Sometimes known as sliding folding doors or bi-fold patio doors, these doors are designed to conveniently fold or concertina back so that they are out of the way when fully opened. This obviously allows for a much wider access opening area, and unobstructed views out into the garden, swimming pool or patio. Aluminium is the lightest of all door manufacturing materials, which means bi-fold doors glide smoothly across the aperture with the absolute minimum of effort.
The super-slim profiles require the least possible frame width, and the intense strength and rigidity of aluminium means less frame, and more glass. Aluminium bi-fold doors slide on high impact rollers, fitted either side of a very low aluminium track. It’s no wonder aluminium doors are so popular with homeowners all over the UK.
Glass and security
With large glass panels across the complete width of a room, it’s important to address possible heat loss issues. All glass used in double and triple glazed units is ‘A’ rated, energy efficient glass ensuring the absolute minimum of heat is ever transferred, which helps to keep heating costs low and under control. Glass fitted below the waistline is generally laminated for additional strength, which also increases security. Shootbolts are fitted to the intermediate panels, and a high security multi-point locking system incorporating hook locks is fitted to the master door.
Aluminium bi-fold doors are available in numerous polyester powder coated finishes from a wide selection of RAL colours. A wide choice of colour finishes allows you to select the best possible colour finish that will enhance the exterior brick, stone or rendering finish of your property, and you can match or contrast the interior decor of your rooms with our dual colour door option. Aluminium bi-fold doors require very little routine maintenance.
For help and advice about aluminium bi-fold doors, visit either of our showrooms.
We have an exclusive AIR ZONE in our Hoddesdon flagship showroom where both products from the AIR range can be seen. The AIR 800 Bi-folding door and the alternative 600LS Sliding Door. In addition to this we also display an extensive range from ORIGIN, both their Bi-folding doors and contemporary window range. Our showroom is open 7 days and ample off-street parking is available. You would be most welcome to come and have a look at the full range of products we offer.