Slimline bay window curtain track

Slimline bay window curtain track

Hi, I'm Lee Stevens from, and I want show you how to fit one of our slim-line, hand-draw, bay window curtain tracks. It's really simple. So we're going to start in a second with the return brackets out to the bay on each side should you order a track with a return on each side.

If you don't, then you'll just be interested in the fitting of the track within the bay. So let's get started and have a quick look now, so let's go over here. So we're looking at the side of the bay where the returns are going now, and I've marked on pencil marks where I want my bracket to be. Now I've measured out 13 to 15 centimeters on the side, 15 centimeters is about right for where you want in your bracket position, your return should be around about 20 centimeters on the track, so when you're measuring, allow 20 centimeters assuming that there's room to do so.

Now, for this bracket, it has a little bit that sits over the top, a screw hole. So that pushes the arm down two centimeters. So what we're doing is, we've measured out 13 to 15 centimeters, we're taking the line of the ceiling within the bay and drawn a line across here, and then we've drawn another one, two centimeters higher. I've presented that to the higher line and then marked two screw holes.

Now, this is a plaster board display with the wooden frame behind it so luckily I can just drive the screws straight in today. You'll probably need to take your bracket away, drill and plug the two holes with the screws supplied and the plugs supplied, and then fit your bracket. So we'll just present this up now and we'll fit this bracket into place. (screwdriver whirring) And I'm making sure the bracket is in a nice upright position.

(screwdriver whirring) Okay, so the next step now is to fit the track into these brackets. We're going to fit into these return brackets before we attempt to fix anything within the bay. So once we've gone into fixed it into the brackets on each side of the bay, what we're going do is click the track in, but then we're going to center it left to right, just to check that there's enough gap on each side of the bay that it's even. So let's go and have a quick look at that.

Okay, this track has a lip on the top edge, on the front and the back, and we've got a lip on the front of the bracket. We're going present it just under the lip at the front and we're going twist backwards to click that back into place. So I hear that little click on that now, and there's a screw underneath which we're going to tighten up now, just so the track doesn't fall out. And now, when I'm holding the track up into the bay on this side, I'm going to check the distance that the track is away from the window, and then check that it's even on both sides.

And then once we're happy, we can then commit to fitting the bracket here and here on the side. So we'll go and have a quick look at fitting these brackets up now. Right, so we've positioned the track now and evened it, centered it on the window so we've got the same amount of gap between the track and the window on each side, and now we're going to just drive the screws directly up into the ceiling, through the bracket. (screwdriver whirring) Now that one's gone into timber, you will find that some of these actually going into timber and they do not need any more attention, but we're also going to find ones, which I suspect this next one, are just gonna go (screwdriver whirring) straight into the plaster board.

We're not going to worry that it's not a good fix and we're going to go round the rest of the bay and we're going to fit the rest of the bracket up to the ceiling. And we'll revisit any that we're not entirely happy that they fix well and we'll have a little look at that in a minute. So let's get some more screws in here, (ladder clanging) fix this up in place. (screwdriver whirring) (ladder clanging) (screwdriver whirring) (screwdriver whirring) Now this bracket had moved slightly too far to the end here so I've moved it back.

You don't want it right on the lip here, you need to move it back a few centimeters otherwise you'll break the plaster away as you drive the screw in. (screwdriver whirring) And that one has gone into a nice piece of timber as well. So we're gonna revisit now, one of the brackets that we're not happy with. We're gonna take the screw out, drill it, excuse me, plug it, and then refit it, and we should be pretty solid then.

So let's have a quick look at that. So let's take this one out here, (screwdriver whirring) We're going to slide the bracket to one side, then we're going to use a 6mm masonry drill bit to create the hole where the screw has come out. (drill whirring) Push the plug in, (tools clattering) (curtain rail clicking) slide the brush over, put the screw back in, (screwdriver whirring) and we're now fitted really tightly to the ceiling even though it's only plasterboard. Repeat that for any others that you think need attention.

And with just one last thing, we've got a little cover on this bracket because the profile of the track is not as deep as the standard bay track that we do. We got a little cover that covers the bracket and the screws so it looks more attractive. So we'll just have a quick look at that. So here we come back here.

It just, this little cap, just slides over the back of the bracket, clips in place, there we go, looks really neat. So that's it, that's how simple it is. Fix your return brackets first, mark 15 centimeters out, two centimeter higher, clip you track into the brackets first on each side of the bay, you'll need an extra pair of hands, one person doing one side, another doing the other side, tighten the screws up, then drive the screws straight into the ceiling within the bay and just revisit any you're not a hundred percent about, move the bracket over, drill, plug, and slide the bracket back, fix it, and you'll have a great track that's fitted into the window.

It's amazing how quick with two of you you can get these tracks up in your bay window and start hanging your curtains. So thank you very much for watching and I hope that was useful.