Bi-fold doors are a great reflection of the Australian lifestyle: they offer a way of living that allows us to open up living spaces letting the views and the fresh air into the home. Essentially bringing the outdoors inside.
But what do you do about bugs and security?
There is a widespread confusion and belief that bi-fold door are either too difficult to screen, or that screens would not look good on them. This is not entirely true. They can be trick but there are options. At Ehi we have researched over many years to come up with two types of quality solutions. Depending if it is security or lifestyle options you are after.
1. Screening for Security
When it comes to security mesh Amplimesh Supascreen is the product you want. We have proudly been working exclusively with Amplimesh for more than 20 years as we feel it is by far a superior product. Supascreen doors are custom manufactured, measured and installed to suit your home. As your local Amplimesh dealer we will help you customise the finish and colour of your security screen product to match the architecture and design of your living space.
“Amplimesh® Security Screen Doors offer the comfort of fresh air flowing through your home with clear and unobstructed outdoor views. Their strength and durability also offer the peace of mind of knowing your home is secured”
The Supascreen Folding Door by Amplimesh is the superior security option for screening bi-fold doors. It is a revolutionary product that offers all the comfort of a traditional Supascreen product whilst been capable of securing large openings including existing glass folding doors and patio enclosures.
Compromises between large openings and security ends now with this purpose designed system which can be retrofitted to existing folding doors or installed as a standalone security door or patio enclosure. The suite incorporates the patented stainless-steel mesh system and a new heavy duty security frame for improved strength. The multiple panel system can be configured to open in or out and will span heights up to 2.4 metres and widths up to 6.5 metres (8 panels).
The stainless steel hinge design has been developed to provide streamlined aesthetics, allowing the panels to stack side-by-side when open. An exclusively designed flush bolt enables the door panels to be closed securely.
You can find more information on this superior Supascreen mesh here.
2. Centor – Retractable Flyscreen System
Over the years we have tried numerous forms of retractable screens all promising more than they could deliver except for Centor screens. With the finest engineering, 66 years of research and design the award winning Centor screens deliver the ultimate in retractable screen systems.
Whether you are renovating or building, creating a seamless inside- outside living experience is important in any modern home. By including large doors and windows in your home you connect with the outside – bringing fresh air and sunlight into spaces. However, these openings also create issues with insects, privacy, and glare.
Centor’s award-winning retractable insect screens and blinds have solved the problem of screening large openings for bi-folding doors and sliding glass doors. These screening systems can be elegantly paired with new or existing doors and windows to unobtrusively keep insects out, and also provide sun protection & privacy.
This retractable screen system is a world-first retractable insect screen for openings as wide as 7.6m. It provides eco-friendly retractable insect screening and solar control with fingertip operation allowing homeowners to have complete control of their living environment. The screen retracts horizontally and discreetly into its frame when not in use – a revolutionary solution for those who refuse to compromise on style.
If you would like to know more about both these options they can be viewed in our full size showroom or alternatively you can call one of our friendly staff on 0244722536 to organise a free measure and quote.