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Choccogoingcuckoo Mon 01-Jan-18 11:20:04

Hi, can anyone please recommend a curtain pole for very heavy curtains?

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AFistfulOfDolores Mon 01-Jan-18 11:38:54

It's not so much the pole, but the wall fittings that are going to make the difference (i.e. proper masonry plugs/dry wall plugs depending on wall you're mounting it on, and not just one on each end, but at least one in the middle, too). I would also be buying a solid pole rather than one that joins in the middle, and metal or wood.

xyzandabc Mon 01-Jan-18 11:44:57

How heavy are we talking?
It's more the wall fixings to be concerned about than the pole. Most wood/metal poles will hold a lot as the weight is distributed evenly along the whole length.

Is the wall good and solid? And how wide if your window, are they heavy because it's a huge window or heavy because it's double lined heavy embroidered fabric with a header that uses lots of widths.

If they are very very heavy you might have to consider more brackets so 4 or 5 instead of the standard 3. In which case you'll need rings that can pass over brackets. Or more that 2 curtains.

Choccogoingcuckoo Mon 01-Jan-18 12:04:26

I dont know exact weight but they were made from Laura Ashley upholstery fabric 90×90 and lined.

There is a wooden baton (if this is the right name for it) fixed to the wall for hanging curtain poles wall and baton are both solid. Extra brackets are a good idea and I could just not close them as I have good blinds up.

I've had a look for one single pole but struggled to find any as I thought this would be the better option.

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Cantspell2 Mon 01-Jan-18 13:23:39

The wooden battens are used for fixing curtain tracks to rather than poles.
If possible and you don’t have eyelet curtains I would go for tracks as well. Better for distributing the weight and you don’t get a large gap at the top letting in drafts.

Choccogoingcuckoo Mon 01-Jan-18 13:29:20

They're eyelets. Could kick myself as I had them altered to put eyelets in them!

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Oldraver Mon 01-Jan-18 14:36:30

I've just bought a 28mm pole from B+Q and bought it as seperates as I wanted a single pole and not an extending one. I got 120cm but they also did bigger sizes and achoice of fittings and finials.

I would make sure you have a centre bracket as well. If you have a batten that is very secure I would use this but as a poster said it does mean you curtain will be further away from the wall...This may not matter as much with eyelets as they fold and need a tad mor space than gathered curtains

strongandlong Thu 04-Jan-18 07:57:57

Ive got excellent poles from www.curtain poles.co.uk (which I came across recommended on here). I used bigger Rawl plugs/acres.than they supplied, but the poles are incredibly solid.

Choccogoingcuckoo Thu 04-Jan-18 08:48:40

Cheers @strongandlong I'll take a look. smile

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Choccogoingcuckoo Thu 04-Jan-18 08:50:53

Thanks for tips @oldraver I was thinking about doubling the brackets up so essentially have 6 brackets up, two at each side and two in the middle. Not worried about them closing fully as my room would be too warm with them fully closed.

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Oldraver Thu 04-Jan-18 23:48:49

A lot of the ones I was looking at in B+Q (other retailers may do the same) have a weight limit on the bumf...

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