Five bend bay

How to measure a five corner bay window for a curtain pole.

( 6 Sided Bay Window )

The pole is a perfect fit and looks fantastic in the bay, thank you... Peter Mursell-Head (July 2022)

EDIT: This is a seven bend bay but the measuring method is the same.

Here’s how to measure up for a curtain pole made to fit a five corner bay configuration.

You can find  information about bay window poles in general here: About Bay Curtain poles

Different curtain pole styles and options can be found here: Curtain Pole Styles

How to measure for a Five bend bay window

Along the walls
Measure in millimetres from A to B =
Measure in millimetres from B to C=
Measure in millimetres from C to D =
Measure in millimetres from D to E =
Measure in millimetres from E to F =
Measure in millimetres from F to G =
Measure in millimetres from A to D =
Measure in millimetres from A to E =
Measure in millimetres from A to F =
Measure in millimetres from G to B =
Measure in millimetres from G to C =
Measure in millimetres from G to D =
Across the front
Measure in millimetres from A to G=

Along the Return walls too?

how to measure a left return
how to measure a right hand return

We will assume returns are 90° unless you tell us otherwise.

If you’d like the pole to continue around the return walls please also measure:

Measure in millimetres from 1 to A =
Measure in millimetres from 2 to F =

For French Bay Window Poles, the bracket plates are the “finials”. Once you’ve measured your bay window, let us know where you’d like the bracket plates located as these should not be on the bay corners.

Take the measurements along the walls where the pole is to fix and include the full length of each wall section (even for ceiling fix poles). We will work out the pole size to fit allowing for bracket projection from these measurements.
•If necessary state the distance you’d like between the wall and the pole. The defaults are 45mm (16mm pole) and 50mm (25mm pole)
•If necessary state where you’d like the finial to end (the default is the mouth of the bay). The poles can have return bends too.
•Measure in millimetres as errors can accumulate and please don’t assume opposites are equal as they quite often aren’t.
•Use a  metal tape measure, held taut for straight lengths.

For your sake and ours you must take the time to provide careful and accurate measurements. We won’t make bay poles unless we are confident they will fit!

You’ll need someone to give you a hand especially for the diagonals but just measure the walls as we’ll calculate the allowances for brackets.

We can make a pole fit with remarkably little space for brackets but please let us know if there are any potential issues.

How much will it cost?

There’s a price calculator which will give you a good idea of the cost .

How to Order?

Here’s a link to the ordering page.