There are three main reasons that larger draperies cost more to manufacture and install: renting necessary equipment, measuring/installing trials and manufacturing costs. Read more and find out details for each reason!
There are several options when it comes to the hardware for window treatments. However, there are three main categories: location, function and style. The hardware can often be overlooked, but when it is not up to par, that is when it is noticed with a negative connotation. It is imperative to wisely select the perfect hardware for the look and function that is desired. Keep scrolling to be enlightened and prepare for your upcoming renovation!
Legos, That’s what blocking is, right? Unfortunately not at all. Although it does have to do with construction and structural integrity, its proper place is in the realms of necessity. Blocking is an essential part of any constructed building and applies to many different trades and portions of the construction process. The necessity in our realm applies to that which directly affects drapery installation.
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.