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Your Installation Guide to Ready to Hang Curtains

Different Wall Construction Installation.

Pinch or Pencil Pleated Curtain Installation


Now that you’ve bought your Curtains on the Net – readymade custom curtains, installing them in your home is simple if you follow this informative guide.

 

Installing the Curtain Rod

Ready to hang curtains are fairly simple to install, however simple mistakes are often made if you guess or assume the way to install them. The most common mistake is using the wrong screws when installing the curtain rods or tracks. People remember to measure, mark and even pre-drill before using the wrong screws, which can damage your walls.

 

Timber Recesses or Architraves – If you’re installing your curtain rod into timber it is important to keep a few things in mind. First of all, make sure the screws you use aren’t too long and are designed for timber. Pre-drilling is important to avoid the timber splitting, but make sure the hole you drill is smaller than the screw diameter. Finally, screw in all your screws loosely before screwing them in tight to make sure the curtain rod is level and flush against the surface.

Gyprock / Plaster wall Installations – Gyprock is the most common material house walls are made of. Just using a normal screw means that your curtain rod will fall out or rip bigger holes in the wall. Using a product such as “Wall Mates” (available at most hardware stores) means the weight of the curtain rod is supported when you screw the brackets on. Wall Mates is a larger screw that goes into the wall before you use a normal screw to fix the bracket to the wall. Make sure to make where the screws are going before you screw the Wall Mates into the wall.

Aluminium Window Frames – Aluminium is slightly easier to install into. Marking is still vital, however you don’t need to pre-drill as long as you are using “self-drilling” screws.

Brick or Masonry installations – Brick and masonry is also a simple installation, but needs more work. You’ll need to get masonry wall plug that suit the width of the screw. You will also need a specific masonry drill bit as a standard drill bit won’t work. Measure and mark where the screws need to go before pre-drilling into the wall. Simply hammer the masonry plugs into the wall and then fix the bracket to the wall with normal screws (make sure they are as long as the wall plug).


Installing Your Custom or Ready Made Curtains

Box Pleat and Pinch Pleat Curtains

Box pleating and pinch pleating curtains hang beautifully due to the sewn pleats controlling the folds. Simply hook the curtain onto your rod rings or track. It is essential to give the correct finished width of the curtain taking care to include any centre overlap or return to wall on your existing track.

Pencil Pleat Curtains

A 7.5 cm wide tape is used allowing 3 hook positions giving either a 2.5 cm, 1.5 cm or 0.6 cm heading above the hook. By selecting the appropriate hook position, the curtain rail can either be covered or left in view. Upon receiving your curtains simply pull on the strings to gather your drapes to the correct width. Adjust the hooks to the height you want, evenly spaced along the entire width of your curtains before hanging them on your curtain rod rings or track.

Eyelet Curtains – To install your eyelet curtains simply weave onto your curtain rod before hanging. Pay attention to the outer ends and which way the first weave will face (inside or out).
MEASURING FOR A DECORATIVE POLE OR ROD MEASURING FOR CURTAIN TRACKING
MEASURING FOR A DECORATIVE POLE OR ROD MEASURING FOR CURTAIN TRACKING
Decorative Pole or Rod Curtain Track
Width Measurement: Ensuring your decorative rod or pole is extended equally past your window, measure the total length between the two finials (decorative ends) refer to the diagram above (1). This will determine your required width. Drop Measurements: Simply measure from the bottom of the rings to the point you choose to end your curtain drop. This may be (2) to the floor, (3) to just below the sill or (4) to the sill. This will be your drop. Width Measurement: Ensuring your curtain track is extended equally past your window, measure the total length including any returns (curved ends). Refer to the diagram above (1). This will determine your required width. Drop Measurements: Simply measure from the top of the track to the point you choose to end your curtain drop. This may be (2) to the floor, (3) to just below the sill or (4) to the sill. This will be your drop.
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