Bi-folding Doors - bring the outside in
Falcon Windows: the installer of choice in uPVC and aluminium bi-folding doors in Ipswich, Suffolk and Essex.
Bi-fold doors or sliding doors in uPVC or aluminium from Falcon Windows are an increasingly popular, robust, secure, flexible and low maintenance way to enjoy a wide, full height expanse of glass, giving lots of light and garden views in the cooler months - and then in summer, simply fold them back to open up the room directly on your garden or patio terrace.
So much more than just patio doors, the multi-panel design of bi-fold doors gives you the flexibility to open up some or all of the 'glass wall' space. A typical panel width is the same as one opener on a patio door and the number of panels usually depends on the span or opening to be covered.
Whether you choose bi-fold door frames in wood, aluminium or uPVC, the system allows the door leaves to concertina back on themselves, maximising the space of the opening. Doors can open internally or externally and a range of configurations are possible depending on the overall number of panels required.
We have carefully selected Falcon Windows bi-fold doors to be high-performing, robust systems, fitted for your security as standard with the latest locking mechanisms that you'd expect to find in double-glazed entrance and patio doors.
Wood, uPVC or aluminium bi-folds - how do I choose?
Style, taste, price, maintenance, your property location in Ipswich or Suffolk and the expanse of 'glass wall' required will all play a part in your choice of bi-fold door systems.
Aluminium bi-folding doors are the ones to go for if you are after a big set of opening doors, covering a wide space. This is because aluminium bi-fold panels are very strong and can be wider than uPVC bi-fold panels. The aluminium construction is extremely robust which also means that frames can be more slimline and, especially with stylish modern frame colours such as anthracite grey, give a sleek, discrete look which really achieves that 'glass wall' effect.
Thanks to innovative 'WarmCore' technologies, aluminium bi-folding doors are now available not only with impressive strength, but with first class thermal properties too.
uPVC bi-folding doors are suitable for many properties requiring more than just a patio door or two and work well integrated into a conservatory, or even a living /dining area which you would like to be able to open up and extend into your conservatory. Price-wise uPVC bi-fold doors are generally a less expensive option in comparison with an aluminium system, but the sightlines will be thicker
Timber bi-fold door systems immediately require a certain level of maintenance, whereas uPVC and aluminium bi-folds are easy to keep clean and generally very low maintenance, although Falcon does advise a regular service to keep door sliders in tip-top working order. If your property is listed or in a conservation area, or if it already has timber or uPVC windows, this may influence or govern your choice of material for the bi-fold door frames.
At Falcon Windows, we are on hand to discuss all the options and advise on the best solution to achieve the effect you a looking for taking your property and budget into full consideration. Why not contact us now to find out more?
Aluminium bi-folding doors - design features & specifications
Aluminium bi-folding doors from Falcon Windows are recommended if a wide span of opening is required. At Falcon Windows, each leaf of our selected aluminium bi-fold systems can go up to 1300 mm wide and the frames are extremely robust. The narrow profile ensures that maximum glazing is achieved, flooding rooms with light.
Our BSF70 folding door system from AluUK is available in a wide range of configurations and panels can be stacked inside or outside, to the left or right, or split stacked on both sides.
- Internally beaded with a softline or square detail to all external doors and panels
- Chamfered and square bead options
- Four stainless steel wheels ensures smooth and consistent operation
- Unique, flush line pop-out handle that allows maximum door opening and square stacking panels
- Low threshold option which can be configured to achieve DDA and Part M compliance
- Glazing sizing range of 28mm - 44mm
- Full range of hardware options available
- Available in single or dual colour option, polyester powder coating and anodised finishes
- Certified under Secured by Design scheme
- See configuration options and thermal profiles of this system - download the AluUk brochure here .
PVC-U bi-folding doors - design features & specifications
At Falcon Windows, our premium PVC-U bi-folding doors systems are carefully selected to be versatile and high-performing. They include a wide choice of configurations, impressive insulation properties and a complete range of the latest colour options including solid and woodgrain foils on one or both sides.
Why not come along to our showrooms to see them in action and find the bi-folding door solution to suit your property?
Our on-site team will be pleased to talk you through how our bi-folding doors operate, explain configuration options, handles and locking mechansims.
- PAS24:2012/16 and Part Q accredited as standard
- Slimline 70mm energy efficient PVC-U system
- Three low threshold design options
- Featured and beveled sash
- Compatible with Duraflex add-ons
- Mechanical outer frame and threshold joint
- Suited hardware
- 13 different panel configurations up to six sashes
- See configuration options and profiles of these systems - download the Sliders UK Bi-folding Doors brochure hereSliders UK Bi-folding Doors brochure here.
Bi-folding doors with integral Venetian blinds
Interested in having bi-folding doors in your property or as part of your conservatory or garden room fitted with blinds for privacy or shade, but can't be done with clumsy and high-maintanence venetian blinds?
Our Sunshade integral Venetian blind systems see the blinds incased in the sealed bi-folding door units, with the blinds easily operated, unobstrusive and very low on maintenance. Find out more about integral blinds from Falcon Windows here.