Hand rails, Dormer rods, Portieres and more…

Portiere rods, Dormer rods, Handrails

Portiere rods

A portiere rod allows a curtain to be placed over a door or over the doorless entrance to a room. Portieres are a good economical and ecological way to keep your house warm by covering the door thus insulating it from cold and draughts.

Portiere rods (also known as Drapery Arms or Door Curtain Poles) are basically versatile curtain poles on hinges. The portiere rod hinge can be fitted on the same wall as the door ( Face fixed ) or on a return wall ( side wall perpendicular to the door wall ).  If the hinge is fixed on the same side as the door hinge, the curtain will open with the door. The curtain can be drawn or stacked out the way just like a normal curtain pole.

Not only are they great for keeping the house warm, portières can be the finishing touch to a style for a room. Anyway, whatever your reasons, we think ours are the best you’ll find (although we would say that, wouldn’t we?)

Portiere in Beeswax
Portières are great for keeping the cold out.

Properly made, better quality and value…

  • Strong portiere arm formed from a single piece of 16mm solid bar (not two pieces welded together at the bend)
  • Heavy duty hinge bracket made from thick strap (no thin socket sleeves)
  • End rest bracket
  • 4 rings per 30cm arm length ( up to 1.2m )
  • Button, Stopper or Plain Ball finial
  • Beeswax, Traditional Black or Pewter finish
  • The whole package for £79 (curtain not included!) . Fantastic value for this quality!
Image of Portiere with rings and bracket in Beeswax
Includes 16mm solid Arm, Hinge bracket, Rest bracket and plenty of rings.

How to measure

Description showing required measurements for a Portiere
How to measure for a Portiere rod

Just give us the required length of the portiere arm from the back of the 16mm pivot to the end of the finial ( any length up to 1.2 m ). If you intend to fix to the return wall the hinge plate will add 5mm to the overall  length.

The Button finial is 6mm long.

The Stopper finial is 18mm long

The Plain Ball finial is 40mm long

The Hinge Plate is 200mm long x 40mm wide x 5mm thick

Remember to allow for the width of the hinge plate when fixing on the door wall. The hinge plate is 40mm wide so the inside edge of the plate will be 28mm approx from the outside of the 16mm pivot.

I can always do more drawings if I haven’t explained this very well,… just ask!

Dormer rods

These are cut down versions of portiere rods made for windows.  Made from 16mm solid bar by default but they can be made from 12mm diameter bar if required.

Showing dormer rod, Button end in Beeswax
Dormer rod in Beeswax


Handrails, in various guises, made from 16mm diameter solid bar…

Handrail in 16mm bar with Pewter finish
Pewter handrail 16mm
Button Handrail in Beeswax
Handrail (25mm) made to customer’s specification

Hey Stephen
Please see photos of handrail attached, it looks ace.
Thanks again

Pan rails

We’re often asked for Pan rails to compliment our curtain poles so we’ve decided to make a range of these. As with the curtain poles, our aim is to make better products at affordable prices!

These usually have simple finials and the brackets project the rail 80mm or so from the wall. Prices start from £55 and that includes, brackets & “S” hooks too (blunt or sharp). More images coming but ask for details.

Pan rail in Pewter
Pan rails from £55 including “S” hooks & Brackets