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.

Get inspired – view our installs.

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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 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 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

Compliment your doors

Despite bifolds being the most popular door partner for pleated screens, 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 – pleated screens fit 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 pleated screens.

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Window Screens start from £437 for white frames – fully fitted and including VAT. Available up to 1830mm wide x 2m high. Get in touch for a full quote.

Standard Door Screens start from £572 in white for a single door fully fitted and including VAT. Double Door screens start from £1113 in white fully fitted and including VAT. Available up to 2.4m wide x 3m high. Get in touch for a full quote.

Pleated Door Screens start from £2708 for a 3m wide screen fully fitted and including VAT, and from £2988 for a 4m wide screen fully fitted and including VAT. Available up to 9m wide x 3m high. Interested in pleated screens for windows? Get in touch for a full quote.

Power Screens start from £3547 for a 4m wide screen fully fitted and including VAT, and from £5587 for a 6m wide screen fully fitted and including VAT. Available up to 12m wide x 4.8m high as an insect screen, solar screen, or privacy screen. Get in touch for a full quote.

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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.

Let us show you how they’d look in your home. Use the form here to tell us when you’d like to see us and we’ll be in touch. By submitting your details, you agree to our terms & privacy policy

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
Kevin Gooch
Kevin Gooch
26 September 2023
From quotation to completion the service and product was excellent. The colour match was spot on and the fitter, Joe did a brilliant job.
Rocco Santoro
Rocco Santoro
23 July 2023
I had a great experience with Phantom Screens. They have been very helpful to find the best option for me. Service was fast and efficient. Joe, the fitter who installed the screen, was polite and professional and he did an amazing job. I appreciated his attention to details and the general high quality of his service. He exceeded my expectations therefore I would highly recommend them!
18 June 2023
Thank you to Phantom Screens for the excellent product and installation. Also a special thank you to Zoe, an important member of the team, who kept us informed and updated at all times, which is important customer service. Jamie and Joe, as installers, were both professional and competent. We are very happy and are pleased to endorse this Company.
will oldfield
will oldfield
19 May 2023
Great service from first contact to fitting,all done in 2 weeks.Excellent ,thank you.
Doreen Barber
Doreen Barber
17 May 2023
I have been extremely impressed with the whole process of dealing with your company. Very professionally handled from my initial enquiry with Zoe to installation by Joe. Thank you to all at Phantom Screens.
Stefania Chierici
Stefania Chierici
2 February 2023
We contacted Phantom Screens to add fly screens to our winter garden. We were looking for a bespoke solution that would fit the existing look of the room but also be robust enough to prevent our cat from jumping off the windows when open. We are very happy to say that they delivered on all of these points with full marks. From the start, they were very professional as they provided us with various options for our slightly odd situation. They then sent an engineer our way to assess the situation in person and provide a more detailed quote. After that, a second visit was arranged to take samples of the colour of the windows, as well as precise measurements to install some supports that were needed to run the guides on the sides of the windows. On the day of the installation, the two engineers took just shy of three hours to do an impeccable job - they performed the work without any mess and with minor to no disruption to us. The end result is even better than what we were expecting! The screens look like they were there from the beginning, and they disappear with the rest of the window when they are closed. Even when open, they don't take too much light away from the room, which is an added bonus. Plus, they feel sturdy enough to keep our cat from jumping off the window. They also went the extra mile by installing a metallic cover at the bottom of the balustrade to cover a gap that our cat would be able to sneak through - effectively making the screens useless. Overall, a very professional and positive experience that's totally worth the cost (which itself is not exceedingly high either). Highly recommended! (pictures of the winter garden with the screens closed and open)
Tony Hoos
Tony Hoos
29 October 2022
Phantom Screens equipped our entire property with window and door insect screens. They are one dedicated team striving to provide excellence. Well done and highly recommended.
Admin WMTC
Admin WMTC
11 October 2022
Fabulous product! I have been waiting a few months as it is made to measure but was definitely worth the wait, so looking forward to using next summer. The measuring and quote process was very quick efficient and then James fitted it this morning with great skill and speed and cleaned up completely afterwards. All working perfectly, thank you team Phantom.
Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman
11 October 2022
We recently had more screens added to our windows, we'll be adding one to the patio door next year. The screens really are excellent, the service from start to finish was faultless. Jamie, who fitted all the screens we've got, has done a great job. I would thoroughly recommend this company and product if you want windows open without any uninvited guests.
dila madenoğlu
dila madenoğlu
20 July 2022
Excellent service! I am very happy with the results. The team is very nice and friendly and they worked extremely clean, the installation for a balcony door & window was done in less then 1 hour. I would 100% recommend them.


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.

Get in touch to discuss your build project.

  • 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.

Get in touch with our technical team

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 from £2708 for a 3m wide screen inc. VAT, and from £2988 for a 4m wide screen fully fitted and including VAT.

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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