Howick in Chambray Flame Retardant Curtain
Other Colours Available
Currently 3-4 Weeks. Made to Order. Manufacture time may increase. Order Soon to Avoid Disappointment
Drawing on the classic design elements of tartan, herringbone, houndstooth and damask, Chelsea is a stylish new collection of printed, furnishing fabrics, inspired by the ongoing trend for heritage-style fabrics in contemporary interiors. From the striking feature design Portobello, a timeless damask, to the warmth of Greenwich, the wool-look tartan, the collection reflects the rich history of traditional textiles in a smart, modern mix of contrasting scale and texture. Offered in a range of seven co-ordinating colourways and on an extensive range of FR base fabrics, Chelsea is complimented perfectly by the beautiful textural qualities of the woven upholstery fabric Eureka and the plain contrasting drapery fabric Manhattan.
- Flame Retardant to BS5867
- Washable at 40 degrees
- Ideal for Curtains, Blinds and soft furnishings.
- Pattern repeat: H35cm x V35cm
- Pattern Type: Stripe
Our curtain fabrics are selected and checked for quality issues and then we cut and measure everything by hand
In our UK based workrooms we continue the traditions of master curtain makers and offer the very best curtains that are British MadeSpecification
Our curtains are manufactured with various fullness's to suit our customers requirements. For standard made to measure curtains they are manufactured with 2x fullness also know as 100%. This means they you get a beautifully pleated curtains
Please see the further information section about curtain fullness
Curtain Headings for Made to Measure
At direct fabrics we offer a truely flexbile choice for your made to measure curtains.
Pencil Pleat Heading
Pencil pleat is the traditional style of curtain heading that is a used in most windows and gives a lovely finish. You have the flexibility from the stitched in curtain tape which allows you to alter the height above your track and pole.
Eyelet Curtains Heading
A modern finish which the pole slots through the curtains, this means you can a lovely feature of your pole with a contrast of the metal against the curtain fabric.
2 Options Available
- Standard 44mm Eyelets for 28mm & 35mm Pole
- 66mm Eyelets for 40mm+ poles can be opted for by contacting the team
Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading
A traditional heading style that looks grand in any setting.
Wave Style Heading 60mm or 80mm
All lining options from direct Fabrics are flame retardant certified to BS5867 and can be used in commercial environments.
Unlined Curtains are a good option if you are looking for a low cost option. If the fabric is dimout or blackout it will provide you with a good amount of shading for the rooms with these curtains, dimout will be 90%+ and blackout with a 3 pass coating will be 100% blackout. Obviously depending where the track is located it will depend how much light will come through.
Standard polyester fr lining is a low cost option that provides extra fullness and helps your curtains drape better. The Polyester lining can be washed at 50 times and is inherently flame retardant. It will provide additional shade on standard fabrics and on dimout and blackout fabrics it is used to add a more luxurious feel.
3 Pass blackout lining is Direct Fabrics choice for all curtains as it makes a room have no light come through the curtain. Certified to BS5867 Part2B so can be washed 10 times. The 3 pass coating is very hard wearing and provides a thermal benefit aswell as making your curtain drape better./p>
|Washing / Cleaning Information Face Fabric||40 Degrees|
|Delivery||Currently 3-4 Weeks. Made to Order. Manufacture time may increase. Order Soon to Avoid Disappointment|
|Fabric Width (cm)||140|
|Pattern Repeat Vertical (cm)||35|
|Flame Retardant Certified Rating||BS5867 Part 2B|
Piece of paper
For recording your
Someone to assist if your
windows are large .
As this will allow you to get a
rigid full length measurement.
The first step is to decide whether you want your curtains to hang from, whether you go for a curtain track or a curtain pole, both of which should be positioned 15cm (6 inches) above the window and extend 15-20cm (6-8 inches) either side.
You want to measure the total width of the track or pole, excluding the finials as these will not be covered. Then add a small amount on to allow for an overlap of your curtains.
When you are ready to measure, you have to make a decision about where you want the curtains to finish. The choices are whether to go to the sill, below the sill or to the floor. We suggest that:
- Sill length curtains finish 1.25cm (1/2 inch) above the sill.
- Curtains that fall below the sill should finish 15cm (6 inches) below or just above the radiator to stop heat loss.
- Floor length curtains finish 1 - 1.5cm (1/2 inch) from the floor (although you can create a shappy sheak look by having them puddled on the floor, but that is personal preference).
It is essential that you double and triple check your measurements as if you have measured incorrectly your curtains will not fit properly and if they are made to measure / custom drapes they cannot be changed.
Measure the exact width of the recess in three places; at the top of the recess, in the centre of the recess and near the bottom - then take the smallest size.
Measure the exact drop of the recess in three places on the left hand side of the recess, in the centre of the recess and on the right hand side of the recess - then take thesmallest size.
We will take one cm (half an inch) off the finished width size you have given us, to allow for the blind to pull up and down easily. The amount of fabric required will be more than this finished size, This is to allow for fabric hemming.
Measure the width of the actual recess plus an additional amount – Usually from 7cm-15cm (3" - 6") whatever you think looks appropriate.
Measure the exact drop of the recess. The blind would be fitted above the recess, so check the space above and add an amount on to the drop – usually from 15-20cm (6" - 8")
These sizes you have taken will be the size of the finished blind. The amount of fabric required will be more than this finished size this is to allow for hemming.
Differences Between Fabric Weights
The fabrics we offer in our printed flame retardant range can be printed onto different fabric base cloths. We work with serveral mills and they all have the similar three basecloths. So we can offer you the follow
- - Satin c220gm flat sheen fabric that is washable. A nice look and sells very well for us due to the price
- - Panama 240gm woven effect fabric that is washable. Luxury look and the texture effect makes the finished product look more expensive, but all down to taste. Our team prefer the panama but the satin does sell very well also
- - Blackout 260gm a flat matt fabric that has a blackout coating that means it doesn't need to be lined to get a blackout finish. Very useful for avoiding additional costs of lining fabrics and makeup charges for lined curtain, it dapes very nicely and is perfect for unlined projects
All of our printed curtains fabrics drape very well and are designed for the contract market. We sell around 70/30 Panama to Satin finish. But the satin is ideally suited to care homes and schools where budget is key. Blackout fabrics are perfectly suited to rooms that require a blackout finish without the need of curtain lining.
Flame Retardant to British Standards
This fabric is flame retardant to British Standards. 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. Please check the additional information tab for the flame retardant standards this particular product complies to. We ensure all our stated fire resistant curtain fabrics are certified to BS5867 Part2B or 2C. Upholsteryfabrics are certified to BS5852 and the bedding to BS7175, but please check the additional information to ensure the fabric you are viewing is fit for the purpose you require.
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 a samples added to your "shopping cart" bag in the menu.
Full Bespoke Quotations & Invoicing Available
We offer a full service for all our products so if you need advice or help please speak with our well trained team. You can speak directly with our sales agent who has over 20 years’ experience in the soft furnishings industry. We are here to help.
We offer clients an invoice which they can pay via bank transfer as well as card over the phone. We try to make the payment process as simple as possible.