How much do integral blinds cost?

One of the most common questions asked is how much integral blinds cost. There are several ways to get an approximate price for windows, doors or bifolding doors, but when it comes to finding out prices for integral blinds, it is a little more difficult.

We explain how integral blind prices get worked out as well as providing some budget prices on some popular doors suitable for integral blinds.

integral blinds cost
Origin bifolding doors fitted with Pellini Screenline Integral Blinds.

Working out how much integral blinds cost.

Before we give an indication of how much you can expect to pay for integral blinds, there are some essentials around the product, all affecting the price you pay. 

First of all, the size of the blinds affects the price.  Older blinds only came possible for doors with a minimum of 28mm glazing cavity. Now, integral blinds come with thinner slats meaning more types of doors and windows suit them. For instance, Pellini Screenline blinds come with 10mm slats.  As a result, you now get blinds in composite doors or any glazing cavity as narrow as 16mm.

Generally, the maximum size of an integral blind is 2.5m wide and 2.5m high with most systems.  The smallest integral blind size is approximately 450mmx450mm.

The quality of the integral blind affects the cost.

There are a number of integral blind systems with no ‘bad’ product on the market.  However, manufacturing quality and individual features do vary with the different brands.  Above all, quality is everything with integral blinds. Our research indicates the price of integral blinds being consistent from the major manufacturers. However, buying power, profit margins and other commercial factors all affect the final selling price.

As well as this, how the blinds are manufactured, the glass specification, colour and method of operation all affect the price too.  Above all, the general supply route is the major manufacturers of integral blinds, all providing their products direct to home improvement companies. These companies buy the blinds from their chosen supplier, then fitting them to the door or window.

The colour of integral blinds affects the price you pay.

Integral glass blinds come in a choice of colours some of which are stock colours.  Typically, integral blinds come in the following popular colours.

  • White
  • Black
  • Several grey colours such as Anthracite
  • Silver as well as Metallic Silver
  • Green
  • Beige

Other colours are available with special order and an increase in the price over standard stock colours.

How integral blinds open and close affects the price.

Integral blinds are available with several opening, closing and tilting options. There is cord control, magnet controlled, electric opening, remote controlled opening and even solar controlled. All of these different methods of opening will affect the price paid.

The overall home improvement project can influence the price of integral blinds.

We live in a commercial world where good businesses want to secure your order.

It is often the case that the window company will want to keep their prices keen so the price of integral blinds may also be affected by the overall order value. This is usually good news for the homeowner that receives a competitive price with integral blinds included or at a reduced price.

It is also worth bearing in mind that there are door and window businesses large and small. Some enjoy better discounts from integral blind manufacturers than others because they buy more. Again this can affect the price the homeowner will pay.

integral blinds cost
Origin bifolding doors and windows with integral blinds by Open Living of Letchworth.

How much do integral blinds cost?

As a general rule, we will take a typical integral blind with the following specification.

  • Over two square metres in area.
  • Manually operated with a magnet control and optional Solar Controlled
  • Integral blinds in a standard stock colour, for instance, white or grey.
  • Glass specification being a 28mm toughened glass unit with a Low-E coating and warm edge spacer bar.

Importantly, our prices are intended as a general guide only.  The bifolding, sliding and entrance door examples use popular systems such as Origin Bifold and Residential Doors, Schuco or other quality sliding door.

The above guide prices are for standard width doors and at no more than 2100mm high.  Prices include VAT and fitting.

 Standard
Toughened Glass
Manual Controlled
Integral Blinds
Solar Controlled
Integral Blinds
3-Panel Bifold Door£3600£4600£5800
4-Panel Bifold Door£4700£5800£7000
2-Panel 1.8m wide Sliding Door£3400£4060£4900
3-Panel 2.7m wide Sliding Door£4800£5800£7000
4-Panel 3.6m wide Sliding Door£5100£6400£8100
1 metre wide Single Door£1100£1450£1800
1.8m wide French Doors£2300£2900£3780
integral blinds cost
Black Origin Bifolding and French Doors with white integral blinds.

How can you get a price on integral blinds?

Contact us to get prices on windows with built-in blinds as well as all types of patio doors. You can use the contact form on this page for further information or for us to also put you in touch with a local supplier.  Remember, integral blinds suit any opening inwards or outwards window and doors. As well as this they’re perfect for sliding doors, folding doors, front doors or residential French and single doors. You can also use them in screens, commercial glazing systems. Best of all they work in any frame material.

Our advice is always to visit a good showroom where you can see full-size windows and doors fitted with integral blinds.

Published on February 15, 2017

Reader Interactions

Comments

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Carol, thanks for your comment. You should find most suppliers of good aluminium systems also offering integral blinds with the products. If you’d like to get in touch using our contact form I can try to suggest some installers, depending on the products you’re looking for.

      Kind regards
      Nick

  1. Malcolm Graham says

    Hi, I have a six-panel bifold door and need integral blinds fitting to them as the sun streams in through them from March to October making the area very uncomfortable due to the solar gain. Can you please recommend a local firm that could provide a quote to me. I’m assuming the existing double glazed cartridge has to be replaced with one that has blinds fitted in the air gap?

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Malcolm

      Due to the increasing volume of comments, we are struggling to manage these via the comment forms. Therefore, please can you use our contact form where these are managed and always responded too.

      Kind regards
      Nick

  2. Fiona Pinder says

    I live near Louth in Lincolnshire and would like integral Venetian blinds on my French doors.
    Please recommend a local tradesperson

  3. Fraser Wright says

    Looking to fit a new glass panel with integrated blind to existing back door half glazed . Live in Orpington on Kent/SE London borders.

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hi Fraser, thanks for your question. Any local double glazing repair firm should be able to do this for you assuming the condition of your door makes it ok to reglaze with a new unit and the existing glazing cavity suits it as well.

  4. Jill Mackenzie says

    Hello,

    I live in the borders of Scotland and I’m looking to have integral blinds fitted in most of our outside double glazed windows.

    Can you recommend any companies in our area please?

  5. Nick Dardalis says

    Hello Moira, thank you for your enquiry.
    As we say, the age of the doors affects whether older doors can have the glass changed for integral blinds. Another thing to consider is the location of the magnets if manual and the location of the sensors if remote or solar controlled so worth speaking to a specialist about this.

    I can suggest the below for you.

    Newlite Home Improvements.
    http://www.newlite.co.uk
    77 Bohemia Road
    St Leonards
    TN37 6RJ
    07801 514793
    01424 892013
    info@newlite.co.uk

    Britelite Windows (Maidstone Show Centre)
    Britelite House,
    Bircholt Road,
    Parkwood Trading Estate,
    Maidstone, Kent,
    ME15 9XY
    0808 2743818
    https://www.britelitewindows.co.uk

    Hope this helps
    Kind regards
    Nick

  6. Moira Oxenham says

    Can you recommend a supplier/fitter to replace the glass in our patio doors with glass with fitted blinds. Can electronic blinds be fitted in patio doors? We live in Bexley Kent.

  7. Emma says

    Hi

    I live in Kinmel Bay, Conwy, North Wales and am looking to have some glass units replaced with integral blinds in my bathroom window, kitchen windows and door, and also summerhouse windows and doors.

    Please can you suggest any companies local to our area that do this?

    Thanks

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello thanks for your question. Our website is an information resource only and does not quote directly or provide any products. It might be worth you searching for suppliers of Pellini blinds in the US that may be able to help you.

    • Zakia Rasuli says

      I want to know price for window frames with integral blinds
      Thanks

      • Nick Dardalis says

        Hello Zakia

        Due to the increasing volume of comments, we are struggling to manage these via the comment forms. Therefore, please can you use our contact form where these are managed and always responded to and I can help with putting you in touch with a local supplier of window frames with the integral blinds.

        Kind regards
        Nick

  8. Stuart Rash says

    Hi

    I live on the Isle of Wight and am looking for a company that will supply bi-fold doors with integral blinds

    Can you suggest any companies

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hi Stuart, I’m fairly certain the Hampshire companies should be able to help you, although I don’t know anyone on the Isle of Wight specifically. Give the below a call they may be able to help.

      http://www.benchmarkwindows.co.uk
      Units 4 and 5 Marlborough Road,
      Lancing Business Park,
      Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8UF
      01903 869689

      http://www.southcoastbifolds.co.uk
      Unit 48, Romsey Industrial Estate,
      Greatbridge Road,
      Hampshire, SO51 0HR
      01794 511180

      Hope this helps, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve any questions or need further information. 
      Kind regards
      Nick 

  9. Caroline Dyer says

    Hi
    I am looking for a wooden window supplier in Warlingham, Surrey area who can supply wooden windows and patio doors with INTEGRAL between glass blinds throughout.

    Thank you

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Caroline. The below company we know does excellent work with wooden windows and integral blinds and should be able to help you.

      UK Windows Surrey
      http://www.ukwindowssurrey.co.uk
      10A Station Road
      Belmont
      Surrey
      SM2 6BH
      TEL: 0208 619 0077
      Hope this helps,
      Kind regards
      Nick 

  10. Angela says

    Hiya,

    We are wanting a 3 pane bi fold door which measures 2660 wide x 2115 high and also a 3 pane bi fold window which measures 2100 wide 1225 high
    We would like these to have integrated solar blinds but cannot find anywhere that will match the window to the door.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hi Angela, as bifolding doors and windows are entirely different products you won’t find an exact match – your bifolds and windows will look different. It is perfectly possible to have integral blinds in both windows and bifolds. If you’d like to get in touch with the website via the contact forms with your location, happy to put you in touch with local suppliers.

      Hope this helps, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve any questions or need further information. 
      Kind regards
      Nick 

  11. Teresa says

    Looking to fit a new glass panel with integrated blind to exsisting back door half glazed . Live in South Wales

  12. Mrs hadley says

    We would like a prize for integrated blinds for our kitchen which includes set of bi fold doors back door and two windows can you let me know of someone local in our area to give us a quote please we are in Basingstoke Hampshire

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Thank you for your question. The below company should be able to quote you for bifolding doors and windows with integral blinds.
      Jewel Windows (Ash Vale Showroom)
      380 Vale Rd, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 5NJ
      01252 444 365
      http://www.jewelwindows.co.uk

  13. Nicky says

    I would like to have French doors with integrated blinds in the new extension I will be starting soon , please can I have a price please , I am in Truro , CORNWALL , also is it possible to have intergrated blinds in the double glazed windows that are already here , or do I need to replace them completely ,

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Nicky, thank you for your enquiry to the Aluminium Trade Supply Website. Our website is an information resource only and does not quote directly or provide any products. 

      Can suggest the below that should be able to help you
      http://www.cawcornwall.com/

      If you have new doors then the blinds are ordered at the same time as the doors. For existing doors it’s worth checking the existing thickness of the units you have but no reason why you can’t replace the glass with integral blinds with most recent systems.

      Kind regards
      Nick

  14. Nick Dardalis says

    HI Steve, thanks for your question. It is perfectly possible to have integral blinds in most sliding doors and done right, there’s no reason why it is not advisable.

    In most cases for manual blinds, it needs to be the magnet controlled version, not the cord. Two panel doors are the easiest to do, but also possible with three or four panel doors. The only consideration is that on a two panel door you probably won’t be able to open the sliding panel fully. A door stop is positioned slightly forward of the normal door stopping position so that it does not foul the magnet control.

    For solar control integral blinds, again most people avoid doing it, but a good installer will be able to position the battery pack further along and again, use a door stop to slightly restrict the opening. So this additional door stop prevents the door from catching the integral blind battery pack.

    This arrangement is really no different to when larger architectural pull handles are used on a door as door stops are used in this scenario as well.

    The below two companies I know offer this and can help.

    Aspire Bifolding Doors
    http://www.aspirebifolds.co.uk
    sales@aspirebifolds.co.uk
    11 Castle Parade,
    Ewell By Pass,
    EPSOM
    KT17 2PR
    020 8224 7431
    Please speak to John Small or James Wenlock.

    UK Windows Surrey
    http://www.ukwindowssurrey.co.uk
    10A Station Road
    Belmont
    Surrey
    SM2 6BH
    TEL: 0208 619 0077

    Hope this helps, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve any questions or need further information. 
    Kind regards
    Nick 

  15. SteveK says

    Hi, I’m looking for patio sliding doors (not bi-folds) with integrated blinds, which I see can be tricky (but not impossible) with the controls getting in the way of the doors crossing over. The two companies I’ve approached so far have advised against blinds in sliding doors.

    Can you advise me of any installers near Warlingham, Surrey that may be able to help?

    thanks

  16. Judy Lee says

    Hi
    We are considering having integral blinds fitted to one or more of our windows, can you please advise on installers in the area of Canterbury, Kent?

  17. Pat says

    I am in the process of having extension. The bi fold doors were put in yesterday. I wish I had integral blinds. Can I still do this. If so can you please give me a local company

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hi Pat, http://www.morleyglass.co.uk is a major manufacturer of integral blinds and there are of course, other businesses. If you can give me your location, by getting in touch via our contact form I can I can suggest local companies that can help you.

  18. Penny says

    Hi. Looking for suppliers of integral blinds in the area around Widnes, Cheshire. Please could you advise.

      • John Fox says

        Anyone buying integral blinded window/door double glazed units need to be mindful of who puts them together. They are very delicate systems that need expertise to assemble. I have a conservatory with them and the originals jammed when the sun came out and were replaced, four years later they are jamming again and other problems with the plastic string separators at the top of the blinds breaking up and falling down inside. Only 5 yr warranty in U.K. 10yr USA!!

        • Nick Dardalis says

          Agree with you John. We would urge anyone buying integral blinds to check exactly what guarantee you’re getting. They vary from supplier to supplier. Also don’t assume that the 10 year warranty available with your installation covers glass, handles and integral blinds. Ask for detailed information what is covered within the 10 year period.

  19. Hayley says

    Hi,

    I am looking to replace the glass in 2 patio doors with integral blinds. I am in Stoke-on-Trent/Staffordshire.

    Thanks!

  20. Shan says

    Hi, . Could you please provide suppliers in our area to fit patio doors with integral blinds. We live in Reading.

  21. Diane says

    Hi, . Could you please provide suppliers in our area to fit integral blinds to windows and doors.. We live in Southampton.

  22. Emma says

    Hi looking at replacing windows with new windows with integrated blinds, can you recommend any suppliers near Lincoln please? Thanks Emma

  23. Scott says

    We are looking to get integral blinds fitted to our existing doors we are based in Sunderland

  24. Chris says

    Hi, I live in Salford and am interested in having intergral blinds fitted retrospectively to patio doors and windows in a new build, is this possible? If so can you let me know who could do this please?

  25. Claire Soni says

    Hi
    We are looking to install white bi fold doors with blinds inserted, please could you give me a supplier for both in Portishead, Bristol area
    Thank you

  26. Steven Lewis says

    HI, I am making a summer house in my garden . The build is in wood so I only want the glass unit with blinds.
    I live in Luton.

  27. Gill says

    We live in York and need to have integral blinds for a downstairs bedroom/wet room for disabled living.
    How dark is it possible to get a room with integral blinds?
    Who would we be best talking to about our needs?

  28. Carole Cook says

    Hi, I’m looking for a building company to supply and fit new french windows with integral blinds. Can you provide me with your suppliers in my area please. Nottingham NG4. Thanks.

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hello Carol, Aluhaus in Nottingham, http://www.alu-haus.co.uk provide the Warmcore aluminium window that is available with a fixed or floating mullion. Have also sent you an email with further information.

  29. Adele says

    I am looking at having integral blinds fitted to replace the existing units in my patio doors. Please can u let me know the nearest suitable dealer. I live in Bolton.

  30. Julie Ayres says

    I am interested in having integral blinds in my patio doors and would like details of a supplier in my area. I live in Gosport in Hampshire, post code PO12 3RD.

  31. Pradeep Sanghvi says

    I would like to have double Glazed doors and windows with intregral blinds between the glass and using magnets to control them.

    Can you please let us know i f you manuafcture them or your local dealer. We are based in Stanmore. This is for my house which 5 bed semi detached house.

  32. Sarah Collinson says

    Hello, we are thinking about replacing the downstairs windows in our house and possibly the patio windows at the back (these open in a sliding fashion) with integral blinds. Will we have to replace the glass too? Is this even possible without replacing the whole frame? All are double glazed at the moment. We are hoping that they can just be slotted in? Many thanks

    • Nick Dardalis says

      Hi Sarah, it should be fine to replace the glass with with new glass and integral blinds. Will depend on what windows/doors you have already and how easy they will be to re-glaze. If you can get in touch with your location, i’ll put you in touch with someone.