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.
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. Aluco Aluminium also has a central London showroom at the Building Centre.
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.