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    I have been asked to dress a window in a Georgian house - about 2m wide and 2.9m drop. There is plenty of room for stackback. The problem is that the architrave/window surround stands 16.5cm proud of the wall. The customer would prefer not to fix the pole to the architrave and wants the surround to show. Does anyone know of a bracket/fixing that would fix to the wall but still clear this woodwork and be able to support medium/heavy curtains?

    Any suggestions welcome.........
    Louise


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    Re: Deep architrave

    Hi
    Cameron Fuller look like they do an extendible bracket to 16.5 cm, if you need more maybe you could use a painted wooden block to fix it to,this bracket is available for 50mm poles, the 35mm version extends to 15.5 cm, again you could use a painted wooden extension
    Hunter Hyland also have brass ones that extend to 15cm
    Cheers
    Clark

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    • #3
      Re: Deep architrave

      Thanks - do you think using a wooden block to extend the depth would be strong enough to hold the weight? (as long as the right screws etc. were used obviously!)
      Louise


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      • #4
        Re: Deep architrave

        In order to get the poles in our house to stay up, we had to fix a wooden batten to the wall (which meant we got a better fixing as we could use nice big screws which wouldn't have gone through the screw holes in the bracket) then fixed the pole bracket to the batten.
        Jane

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        • #5
          Re: Deep architrave

          Sounds like that will be a solution then! I've checked the C Fuller web site and if the customer goes for a 63mm pole the bracket extends to 17.5cm so that might just be enough.....got to make sure the rings will move though!
          Louise


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          • #6
            Re: Deep architrave

            Hi
            If you use the wooden block way, maybe fit the 2 end brackets on blocks which are screwed to the wall with the longest piece vertical rather than horizontal, this will give it more support and it will be hidden by the curtains when they are hung. I would probably use 2x1,2x2 or 3x1 batten depending on what clearance you need
            The centre bracket depends on how much the client will see when the curtains are drawn
            Hope this helps
            Cheers
            Clark

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            • #7
              Re: Deep architrave

              Hi,

              Do you mean a recessed pole. That is where it sits in 'cups' in the sides of the window recess. Or you could suspend from the ceiling of the recess.

              Sue.

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              • #8
                Re: Deep architrave

                Hi Sue - this window frame poses the opposite problem - rather than being in a recess, it sticks out from the wall by 16.5cm so any pole has to be on brackets long enough to be screwed to the wall and hold the pole more than 16.5cm away from the wall to clear the architrave......

                It is a new window in a new wall but has been made to match the other windows in the building (Georgian) with a large surround to mimic internal shutters that fold away each side of the window.
                Louise


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