A happy client after the installation of a Bradley bay curtain pole in Fulham.
A happy client after the installation of a Bradley bay curtain pole in Fulham.
Simple installation of #Venetian blinds #poles and #curtains transformed the property, with furniture and interior design by Linda Turner Interiors
Before taking the measurements for your curtains the curtain track or pole must be installed. If you’re not confident to install the pole then contact the curtain fitters at MyFitter
The track or pole should extend beyond the window at either side by about 15-20cm to allow the curtains to be drawn back away from the windows in daylight.
Where possible, the curtain track or pole should sit approximately 15cm above the window.
You will need:
1. A steel tape measure
2 A step ladder
3. Something to take notes with
1. Measuring for the curtain width
Measure the full length of your track. If the track overlaps you must include the overlap.
Measure the full length of your pole, do not include the finials.
2. Measuring for the curtain length
Measure the drop from the top of the track to ensure it is covered with curtains.
Measure pencil pleat from the small ring at the bottom of the curtain ring on curtain poles.
Measure tab top and eyelet curtains from the top of the curtain pole.
For the correct length measure as follows:
A 1cm above the sill for a sill length product.
B the desired length for below a sill length product.
C 1cm above the floor for a floor length product.
3.Where to measure from
If you have a curtain track,
measure from here to
If you have a curtain pole,
measure from here to
Whether roller blinds, roman blinds, venetian blinds or vertical blinds, these window dressings make a versatile and practical addition to your living space.
More streamlined than curtains, the adjustable nature of window blinds make them ideal for controlling light levels in your room, so they’re perfect for communal living areas and rooms where bright sunlight causes glare on screens.
Before starting, decide whether you want your blinds in the recess or outside the window.
For a neat fit that blocks out the light choose to fit your blinds inside the recess. For windows that are not straight or have lots of obstructions choose to fit your blinds outside the recess. This way you will be sure of a perfect fit for your blind.
You will need:
1. A tape measure – preferably steel
2.Something to note your measurements
3.A step ladder
Blinds inside the recess – Recess measurement
Width – Measure the inside width of the window at the top middle and bottom. Use the narrowest width measurement.
Height – Measure the height of the window at the left, centre and right. Use the shortest height measurement to the nearest millimetre
Blinds outside the recess – Exact measurements
Width – To minimize light leakage it’s recommended that the blind overlaps the window recess by least 50mm each side.
Height – When measuring the height take into account the required space for the mounting bracket, a flat surface of a minimum 70mm is advisable.
Things to Remember
Always use a steel tape measure for accuracy
Measure in centimeters and round each measurement to the nearest 0.1cm.
Measure all windows, even those that appear to be the same width and height.
Remember to specify ‘Recess’ or ‘Exact’ size
Look out for any obstructions such as window handles, tiles, dado rails etc and take their position into account if necessary.
Measure twice to avoid a costly mistake.
If you are still not confident in measuring accurately then the curtain & blind fitters at MyFitter
Whether its a blackout roller blind for your childs bedroom or a contemporary Venetian or vertical blind for your study, our fantastic range of blind systems and fabric designs means you probably wont need to look anywhere else.
Popular in all rooms including bathrooms where moisture can be an issue with other blind types, these blinds are both durable and easy to maintain.
Available in a wide variety of patterns including florals, contemporary and retro styles there is a huge selection of colours from neutrals, creams and whites to plain colours in bold tones.
Customise your roller blinds with our large selection of shaped scalloped bottoms, braids, decorative pulls and beaded trims for that individual look. Make each blind unique to your requirements
To ensure your blinds work perfectly we recommend installation by our professional curtain and blind fitters
Here are 10 top tips on making sure you choose the right curtain fitting company so that your money is well spent.
1.Shape of window…type of curtain pole…blind fitting…pah!
These should be all in a day’s work for a professional curtain fitter. A company who you can have confidence in will typically assure you that they will resolve any problems encountered on the job.
2.Don’t pay for what you don’t need
Curtain fitting can often be quite a standard job in which case, you can expect to pay a fixed fee. However this is not always the case so a professional company will always offer a customised option too.
3.Scoping the job
Curtain fitters typically charge a daily rate so you do not want them spending time on scoping the job. You should look for companies who offer a site survey so that you can be confident all your requirements will be met before they start.
4.Commitment Free Options
A professional company should always offer free quotes and no obligation site surveys. It is a sure sign of confidence and should earn your trust.
A professional curtain fitting company should be able to respond to client needs as required and, with work like this, timeframe’s can be pretty short. You should therefore look for companies who can offer appointments at fairly short notice and with fast turnaround times.
Just as a reliable curtain fitting company should offer obligation free quotes, you would benefit from ensuring that they also offer initial advice that is free of charge so that, you can be confident in buying the correct fixtures and fittings.
7.What do other people think of them?
Other people’s experiences with a company are ultimately the best recommendation you can have, it is unbiased and honest. It is therefore always a good sign if a curtain fitting company are open about revealing testimonials.
8.How confident is your curtain fitter?
Of course visibility of testimonials, free quotes and the like ooze confidence but, what speaks even louder are, official warranties or guarantees. A sign of a confident and professional curtain fitting service is one that offers a guarantee on your customer satisfaction for a stated period of time.
9.Read the small print
Curtain fitting can be quite a hassle when you try doing it yourself but, should be anything but that when you choose a good curtain fitter. It is something that easily goes amiss but, another sign of a reputable curtain fitting company is one whose employees are all insured.
10.Do a little detective work
One quick way to find out whether a curtain fitting company is good or not is, by finding out how they choose their employees. For example, with Myfitter.com, any fitter looking to join their team must have a minimum three years experience, liability insurance and, 3 references. With high standards like this, you can be rest assured that your job will be completed by a true professional.
Myfitter.com not only provides free quotes, fixed pricing plans as well as customised ones but, they are also offer free advice on things like, curtain tracks, poles and blinds. They also come highly recommended – just take a look at their testimonials from previous clients!
Trying to find someone skilled in fitting curtain tracks and poles etc. is not easy. Therefore customers who find the MyFitter website will soon realise they have found a resource that meets their precise requirement. A website that will put them in touch with a professional fitter who knows exactly what will be required and can, when necessary, offer specialist advise; that’s something a handyman can’t do!
“I got involved in Royston Open Secrets 2013 because of a conversation I had with Linda Turner about holding an event to help increase awareness of Linda Turner Interiors in the local area. This was a relatively small event held in the marquee at the rear of The Banyers Hotel 5 years ago.
I think Royston Open Secrets is a great opportunity for businesses who may not have a High Street presence to bring themselves to the attention of the Royston community and really show what they have to offer. It’s also a great opportunity to meet fellow business owners, talk about the things we have in common and often receive invaluable advice from people who have ‘been there’.
After all the meetings, planning and hard work the committee get involved with I’m looking forward to seeing it all come together on the day, the crowds arrive, hearing the buzz of excitement and just the general atmosphere throughout the day. It really is a great fun filled family day out. But if I’m really honest it’s the cold pint of Guinness at the end of the day when we can sit down and relax after its all over for another year.”
With so many homes now overlooking each other, it can be hard to avoid passers-by looking into windows, or neighbours watching you from their kitchens! Curtains and blinds are the best way to keep wandering eyes at bay! They are also a great way to help you add a personal touch to your home, making it your own.
With so many designs to choose from, curtains and blinds are also a great way to maintain your interior design look and feel. If you live in a home without central heating, heavier duty curtains are an ideal addition to help keep your home warm and draft free! Not only that, if you have trouble sleeping, you should consider ‘black out’ curtains that help keep all light out to enable you to sleep at ease.
However, if you don’t already have curtains or blinds in place, these can be complicated and time consuming to put up!
‘My fitter’ can visit your home and fit your curtains or blinds to excellent standards. This allows you time to choose the ones you really want without having to worry about getting them in place! No matter how complex the window may be, My Fitter’s team of expert curtain fitters will be able to get them in place and secure for you!
They specialise in both curtains and blinds so whether you’re looking for a modern sleek blind design or more traditional fabric curtains to add to your home, they can fit them! You can rest assured that they will be the perfect fit as one of the team from ‘My Fitter’ will pay your home a visit to measure up before they come to fit either your blinds or curtains. This enables them to be fully prepared with all the right equipment when they come to fit them for you.
The made to measure curtain tracks that will be supplied are suitable for all weights of curtain – so be sure to state this when you make an enquiry help certify that the fitter orders the correct equipment!
In our modern day lives it can be hard to find the time for private, peace and quiet, however, by simply installing working, stylish curtains or blinds, you can help make your home feel more like a haven and shut away the outside noise and neighbours and enjoy the privacy of your own home!
“Is it actually worth having a bedroom door that closes?” After the joiner has been round to sort out our upstairs doors and I was knee deep in wood shavings, that were not only blanketing the whole of upstairs but were also making their way through the ground floor and out into the garden! “Why does getting someone in, always seem to end up causing me more work?”
There are numerous horror stories about untidy, late or dodgy trade’s people that carry out substandard work; but how can you avoid this? Some people choose to evade the issue all together and end up resorting to botched DIY jobs, but what do you do if you want to achieve that holy grail of great work and great workmen?
At www.myfitter.com we guarantee that all of our professional curtain fitters will not only do you a great job, ensuring that your curtains or blinds both look fantastic but also function perfectly. But we will also ensure that after we’ve gone the only evidence of our presence will be your new beautifully fitted curtains or blinds. And if for any reason you’re not 100% happy then we will do everything we can to rectify that.
We believe that great curtains can make a great impact on a room, and we don’t want anything to potentially mar that. I still look at the bedroom door and remember the great wood shavings flood of 2011 (and sometimes still find some of the little blighters lurking in hidden corners). Instead, after you’ve had our expert curtain fitters to install your lovely new curtains or blinds, we only want you to think about how great they look, how well they work and what a hassle free and value for money service you received.
Contact our expert professional curtain fitters now for a free no obligation quote. No mess guaranteed.