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Fitting Blinds

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by oldgarden, 10 Jul 2021.

  1. oldgarden

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    Need to fit a venetian blind using top fixings and the opening is not square by any means. The top horizontal part (skimmed plasterboard) of the the opening dips / is lower in the middle, with each end rising up higher, maybe between 5 and 10 mil difference. Also, one end of the top section might be higher than other end. Maybe I just fit it and it wont be noticeable, but are there methods to make the blind sit better?

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    What are the holes for in the shims and wy are some horse shoe shaped? So these would go in between bracket and the ceiling / top part of window opening where i am attaching to. Guess they will stand out in colour, unless I use white so same as the painted plaster.
     
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    Ultimately, I guess that the holes are there to keep the cost down, but they do make it easier to screw through.

    You can even use shims of timber if you prefer but it will be more time consuming to cut them. You would also need to predrill a clearnce hole to prevent the timber from splitting.
     
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    ah ok, so i cut them down to size so that they are similar size to the bracket and position the holes so I can screw through, rather than having to drill through the plastic. Thanks
     
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