Curtain poles and tracks

A view of a window with curtains hanging from curtain poles or tracks

Curtains poles and tracks are an important design feature in your room, and the correct choice can set off your curtains to perfection. We stock a range of options to suit every style of curtains made my our skilled makers and can order in even more. As that gives you a lot of choice, we’re on hand to help you choose the right one for you and your curtains. Please note, If you’re planning to have made to measure curtains, it’s important that the pole or track if fitted before you order so that your curtains will fit beautifully.

Poles or tracks?

Choosing whether you would like curtain poles or tracks at your windows will partly be a matter of personal taste and a question of what looks right in your room, but sometimes the shape of your room or the layout of your windows will be a deciding factor. Here are some things you need to consider:

What type of heading?

What type of heading do you have on your curtain? The style of curtain you are going to put up will probably have an impact on whether you need a pole or track. Eyelet curtains, for example, will need a pole without rings.

How heavy are your curtains?

How large are your curtains going to be, and how heavy are the fabrics? Very large curtains or curtains with interlining or blackout lining can be very heavy; in order to be able to draw your curtains with ease you will need to have a pole or a track that can take the weight. Equally, for very small curtains, a large pole can look out of place on a little window.

What kind of window?

Where will your curtains be fitted? If, for example, you have a bay window you will need curtain poles or tracks that can be bent or joined to fit neatly around the angles of the bay. We can provide a track that will fit exactly and work beautifully.

What will you fix to?

What surfaces are available to fix onto? Will your poles or tracks need to be ceiling mounted, fit into an alcove, or be fixed onto the wall above the window? Most poles and tracks are available with a range of fixings to cater for different fixing points, but this is something to look out for when deciding.

Our curtain poles and tracks

Metal Poles: We stock metal poles in three different metals with a diameter of 29mm each comes with a choice of styled fittings to achieve the finished look that suits your home. And we keep most of these poles and fitting sin stock..

Wooden Poles: We have a great range of wooden poles to choose from with diameters of 28mm, 35mm and 50mm, with finishes in natural wood and stained wood as well as gorgeous painted poles in heritage paint colours. These are available in various lengths, all with next-day delivery.

Metal tracks: These are less bulky and 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 even more colours. If you’re in Yeovil, you can order from samples and collect from the shop.

Plastic Tracks: These can be bent to fit around bays and cut easily at home. So are a great 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.

Fitting and cutting your pole or track:

We can cut all of our curtain poles or tracks to size onsite in our Bridport shop, making it easy for you to take it home and fit. This service is also available from Yeovil, however as the Yeovil staff don’t have a cutting workshop on site, your order will be cut in Bridport and bought over 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.

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