We offer made to measure curtains from Richard Barrie. They are available in 100s of beautiful fabrics, traditional and contemporary designs suitable for all range of tastes, styles and decors. There is a choice of headings and linings.

We will be pleased to assist you in your choice and you can borrow samples to look at in your home. It is helpful if you can bring in some measurements with you which will enable us to quote you a price, if required we can arrange to measure for you.

Measuring for curtain width

Always measure the curtain track or pole width, not the window. If fitting a new track or pole, this should extend 15cm to 30cm either side of the window (to allow the curtains to be stacked back off the window) and 12cm to 15cm above the window recess.

If you have a rail with a centre overlap, measure the rail as shown below then measure the overlap and add the two measurements together.


Measuring for Curtain Drop

Curtains are best hung either to the floor, to a sill or below the sill. We recommend that curtains finish either:-

A 1cm above the floor
B 15-20cm below the sill (or 2cm above the radiator)
C 1cm above the sill

Always measure in at least 3 positions across the track or pole as floors and sills are rarely level. To avoid curtains dragging across the floor or sill we recommend you use the shortest of these 3 measurements.

Pencil and Pinch Pleat Headings

When using a curtain track, measure from the top of the track to where the curtain is to finish.

When using a curtain pole, measure from the underside of the decorative ring to where you want the curtain to finish.

Eyelet Heading

The 40mm eyelet will fit poles up to 35mm in diameter. The inner edge of the eyelet is set down 3cm from the top of the curtain. Measure from the top of the pole to where you want the curtains to finish and add 3cm.

Please contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.