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.

When ordering a made-to-measure curtain pole to fit your window, measure the width of your window then add a little extra length either side to allow space for your curtain drawback. We recommend about 10 cm. Adding the window measurement plus two drawback measurements to give you the total figure for your length of pole.

The curtain drawback refers to the length of pole either side of a window where your curtains will hang when your curtains are open. This is usually about 10cm each side but can vary dependent on what space you feel you need for the weight and style of your curtains.

We recommend 10 cm as standard but consider the weight of your curtains as heavy ones may need a little more space and light ones a little less. It also depends on your personal preference on how much of the window you would still like the curtains to cover when drawn open.

No. Generally, the measurement required refers to the length of straight pole supplied in your made-to-measure pole. Make sure you allow space in your setting for the length of your decorative finals though, to ensure they will fit in

Measure the distance wall-to-wall inside the recess. Try to take this measurement as close as you can to where you will want to position your pole - as walls can be uneven and this will give a more accurate ensure

We strongly recommend you don't do this as made-to-measure poles and their decorative finials are made to fit together perfectly and if you saw off the end of your pole you will damage its aperture and affect this fit. You may also damage the metalwork finish of the wrought iron pole. Please measure your window before ordering your made-to-measure curtain pole

Any curtain poles made over 2.2metres (220cm) in length are made in two parts mainly to allow for shipping and delivery into homes. These curtain poles are joined with a neat internal spigot and the discreet join-line is covered by the central bracket we recommend for all poles over two metres long.