custom made 16mm iron curtain poles with large button finial - Houghton

The Houghton Finial

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Our 16mm curtain poles are made to measure from solid 16mm bar. Price per cm. per metre)

  • Finials each
    Closed loop bracket, round back plate, each
    Recess bracket, round back plate each
    Curtain ring each
    Passing ring each
    Holdback each, see holdback page
    For delivery charges please see delivery page

Choose from a matt black finish or a natural beeswax finish. Both finishes are traditional and will enhance the beauty of the wrought iron pole.

Finial length 2cm, diameter 3cm

Houghton holdback:
Stem length (Wall to start of finial): 12cm
Overall Length (Wall to end of finial): 14.0cm

16mm Curtain Product Measurements PDF

The curtain bracket sits the pole 6cm from the wall.

Measuring for your iron curtain poles

Ordering your curtain pole

1 - Measurements (in cm)

window frame width    
left draw back right draw back
Draw back as a guide is 10% of your window frame width (200cm window add on 20cm for each draw back)

All 16mm curtain poles over 180cm require a centre bracket and poles over 200cm will be supplied in 2 pieces, held together by a simple hidden central pin once delivered.

2 - Now choose your finials & finish

Each finial includes a short stem with a pin that slots into the curtain pole, finial lengths shown under finial type.
finial type finial amount
pole & finial finish total length (inc. finials)

As Beeswax is a natural wax it can sometimes rub off onto curtain fabric - especially very light coloured fabric. If you are concerned about this, please choose Matt Black finish instead.

3 - How many brackets & rings?

Poles over 2 metres in length will need a centre bracket and be supplied in 2 pieces.
(ceiling brackets also available)
We advise that you have 1 ring per 10cm (minimum) of curtain pole. Do ensure you have an even number of rings for each curtain.
Curtain Brackets sit the pole 6.0 cm from the wall.
ring quantity pole brackets passing rings recess brackets
To purchase brackets individually please visit our brackets page.
Quantity of this pole type Price for this pole: each


The Houghton Finial - A Large Button Finial

All of our curtain poles and finials are lovingly hand crafted and forged by our expert blacksmiths at our UK forge. A closer look will reveal unique patterns of indentations, formed by hammermarks during the forging process. This means that every curtain pole and finial is different; bursting with personality and charm.

Our Houghton 16mm curtain poles feature a large button finial. Different to our other finials, this is a much thicker design of button constructed from solid wrought iron. Simplisitic in style, it will fit into most forms of modern or contemporary décor perfectly, whilst also serving their primary function of preventing the curtain rings from sliding off of the end of the pole.

Each of our products come with a lifetime guarantee and will enhance any window space with a blend of the classic and contemporary, with quality assured to match.

Enhance your window space with a set of matching, hand-made curtain holdbacks from our complete range. They are available with your choice of finial.

We’ve decided to name each of our new range of 16mm finials after places that are all part of the Made by the Forge story and places where we have planted trees.

We named the Houghton Finial after the famous coastal estate in north Norfolk. If you remember the wide-open sand flats at the end of Shakespeare in Love, that’s Houghton beach.

We will be planting nearly 4,000 trees this year at the estate in February 2021. For more details please click here.

"The curtain poles are beautifully made and look great. Well worth the money and the wait to have them made to measure. We ordered from you about four years ago but have recently moved and had to leave them behind as they wouldn’t fit in the new place ( the buyers were extremely pleased!). I wouldn’t buy from anyone else."

Guaranteed fit* Free returns

Made by the Forge will guarantee the fit of ordered ironwork providing that accurate measurements have been taken by you (the customer).

Please contact us for expert help.

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