How to install curtains

How to install curtains

Installations can vary slightly so be sure to follow the instructions carefully on the sheet provided.

Your curtains will arrive ready to go so it’s a good idea to first check you have all the parts by identifying them on the instruction sheet provided.

You will require a drill, a Phillips head screwdriver, and 2 mounting screws per bracket.

Step 1 (for top fix curtains)

Position two top fixing clips approximately 150mm from each end of the track ensuring they are in line with each other by measuring the same distance from the window, then screw the clips into the ceiling. 

Approximately 80mm to 100mm from the window is standard but this should be assessed based on what is most appropriate for each window and room.

Position and fasten any remaining brackets between the brackets evenly and into studs if possible.

For double curtains position the top fixing clips for the front track approximately 80mm in front of the rear clips.

Step 1 (for face fit curtains)

Position two mounting brackets approximately 150mm from either end of the track. Fasten these brackets to the wall with screws appropriate for your wall material, ensuring the brackets are level. Position and fasten any remaining brackets between the end brackets evenly.

NOTE: If you’re fixing your curtains onto plaster board, ensure the brackets are being secured to wall studs.

Step 2 (if track is split)

For tracks over certain widths, they will need to be joined together with the joining components supplied.

First, slide the joiner piece halfway through one length of the track.

Then slide the second length of track over the exposed half of the joiner.

Some force may be required to connect the two parts into the joiner.

Step 3: Face Fix

Clip the track into the pre-fixed brackets on the wall by slotted the back of the track between the metal and the plastic clip. 

Gently fasten into place with the underside screw. 

Clip the bracket caps over the brackets. 

Step 3: Top Fix

Clip the track into the pre-fixed brackets by securing the back of the track between the ceiling and the plastic clip. 

TIP: Gently press the track into the bracket until it ‘snaps’ into place. This will happen when the track clips into the small ridge on the bracket.

Step 4

Connect the hand wand to the dedicated runner on the opening side of your track. For S-fold curtains the dedicated runner will appear different to the rest. For a pinch pleat curtain, reserve the second runner for your wand. 

TIP: The clip on the wand can sometimes be stiff. Gently use pliers to pry it open so it can be attached to the runner. 

Step 5: Pleats

To hang your pinch pleat curtain, simply use the hooks on the back of the curtain to loop through the curtain runners.

TIP: If you require more runners, simply unscrew the end cap of the track and load in as many as you require.

Step 5: S-Fold

To hang your S-fold curtain, simply use the hooks on the back of the curtain to loop through the curtain runners.

To achieve the wave effect with S-fold curtains, make sure the waves are of even depth in front and behind the track. If some waves look ‘shallow’ then gently push that fold backwards so it creates a deeper wave at the rear.

TIP: Start the hanging process from the curtain stacking side, with an ‘inward’ facing wave (towards the window). Starting this way will inform the direction of the rest of the folds.

Every track runner should have a dedicated hook on the curtain. Try to be careful, as missing a runner can cause the curtain to hang unevenly.

Step 6

Take the time to dress your curtains (refer to separate curtain care sheet). This will get them looking showroom ready!

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