What Are The Best Blinds For Doors?
Sliding Door Blinds
Although not the most common type of doors in a conservatory; sliding doors can be a tricky part of a conservatory to consider when looking for blinds. Because of the way they operate, special care must be paid to make sure that any blinds fitted to a set of sliding doors does not interfere with their operation. But still keeps the same neat and integrated look as the rest of the blinds in the conservatory.
In some cases we are able to recess-fit a pure™ Pleated or Duette® Blind into both parts of the door without interfering with its operation. However, a lot of the time there is not enough space to fit blinds into the frames of both parts of the door. So, the alternate solution we use is to fit a free-hanging blind which the door can easily slide behind.
As you can see from the photos below, this method still allows us to create a neat look for the blinds while still making them easy to use. For the free-hanging blinds we will use a child-safe operation method, which in the case of the blinds above is the cord-free LiteRise® system.
We always strive to provide the neatest solution to any tricky areas like this, and are only able to provide such an option thanks both to the unique technology we have developed over the decades and due to the training and experience of our installation team.
Bi-Folding Doors BlindsThere is two main ways we install blinds for bi-folding doors. This includes either: Individual Panel Blinds Many customers opt for bi-folding door blinds which are fixed to each panel of the doors. This provides them with an extra layer of insulation and protection in their home. While, still not interfering with the operation of the doors and being able to have full control over which parts of the room you shade and when. For example, having one or two blinds open and one or two closed to have prevent glare in a certain area of the room. Free-hanging Blinds Similarly, some customers choose to have our free-hanging blinds. They are fitted above the bi-folding doors instead of on them. This tends to be a popular choice for those which do not want to drill into their doors but still want a level of shading in their room. The free-hanging blinds are popular in our roller blind fabric or Duette® blind fabric. For an ultimate amount of shading and insulation, we offer a combination of both these types of bi-folding doors blinds. See how this works in practice below:
If you have a conservatory with sliding doors or bi folding doors and are wondering what the best way would be to fit blinds to them, get in contact with a member of our sales team and see what we can do.