Skylights and other types of ceiling windows are becoming more popular as architects and homeowners modernise properties. Overhead windows increase the amount of daylight entering a room, which benefits occupant wellbeing. In this article, we cover how to install an overhead blind, specifically, our C57T overhead cassette blind with an electric motor.

The following installation uses our SkyShelf, a unique product which provides a platform for the overhead blind. It helps blind installers: 

  • Overcome out-of-shape recesses
  • Prevent excessive strain on the blind
  • Hide the components from view

We run a training course covering how to install cassette blinds including the one shown in the video below. During the course, you will watch two practical demonstrations. You will also learn how to install a cassette blind with side channels. Learn more and book our next training course here.

Overhead blind installation guide

We have created a short video to show you how to install an overhead blind. Our expert is installing an overhead electric cassette blind, so you will also see how to programme the electric motor and how to set the blind’s limits using the remote control.

Key features of our overhead cassette blinds

Have you ever been in a room with a skylight window during the summer? The sun floods through the large window and heats the room to uncomfortable temperatures. One problem that isn’t seasonal is glare. Watching the TV or working from home can be challenging when daylight enters from the window above, making digital screens difficult to see. Here is an example of one of our overhead electric cassette blinds installed by one of our customers. You can read about this installation here.

The overhead blind is highly effective in controlling the amount of daylight entering the room. And thanks to our huge range of blind fabrics, you can select the perfect one for the end-user based on their needs. Our blind fabrics provide effective relief against the sun’s rays, stopping light and heat from entering.

We manufacture two types of overhead cassette blinds, with a maximum size of 3m x 3m. The C57T is an electric cassette blind, whereas the C56T is a crank-operated cassette blind. You can view our overhead cassette blinds here.


If you have any questions regarding how to install an overhead blind, please don’t hesitate to contact us. As mentioned earlier in the article, we are running numerous training courses covering how to install an overhead cassette blind. Spaces per session are limited due to the practical demonstrations that you’ll observe. Book your place on our cassette blinds training now!

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