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Voile Alteration Service

Voile curtains and panels are a lovely way to cover a window space that creates privacy without cutting out light. They are ideal for living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Chiltern Mills has a beautiful range of exquisite of ready-made voiles in different styles, weights in a variety of standard sizes. You may find that our ready-made voiles don’t fit your window space exactly but we can fix that. Even with this most delicate of fabrics can be altered to fit your window space perfectly to create the effect that you desire.

Alterations are done for a small additional charge with any purchase of ready-made Voile net curtains and panels from Chiltern Mills. You can check our pricing chart below for a price guide or ask in store. We advise using our measuring guide, so you can provide us with correct dimensions and specifications. Then our team of expert alteration technicians will do all the hard work for you. The average turn around time for alterations is usually 4 days. We will let you know when they are ready.

We recommend that you let our team do the alterations as we have over 20 years of experience and always aim at perfection.

Our in-house team of professional technicians and experienced seamstresses do all the work, we never outsource to other companies. This means that Chiltern Mills can control quality and deliver the best service to you, giving you piece of mind. After being altered by our team it will look you had them custom made for your room.

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Voile Alteration Services

Voile curtains and panels are a lovely way to cover a window space that creates privacy without cutting out light. They are ideal for living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Chiltern Mills has a beautiful range of exquisite of ready-made voiles in different styles, weights in a variety of standard sizes. You may find that our ready-made voiles do not fit your window space exactly but we can fix that. Even this most delicate of fabrics can be altered to fit your window space perfectly to create the effect that you desire.

Alterations are done for a small additional charge with any purchase of ready-made Voile net curtains and panels from Chiltern Mills.

We advise using our measuring guide, so you can provide us with correct dimensions and specifications. Then our team of expert alteration technicians will do all the hard work for you. The average turnaround time for alterations is usually 4 days. We will let you know when they are ready.

We recommend that you let our team do the alterations as we have over 20 years of experience and always aim at perfection.

Our in-house team of professional technicians and experienced seamstresses do all the work, we never outsource to other companies. This means that Chiltern Mills can control quality and deliver the best service to you, giving you piece of mind. After being altered by our team it will look like you had them custom made for your room.

This service is only available for customers who have bought a pair of net curtains online or in the store.

All sizes stated are approximations only.

The measuring guide below is meant to be a guide only and the final measurements shall be chosen by you.

If you require any further help then please ring on 0113 2840655.

Alternatively email Chiltern Mills on internet@chilternmills.co.uk.

Chiltern recommend that you use a metal tape if possible as it gives a more accurate size.

Buying Voiles

All Voiles and Voile Panel are sold individually.

The price that you see on the web site is for a single voile panel.

Windowsills and floors are not always level so Chiltern recommend measuring this in 3 places.

The best places are at the ends of the window and in the centre.

Positioning and Measuring the Pole or Track to hang the Voile outside the recess

Using a Pole

Curtain Poles have two components – the pole itself and the finials that are added to each end for decoration and to stop the rings sliding off.

We recommend that you allow 15cm (6") either side of your window for the width of the pole.

Using a Track

We recommend that you allow 15cm (6") either side of your window for the width of the track.

This is the correct width of one voile panel.

Measuring the Width of the Voile

Ensure that you measure for the pole or track width and not the actual window width.

For the pole with the finials on the end, measure the distance between the inside of the two finials to get the correct width.

If you are using a track measure the distance from end to end of the track.

Multiply these measurements by 2 to 2.5 times to give the voiles a good fullness when they are hung.

Measuring the width in cm

If you have calculated the width that you require as 198cm then the width that you require is 198x2=396cm.

If the voile panel width is 150cm, then when you divide 396 by 150cm you get 2.6.

For this measurement you will require 2-3 panels.

Measuring the width in inches

Using the above example if you have calculated the width as 78" multiply this by x2 = 156".

If the voile panel is 59", divide this by 2 and you will get 2.6.

For this measurement you will require 2-3 panels as above.

To hang panels on tracks or poles we recommend you order a panel with header tape or an eyelet slot.

Measuring the Drop for Alteration Service

Windowsills and floors are not always level so Chiltern recommend measuring this in 3 places.

The best places are at the ends of the window and in the centre.

To measure the drop for the alteration service correctly measure the distance from the top of the pole or the top of the track.

If measuring the voiles to the floor, then allow 1.5cm (1/2") to prevent wear on the hems.

Measuring for use inside a recess

If you are fitting the Voile inside the recess of your window take the smallest width and the longest drop of the inside of your window.

Use this to calculate the measurements as above.

If you are placing the voile inside the recess then we recommend that you use any voile with a slot top.

Adding a 2.52cm (1") or 7.6cm (3") Header Tape -£5 per panel

As an optional service you can add a 2.52cm (1") or 7.6cm (3") Header Tape.

Simply choose this extra service after you have selected the correct width and drop above.

Hemming Service- Cost of Voile (and any alteration) £3 per panel

Chiltern Mills can offer a hemming service for all voiles to prevent fraying to help prolong the life of your voile and give you that perfect finished look.

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Terms and Conditions

  • All sizes are approximations.
  • Normal times for alterations are 4 days if the item is in stock.
  • If the Voile has to be ordered in then we shall advise on a delivery time accordingly.
  • There is a quality check for any damages before alterations start.
  • The Voiles are checked after alteration and before despatch to ensure that the work has been carried out correctly.
  • Please note there is no refund on Voiles that have been altered unless the goods supplied are not of merchantable quality.
  • All measurements have to be to the nearest whole centimetre or inches.
  • Most manufacturers impose tolerance levels on the slight differences that may occur in manufacture for width and drop and colours.
  • Chiltern Mills work with these tolerance levels but cannot be held responsible if sizes or colours on individual products bought are within these tolerance levels.
  • Any unused fabric will not normally be sent with your order.
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