Installing your blinds
Installing Bistro Blinds in your outdoor area is a simple and affordable way to protect your space from the elements. Watch our instructional video for a guide to quick and easy installation.
It’s easy to install Bistro Blinds, follow our DIY instructions below or download it in full for a more detailed explanation.
Fix to structure
There are two ways to fix the Bistro Blind to a structure, view full instructions here. Blind should always be fixed to a solid structure. ie. cross beams, concrete or brick. To attach blind you will need to measure and drill holes in cross beam in line with holes in head rail of blind.
Mark your beam in accordance to your measurement with holes in headrail and drill 9mm holes into structure.
Secure head rail
Simply line-up head rail holes with holes in cross beam and fix with coach bolts provided. *Note: An easy way to do this is to nail the blind in desired position through outer holes, drill and screw coach bolts into inner holes. Remove nails and repeat with outer holes.
Settle and trim
Once blind has settled (allow approx. 10 days), the bottom flap may be now trimmed to reduce scrapping (if necessary). Simply rule proportion to be trimmed and using a sharp craft knife, cut skirting straight to suit your application. Please note if heavy rainfall occurs, unroll your outside mounted blinds to prevent damage.
Having problems with installation?
Read our FAQ’s or contact us for assistance.