Roller Blind, Piggyback Connection

Connect 2 or 3 Roller Blinds using a piggyback connection

The main reasons for piggybacking are:

  • The operating chains on a group of standard blinds may hang in an inconvenient position, such as a hard to reach corner or in the middle of a sliding door.

  • The gap between blinds is a little less than for regular roller blinds.

  •  Points to note when piggybacking:

  • The blind with the operating controls must be at the left or right end of the group of blinds. It cannot be one of the centre blinds.

  • Be very accurate when measuring. Provide overall as well as individual widths.

  • The total area of all blinds should not exceed 14 square metres for 2 & 3 blind combinations.

  • Where the area of chain-operated blinds is over 4 square metres, a helper spring is required to reduce the load on the controls. Note that this is a separate item on the price list.

  • For a variety of reasons, piggybacked blinds may roll up at slightly different rates. This means that whilst they will line-up properly when fully lowered, they will not line up when raised.

  • There is a 20mm gap between the fabric edges of each blind. This may vary from top to bottom if the blinds are not installed perfectly level.