How to put up a curtain pole
Our advice for safe, secure and simple fitting. Use this as a guide - your curtain pole or track should come with specific instructions which may differ slightly from the advice below.
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To fit your pole or track you will need to drill into a wall, so it's best to check before you start that there are no pipes or cables nearby. If you're not sure where the pipes or cables lie, use a cable detector to check the area first.Shop cable detectors
Step 1: Measure for your curtain pole or track
To measure for a pole or track fitting, first measure the width of the window recess. Your fitting should extend about 15cm each side to allow your curtains to fully block any light, so add a total of 30cm to your recess measurement. This is the width your pole should be.
Choosing a curtain pole or track
Step 4: Fix your brackets and add the pole/track
Drill holes for your brackets at each marked point - your instructions will tell you the drill bit width required. Make sure you use the appropriate bit for the type of material you are drilling into.
Add the wall plugs, supplied with most curtain pole/track kits (just check again they are the correct type for the material you are drilling into), and affix your brackets using a screwdriver.
You can now position your pole or track to the brackets and follow the instructions to secure in place (you may need a screwdriver for this).
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