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Perfect Fit Blinds - Measuring & Installation Instructions

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Measuring...

Step 1: Are Perfect Fit Blinds Suitable for Your Window?

First you will need to find out whether perfect fit is suitable for the frame of your conservatory, window or door.  

The brackets which will secure your Perfect Fit Blind in place are only compatible with internally beaded PVCu window frames, which have been sealed with glazing gasket. 

Most modern windows are internally beaded, due to safety legislation.

However, glazing tape is often used by rather than glazing gasket as it's cheaper for the window or conservatory manufacturer.  

Please Note: If your beading surround width is greater than 26mm then the Perfect fit Frame may not cover your beading completely and it may not sit flush on your window frame.

Unfortunately, if your window is externally beaded or sealed with glazing tape, then it will not be possible to install Perfect Fit Blinds.

HELPFUL TIP:

If you are unsure whether Perfect Fit is suitable for your windows - we can help you in the following ways:

  • Call us on 0161 367 9013 with any questions.
  • Take a photograph of your window frame and email it to us at info@newblinds.co.uk We will look at it and respond with any appropriate comments and guidance.
  • Request a free sample of Perfect Fit frame and brackets. 

 

 

Step 2: Check for Obstructing Handles.

Measure if there is a 6mm clearance all around the frame of the window frame, especially where there is a handle.

TIP: Spacers can be supplied to raise the handle if there is a slight obstruction.

  

 

 

Step 3: Measure the GLASS SIZE in mm.

 

To do this, measure the actual visible glass WIDTH and DROP as accurately as possible.

 

TIP: We recommend using a digital measuring tape if possible and to measure in both corners and the centre of the window and use the smallest measurement in each direction.

Perfect Fit Step 2: Check for Obstructing Handles
Perfect Fit Step 3: Measure the GLASS SIZE in mm 

 



Step 4:
Measure the WINDOW FRAME DEPTH in mm.

 

To do this, we recommend using a Depth Gauge. This gives a measurement from the glass to the face of the window frame where the clip-in brackets will be fitted.

Perfect Fit Step 4: Measure the WINDOW DEPTH in mm

Based on the WINDOW FRAME DEPTH that you provide, we will select the appropriate bracket size, as follows:

  • If your WINDOW FRAME DEPTH is between 14mm to 18mm, we will send 18mm brackets.
  • If your WINDOW FRAME DEPTH is between 19mm to 20mm, we will send 20mm brackets.
  • If your WINDOW FRAME DEPTH is between 21mm to 24mm, we will send 24mm brackets.
  • If your WINDOW FRAME DEPTH is 25mm, we will send 24mm brackets.
  • If your WINDOW FRAME DEPTH is 26mm, we will send 24mm brackets. 
  • If your WINDOW FRAME DEPTH is 27mm, we will send 24mm brackets.

    Please note that for window frame depths of between above 24mm, we adjust the Perfect Fit frame so that it is compatible with 24mm brackets.
     
  • Where bead depth is 18mm on Venetian Blinds, 20mm brackets will be sent and foam will be applied to the back of the frame.

 

Installation...

We will supply a kit for each window pane that you have provided measurements for, including the required number of brackets of the appropriate height. (Note: these brackets can be exchanged if incorrectly specified.)

 

Step 1: Unwrap Your Blind

Carefully unwrap the parcel, taking great care not to cut any of the cords, if using scissors or a knife. Lay out the frame on it's front face, with the closed blind at the top. 

Perfect Fit Step 1: Unwrap You Blind

Step 2: Fit Corner Joints

Slide each Corner Joint into the Vertical and Horizontal frame pieces to create a rectangular frame.

Do this by pushing the protrusions into the groove in the aluminium lengths until they are fully inserted. Then tighten the small screws to secure all four corners in place. Make sure you do not trap any loose cords whilst doing this.

Perfect Fit Step 2: Fit Corner Joints

Step 3: Fit Corner Covers

If not already fitted, install the corner covers by pushing over the corner of the frame and securing at the back using the screws provided.

 

Perfect Fit Step 3: Fit Corner CoversPerfect Fit Step 3: Fit Corner Covers
Step 4: Fit Brackets to your Window

 

Use a credit card or the measuring card provided. 

 

Place the card in the top left hand corner of the visible glass area to find the correct position to install the 1st bracket.

 

At the bottom edge of the card, slide one of the brackets under the glazing gasket  until is tight up against the bead.

 

TIP: Light lubrication with washing-up liquid may make this easier in some cases

 

Repeat in all four corners of the window pane.

 

This will ensure alignment with the holes in the frame members. (Note: in extra tall or extra wide windows, additional brackets may be necessary in intermediate positions, and will be automatically supplied)

Perfect Fit Step 4: Place Card in Top Left Corner of GlassPerfect Fit Step 4: Slide Bracket Under GasketPerfect Fit Step 4: Repeat in all 4 Corners

Step 5: Fit the Perfect Frame to the Brackets

 

Line up the holes in the Perfect Fit Frame, with the window fixing brackets and simply clip the frame onto one bracket at a time so that the small clip pops into the adjacent hole, retaining the Perfect Fit frame in place on the window frame.

 

Your blind is now installed. Yes, it really is that easy !

Perfect Fit Step 5: Fit Frame to Brackets 

Removing for Cleaning & Replacement...

Step 1: Raise the Blind

 

To remove your blind for cleaning or replacement, raise the blind to the open position.

Step 2: Release the Frame from the Brackets

 

Simply prise the clip out of each hole one at a time, using a flat-blade screwdriver and remove the Perfect Fit Frame, leaving the clips in place.

 

Yes, that is easy, too !

If you have any questions about any of the steps in this process, please call us on 0161 367 9013. Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 9am - 5pm.

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