Smart Doors

Contemporary | Functional | Affordable

Many of us are looking for ways to create a natural bridge between the interior of our home and the outside world. Whether that’s by installing bespoke bi-folding doors or stylish French doors. If you’re looking for a functional and affordable way to elevate your space, then contact us at Essex Window and Door Centre today!

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What are Smart doors?

Smart doors come in many configurations, like bifold doors, and are some of the most popular doors in the UK. Made from aluminium, Smart doors for the home enable the user to effectively open an entire wall, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Whether you opt for Visofold bi-folding doors that concertina to the doorframe, we have the perfect solution.

Smart Bifolding Doors

The Smart Visofold bifolding doors are set on runners in the floor and the upper beams of a doorway. They feature a choice of internally or externally folding panels, which when open help to integrate your home’s external and internal living spaces, offering uninterrupted views, boasting maximum light and enhancing space. With internal glazing beads preventing the removal of glass from outside, and high-security locking mechanisms in the handle, the doors are built to last and be secure. A single traffic door can be incorporated within the configuration for ease of access.

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Smart bifolding doors can be used in domestic applications as either an alternative to sliding doors,  or to open an entire wall as part of an extension, conservatory or orangery. The system will make the most of a view or bring the garden into the home.  These bifolding doors also make an excellent choice for a garden building. Whether using as a home office, games room or a relaxing refuge, by adding bifolding doors the space will be filled with natural light.

This system can also be used commercially in a bar, café or restaurant to create a glazed screen that allows in the maximum light in inclement weather, but will also fold to open up an entire wall in warmer weather.

Why choose Smart doors?

Smart aluminium doors are a reliable, durable, bifolding option and are the UK’s leading supplier of window and door systems…

  • Smart doors are aluminium and boast a low carbon footprint.
  • Variety of opening configurations to suit your needs.
  • Can be applied in residential and commercial environments.
  • Wide selection of colours and customisation options.
  • Enhanced security with a multi-point locking system.
  • Comes with a 10-year guarantee.
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What Are The Benefits Of Aluminium Doors?

Aluminium door systems offer a fantastic performance over a lifetime and include many benefits when compared to other materials such as uPVC and wood…

  • Aluminium is lightweight but boasts high robustness.
  • Easy to use sliding system.
  • Low maintenance and won’t fade, deteriorate or rust.
  • Sleek, elegant, contemporary appearance.
  • Incorporates thermal break technology.

Built-in Venetian Blinds

We also offer Smart bifolding doors with built-in Venetian blinds. These high-performance, quality blinds allow you to have full control of light and shade whilst providing a sleek finish. Our built-in Venetian blinds are sealed within the double-glazed unit, meaning they will remain clean, functional, and uniform well into the future. Get in touch with us for more information.

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Bifolding Doors VS Sliding Doors?

When choosing a new door, there are several things you’ll need to consider – particularly whether a sliding or folding system is right for you. Here’s a handy guide to help you decide…


Bifolding doors are available in a range of opening configurations to suit any room in your house. They can fold to reveal a near 100% opening aperture, bringing the outside in, allowing unobstructed views when open, boasting maximum light, uninterrupted views and creating amazing living spaces. Additionally, they offer the option of a traffic door which gives ease of access when just popping out to the garden, without the need to open them fully. The folded leaves can stack inside or outside to suit your living space.

What are the benefits of bifolding doors?

  • Aluminium frames boast a low carbon footprint.
  • Slim lines combine elegance with great performance together with smooth, easy, and reliable operation.
  • Multiple doors leave concertina to the side.
  • Can incorporate a ‘traditional traffic door’ for flexible use.
  • Completely uninterrupted views when open.
  • A great solution for small spaces.

Sliding Doors 

Our sliding doors combine the benefits of a large glass area, perfect for maximising light and framing picturesque views, with easy accessibility and functionality.  These doors come in slide operation on double or triple tracks with panes that move to the side and stack behind one another.  Sliding doors are a great option for those looking for a versatile system that offers easy function combined with a contemporary appearance.

What are the benefits of sliding doors?

  • Available in aluminium or uPVC.
  • Large panes move to the side, stacking one behind the other.
  • Double and triple track options for two, three or four sash systems.
  • Maximise light and gives the most unobstructed views when closed.
  • Slim lines and discreet hardware.
  • Ideal solution where space is limited.

How does it work?

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Contact & Quotation

Contact us for a quote over the phone, via email or visit our showroom in Brentwood, Essex.

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Once you have confirmed the specifications of your Smart doors, we will contact you regarding your order.

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Site Survey

We will undertake a full site survey before manufacture to guarantee a perfect finish and to ensure your satisfaction.

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Manufacture & Installation

We will tailor-make your Smart doors. If installation is chosen, our fitters will install your products efficiently.

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After installation and payment is made, we will issue your guarantee. Aluminium comes with a 10-year guarantee.

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We will be on hand from the beginning to the end. If there are any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We operate throughout Chelmsford, Brentwood, Upminster, Basildon, Romford, Essex and all surrounding areas. So, if you’re looking for contemporary, functional and affordable Smart doors to elevate your space, contact us today!