Made to Order Aluminium Bifold Doors
The aluminium bifold doors we fabricate are created with an intelligent design system. Thermal break frames have been matched with energy-efficient glass to produce a high-quality finish.
Our bifold doors are made using premium materials and manufactured with precision. The system is covered by a 10-year guarantee.
As we control the fabrication process, we can work to short lead times and the delivery schedule you require.
The made to order aluminium bifold doors system has been developed with custom profiles to make them easy to install.
Why Aluminium is the best frame material
With cheaper UPVC options available, some customers may wonder if aluminium frames are worth the cost.
Aluminium is the strongest and most hardwearing material for window frames. The frames are resistant to flexing and twisting with little maintenance required.
One of the main selling features for aluminium frames is the slim lines they create.
The desirability of bifold doors is to create a seamless view outside. With the strength of aluminium, glazing framework is kept to a minimum, allowing more glass in each panel.
Aluminium bifold doors personalised to your project
Aluminium bifold doors installation process
Every build or conversion requires different features. Our made to order bifold door system offers a wide range of personalisation choices.
You can select from three different glazing options that each benefit from a variety of thermal U values.
Door opening can be inward or outward depending on the requirement of the customer. If required, an outside handle or key locking feature can also be included.
A broad range of colour options are available from the standard white to the more contemporary black. On request, we can also produce bespoke colour to suit your project.
The delivery of your bifold doors includes complete installation guidance.
It is essential to check the delivery carefully as you unpack to make sure there are no missing parts.
Before starting the installation process, we recommend that a site survey is completed. The survey should check for any defects or damage to the structural opening.
The wall construction should be inspected to make sure the load capacity can be supported. The abrasiveness of the edges needs to be observed to plan for adhesive sealing systems.
Fixings and equipment
- Appropriate fixings into structural opening
- Mixed selection of frame packers
- Mixed selection of glazing packers
- Rubber mallet or plastic mallet
- Set of HSS drill bits
- Drill / SDS hammer drill
- Saw for cutting aluminium sill
- Long spirit level
- String line
- Tape measure
- No.2 Pozi drive
- 2.5mm; 3mm; 4mm Allen keys
- Level or Laser level
- Vacuum cups
- Caulk gun and Low modulus silicone
- Paper towels
- Utility knife
- Silicone and Gun
- Set square
The fixing materials required for installation are not supplied with your order. It is the responsibility of the installer to make sure the correct fixings are used.
Above we have detailed the recommended tools for bifold door installation;
At the Direct Roofing Systems trade shop, you’ll find many of the tools required to complete a successful installation. Call us on 01623 651982 to check our stocks.
The instructions supplied with your order provide detailed step by step explanations to complete the install. The instructions advise you what tools to use at each stage and what measurements you need to check.
From the fitting of the outer frame to checking that all the seals are perfectly positioned our guidance makes sure you can complete the perfect job.
Once the install is complete, it is important that you clearly explain to the customer how the system should be operated.
The end-user of the bifold door system needs to clearly understand the function of the supplied product and how to operate the doors safely.
The customer must store the instructions safely and ensure they are passed on to a new owner if the property is sold. To ensure longevity of the aluminium bifold doors, the customer must be aware of the care and maintenance required.
Care and maintenance
The care and maintenance required for Bifold doors is minimal.
The most important care requirement is that the top and bottom tracks are kept clear from any debris. Objects or dirt on the tracks can stop the function of the folding door operating correctly.
The locking mechanisms should be checked at regular intervals to make sure that they are clean. Every year the moving parts should have a lubricant applied, such as machine oil.
So much more than your average bifold door!
- Minimal frame sizes for a slimline appearance
- 10-year guarantee
- Inward and outward opening doors
- 3 glazing options: 28mm double, 36mm triple and 44mm triple
- Thermal U values 28mm double 1.7, 36mm triple 1.5 and 44mm triple 1.4
- Sash and outer frame manufactured to the same depth for excellent thermal values
- Powder-coated frames, 40-micron thickness to BS/EN 12206-1-2004
- Max height of 3m and max sash width of 1.2m
- Low thresholds and other choices available to allow for installation flexibility
- Colour choices – White, Black. Grey, Grey exterior / white interior
- Coordinated handles
- Nylon or PVC backed fin-pile and wool pile draft seals to BS7386:1997
- Adjustable jamb system – supplied as standard. Great tool for onsite installation adjustments
- Bottom running ultra-smooth system
- Intermediate doors have concealed shoot bolt locking with single-point handle
- Key locking optional
- All opening configurations available
- Document Q compliant, including PAS24 and BS6375:2015 part 1 weather testing
Powder-coated Finishes (2 week lead time)
- Grey /white
Foiled Finishes (4 week lead time)
- Cherrywood both sides
- Cheerywood on white
- Golden oak both sides
- Golden oak on white
- Irish oak both sides
- Irish oak on white
- Chart well green on white
- Cream on white
- RAL7016 on white
- Agate grey on white
Why Buy from us?
As manufacturers of aluminium bifold doors, we can create any configuration the project requires within the build time scale. We provide installation guidance and our trade shop, has all the tools and accessories you need to complete the job.
For more information about our range of aluminium bifold doors, please call us on 01623 651982 or contact us via our contacts page. Our dedicated sales team will get back to you as soon as possible.