AluK is a leader in the design and manufacture of aluminium sliding and folding doors, delivering outstanding reliability, performance and design every time. At Southall Windows we provide various style of AL UK bifold doors.
AluK bifolding doors are one of the most popular bifolding door products that we at Southall Windows have installed in homes in West London.
At Southall Windows we provide stylish but practical bi-fold doors and they are built to your needs, offering you a bespoke solution every time, from the configuration of the doors to the handles, accessories and colour, making Southall Windows bi-fold doors the perfect addition to your home.
Getting the Perfect Colour
You can personalise your bi-fold door to give a personal touch to your home, at Southall Windows we can fit your ALUK bi-fold doors in standard or bespoke colours. It doesn’t matter if your home is modern, traditional, period or heritage, you’ll find a colour which will suit your home style.
At Southall Windows, We also offer a dual colour option, which means you can choose a different colour for the inside and the outside of the door. You don’t need to settle for a door that looks great on the outside but doesn’t match to your inside decorations.
AluK bifolding door designs and features
AluK bifolding door have several designs and features that make it ideal for homes.
For the homeowner the AluK bifolding doors benefit from both a square or soft line profile on the outside meaning it can have either a flat contemporary look or a more traditional rounded appearance.
Secure and robust
A robust and strong bi-fold means that good hardware is essential for smooth operation and long term reliability. AluK bifolding doors feature very high quality running gear and guide mechanisms at the top of the doors. The bottom rollers consist of a set stainless steel wheels designed to give reliable trouble free operation.
High security comes as standard with multi point locking mechanisms, high quality door handles and certification under the Secured by Design Scheme. The high security glazing beads are internal and offer the glazing option of either 28mm double glazing right up to 44mm units to accommodate integral blinds within the glass.
Also threshold options are available. AluK bifolding doors also offer excellent thermal efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
See our work
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.
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
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.
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.