Distinction XL: Star of Hybrid Install

Distinction XL: Star of Hybrid Install

Our latest install is a contemporary property in a beautiful, understated corner of Wimbledon in southwest London. Read on to discover how a mix of screen types saved the day…

Having lived abroad for a number of years, this customer had grown accustomed to living a bug-free life thanks to their screens. So when moving to London, our customer knew that being without screens was an adjustment to their lifestyle they just wouldn’t be happy with.

The thought of insect ingress from nearby woodland and bodies of water was unbearable – and more than enough for this customer to immediately seek insect protection. Thankfully, they found Phantom Screens.

Our manual screens were able to offer a solution that would provide the insect protection our customer was looking for. After careful consideration of their requirements, we installed five Distinction XL screens, two Serene screens for windows, and one Legacy screen across their garden-facing doors and windows.

Our handcrafted, made-to-measure Distinction screens fit large doors and windows up to 9m wide. This was ideal for the glass conservatory, where bug-free ventilation was needed to help manage the excessive heat build that can come with maximising natural light.

Distinction screens were also installed across the bedrooms and ensuite windows facing the garden. What’s special about the Distinction screens is the pleated concertina design, which originates from the Japanese traditional culture of ‘compactness’ – learn more about this in our blog post.

Two manual window screens were installed to small windows either side of the conservatory’s large sliding door. On the lounge door, a Legacy screen was installed. These additional screens provide ventilation and help to save on air conditioning costs throughout the year.

Having such a beautiful garden, it was important to our customer that when deployed, the screens wouldn’t impact their view. Our expert team were on hand to explain every detail – including that by choosing our standard 18:14 insect mesh, the view wouldn’t be affected.

With a keen eye for quality design, our customer chose to colour match the screens to their existing frames – this makes them seamlessly blend in as if they were always part of the home.

Screens are a subtle solution that protect your home from all manner of creepy crawlies and never compromise on design. On this project, the Distinction and Legacy screens were fitted externally – this is possible thanks to the durability of the PVC fibreglass mesh.

To find out more about Distinction concertina fly screens, view our Distinction brochure here.

See how other customers have upgraded their homes with pleated Distinction screens in a rural home and in a Greenwich Peninsula apartment.

Looking to learn more about protecting your home from insects, bugs, and mosquitos? Or are you looking for advice on screens for solar shading? Whatever your requirements, get in touch with our team of experts – they will book in a free home survey to discuss the best options for upgrading your living environment.

Project Stats

Building categoryResidential
ProductsDistinction XL (x5)
Serene screen (x2)
Legacy screen (x1)
FunctionInsect Management
InstallationExternal installs for Legacy fly screen and Distinction XL window screens, internal install for Distinction XL and Serene screens in conservatory
Screen sizesDistinction XL (1x 3280 x 2285, 2x 2575 x 1295, 2x 1070 x 1300)
Serene (1575 x 395 & 1575 x 400)
Legacy (1635 x 2155)
MeshStandard 18:16 mesh (Distinction XL)
Standard 18:14 mesh (Serene and Legacy)
ColourRAL 7016 satin (1x Distinction XL & 2x Serene)
Standard white (4x Distinction XL & 1x Legacy)