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How to measure bay windows

Bay window
Bay window pole and passing bracket
Bay windows are a stunning feature in any home, but often present quite a challenge to dress. We have a specialist team who are here to help you create the perfect solution for your unique window.

All you need do is supply us with a paper template of your window, which is very easy to make. Just follow the simple steps below. 


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Make a template

Use something robust like wallpaper or brown paper for the template

Newspaper is too flimsy and tears easily. An old roll of wallpaper is ideal. Push the paper to the back of the window and fold the corners to follow the angles (figure 1). Do this at ground level, not at pole height.
Fold template

Cut away the excess paper to show the angles
Mark on the template where you would like the finials to begin.
Mark measurements on template

Mark on the template where you would like the brackets to be. Let us know the depth of your skirting board so we can take this into account.

Let us know if you have a deep window sill which your curtain needs to fall in front of. We will make the necessary allowances for the depth of the bracket from the wall and any sills you’ve advised us of.
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20cm wide pole
20mm wide pole
25cm wide pole
25mm wide pole
We offer our bay window poles in two diameters, 20mm and a more substantial 25mm option.
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Cannonball finial
Fluted Glass Ball Finial
Shepherd's Crook finial in clay
Shepherd's Crook Finial
Button finial in polished
Button Finial

We offer a wide range of finial designs that perfectly complement your forged iron pole. Choose from over 15 styles from traditional to modern, all beautifully handmade.
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Brett Bracket
Brett Bracket
Chapel Bracket
Chapel Bracket
Centre Passing Bracket
Centre Passing Bracket
Passing Rings
Passing Rings

We offer two styles of brackets, the classic Chapel and more formal Brett that can be used at either end of your bay pole with adjustable  passing brackets in-bewteen.

The passing system enables curtains to be drawn around the curve of your bay window. The adjustable passing brackets will be used along side your choice of Chapel or Brett brackets and work with our innovate passing rings.

Please see our Curtain Pole Rings page.

Drawer rod

6. Use a drawer rod

This simple addition can be very useful especially for high curtain poles. Designed to hang discreetly behind the curtain edge, the simple forged detail clips easily to a curtain ring to help you draw your the curtains more easily without marking them.
Hold backs

7. Choose your holdbacks

We make an extensive range of elegant curtain holdbacks, in a choice of styles, sizes and finishes.

8. Delivery

Your pole will be made in two parts with a central joiner for ease of delivery and handling. Delivery is just £5 per order within mainland UK.

For any help you may need with your curtain poles please call our friendly sales team 01473 826685.
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