Silent Gliss 50mm Metropole Corded Stud End Cap

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Silent Gliss Metropole

Silent Gliss Metropole looks like a curtain pole but features an internal gliding channel, offering the functionality and benefits of a curtain track.  The range balances quality and functionality, with design to offer a timeless and elegant window solution.  Metropole is available in 3 round profiles; 23mm (hand operated), 30mm (hand operated or corded) and 50mm (hand operated, corded or motorised), and a rectangular profile (36mm hand operated) Metroflat.  View the Metropole brochure here.

Silent Gliss 50mm Corded Metropole with Stud End Cap Finials

The 50mm Metropole works well in large rooms with wide windows or tall ceilings, and with luxurious fabrics to deliver a real statement at your window.  The 50mm Metropole is available in a choice of 10 contemporary colours, from striking metallics to muted and neutral shades, with a range of finial styles to choose from to suit contemporary, traditional and blended interior design styles.  This corded Metropole is supplied with stud end caps for a neat, finish.

Ideal for Extra Wide Windows, Bi-Fold and Sliding Doors

As the brackets fix from the top of the track the Metropole tracks are ideal for extra wide windows, bi-fold or sliding doors as the curtains can run smoothly along the complete length of the pole.  A single curtain can draw from one side to the other without any interference from any brackets.  The Metropole tracks are available up to 6m as a single piece.

Track Length Recommendations

We recommend that straight tracks over 400cm and bent tracks over 300cm are supplied corded with both sides.  This will mean the track will come in 2 pieces with a connecting bridge and intermediate pulley.  We would also recommend upgrading to corded both sides on shorter tracks with heavier curtains.  Please see the weight chart under the product specification tab for guidance.  A single curtain can only be corded from one side.  If you have a requirement outside of these recommendations you may wish to consider a Silent Gliss 50mm hand drawn Metropole with a draw rod for ease of opening your curtains.

Bracket Options

Metropoles can be wall or ceiling fixed.  A ceiling mounted Metropole will blend with the architecture of the room giving the curtains maximum impact.  If ceiling fixing there is a choice of the 9mm fixing top plate (this is the standard ceiling fix bracket for the 50mm Metropoles), ceiling hanger or top fix bracket to ensure room for the finials.

For wall fixing, these Metropole tracks are supplied with the adjustable maxi bracket as standard for all types of gliders.  Fillet style wall fix brackets are also available offering a contemporary option.

The Silent Gliss brackets are supplied with colour-matched magnetic covers for a stylish finish.  Please see the bracket tab for more information on the bracket options.

Glider Options

All Silent Gliss gliders are manufactured using 2 components – a soft component to reduce noise and a hard component for stability.  The standard (2C) gliders are suitable for pencil, gathered, pinch pleat or Swiss pleat curtains.  Roller gliders are recommended for heavier curtains.  60mm or 80mm wave gliders are required for wave curtains.

Suitable for Bay Windows

Metropoles can be bent for a bay or L shaped window.  We do need to bend the tracks for you in the factory as they can’t be bent by hand.  For wall fixing the tracks are supplied with the adjustable smart fix brackets as standard.  Please download our measurement form here for a bay or L shaped window.  You can attach the form to your order.  Please get in touch if we can offer any advice or if you have any questions.  Please email or call us on 01590 615775.

Curtain Inspiration and Advice!

If you are also looking for some new curtains for your curtain pole click here to view our range of Readymade Pencil Pleat curtains.  For bespoke, made to measure curtains view our range of fabrics from leading fabric houses that can be made up into beautiful curtains with a variety of curtain heading and lining options.  Read our blog posts on our hand made curtains and roman blind service and ways to shop curtains with The Home Of Interiors.  

Metropoles are also ideal for the Silent Gliss Swiss Pleat curtain heading style and the popular Wave Curtain heading style.

Wave curtains

We specialise in the wave curtain heading and are here to offer help and advice.  We offer a made to measure wave curtain making service in a wide variety of fabrics including Silent Gliss, Clarke & Clarke, Prestigious Textiles, Ashley Wilde, Harlequin and Sanderson to name a few of the fabric houses we work with.  Click here for more information on the wave heading and shop suitable fabrics.  A wave curtain needs to be made specifically to fit your track length so the curtains arrive with the correct number of curtain hooks to match the number of gliders on the track.  If you order your track and curtains from us we will ensure these match so your curtains will be ready to hang upon delivery.  Please call us on 01590 615775 or email if you’d like any fabric swatches sending out or would like to discuss your project in more detail.

Making your own Wave Curtains

Click here to shop our wave accessories including wave heading tape, wave hemming tape and Silent Gliss curtain hooks.

View our Trend Guides for Design Ideas and Inspiration.

These tracks come with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Max Length: 6m.

Max Weight: 13kg.

If you have a requirement outside of these recommendations you may wish to consider a Silent Gliss 50mm hand drawn Metropole with a draw rod for ease of opening your curtains.

Cord Colour: black or white can be specified when ordering.

Suitable for bay windows: Metropoles are suitable for bay windows.  Please refer to the Bay Window Information & Advice tab.

Can be bent by hand: No

Suitable for bi fold doors: Yes

Suitable for extra wide windows: Yes

Technical Brochure: for further details on this track please download the technical brochure here.

Leadtime: 7-10 working days.


Finial Style: Stud End Cap
Finial Length: 10mm
Finial Height: 56mm

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Brackets Wall Fixing: these 50mm Metropole tracks are supplied with the Adjustable Maxi Bracket as standard with all glider types for straight and bent tracks.

Fillet style wall fix brackets are also available for a contemporary look.

Ceiling Fixing: we offer the option of the 9mm top fixing plate (the standard ceiling fix bracke for the 50mm), or a choice of the ceiling hanger or top fix style bracket.

We supply the tracks with the standard number of brackets recommended by Silent Gliss, colour matched to your pole.  To work out how many brackets you will receive the formula is: track length divided by 67, rounded up and add 1.  So for example on a track length of 250cm you will receive 5 brackets (250/67 rounded up +1).

This track is available with the new 2C standard gliders (that are even quieter than the old standard gliders!), roller gliders or wave gliders.

10 2C (standard) gliders and roller gliders are supplied per metre of track.  The number of wave gliders required will be calculated on the track length ordered.

Please download our Bay or L Shaped window measurement form here.

How to measure and order:

  1. We recommend you measure along your walls / windows.  Add the measurements together along all the sides of your bay to get a total track length.  We will then project the track accordingly depending on the brackets ordered with the track.
  2. If you know the angles we don’t require the cross diagonal measurements (these are shown on the form attached), however we recommend you supply the measurement across the front of the bay as this is a cross check the angles are correct.  If you don’t know the angles please supply the cross diagonal measurements required (shown on the form) and our software will work out the angles.
  3. Place your order through the website.  The order process takes you step by step through your purchase.
  4. Once we receive your order we will run the diagram through our software.  If any of the measurements are outside of our tolerance we will get in touch and ask you to remeasure.

Metropole tracks are compatible with the Silent Gliss Swiss Pleat curtain heading style.  The Swiss Pleat curtain heading is a simple curtain heading that delivers a relaxed look.  If space is limited (depth wise) it may be worth considering as it is a slimmer curtain heading to the Wave style.  Please note due to the construction of the Swiss Pleat curtains we cannot put a lining on the fabrics.

Curtain Tracks

The Swiss pleat curtains will come with Silent Gliss 2C gliders sewn into the curtain heading.  It is advisable to order a Silent Gliss track at the same time as ordering the curtains (as the track will be supplied without the gliders on).  Please ensure the track length matches the track / pole width when ordering the curtains.

Please note: if you are recess fitting the tracks to fit wall to wall, or ceiling recess fitting, we would recommend waiting until you have received your curtains before installing your track.  You will need access to the end of the track to feed the gliders and curtains onto the track.


Metropoles look stunning with wave curtains and are a popular choice.  Click here for more information on the wave curtain heading style or watch our YouTube video.

Please get in touch if we can offer any help or advice with your project or if you’d like any fabric swatches sending out.  Please email or call us on 01509 615775.

silent gliss wave curtains

Metropole Measuring Guide:

Decide where the Metropole is to be positioned.  This is usually above the window with the pole extending either side beyond the window.

Step 1: Measure the width of your window.

how to measure for a curtain pole

Step 2: The chart below provides guidance for making an allowance either side of your window for your curtain stack (shown as ‘B’ on the diagram above).  This is particularly important if you want the curtains to clear the glazing when open.  Please note the curtain heading, fabric thickness and lining specification will affect the width of the stack back.  How much you would like the curtains to clear the window is down to personal preference.  The chart below is however a good guide.

Step 3: Add the width of your window onto the B measurement (x2 for a pair of curtains) to give you a finished Metropole length (A).

Measuring Guide for a Curtain Pole and Curtain Track
Please note this is just a guide.  All Metropoles are made to your exact sizes at no extra cost.

Recess Fitting

If you are fitting your Metropole wall to wall or within a recess we recommend you take the wall to wall measurement and deduct 1cm to ensure the track can be fitted easily within the recess.

Wave Curtains

If you are opting for a wave curtain the stack back is a mathematical calculation. A curtain stacks back 18cm per metre of curtain track with an 80mm wave heading, and 23cm per metre of track with a 60mm wave heading.

Please see the example below:

On a 3m track for a pair of curtains with an 80mm wave the stack back will be 3m x 18cm = 54cm / 2 = 27cm each side.

For a single curtain the curtain will stack 54cm one side.

On a 3m track for a pair of curtains with a 60mm wave the stack back will be 3m x 23cm = 69cm / 2 = 34.5cm each side.

For a single curtain the curtain will stack 69cm one side.

Wave curtains are particularly popular over bi-fold or sliding doors or over large expanses of floor to ceiling glass. If there is wall space to the side of the glazing the track length can be worked out so the curtain neatly sits on the side wall(s) clearing the glazing to allow the light to flood into your room.

Please view our wave curtain information pagefor more information on the wave curtain heading style.

Please read our measuring guide blog post for further information.

Please click here for the Silent Gliss Metropole fitting instructions.

We offer free delivery on all Paint and Little Greene Wallpaper orders.

For most other purchases, we offer free delivery on all orders over £97.50.  There is a £7.95 delivery charge on orders under this value.  Please refer to our delivery Ts and Cs for a full breakdown of our delivery charges.

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The leadtimes vary depending on the product ordered.  Please refer to the Leadtime on the product specification tab for information on the particular product you are looking at.  If the product is available on  a ’Next working day’ service this applies to all orders received up to 6pm.  Please note there is a 4pm cut off for any Jones products.  Any orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on the Monday for delivery to you on the Tuesday.

Please note the next working day service is subject to stock availability.  If there are any stock shortages we will notify you immediately and work with you to find a suitable solution to meet your requirements. If you don’t want delivery the next day please call us on 01590 615775 to place your order over the phone and we and we can set up delivery for your nominated day.

Whilst we will endeavour to fulfil our delivery promises once the goods leave our warehouse we do rely on 3rd parties to fulfil their obligations.  We therefore recommend that a fitter isn’t booked until the goods are safely in your hands and have been checked for damage and any missing items.  We cannot be held responsible for any fitter cancellations.

We hope that you are delighted with your purchase.  We do recommend paint sample pots, wallpaper and fabric swatches are ordered prior to ordering the full sized items.  We can also send out ring samples, colour toggles or off cuts of curtain poles / tracks to ensure the colour is right before you commit to order.  Please email to request a sample.  Please note made to order / measure / cut to size products cannot be returned or exchanged unless faulty.  Please also note that we cannot accept returns on any paint orders as they are mixed to order.

For any standard products not listed above, in the event that you would like to return your goods we accept returns within 30 days of delivery.

There is an £20 collection charge to return curtain pole or curtain track orders. We appreciate this is a lot of money but this is what our couriers charge us. Curtain poles and tracks are classified as ‘oversized’ items and so they incur a premium for handling long parcels.

If you would like to return curtain pole accessories or curtain track spare parts these can be returned by Royal Mail or a carrier of your choice.  Please return smaller items to: The Home Of Interiors, 19 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RR.

To return and obtain a refund (excluding delivery costs) please email us at or give us a call us on 01590 615775. We will then contact you to organise the collection / return. Failure to notify us may result in no refund or an additional cost to forward your returned item/s to the correct address.

Any products you return will be at your own cost and the goods must be in the same condition which they were received.  The goods must be in their original packaging.  The goods are your responsibility until they reach us so please make sure any returned items are very well packaged to avoid damage while in transit. Please ensure the returns reference, which will have been emailed to you, is clearly marked on the outside of the parcel.  We recommend you use the outer packaging the goods were delivered in.

If on receipt of the goods we inspect them and conclude that they are not in the same condition they were sent out in we will not be able to provide a refund. We will notify you if this is the case.

The refund, minus the original delivery charge and minus the collection charge, is usually actioned within a week of the items being returned but it can take up to 30 days. The refund will be made back to the account that the original purchase was made from.