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Composite doors how to choose – Southall Windows

This guide from Southall Windows can make it easy for you to choose a right type of composite doors for you. Please visit our page for the composite doors designs. 

The front door play a very important practical role. Your front door forms a very critical part of your over all home style and it is a point at which you welcome visitors.


The front door of your house must be strong and safe, but it also influences the first impressions and initial kerb appeal of your home. In this guide we will mainly discuss about the composite doors as the main front door of your home.


What is a composite door ?

Composite doors are named because they’re made from more than one material.

These doors are built to high standards of quality and security. These doors are very competitive and compromise between style, strength and price.

A composite door is designed to appear as a wooden door, with an attractive wood grain, bit it is made of a material used which normally doesn’t fade easily and quickly.

Composite doors are well-designed modern doors made from several materials. Their superior quality sets a new high standard within the door industry.

What a composite door made of ?

Composite doors are made of a variety of materials, each chosen for its specific benefit, combined to result in one of the strongest doors on the market with competitive price. Pressed and glued together under high-pressure conditions, composite doors are made of different type of material put together into one door.

Rather than using the Upvc or solid timber, these composite doors are made of GRP or fibreglass. They are built with foal-filled core to ensure excellent thermal efficiency. It also keeps your door light and strong.


Why Choose a Composite Front Door?

Composite front doors are designed to give an appearance similar to a wood door with a performance more like aluminium. They require a very little maintenance and offer good thermal efficiency.

Composite doors are most commonly made from glass reinforced fibre (GRP) and they tend to be 44mm thick and have either a hard foam insulating core reinforced with steel, or a solid timber core.

Composite doors offer amazing performance at a very reasonable price. They are much stronger than even solid wooden doors .

They are also excellent at keeping the wind and rain out. Another major advantage is its security performance.


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Bespoke design

Custom design your new composite door, with a range of stunning designs of your choice. You can choose the glass in your door as you like and you can choose the hardware style and colour according to your needs.

A beautiful range of contemporary colours, including a dual colour option with white inside and black on the exterior, in-keeping with both the character of your property and inside décor.


Thermal efficiency

These composite doors are very energy-efficient. They are highly resistant to weathering. They keep winter and rain out.

The composite doors at Southall Windows  are fitted with energy-efficient double glazing or triple glazing and toughened safety glass as standard. You can also choose from different glass types including decorative and obscure.


Safe and secure

These doors are very solid and robust. The composite doors are able to withstand any knocks and bumps. They are more secure than a traditional timber door.



Bifold doors styles available – Southall Windows

Bifold doors are ideal when you are thinking about creating moor room into your existing space or when you are thinking of creating a clear opening on two sides of a room.


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At Southall Windows, we can create a range of configurations, various colours and various configurations and styles of the bifold which will fit your and your family need.

You can choose how many panels you need into your bifold door. The number of panel will depend on the space available where you are willing to fit your new bifold door.

Bifold doors are available from 2 panels to 6 panels and can be added more if required more. The minimum number of panels is 2 to 3.


2 Panels bifold door

These kind of bifold doors are ideal in case you have a very small space because of your existing house and if you are replacing existing two pane French or patio door.

The 2 panels billfold door consist of two panels that open in a sliding action in one direction.


2 panel bifold door Southall windows

3 Panels Bifold doors

These 3 panel bifolding doors are available in 2 different style or configurations.  All 3 panels doors can either all slide in one direction or you can have one door hinged as an access leaf.



In case you will use your bifold doors for regular access into the garden an access leaf is useful because it enables you to only open one swinging leaf without having to slide all the 3 doors.


4 panel bifolding door

A 4 panel bifolding doors are generally available in three different configurations:



All panels can slide back in one direction in the same way as two or three panel doors.

A very popular style with four pane bifolding doors is the “French Door” type. In this case centre two doors can open swing open like hinged doors. This combination of door opening is useful where you can still use the doors like traditional French Doors for when the weather is not that warm.  On warmer days, the middle leaves open like hinged French Doors.


5 Panel Bifolding Doors

Three different options of opening styles are available on five pane bifolding doors.  All the leaves can be slid back.

You can either choose to slide all the panel in one side. Or you choose to split the section in 2. One side can slide is in one direction and the other can slide in the opposite direction.

Additionally You can leave one panel fix and slide all the others.


6 or more Panel Bifolding Doors

The same configuration as four-panel doors is available for six-panel doors but with an extra pane at each end.

So for panels more than six you can choose a combination of styles.

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Bifold doors ultimate guide – Southall Windows

We are at Southall Windows believe that the Bi-fold doors are a very popular choice when you are looking to maximise space and light into your existing home or into your new extension. Continue to read through our bifold doors ultimate guide.


bifold doors - Southall Windows

The open-design of your bifold doors can literally open up an entire wall of glass, making a connection of your inside to you outside home. When the bifold doors are closed, the glass offers much bigger views in comparison to a standard window or a standard door.

In our opinion, in smaller properties, bi-folds will make your existing space larger than before in the back of your house because you can see beyond the bi-fold doors through glass.

Click here to look at the bifold doors offered by Southall Windows.

How do bifold door work?

Recently the Bifold doors have  become a favourite choice with UK homeowners. The bifold doors with large glass allow a lot of light to come into the space, while giving you unprecedented access to the outdoors. The bifold doors have evolved and so they have become more versatile and stronger over the years.

The bifold doors slide along on a runner and it is very easy to open and close an entire bi-fold door in few seconds and without any hassle.


                                                                           Watch our bifold doors design video                                                                               


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Strong and Secure bifold door
The bifold doors have multi-point locks and are manufactured in various material such as in uPVC, timber or aluminium. However, at Southall Windows we always recommend Aluminium doors because of their strength and security and cost effectiveness.

They are made in different colour such as Grey, black, white and many more other colours. You can choose from a range of colours availability and dual colours inside/out.


bifold doors colours - Southall Windows

Why choose bifold doors?

Bifold doors fits in all type of house whether you have old space or new extension.  These doors have a great way to introduce large expanses of glass into a building. By installing bifold doors you’re simply opening up the back of the house, all that extra light can transform the feel of your home.
If desired you can choose different style of bifold doors. You can split the doors after one pane, and benefit from a single traffic door on one side. You also have the freedom to choose whether the doors stack inside or out.


How Bifold doors blend in?

If you are wondering if you have to have a new extension or a modern home to install the bifold door, but the good news is it is not necessary.

This combination of classic looks and contemporary glazing is an extremely popular way to modernise your home. If you prefer your bi-fold doors to blend in with the rest of the house, simply choose colour of the frames similar to the rest of the house.

Range of bifold doors offered by Southall Windows.



What are the benefits of Double Glazing Southall Windows London

What are the benefits of Double Glazing Southall Windows London

41) Frequently Asked Question Number Forty One:- What are the benefits of Double Glazing?

What are the benefits of Double Glazing Southall Windows London :- Double glazed units are made of 2 panes of glass that are separated with Warm-Edge spacer bar that is filled with dessicant whose primary role is to absorb all the moisture. Double glazed windows when filled with argon gas becomes highly energy efficient and sound proof.

What are the benefits of Double Glazing Southall Windows London

What are the benefits of Double Glazing Southall Windows London

The Summary of the benefits of Double Glazed windows

1) Reduction in the cost of heating
2) Elimination of Condensation
3) Reduced Noise Transmission
4) Increased security with the use of Thicker glass and Toughened glass
5) Improved resale value of your home

What are the benefits of Double Glazing Southall Windows London 1

What are the benefits of Double Glazing Southall Windows London 1

Southall Windows ltd. is a West London based Double Glazing company in Southall with over many years of experience. Our aim is to give professional double glazing advice and execellent products in Southall London. We provide very best A-rated double glazed and Triple glazed windows, Upvc panel doors, Composite doors, Bi-Folding Doors, Conservatories, Integral Blinds & Porches.

Contact number :- 07384021806

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Southall UB1 1PT