Difficult to handle
4mm diameter x 3 metres long
Available in small packs right up to bulk quantities these glassfibre 4mm diameter rods are the perfect answer where the folds of roman blinds require unobtrusive but rigid stiffening. Wooden dowels tend to be much too big to keep their straightness and metal (whilst very effective) can be a smidgen expensive.
This leaves us with glassfibre. Handle them with care (preferably wearing light gloves) and they are the perfect answer
If you cut the rods in bulk then wrap masking tape around your cutting point and use a small hacksaw.
However, if you want to cut the rods individually then a rod cutter is the answer. It gives a perfectly clean cut, exactly where you want.
P.S. A customer advise that garden secateurs will do a good job too.
They finish off the job perfectly.
Proving that you have given a lot of thought to those final details
A professional approach
which protects the fabric as well
End caps are available in bulk but also together with pre cut rods.
If it is easier for you then order your rods (and end caps) in pre cut sizes 60cm, 90cm, 120cm, 150cm & 180cm
This is the clever bit.
Our most popular pack size for rods is 10 x 3m.
You will receive a round pack and inside the rods are tied in bundles of two.
Thus just open and use them when required.
Despite being bent into a circle they will straighten perfectly (beware of the whiplash when opening though)
But but but..........
they all work on the same principle of a cord running the full width of the track/pole with hooks attached at pre-determined intervals.
The intervals are either
80mm apart - This spacing offers a deeper "S" pleat with a larger distance from front to back of pleat. (14-16cm overall depending upon the fullness chosen - approx. 2.5 times fullness)
60mm apart - this offers a slightly shallower "S" pleat 10-12 cm but a slightly larger stack
Once your track is chosen (and you know the spacing) then it's time for the tape
The translucent Wave tape is specifically designed for use with the specialised tracks/poles
Don't worry it will work with both 60mm or 80mm spacing and being translucent is perfect for sheers/voiles, as well as curtains.
but how much tape do I need?
Each curtain wave needs to start and finish at the wall.
To ensure this happens make sure you have an even number of hooks (for each curtain) in your track/pole
sewing on the tape
When you are ready to attach the translucent tape check for the white line that runs on both edges across the full length of the tape.
The line goes to a point at regular intervals and these are suggested points for attaching your hooks.
One white line is 15 cms apart and is designed for the 60mm hook spacing and the opposite white line is 20 cms apart and designed for the 80mm spacing.
Choose which is appropriate for your track
Finally, fold the tape in half and cut at the mid point between the white marks.
Using this mid point cut as your starting point. Work from the leading edge of each curtain and stitch towards the trailing edge
Breakaway safety chain bracket
This is what makes this system so special
The breakaway chain bracket is set up to break under pressure of 5.5kg.
Should a child become entangled then the chain and cog simply break away harmlessly from the main bracket.
There is no permanent damage to child or blind. The cog + chain click back into place and the child is grounded for the week.
To re-install the cog+chain correctly
With every headrail is a shaped trimming block. What you don't want is to cut through the headrail and find your cut is anything but straight..........
The standard headrail sizes are 60cm, 90cm, 120cm, 150cm & 180cm but unfortunately there is rarely a standard window
Thus, if trimming is required.
Fashion, trends and even technology dictates the new products, skills and services our industry must master in this ever changing world of home furnishings.....