An overview of where you can use integral blinds

A home or commercial building has many areas inside and outside where you can use integral blinds.  An integral blind is a metal blind that raises, tilt and lowers, housed between the glass in a double or triple glazed unit. Integral blinds are available as manual blinds, operated by a cord, magnet or other control. Blinds can also be motorised with hard-wiring, remote control or solar controlled.

Where can you use an integral blind?

where you can use integral blinds
Integral blinds are popular for bifolding doors, but can be used inside and outside the home.

Integral blinds are a great accessory to any door or window, but there is an assumption that they are usually only used in bifolding doors.

For large glass doors such as bifolds, integral blinds are desirable and attractive. However, there are many other types of windows and doors where you can use integral blinds, in both internal and external applications, domestic or commercial.

Where you can use an integral blind in the home.

Here is where you can also use integral blinds. Contact us if you would like more information or a quotation.

To replace the glass in your existing windows and doors.

If you already have older double glazing, it may be possible to enhance your older windows with new sealed units housing automatic or manual integral blinds.

Older double glazing typically comprises standard sealed units with a metal spacer bar and an air space. Modern sealed units contain warm edge spacer bars, glass coatings and argon gas fill.

Not only is this latest generation glass more energy efficient than your old glazing, but it could also improve the performance of your windows and the comfort of the home overall. Add an integral blind, in a sealed unit may perform even better.

Integral blinds in your front door.

a front door is where you can use integral blinds.
A Screenline integral blind by Morley Glass fitted to a Smart Systems front door in a new build home.

We recently featured an installation of a contemporary aluminium front door with an integral blind to a new build house. The homeowner was looking for a way to significantly improve the light coming into the home. The integral blind provided both privacy and additional natural light.

Integral blinds to gallery screens and landings.

Many homeowners are renovating their homes with galleried areas and make internal glazing a feature or focal point of their home.

It is common to use large interior timber, steel or aluminium screens. Even commercial curtain walling is used in the home as well.

Integral blinds can work in any of these internal glass screens to provide privacy, separate a space and provide shade as well.

Integral blinds conservatory and orangery windows.

The vertical elements of any conservatory or orangery consist of standard aluminium, PVCu or timber windows with the necessary profiles designed for fitting into a conservatory. In the same way that integral blinds for standard windows are possible, the same applies to conservatory and orangery windows. They can even be provided to the roof glazing as well.  Therefore there are several options for integral blinds in conservatory roofs. 

Integral blinds for internal doors.

A fully double glazed internal door in timber or other materials is possible with an integral blind. Areas inside the home can benefit from a blind in doors for study areas, play rooms or home offices.

Integral blinds for back doors.

A back door comprising either a midrail, a solid panel below and glass above can also have an integral blind. If you are presently looking to replace a back door, take a look at integral blinds and see if they could benefit your home. Integral blinds are possible in composite doors, as well as PVCu and aluminium.

You benefit from the same privacy and control of light without having to fix an after-market blind to the door or the frame.

Integral blinds for your new windows and doors.

If you are thinking of replacing your old windows and doors with new aluminium, PVCu or timber, why not get a price for having these fitted with integral blinds in the units?

A comparable quote for new windows with blinds between the glass would enable you to compare against the cost of curtains and after-market blinds if these were also to be part of your renovation project.

Where you can use integral blinds in commercial buildings.

integral blinds in wooden doors.
An integral blind in anthracite grey within a timber door gives a strong colour contrast.

Commercial buildings feature a substantial amount of internal and external glazing. Here too, integral blinds are widely used. If you are an architect or specifier looking to provide aluminium systems to a commercial building, contact us for information about integral blinds.

Integral blinds for residential developments.

If you are an architect or developer, specifying integral blinds can be done when drawing up the tender documents and specifications. There is also no reason why developers cannot offer integral blinds as part of the upgrades discussed with potential purchasers of the property.

Integral blinds in commercial buildings.

Commercial buildings have many areas inside and out where you can use integral blinds. Integral blinds can be provided to curtain walling, windows, doors, internal partition screens, internal fire doors, external commercial doors as well as any atrium or roof glazing.

In commercial buildings, you can use integral blinds can be used to create private environments, such as signifying that an office is occupied or the user is presently unavailable.

You will also see blinds between glass in secure units, hospitals, care homes, laboratories and other types of special use buildings.

For existing windows, there’s more information about repairing integral blinds.

Contact us for further information about integral blinds.

Integral blinds are available for most types and sizes of glass units including triple glazing. They come in a choice of manual or automatic operation, huge colour choice and can even be adapted for shaped glass.

Contact us for further information on where you can use integral blinds.