Professional Track Fitting - 2-Day Course

This is a two-day course for professionals or those aspiring to become professional curtain and blinds track fitters.  You will learn how to measure, fit and fix blinds, curtain tracks and poles. 

Curtains and blinds tracks and poles are rarely fitted into a wooden window frame, so we have a purpose-built wall with a combination of structural elements inside: metal lintel, concrete, breezeblock, brick, cavity wall etc. You will learn how to identify what you are drilling into and the appropriate fixing to be used; how to bend and cord-up tracks for both domestic and commercial applications, including tracks for multiple sets of curtains and how to dress the curtains so that they look their best.

You will be given information on insurance and how to cost your labour as well as information on the new Child Safety for Blinds Requirements, so that you can be sure that the systems you fit comply fully with the new legislation.

This course is a Continual Professional Development course accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF).

Course Content

 

1. Introduction: course outline and housekeeping

2. Health & Safety issues including towers, scaffolding and working at heights

3. Working on domestic and commercial sites

4. Tool requirements: measuring and types of fittings

5. Exploring the variety of curtain suspension systems and various types of blind fittings

6. Understanding the new Child Safety for Blinds Regulations

7. Measuring and fitting at bay windows, arched windows and other more difficult shapes

8. Practical session:

• Fitting into various types of building materials
• Bending of tracks
• Making up covered boards and laths
• Advanced curtain hanging techniques including pelmets and draperies etc

9. How to cost time and labour effectively, including complex projects

10. Question and Answer Session

Course Fee: £550 inclusive of 20% VAT

Course Dates:

Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st October 2018

 

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Track Fitting Course

By making payment of the appropriate course fee you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • Course Times: 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • Tea and coffee, equipment & materials are supplied.
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you.
  • Students should be aware that these courses require an element of lifting, carrying, bending and standing and that our workshop is on the first floor.
  • All reservations are subject to availability with minimum numbers required to run the course.
  • Written cancellations received two weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund less an administration charge of £25.  After this time no refunds or course deferments will be given.
  • Wendy Shorter Interiors reserves the right to cancel a course in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or because minimum numbers have not been reached.  In these circumstances an alternative date may be offered or a full refund will be given.
  • Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all prices are subject to VAT at the appropriate rate as dictated by HMRC.  A VAT receipt will be issued following settlement of course fees. 
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