How to choose aluminium internal screens

One of there most effective ways to divide a room, create zones and clearly define a space is with aluminium internal screens. Made with slimline profiles, aluminium internal screens are stylish, timeless in appearance and provide a very modern way to enhance a room, without the bulk of timber screens or free-standing partitions. Our guide to choosing the best types of screens for a home or commercial building, explains how these are made, the various designs available and where you can use them.

Aluco aluminium internal screens explained.

aluminium internal screens in a modern room setting

Made with the same expert craftsmanship as our aluminium windows, these screens are single glazed, although double glazed area available, and designed to create an internal window. The benefit of these is their thin frame profiles, ensuring they blend into the room, without overpowering it. There are numerous uses for aluminium internal screens, depending on what you need them to achieve.

How to design aluminium internal screens

The general design of these screens uses a slim aluminium outer frame around the perimeter. Then there is the option of using window mullions and transoms where a bolder grid-like pattern is desired. Alternatively you can use glazing bars, applied to the glass giving a more minimalist appearance. With Aluco aluminium internal screens, our smallest glazing bar starts at 20mm, replicating the sightline of original steel screens.

So when it comes to designing internal screens, room dividers and partitions for a home or commercial space, these products come in virtually unlimited sizes and designs, depending on the desired look. Where these screens are required to cover larger spans, hidden or feature mullions connect the various modules.

Minimum and Maximum Sizes for screens

Minimum width 300mm

Minimum height 300mm

Maximum width 3000mm

Maximum height 2500mm

Colour and glass options with internal screens and room dividers.

There is a virtually unlimited choice when it comes to colour options for the Aluco internal screen range. Black is highly desirable for its classic metal appearance, but white looks equally stylish as do contemporary grey or any of 150 other colours. You can even custom-colour these screens using a different colours to the frames, mullions or glazing bars – great for retail and hospitality areas for corporate branding or visual impact.

Glass is toughened or laminated as standard, with options for clear, textured, reeded, sandblasted or acid-etched. Coloured and acoustic glass is also available.

Where your design calls for an internal window or screen

The flexibility, range of sizes, square, rectangular, shaped or corner designs, mean aluminium internal screens can be used in any size or design. Anywhere a room, office, stairwell or landing needs an internal window, these screen types work well.

As a New York style screen

The New York style screen comprises either a fixed screen or with doors and it can span either the entire length of the opening or be open ended creating a gap. This design is widely used in bathrooms, diving living spaces, office partitions or creating a fully enclosed area for a home office, a room within a room

Where you don’t need a door

Many townhouses with a front living room and rear dining room have a door going into each room from the hallway. With many of these types of houses remodelled, often the first lounge door isn’t required if the rooms have been connected together. Rather than blocking up the doorway, aluminium internal screens create a fantastic way to close off this doorway whilst creating a focal feature and letting light into the room.

Industrial, contemporary, steel-inspired aluminium internal screens by Aluco

There are virtually unlimited ways to incorporate Aluco aluminium internal screens, with or without doors into a dwelling, commercial office space, retail establishments and even bathrooms, cupboard, alcoves and hallways. Slimline, refined, bespoke and authentic aluminium screens are available in a choice of colours, glass options and frame profiles.

Aluco has an exceptional reputation, where attention to detail and superb British craftsmanship is second to none. We specialise in designing and manufacturing iconic steel effect screens for truly luxe living. Only we make our products, and our carefully selected, fully trained and approved Aluco Distributors professionally install them. Aluco interior doors – maximum impact and enjoyment in any room.

Seeing, viewing and a personal service with Aluco internal screens

Aluco internal screens are only made by Aluco Aluminium and installed via our network of trained and approved Installers. Aluco Installers are independent businesses, supported by us with showrooms. Contact us for details of your nearest showroom. You can also visit our factory and premises to see for yourselves how we craft and hand-finish all our products.

Whichever way you choose to view and get help with your new Aluco doors, you are assured of a personal, professional and expert service.

Frequently asked questions

Our Aluco steel-inspired screens are custom made and available for virtually any requirement. Contact us for personal help and advice, to create the ideal screening system for your property project. Here are some answers to some popular questions about our screens.

Where can I use aluminium internal screens?

Whether used as standalone items, fully enclosed in an aperture or with an open end, internal screens divide rooms and create zones or new rooms in dwellings, offices, bars and restaurants and can even create screening for bathrooms, shower screens, alcoves and unused spaces.

Are room dividers a good idea?

When properly designed, room dividers are stylish, highly appealing, can add value to a home and promise not to go out of fashion. At the same time, room dividers and aluminium internal screens create a design feature in their own way, also featuring as part of the property design and decor.

Do room dividers and internal screens make a room look smaller?

If the size of the space warrants dividing it into one or more zones, then room dividers usually do not make a room look smaller. Of course, dividing very small areas like studios or existing small rooms may make them look smaller.

Do you need planning permission for an internal screen?

Usually, there are no planning restrictions for dividing a room, assuming there are no restrictions, such as in a listed building. Always check with your Local Authority.

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National Coverage

Aluco Aluminium products are installed and supported by a national network of installers.

15:14 22 Mar 23
Just completed house renovation, using all the internal bespoke doors with glass panels. Absolutely delighted with the quality of doors and service. I was assisted every step of the way in getting the right size and format of extremely tall door. Keiran has been exceptionally helpful to deal with over the months from ordering to completion. 10/10I never usually do reviews but but I would say the whole experience and end result that has been achieved has been amazing.
Sarah PattersonSarah Patterson
15:28 13 Mar 23
So pleased with our new Aluco bifold doors, the best we could find on the market! We wanted bifolds with maximum glass area and no bulky frame and the Aluco doors were the perfect choice. Stunning, deep matte black colour, high quality, great choice of hardware and a first-class service. Highly recommend!
Michael HanksMichael Hanks
12:56 10 Mar 23
I've been looking for sometime to find a professional company to fit my new windows and doors and I'm so pleased I found you guys! - Aluco's products are 1st class and so easy to arrange, I just called Aluco, spoke to a very helpful lady who put me in touch with my local installer. I would definitely recommend this product & company :o)
Pauls Mc CrarrenPauls Mc Crarren
10:15 10 Jan 23
I recently had 3 sets of ALUCO exterior crital styled steel framed doors fitted to my property as part of an ongoing renovation. After looking around at various options Aluco was the only manufacturer that I felt could deliver the style I was looking for. With most other companies I thought the design was bulky and not finished to the finesse Aluco has achieved . Based on my experience I can honestly thoroughly recommend this manufacturer and will look to use them again on any future projects
Richard HansonRichard Hanson
09:42 20 May 22
Aluco is leading the way in steel look windows and doors, they are high quality, competitively priced and offering excellent external and internal ranges. We are extremely happy to supply their products to our valued customers.