INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL FITTING

£295.00

2 Days
Deposit: £50 , Balance: £245
(Balance due to be settled at least 2 weeks prior to course start date)

Running a successful curtain making business requires a thorough understanding of how to fit hardware, whether you are employing a professional fitter or doing the fitting yourself. This course provides students with a thorough understanding of professional fitting including practical training.

 

Gary Benton is an independent fitter working directly for various trade suppliers, interior designers and specialist curtain and blind supply companies. Although having worked with his father (a life long upholstery specialist) during the 1980s & 90s dealing with contract and specialist upholstery, Gary started in the curtain and blind business by joining Silent Gliss in 1996 and managing their installation teams. During his time at Silent Gliss he worked with their wide diversity of customers who supply and install to almost every aspect of the curtain and blind industry. Leaving Silent Gliss in 2000 to work with one of their customers in London, dealing with their installations in the high end residential market. Moving on again in 2002 to become an independent installer working with suppliers to the London and Europe/Middle East markets who needed his installation experience to install many of their prestigious projects. After many years of dealing with installing in high end residential he has diversified out to deal with suppliers more local to Kent and now deals about 50/50 with independent outlets and suppliers to high end residential and commercial.

 

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On completion of this course students will be awarded an Accredited Certificate. Victoria Hammond Academy is accredited by AIM Awards, which is an approved British Awarding Body, regulated by Ofqual. 

 

You can either make payment in full, or deposit payment. A deposit payment is required to secure your place on a course. Balance payment is then due to be settled at least 14 days prior to the course start date. It is possible to decide attendance dates at a later time subject to availability on scheduled courses running – select from the option below ‘dates to be decided’.

 

All course fees are inclusive of specialist machinery/products, designer fabrics, comprehensive step-by-step manual and refreshments. Bovingdon village is within walking distance and has a selection of food stores. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch. Free parking on site at Bury Farm.

 

Courses run from 9:30am to 5pm. Tea/coffee served at 9:15am. We are on-site from 9am.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01442 833110 (+44 outside UK), or email us, if you wish to discuss our courses further or require an alternative payment option.
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COURSE PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL FITTING

Trainer: Gary Benton

Running a successful curtain making business requires a thorough understanding of how to fit hardware, whether you are employing a professional fitter or doing the fitting yourself. This course provides students with a thorough understanding of professional fitting including practical training.

 

Gary Benton is an independent fitter working directly for various trade suppliers, interior designers and specialist curtain and blind supply companies. Although having worked with his father (a life long upholstery specialist) during the 1980s & 90s dealing with contract and specialist upholstery, Gary started in the curtain and blind business by joining Silent Gliss in 1996 and managing their installation teams. During his time at Silent Gliss he worked with their wide diversity of customers who supply and install to almost every aspect of the curtain and blind industry. Leaving Silent Gliss in 2000 to work with one of their customers in London, dealing with their installations in the high end residential market. Moving on again in 2002 to become an independent installer working with suppliers to the London and Europe/Middle East markets who needed his installation experience to install many of their prestigious projects. After many years of dealing with installing in high end residential he has diversified out to deal with suppliers more local to Kent and now deals about 50/50 with independent outlets and suppliers to high end residential and commercial.

 

  • Comprehensive discussion and demonstration on tracks, poles, blinds, pelmets, valances, lathes, swags & tails, arched windows and fitting accessories, including electric systems.
  • Demonstration on how to study various windows taking all factors into consideration to determine type of fitting and fixings required.
  • Students will learn how to measure (and record) all window shapes, including bay windows and awkward shapes.
  • Practical session;
    – Students will learn how to fit tracks, poles, blinds and pelmets (including shaping into bay windows).
    – Making of pelmet shelves and lathes.
    – Hanging and dressing of curtains, blinds and other window dressings.
  • Discussion on tools and equipment required.
  • Costing; how to cost for a job.
  • Setting up and running a business;
    – how to become self-employed
    – how to get business
    – health and safety issues
    – working on domestic and commercial projects
    – relationship with curtain makers and customers
    – professional insurance