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A bifold door makes for the perfect addition to any property, but before you get a new set installed you may have some questions. We’ve compiled a selection of the most frequently asked questions we receive about bifold doors, to help you make your decision.

How secure are bifold doors?

Fitted with a unique 8-point locking system and combined with the strength of aluminium. All our bifold doors offer unparalleled protection against potential intruders. Our aluminium bifold doors are fitted with finger safe gaskets to avoid any fingers being trapped when the doors are in action.

Child safe aluminium bifold doors

Are bifold doors thermally efficient?

 An aluminium bifold door is incredibly thermally efficient, they’re fitted with thermal breaks and come with double glazing as standard. Your new door will be fitted perfectly which eliminates any warmth escaping through unwanted cracks or gaps.

What is the minimum size for a bifold door?

Bifold doors come in a variety of sizes and can be customised to suit your space. However, there is a recommended minimum size which is 1.4m with two panels, due to the style of the door any smaller and you’d find low functionality performance.

Are aluminium bifold doors better than uPVC?

Both aluminium and uPVC are great material options for bi-fold doors, aluminium is a slightly more expensive alternative. You’ll find an aluminium door lasts longer than uPVC as it is more durable and less susceptible to wearing and warping. You’ll achieve better sightlines opting for aluminium as it is much stronger compared to how thin it is, this means the frames can be smaller and the glass panes can be larger.

Are aluminium bifold doors hard to maintain?

Aluminium is an extremely durable material which is what makes it such a fantastic choice for bifold doors, they require very little maintenance to keep them looking great. Simply wipe the frames over with warm soapy water and a soft cloth and clean the glass with a gentle window cleaner.

Are bifold doors made to measure?

Yes, all bifold doors are completely made to measure and we’re about to design them to your specifications. You’re able to create your dream bifold doors by deciding on the number of doors, opening direction and all handles and hardware.

Folding sliding doors with large glass panels manufactured using aluminium

What colours are available for aluminium bifold doors?

Your new bifold door will be available in over 150 RAL colours as well as unique timber finishes. For a modern look a sleek Anthracite grey works perfectly, but for a more traditional look you could go for a subtle timber effect.

How much are bifold doors?

As a bifold door is bespoke to you it’s difficult to put a price on it, the size, material and hardware will all affect the final cost of your door. If you get in touch with a member of our team today, they’ll be able to book you in for a free on-site quote.

Are bifold doors worth the money?

Upgrading your door to a new aluminium bifold will save you money on your energy bills as it’ll be more energy efficient. You’ll notice the difference the most in the winter months as your home will feel warmer.

A bifold door is sleek and attractive which could attract the eye of a potential buyer which could increase the value of your home. Easy access to a well-kept garden is high on prospective buyers’ priorities. If your current door is aged or damaged upgrading to a new aluminium bifold will add value to your home. To find out exactly how adding a bifold door to your home could affect its value, speak to your local estate agent.

Folding doors in aluminium

Do I need building regulations for bifold doors?

When you’re looking at replacing your existing door with a new bifold you more than likely won’t need to request planning permission, but you need to ensure you follow building regulations, but this is something we can support you with at Halstead Glass.

You may be required to request planning permission is if you’re intending to widen an existing opening to install a new bifold door. Another case where you may need planning permission is if you’re living in a conservation area.

Sleek bifold doors for your South East home

With 30 years of experience serving homeowners across Essex and Suffolk, when you choose a replacement door through you can be assured, you’re receiving the highest quality service.

Contact us now or call our team of experts on 01787473516 for expert advice and a free, no-obligation quote– we are confident we can assist you.

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