Pleated fly screens

Pleated fly screens for doors and windows have their roots firmly planted in the Japanese traditional culture of ‘compactness’ and were first seen nearly 200 years ago.

Elegant, subtle and super-compact, our folding fly screens deliver on that ancient tradition in a way that’s fit for 21st Century living.

There’s nothing compact about their coverage though – these pleated marvels will fit openings up to 9m wide and 3m high in a double configuration.

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Pleated Fly Screens For Doors Up to 9m Wide
colour matched and sitting flush with your door
Sliding fly screen for doors

Stop in the name of the floor

Our pleated fly screens are a little different in that you can stop them anywhere. They also have a very low-profile bottom rail meaning they fit almost flush with your floor, so you don’t have to worry about stepping over guide channels.

But like all our screens, the Distinction concertina fly screen door can be colour-matched to your existing framework or interior design preferences to become part of your whole house scheme.

View an install of pleated screens on doors and windows across a Wimbledon home here.

Gentle giant

The gentlest of touches is all that’s needed to operate the Distinction pleated screen door. As you move the slide bar to deploy the screens, the pleated mesh unfolds and gets to work, preventing insects and blocking up to 55% of the sun’s harmful rays. A series of Kevlar cords tension the screens allowing the mesh to retain its shape, preventing sagging and tearing. The entire construction is designed for maximum durability, elegance and ease of use.

Let us welcome you to the fold. Book a home survey or chat to our sales team about the perks of pleats.

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Retractable pleated screen for sliding doors
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Folding Fly Screens For A Range Of Door Types

Distinction opens doors

Despite bifolds being the most popular door partner for Distinction, they also work with sliding, single or double doors. Whatever your door type, you’ll want to open them more often with Phantom’s pleated fly screens. Enjoy those summer evenings for longer – Distinction fits all door openings up to 9m wide with two screens working together. If you’d prefer a powered screen with remote control action, take a look at our power screens page.

Read what others say about our Distinction screens.

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Serene Window Screens start from £361 for white frames – fully fitted and including VAT

Legacy Door Screens start from £508 in white for a single door fully fitted and including VAT. Double Door screens start from £987 in white fully fitted and including VAT.

Distinction Pleated Screens start from £2240 for a 3m wide screen (covering a 3m wide door opening) fully fitted and including VAT, and from £2740 for a 4m wide screen (covering a 4m wide door opening) fully fitted and including VAT.

Executive Power Screens start from £5046 for a 4m wide screen fully fitted and including VAT.

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Every single screen made by Phantom Screens is made with care and attention to detail. We cut the mesh by hand, and use highly trained craftspeople to ensure that each one is finished to our customers exacting requirements.

Quality is our watchword. Nothing leaves our workshop until we’re completely satisfied that every aspect is perfect and that you’ll love your screens as much as we enjoyed making them.

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Greet the pleat

Having trouble picturing pleated fly screens in your home? Get in touch and we’ll send our most erudite and eloquent technical expert with a bundle of samples to show you what the magical mesh looks like – and measure you up for a no-obligation quote.

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Pleated Door Fly Screens


Did you know, manually operated screens are now considered building materials for VAT purposes and can be zero-rated when installed in a qualifying build. Screens must be fitted by us during the construction phase – before the building has been completed.

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  • All Phantom folding fly screens come with a Phantom Limited two year Warranty to make sure that you are completely satisfied with our products.
  • The warranty covers the concertina fly screen door (fitted by Phantom-trained local design and fitting experts, for the original owner). It cannot be transferred to new homeowners and the screens will not be covered if they are moved to a new address.
  • The warranty covers the paint finish and mechanical parts of the screen but not the mesh itself. The mesh of your Phantom Screen is a serviceable part and will eventually need to be replaced. This can be organised with your local design and fitting expert.
  • Call out, and labour and fitting of warrantied parts is not covered by this warranty.

A Distinction pleated fly screen will fit door openings 9.0m wide x 3m high with two screens working together. The maximum width for a single door is 4.5m wide and they can be fitted internally or externally.

Folding fly screens have an ultra-low-profile monorail track (3mm) making this product the ideal solution for wheelchair users or where the transition from indoors to outdoors must remain on a single uninterrupted level. The side housings are also slimline at 60mm wide.

A cord tension system keeps the mesh in its perfect pleated shape and is tensioned by your professional Phantom installer during the fitting process.

Download a copy of the Distinction brochure here.

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Insect management functionality
Folding fly screens are only fitted with pleated and stiffened 18/16 insect mesh in black. This mesh will also block up to 55% of UV rays and so does provide some solar control without obscuring your external views. However, if you would prefer greater solar or privacy control, have a door opening larger than 9m or would prefer automated screens, please talk to us.

Price guide

Single Distinction Screens start at £968 inc. VAT, fully fitted.

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Automated screen for sliding doors

“We live in the country and desperately want to keep bugs out, but didn’t want to distract from our beautiful new oak doors that are key to the ‘wow factor’ in our kitchen. We searched ‘concertina fly screen door UK’ and found Phantom Screens. The team couldn’t have been more helpful. They worked with our joiner to design a built-in casing for our French doors, which hides the screen when it’s not in use. It’s such a discreet and elegant solution.

“Of the many trades and services we used during our renovation, Phantom Screens was by far the most professional. Full of good advice, they worked around our requirements and timelines. Nothing was too much trouble. Plus, the fitting was quick and mess free – a real novelty after six months of builder’s dust!

“We wanted to renovate our house to make it stylish and practical for a family with young kids living rurally. These retractable screens cut glare from the sun while keeping flies and other unwanted visitors out-without compromising the design. And our guests always comment on how amazing they are!”

Mr & Mrs Cruft, Lincolnshire

“Our apartment has a great view over London, but we hadn’t considered that insects might access the kitchen at this height, so we were delighted to find Phantom Screens had a product to help us. The pleated screen door is a great solution, very robust. They work really well on warm days by providing insect-free ventilation. The colour matching to our door frames means we don’t notice they’re there and the low-profile bottom section means we don’t have to worry about tripping over it going onto the balcony.”

K Gouk, London