A conservatory is a fantastic addition to any home. It gives you additional space in which to relax or entertain, or to sit and enjoy your garden. The trouble is, during the summer, with the sun beating down on the glass all day, it can very quickly become uncomfortably hot, rendering your conservatory almost useless on the warmest and sunniest days.
One simple way to overcome this issue is to install blinds into your conservatory.
With a bit of preparation and planning, this is actually a reasonably simple task for you to complete yourself. But we have put together a short guide to installing blinds in your conservatory.
Mark where you want to attach the bracket
This is by far the most important stage of the process and the one which can lead to most damage if performed incorrectly.
You’ll need to drill into the window frame itself, but avoid the glass, which will extend into the window frame. With most windows, the glass will only extend just beyond the black beading so be sure to mark your drill point towards the outer edge of the frame in order to miss the glass.
Use a long ruler or laser level to make sure the markings are level at either side of the window. The central point between each bracket should also align with the centre of the window.
Drill into the frame
Drill into the frame where you made the markings. When drilling, be sure not to apply too much pressure as this could cause the frame to crack. Simply allow the drill bit to do the work for you.
Attach brackets to the frame
Line up the brackets with the hole you’ve just drilled and fix them to the frame using screws. Double check that the brackets are level – providing you did this right at the first step, this shouldn’t cause you any trouble. Once you’re happy the brackets are level, you can then fully tighten the screws.
Attach blinds to the brackets
Most blinds come with clips to complete this stage of the installation. Refer to the instructions that came with your blinds to finish your installation.
Your conservatory will now have a nice new finish to it, and best of all, you’ll be able to keep it much cooler during the hot summer days.