How to Fix Blinds to UPVC

Use special fittings to attach blinds to uPVC window frames.
Use special fittings to attach blinds to uPVC window frames. (Image: Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Because unplasticized PVC is harder and less flexible than standard PVC, it is used to manufacture double-glazed and standard window frames. However, many manufacturers void their product warranty if you drill the material before attaching it to the blinds. To overcome this problem, some blind manufacturers have developed a mounting frame that clips onto the window without using screws. Alternatively, you can attach blinds away from the uPVC window frame above the window opening on the inside wall.

Things You'll Need

  • Steel ruler or a depth gauge
  • Ultrasonic or laser digital measuring tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Clip-on blind complete with mounting frame
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Dish-washing liquid
  • Pencil
  • Carpenter’s Square
  • Spirit level
  • 1/8-inch twist drill bit
  • Cordless drill/driver
  • Screwdriver bit

References

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