Retractable Screen Doors

Bi-fold doors and French doors are increasingly popular in modern houses. Providing excellent ventilation and wide openings to alfresco entertaining areas it’s easy to see why they are popular.  However in most instances these types of doors provide challenges in protecting a home from insects or airborne debris with regular flyscreens. Read More

Retractable Pleated Fly Screens Melbourne

These superior retractable pleated fly screens add an extra level of versatility to your property as they can be deployed when necessary to keep out pesky flies and insects without detracting from the aesthetics of your door or windows. If you currently have exterior French doors installed in your home, then retractable screens are potentially a great solution to repelling insects that won’t compromise on the attractive door style you currently enjoy.

Have you Considered Pleated Retractable Fly Screens for Your Home?

At Bulleen Screens, we are the specialists in security windows, safety doors, door screens and security solutions that ensure only those you invite into your home can do so. With over forty years in the business serving the Melbourne Metropolitan area, we have become known as the place to go for premium quality screens.

The Advantage of Retractable Screens from Bulleen Screens

We stock a wide variety of retractables fly screens in Melbourne that span all price ranges and cater to any home environment. Many of our products are designed to withstand the extremes of Australian weather and some can even endure typhoon wind conditions. Our screens give you the option to choose between keeping your door fully open when entertaining guests or having a barbeque or sealing your house off from insects by drawing the pleated screen over easily. When not in use, the pleated retractable screen is completely hidden from view, tucked away into the door frame. This is perfect for outdoor social events that carry on late into the evening when insects such as moths seek internal light sources coming from inside your house.

Visible Pleated Retractable Fly Screens Help Prevent Accidental Damage

Depending on the type of mesh grade you are interested in you can choose a screen that is easily visible to the naked eye. Although this might detract slightly from the look of your doorway or window, it helps prevent damage to the screen from pets or small children who accidentally try to access in or outdoors while the screen is blocking their path. In such cases of accidental damage, we can, of course, organise a technician to repair the retractable fly screen doors, however our high visibility mesh, while more expensive, can alleviate the need for such repair costs. In general, retractable screens in Melbourne tend to be more costly than their static counterparts, but this reflects their versatility and compatibility with more upscale properties.

No One Does Retractable Screen Doors Better Than Bulleen Screens

If you are considering retractable pleated fly screens in Melbourne, then we hope you will let us help you to select from the best on the market. We can offer you a free no-obligation quote if you simply submit your details through our Request a Quote page, or you can pick up the phone and discuss your needs with a member of our dedicated customer service team. If you happen to be in the Oakleigh area, then why not stop at our showroom midweek and see our display products and speak to our well-informed staff for yourself to get a better sense of what we can install in your property. When it comes to retractable screen doors in Melbourne, nobody provides better manufacturing and installation service in Melbourne than Bulleen Screens, and we can’t wait to prove it to you.

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To cater for this we have several types of retractable flyscreens for you to choose from to suit your particular requirements.

Benefits of Retractable Screens:
We can offer a range of options from reputable manufacturers to suit your physical and budgetary requirements.
Protect from insects and airborne debris coming inside
  • Protect from insects and airborne debris coming inside
  • Are hidden from view when not in use
  • Virtually the only alternative to screen Bi-Fold doors. Often good for French Doors where space is tight (preventing a pair of traditional hinged flydoors being installed opening the opposite way to your entry doors).
  • Can be retracted both horizontally (most common) or vertically depending on the style of window or door.
Drawbacks of Retractable Screens:
  • Due to the size of the tracks and retracting mechanism, installations work best when they are planned for during the building process. However we can usually retro-fit to existing openings and always aim to ensure visible parts ‘blend in’ with the door surrounds.
  • Compared with traditional ‘framed’ screens, they have more moving parts which can increase the risk of inconvenient faults in future.
  • Some screens can be difficult to see and this needs to be considered in homes with kids and pets when selecting the right screen for you.
  • Cost.

Pleated flyscreen with a more slimline and compact design than other pleated screens.

  • Compact Design
  • Designed and made in Australia to suit our local conditions
  • Quiet
  • The mesh has a 7 year warranty on pleat retention
  • Mesh is not attached at bottom so if screen is impacted the mesh most often slips easily back into place
  • Pleats make mesh easier to see however some people may prefer the look of a non-pleated mesh.
  • Tracks on floor have a deep channel which can be a tripping hazard (depending on your existing door sill & floor configuration)

Maximum Size (single): 3000mm H x 2500mm W (with mid-rails to resist wind every 2500mm a ‘single’ screen can go up to 7500mm)
Maximum Size (double): 3000mm H x 5000mm W (with mid-rails to resist wind every 2500mm a ‘double’ screen can go up to 1000mm)
Available in a limited range of colours


For uncompromising quality and a modern appearance this screen is a significant step-up from our basic range. A unique mesh-to-track retention system which prevents the mesh sagging and stops mesh blowouts. The easy to operate brake system enables the screen to stop safely in any position.

  • Australian Design and Manufacture from company with long history of expertise with retractable screens.
  • Mesh provides excellent visibility and does not obstruct views outside. However it can sometimes be difficult to see.
  • Unique ‘brake system’ enables screen to be stopped in whatever position you choose (ie. Half open).
  • Top quality components and construction delivering a robust and reliable screen
  • The mesh is secured  in the tracks which means it won’t get blown out by the wind, however can be pushed out by kids/pets
  • Canister which screen retracts into can appear large against door surrounds.

Maximum Size (single): 2700mm high x 3500mm wide or 3500mm high x 2700mm wide.
Maximum Size (double): 2700mm high x 7000mm wide or 3500mm high x 5400mm wide
Cassette Dimensions: 50mm x 50mm or 70mm x 70mm
Available in a variety of finishes 

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Top of the range retractable screen offering high quality design and components suitable for even very large openings. Best results when incorporated into building plans before build however can be retrofitted into existing spaces.

  • Australian design and manufacture
  • Load Balancing Technology™ : allows for the effortless fingertip control from this counter weighted system. With no crude spring-loading to fight against, the screen remains firmly in any chosen position until further pressure is applied. Load-balancing also means far greater tension across the mesh eliminating any tendency for sag.
  • Tight Technology™:  ensuring control of the horizontal edges of the screen so they remain straight and tight across the widest spans.
  • Shock Absorption: In the majority of cases the shock absorption mechanism prevents system damage by redirecting impact away from the screen.
  • Self-Feeding Mechanism: Should winds blow the screen out of the top or bottom channels the fabric will self-feed back onto the roll.
  • Excellent visibility
  • The frame is a large box section that runs the full height and width of the opening. This gives it a consistent look.
  • 5 year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Maximum Size (single): 3200mm high x 4500mm wide
Maximum Size (double): 3200mm high x 9000mm wide
Available in a clear anodised finish, custom powder coat colours and real wood veneers. Is also available with a sunshade instead of a screen, or as a double, up to 4500 wide, you can have a sunshade in one end and an insect screen in the other.


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