FAQ’s for Electric Blinds for Bifold Doors
How do you operate the blinds?
All 240v electric or battery operated electric blinds work from a wire free wall switch or a remote control handset
What power do I need to install?
If the blinds are 240v then you need to have a mains power supply installed to connect the blinds too, this needs to be as close to the blind as possible and is traditionally installed inside the door recess, this can be on the left or right hand side as the motors can be fitted at either end. All power supplies need to go back to a 5amp switched fuse spur so the power can be isolated
How do the battery operated blinds work?
Exactly as the name suggest these blinds are battery operated, the batteries are a wand type battery that sits behind the blind, they work the same as the 240v electric blinds but they do have maximum lifting capabilities so please speak to Deans and they will advise if the battery system can be used for your blinds
Where do the blinds fit?
The electric blinds covering bifold doors are generally installed to the top of the recess, this is assuming the doors open outwards, this gives a nice neat finish and makes the blinds look like part of the overall structure
Can the blinds be hidden away?
Yes we would suggest you go for the 240v electric blinds in this situation, if you are going to build a recess in the roof space then call Deans who will be happy to tell you all the dimensions you need to know. The signal from the remote control is RTS (radio) meaning the signal will travel through wood, plaster, brick and even concrete
What fabrics can I have?
We have a huge choice of fabrics for you to choose from, you can have plain opaque’s, plain black outs or even see through screen fabrics
Will I see the blinds and wires?
Deans finish all of their electric bifold door blinds with an aluminium pelmet, this is then powder coated to match the doors. When the blinds roll up they are discreetly hidden away from view, all you see is the pelmet and that looks like it is part of the doors. This pelmet also helps to hide any unsightly wiring
How are the blinds finished?
The blinds are finished with either a wrapped bottom bar so all you see is the fabric, you can have a brushed steel bottom bar or a white bottom bar, it’s your choice and cost’s the same whatever you choose
How reliable are the blinds?
Deans only use Somfy motors, so these are extremely reliable and carry a 5 year guarantee for extra peace of mind
Can we have a timer?
Yes Somfy offer a remote control handset with a timer function built in so this can be used on either the 240v electric motors or the battery operated motors, extremely useful to give the impression that someone is home even when you are away
Can these electric blinds be connected to a Home Automation system?
The simple answer is yes but they must be the 240 electric blind and not the battery operated version, we will need to know what system you are installing so we can supply you with the necessary receivers, transmitters etc. The systems are bespoke made so take a little more work to get the blinds talk to your system, we will fit them but we will not connect into your system this must be done by you own engineer

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