Curtain poles and tracks

Curtains poles and tracks can be stylish as well as functional, and the right choice can be the perfect finishing touch for your room. We stock a range of options, and we’re happy to help you choose the right one for you, your room, and your curtains. If you’re planning to have made-to-measure curtains, it’s important that the pole or track is fitted before you order so that your curtains will fit beautifully.

Before you choose:

What type of heading will you have on your curtain? The style of curtain you choose will have an impact on whether you need a pole or a track. For example, eyelet curtains will need a pole without rings.

How heavy are your curtains? Very large curtains or curtains with interlining or blackout lining can be very heavy and so in order to be able to draw your curtains with ease you will need to have a suitable pole or a track in place. The same thing applies for very small curtains, as a large pole may be too heavy for a little window.

Consider the design of the room Where will your curtains be hanging? For example, if you have a bay window you may want a track or pole that can be bent or joined to fit into the angles of the bay.

What fixings will be required? Will your pole or track need to be ceiling mounted, fit into an alcove, or fixed to the wall? what is the clearance on each side? Most poles and tracks are available with a range of fixings, but this is something to look out for when deciding.

Metal Poles

We stock metal poles in three different finishes with a diameter of 29mm. Each pole comes with a choice of styled fittings to achieve a finished look that suits your home. We keep most of these poles and fitting in stock, and can order special requirements with next-day delivery. We can also cut metal poles to size – but please check your measurements very carefully!

Wooden Poles

We stock a range of wooden poles to suit every home with finishes in natural wood and stained wood as well as gorgeous painted poles in heritage paint colours. All the colour options are available in diameters of 28mm, 35mm and 50mm, and are available in various lengths, all with next-day delivery. We have samples available in store for you to check how they’d go with your decor.

Metal tracks

Tracks sit closer to the wall than a pole, so are a great choice if you want a more discreet look for your curtain fixings or are trying to block out the light. Metal tracks are available in a choice of colours and we hold a range in stock at Bridport. We also have a more specialist range available for next day delivery including corded tracks, longer lengths and more colours. If you’re a customer of our Yeovil store, you can order from samples and collect from the Yeovil shop.

Plastic Tracks

Plastic tracks are a simple option; they can be bent easily to fit around bays and can be cut to size at home, so they’re a greNet curtain fixingsat choice for those who want something easy to put up and straightforward to use. We only stock these in white but they are a great choice if you want a simple track.

Net curtain fixings

Net curtains can be hung using a simple plastic-coated wire, which we supply cut to size along with the hooks and eyes. Alternatively you can opt for telescopic rods, available to various sizes, suitable for a window recess.


We can cut all poles and tracks to size in the Bridport shop, making it easy for you to take it home and fit. This service is also available in Yeovil but please allow for these to be cut in the Bridport shop and delivered to Yeovil for you to collect.  Remember, our cutting can only be as accurate as your measurements! If you are not confident about measuring up or about fitting your pole or track then we can arrange for our experienced fitter to come and visit your home and do this for you for a small charge. Please get in touch to speak to one of our staff, who can give you more details.