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Silent Gliss 1280 Track System Installation in West London

 

Silent Gliss 1280 track and curtain fitted in west London. The 1280 track is a versatile hand operated curtain track system for contract and domestic applications. Suitable for medium to heavy weight curtain with patented roller gliders for easy operation.

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Silent gliss 1280 track system with curtain installed in west London

 

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Silent gliss 1280 track with reverse bend for window clearance

 

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Curtain puddling on the floor for a relaxed feel

Silent Gliss 1280 Track System

Silent Gliss 1280 – Versatile hand operated curtain track system for contract and domestic applications.

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Cartridge Pleat Curtains Fitted to a Silent Gliss Track 3840

A silent gliss track 3840 and a  cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley, London.

Curtains: A smart and contemporary heading style. Cartridge pleated curtain are made at approximately 1.3 times fullness rather than 2 or 2.5 of more conventional headings. It’s basically a goblet pleat that hasn’t been folded and stitched in at the base. The cylinder runs seamlessly from the pleat into the main body of the curtains.

Track: The track is a slient gliss 3840, a specialist track for bespoke situations such as bay windows. Silent gliss curtain tracks are world renowned for quality and reliability and are used extensively in commercial and domestic projects.

Cartridge Pleat Curtains Fitted to a Silent Gliss Track 3840

Silent gliss track 3840 and a cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley

 

Silent gliss track 3840 and a  cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley

Silent gliss track 3840 and a cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley

Silent gliss track 3840 and a  cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley

Silent gliss track 3840 and a cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley

 

Silent gliss track 3840 and a  cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley

Silent gliss track 3840 and a cartridge pleat curtain fitted in North Finchley

 

 

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Electric Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

Electric Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

Electrically operated curtain tracks are ideal for homes as they offer the ultimate in luxury, You have the ability to open/close the curtains via switch, remote control or light sensor.

All products are made with high grade materials by a team of experienced assembly operator. Electric track are suitable for all curtain weights. Can be ceiling or wall fixed.

The discretely integrated sleek 24v Somfy motor is a real powerhouse and will effortlessly control curtain weights of up to 60kg and tracks as wide as 10 metres.

Touch Motion – gently pull on the curtain and the system will take over and operate the curtains automatically

Adjustable speed – user adjustable speed settings from 12.5cm/s to 20cm/s

Remote control flexibility – wireless remote control timer options

Soft start and soft stop – gentle start and stop feature for luxurious operation

Ultimate compatibility – plug-in modules offer simple compatibility with various technologies

 

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Electrically Operated Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

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Electrically Operated Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

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Electrically Operated Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

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Electrically Operated Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

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Electrically Operated Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

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Electrically Operated Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

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Electrically Operated Curtain Tracks Installed in Knightsbridge

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Bay Window Track and Curtain Fitted in Hanwell

Bay Window Track and Curtain Fitted in Hanwell

Type of track fitted: Fineline bendable white metal curtain track. Great for bay and straight windows

Fineline is a lightweight, aluminium track that bends easily by hand to fit into and out of most bay windows. This highly versatile track can be mounted to the wall or ceiling as a single or double track option.

Curtain heading type: Pencil pleat

Pencil pleat is the traditional standard heading for curtains. A 7.5 cm (3″) tape is used with three hook positions.

Pencil pleat curtains work equally well on poles or tracks and by setting the heading tape down ensuring a good fit for any window area.

Pencil pleat curtain

Pencil pleat curtain

For tips on measuring for curtains please see the how to measure page

The right curtain track, correctly fitted, will make a big difference to the hang of your curtains and the whole look of your room.  Contact me to arrange a free measure and advice with no obligation.

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How to Measure for Curtains in Simple Steps

Curtains are a big investment, and so it’s important to make sure you get your measurements right.

To avoid mistakes, I would advise you install the curtain pole or track before measuring for the curtains.tape-measure

When measuring don’t assume that any windows are exactly the same size, even if they look like they are. Measure each one separately and always use an extendable metal tape measure for accurate measurements. Take all measurements at least twice.

For the best look and depending on space, your curtain track or pole should be positioned approximately 15cm (6”) higher than the window, and be wider than your window by 15-20cm (6-8”) either side.

Measuring for curtain width

If you’re using a curtain track, measure its full width.

curtain track measurements

If you’re using a corded curtain track, measure its full width including the overlap. This allows your curtains to overlap in the middle when closed.

corded track

For curtain poles measure the width of the pole only, do not include the finials (decorative pieces on the end).

curtain pole width

Use your curtain pole or track width to work out the width of your curtains. To achieve a soft gathered look when your curtains are closed, use the header type to make the following calculation:

  • Pencil pleat = pole or track width x 2
  • Eyelet = pole or track width x 1.5 or 2
  • Pinch pleat = pole or track width x 2.5

Measuring for curtain drop

If using a curtain track, measure from the top of the track to the required length.

curtain track

If using a curtain pole for pinch or pencil pleat curtains, measure from the small metal ring at the bottom of each curtain ring. This will prevent the pole or rings from being obscured by the curtain.

curtain pole drop

If using a curtain pole for tab top or eyelet curtains, measure from the very top of the curtain pole and 3cm

eyelet curtains measurement

 

Curtains lengths tend to be above the sill, below the sill or to the floor. The length that you choose depends upon the look you want to create plus other factors such as the positioning of radiators.

For curtains to the sill, measure to 1cm above the sill. This will ensure the curtain does not drag.

For curtains below the the sill measure 4″ to 8″ (10cm to 20cm) below the sill. However if you are choosing this length to avoid a radiator please adjust this measurement to allow the curtains to stop a couple of centimetres above the radiator.

For curtains to the floor, measure to 1cm above the floor. This will ensure the curtain doesn’t drag.

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Always measure in at least 3 positions across the track or pole as floors and sills are rarely level. Use the shortest of these 3 measurements to avoid the curtains dragging across the floor or sill, unless you want them to “puddle” on the floor. For curtains that puddle, add 6 inches to the measured length.

Need any further help or advice? Send me an email and I will be more than happy to help.

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