At Express Nets we sell lace and voile panels in a variety of styles and colours to choose from. Panels are used primarily to cover unused doors. All of our curtain panels are ready made so there is no messing around and you can put them up straight away. We even offer an alteration service in case you need a non standard drop of Voile Panel of if you'd prefer a different heading type we can also arrange this.
Usually Voile panels are approx 150cm wide or 60" if you work in inches. The average door is approx 30" Wide so you will have enough gather in the curtain panel to have nice pleats when you hang your voile panel. To measure up for voile panels all you really need to do is measure the drop that you need, if you can find one that closely matches you requirements then you can take advantage of the quick and professional shortening service offered by one of our tailors for only £2.00 per panel!
Panels are generally made from a voile material which is a sheer fabric, they are sometimes referred to as door panels or voile panels. You can get lace designs which are more of a net material. A popular lace net we have in stock is the Emma Door Panel. This has a slotted top & bottom and is designed to fit within a door that has a window in the middle to give privacy.
The Majority of voile panels come with a slotted top only. This simply means you can hang your panel on either net wire or a net curtain rod. The loop goes across the width of the panel and is approximately an inch thick. There are other options available though, here at Express Nets we want to offer you the flexibility you need to hang your curtains no matter what type or style you are after!
Just like on all our net curtains we offer a clear 1 inch heading tape heading for our panels. Our tailor will neatly sew this into the heading of your voile panel or lace panel curtain meaning that you can hang it directly on a curtain track. Most people would normally opt for a slotted top as you do normally do not need to move panels across the width of your door, but if you already have a curtain track up or would maybe like to use your panels as curtains and have two separate and draw them then this may be a better option than a slotted top. We also have a high quality track called streamline PVC curtain track which is very good quality and is a cost effective solution to hang your pencil pleat headed panels.
Another popular panel we have is the Como Eyelet Headed Voile Panels. These panels come in a large variety of colours and have a very trendy striped design. The good thing about these is you can hang them on a curtain pole and you can use them as a door panel or as curtains. You simply purchase as many as you need to fit the required width of your window, then if you have two or more next joined together you can neatly conceal the joins as they will always face inwards. One Como panel is to be used for every 2-3ft.
A lot of companies or business's such as hairdressers, restaurants with kitchens etc may want a panel to hang in a door way which offers privacy yet doesn't restrict movement throughout the door way. The best solution in this case is to hang up a string panel. These are excellent products and can be installed in minutes, they are also very cheap. String panels are basically a headed panel with a slotted top curtain heading and a series of strings with patterns on them such as circles or squares are dropped from the heading. This means that you can walk straight through your door way and straight through the panel and the visibility is still massively reduced giving you the privacy you need through your door way. String panels come in a variety of colours and styles. The most popular string panel we sell is the butterflies string panel, although we do offer a couple of other patterns which are plainer and more flexible for a workplace such as the Cubes String Panels and the Candy String Panels which have circles up and down then length of the panel.
I'd also like to discuss our thermal blockout panels, these come with a slightly larger 3 inch heading for a curtain track and you can alter the drop slightly if needed as there three places to on the heading to hang your curtain track hooks. The thermal blockout curtain are slightly more expensive than a standard panel but then they are not a voile, they are much heavier more like a ready made curtain, but sold in single sides. The reason is because they are designed to insulate your home and block any drafts. The thermal lining on the block-out panels ensure that heat is kept in when is cold outside and keeps your home cool when it's warm outside! Thermal Blockout Panels truly are an excellent product and can be used all year around.
Lastly I'd like to discuss options for keeping you panels drawn if you'd prefer them like that or to have the option. Standard curtain tiebacks are normally too heavy for voile panels and lace panels, but a good solution is to use holdbacks. Hold-backs do exactly what the name says, they hold back your panels as they are metal returns that are fixed in place onto the door frame or wall. They come in a variety of styles and and sizes depending on the weight of your panel or ready made curtains. You can even match up your holdbacks to the finials on the ends your curtain poles. Holdbacks are a very neat and contempory way of keeping your window dressings of choice neatly drawn. Check them out on our website under our Poles & Track or Accessories catergories.
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