.

For other manufacturers of roof windows you will find a similar style data plate located around the window frame. On this data plate will be a window code. If you have any questions please contact us.

FAKRO

Providing proper dimensions guarantees the purchase of accessories that will fit your window.

If you wish to buy a blind but you are not sure what your window dimensions are you can check it on a data plate. It is located on a window sash in the right upper corner, visible when the window is opened.

Fakro data plate

KEYLITE

You can locate the serial number (e.g. CP2001 12345...) on the window identification card (underneath the ventilation handle of your window) please do not order from this code , We strongly recommend you measure the actual visible glass size! This way you will be able to order directly from our website.

Keylite plate

ROTO

Colt Roto plate

Before you order the blind it is vital that you find the serial number on your window so you can identify which window you own and which blind to order.

The serial number can be located in two different places depending on which style window you have.

Firstly, open your window and look on the right hand arm of the roof window and serial should be located here under and blue or red tag. The serial number will be similar to the following examples:

  • 435 WDF 7/9...
  • 435 HBT 7/11...
  • 735 HBT 5/9...
  • 847 HBK 7/14...

Colt Roto plate

If you can't find anything in this position please try the second location. Again with the window open, look on the right hand side of the top inside edge of the sash (the part of the window that moves) The serial number will be similar to the following examples:

  • 320 AG 5B7...
  • 339 DC 7N11...
  • 539 HB 6/11...

If you are having problems locating the serial number please do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 0090280 or at info@valeblinds.com.

 
What does the serial number mean?

The first 3 numbers listed in the example above tell you the series of the window. Each series requires a different blind.

Window series

The 435 series is a timber window with a centre pivot.

The 735 series is available in timber or PVC and pivots at the top third.

IMPORTANT: Blinds for series 4 and 7 (whether timber or PVC) are compatible!

The 320/339/559 all correspond the 320 series window. This is a timber window with a centre pivot. This series window has now been discontinued; however we do still sell blackout blinds and roller blinds to suit these common old style windows.

The 800 series is a 'means of escape' window and is top hung.

So to sum up! There are 3 different series blinds to order:

  • 435/735 series
  • 320 series
  • 800 series

NOTE: The letters in the serial number you do not need to worry about. They can tell us the year the window was made and what material it is made from. Please contact us or click the button below to fill out a special Colt Roto enquiry form. A blind specialist should get back to you within 24 hours & usually quicker!

Colt Roto Assistance

Installation Guide

Fitted in just ten minutes

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.

Installing a Vale Value Blackout Blind takes minutes

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.

For a VELUX window:
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!  

Installing a Vale Value Roller Blind takes minutes

The fitting procedure is the same for VELUX, Fakro and RoofLITE windows, although different brackets are used for Fakro models (these are included).

For a VELUX window:
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  

Installing a Vale Value Venetian Blind takes minutes

For a VELUX window:
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.  

Installing a Awning Blind takes minutes

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.  

Frame System Fitting Guide

Enclosed

  • 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.

Frame fitting suggested options

Option 1

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.

Option 2

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.

frame fitting
Note

It is very important that in both installation methods the frame is kept flat and square otherwise the blind will not work correctly.

Finishing

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.