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Invisible Pelmet Kit

Invisible Pelmet Kit

Draught Proofing

Better than Box Pelmets

Simple, Affordable, Invisible

Regular price $23.00
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Description

Invisible Pelmets provide the simplest, most affordable, subtle and energy efficient system to reduce airflow between windows and rooms. These pelmets complete any window dressing.

An invisible pelmet is an acrylic cover fitted to the top of curtain rails or curtain tracks that reduces the airflow between the glass window and the room.

Low cost: At a budget-friendly cost, this product yields remarkable outcomes.

Easy to install: with easy-to-follow video instructions walking you through the process step-by-step and requiring no special tools, installation is a breeze.

Australian Made: designed and made in Australia by ecoMaster.

4 Reasons why Pelmets are Important:

1. They really help to improve the thermal comfort of your home all year round.

2. They help to reduce your energy usage.

3. They help to reduce your energy bills.

4. You are making a difference to the environment by reducing your energy usage.

Window coverings are one of the major decorative features of any home. They also serve as window insulation, provide privacy, control the light and maintain your views. If you like the minimalist look for your home it is most likely you have drapes on a curtain rail or track. Heavy drapes, and those with black-out curtains, are one of the most effective ways of insulating your windows. However, they are not complete without a pelmet. Box pelmets are unlikely to provide the style and elegance of the minimalist look you are seeking. But ecoMaster’s Invisible Pelmets will.

Of course you may simply have inherited curtains on tracks when you bought or if you are renting your home. If you have these types of curtains you can easily and cheaply make them more thermally effective.

Your curtain style may be a wave design, single or ripple fold; one of many types of pleats, or gathered in any type of heavier type fabric, hanging on a discreet rail/ track system. Opening and closing the curtains by hand, chord or a motorised system will not be effected by the Invisible Pelmet.

We have made it easy for you to install these Invisible Pelmets yourself with everything you need in one kit and our easy to follow video instructions.

Our Invisible Pelmets, designed, made and tested in Australia by ecoMaster, are the simplest, cheapest, and most unobtrusive solution you will find – a truly wondrous way to complete your window dressing. They will work wonders in securing your home’s thermal efficiency, making it cooler in summer, and warmer in winter.

There has never been a better time to reduce your energy bills. Save money now.

About

Benefits: 

As energy and thermally effective as box pelmets.

Keep your rooms warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Curtains / drapes can be opened the same as you would without a pelmet.

Blocks out light if you leave the cover on the acrylic.

Floor temperature is about 6 degrees warmer with pelmets than without in winter.

Features: 

Sleek, elegant solution for a minimalist style window dressing.

Easy installation for any style of curtain / drapes attached to a track / rail.

Durable!

Designed, made in Australia by ecoMaster.

Functionality and durability rigorously tested by ecoMaster.

Carries the coveted Australian Owned and Made Logo.

Suitable for: 

Installing over curtain tracks / rails only. 

Not suitable for: 

Can not be fitted directly to curtains or drapes.

Can not be fitted to curtain rods.

Can not be fitted over roller blinds.

How Pelmets work:

In Winter Time

Pelmets block the warm air from passing between the curtain and glass of the windows preventing a cooling effect. In tests that ecoMaster conducted there was a 6 degree Celcius difference between the air at the top of a curtain track and the air at the bottom of a curtain track without a pelmet in place.   With an invisible pelmet in place there was a 2 degree difference. 

Why is this so?

When you heat your home, the warm air rises to the ceiling. As it spreads to the sides and starts to descend at the walls it makes its way behind the curtains. The cold from the glass chills your warm air and then it sinks to the floor.  As the cooler air sinks it draws more warmer air in through the top. This continuous cooling cycle wastes your winter heating. 

In Summer Time

The opposite effect is evident in summer. The sun heats the air between the glass and the curtain causing that warmer air to rise to the ceiling and drawing in cooler air from the floor. This is a continuous cycle when you really don’t want one. Adding the pelmet prevents the warm air coming out of the top through the curtain track thereby blocking the heating cycle.

Specs

Each Invisible Pelmet Kit comprises pelmet covers for 4 metres.

There are two different components in your kit: 

* The clear acrylic strips
* the "E" joiners that are used to join the pelmets together. 

Item #
Units
Length Width How
Thick
Clear
acrylic
window
pelmet
4

 

1000mm
each 

80mm 3mm
 "E"
Joiners
3    

 

How to Measure for your Invisible Pelmets: 

The pelmet kit come with 4 x 1000mm acrylic strips, so there are 4 metres of pelmet per kit. 

Simply measure the width of your curtain rails / tracks and divide by 4 to determine how many kits you will need to order.

Why Do You Divide by 4? 

Because there are 4 metres of Invisible Pelmet in each kit. 

Difficulty

Easy

How To

What you will need: 

  • Curtains in tracks - NOT rods
  • Ultra Clear Gap Sealant (if needed)
  • Sharp knife with a pointy end
  • Philips head screwdriver
  • Pen marker
  • Rigid board such as a bread board
  • A ladder to reach the top of your curtain tracks

How to measure your Invisible Pelmets: 

The pelmets come in a kit containing 4 x 1000mm acrylic strips, so there are four (4) metres of pelmet per kit. 

Simply measure the width of your curtain rails / tracks and divide by 4 to determine how many kits you will need to order.  

You need to divide the total width by 4 because there are 4 metres of Invisible Pelmets per kit. 
 

It’s so easy to install these Invisible Pelmets yourself.   

Watch our 'How to" Video

 

If you need to seal any gaps between your window architrave and your wall, you can order Ultra Clear Gap Sealant here

FAQ

Q: What is an Invisible Pelmet and why should I install one?
A: An invisible pelmet is a thin acrylic cover fitted to the top of curtain rails. It acts in a similar way to a box pelmet but is virtually invisible. The thermal efficiency of drapes is greatly improved by the addition of pelmets reducing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. Correctly installed, they will reduce your energy use.

Q: What kind of curtains are Invisible Pelmets good for?
A: Invisible Pelmets are designed to be used on curtains (drapes) that are fitted to tracks. Usually these operate via a draw cord and the top of the curtain sits slightly higher than the front of the track.

Q: Can I use Invisible Pelmet on my curtain rod or my roller blinds?
A: No, Invisible Pelmets are not suitable for curtains on a rod as the curtain hoops will not glide under the Invisible Pelmets. Likewise Roller Blinds and Holland Blinds would rub on the Invisible Pelmets as the blind is operated. Invisible Pelmets are ONLY suitable for curtains on a track.

Q: Do I need to worry about overheating in summer?
A: The short answer is no, the pelmets improve the thermal efficiency of drapes by eliminating the airflow between the drapes and the window glazing. Whilst in winter, warm air enters the top, is cooled against the glass of the window, and sinks to the floor re-entering the room, drawing more warm air in the top as a cycle. In summer, the opposite happens; As air behind the drapes is warmed by the glass, it rises up past the curtain track and into the room and draws more cool air in behind the glass.

The pelmets improve the thermal efficiency of drapes by eliminating the airflow between the drapes and the window glazing, acting as a barrier to break that cycle.


Q: How hard is it to install and how long will it take me to install it?
A: Our instructional video shows you just how easy it is to install invisible pelmets at home. You don’t even need any special tools.

Q: Will I still be able to open and close my curtains?
A: The installation of this product does not affect the operation of your curtains. If you find that it does affect the opening and closing of your curtains, then it has been installed incorrectly.

Q: How do I know it has been installed properly?
A: The sections of Invisible Pelmet should sit on the top architrave of your window and rest on the track brackets and the front of the track itself. Sections should be butted up using the supplied joiners. It is most effective if your curtains wrap at the ends to butt onto the wall. 

Q: How can I make my room darker with Invisible Pelmets?
A: Leave the lining paper on the Invisible Pelmet to make your room a little darker. If you want your room to be blackout, then you can remove the liner and paint the pelmet black.

Q: Do you have wider kits than 80mm? 
A:
No.  But many curtain tracks can be reduced in the width from the wall to the edge of the curtain track.    

Q: What else do I need to know about Invisible Pelmet Kits? 
A: 
They are designed to work on curtain tracks - not rods. 
They do not work with roller blinds. 

Q: Why does my room have a green tinge after I have installed the Invisible Pelmet Kit?  
A:  
You have not taken off the protective cover on the pelmet.  If you look carefully, there is a small sticker on the pelmet saying that it has a protective cover.  Remove the protective cover and the green tinge will disappear. 

Q: Can my pelmets help turn my room very dark, like black-out dark?   
A:  
To make your room darker, do not remove the green protective cover from the pelmet, but instead paint it black.  That will make your room very dark - great for shift workers!  

 

Shipping

Q: Can I collect my order?
A: Yes you can!  A “Ready for Pickup” email will be sent to you when you order is ready to be collected.  Please click this link for the Click and Collect details.  Note:  this Collection Centre is in Preston in Victoria, NOT Prestons in NSW. 

Q: When will my order be despatched?
A: Generally, your order will be despatched within 1 to 3 business days.    

Q: How will my order be delivered?
A: Depending upon the size of your order, it will be shipped either by AusPost or a specialist courier (note this is NOT an express courier).

Q: Will my order be tracked?
A: Yes!  When your order is consigned, you will receive a tracking number that will show you where your order is and its expected delivery date. 

AusPost - Track your order here
Specialist Courier - Track your order here

Please note: Orders with two or more items may arrive in separate parcels with no additional shipping charge

Q:  When will my order be delivered?
A: All AusPost orders are picked, packed and despatched within 2 business days.  Our experience with AusPost indicates that your order will be delivered within 2 - 5 business days.  Clearly this will fluctuate at peak shipping times such as Christmas and EOFY.

If your have selected the specialist courier, your order will be packed and despatched within 3 business days.  Please note, this is a specialist courier - NOT an express courier.  The courier will NOT get your order to your home faster, but it will deliver over-sized items that AusPost cannot deliver. 

Q: What happens if my order gets lost during transit?
A: On rare occasions we have had orders go missing. ecoMaster has solid procedures in place and photograph every order that leaves our warehouse.  The delivery of our orders at our local post office are videoed and we track the progress of orders.  If a delivery date appears to be beyond expectation, we will raise a query with the freighter on your behalf.  If your order cannot be found during transit, we will send a replacement.  

Q: What happens if my order is stolen after delivery?
A: We will check with the freighter to ensure that the order was delivered to the correct address.  If that is confirmed, and your order has been stolen from your home after delivery, please raise a Police Report.  In practice, we have had very little of this type of incident. 

Warranty

Warranty:

Q: What is the product warranty for Invisible Pelmet Kits? 
A: The Invisible Pelmet Kit carries a product warranty of 2 years, but can be highly effective for much longer than that.  

Q: What is the installation warranty for Invisible Pelmet Kits?
A: As this is a DIY product there is no warranty on installation.  

Q: What do I do if I have a problem with this product?  
A: Refer to our Returns / Refunds page [Learn More].  Our Research and Development team will be keenly interested to learn of any product failure and will want images and samples of the product (if possible) so they can determine what the cause of failure was.    

If you have any questions, contact the ecoMaster team on 1300 326 627 or via the ecoMasterStore "Chat" function.  We are here to help you.

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Customer Reviews

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John Rogers
Very neat and unobtrusive.

As my brackets stuck up a bit I cut the material to fit between them. I am very pleased with the result.

Hi John,

We're so grateful you took the time to share your feedback with us. It's our pleasure to serve customers like you. Have a wonderful day!

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Customer
Easy to install

I installed 2 small and 1 large pelmet above 3 different windows. It was easy to do, although a join on the big one fell apart once, so make sure you stick it down really hard. They really are invisible which I like, as I find box pelmets too heavy.

We are quite thrilled that you like our 'Invisible Pelmets'! Good point about 'sticking down hard', it is the best way to active any adhesive tape.
We hope you visit again soon! Have a great day!

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Anne Kemp
Invisible pelmet kit- a winner!

The kit is pretty simple and you could find the things you need yourself but why would you bother? In our case we had to make some minor adjustments to ensure the pelmets stayed put-using wider clear adhesive tape over the end pieces of the track, so it didn't interfere with the track did the job- those babies aren't going anywhere! Ecomaster has some great ideas, we'll be back soon. Thanks

Thank you for your review Anne! We look forward to being able to serve you again some time in the future! Have a wonderful day!

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Margaret W.
Problem with attaching sections together

The little joining bits were too short and did not work. We ended up buying special glue and that didn't work either. In the end we overlapped each section by about a foot then glued them together and that worked. We do have big windows but were disappointed in this aspect of the performance of pelmets.

Thank you for your feedback. Our Research and Development team have produced a new version of the joiners to avoid this issue. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Seke B.
Pelmet kit

The Pelmet kit unfortunately is not wide enough to cover the top of my pelmet. Do you have a wider type?

Unfortunately no. It is wise to check under the 'Specs' tab to ensure that the specifications of our solution will solve your issue.