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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Stage curtains are a crucial component of theater and performance venues. They are typically made of heavy, durable fabric and are used to hide the backstage area from the audience, create different stage areas, and to enhance the performance experience. Direct Fabrics offers a wide range of stage curtains in different colors, styles, and fabrics to meet the needs of any venue.
Direct Fabrics offers a wide range of stage curtains including main curtains, borders, legs, cycloramas, and scrims. We also offer custom options to meet specific needs and requirements of the venue.
Direct Fabrics uses only high-quality, durable materials in our stage curtains. We offer a variety of options including velour, wool serge, and synthetic fabrics. Our curtains are also available in a range of weights to meet the specific needs of each venue.
As a family business, we at Direct Fabrics aim to provide a uniquely professional and personalised service for all our customers, however big or small. We work within contract furnishings sectors and have over 60 years of experience, ensuring we provide unparalleled quality in all projects we assist in. We are only too aware that each customer will have individual requirements, whether it’s a metre of fabric or a contract for a hotel, school or nursing home, we’ll be able to tailor our service for you.
All members of our customer service team pride themselves on giving every customer clear concise advice and informing you, whatever stage your order’s at, from quick quotations to receiving free samples, and then post-order. When you pick up the phone, you’re able to speak to the team between 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday. You may even speak to the Director himself as he plays a keen role in the day-to-day operations of the company.
Our humble story started with Joe Simon commenced trading in 1947, his market stall was the place to buy velvet in the North East. The chances are that if you are from the North East, a member of family will remember the ‘curtain men’, Joe and son Martin, from the early days. Nowadays Direct Fabrics is a third-generation family business; for over 60 years we have expanded our business with loyal and dedicated staff.
ECS Enterprises Ltd’s trading entity, Direct Fabrics, still prides itself on the same ethics that Joe and Martin Simon stood by. We share our passion for textiles with all our clients to make your projects run smoothly and ensure the quality of soft furnishings you expect from a British manufacturer. We continue to provide you with a comprehensive range of quality fabrics including bedding, towels and restaurant linens, all at competitive prices. We’re preferred by some of the most prestigious hotels including the Marriot, Sheraton, Hilton and many more.
We look forward to doing business with you and we look forward to receiving any questions or comments you may have.
Edward C. Simon
ECS Enterprises t/a Direct Fabrics
Company Registration - 08543363
VAT Number 181905107
Our fabrics that feature sound absorption coefficients and an acoustic rating have these scores as a result of extensive laboratory testing alongside SRL Acoustics.
Contract curtains are required by law to be flame retardant, they must meet the BS5867 Part 2 Type B/C standards. We at Direct Fabrics offer a large range of fabrics that BSI have accredited with these standards.
Some other accreditations held by our several flame retardant fabrics include:
- NFPA 701 Part 1 & 2
- European EN 13773
- Italian Classe Uno
- IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 7
Choosing the right stage curtains for your venue canbe a complex process. It's important to consider factors such as the size and layout of the stage, the type of performances that will take place, and the desired aesthetic of the curtains. At Direct Fabrics, we offer a wide range of stage curtains in various styles, fabrics, and colors to suit any venue. Our experienced team can also provide guidance and advice to help you choose the perfect curtains for your specific needs. Additionally, we can create custom curtains to fit your unique requirements, ensuring that your venue looks and functions at its best.
Stage Curtains from Direct Fabrics are manufactured here in the United Kingdom to your exact measurements. We make all our curtains with British Standard flame retardant fabrics certified to BS5867 2B or 2C. You get a made to measure product at a great price. You can have a choice of heading with standard tapes and eyelets or billet hooks. Billet hooks are heavy weight curtain hooks that are designed to be extra durable We suggest using billet hooks as they are combined with webbing for an extra durable product that will last and take the stress and strain that large heavy weight stage curtains get.
Information on Stage Curtains
Direct Fabrics are one of the UK's leading Manufactures of stage curtains we have a large range of fabrics to suit your requirements. We offer the very best quality British made flame retardant stage curtains. Our team are here to help you with your project and we can work with you to achieve the very best finish. If you require a check measure our team are available to perform this for you and you can get a credit for this against a successful order. Or if you prefer, just send us some approximate measurements and we can give you a firm quote that will be pro rata the same depending in the change of size for your checked sizes.
Black Stage Curtains
Black stage curtains are one of the most common types of theatre curtains. They help to provide a sense of closure and add drama to the performance. Black stage curtains are usually used in live performances as well as other various types of theatres.
Black stage curtains are not limited to just being a piece of fabric on a rod. They can be made from vinyl, canvas, or any other materials that are available for curtain making. Black is not the only colour that can be used for black stage curtains, they can also come in red, blue, and any other colours that you would need in order to match your decorating style.
Cinema curtains are usually made from heavy weight velvets or dimalan fabrics. They are designed to be long lengths and not suffer with constant use. They have a variety of headings and are usually made from a matt effect curtain fabric.
The reason for a matt fabric is to stop any reflection from the projector onto the cinema curtains.
Direct Fabrics manufacturers cinema curtains in the same way as stage curtains with a variety of curtain headings to allow them to be attached to a variety of heavy duty curtain tracks.
The best choice for cinema curtains is a heavy weight velvet called Regency.
Get a quote for your cinema curtains online or speak with the team to get a bespoke quotation. As always free samples and quotes are available quickly.
Stage Curtain Fabric Choices
We produce our curtains using the very best stage curtain fabrics, from wool serge acoustic fabrics to glorious velvet front of house fabrics. We have a team of seamstresses who love working with quality fabrics and this means you get a quality fabric manufactured how you want it into stage curtains that will make your theatre look incredible. Whether you are doing a small renovation project for a village hall or a grand theatre we have a team who can help you get the finish that you require.
Quality Stage Curtain Manufactures with a Professional Fitting Service
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and professional company, we have local fitters across the UK who can come to your venue and assess the best options for track and installation. We know that our drapes are simply stunning and we can manufacture them to the standards expected of a British company.
Buying Stage Curtains Online
Buying stage curtains online can be a daunting task and that is why we are at the end of the phone to help. If necessary, we can come to your site and do a check measure for your stage. Everything we do is aimed at offering a personal and professional service at a low cost to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the curtains that we manufacture for you. We are a stage drapery expert and have combined hundreds of years of expertise across our business in measuring, installation and manufacturing.
Please contact the team today on 03301118995 for a quote on your project
Our manufacturing facility can make all types of stage curtains and accessories with various headings, including; Billet hooks, tie tops, standard pencil pleat tape with 3" or 6" heading. All our curtains are manufactured to your precise measurements ensuring that they fit your stage perfectly. Contact the team with your requirements and we can do you a free bespoke quotation.
Nationwide Fitting and Installation
We have a nationwide team of experts who will come to your site. Please see the full details here. We can do check measures of your project and provide you with dressing advice.
Flame Retardant to British Standards
This fabric is flame retardant to British Standards. The curtain fabrics is compliant to BS5867 Part 2B and where specified it is compliant to 2C. The flame retardant standards are certified for use in commercial environments, including; care homes, hotels, schools, pubs, restaurants and more. All our fire resistant products come with certification from UK registered testing houses.
Made to Measure in the UK.
Our made to measure curtains and blinds are manufactured to your exact specification which means you get a quality custom finish for an incredibly low price because you are buying direct. We use your measurements to make everything to your requirements using our team of UK manufacturing facilities. If you have a specific requirement then please speak to the team and we will customise your products exactly how you would like them making.
Free Product and Fabric Samples
We offer a full range of free fabric samples for all of our clients. Simply click the "order free sample" button above and select the options you would be interested in and you will get samples added to your "my samples" bag in the menu. Click here to view your my samples bag.
We have received 5* feedback from various projects, whether it is supplying flame retardant curtains to care homes or cubicle curtain tracks to an NHS doctors surgery. We operate on ensuring all our clients are perfectly satisfied with the service we provide. You can read some of our project testimonials here.
Here to help on all your projects
As a company we want to work with you on a personal level, so if you want a bespoke quote or have questions, then please send a message or call the team, we are here 9-5pm and want to offer the very best service to all our customer
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