How to add light and space to your Crawley home with Bifold Doors


Aluminium Bifold Doors Bowalker Doors Crawley

Have you been flicking through the home improvement and lifestyle magazines lately, and noticed that all the beautiful homes have one thing in common?

Bifold doors are the sought-after feature for glossy-mag worthy homes in Sussex, in particular places such as Crawley.

We’ve found that a lot of the homes we work on in Crawley want doors that add light and space to their home, and bifold doors are an excellent choice for doing this.

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January 28, 2019

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What colour entrance door should I choose?

Coloured composite doors from Bowalker Doors in Hove

Introducing colour into the home is any architect’s dream.

Colour is a clever way to send a message about your personality, and as entrance doors set the tone for the rest of your home, choosing a coloured front door can be a powerful way to create fantastic kerb appeal.

While there are a multitude of different colours to choose from, it’s easy to revert back to the traditional favourites: white, red, green or blue.

Our two ranges of composite entrance doors, Solidor doors and Bowalker composite doors, feature a selection of stunning colours, from classic to contemporary, pretty to powerful and striking to stylish.

A lot of the homes we work on in Hove want a door that adds exciting colour to their property and makes an entrance no one will forget, which is why we have more than 30 door colours to choose from.

We’ve put together a guide to help you decide which colour would be best for you.

Be bold

Peacock Blue Composite Door Bowalker Doors Hove

If you’d like to reflect your bold and bright personality on your front door, statement shades such as Peacock Blue, Berry Red, Rich Aubergine and French Blue are ideal.

They add an eye-catching pop of colour immediately to anyone who passes by, and will make your home stand out on your street, telling the world that someone full of life lives here. This is perfect if you love to entertain in your home.

It also sets the tone of your interior, which is great if your home is full of exuberant colours and décor.

Timeless classics

Red composite door Bowalker Doors Hove

Perhaps you’re more of a classic soul? If you love the traditional things in life, a timeless entrance door will be the best fit for you.

A lot of the composite entrance doors in Hove are in a time-honoured style, as it’s what suits most homes.

Colours like Chartwell Green, Red, Gothic Black, Derwent Blue and Heritage Green will last the test of time and show people that you value the eternal beauty of things. Classic shades such as these also complement any style of décor and external finishes, from traditional brick to a modern render.

Warm and inviting

Woodrgrain composite doors Bowalker Doors Hove

Is your home the family meeting point, where you often host the Sunday roasts and welcome your family and friends?

To reflect the inviting nature of your family home, warm and natural door colours, such as Golden Oak, Irish Oak, Golden Sand, Walnut, Rosewood and Cream, are the perfect choice.

Woodgrain colour options are a great alternative to timber front doors to reflect a soft yet strong personality, complementing French Country, authentic interiors.

Clean and crisp

Clean and crisp composite doors Bowalker Doors Hove

If you prefer the minimalist aesthetic, simple and stylish door colours are the best option.

Light colours such as Painswick and White, and dark shades like Schwarzbraun and Gothic Black, add clean, crisp style in a subtle yet sophisticated way.

This is ideal if you like white spaces or black accents to introduce colour.

Stylish and ahead of the trend

Anthracite Grey Composite Door Hove Bowalker Doors

Are you a trend-setter? Do you want your home to look modern and ahead of the time?

Right now, the contemporary colour of choice for style-conscious homeowners is grey. We’ve started to install lots of entrance doors in Hove in grey as using this colour adds chic style, with the top home improvement colour being Anthracite Grey.

We also have composite doors in Slate Grey, Moondust Grey, Twilight Grey and French Grey. Choose any for your own individual spin.

Matching your grey entrance door with grey aluminium windows and widespan doors, such as bifold doors and sliding doors, completes the contemporary look, and perfectly complements both minimalist and glamorous interiors.

Calm and tranquil

Chartwell green composite door Bowalker Doors Hove

Perhaps your home is your retreat from the outside world. The calm that protects you from the storm that the outside world brings.

If, when you pull up outside your house, walk up your drive and see your front door, you want to feel a sense of serenity, then choosing a soothing coloured door is ideal.

Pastel colours such as Lavender, Duck Egg Blue, Coolant Blue, Chartwell Green, Frost White and Eurocell Cream are tranquil shades that will indicate that your home is a peaceful and happy place.

Choose your perfect coloured composite door from Bowalker Doors

Coloured composite entrance doors Bowalker Doors Hove

We know how important it is to have an entrance door in Hove that reflects your style, which is why we offer more than 30 door colours to suit your needs.

If you’d like more help on how to add colour to your home with a new entrance door, get in touch with our team of experts.

We’ve been transforming homes across Sussex for 10 years, and we’re known for giving homeowners and architects the best advice on their projects.

You can visit our showroom in Haywards Heath, upload your plans and ideas to our website, or get in contact with us by ringing 01444 810111 or emailing info@bowalkerwindows.co.uk.

January 28, 2019

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What to consider when planning a home renovation in Brighton

Bowalker Doors renovations in Brighton

Whether you’re looking to add a new kitchen or dining room, or renovate your whole house, adding extra space with an extension is often top of the list for homeowners.

There are lots of things you need to consider when refurbishing your home, including what you hope to gain from your project, what products to use, what planning permission you may need and who you should work with.

This blog acts a guide to these things, so if you’re planning a home renovation in or around Brighton, keep reading.

Why are you refurbishing your home?

air lift and slide doors sliding doors for Brighton renovations Bowalker Doors

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, things to consider is why you’re actually interested in refurbishing your home. What is it you’re looking to achieve?

A lot of the homes we work on in Brighton want a renovation that gives space for their family, or a lighter, brighter, inviting interior to entertain in, or extra style to tie the property together

Whatever your reasons, this should always be in the back of your mind when you’re making each decision.

Choose the right products for what you need

The reason why you’re looking to refurbish your home will directly influence what designs and products you use in your new space.

A lot of the renovations in Brighton that we work on choose architectural glazing such as widespan aluminium doors and rooflights.

aïr bi-fold doors and aïr lift & slide doors are the top choices for renovations and refurbishments when creating large social spaces.

Air 800 bifold doors Bowalker Doors for Brighton renovations

aïr bi-fold doors are made with slimline aluminium frames and large glass panels, and each pane can be made up to 1200mm wide and 3000mm tall, with a maximum of 10 panes. As they open completely in a concertina style, this leaves you with an impressively wide opening, blending your home and garden and giving you extra space.

AIR LS600 lift and slide doors for Brighton renovations Bowalekr Doors

While aluminium bi-fold doors add heaps of light, aïr lift & slide doors fill spaces with boundless amounts of natural daylight. This is because they can be made up to 2500mm wide by 2700mm tall with a maximum of 6 panes and offer uninterrupted walls of glass, giving you panoramic views.

Skypod rooflights Bowalker Doors

Rooflights a popular choice for flat roof extensions as they are fitted on the roof, allowing the sunlight to beam directly down into the room. With the smallest of our Skypod rooflights at 750mm by 750mm to the largest at 2750mm by 8700mm, you can choose the perfect amount of daylight depending on the size of your extension.

Choosing a combination of architectural aluminium glazing gives you a stunning glazed area, with each component working together for the ultimate, cutting-edge style. You can colour match our selection of architectural glazing, as our aluminium widespan doors are available in any RAL colour, and our rooflights are available in Anthracite Grey, Moondust Grey, White, Rosewood and Golden Oak.

Get the relevant planning permission

If your renovation involves extending your home, you may need planning permission.

It’s always worth checking whether you need planning permission, as some project don’t require it and need permitted development instead.

You can visit planningportal.co.uk for more information on everything else that needs planning permission – or just ask us.

Choosing the right company to trust with your renovation plans

Bowalker Doors renovations in Brighton

Choosing the right companies to help you achieve your dream renovation takes a lot of thought and careful consideration.

You should choose an installation company who has been transforming homes for a long time, gaining experience and a solid reputation. They should also have a wide product range, and a showroom where you can go in and see the glazed products in a setting where you can imagine them in your home.

You should also be able to go to your installation company with your plans and get their advice and guidance on what would work best for you.

Here at Bowalker Doors, we tick all the boxes. Our founders, Pete Walker and Anthony Bowyer have a combined experience of 45 years, and formed Bowalker Doors after nearly a decade of success with Bowalker Windows. You can take a look at our Checkatrade reviews here.

Our product range includes two bi-fold doorsaïr bi-fold doors and Bowalker bi-fold doors – and two sliding doorsaïr lift & slide doors and Bowalker sliding patio doors. We have Skypod rooflights available too, as well as two range of entrance doors to complete your home – Solidor doors and Bowalker composite doors.

You can see our stunning product range at our Haywards Heath showroom, as well as talk to our expert team about your project and benefit from our helpful advice. You can even bring your architect along too. To help you make our meeting the best it can be, you can upload your plans to our website here and we will look over them before your appointment and we will be prepared with options and guidance.

Get in touch with Bowalker Doors to help with your renovation

Bowalker Doors for Brighton renovations

If you’re planning a home renovation in Brighton, let Bowalker Doors help you.

You can call us on 01444 810111 or fill in a contact form here. Alternatively, you can visit our showroom on Bolney Grange Business Park in Haywards Heath where we’re open Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm, Friday 8am – 4:30pm and Saturday by appointment only.

Don’t forget, you can like us on Facebook to see our most recent renovations in Brighton and the surrounding areas.

January 22, 2019

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Doors you can trust

You can trust us with your transformation plans as we’re members of Checkatrade, FENSA and the Plastics Window Federation.

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