Child safety regulations place a legal requirement on us, as installers.
It affects YOUR HOME...even if you DO NOT have children.
The law says there is no time limit on when a child might live at that home. A new owner may have children, so we MUST fit all internal blinds in accordance with the law.
The law makes cords and chains much shorter than previously fitted, and we can no longer fit hanging cord weights. These have been replaced with safety devices that clip chains and cords to walls and solid surfaces.
Please see the Make it safe website information, as it affects cord and chain lengths, and the types of blinds and locations.
Ultimately, we cannot fit blinds that do not conform to these regulations.