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Quickslide vertical slider

Vertical sliding sash windows are designed to provide modern performance with traditional aesthetics. They are the perfect choice for heritage buildings, Victorian and Georgian properties, and add a touch of class to any modern home thanks to the authentic style.

Quickslide vertical sliders work in the same way as traditional sliding sash windows, where both the top and bottom panes move to allow the circulation of air.

The PVCu frames are fitted with multiple chambers, designed to offer impressive performance against the unpredictable British weather. Double glazing is also fitted as standard to retain as much heat as possible, reducing draughts and cold spots.

How they work

Vertical sliding sash windows have a unique vertical opening which can enhance any home. They work on a pulley system so instead of pushing the window outwards, like in a standard design, you’ll be able to push the window upwards. A typical sash window has a sill, top and bottom rails, timber linings, sash weights, and cords. All of these aspects work in harmony, so the window can move freely and function effectively.

Traditional style

PVCu Sliding Sash Window

 

Vertical sliding sash windows offer unique, traditional character, perfectly complementing period properties and adding character to new builds. This makes them a popular choice for replacing timber sash windows, as they perfectly replicate the traditional style, thanks to the vintage aesthetics.

Colour options

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Choose from a carefully selected range of stock colours for your sliding sash windows. Create a classic, natural feel for your home and select a realistic wood effect or make a sleek, subtle contrast with black frames. If you have a new build, grey sash windows are a very popular choice and we also offer smooth wood effect finishes for more traditional properties. You can also choose heritage tones including Chartwell Green.

Security features

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Quickslide vertical sliders feature advanced levels of security without complex operation. They are practical and come with all the security features you need. There is the option to take advantage of a comprehensive high security upgrade package, which meets all the requirements for PAS 24 to ensure safety and security for your home, keeping you and your family secure.

Upgrade your home with Quickslide vertical sliding windows

Choose Quickslide vertical sliders to give your home a new lease of life. Find out more on our sister website, Bowalker Windows, where you can find out more about Quickslide. For more inspiration and ideas, you can download the brochure here and get planning your home improvement project. If you would like some in person advice, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0800 881 5640.

January 7, 2022

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Roof lantern extension ideas

If you’re thinking about extending your home and are stuck for design ideas, why not consider implementing a roof lantern. They create extra natural light for your new space, as well as an architectural statement, so you can invite family and friends over to enjoy a light and open room all year round. Both aesthetically pleasing and practical, roof lanterns not only help to bring in light but they add new heights to your extension and can be designed to suit any home.

Bowalker roof lanterns

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Bowalker roof lanterns are the perfect roofing solution for your extension if you’re looking to flood your home with natural light. The versatile glazing allows you to implement them into new or existing conservatories, orangeries or extensions. They’re available in a pitched roof design, which adds extra light and height into your property, giving the illusion of more space.

Choose from our two bar design, available up to 1500mm by 7450mm, or three bar design available up to 2750mm by 8700mm, so that you can tailor your new roof lantern to your project.

Roof lanterns as part of an extension

Bowalker Doors Skypod Rooflight Roof Lantern Burgess Hill

Whether you want to add an orangery to the back of your property, or would prefer a standard flat roof extension, roof lanterns work perfectly for both. Roof lanterns are the ideal choice for healthy, modern day living as they act as an effective source of daylight in your home. And with so much more time spent indoors for lounging and socialising, increasing the amount of daylight in your home is more important than ever, both for our health and to reduce our reliance on artificial lighting.

Pairing your roof lantern with bi-fold doors will offer you even more light and ventilation to freshen up the air in your extension and the rest of our home, creating an open plan space that is perfect for gatherings and seamlessly nipping in and out to your garden.

Maximise light and space

White skypod and bifold

The clean sightlines of our roof lanterns eliminate the need for chunky frames, so the view and overall design of your property won’t be spoiled. Not only does your space feel lighter and more spacious, but it creates a comfortable area that keeps you at the perfect temperature all year round. This way, you stay cool in the summer and cosy in the winter. They provide your home with an element of grandeur from the inside-out, thanks to the unobstructed views of the sky above, whether that be the clouds peacefully floating along or stars glistening at night.

Choose Bowalker roof lanterns for your next project

Bowalker roof lanterns are the perfect addition for your extension, adding light space and endless possibilities to your living area. Get in touch with us today to get your project started, we’ll be happy to have a chat and discuss any requirements you have. Alternatively, you can pop into our showroom to get in person, expert advice, as well as getting a feel for the product before you make a purchase.

October 28, 2021

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Bifold Doors: 5 Reasons Why They’re a Great Investment.

Bifold doors are widespan glazed doors that fold in and out. Made from a series of panels that fold against a wall resembling a concertina, they are usually glazed with between 2 and 6 large glass panels. Bifold doors are an essential if you are looking for easy door access, and include a traffic door for daily use. Typically found at the back of the house leading onto the garden, they can be customised using different colours and configurations to complement your property. The doors fold in on themselves using a simple tracking system that runs along the panels, enabling the doors to glide in a smooth and quiet motion.

If you’re still unsure as to why to invest in bifold doors, We Buy Any House have compiled their top 5 reasons why bifold doors are a necessity for your projects

1. Endless Configuration Options:

Aluminium bi fold

Bifold doors can be chosen in a range of configurations, giving you complete design flexibility and easy access to your outdoor living space. Depending on the size, shape and design of your project, you can tailor your bifold doors to the needs of your home.

Our aïr 800 range can be installed with up to 10 sashes to give your property maximum uninterrupted views, creating an open plan living style. The clever engineering of these doors means that you can choose panel sizes up to 1200mm by 3000mm with sightlines as slim as 108mm.

Aluminium bifold doors are a great investment for projects looking to get in on the outdoor living trend. The beauty of a bifold door is that they open in a concertina style, folding away to reveal and open plan space. By using aluminium, it creates a sleek clean cut feature for your project.

2. It’s a Great Way to Stylishly Customise Homes:

Aluminium bifold door interior

Aluminium has fast become the most popular material for homeowners looking to add cutting-edge style to their homes. The slimline frames add contemporary, modern style, taking projects to the next level.

The large glazed areas that bifold doors offer creates a wall of glass, which adds stunning style and a beautiful open plan living space, while flooding your living space with natural light.

3. Energy Efficient Weather Control:

corner of home with closed bifold doors

Throughout the summer months, bifold doors are essential for letting cool air into your property. By leaving the doors wide open on a hot day, cool air can circulate and ventilate your home – removing the need for free-standing fans or air conditioning.

Alternatively, during winter months bifold doors can actually reduce your bills as the sturdy aluminium frames and double glazing makes them brilliantly energy efficient, retaining heat without the risk of draughts and cold spots. The doors are designed to seal your home externally, and if the sun is left to shine through the widespan glass all day into your home, the doors will keep the heat trapped.

4. Design Flexibility:

Bowalker bifold door

Available in a range of colours, sizes, number of panels and opening styles, bifold doors can be tailored to your exact needs.

The option to fold the doors to either the left or right ultimately makes bifold doors the most versatile widespan door option.

5. Low Maintenance:

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As well as offering style, aluminium offers fantastic durability. Aluminium bifold doors will look as good as new for years to come, as they won’t fade or rot or be affected by the unpredictable great British weather. To stay looking brand new, they simply need a wash down with warm soapy water.

Bifold Doors from Bowalker Doors

For expertly manufactured bifold doors, choose Bowalker Doors.

Bowalker Doors offer a versatile range of configuration options, styles and colours to create the perfect door for your home.

For a quick quote for your new bifold doors, simply get in touch with us, submit your plans or give us a call on 0800 881 5640 and one of our knowledgeable, experienced team will be on be on hand to help you choose the doors of your dreams.

September 1, 2021

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A guide to patio door options

Patio doors are the perfect way to bring floods of natural light into your home and create a clear connection to your outdoor living space, whilst making the most of your view. Bowalker Doors offer a range of patio door options, giving you the chance to pick the perfect style for your home. Selecting the right patio door can be a difficult decision as there are many different styles, so we have made the decision easier for you, by explaining what each of our patio door options offer.

What are patio doors?

Patio doors, also known as sliding doors, are made up of large glass panels that slide behind each other. Letting in floods of natural light, they create an open, airy space in your home. Aesthetically, they look great on any property that has a large exterior wall. From 1930s houses to new builds, a patio door can be implemented to open up your home. Patio or siding doors can be mounted either on top of a track or be suspended from a track above, allowing the panes of glass to completely disappear for the ultimate indoor to outdoor experience.

Sliding Patio doors

Bowalker aluminium widespan sliding doors in Sussex

Bowalker sliding patio doors are the ideal patio door option if you want to achieve an elegant opening to your garden. Glide outside with our sliding patio doors that offer slimline profiles and minimal sightlines to allow more light to flood your home. Choose from a range of popular and trending colour options for the aluminium frames including classic white or a sleek black so that you can either match or complement the rest of your home. The patio doors are available in a maximum height of 2.1m and the frames can hold up to 200kg, meaning less frame and more glass. Select either 2, 3 or 4 panes of glass so you can tailor the opening to your property.

aïr lift and slide doors

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For an effortless opening to your patio and outdoor living space, aïr lift and slide doors are an innovative patio door option for cutting edge properties. Open up your home to your garden with as little as 2 fingers, thanks to the impressive aïrglide technology that ensures smooth operation for many years after installation. Choose these for your new patio doors in panel sizes up to 2.2m by 2.7m to add light and space to your patio area and property in a range of popular and trending colours such as grey or Chartwell green. Offering extreme versatility, these doors come in a range of opening options including 2,3,4 or 6 pane configurations, giving you complete design flexibility depending on the project you’re working on.

Choose Bowalker Doors for your new patio doors

With all of these options to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits in with the needs of you and your property. Request a quote today to get started on your patio project or give us a call on 0800 881 5640 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements. If you already have ideas of how you would like to transform your home, upload your plans here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

July 22, 2021

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How do bi-fold doors work?

Bowalker Doors supply aluminium bi-fold doors and aïr 800 bi-fold doors, both creating a wide opening for a clear connection between your outdoor and indoor living space. They’re an ideal option for if you’re looking for an innovative way to open up your home. We offer these two options so you can transform your living space in a way that is tailored to the design of your home.

What is a bi-fold door?

corner of home with closed bifold doors

Bi-fold doors have a large expanse of glass panels with folding doors. The door itself slides open, whilst the panels fold up and stack against the wall to create a huge opening in your home. There is also the option to have a traffic door, which is separate to the panels, allowing you to pop in and out daily, with ease. A brilliant alternative to traditional French doors or sliding doors, bi-fold doors are becoming a very popular choice, thanks to their functionality and modern style – upgrading any home.

How do they work?

Aluminium bifold door interior

Bi-fold doors use a tracking system that runs along the door panels, which are connected. The doors work by folding in on themselves in a concertina style and then glide along a tracking system on wheels, allowing a smooth, silent operation. Your bi-fold doors can have between two and 10 panels, all of which are connected and attached to the tracking system at the bottom or top of the doors. You can choose whether your bi-fold doors open inwards or outwards, depending on what is the most practical choice for your living space.

You can opt for the inclusion of a traffic door, which is a conventional door built into the bi-fold system, that sits on a normal hinge and has a standard handle for easy operation. This allows quick and easy access when you don’t want to fold away every panel in the bi-fold.

What size bi-fold doors are available?

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Our impressive aïr 800 range, that creates maximum space by folding away to reveal completely open areas in your home, is perfect for if your home features a large external wall, blurring the lines between inside and out. You can choose panels 3m tall by 1.2m wide paired with sightlines as slim as 108mm.

Our aluminium bi-fold doors provide stunning views through large panes of glass and are ideal for if you’re on a budget. With a maximum height of 2.5m and width of 1m, you can create a spectacular opening to your garden for a seamless transition between your outdoor and indoor areas.

Benefits of bi-fold doors

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The biggest benefit of bi-fold doors is that they can allow an entire wall to be opened up, transforming your home into a spacious, open plan setting. Another benefit of bi-fold doors is that they offer you lots of design flexibility, especially in terms of configuration, as you can choose up to 10 panels and how big they are, the direction of the opening and the inclusion of a traffic door. Plus, if you opt for aluminium bi-fold doors, you can choose from a wide variety of colours and finishes to select from too.

Choose Bowalker bi-fold doors

If you’d like to further discuss bi-fold doors with us, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0800 881 5640 and we’ll be happy to have a chat. Or if you’re ready to get the ball rolling and are interested in transforming your home, you can request a quote now or submit your design ideas and we will go through with you and discuss the best options for you.

June 22, 2021

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A guide to glazed extension lighting

If you have a glazed extension, you have the benefit of having an extra open space which can be flooded with natural light. During the day, there’s no need to worry about the room not being light enough. However, the level of light will depend on when the sun is shining. Whilst lighting isn’t always needed, you want to get the most out of your glazed extension. Take into consideration some of our bright ideas for when the sun goes down so that you can make the most of your space 24 hours a day!

Low level lighting

Wherever there’s a socket, a lamp can be placed nearby. Providing a versatile option for your glazed extension, floor and table lamps come in all shapes, styles and sizes so you can choose the right one to complement the aesthetic of your interior. They can be subtle and understated, blending into your décor, or you could create a focal point in the room with a striking design.

Rooflights

Skypod white open plan

Our Skypod roof lanterns are an impeccable way to add light to your existing flat roof or when building a new glazed extension. Create a ceiling of glass to allow endless amounts of light shine down into your home. The slim sightlines allow even more daylight to your living space, so you can enjoy the sunlight all year round, along with the option of a two bar design available up to 1500mm by 7450mm, or a three bar design available up to 2750mm by 8700mm, so you can choose the perfect style for your glazed extension.

Recessed downlights

Illuminate the interior of your glazed extension with downlights. These can be installed into the plasterwork of your glazed extension if it has a plastered perimeter ceiling. Opting for halogen bulbs will give your downlights a bright, yet atmospheric light, creating the perfect mood for when you get home from work and need a place to wind down.

Mounted wall lights

Usually, your glazed extension will have at least one solid wall that you can make use of for your lighting. Wall lights can easily be mounted where your extension connects to your home. A great spot to place your wall lights are near seating areas, where you can relax on a dark evening, perhaps reading a book or watching the TV.

Bi-fold doors

Open up your glazed extension to let in more light. With our bi-fold doors you can create a spectacular opening to your garden thanks to the concertina style opening. Bi-fold doors can be used wherever you have a large exterior wall on your glazed extension, letting in an immense amount of natural light that creates the illusion of an even larger open space.

Sliding doors

White alumimium sliding door

Similar to bi-fold doors, our sliding doors bring your glazed extension more light and space with virtually uninterrupted views and a large opening. Adding the panoramic glazed doors to your property, you can frame your view with these large glazed areas that provide a light flooded living space. With air lift and slide doors, that are 2.5 metres wide and 2.7 metres high, you can create a wall of glass, so you won’t need to think about using any artificial light until much later on in the day.

Central fanlight

A popular choice for glazed extension lighting are central fanlights. Providing both brightness and ventilation, they are the perfect choice for a warm, still evening when you want to brighten up your home and keep the house cool. The fan and the light can be operated individually, so in the cooler months, your fanlight can solely lighten up the room, whereas in the summer you have the added bonus of being able to regulate the temperature. This way, you can make use of your glazed extension all year round!

Outdoor lighting

Now that we have covered the interior of your glazed extension, let’s not forget about the exterior. Think outside the box when lighting up your garden. When you’re sat inside your well lit room and it’s dark outside, you tend to just be able to see a glare that’s caused by your glazing that act as a mirror. To distract your eyes from the glare, position some garden lights in your flowerbed or along walkways and stairways. This way, you’ll add an extra dimension to your glazed extension’s interior and create an interesting view once the sun has set.

Choose Bowalker Doors to open up your glazed extension

Bowalker air lift and slide design

Now that you’ve thought of how to brighten up your extra living space, why not use these ideas throughout the rest of your home? Have a look on our website for more inspiration or give us a call on 0800 881 5640 and we will be happy to help you with your next home improvement project.

May 24, 2021

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Bifold door opening options

Bifold doors are an ever growing, popular choice for new home projects as they ooze modern style and completely transform any living space. The abundance of design options of bifold doors allows complete configuration flexibility so that that you can have them created to suit your family’s living space, making outdoor to indoor living seamless and easy. You can select the bifold door opening options, number of panels, size and colour options of your door. No matter what project you’re working on, we have a bifold door option for your space.

Panel sizes

Aluminium bifold doors

For both our Bowalker aluminium and aïr 800 bifold doors, you can choose from a range of configurations to suit your living space, to make life easier for the whole family when nipping in and out of the house, as well as creating a stunning, open plan living area.

aïr 800 bifold doors create large openings for your space with impressive panel dimensions of 1.2m wide and 3m high along with sightlines as slim as 108mm. Bowalker’s standard aluminium bifold door panels are available in a maximum height of 2.5m and maximum width of 1m. With these two options, you can make the most out of your available space and have them designed to meet your exact specifications and plans.

Panel options

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The size of your bifold door opening ultimately depends on the size of your wall. So, the larger your wall is, the larger your bifold door can be to make use of the space. You can also choose the number of panels for your bifold doors. The more panels you opt for, the more open space you will add into your home. For example, if you have 10 panels at 1.2m wide, you can create a feature wall of glass that’s an amazing 12m wide.

Opening your bifold doors

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Both ranges are designed to completely open up your living space. You can have your bifold doors stacked inside or outside and have them either completely fold away to open in one direction or split to fold on both sides. Additionally, you can choose whether your doors open from the left or right, which is determined by what will suit your living space best and how you’d like the layout of your room to be.

Traffic doors

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Whilst having a wall of glass that completely unfolds is a great way to open up your home, sometimes it’s handy to have the option of a smaller opening too. This is when a traffic door can be implemented. These are built into the bifold door system, but open separately so they can be used as a single door. This way, you can have quick, and easy access to your garden as and when you need to nip out.

Colour options

Aluminium bifold doors from Bowalker Doors Sussex and Surrey

After designing the perfect bifold doors for your home, all that’s left is choosing the colour. This all depends on the style and aesthetics of your home, and whether you want to create a standout feature or effortlessly blend your new glazed doors in with the rest of your property. Our full bifold door range can be selected in any RAL colour, so you can choose the exact shade of your liking. This way, you could match your bifold door frames to the colours in your garden to bring the nature one step further into your home.

Design breath-taking bifold doors with Bowalker

Feeling inspired? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experts at Bowalker Doors to discuss design requirements for your bifold door opening and we’ll work with you to create a bespoke solution that works for you. Both our aluminium bifold doors and our impressive aïr 800 range can be configured to your liking so you can create a breath-taking wall of glass in your home – bringing the outside, in.

April 27, 2021

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Should I get Lift and Slide Patio Doors?

If you’re thinking of opening up your property, then you should choose aïr Lift and Slide Doors to give you a clear wall of glass, panoramic glazing and minimal frames. They are an innovative way to add light and space to any home. Perfect for seamless outdoor to indoor living, they’re a great way to merge your home and garden. Thanks to clever engineering paired with high quality performance, aïr Lift and Slide Doors are a cutting edge addition to your living space.

Less frame, more view

Bowalker doors air lift and slide from inside

With large, glazed areas and impressively slim sightlines that create the perfect frame for your garden view or city scape, aluminium aïr Lift and Slide Doors are the ideal replacement for old sliding patio doors, French doors or even for creating a moveable glazed wall that’s built in to your new-build or renovation project. aïr Lift and Slide Doors have interlocking sightlines as slim as 48mm, alongside aïrglide technology that allows the huge wall of glass, weighing up to 300kg, to be moved with as little as 2 fingers. This creates captivating views with minimal interruptions, along with the illusion of more space thanks to the huge expanses of panoramic glass that will open up any room.

Configuration options

air lift and slide door from the outside

Panels are available up to 2200mm by 2700mm, which are paired with the option of monorail, 2, 3, 4 or 6 pane configurations – this way, you have complete flexibility on your project and can have aïr Lift and Slide Doors for opening up to 15m wide. There’s also the option of double and triple track configurations, which offers flexibility in the direction of the opening, depending on what best suits your space. If you’re thinking of installing aïr Lift and Slide Doors to bring more light into your home, a single track is the best choice for you.

Design features

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Bowalker Doors can install your aïr Lift and Slide Doors in any RAL colour so that you can either complement the rest of your home with a uniform aesthetic or create a striking contrast to make your doors a standout feature to frame your garden view. We know that some projects require different colours for the inside and outside, so that they fit in with the look of your exterior and interior of your home, which is why we offer a dual colour option too. This way, your aïr Lift and Slide Doors will be perfectly suited to your entire property.

Renovate your home with Lift and Slide Doors

aïr Lift and Slide Doors are the ideal choice if you’re wanting to inject boundless amounts of light and space into your property whilst framing your view with sleek, slim sightlines. Bowalker Doors will beautifully install your impressive new doors so that you can seamlessly nip in and out of your home with the simple slide of your fingers. To find out more get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you design your dream doors for your new project. Alternatively, call us on 0800 881 5640 and one of our experienced team will have a chat with you to discuss your requirements.

April 27, 2021

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Do I need planning permission to install doors?

It’s a question we’re asked a lot, and generally if you’re replacing like with like it’s unlikely that you’ll need planning permission. However, if you’re remodelling your home, building a new extension or adding a garden room, it’s a good idea to check before you get started.

So for products like bi-fold doors or sliding doors where they’re often part of an extension or remodelling project, it’s worth investigating a bit more.

Planning permission and remodelling your home

In fact, even if you’re removing large amounts of internal, or even external walls, you’ll often find that planning permission isn’t needed. But you’ll definitely need to comply with building regulations, and if you’re doing a lot of structural changes you may need calculations done by a structural engineer.

The removal of walls can create exciting new open plan areas in your home, while it doesn’t add extra square footage, it can often make better use of the available space – and if you’re adding large span glazing, you’ll get the extra natural light and lifestyle benefits.

Planning permission for part of an extension

There are times where planning permission is necessary for doors. Certainly, if it’s part of a larger extension, you’ll need planning permission. But bear in mind that currently if you’re extending up to 6 metres, or up to 8 metres if you have a detached house, then you don’t need permission as it comes under permitted development which is a relaxation of the planning permission normal rulings.

If you’re going bigger than this – or two storey – you’ll need to get planning permission. We can help you with this as we work closely with the planning departments on larger projects. We can also work directly with your architect in the early stages to get the glazing options you want designed in from the start.

Planning permission for heritage and listed buildings

Planning permission laws are different for heritage and listed buildings, as well as properties on ‘designated land’ or protected areas or if your home is in a Conservation Area, National Park or an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sometimes, especially with listed buildings, planning permission can be complex and every material, design and colour choice must be justified. At Bowalker Doors, because we offer such a wide range of glazing, we can help with finding the right products for your project to meet the requirements.

For non-listed properties, there are often specific restrictions or certain material or colours that are needed. Again, if you need help with getting the glazing right within your planning application, we can help.

Planning permission for loft conversions

For the majority of loft conversions, planning permission isn’t need, as generally they fall under your permitted development rights. However, you will need planning permission if your home renovation plans exceed certain limits and conditions, such as altering or extending the roof space beyond its current limits. Increasing the amount of glass can create the need for planning permission and we’re happy to share our experience to help you out with this, so you don’t need to worry!

Planning permission for balconies

Balconies are a special case. If you want to add one to your property, then you need to make sure you have planning permission for that too, especially if they’re overlooking other people’s gardens. You want to make best use of a view, so by getting the planning permission you need from us at Bowalker Doors, you’ll be able to create the perfect balcony for your home.

The Bowalker Doors range includes:

  • Bi-fold doors – Glazing that creates the largest of openings, with impressive dimensions of up to 3m in height and 1.2m wide. They’re ideal for making the most of a properties space with a concertina style opening that easily folds away.
  • Sliding doors – With a max height of 2.7m and a max width of 2.5 metres per panel, the large yet smooth glazed doors create uninterrupted views for a property.
  • Entrance doors – We offer a range of different composite door options so you can choose top performance security and high energy efficiency whilst making a stunning entrance.
  • Rooflights – Create a ceiling of glass with slim frames and impressive size options including 1500mm by 7450mm and 2750mm by 8700mm.

All buildings need building regulations

Bowalker Air 800 Bifold With Alitherm 300 Windows

All properties that are undergoing home improvements like extensions need building regulations. Bowalker Doors does this through its membership with FENSA.

FENSA is a government approved certification body that guarantee compliance with local building regulations, deposit cover protection as well as the required insurance backed guarantee. This way you don’t have to get approval yourself as you’ll be dealing with installers that are helping you out with it all.

We always check if we need approval of building regulations before constructing or altering buildings in any way. There are several sections within the building regulations that relate to the fitting of doors. These include fire safety, so you can ensure a safe means of escape from your home, and sound insulation, particularly relevant if you’re in a flat or apartment, so that your doors are constructed in a way that reduces sound and are fitted with acoustic seals.

New builds and extensions have to adhere to Document Q

If you’re looking to extend your property or start from scratch, your project needs to adhere to Document Q. Luckily for you all our products we offer at Bowalker Doors comply with these regulations. They are manufactured to a design that has met the security requirements of British Standards publication PAS 24, meaning you are safe and protected in your home. Document Q ensures that your door is mechanically fixed to the structure of the building in accordance with our installation instructions.

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Whether you’re replacing existing doors or starting from scratch, planning permission doesn’t have to be complicated. If you want more information on planning permission, building regulations or any of the home improvement products in our range, please call us, we are always happy to help!

Check out our product pages to see our impressive selection of doors including aïr 800 bi-fold doors, aluminium bi-fold doors and our range of sliding doors to update your home.

March 8, 2021

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Sliding door styles

If you’re looking at transforming your living space in time for spring, have a look at our sliding door styles that will open up space in your home, creating a wall of glass overlooking your garden. Bowalker Doors can offer you endless design options which can be tailored to your property. Whatever you think will work best for your home – we’ll help you design it that way. Make a striking entrance to your outdoor living space with our sliding patio doors or state-of-the-art aïr lift & slide doors. Whether you want to add a modern style to your contemporary project, or add extra light to your renovation project, both our sliding door styles can be catered to you.

aïr Lift & Slide Doors

air lift and slide doors

Effortlessly adding light and space to any project, our state of the art aïr lift & slide doors are designed with seamless frames that are perfect for captivating views thanks to the unobtrusive framework. aïr lift & slide doors slide open on stainless steel rollers that have been expertly engineered to hold huge panes of glass weighing up to 300kg. The impressive design allows you to effortlessly open the doors with as little as 2 fingers. This aïrglide technology allows this smooth operation for many years.

If you’re wanting a dramatic wall of glass, you can choose up to 6 panes, with glass panel sizes up to 2200mm by 2700mm to create a statement in your home. You can even choose to have a floating corner option available with no posts when designing your doors.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors

Bowalker sliding patio doors are a great feature for both new builds and renovations, so whatever project it is that you’re working on, we’ve got you covered. Sliding patio doors add extra space and the slimline profiles and minimal sightlines let in lots of light. The slim sightlines give any home a modern twist with the aluminium frames so you can complement your modern new build or create a statement piece in your classical home.

They are the perfect choice for if you’re on a budget, yet still want picturesque views through large, glazed areas and a light flooded home.

Design options

Design options sliding door

The sleek aluminium frames of our sliding doors are available in a range of colours so you can style them in any way that you like in order to transform your home by creating a stark contrast or complementing both the interior and exterior aesthetics of your property.

Both sliding door styles are available in any RAL colour, which offers endless design possibilities. The right colour can make a big difference to your project, whether you want to create a modern style or have a balance of both modern and contemporary aesthetics, our colour options will help you achieve the look you want.

Find out more about our sliding door styles

If you’re feeling inspired and want to look further into implementing sliding doors in your home or want to start a new project, our friendly team will happily help you if you give us a call on 0800 881 5640. Or you can request a quote through our website and we’ll get back to you in no time!

January 18, 2021

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