When you sell as many kitchens as we do, you can’t help but notice how many of them are being fitted as part of an extension, as homeowners invest in their property to create the house they’ve always aspired to.
Depending on where the extension is built, there’s a good chance it will involve losing part of the garden to create the space for the new kitchen. However, that needn’t be a bad thing. With good design it is possible to open up the home, making it more at one with the garden.
The trend for open-plan living brings the family together. Does this sound familiar? Mum and Dad cooking in the kitchen while the children play outside, and then when dinner is ready, sharing a meal around the table.
To achieve this, the bi-fold door offers brilliant opportunities to link interior and exterior spaces, effectively making the garden part of your extension.
The compact, concertina opening mechanism maximises space, just as the bi-fold door optimises natural light coming into the extension at all times – whether open or closed.
With a range of materials available, it’s easy to choose a bi-fold door to complement the look of your extension. Whatever you choose, you’ll benefit from exceptional manufacture, real thermal efficiency and superior security.
Installing Bi-fold Doors
Bi-fold doors are one of the most popular trends around and it’s easy to see why – they look great, bring natural light into the home and open up the property for easy access to the garden.
For installers, too, there are real advantages to bi-fold doors – not least that this added-value lifestyle product is relatively easy to install.
The trick to a fast, successful installation is that the dimensions of your door must match exactly to the size of the aperture – so make sure your measurements are precise before ordering the door.
Then it’s down to the quality of manufacture. All of our bi-fold doors are made in our Livingston factory with the uncompromising attention to detail you expect from Stevenswood. That means you’ll take delivery of exactly the door you ordered, for a smooth and fuss-free installation.
The actual installation process of installing bi-fold doors will vary depending on the material used. At Stevenswood we offer bi-fold doors in three different materials.
PVCu Bi-fold Doors – VEKA Imagine
Imagine bi-fold-doors are the best-performing PVCu bi-fold doors. They’re a great choice for low-maintenance, energy efficient PVCu and they perfectly match with VEKA PVCu windows and doors, so they’re really good for extensions.
Aluminium Bi-fold Doors – Smart Systems Visofold
The slim sightlines of Visofold aluminium bi-fold doors allow for a maximum glass area. You can choose door leafs up to 2.5m high and 1.2m wide for large door openings and they’re available in any RAL colour.
Warm Aluminium Bi-fold Doors – Synseal WarmCore
Warmcore aluminium bi-fold doors offer impressive thermal insulation from a cleverly engineered profile. WarmCore has been designed to make installation as easy as possible with a clever clip-in bead and smart aluminium track.
Whichever system you or your customers choose, we can give you expert advice and handy installation tips so you can achieve the perfect fit.