Bifold doors are an increasingly popular door option across the UK. For residential and commercial properties alike, Slim bifold doors offer a wide opening capacity combined with panoramic exterior views and an innovative folding functionality. Bifold doors now rival aluminium sliding patio doors and traditional French doors for popularity. As they become more popular, more people are asking ‘what is the best way to dress bifold doors?’ Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular options.

The benefits of integral blinds in bifold doors

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One of the best ways to dress modern aluminium folding doors is with integral blinds. Integral blinds are located inside the double-glazed sealed unit and are fitted during manufacture. They provide a wealth of benefits compared to standard blinds including:

  • Zero maintenance
  • Attractive aesthetic
  • Thermal performance regulation
  • Smooth and durable operation
  • Protection against solar glare
  • Improved privacy levels

Integral blinds are available in a wide variety of colours and sizes. Whatever your desired specifications, they can be custom made to perfectly match your bifold’s dimensions and your preferred colour scheme.

Integral blinds opening options

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Integral blinds from AliView are available in three different opening options. Depending on your budget and personal preference, you can choose from:

  • Manually controlled blinds
  • Automatic opening blinds
  • Cordless magnetic sliders

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All three options provide excellent levels of functionality with opening and tilt controls just like regular blinds. Have a browse of our Integral Blinds page for more detailed information.

Other ways to dress bifold doors

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If you’re unsure about integral blinds, there are some other ways to dress your modern bifold doors. Curtains are a good way to improve thermal performance and reduce heat loss from your home. Unfortunately, most people don’t want their curtains drawn in the daytime whereas with integral blinds they can be angled to let in just enough natural light without making it too dark.

Standard blinds are another option to dress your modern bifold doors. Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, and roller blinds are all effective options for modern bifold doors. The main disadvantage compared to integral blinds, however, is the level of maintenance required. Standard blinds require regular cleaning and may become damaged over time while integral blinds, being protected within the window’s sealed unit, will never require cleaning or maintenance.

If you’d like to find out more about bifold doors or integral blinds from AliView, get in touch today. You can call us on 01254 690009 or email

What do our customers think?

Positive customer reviews are testament to a company’s professionalism and quality of service. Have a read of some of AliView’s recent customer testimonials.

As a construction firm we use AliView regularly, the whole team are efficient and the job is done to a high standard from start to finish.

David Holmes Construction
July 28, 2020

As a construction firm we use AliView regularly, the whole team are efficient and the job is done to a high standard from start to finish.

David Holmes Construction
July 28, 2020

Since we started dealing with Aliview we’ve been very impressed with their Aluminium products. Sami & team are always available to answer questions to help us on all our ongoing & up and coming projects.

Mrs. Howe
July 26, 2020

Great product – great to deal with, would definitely recommend this company.

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November 30, 2020