Direct Fabrics were asked by a domestic customer to manufacture and install made to measure curtains to cover their lounge windows. The customer had seen electric curtain tracks and wanted to have one fitted right the way around the open space and if possible with a single stacking curtain.
After speaking with the customer at length we reviewed their requirements it was decided to use a heavy-duty electric curtain track with an 80mm wave curtain heading with a weight tolerance upto 70kg. The wave heading is a static cord that means the gliders are spaced evenly and creates a wave /surge/flow effect. This effect looks incredible and means the curtains once dressed and the pleats have been set will always look incredible.
This is the hotel finish but brought to customers own home.
Finer Details - Specification
The window has 2 bends within the space making a U shape. The wall we at 90 degree bends so Direct Fabrics had a track manufactured to the exact sizes. Sizes are 4m + 6m + 4m. This meant a total span for the curtain track was 14m in length or 1400cm. This is an extra-large curtain by anyone's requirements.
It was decided to use a heavy-duty electric track that comes with a 5 year warranty and can be used with Amazon Alexa or Google Home. or if preferred just operate of a hand remote control.
The made to measure curtains were manufactured using a 3 pass blackout fabric called IRIS - one of Direct Fabrics best sellers. This material has a 3 pass coating which means that it can be hung a dressed without a curtain lining and still not let any light through. The 3 pass coating covers the reverse of the mateiral filling in any holes in the weave making it toally blackout.
The customer had opted to have the Direct Fabrics team come and install the track and curtain to ensure due to the size that it was professionally fitted. The installation took some time and due to the size Direct Fabrics swapped out the round head glider to use the square shaped to make them glide better around the corner. As due to the serious amount of weight and friction going through the track a square glider will work better.
After installing the rail and testing the curtain was put all the way back to the start position and dressed by a professional. Setting and steaming any pleats to ensure the look lasts for years to come.
A Simply lovely project to be part of and the curtains dressed beautifully a true hotel finish that just looks sensational.
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