Silent Gliss Autoglide 5100 Total Control Track (with new improved timer)

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Silent Gliss 5100 Autoglide Total Control Track

The Silent Gliss 5100 Autoglide electric curtain track system is a fantastic motorised curtain track that offers smooth operation and can be made to your exact length at no extra cost.  Please specify the total track length (the Silent Gliss motor will be included within this) in the cut to size box.  This is an impressive made to measure motorised curtain track solution to operate your curtains automatically.  This product comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty and comes with brackets, gliders and a fittings pack to install the track.  Please note the fittings supplied are suitable for solid walls.  Please ensure specific plasterboard fixings are used for plasterboard walls.

This product is the Total control model, which includes a wall switch and remote control and timer. Click here to download the timer unit user manual

There are 4 models available in the Silent Gliss Autoglide 5100 range: Basic, Remote Control, Timer and Total Control (which includes the timer and remote control).  All models are supplied with a wall switch.  The new ‘Touch and Go’ features on all models, and offers an extra benefit for easy operation. Simply pull the curtain and it will automatically open or close.  These curtain tracks have also been equipped with a manual override feature to protect against power failure.

This track is suitable for the wave heading system.  The wave gliders are evenly spaced either 80mm or 60mm apart and give a neat fold on your curtains for a stylish finish.  Please note you do need to use specific wave heading tape so the wave gliders are not suitable for curtains with other heading types i.e. pinch pleat or pencil pleat.  Please click here for more information on the Wave system.

The Silent Gliss 5100 track can also be bent for a bay window. We do need to bend this track for you. Please download our made to measure form here for a bay or L shaped window.  If you have any questions or need any advice please call us on 01590 615775.

All 5100 systems can be ceiling recess fitted using the Blindspace recess profile.

Please note these tracks are all made to measure and cannot be returned or exchanged unless faulty.

Curtain Inspiration and Advice!

If you are also looking for some new curtains for your curtain track 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 post on our hand made curtains and roman blind service.  

We are delighted to be offering a wide range of Laura Ashley curtains on our website.

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.  The standard lead-time on our wave curtains is 3-4 weeks (subject to fabric availability).

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.

Laura Ashley Pussy Willow Lined Pencil Pleat Curtains                 

Curtains shown in images above:

Laura Ashley Pussy Willow Lined Pencil Pleat Curtains

Silent Gliss Natural Curtains 

Sanderson One Sixty Etchings & Roses

Weight suitability: Up to 25kg.  Please refer to the weight chart for guidance.

Suitable for wave curtains: Yes.

Suitable for bay windows: Yes.

Can be bent by hand: No.

Max Length: 600cm.

Leadtime: 3-4 working days

These tracks can be supplied with wall or ceiling fix brackets. The ceiling fix is a clamp style bracket (product code 10926) and gives a flush fit to the ceiling.  We supply the 80mm smart fix bracket as the standard wall fix option (product code 11201). 100mm brackets are also available should you wish for the track to sit further away from the wall (product code 11202).

Square smart fix brackets: we also offer the option of upgrading to the square smart fix brackets.  This is a popular choice as the square smart fix brackets are concealed by the track profile.  If you order the tracks for a pair of curtains we will supply 2 standard smart fix brackets (one for each end of the track) as these will be concealed by the curtains.  The rest of the brackets will be square smart fix ones.  For a single curtain one standard smart fix bracket will be supplied (for the end of the track where the curtains stack) and the rest will be square smart fix brackets.

To work out the number of brackets you will receive with your track divide the track length in cm by 100, then multiply this by 2, add 1 and round up to the nearest whole number.

For example on a 300cm track you will receive:

300/100 = 3 x 2 = 6 + 1 = 7 brackets.

This track comes with roller gliders as standard.  10 roller gliders per metre are supplied with this track as standard (product code 10931).  Additional gliders can be added when placing your order.

When ordering with wave gliders the correct number of wave gliders will be supplied for your track length.

How to measure and order:

Please download our bay or L shaped window measurement form here.

Please read our blog post and watch our YouTube video for advice on how to measure your bay window.

Order a Silent Gliss Angle Measurer here.

Place your bay window curtain track order through the website. The order process takes you step by step through your purchase.

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 to ask you to remeasure.


Get the ‘Wave’ look!

The wave heading is a contemporary curtain heading style that is now widely seen in showhomes and is gaining in popularity.  The wave system offers a more contemporary, neat and stylish curtain presentation to more traditional curtain headings such as pencil pleat or pinch pleat. The finished appearance is similar to that of eyelet curtains but the fabric hangs directly below the curtain track in a neat and uniform style.

Wave has some key advantages over more traditional curtain headings:

  • Minimised curtain stack
  • Simple curtain dressing
  • Form throughout the curtain drop
  • Minimalist appearance
  • Suits traditional and modern interiors
  • Compatible with pelmets

The ‘wave’ effect is suitable for voiles and curtains and is created through combining a specially designed heading tape and Wave glider-cord to get a soft and simple continuous wave effect. When opened the curtains stack back neatly and straight and when closed the fabric hangs in a smooth continuous wave effect.  Please view our YouTube video that explains this in more detail.

To achieve the ‘wave’ look you will need to order a track that is compatible with wave gliders.  We have classified our tracks as ‘suitable for wave curtains’ to help you shop.

You will then need to purchase ‘wave’ curtains.  Shop our range of wave curtains here.  Wave curtains are made using a specific wave heading tape  to achieve the wave look.  Readymade wave curtains are not available as a wave curtain needs to be specially made to fit your track length.  The amount of fabric and gliders required are all calculated based on the track length so the make up of wave curtains is very mathematical!  If you are making your own wave curtains for the first time and have any questions please give us a call on 01590 615775 and we will be happy to give you some advice.  You will find all the wave curtain accessories here.

For more information on the wave heading system please read our blog post.  Our Q&A is also a useful tool that answers the most common questions we are asked!

Measuring Guide for a Curtain Track:

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

Step 1: Measure the width of your window.

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 however is a good guide.

Step 3: Add the width of your window onto the ‘B’ measurement (x 2 for a pair of curtains) to give you the finished track length (A).

Recess Fitting

If you are fitting your track wall to wall or within a recess we recommend you take the wall to wall measurement and deduct 1cm for hand drawn and corded tracks to ensure the track can be fitted easily within the recess. For motorised tracks we recommend you deduct 2cm from your wall to wall measurement to ensure enough space to fit the curtain around the motor.

Measuring Curtain Track lengths for 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 page for more information on the wave curtain heading style.

Please read our measuring guide blog post for further information.

Please click here for the fitting instructions for the 5100 track.

Please click here for the quick start guide.

Please click here for the technical brochure for the 5100 track. 

Please refer to our delivery information page for information on our delivery charges.

Delivery Leadtimes:

Once an order has been placed and processed our customer service team will be in touch via email to advise a dispatch date and send a tracking link if available.  The lead-time information on all products is advised in the product description or product specification tabs on the product pages.  If you’d like us to check stock or advise delivery timings for a specific product please give us a call on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.

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 or decorator 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 or decorator cancellations.

Please refer to our Returns page for information on returning a product.

Prior to ordering!

We hope that you are delighted with your purchase.  To reduce the likelihood of having to return a product, 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 get in touch if we can offer any assistance.  Please email or call us on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.