1How secure are bi-fold doors?
Bi-fold doors are extremely secure. All parts of the bi-fold door have been designed with security and safety in mind, this is right down to the hinges, locking barrel and multi-point locking systems on all of our bi-fold doors. You can be confident knowing that these doors are designed to withstand attacks from even the most determined intruder.
2How do bi-fold doors work?
Bi-fold doors work by having a number of hinged door panes that slide along a track folding neatly (we also call this stacking) to one or both sides, leaving you with a nice large open space to move freely between your property and the outside space. Our doors are designed to work effortlessly with a gentle push and can be operated easily.
3What is the biggest or smallest I can have a bi-fold door?
Each door pane can be as narrow as 400mm or as wide as 1 metre with a maximum number of 7 panes making the overall width, a maximum of 7 metres. In relation to the height, bi-fold doors can be as low as 1 metre or as tall as 2.5 metres. We can make doors larger than these but require additional information in order to do so. If you would like a door bigger than the ones available through our website, please contact us and a member of our team will be very happy to help.
4Is it possible to have a window next to a set of bi-fold doors?
This is usually no problem at all. There can be special requirements for the glass that would be installed in the window but this is usually just a very small added cost to a normal window.
5What configurations are available?
All of our doors are bespoke to your requirements and depending on the size of the door you need, these can open split at any point with the remaining doors sliding to their dedicated side. The number of panes available is dictated by the size of the opening you are having. Please talk to a member of our team if you have any further questions about what configurations options you have available to you or alternatively, enter your sizes into our quote tool and you will see all of the configurations for your size bi-fold doors.
6How quickly will my doors arrive?
Standard industry delivery times are between 6 and 8 weeks for bespoke bi-fold doors. We always try to get your products to you as soon as possible and in most cases we can get your bi-fold doors to you in under 3 weeks. There are certain exceptions to this where certain colour options and certain added extras aren’t possible to deliver to you in this time but this will be discussed with you at the point of ordering. In general though, 3 weeks is the maximum time we think you should wait!
7How can I get a quote?
We have an online quote tool that you can use that will give you an instant quote for both bi-fold doors and sliding doors, as well as also emailing you a copy of your quote price. This price is guaranteed 30 days. Our quote tool also gives you the option to purchase and buy online making the complete process very simple and stress free. The other option would be to either call or email us directly and a member of staff will be happy to assist you throughout this process.
8Can bi-fold doors open inwards?
Yes, bi-fold doors don’t have to open outwards. There are other things to take into account when thinking about having your bi-fold doors open inwards. The height of the inside ceiling and floor level need to be taken into account for the free opening and closing of the doors. In some cases a knock on must be added to reduce the height of the doors to stop them catching on the ceiling or the threshold may be raised to stop the doors catching on the floor. Neither of these are major issues and if you have any questions, a member of our team will be more than happy to discuss the best ways to overcome any issues.
9What size opening can doors be fitted into?
The smallest bi-fold door we do, can fit into a narrow gap of 1.4 metres with the largest reaching 7 metres wide. In terms of height, the lowest we are able to go is 1 metre with a maximum height of 2.5 metres.
10 What colour can I have my bi-fold door?
There are over 150 RAL colours available to choose from. Our standard colours are white, cream, black and anthracite grey (RAL 7016). All other colours take longer to produce and have a longer manufacturing time. If you would like something a little different from our standard colours take a look at the colour options page or talk to a member of our team who will advise you on your options and the current wait time.
11How do I clean my bi-folds?
Our aluminium and paint is very easy to clean and maintain. We recommend using warm soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge. As for the glass, this can be cleaned in the usual way with glass cleaner and a cloth. We recommend wiping away any excess glass cleaner that may have settled at the base of the door as it can dry the rubber gasket out leading to cracking.
12How do I install bi-fold doors?
Take a look in our advice centre and you will find the relevant guide to install your bi-fold doors. You should find the installation guide easy clear to understand and the whole process can be completed from start to finish in just a few hours. If you don’t feel confident in fitting them yourself, please either contact us and we can fit them for an added fee or contact your local builder or window fitter.
13Can I buy an ‘off the shelf’ bi-fold door?
We don’t have any readymade doors in set sizes as everything we sell is bespoke to your requirements. We do have a very quick turn around time on many of our bi-fold doors so if time is an issue, contact us directly and we will advise you of what products we can deliver to you in the shortest time frame.