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Bifold door benefits

Bowalker Doors air bifold doors benefits

There is only one word to describe the benefits of bifold doors in a renovation project or exciting new glazed extension – brilliant.

They are becoming increasingly popular in people’s home and that’s because they create such a unique, standout feature. In contemporary projects, bifold doors have become the architectural glazing of choice and are now the perfect addition in any property.

If you’re still need convincing, let this blog explain why these stunning walls of glass are such a super and stylish choice. Here are 6 top benefits of bifold doors:

1. They open up space

open plan aluminium bifold doors

Bifold doors fold away to reveal an entirely open space and this is probably the biggest reason why homeowners are keen to include them in their renovation projects. Bifold doors enable you to create a bespoke open plan living area, which allows you to enjoy both the inside and the outside.

What’s fantastic about bifold doors is that they seamlessly link your living space or glazed extension with your garden, and this looks absolutely amazing in any property – especially if you’ve got green fingers and have transformed your outdoor space into something lush and lovely.

2. They’re contemporary and stylish

Contemporary bifold doors

Choose bifold doors and you’ll be making a stylish statement – that’s what the glazing experts say. They’re modern and chic and can make a glazed extension look truly amazing. The big expanse of glass is impressive and because they let in so much light, choosing what furniture to style your room becomes a fun day at the shops!

Bifold doors look sleek and simple but they instantly open up a home to successfully knit the inside with the outside and that’s exactly what homeowner in Surrey and Sussex want. Here at Bowalker, our valued customers tell us that they add to the aesthetics of any sleek interior – and we agree.

3. You have choice!

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A trendsetter for contemporary projects, bifold doors offer sleek aluminium frames, clean lines and large glazed areas. If you choose bifold doors, it means you can also be flexible with your layout. Perhaps you’ve always wanted an island in your kitchen – well now you can!

Bifold doors have multiple glass panels, which fold away to reveal open space, and you can select how many to have.

The concertina style folding can be configurated to tie in with how you want your glazed extension to look – and there’s no obstructing frames or posts. The bifold doors can fold internally or externally, to the right-hand side or left-hand side.

At Bowalker, we offer 2 bifold door ranges, including the impressive aїr bifold door collection.

Dubbed the Rolls Royce® of bifold doors, the aïr 800 has up to 10 panels, which can each be as tall as 3 metres and as wide as 1.2 metres. That means your bifold door feature can span across an impressive 12 metres.

With aïr 800 bifold doors, you don’t need to worry about chunky frames spoiling the view, as sightlines are as slim as 108mm. This means that open or closed, you’ll be able to make the most of the garden, hub tub or outdoor dining area.

4. They’re easy to operate

Aluminium bifold doors

In one quick and easy motion, bifold doors allow you to get full access to what’s behind the door. Bifold doors have multiple panels of glass which, when opened, fold away to reveal an entirely clear space. As part of your design, you can also have a traffic door, which gives you a quick exit to the outside, without having to open every single panel.

So not to interrupt the view, frame sightlines on aïr bifold doors are as slim as 108mm. This, coupled with the clear opening, allows the entire family to make the most of the garden and enjoy luxury outdoor living.

5. Bifold doors create a stunning wall of glass

Bifold door wall of glass

Perhaps the biggest feature of the bifold door and the one that people love the most, is the seamless ‘glass curtain’ it creates.

Thanks to their large glass panels, you’ll be throwing light into the whole house and this is very important when you’re deciding to create a glazed extension.

They can span across your entire wall and will provide a much sought-after unobstructed view. It’s a fact that property owners around Sussex and Surrey see the benefits of introducing widespan glazed doors into their homes.

6. Here’s the news on energy efficiency

bowalker air bifold doors energy efficiency

Thanks to top quality glazing and frames, glazed bifold doors are no longer seen as a cause for concern for homeowners. The glass units in aïr bifold doors work with the aluminium frames to provide optimum energy efficiency, durability, security and weather resistance.

aïr bifold doors offer U-Values as low as 1.4W/m2K and feature Teflon-coated weatherseals, which have been tests for watertightness and windload resistance. Something else, the aluminium frames are resistant to corrosion, twisting, rusting, warping or fading and you can even choose aïrcoat – which is a special dirt-resistant, scratch-resistant, textured paint.

aïr bifold doors are also Secured by Design and PAS 24 – which means they’re certified with a high-tech multipoint locking systems.

And finally…

Bifold door benefits Sussex

It’s a fact, that bifold doors look amazing – no matter how big or small your house is. They really are the top glazing product to install in a new extension because they successfully open up your home making it bright and airy.

If you’re looking for the wow factor – think Bowalker bifold doors.

Work with the experts at Bowalker

Air 800 bifold doors Bowalker Doors for Brighton renovations

We can help you choose what would look best in your home. We’re the experts in architectural aluminium glazing across Sussex and Surrey, helping homeowners to achieve their dream homes.

We’ll happily work with your designer or architect to create bespoke, state-of-the-art projects for you. We can sit down and talk through your property plans – in fact, our experts would love to see your designs!

Visit the showroom in Hickstead, where we can discuss your dream home. You can also call us on 0800 881 5640, fill out a contact form, or visit our Facebook page for bifold door inspiration.

September 10, 2019

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How to create stylish homes with stunning home trends

air lift & slide door home trends

These days, more and more people are taking on interior design projects and creating the most stunning properties. If you love turning a house into a home, then you’re probably excited about waving some design magic across your home and add real wow factor within your four walls.

You’ll already know that introducing specialist glazing to a property can completely transform a room, making it ooze style and charm. It can add character, space and light – making your home the perfect place to live.

Over the last two years, glazing has featured heavily on people’s wish lists when they start planning a home improvement project. It’s a fact that as summer draws to a close, homeowners start thinking about how to make the most of their properties – especially with Christmas just around the corner.

If you’re planning an extension, take time to consider the kind of look you want to achieve. Just think, you could have your dream home before 2020!

To help you we’ve put together a guide to bifold doors, sliding doors and rooflights:

Bifold doors

air bifold doors home trends

Big expanses of glass, in the form of bifold doors, has risen in popularity over the last decade in the UK. Property owners around Sussex and Surrey appreciate the quality of light and space and are becoming more and more interested in introducing widespan glazed doors into their home.

Bifold doors can instantly transform a property and are becoming a real customer favourite. They add the most glorious amount of light to a room and create a sleek and stylish appearance. Bifold doors will change the overall look of your property and have the ability to simply and efficiently open up homes.

If you’re keen to knit the inside with the outside, bifold doors add to the aesthetics of any interior, creating a stunning interior space.

Choosing bifold doors, means you can also be flexible with your layout. They work by having multiple glass panels, which fold away to reveal an open space, without any obstructing frames or posts.

The concertina style folding can be configured to tie in with how you want your glazed extension to look. The doors can fold internally or externally, to the right-hand side or left-hand side.

Hugely popular and dubbed the Rolls Royce® of bifold doors, aïr 800 is available with up to 10 panels, which can each be as tall as 3 metres and as wide as 1.2 metres. That means your bifold door feature can span across an impressive 12 metres.

What’s fantastic about bifold doors is that you can seamlessly merge your indoors with your outdoors so wandering between your living space and your garden has never been so easy.

With aïr 800 bifold doors, you don’t need to worry about chunky frames spoiling the view, as sightlines are as slim as 108mm. This means that open or closed, you’ll be able to make the most of the garden.

Sliding doors

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Sliding doors also boost property value and are a great alternative to bifold doors. When open, sliding doors feature glass panels which slide behind each other.

Individual glass panels are wider than those used in bifold doors so you get fewer frames but remember they don’t open up completely.

Thanks to minimal frames, they offer more light when open or closed and you can choose if you would like the panels to slide open to the left or the right.

The stunning aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors offer boundless possibilities, as they’re available with as many as 6 panes using a monorail or triple track system.

These doors can be as tall as 2.7 metres and as wide as 2.5 metres, leaving you with a wall of glass that’s up to 15 metres wide. They also come with even slimmer sightlines of just 48mm, which means you can take full advantage of the outside views.

Rooflights

Skypod rooflight roof lantern home trend

While you’re thinking about your glazed extension, it might be worth considering one of our Skypod roof lanterns and rooflights.

These can be added to any design feature and create a stunning look in any new room. The Bowalker Skypod roof lantern is available in a choice of architectural colours, designs and sizes. They allow natural light to flood into any central space and effortlessly distribute light across a room.

These are a stunning feature in any project and can be designed in a range of colours to perfectly complement the rest of your interior design. Choose from White, Rosewood, Golden Oak, Anthracite Grey and Moondust Grey, to match your existing glazing. Or to illuminate your space with colour, we can offer a range of coloured glass options including Blue, Neutral, Bronze and Aqua as well as Clear.

Why choose bifold doors or sliding doors?

bifold or sliding doors home trends

Made with top quality glazing and frames, glazed doors instantly turn a standard extension into something truly special.

Adding bifold doors or sliding doors help to create a stunning interior space that is light and bright – and this is important when taking on an interior design project.

If you haven’t thought about how you’re going to add light, it’s time to consider the benefits of bifold doors or sliding doors. These additions not only boost property value, but the transformation can be truly stunning.

If you didn’t know, sliding doors and bifold doors are the top choices for homeowners when it comes to people creating extensions.

The glass units in aïr bifold or sliding doors work with the aluminium frames to provide optimum energy efficiency, weather resistance, durability and security.

aïr bifold doors offer U-Values as low as 1.4 W/m2k, while aïr lift & slide doors offer U-Values as low as 0.95 W/m2K.

Both doors feature Teflon®-coated weatherseals and have both been tested for watertightness and windload resistance.

The aluminium frames are resistant to corrosion, twisting, rusting, warping or fading and you can even choose aïrcoat, which is a special dirt-resistant, scratch-resistant, textured paint. This means your doors will remain looking as good as new for years to come – something that is backed up by the 25-year manufacturers guarantee that aïr doors come with.

You can be sure that the safety of your home isn’t compromised with aïr bifold and lift & slide doors as they are Secured by Design and PAS 24 certified with high-tech multipoint locking systems.

Expert help is just a phone call away – or why not visit our showroom!

Bowalker Doors home trends

We’re excited to see your designs, so bring them in!

Here at Bowalker, we can help you choose the best widespan door feature for your project.

We want to be part of your makeover in Sussex and Surrey, so let’s get started and transform your home.

We work with homeowners, designers and architects to create bespoke, state-of-the-art projects – after all, it’s what we do best.

We can sit down and talk through your plans. Let us make your home design dreams come true.

We’d be delighted to welcome you to our showroom in Hickstead, where we can discuss your property plans. If you like, why not upload your drawings to our website and we’ll get our experts to take a look and give you some advice.

You can visit our Facebook page for bifold door and sliding door inspiration and get in touch with us by calling 0800 881 5640 or filling out a contact form here.

September 9, 2019

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