Bradley bay pole installation


A happy client after the installation of a Bradley bay curtain pole in Fulham.

Local curtain fitters

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Local property finally dressed

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Simple installation of #Venetian blinds #poles and #curtains transformed the property, with furniture and interior design by Linda Turner Interiors

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How to measure for curtains

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.

Curtain Track


Curtain Track with overlap

Curtain Pole




Curtain drop measure

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

Curtain Track

Curtain Track

If you have a curtain track,
measure from here to
desired length.

Curtain pole

If you have a curtain pole,
measure from here to
desired length.


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How to measure for blinds

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

Inside recessWidth – 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

outside recessWidth – 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

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Roller blinds

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

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10 Tips for finding the right Curtain Fitter

If you’ve bought curtains or blinds before you will know the process is rarely simple.  There are a lot of things to take into consideration, which is why it is a wise choice to opt for a professional installation company.

Choosing a fitter

Choose a professional

How do you know if you have chosen the right company for the job?

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.

5.Flexible options

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.

6.Advisory services

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, 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. 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!

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Something a handyman can’t do..!

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!

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