The Easiest Blinds to Install
*Blog updated 14/02/2024*
Look at you standing there all innocent. Do you know the can of worms you’ve just opened by asking a question like that? The pursuit of the easiest blinds to install is fraught with perils and pitfalls, contradictions and opinions. Stay close, take note, and answer me this: do you want the long answer or the short one?
The long answer involves a little more consideration but also excludes anyone who begins conversations with ‘I’m an engineer...’ (you folks can turn the simplest installation into a mind-bogglingly complex exercise in overthinking), but essentially all our blinds are easy to fit – they’re designed that way.
So, to start let’s look at the most straightforward blinds to fit: our "no-drill" BiFold door blinds and Conservatory blinds ranges. These blinds require no drilling (which is why we affectionately call them "no-drill" blinds!), no screwing, and no tools. The rubber gasket that runs around the windowpane does all the work in holding the blind in place. In each corner is what is known as an end tab attached to the headrail and bottom bar, and these slide under the gasket. Our Prestige range has self-adhesive side channels that run up and down the window and support the top bar in place too, and you just neatly stick these to the glass.
The most important part is ensuring compatibility from the get-go as fitting these blinds into a non-compatible window sets you up for failure and problems. You need to have a rubber gasket that runs around the windowpane. These blinds are not designed to be fitted into the window frame itself and if you try this, you’ll find they won’t fit (and you can’t return them). In conclusion no rubber gasket = no pleated blind.
As you can see, this means we can’t simply point at our "no-drill" blind ranges and tell you these are the easiest blinds to fit because they are not for everyone due to their specific requirements and if easy installation is a key part of your consideration for buying a blind, you may be left disappointed.
The next step up requires some very minor DIY but nothing more involved than drilling four holes and screwing some brackets in. The roller blind is a fantastic catch-all type of blind that can cover every standard window in the home. This is thanks to the fact it can be installed to the top of the recess or ceiling (known as top fixed) or to a wall (known as face fixed).
All you must do is make sure the brackets will be fitted straight and the same distance from the window, mark where you have to drill, drill the holes, push the raw plugs in and screw the brackets into place. Instructions are sent with every type of blind and we even supply the screws and plaster raw plugs: it is truly very straight-froward to do.
And this is the case for all our blinds – metal, faux, real wood Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, day & night blinds and roman blinds. You will be surprised how easy it is, and how much money you can save.
We don’t offer a fitting service because whilst it requires a little more effort on the customer’s behalf, you will save hundreds of pounds. Some big-name supplier-cum-fitter businesses charge upwards of £400 to come and fit a few roller blinds, which is a bit steep in our books.
If you’re concerned about the installation process, be sure to read our fitting instructions before buying, and these can be found on every product page or on our How To page. Likewise, give one of our friendly team members a call and we’ll happily talk you through it.