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Motorised blinds for bi-fold doors

Motorised blinds for bi-fold doors are becoming more and more popular.


There are a number of issues with blinds and bi-fold doors that you need to consider.

  • Generally there is not enough room when the doors are folded back to fit motorised blinds to the doors.
  • Bi-fold doors tend to be fairly wide, so you may need several blinds side by side to cover the full width.

The maximum widths for a single motorised blinds for bifold doors can vary for for different blind type.

  • Motorised Vertical Blinds our recommended maximum width 4800mm
  • Motorised Roller blinds our recommended maximum  width 2400mm
  • Motorised Duette blinds our recommended maximum width 3000mm

Motorised blinds for bi-fold doors  are the perfect option if you have to have multiple blinds to cover the width.

Manually operated blinds tend to be controlled by a chain or cords, not too bad if you need 2 blinds as you can have one chain on the left and one on the right. More of a problem if you need 3 blinds. Do you want a chain hanging in the middle of your doors.

Motorised blinds have no such issues.

There is also no need to run power cables into each window as most modern blinds can either be battery powered or rechargeable.

Battery powered is not as bad as it sounds, you won’t be placing batteries every few weeks. We have a motorised cellular blind on display that is 1800mm wide and 2100mm deep and get used several times a day and we change them every 8 months.

Rechargeable blinds charge in a similar way to your mobile phone. Just plug in a charging cable every few months, then remove the cable when the blind is charged. Simple.

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Allusion Vertical Blinds on a bi-fold door.

Blinds over french doors

Roller Blinds on a bi-fold door (note the gap between to 2 blinds)

Purple Blinds

Cellular blinds on a bi-fold door. (One wide blind and one smaller blind for the opening door)

I really hope this information has helped. If you are in Leicestershire and would like more information please call 0116 2769771 or what’s app us on 07718186941 to arrange your home visit.

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