Curtain Poles

Curtain Poles

Choose our Traditional Curtain Poles made of strong tubular steel with handmade finials or our solid Cottage Poles for a more rustic appearance. Order made-to-measure poles or standard lengths packs. Build your own bespoke curtain pole piece-by-piece.

Wrought Iron Curtain Poles and Accessories from Nigel Tyas Ironwork

We offer two styles of wrought iron curtain poles – made to measure by our skilled blacksmiths in our Yorkshire forge.

Our most popular poles

Most of the curtain poles we produce are what we call our ‘Traditional’ poles. These come in three diameters with detachable finials in a dozen beautiful designs. Traditional curtain poles can be made to any length (with poles over 2.2m made in two pieces with discreet join). Please consult our Measuring Guide to help you measure your windows with confidence.

As our traditional curtain poles are made from high-quality, thick-walled tubular steel, they provide strength and rigidity, whilst at the same time minimising weight. This means that these hollow curtain poles are suitable for fitting to any type of wall. They are actually stronger then solid poles and less liable to flex under the weight of curtains no matter what the length. We therefore recommend our traditional wrought iron curtain poles for any size of window.

You can order a straight made-to-measure traditional pole with your choice of finials using our quick and easy ordering process here.

You can also pick up an express standard-length curtain pole pack with everything you need to dress one window here. These packs are available in two diamaters and six lengths with a choice of five of our most popular finials.

Finally, you can build up your own bespoke traditional curtain pole piece-by-piece using the products listed on this page to select the length of pole, style of brackets, finials, rings or hooks you need and adding them to your basket. You can order a curtain pole of any length and style this way, or a curtain pole to fit in to a recess or a corner. You can order a curtain pole which needs specialist bracket fittings to deal with irregular walls, or a curtain pole with brackets which allow the curtains to be pulled right across the pole. We have years' of experience making the perfect poles to suit our customers diverse needs.

A more rustic option

We also make solid wrought iron 'Cottage' poles. These beautiful poles are forged from a single piece of steel with a choice of five fixed finials.

Cottage curtain poles are available in two thicknesses and have a lovely rustic feel and appearance. Due to their weight, our cottage poles are suitable for smaller windows. We are happy to advise on this if you have any queries.

More about fittings and accessories

Here at Nigel Tyas Ironwork, we make a range of hand-forged curtain pole brackets to suit any fitting requirement.

We recommend a central bracket, in addition to end brackets, for poles over two metres in length.

We have lots of experience in helping our customers find solutions to all sorts of tricky fitting challenges, and if necessary brackets can be made-to-measure for a perfect fit.

We also sell handmade curtain rings, curtain hooks, and accessories including holdbacks and tieback hooks.

We make made-to-measure wrought iron portières with a single hinged bracket and a choice of handmade finials. These can be used to swing back and forth over doorways to keep out the cold. See portières

*Please note, any curtain poles made-to-measure over 2.2metres (2,200mm) in length are made in two parts to allow for shipping. These curtain poles are joined with a neat internal spigot and the discreet join is covered by the central wall bracket, required for this length of pole. (If for any reason you would prefer a long pole in one piece, this can be arranged but will incur a surcharge to cover specialist shipping costs.)

Remember we are here to help. We do know it is important to feel confident in measuring and ordering your curtain poles, so please contact us on 01226 766618 or or email with any queries.