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Have you been searching for an addition to your property that is robust, secure, attractive and environmentally friendly? If so, then Essex Window & Door Centre would like to introduce you to aluminium bi-fold doors – your next home renovation obsession. But what are aluminium bi-fold doors and why should you choose them for your property? If you’re not sure if aluminium bi-fold doors are right for you, then welcome to Your Guide to Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors. In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about aluminium bi-fold doors. Here at Essex Window & Door Centre, we are experts in everything related to bifolding doors and even have the experience and knowledge to provide you with trusted recommendations for your property. What’s more, if you decide that bifold doors are for you, we can take you from consultation to completion with ease.

We hope that we can help you on your journey to deciding that aluminium bi-fold doors are the right option for your home and lifestyle. So, if you’re looking for a contemporary and affordable way to improve your home, get in touch with the experts at Essex Window and Door Centre today.

So, what exactly are aluminium bifolding doors?

Let’s start by exploring what exactly aluminium bi-fold doors are. Aluminium bifold doors, also known as aluminium folding doors or aluminium bifolding doors, are door systems commonly installed in residential and commercial settings. These doors consist of multiple panels (typically three or more) that are hinged together and mounted on a track at the top or bottom of the opening. With this innovative manufacture, bifold doors are designed to collapse against internal or external walls like a concertina. Aluminium is the most popular type of material used for the frames of bifold doors due to its lightweight nature, durability, and resistance to corrosion. Aluminium frames are also known for their slim profiles, allowing for maximum glass area and unobstructed views. Our aluminium bifold doors are available in a choice of configurations, materials, colours, styles and finishes for total customisation. If you’re looking for a modern way to save space or blend indoor and outdoor living, bi-fold doors are the modern and affordable solution for you.

What are the different types of aluminium bifold doors?

At Essex Window & Door Centre, we offer a huge range of aluminium bi-fold doors, and we’re confident that we can meet your bespoke specifications. Here are some of the types of premium aluminium bifolding doors that we can design and install on your property.

Smart Bifold Doors

The Smart Visofold 1000 bifolding door is one of the UK leading bifolding door types. Installed in thousands of homes, Smart bifolding doors are designed by the UK’s largest aluminium systems company. As a result, they benefit from a slim profile, a fully weather-rated threshold and can be manufactured up to 2300mm high and 1100mm wide. What’s more, they can fold internally and externally and are available in a choice of colours to perfectly complement your home.

What are the benefits of Smart bifold doors?

  • Smart bifold 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.
  • Fully weather-rated threshold.

Origin Bifold Doors

Origin is another of the UK’s top specialist manufacturers of bifold aluminium doors. In addition to being high-quality, premium bifolding doors, Origin’s doors boast impressive security mechanisms. They feature an eight-point locking system and high-security hinges for robust, long-lasting security. They are also available in several configurations including single doors and eight-door configurations. They also offer a variety of colours, finishes and fixtures for complete customisation.

What are the benefits of Origin bifold doors?

  • High-profile eight-point locking system.
  • Wide selection of colours and customisation options.
  • Colour-matched gaskets and hinges.
  • Available in single, French door, bifold and corner bifold configurations.
  • Ultra-strong aluminium profile boosting security and appearance.
  • Up to a 20-year guarantee.

Schüco Bifold Doors

Schüco’s award-winning bifold doors offer large panel sizes, precision engineering, and outstanding thermal insulation. These doors can combine up to six glazed frames which run soundlessly on corrosion-free stainless-steel tracks for a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. Schüco bifold doors are available in panes sizes up to 2300mm high and 1200mm wide and applications include residential and commercial settings.

  • Variety of opening configurations to suit your needs.
  • Enhanced thermal efficiency properties.
  • Easy to use sliding system.
  • Choice of threshold options providing ease of access.
  • Fingersafe gaskets.
  • Wide selection of colours and customisation options.

The Benefits of Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors

Aluminium bi-fold doors feature a broad range of benefits that any modern-day property owner would love. At Essex Window & Door Centre, we’ve seen our clients experience the benefits of our aluminium bi-fold doors first-hand. Here’s what makes aluminium bi-fold doors a fantastic addition to your property…

  • Enhanced Aesthetics

Our aluminium bi-fold doors are available in an extensive range of customisation options, whether you choose Smart, Origin or Schüco bifold doors. We design and install aluminium bifolding doors in many styles, colours, finishes and fixtures. This means that we can design your bifolding doors around your property, lifestyle and design tastes for results that are sleek, contemporary and tailored entirely to you.

  • Durable & Long-Lasting

Aluminium is a robust, durable and long-lasting material. It is also naturally resistant to corrosion and rust, which means that your bifolding doors will be able to withstand many harsh weather conditions. This makes aluminium bi-fold doors a smart installation for any property type, both internally and externally. What’s more, aluminium requires little maintenance meaning that your doors will look pristine all year round.

  • Thermally Efficient

Our aluminium bifolding doors feature double-glazing and thermal break technology as standard and they are proven to be more thermally efficient. As they are designed with energy efficiency in mind, you can enjoy more comfortable indoor temperatures with bifolding door installation. What’s more, you will see the cost of your energy bills significantly lower with the addition of bifolding doors.

  • Enhanced Security

Many of our aluminium bi-folding doors feature outstanding, high-profile security features including enhanced security profiles with multi-locking systems. With safety features seamlessly integrated into your aluminium bi-folding doors, you can have peace of mind that your property is safe and secure. With multi-point locking systems and high-security hinges, you can be assured of robust, long-lasting security.

  • Add Value to Your Home

Did you know that aluminium bifolding doors can add as much as 10% to the value of your property? Prospective buyers look for home renovations that add to the ambience, aesthetics and function of a property and bifolding doors do just that. As space-saving, contemporary and thermally-efficient additions, aluminium bi-fold doors will boost the resale value of your home, whether you’re selling soon or in the future.

Are you ready to install aluminium bi-fold doors? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for your FREE quote! Here’s how the process works…

How does it work? 

Are you ready to take the step to designing and installing your very own aluminium bifolding doors? The journey to your new bifolding door installation couldn’t be easier. Here’s how we do it in 6 simple steps…

  1. Contact & Quotation

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

  1. Ordering

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

  1. Site Survey

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

  1. Manufacture & Installation

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

  1. Completion

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

  1. Aftercare

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

In Conclusion…

Our aluminium bi-fold doors deliver so many benefits that will enhance any property. From homes to commercial spaces, aluminium bi-folding doors can boost the resale potential of your property, elevate the aesthetics of your space, blend indoor and outdoor living and even improve the energy efficiency of your home. Here at Essex Window & Door Centre, we take pride in understanding what our clients need and can design and install aluminium bi-fold doors that are tailor-made for you.

We understand that installing new doors is a significant investment and can be overwhelming to beginners. Our products are made in Britain by teams who take pride in their work and adhere to high standards. Our bifolding doors are tested, accredited and guaranteed. We want nothing more than for you to love your home, which is why we provide improvements that you’ll be proud to call a part of your home.  We’re confident that we will have the perfect aluminium bifolding doors for you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for your FREE quote!

Aluminium Bifolding Doors – Frequently Asked Questions

Are bifolding doors suitable for all home types?

Yes, our bifolding doors are versatile and are suitable for all types of homes. Whether you choose Smart, Origin or Schüco bifold doors, you can choose from a huge range of options that will suit your property and requirements.

Can bifolding doors be installed as an exterior entrance?

Bifolding doors can be installed as interior and exterior fixtures. One of the top benefits of bifolding doors for exterior entrances is that they can seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces.

Are bifolding doors easy to maintain?

Bifolding doors are incredibly easy to maintain and aside from an occasional wipe-down and clean with a cloth, require little maintenance. This means that you can enjoy a seamless and stress-free addition to your home.

What security features do bifolding doors have?

Our bifolding doors come with advanced safety features. For example, our Origin bifold doors come with an eight-point locking system and high-security hinges for your complete peace of mind.

Do bifolding doors add value to a property?

Yes, bi-folding doors can add around 5-10% to the sale value of a house.

Are bifolding doors weather-resistant?

Yes, our bifolding doors are designed to withstand a range of weather conditions.

Can you customise bifolding doors? 

We offer an extensive range of styles, colours, finishes and fixtures for your bifolding doors! This means that we can design your bifolding doors around your property, lifestyle and design tastes for results that are sleek, contemporary and tailored entirely to you.

What’s the difference between sliding doors and bifolding doors?

Bifold doors are designed to fold up against internal or external walls like a concertina. They typically use two to seven panels which are set on runners in the floor and the upper beams of a doorway. Sliding doors are commonly made of two or more large panes of glass which slide sideways to the end of the door frame.

How much do bifolding doors cost?

The cost of bifolding doors will vary depending on several factors. We recommend getting in touch with us today for a FREE quote.

What is the average lifespan of bifolding doors?

If properly maintained, our bifolding doors can last for over 20 years. This makes them a durable and long-lasting investment for your home.

If you’re looking for sleek, stylish and affordable aluminium bifold doors to elevate your space, get in touch with Essex Window & Door Centre today!

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