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#272387 23-Jun-2020 09:32
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I have 2 basic bedroom windows I'd like to put some sheer curtains in.  I have measure them and all I need is a rail (adjustable is probably fine) and some sheer curtains cut to size.

 

The problem is everywhere I look is a measure & quote, even Spotlight said they had to send a sales rep out to measure.  I've already measured.  I don't want anything fancy, and the one quote I did have from a sales rep was ridiculous.  Are there any cheap places online you just input your measurements and they send out the right size?

 

For reference the windows seem to be a slightly odd size compared to standard pre-made curtain sizes so I think that's not an option.


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  #2510308 23-Jun-2020 09:35
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  #2510316 23-Jun-2020 09:53
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wellygary:

 

Briscoes Customs Curtains, which I did not know exist until I looked....

 

https://www.customcurtains.co.nz/

 

https://www.customcurtains.co.nz/site/customcurtains/files/Documents/website%20order%20form%20custom%20curtains.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

They only have them available in certain drop lengths, none which are the right size for our windows.




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  #2510317 23-Jun-2020 09:53
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throbb:

 

https://www.curtainstudio.co.nz/

 

 

Still requires someone to come and take a measurement


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  #2510320 23-Jun-2020 09:59
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If its not costing you for them to come and measure, whats the harm?

 

I suspect they have this in place to remove any doubt about sizing, where measurements are taken from, allowing enough fold back beyond the windows to allow curtains to open fully etc etc, so that they know 100% the size of the curtains they are making are right (and if they aren't, then you have comeback against them, in that they took the measurements). If you buy "custom made" and then for whatever reason they aren't quite right, it'll end up costing more in the long run.


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  #2510321 23-Jun-2020 10:02
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I have had a similar issue, except I also need the pair to be asymmetrical. The best option I have found, but I haven't ordered yet is resene.co.nz curtains as they appear to offer custom options, although their order system is still manual with a PDF you need to use to calculate the price etc...




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  #2510322 23-Jun-2020 10:02
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sen8or:

 

If its not costing you for them to come and measure, whats the harm?

 

I suspect they have this in place to remove any doubt about sizing, where measurements are taken from, allowing enough fold back beyond the windows to allow curtains to open fully etc etc, so that they know 100% the size of the curtains they are making are right (and if they aren't, then you have comeback against them, in that they took the measurements). If you buy "custom made" and then for whatever reason they aren't quite right, it'll end up costing more in the long run.

 

 

It's a pain right now for us to organize a time to be home with work etc and generally speaking if a sales rep is coming around then the product is going to end up being more expensive.  A lot of them also don't do supply only, it's supply + installation.  The curtain is going within the frame, so it's a pretty straightforward measurement.


 
 
 
 


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  #2510330 23-Jun-2020 10:26
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Absolutely set on curtains? There are plenty of places online that will dispatch roller or vertical blinds to your specs. I have used sheer sunscreen blinds from onlineblinds.co.nz that are made to the size I measure.


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  #2510394 23-Jun-2020 11:53
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Check out trademe user lyndyg. She is based in Tauranga but couriered our curtains, blinds, tracks etc to us in Auckland. Everything was great quality, and made exactly to the measurements we wanted.

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  #2510485 23-Jun-2020 13:41
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Got 2 sets of sheer curtains from curtainstudio.co.nz  CHCH.

 

I gave them the measurements of my windows (track length and drop), and they made them for me.  No visit from the sales rep.

 

They came pleated with hooks.   I had to go for this option as the fabric we chose doesnt come in ready-made sizes to suit most windows.  

 

I installed the expandable curtain tracks myself.

 

 

 

 


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  #2510557 23-Jun-2020 14:44
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Consider buying larger than necessary off the shelf curtains and taking them to a local tailor to shorten them? :)





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  #2510572 23-Jun-2020 14:59
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Wolf555:

 

throbb:

 

https://www.curtainstudio.co.nz/

 

 

Still requires someone to come and take a measurement

 

 

You don't need someone to visit, you can just provide them with your own measurements.

 

 




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  #2510595 23-Jun-2020 15:25
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throbb: You don't need someone to visit, you can just provide them with your own measurements.


 



Please note that our technical team will need to measure your windows prior to final quotation and installation. They will look out for things like heatpumps, light switches, ceiling heights etc.

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  #2510757 23-Jun-2020 17:45
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Wolf555:
throbb: You don't need someone to visit, you can just provide them with your own measurements.

 

 

 



Please note that our technical team will need to measure your windows prior to final quotation and installation. They will look out for things like heatpumps, light switches, ceiling heights etc.

 

Have you talked to them and asked if they will make to your own measurements? 

 

If you go this route likely you wont have a leg to stand on if they don't fit... 




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  #2510768 23-Jun-2020 18:08
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Nate001:

 

Have you talked to them and asked if they will make to your own measurements? 

 

If you go this route likely you wont have a leg to stand on if they don't fit... 

 

 

 

 

I mean how is it different to ordering anything else and doing a measure yourself?  Like I said, it's a inside window frame fit, it's not really that hard to get the measurements wrong.  This is a DIY forum after all - have you never provided measurements for anything yourself without having someone come and do their own measure?


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