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Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

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Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

Postby JabberJabber » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:23 pm

We have a lovely bay window in our front room but I am having problems with putting up curtains and voiles.

The upvc window frame reaches to the ceiling of the bay, so no spare plaster / wood above the frame on which to attach things.

So, tonight I tried to use this http://www.dunelm-mill.com/m/shop/curta ... kit-222978 to put the net wires up for the voiles, but the blasted things wouldn't stick. I'd tried after cleaning the window frames, but still no luck. Any idea what I could do next?

Also, how has anyone else added curtains in a bay window where the curtain rail would have to be attached to the ceiling. What did you use and do you have pictures?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

Postby chocmuffin » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:27 am

We just stewed the bracket into the UPVC :lookround:

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Re: Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:24 am

In our old house the bracket was screwed in to the upvc, ikea do a funny track thing with curtain panels that screws in to the ceiling. That's terribly described but I will find the link later

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Re: Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

Postby lazylexis » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:06 am

We screwed into upvc here too

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Re: Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

Postby northernruth » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:55 am

If you get a curtain pole rather than a track you can screw the brackets into the ceiling. net cords can be run from eyelets that screw into the UPVC altho they look a bit odd. ALternatively what about roman blinds? the batten can be screwed to the ceiling there.

Alternatively you could get a joiner to fit a batten all around the top of the bay (so the batten is fixed to the ceiling) and then you could fit a double track to that. It wouldn't stand any prouder than a pole would. YOu could get it boxed in with a pelmet if you don't like the look of curtain rails

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Re: Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

Postby Sunset » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:10 pm

You can do either, screw into the upvc or ceiling. The ceiling can be much harder to drill into though depending on where the lintels are.

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Re: Bay windows, uPVC and curtains/voiles

Postby lazylexis » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:06 pm

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Is our nets - hook and eye screwed into uPVC with wire stretched


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