We've had some new uPVC windows fitted. The upstairs bay window presented some problems and, as a result, the "wall" above the window frame is now studwork with cement board on the external side and plasterboard on the internal side.
Before the work, the curtain rail (a cheap plastic one) was attached to what appeared to be a wooden section above the old window frame.
We're going to purchase a new curtain rail but I'm confused about whether I should be thinking about attaching the curtain rail brackets directly to the plasterboard or (as I've had suggested to me) attach some wooden batten to the plasterboard and then attach the curtain rail brackets to that.
I'm pretty naive when it comes to home improvements so if my question is unclear let me know and I'll edit for clarity.
I'm in the UK if that changes anything. The house itself was built in 1885 and is of brick and bungaroosh construction.