Delivery & Returns
Fabrics (Including Linings & Accessories), Ready Made Curtains, and Bedding Sets & Cushions:
How much does delivery cost?
Sample or and other items up to £8.99 delivery is FREE. Delivery for orders between £9.00 & £49.99 is £4.99, and delivery over £50.00 is FREE. We are able to send goods on a next-day service at a £12.99 cost (excluding Northern Ireland, Highlands, and Islands) providing the order is placed before midday, however, please contact us beforehand to see if we’re able to fulfil your order within this timeframe.
How long will delivery take?
Our typical lead time is 5-7 days for mainland UK orders. Delivery to Northern Ireland, Highlands, and Islands will take an extra few days. Delivery times may extend during busier periods such as at Christmas. Whilst we stock-hold a lot of items, we do not carry them all. We shall get in touch and provide you with the necessary information when your order can be fulfilled. Made to measure items will take longer as we require the time to allow for the making time. Our normal lead time is 3-4 weeks but at busy periods such as, at Christmas, this can increase to 3-5 weeks. Once your order has been completed, we will notify you via email to say it has been dispatched with the relevant tracking details.
Can I track my order?
As soon as your order has been collected from our courier service, we will enclose tracking information and other additional information via email so you can track the progress of your order.
I’ve not received my order?
If your order has not arrived within the expected timeframe, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us quoting your order number and your name or you can call us on 01159751476 between 9:30 - 16:00 Monday to Saturday.
Can I rearrange the date of my delivery?
As long as your order has not yet been collected from the courier or dispatched, yes we’re able to rearrange a suitable delivery date. Our courier will attempt to deliver your order in three consecutive days and all delivery attempts will be recorded. A calling card may be left upon the first attempt, which may allow you to contact the courier in order to rearrange a suitable delivery date.
What if my order is out of stock?
As we offer such a large range of items, for most items we do not hold stock but instead order stock via the supplier upon receiving an order. Whilst we work closely with the supplier to ensure all goods we sell have good levels of availability, occasionally we’re unable to get stock within the allocated delivery timeframe. If there is an issue with your order, we will contact you as soon as possible with the necessary details.
How long will my sample order take to be delivered?
All samples are sent via Royal Mail and the delivery lead time is also 3-5 days.
Can I change my delivery details after I’ve placed my order?
As long as your order has not yet been collected from the courier or dispatched, yes we’re able to amend and update your address details. Please contact us if you do need to change your delivery details. We’re also able to specify any special instructions you may also have upon delivery. Please specify these in the notes when completing your order.
What if I’m not in when my order arrives?
A calling card will be left outlining the necessary information, with regards to what will happen next. .
Can I collect my order?
Yes. When placing your order, select the collection option at checkout. Once your order is ready to be collected, we will notify you via email or phone.
If you’re unhappy or dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original packaging within 28 days of receiving your order. Due to the bespoke nature of our items, we will not accept returns for items that have been cut/used, made to measure products, and samples.
All other items must be returned to us within 28 days of delivery. Goods must be returned undamaged and in their original packaging, otherwise, we refuse the right to issue a refund.
In the event of returning goods back to ourselves, please contact us at email@example.com with your order number and your full name so we can authorise and sanction the return. We would suggest returning goods via a tracked service to ensure it is safely and successfully returned back to us. Once we have received your returns we shall contact you and issue a refund (if applicable). Refunds will typically take between 3-5 working days before they are allocated back into your account.
Whilst we thoroughly inspect all items that are sent, and we would recommend to all customers to inspect items upon delivery. If your order arrives damaged or faulty please contact us as soon as possible and we will arrange a suitable solution.
We would recommend to all customers to purchase a sample beforehand in order to get a feel for the fabric etc. Please ensure your measurements are also correct before placing a made to measure order.
We would also advise customers not to book any decorators or upholsterers until they have physically received their goods.
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at email@example.com and send your item to: Designer Fabric Store, 52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY, United Kingdom.
Can I cancel my order?
Yes. If you would like to cancel your order please contact us within an hour of making your order for a full refund.
Can I amend/update my order?
Yes. If you would like to make any amendments or updates to your order such as changes to the quantity bought or an address change. Please contact us within one hour of making your order and we will seek to make the changes to your order invoice. We will notify via email once these amendments or updates have been made.
All our artwork is made to order, please allow 7-10 days for turnaround, with delivery usually being on a next-day service.
Our dispatch team will call you to book the goods in to make sure somebody is present to accept delivery.
Alternatively, pictures can be collected from our store. When placing your order select the collection option at checkout, we will then notify you once the goods are ready to be collected. Our shop opening hours are Mon - Sat: 09:30 - 16:00.
In the unlikely event of a picture arriving damaged, customers should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and full name. Once we have been notified, we will investigate the matter further and either we will arrange collection of the goods, or a replacement will be dispatched.
If your find your purchase is unsatisfactory, we are happy to accept returns. Returns must be made within 28 days in the original packaging and in a re-saleable condition. We cannot in this case, refund any return postage costs.
Once we have received and inspected your returned item, a full refund will be issued to your original payment method.
Whilst we do our best to provide high quality pictures on our website, we would recommend all customers to order samples if they are considering using that fabric for curtains or upholstery. So, you can get a feel for the fabric and see the colour or pattern from a first-hand perspective. Samples can also be used for moodboards for your interior projects.
You can order up to five free samples, with a 95p postage charge. Any samples order between 6 - 10 samples will incur a £3.50 postage charge.
When you find a product you like, simply select the drop down box (the box where 'per metre' will be displayed) and change the option to 'Sample'. Once you have selected this option, simply select the 'add to cart' button and this will be added to your cart. When you are ready to complete your order of samples, select the bag icon at the top right side of the page (unless you already at the shopping cart page) and select the 'Checkout' button. Then, proceed and follow the on-screen instructions.
Samples vary in size depending on the supplier, but most samples are a4 sized. Please note due to the majority of designs, you will not see the whole pattern repeat. We cannot guarantee what part of the pattern you will receive when ordering a sample.
Whilst we try and send samples out as soon as we can, the typical lead time is 3-7 days. All samples we send are sent via Royal Mail First Class, so once you have received a dispatch notification you should expect your samples the next working day.
Made to Measure Curtains
- All curtains will be made with standard lining to suit unless stated otherwise.
- Alternative linings are available, curtains are also available unlined, however we do recommend you line all curtains for a more desired finished.
- Single curtains are available, if they contain a half width you will be charged the next full width price.
- All curtains wider than 127cm will require a join in the fabric.
- Curtains are pattern matched from the bottom. If multiple curtains need pattern matching then please state this on the order and it is subject to a 10% surcharge, otherwise we cannot guarantee all items will pattern match.
- When the curtains are drawn and meet in the centre of the window, side hems prevent an exact match on the leading edge.
- Curtains are supplied unpressed, creases will normally fall out when the curtains are hung. Please avoid excessive heat or pressure as this could stretch or shrink the fabric.
- We recommend that all lined products are dry cleaned.
- Atmospheric shrinkage up to 5% occurs with all fabrics. It is dependent on changes in temperature and humidity, this is not a fault with the fabric.
- Lined fabrics should not be washed as the curtain fabric and the lining may experience different levels of shrinkage causing the linin to hang below the curtain fabric.
- We recommend that all curtains are lined to reduce the effects from direct sunlight. All fabrics will eventually fade and degrade over time.
- We believe an acceptable tolerance limit of +/- 2cm on curtain make up. You will not be entitled to reject goods if they fall into the above accepted tolerance.
Due to the bespoke nature of our made to measure products, we are unable to issue refunds or returns on items that have been cut for you, all made to measure products have been hand made to order.
We cannot accept returns or issue refunds if the incorrect measurements have been supplied to us.
Please thoroughly inspect your goods when you receive them. If your order arrives damaged or faulty, please contact us within few days of delivery.
Made to measure items will take longer as we require the time to allow for the making time. Our normal lead time is 3 weeks but at busy periods such as Christmas, this can increase to 3-5 weeks. Once your order has been completed, we will notify you. If you are having your curtains delivered, we will email you with the relevant tracking details. Delivery will take 1-2 working days and a signature will be required upon delivery. Whereas if you are collecting your curtains, we will call you to say they are ready to collect.
Yes. We do have a shop which is accessible to the public. We stock more than 100,000 metres of fabric and we also have over 1,000 fabric and wallpaper books and hangers. We are open Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 16:00. We are CLOSED on Sundays & Bank Holidays. We are based in Nottingham. Our complete address is Designer Fabric Store, 52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY.
If you're local to our Nottingham based shop, then please feel free to visit us and obtain a curtain quote from our expert made to measure team. We also offer an interior consultancy service to our local customers where we can visit your home - please either visit us and speak to our made to measure team or alternatively you can contact us via email or phone.
If you are willing to go ahead with a made to measure order with ourselves - we can take payment either via BACs or over the phone. We ask for full payment so your made to measure goods can be made. Once they have been completed and are ready to be sent or collected, we will notify you.
All made to measure curtains will have enclosed a comprehensive step by step guide on how to hang your curtains.
Please get in contact with us, with regards to using your own fabric for our made to measure curtains service.