Reverse pleat curtains install guides

Use our step-by-step guides to install your new curtains like a pro.

Reverse pleat curtain installation

Getting started

Be careful not to damage the curtain when removing the packaging. Unpack the curtain and check the following parts are included:

  • Curtain/s
  • Metal pin hooks
  • Glides are supplied with tracks and rods.

Tools required:

  • Tape measure

Curtain construction:

Curtains with the reverse pleat heading style are made without tape or stiffening rods and hung using the metal pin hooks provided, which are inserted in the back of the curtain, on the side of each pleat.

Illustrated steps

P60697 Reverse Pleat Installation Guides WEB Step 1a

Step 1

Decide how far above the hole in the glide you want your curtains to sit. If hanging under a rod, the curtains will likely sit 10mm above the hole (a).

P60697 Reverse Pleat Installation Guides WEB Step 1b

If using a track, the curtains will likely sit 50mm above (b).

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Step 2

Insert the point of the pin hook a further 33mm down the header tape than the distance you want the drape above the hole. E.g. if installing the drape 10mm above the hole for a rod, insert the pin 43mm down from the top of the tape (10mm + 33mm).

If 50mm above, insert the hook 83mm below the top (50mm + 33mm).

Place the first hook into the edge of the flap at the end of the curtain and remaining hooks in to the side of the pleat (a).

P60697 Reverse Pleat Installation Guides WEB Step 2b

Be careful not to protrude through the front of the curtain (b).

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Step 3

Lift the curtain off the ground and begin hanging by inserting the first hook into the endcap of the curtain track. Continue by inserting the next hook into the first glide and so on until your curtain is hanging off the track or rod.

If hanging a pair of curtains, repeat this step but from the other side, working inwards to the centre.

Tip: We recommend resting the curtain over your shoulder as you do this so it doesn’t pull heavily on the track/rod before it is fully installed. You may need someone to help you.

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Step 4

When removing extra glides - turn the glide 90̊ and pull out of the back of the track.

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Tip: If the metal hooks pop out of their glides, squeeze them closed a bit more.

Tracks & rods installation

Getting started

Being careful not to damage the track or rod; remove the packaging and check that the following parts are included:

  • Curtain track or rod
  • Face fixing brackets + 2 screws per bracket (number of brackets depends on the length of the track or rod)
  • Bracket covers (one per bracket)
  • Finials or endcaps x 2 (supplied with rods only)
  • Glides attached to track or rod

Tools required:

  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Phillips screwdriver (track only)
  • Power drill with a 3mm drill bit
  • #2 square drive
P60697 Rods Installation Guides WEB Step 1a

Step 1

Find the position you originally measured from when ordering your curtains. Remember the top of your curtains should sit 5mm higher than the top of your track, or if using a rod, they will sit flush with the underside of the rod.

Ideally, if available, fix your first and last brackets into wood behind the wall lining (plasterboard) within the first 250mm of the ends of the track (a).

Tip: Use a stud finder to find wood.

P60697 Rods Installation Guides WEB Step 1b

If there is no wood within the first 250mm of track, use wall plugs and place the first and last brackets within 100mm of the ends of the track or rod.

Space the remaining brackets evenly between the first two, no more than 700mm apart.

Fitting tracks

P60697 Tracks Installation Guides WEB Step 2

Step 2

If fitting a track, attach it to the brackets by ‘hooking’ it onto the front of each bracket.

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Step 3

Lock the track in place from underneath using a Phillips screwdriver to turn the camlock counter clockwise until it stops.

Fitting rods

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Step 2

If fitting a rod, raise the rod to meet the underside of the brackets.

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Step 3

Fix in place from above by turning the camlock a ¼ turn on each bracket.