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Skylight Blind Installation guide into Velux windows

Posted by snug concepts on May 20, 2009

At last we can bring you a definitive guide to installing our Skylight blinds for Velux windows. If you would like a more comprehensive guide then please visit our web site.

Some modern Velux windows are installed with a grey plastic bracket pre-installed. It is a requirement of the Sunflex product that this is removed. If your window does not have the bracket pre-installed move to step 3.

1) Any existing brackets should be removed by levering a chisel or other suitable flat blade under the plastic for those that are pushed into position or unscrewed as necessary. The existing bracket will pop off but may leave the push fit lugs in the frame. The frame may be constructed with soft wood and the blade may slightly dent the frame when levering the bracket off. The new bracket and blind assembly will cover these marks.

2) Provided the lugs are relatively flush with the frame surface they can be left as they are. If they have popped out slightly either remove completely or just tap them flush.

3) Screw the Sunflex brackets into position on both sides of the window, as shown below. The long thin piece of plastic will butt up against the glass.

installing brackets for the skylight blind

4) Simply slide the blind upwards into the brackets. The blind will “click” into position.

Fitting the Sunflex Blind

5) Slide one of the aluminium side channels into a position under the top bar as shown in the photo. Making sure that the plastic edge of the bottom draw bar of the blind enters the recessed channel.

side channel of skylight blind

6) Attach one of the cord clips to the bottom of the side channel. The tension on the cord will be sufficient to hold the side channel in place against the top bar.

Cord clip installation

7) Push the side channel into place so that the bottom edge is flush with the frame. The thin plastic tab on the end of the cord clip will get bent under. Now Screw the side channel into place making sure the side channel remains flush with the frame.

Side channel into place

8 ) Screw the side channel into place making sure the side channel remains flush with the frame.

9) Slide the remaining aluminium side channel into a position as shown in the photo. Making sure that the plastic edge of the bottom draw bar of the blind enters the recessed channel.

10) As per step 6 on other side attach the remaining cord clip to the bottom of the side channel as shown. The tension on the cord will be sufficient to hold the side channel in place against the top bar.

11) As per step 7 on other side Push the side channel into place so that the bottom edge is flush with the frame. The thin plastic tab on the end of the cord clip will get bent under. Now Screw the side channel into place making sure the side channel remains flush with the frame.

12) Screw the side channel into place making sure the side channel remains flush with the frame.

Finshed

Completed Installation by Snug Concepts

13) To avoid problems of fabric puckering always us two hands to raise and lower the blind, one on either side of the bar, or raise and lower from the center of the bar rather than one edge.

skylight window blinds for velux windows installation guide .

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A supurb quality alternative to genuine velux blackout blinds or other other types of velux blind. Supplied with a complete surround frame available in supurb blackout fabrics which will cut out almost all the light. Something that people forget is that in the summer months a blind like this will cut out a large percentage of the heat from the Sun, and help keep the warmth in the room during the winter. Both these benefits come from the specialist backing material incorporated into these blinds for velux windows. No awkward handles, just a pull down bar which is tensioned so that you can stop the blind anywhere on the window, but most of all excellent value for money. Available in either Beige or Navy Blue to suit most tastes. No need to spend the extra on an original velux blackout blind, we are very proud to supply these items from Sunflex, the manufacturers of respected brands such as Swish and Harrison Drape.

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