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Dunelm? B & Q? Argos? for curtain poles...Quick poll please

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FishfingersAreOK Fri 26-Oct-12 13:41:57

We are getting to the end of our project so need to start thinking about "stuff". Like curtain poles envy [sick at not bringing our old ones with us].

I am getting the bay windows sorted with made to measure silent gliss (I think) ones as think it would be foolish to scrimp there. But the DC's bedrooms just need standard white wooden ones and the dining room/family room need silver/chrome poles. Had a quick look on line and seem to be a fiar range from the standard places. Argos ones look a bit "meh". Dunelm/B&Q look OK. Will go and have a look but any particular experiences/ones to avoid/suggestions/recommendations gladly received please.

Thank you

PhyllisDoris Fri 26-Oct-12 13:44:02

We've bought from B&Q and they are fine - cheaper than Dunelm.

PigletJohn Fri 26-Oct-12 13:54:26

Homebase and JL are both good for curtain track and poles.

I have had Argos. As you can't handle them before purchase, they sometimes turn out thinner or cheaper-looking than the catalogue picture suggested. I find Argos is actually no cheaper than anywhere else.

usualsuspect3 Fri 26-Oct-12 13:55:30

I usually get mine from Wilkos.

wishiwasonholiday Fri 26-Oct-12 13:56:19

Ours are from wilkinsons, they had a few colours I seem to remember and they're fine.

ditavonteesed Fri 26-Oct-12 13:57:35

another vvote for wilkos, all ine are from there and they are really good quality. bay window pole was £££ cheaper than anywhere else.

member Fri 26-Oct-12 14:00:12

The limited experience I've had with Dunelm poles is that the fixings are rubbish

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 26-Oct-12 14:04:07

I've had a couple from Dunelm, and a couple of the hooks have fallen out of the wooden rings (does that make sense?). The curtains were interlined so quite heavy. I'd probably go to JL next time.

FishfingersAreOK Sat 27-Oct-12 09:29:48

Oh this is useful - I had been veering towards Dunelm but I think this is making me swerve away! Any other thoughts?

MrsMiniversCharlady Sat 27-Oct-12 09:32:29

We got ours from eBay. Lots to choose from, good prices and I didn't have to fit them in the car grin

narmada Sat 27-Oct-12 15:11:51

If you have a Paul Simon near you I would recommend them. I wouldn't buy poles from argos.... John Lewis are nice but v £££££.

fussychica Sat 27-Oct-12 18:04:57

www.polesdirect.com - fantastic choice of styles/finishes/prices. I bought a brushed steel one for the lounge -great quality and the same price for the pole as JL wanted for the finials!

SuzySheepSmellsNice Sat 27-Oct-12 18:08:31

Avoid Dunelm, if you need to take anything back their customer services are bloody awful! (see my previous thread from the summer!)

Rhubarbgarden Sat 27-Oct-12 22:24:51

We got ours from John Lewis. Good quality, nice and solid.

MrsShrek3 Sat 27-Oct-12 22:26:34

Love the pun... Poll on poles grin

I'd say wilkinsons IMHO. B&Q same stuff for more money wink

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