Linked blinds

Linked Blinds

Linked blinds are when you have two or more blinds side by side in the same window or door frame sharing a single middle, or intermediate bracket.

Linked blinds are particularly useful when you have a large stacker and bi-fold doors and ranch sliders that are too wide or oversize for one blind by splitting it into two separate blinds it allows you to have one chain control for each blind or one chain control for two blinds.

Here in New Zealand where we often have large door sets for indoor outdoor flow linking your blinds together will reduce the gaps between the blinds and allow you to keep the chains to the sides of the frames.





Below are images of panelled doors and next to them are recommendations of how to split the blinds

French doors with roller blinds
French Doors

2 door stacker
French Doors and Three Stacker Door Sets
French doors can have one blind to cover both doors or two small blinds with a linking bracket in the middle. For triple stacker or bi-fold doors, do a two thirds , one third split over the panels. We usually recommend doing the one third split over the opening door, and the two thirds over the other two doors.
Doors with roller blinds
Four stacker or Bi-fold doors



Four Stacker or Bi-Fold Doors
Four panelled doors offer two clear options; either two blinds with a linking bracket in the middle, or a three blind combination of one blind over the two centre doors and separate blinds over the two side doors (there is no linking bracket used in this application).







Five panelled doors with roller blinds
Five Panelled Doors



Five Stacker or Bi-Fold Doors
Usually in this application , we recommend do a three fifths and two fifths split. The two fifth split is usually over the opening door and the next panel and the other blind covers the remaining three panels.







6 panel door set with roller blinds
Six Panelled Stacker or Bi-Fold Doors




Six Stacker or Bi-Fold Doors
Again six panelled doors offer two practical options, either two blinds with a linking bracket in the middle - each blind will cover three panels. Or, you could have a three blind combination with a single blind over the opening two middle doors and separate blinds over the two sets of side panels. In the last combination, no linking bracket would be used.






How to measure for Linked roller blinds.

  1. Decide where you want to split the blinds in the window we always recommend the split be where the aluminium or wood frames( called mullions) run down the window. If you split the blinds where the joinery runs down the window or door there will be no gaps between the blinds visible from the outside.
  2. Next with a pencil, put a mark at the top of the frame where the joiner bracket will be attached - again this is usually in the centre of the mullion that runs down the window.
  3. Start by measuring from the left hand top corner to the pencil mark this will be your first split blind always double check your measurements.
  4. Next, measure from the pencil mark over to the top right corner this measurement will be your second split blind. again always double check your measurements.
  5. To check your measurements add the two split measurements together and they should equal the overall measurement from top left hand to top right hand corner. Remember to enter the exact measurements into the website as we will make all the necessary deductions so the two blinds and all brackets fit neatly within your frame.
  6. Enter your measurements for the first split blind on the website, completing the standard questions. You will also need to complete the optional extras section by ticking the box for linked blinds:
  7. Complete the two extra questions - this will complete the first split blind.
  8. Enter your measurement for the second split blind on the website, again completing all the standard questions. When you fill in the optional extra section you will again complete the two extra questions - this will complete your second split blind.

When we manufacture the two roller blinds we will take all the necessary deductions off your measurements, so both the two blinds, end brackets and single middle bracket will fit within the frame including a small fitting tolerance.

Frequently Asked Questions for Linked roller blinds:


What size is the gap between the blinds?
Depending upon how you measure between twenty to twenty four millimetres.

Is it easy to attach a linking bracket?
It is very easy to attach a linking bracket. There are holes in the foot of the bracket that allow you to attach it up into the roof of the frame.

Will each blind have a chain control?
Yes, each blind will have its own chain control so it can be pulled up or down independently of the other blind. We usually recommend to put the chains on the sides closest to the frame.

Do you manufacture a linked blind option where you have one chain control to operate two blinds?
Again yes we do. There are quite a few options available please contact us so we can understand your exact requirments.

Can Linked Blinds be motorised or automated?
Yes, this is certainly an option. It can be done very easily either with mains or battery powered motors. Please contact us so we can understand your requirements and make the best recommendations.
 
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