How do Bi-fold Door Blinds Work? - Conservatory Blinds

How do Bi-fold Door Blinds Work?

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Posted: 8 Oct 2022

Bi-fold door blinds are a great way to increase the shade and privacy within a conservatory. Additionally, they allow the doors to fold back fully, maintaining their flexibility.

However, the blinds will vary in each space due to the customers’ personal choice, as well as certain factors. Some elements we consider when choosing the blinds are the type of operation or the depth of the recess. Thanks to the bespoke nature of our company, our aim is to find the perfect blinds for your space. Read until the end to find out how our bi-fold door blinds work!

Individually Fitted or Free-hanging Bi-fold Door Blinds

A popular choice is our pure™ rail which sits in the recess of your doorframe next to your window. A manual range of bi-fold door blinds, this can be controlled with a handle.

Fitted conservatory blinds like the one in the photo can be installed as floating rail blinds because you can lift them up or pull the blind down from the bottom. If you have Conservatory roof blinds or taller doors, you could control these individually with an extendable pole. This slots into the bottom section of your blind, allowing precise control of the room’s shading, as shown below. Recess-fit blinds are the most flexible, allowing you to keep the blinds extended and open the bi-fold doors without any issues.

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Bespoke roller blinds, fitted over doors and along the sides of your conservatory, are another suggestion for bi-fold doors. Roller blinds are a more profitable solution, being controlled by a side chain, as they cover a large area of the doors with one or two blinds. We fit these blinds in front of your door and hide the roll of material in a discreet cassette.

Although, when looking to shade both the bi-fold doors and the roof, our advisors might not suggest roller blinds. Instead, they will offers options such as Duette or pleated conservatory blinds, to create a cohesive style throughout your conservatory.

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Manual or Motorised Bi-fold Door Blinds

Manual blinds can be controlled with a side-chain or handle, as briefly mentioned above. We also have Literise® and Smartcord® options, which use a spring and clutch system, but are not as popular for bi-fold door blinds.

Generally, manual blinds are a slightly cheaper alternative to electric blinds, depending on the number of blinds needed. Operating several manual blinds in a conservatory can prove to be quite the task; you might need to consider this factor when deciding between manual and electric bi-fold door blinds.

Automated blinds give you the possibility to control each individual blind or all of them simultaneously, making them just as customisable as manual blinds. Motorisation is becoming the favoured choice for modern conservatory blinds; this method is usually faster and easier to utilise, making the blinds worth the added cost.

Electric conservatory blinds can work in several different ways, depending on the system you choose for the controls. 


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Types of Electric Blinds We offer…

Remote control blinds – our most popular form of control for any type of conservatory blind. We can connect your blind to our pure remotes, designed specifically for conservatories, and able to work up to 99 blinds,

Smart blinds – they connect to a smart home system and you can use a smartphone, an app, or your voice to operate them. Using the app, you can control your blinds when you aren’t at home. You can also personalise when your blinds open or shut, when setting this up on a timer.

Battery-operated blinds – operated with a handheld or a wall-mounted button. Battery-operation is a particularly great solution if you do not have a power source close to the installed blinds.


We offer a rather extensive range of options for bi-fold door blinds, created based on either the fabric of the blinds, operation methods or fit. Feel free to contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation appointment visit with one of our experts!



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Customer reviews

We were delighted with this work, from the first sales call to the subsequent survey and installation. It all went extremely smoothly and we were impressed that the person who did the survey also did the installation, which we believe gave us the best possible result. Without any hesitation we would certainly recommend this company.
Mr W, Surrey
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The blinds have made our conservatory so much more useful all year around. Less glare and heat in Summer / more insulated in Winter. They look great too. The service was great and they answered all our questions and provided excellent advice.
Mrs L, London
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I hadn’t ever bought conservatory blinds before but this company made the process very straightforward. The fitter Richard was extremely helpful and has done an excellent job. I’m very happy with the blinds, both the quality and the fitting.

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