Introduction to Professional Fitting
Learn how to measure and assess windows, including bay windows and awkward shapes.
Learn how to fit hardware; tracks, poles, blinds, pelmets, valances, lathes, swags & tails, arched windows and electric systems. Build a pelmet shelf to fit a bay window. How to fit and dress in window dressings.
Discussion on tools and equipment required.
- How to set up a business, how to cost and relationship with suppliers, curtain makers and customers.
|Entry Requirement||All levels welcome, including absolute beginners|
|Course Timing||09:00 to 17:00|
A deposit payment is required to secure your place on a course.
Balance payment is due to be settled at least
14 days prior to each course start date.
Option in ‘Your Account’ to make Part Payments towards the balance.
All course fees are inclusive of specialist products and a comprehensive manual.
We provide refreshments throughout the day.
Free parking on site.
On completion of this course students will be awarded an Accredited Certificate.
Victoria Hammond Collective is accredited by AIM Awards which is an approved British Awarding Body, regulated by Ofqual. We are registered with UKRLP as a Learning Provider and also an approved member of other reputable organisations, including the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers.
ONSITE Introduction to Professional Fitting
Running a successful curtain making business requires a thorough understanding of how to fit hardware, whether you are employing a professional fitter or doing the fitting yourself. This course provides students with a thorough understanding of professional fitting with practical interaction.
- Comprehensive discussion and demonstration on tracks, poles, blinds, pelmets, valances, lathes, swags & tails, arched windows and fitting accessories, including electric systems.
- Demonstration on how to study various windows taking all factors into consideration to determine type of fitting and fixings required.
- Students will learn how to measure (and record) all window shapes, including bay windows and awkward shapes.
- Practical session;
– Students will learn how to fit tracks, poles, blinds and pelmets (including shaping into bay windows).
– Making of pelmet shelves and lathes.
– Hanging and dressing of curtains, blinds and other window dressings.
- Discussion on tools and equipment required.
- Costing; how to cost for a customer’s job.
- Setting up and running a business;
– how to become self-employed
– how to get business
– health and safety issues
– working on domestic and commercial projects
– relationship with curtain makers and customers
– professional insurance