PVC windows and curtains

Probably a FAQ, but bring me up to speed :-)
New plastic windows. Some have frames all the way to the ceiling. What are my options for fitting curtain track?
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Laurence Payne wrote:

There are curtain tracks with fittings suitable for mounting to the ceiling.
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Most standard tracks you can buy now seem to come with suitable mounting brackets that can be used wither to wall or ceiling mount.
I managed to mount a plastic rail to the plasterboard ceiling in one of our rooms by a mixture of fixing to ceiling joists where possible and also using those 'Screw in ' plasterboard fixings for other mounting points, it is securely fixed.
Alternatively, screw a batten to the ceiling joists, and then fix the brackets to that.
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chris French wrote:

plasterboard - I've had people pull WAY too hard on curtains.
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If it was just plugs yes, but mine has at least half the screws into the joists. And these screw in plasterboard fixings are much more secure than normal plugs.
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You can apparently drill into the plastic. Ask the company that fitted them if this is possible.
You can also stick up rails for lightweight curtains - though the ones I have here keep falling off :-(
Tim
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Can't see why you can't drill into the PVC frame and use self tappers. But only drill through the outer 'skin', so set the drill depth to about 1/2 inch. If the brackets are PVC too, you could use PVC weld adhesive to make things stronger. Wouldn't use this for heavy curtains, though.
If you've got a ventilator at the top of the window, that rail might well be PVC covered aluminium.
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