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Aluminium Bifold Doors 

 

Aluminium Bifold Doors. Easy to install thanks to a slim-stepped outer frame that contains all the door hardware inside the frame. While you enjoy the aesthetic benefits of more light, attractive profiles and more view, you can trust that the designers have also taken care of the thermal efficiency, superior glide technology and high security.

Let the Light in with Stunning Bifold Doors

There is something magical about opening up the back of your house with bi-fold doors. The house feels bigger and brighter as it flows into the garden. Our summers may be short in Cardiff and South Wales but while the weather is good, bifold doors help you to make the most of it.

Bifold Door Suppliers

Our aluminium bifold door suppliers include Origin, Aluk and Opal Heritage.

All three suppliers have different features and price points which allows us to to supply bifold doors to suit all tastes and budgets. All three manufacturers have a commitment to innovative design and quality which is essential for us to maintain the standards we have demonstrated ove rthe last ten years.

While you enjoy the aesthetic benefits of more light, attractive profiles and more view, you can trust that the designers have also taken care of the thermal efficiency, superior glide technology and high security.

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Aluminium Bifold Doors

We’ve made our new aluminium bi-fold doors range easy to install thanks to a slim-stepped outer frame that contains all the door hardware inside the frame. There’s no need to cut plaster or make alterations in your home to make sure the doors fit. The benefit to you is minimal disruption and mess in your home when they’re installed.

Our aluminium bi-fold doors range is the best and easiest to install when compared to what else is available on the market.

Aluminium bi-fold doors are the ideal way to open up your home and bring the outside in, whilst still keeping the weather out. Our range of aluminium sliding and folding doors, deliver outstanding reliability, performance and design every time. Our range of bi-fold doors enables you to expand your living space by opening up wide expanses of your external walls to seamless lead into the garden.

A Wider Choice Of Colours

Our new panoramic doors come in a wide range of colours and finishes. With this choice of contemporary colours and styles, you can create a look that is perfect for your home. In Cardiff, the most popular choice of colour is Anthracite for aluminium profiles and white for UPVC. Whether you want to match your existing décor or make a bold contrast, our panoramic doors are a stylish way to bring indoor and outdoor living together.

The hardware on aluminium bi-fold doors itself is bespoke, British-designed and assembled, available in Black, White, Satin Silver, Silver Grey and Champagne finishes, all with a five-year guarantee.

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Fully Customisable

Depending on whether you choose UPVC or aluminium, you will have a range of options including which way the doors open, where the master door is placed and. of course, how many doors your space is divided into. In this case, our customer chose to have glazing bars on the doors.

The right door opens and the other three leaves fold to the left. When folded, they are outside so that all the space can be used outside. We’ll discuss how you use your room and help you decide. This is the most popular choice in Cardiff. Although it is normal for patio doors to be in the centre, it’s usually more practical to have the opening door at the side, depending on your normal path to the doors. In this picture, the island dominates the centre so the usual path is down the right side.

Why Are Bifold Doors so Expensive?

Bifold doors can be perceived as expensive but they are not when considered in a like for like way. Yes, they are more expensive than patio doors because they are often 4-6 doors compared to the two in french doors. When you consider the square footage, the bifold doors fill the whole space while patio doors use the walls at the side and the smaller opening. While bifold doors may use the same area as sliding doors, technically, the sliding door is much more straightforward to manufacture as there are just 2 doors and much less frame. Take into account the aluminium plus hinges, corners and frame fixings that go into 4-6 small frames rather than two large ones.

The cost will depend on several factors. The first and most obvious consideration for cost is whether you choose UPVC or aluminium bifold doors. The second consideration is quality. There are a lot of bifold doors on the market. The difficulty for you as the customer is knowing the difference. Windows and doors look the same when they are fitted. It’s only in time that you start to see doors dropping because the hinges aren’t sturdy enough or frames bowing because the aluminium or steel inside the frame is not strong enough. The fitting can also make a difference. Your bi-folds need to glide smoothly and this relies on level fitting. Unfortunately, the industry is known for sub-contractors who value speed over quality. That’s the reason we fully employ our installation engineers. They know that quality takes precedence and will take their time to ensure the perfect installation. There is no difference in cost whether you live in Cardiff or anywhere else.

Sometimes the perception is related to house value. A set of doors costs the same whether you have a 2-bed bungalow in the South Wales countryside as it does for a 6-bedroom house in the middle of Cardiff.

How much do Bifold Doors Cost?

To use a much-quoted answer; ‘how long is a piece of string?’ It really is as diverse as that. You can buy bifold doors from DIY shops such as Wickes and B&Q. That’s probably the cheapest way if that’s the priority. Will they stand the test of time? It’s a gamble and you won’t know the answer until they fail. Single door prices can vary from around £700 – £2,500. The difference is that when you pay for quality, you can expect your doors to last a lot longer. With bifold doors, you really do get what you pay for. Our quotes are free and without obligation so there’s no harm in letting us measure up. Pop your details in the chat below and we’ll give you a call to arrange to come and measure for you.

Which Blinds for Bi-fold Doors?

There are several types of blinds that can be used on UPVC or aluminium bifold doors. You can order them with integral blinds. These are Venetian blinds inside the double glazed units so they do not impede the use of your doors at all. Of course, once they’re in, you cannot change them. They are a good choice if you want a modern look. They also work well if your doors open on the outside and you’re inclined to leave the doors open when it rains.

There are more options available if your blinds are fitted to the outside of the profile. All of the pleated blinds usually reserved for conservatories are suitable for this and offer super choices of fabric including blackout and thermal protection if your doors are south facing. These blinds can be either screwed into the frame or fitted with clips. The two popular clip-in systems are Intu and Perfect Fit. You need to be wary of these as the Perfect Fit has a frame all the way around, and the Intu has a frame at the top. Both of these options sit on top of the door frame so they may stop your doors from folding flat. The screw-in conservatory blinds normally fit within the recess of the door. Some of the aluminium bifold doors have a shallower profile so check this before ordering. Check with your supplier that this will not affect the warranty.

It isn’t popular in Cardiff to have curtains at the side as they hang over the window. If you still have a preference for curtains, a style where they hang straight in tubes may be preferable to one where they are draped across the window and held back with tie backs. One of our Cardiff customers was adamant that they wanted curtains, so in this case, we suggested making the opening smaller to allow for a small wall at the side. This saved money on the bi-folds and allowed space for the curtains.

Is Finance Available for Aluminium WIndows?

Our complete range of products is available on finance including conservatory roof replacement, windows and doors and conservatories.

If you are considering new aluminium windows, contact us to first arrange for us to visit, measure up and provide a quotation.

Before making a decision about new windows, consider your budget and all of the available options carefully as this will help you to settle on a solution that provides maximum enjoyment.

Which Material is Better for Bifold Doors? Aluminium or uPVC?

Much of what you read or hear about aluminium and uPVC bifold doors may be biased. A salesperson or business can be incentivised to sell one or the other or may not have one of them available. Personal bias may also be a factor. Older fans of uPVC may have grown up shivering with the old Crittal windows, which were appalling for heat control. Those who have suffered the first generation of uPVC bifold doors may have sworn off them for life.

Neither aluminium nor uPVC is more disposed towards condensation. Condensation comes from factors within the home related to the temperature outside. Read our article if you want to know more about why condensation forms on modern windows.

None of these claims applies anymore. Modern technology has ensured that whichever material you choose, your bifold doors will meet standards for security, safety and thermal efficiency. They all have long guarantees, and you will be happy with either. Your choice is likely to be dependent on size. Aluminium is more stable for large sizes and a higher number of leaves.

At Heath Windows and Doors you will hear a balanced view. We have no preference for either. They both provide a perfect solution depending on the application. We’ll tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of each and the suitability for your style of home, your needs and your budget.

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Bespoke Patio Doors

Although there are a lot of choices for your patio doors, we’ll help you navigate the options and come up with the perfect design for your doors. Every door is made to measure for you with your personal choice of colours, furniture and arrangement of doors.

When you want to maximise your view of the outside and benefit from more natural light within your home, patio doors make the ideal solution for Cardiff homes. If you are building an extension or a new home, you will be able to plan your build around your choice. If you are replacing old doors or a window, your choice of patio doors may be led by the space you already have.

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Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors provide lots of natural light with less frame to interrupt the view. They can fit into an existing space, or you can expand your opening to fit across the whole wall.

Our sliding patio door frames have been designed with safety features to prevent slamming.

Sliding Doors are usually the lowest cost option for patio doors.

If space is limited, you can arrange furniture close to the doors as they open within their own tracks. They are also convenient for opening only a small amount without worrying about the wind catching the door.

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French Doors

French doors are ideal for a wide range of uses, particularly when you want to maintain a traditional feel. Beautifully suited to open up into conservatories or to make a unique design statement within your home. French doors are often the practical choice for homeowners who want to replace a window so that they step out into the garden. Typically French Doors are chosen for smaller openings but are equally effective to create a glass wall effect by using two or three sets of French Doors.

Sometimes there is no choice if pillars are already in place but sometimes our customers just prefer the traditional look of french doors.

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Bifold Doors

Let the light in with Aluminium Bifold Doors

The slimmest frames and widest views. Bi-fold doors are the ideal way to open up your home in Cardiff and bring the outside in, whilst still keeping the weather out. Our range of aluminium sliding and folding doors, delivering outstanding reliability, performance and design every time. Our range of bi-fold doors enables you to expand your living space by opening up wide expanses of your external walls to your outside space. Whilst at the same time keeping the weather out and the heat in during cold months.

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French Doors

Aluminium French Doors for Classic Style

Aluminium French Doors are a great addition to any home. French doors are popular for opening up the back of one room rather than for wider expanses. As French doors are often smaller than other patio doors, they particularly benefit from the slimmer frames, allowing more view and light.

Our French doors are completely bespoke, crafted to your precise measurements with customisable colour and handle options.

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Bifold Door Advice

Heath Windows and Doors are independent suppliers and installers. This means that we have no allegiance or obligation to any single brand. We are well respected in the industry and have reached a level that enables us to buy quality products at competitive prices.

We first listen to you and then make recommendations based on your needs, preferences and budget. The more you tell us, the easier it is for us to recommend bifold doors that you will love for years.

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