Change Roller Blind From Back Roll to Front Roll

By Betta Blinds and Awnings - 5th December 2022
Note
This applies to our Standard Range Roller Blinds. If you have a Builders Range Roller Blind you can check out this guide instead.

What is a Front Roll Roller Blind?

A Front Roll Roller Blind places the shallower into the window. This increases the amount of space between the blind fabric and the window. In a front roll, the fabric rolls off the front of the blind.

Remove the Blind

1. Twist the clear plastic winder on the idle end to release the roller blind from the brackets. 
change standard roller blind from back to front

Remove the Chain Drive and Idle End

2. Remove both the chain drive and idle end components
change standard roller blind from back to front

Roll up the Fabric

4. Use the bottom rail to roll up the fabric until you only have around 300mm of fabric remaining.
change roller blind from back to front

Remove the Fabric from the Tube

5. Carefully hold the fabric with one hand and gently remove the tube from the fabric.
Note
Other Roller Blinds may use a spline (thin piece of plastic) to attach the fabric to the tube rather than our heavy-duty tape. You will need to slide it out of the channel.
remove roller blind fabric from tube

Flip the Tube Around

6. Flip the tube around so that the heavy-duty tape is around the opposite way.
7. Press the fabric into the heavy-duty tape and run your finger along it so that it fastened to the tape.
flip roller blind top tube
flip fabric on top tube

Roll up the Fabric

8. Roll the fabric onto the tube until you get towards the end of the fabric.
9. Then rotate the blind so that the bottom rail is now on the bottom
roll up roller blind fabric
install chain drive to standard roller blind

Reinstall Chain Drive

10. Reinstall the chain drive and the pin end so that the Blind can be mounted into the brackets.
install roller blind chain drive

Install the Blind

11. Install the blind back into the brackets and test to ensure it operates correctly.
change roller from back to front

And You're Done!

Congratulations you have successfully changed a Back Roll Roller Blind into a Front Roll Roller Blind!

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