DIY Shaped Roof Blind Fitting Instructions



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Fitting shaped pleated roof blinds can be a bit intricate due to the unique design of conservatories. Here are step-by-step instructions to help you with the installation:


Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Pleated roof blinds
  • Brackets and fixings (provided with the blinds)
  • Measuring tape
  • Drill with appropriate 3mm steel drill bits suitable for drilling aluminum (Not Supplied)
  • Screwdriver (Manual or Powered)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Steps (if necessary)
  • Protective eyewear (optional for safety)


 Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Unpack and Inspect:
  • Carefully unpack your blinds and ensure all components are present.

Lay out all parts and check for any damage or missing pieces.


Measure and Mark:

  • Offer the blind up (as shown in picture below)
  • Use a pencil to mark the bracket fixing points. Typically, about 110mm from the left & right side of the blind. If you have 3 brackets just centralise the 3rd bracket between the two outer brackets.
  • Make sure the brackets don’t fall in line with the tension buttons.


Attach the Brackets:

  • Once you have marked your bracket positions, Drill pilot holes at the marked positions, you must now drill through the plastic fascia and the aluminum plate behind the plastic fascia and secure the bracket with a suitable length self tapping screw.
  • We supply a 1½ inch self tapping screw that is suitable for most installations, however please double check that this length of screw is suitable for your installation before proceeding. You may require a longer or shorter screw (Not Supplied)



Install the Main Bottom Blind Rail:

  • Ensure it clicks into the brackets & locks into place securely.
  • Double-check that the bottom rail is level and firmly attached.
  • At this point you can remove all the elastic bands but leave the paper attached at this stage as this will make installation easier.


Installing the Top Rail:

  • Now the bottom rail is in place, and all the elastic bands have been removed, we can concentrate on installing the top rail. Pull the top rail away from the main blind carefully, sliding the cord and nylon guide wire through tension adjustment buttons on the main lower blind rail until it reaches your top fixing point / position.


  • Remove the plastic cover / insert strip and offer the top rail up to the position where you measured your length too and the final fixing position.


  • Ensure your top rail is nice and straight / square to the bottom rail and covering the beams evenly either side. The top rail is already pre-drilled, pencil mark through the two holes where the top rail is going to be installed. Very carefully drill through the plastic and aluminum behind, we recommend a 3mm drill bit, it is extremely important you do not drill through and hit your glass behind. (Slow & Steady with minimal pressure is essential)
  • Slot the 1”1/4 inch screws  through the holes on the inside of the rail and place the 20mm pre-cut spacers over the screws on the other side of the rail and gently screw the top rail into place while keeping your cords and nylons nice and straight. Be careful not to nip and trap the tension cord behind the screw. The cord needs to move & sit freely on top of the screw head not below.


  • We recommend screwing the top rail screws into position by hand and not an electric screwdriver due to the position of the glass behind the beams as you don’t want to shatter a pane of glass.
  • Once the top rail is screwed into place, replace the small plastic infill / cover to hide the workings.


You are now ready to tension the blind:

  • Attach the handle to the blind and pull through the excess nylon through the tension button at the bottom until the nylon is tight (guitar string tight) to stop the blind sagging.
  • You are now going to add tension to the middle moving rail by pulling the cord gently through the button hole on the bottom rail of the blind, while moving the middle rail up and down until you are happy with the tension (This does not want to be to slack or to tight)
  • Once the correct tension has been applied then very gently tighten the screw until it keeps the tension on the wire in place. (Do not cut off the excess at this point.) we can now move onto installing the angled fabric guide wires.


Installing the angled fabric guide wires:

  • With the blind now pulled out at it’s full extension covering the glass, your going to mark each of the supporting guide wires so the blind angle fits nicely to the shape of the window / beam. (Don’t worry you will have a lot of spare nylon at this point for each guide wire, you will cut this spare off later)


  • Now you have marked the point where the nylon guide wire needs to be, you now need to install a single ½ inch self tapping screw (Supplied) into the far side of the beam. Leave a little of the head and thread exposed. This will be the anchor point for the anchor button.

Attaching The Anchor Button

Insert the nylon guide wire from the top of the anchor button through to the back.


  • Now offer the nylon up to your single screw head and roughly mark the point where the guide wire feels tight, this will be the point where you will need to make a knot in the nylon so the anchor button can not slip off.
  • Once your knot is made check to see if the back of the anchor button slots over the screw head leaving the nylon feeling tensioned, if not adjust the knot lower down until it feels tight to hook over the screw head. (There is a small amount of stretch in the nylon)
  • Repeat this for all the remaining nylon guide wires.
  • Once you are satisfied with the nylon and cord tensions, we recommend to knot the ends off on the bottom rail and then remove any excess / tail ends with scissors.


Extra Adjustment if Required:

  • During the manufacturing process the blind has a specific number of pleats to suit the drop / length of the blind ordered. Although you do have about an inch or two adjustment in the blind fabric length to raise or lower the pleats buy adjusting the looped equipleat through the anchor button on the reverse of the blind as shown in the picture below.
  • You may need to cut off one of the loops at the very top end until you are satisfied with the finished position of the pleats.


  • If you’re unsure about any step, consult us to avoid damage to the blinds or the conservatory. (We cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your property or blinds caused by yourself when installing this product)
  • Safety first: if using a ladder, ensure it is stable and have someone assist you if possible.

By following these instructions, you should be able to successfully install your shaped pleated conservatory roof blinds, enhancing both the aesthetics and functionality of your conservatory.