Before we can measure your windows and ensure accurate dimensions for manufacturing, we need certain things in place. Read here to discover the conditions required for us to measure for window treatments.
There are typically two times during the life cycle of a project where there is a flurry of communication between the Drapery Manufacturer’s Project Manager and the purchasing agent or owner representative. The first is during the measurement & digestion of measures process. This portion involves setting up the measurement trip and then checking accuracy and possibly adjusting how the specifications match the reality on site. The second flurry comes as production comes to a close and installation begins.
As a one-time project manager in the industry I would be hard pressed to find a day or at least a job in which I did not use the term dustcap at least a couple of times to communicate needed information for a job. Dustcap is simply too important to not understand what it means. It’s used so often and can have huge implications to the finish length of drapery that to white wash over it with the assumption that everyone knows would be a drastic mistake.
If you are looking to up the ante, as far as hardware goes, decorative hardware opens a whole other world to the designer or hotel owner. There are almost too many variables to consider, so in order not to become overwhelmed it’s logical to start from a simple split and work up thru the entirety of the project. That being said the simplest starting point in your consideration of decorative hardware is the actual type of pole you will be using; the Cylinder Pole or the H-Rail Pole.
It is 8 in the morning on a busy summer day in the middle of August, product is expected to arrive in 2 hours. I’ve coordinated with the project manager by phone. I am the eyes and ears for this job, everything comes down to this. I need to coordinate face to face with the General Manager to make sure we can use the elevators, and to go over what his expectations are for our team.
Obviously a huge part of a drapery manufacturer’s role in the industry space has to do with installation of the product that is produced. If installation does not go smoothly then it doesn’t really matter how well the drapery is made or how beautiful the design is, people get frustrated. This being said we often have customers ask us to clarify what is involved in setting up a hospitality installation. While in no way is the below an exhaustive explanation, we’ve typed up a six crucial points that should help you along the way (alright to be honest we squeezed a few more thoughts in there, but six just sounds reasonable).
When designing window treatments and constructing a property a point that often gets overlooked is the ‘space’ needed for the installation of window treatments. We often have conversations with designers & contractors about the amount of ‘room’ that we will need to install our product and ensure that it works correctly. Here we’ve sought to explain what we mean by ‘space’ or ‘room’ in the hopes that it helps you the designer out in spec writing, you the purchasing agent, or you the project manager out in avoiding headaches.