Measuringsome tips for you

The easiest and most cost effective way for our customers to order is to use our simple measuring guide, and to order your product directly through the website. However if you would prefer, we are more than happy to come and measure your window(s) for you.

  • SilentGliss


    Silent Gliss has always been a pioneer with all of the risks and opportunities this
  • Corded Poles

    Corded Poles

    Metropole curtain poles combine the decoration of curtain poles with the functionality of Silent Gliss
  • Autoglide Tracks

    Autoglide Tracks

    Electrically operated curtain tracks are ideal for very high curtains or curtains that are out

We offer a free measuring service within a 25 Mile radius of our premises in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. However if you are located outside of this area, then please contact us directly for a customised measuring quotation.

The following page should be printed out as an easy guide for measuring.

How to measure your window and order through our website.

Choose which product category you are interested in from the left hand side. For instance Cord Operated Poles or Cord Operated Tracks etc, and click through to these products. If your not sure which product is best suited to your needs then please contact us for assistance, we are always happy to help.

Then choose which colour/style product you require and click through for further options.

You now need to choose which system suits your needs, whether it be a track for heavy curtains or lightweight applications, and click through to this group of products

Next select the type of window you have from the diagrams on show. This shows all the different window shapes available, from straight to bay windows. The shape does not need to match your windows exactly but it MUST have the same number of angles (if a bay window). Once you have found your window type then click through to this.

Measuring your window.

You are now ready to measure your window. You can download a protractor directly from the website to assist you in your measurements or if you would prefer, please contact us and we can send one out immediately free of charge in the post for you.

You need to take your measurements at the position and height at which you wish to fix the track or pole. For example if you are fixing to the wall then measure the wall at that point. If you are fixing to the window frame then measure the window frame at that position. Remember to measure from the point you wish your track or pole to start to the point you wish it to finish, allowing for any overhang you may require.

If you wish to ceiling fix ("top fix") your curtain track or pole then you can measure your window, frame or sill size, but you must tell us, when asked on the web site, if you want the track or pole to be fitted forward of these sizes and by how far.

Always use a metal tape measure when measuring. Do not use a cloth tape, as this will not be accurate.

Make sure you use the protractor provided to measure the angles of your bay window.

Please make sure to take all measurements and answer all questions for your chosen product and bay shape in order to avoid any delays in processing your order.

On the left hand side of the screen you will see a detailed diagram of your window choice. You will notice that each bend and angle is marked out for you with ref A, B C etc. On the right hand side of the screen you will see a detailed list of questions regarding your measurements. Using the protractor answer each measurement question. The questions are self-explanatory when using the diagram to the left. However if you don’t understand any of the questions asked, then you can hover your mouse cursor over the question mark next to it, and this will give you a detailed description of what is being asked. If you find you still need assistance then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you through the process.

Once you have entered all the relevant measurements and are ready to proceed with you order, please click on “Add To Cart”. This will take you through to your shopping cart and will show a summary of your order

If you have finished shopping you can hit the checkout button, or if ordering more products then click on continue shopping.

You will notice on the checkout page that if your order is over £150 your delivery is automatically FREE OF CHARGE.

At checkout fill in your details and payment methods. Finally click the relevant box to confirm you have read and accepted our terms and conditions and click submit order

Once you order has been processed and is ready for delivery, we will contact you to let you know when your order will be despatched and delivered.

Please remember if at any time you need assistance or just want to ask a question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We value our customers and are always happy to help in any way.

Click the link below to download a protractor

Download Protractor




Free Delivery

We offer free UK mainland delivery on all orders over £150.