We’re really pleased to announce that our showroom will be reopening on Tuesday 26th May, after Bank Holiday Monday.
We will also be observing social distancing guidelines and have invested in hand sanitising stations, and our installers will be supplied with facemasks/shields, gloves, hand sanitiser and bacterial wipes.
Monday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4pm
Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
If you’d like to find out more about our safety measures, book an appointment, or would like a quote, information or advice, please get in touch with us.
There are several benefits of installing panoramic glazing, so it’s no wonder homeowners across Surrey are choosing aluminium sliding doors.
Filling your property with natural light, enhancing the functionality of your space and offering up panoramic views of your garden are some advantages. Right now, bespoke glazing is a valuable part of modern architecture.
Aluminium sliding doors can brighten up your Surrey home with natural light. Our slimline profiles will also filter more light into darker corners.
Homeowners across Surrey, and Haywards Health in West Sussex, are keen to create a modern and stylish living area, that oozes charm and style. Add more light to a contemporary design and you will create more than just a little bit of luxury. Install the right glazing, and you will elevate the overall the look of your home.
They offer uninterrupted views
Start looking for that perfect piece of garden furniture for your terrace area and remember that your new panoramic view is going to frame much more of your outside space. Is your garden looking lush?
aïr 500LS & 600LS lift & slide doors slide open on strong stainless steel rollers, which have been engineered to hold huge panes of glass. They weigh up to 300kg, but they are effortlessly smooth thanks to aïrglide technology.
With aïr lift & slide doors in Surrey, you can benefit from a glass wall measuring up to 2.7 metres high and 2.5 metres wide, with configurations of 2, 3, 4 or 6 panes.
Give your property a luxurious transformation with Bowalker sliding doors
Take time to think about your glazing options and you will create a truly contemporary space. Remember the benefits of natural light and the advantages of bringing the outdoors in, but also consider the overall aesthetics.
Our glazing can create a focal point in your home – a bespoke feature that will make your property unique.
Bowalker aluminium sliding doors are a complete game-changer when it comes to creating an open plan feel. Our range offers slim profiles and minimal sightlines and are available in a range of colours to complement or contrast with your home.
Sliding doors in Surrey, from Bowalker can hold up to 200kg and can be 2.1 metres high for an impressive glass feature. They are also made using aluminium frames, one of the most insulated, energy-efficient, strong and durable materials.
If you like slimmer frames and wider expanses of glass, these will add natural light and provide a seamless flow to the outdoors.
aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors work by sliding open on strong stainless steel rollers, which have been expertly engineered to hold huge panes of glass. They weigh up to 300kg, but thanks to the impressively crafted aïrglide technology, they are effortlessly smooth.
With doors like aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide from Bowalker Doors, you can benefit from a glass wall measuring up to 2.7 metres high and 2.5 metres wide, with configurations of 2, 3, 4 or 6 panes.
Plan now and have stunning sliding doors this Spring
Bowalker sliding patio doors enable homeowners to enjoy impressive wide open spaces, and we’ve been installing them since 2009. They celebrate indoor-outdoor living and can transform any interior project.
The biggest advantage of sliding doors is the amount of natural light that will flood your home. The large glass panels or glazed open wall, create impressive wide openings, so you can enjoy views of the outside, even on chilly days.
Thanks to their slim profiles and minimal sightlines, they have become an impressive asset in both new builds and more traditional homes. They are also available in a range of stylish colours to complement or contrast with every house style.
Bowalker sliding doors can hold up to 200kg and can be 2.7 metres high for an impressive glass feature, whether they’re open or closed. They are also made using aluminium frames, one of the most insulated, energy-efficient, strong and durable materials.
Get in touch if you’re interested in sliding doors
At our showroom in Bolney Grange Business Park in Haywards Heath, you’ll find our expert team of specialists. You will also be able to see our sliding door range and that’s another reason to drop in and chat to us.
With an impressive track record, Bowalker Doors continues to work with customers to transform homes in Surrey and Sussex, creating beautiful places to live.
Conjuring up perfect glazing solutions and making people’s design dreams come true is what Bowalker does best and it often begins right here, in our West Sussex showroom.
Our product range is perfect, whether you are working on a modern home transformation in Sussex or adding extra style to a traditional house or charming old cottage in the Surrey countryside.
If you’re looking for inspiration, our Hickstead showroom is open 5 days a week, and by appointment only on Saturdays, and you can find us at Bolney Grange Business Park in Haywards Heath, from Monday to Saturday.
We want to be part of your makeover project
Whether you’re transforming an older property back to its original or creating something more unique and modern, we want to be part of your makeover project.
We work with clients across Brighton, Crawley, Lewes, Horsham and Shoreham-by-Sea, bringing stunning glazing installations to life in properties, old and new.
In this picturesque part of the UK, vibrant modern developments sit among traditional properties nestled in towns and hamlets rich in architecture. Wherever you live, we can open up your home to a world of possibilities with our bespoke glazing products.
They are on display at our aluminium glazing showroom in Haywards Heath, and it is worth coming to take a look.
It has been our ambition to give homeowners across Sussex and Surrey, exactly what they are looking for before architects are instructed and designs are created.
One of the biggest things we say to our customers when they’re thinking about a project is how vital it is to choose the right product. This is one of the biggest reasons we encourage customers to come and visit our showroom.
Our glazed products add more natural light, improve internal space and can connect your home to the outdoors, but you need to see them for yourself.
We work with homeowners, designers and architects to create bespoke, state-of-the-art projects across the south of England.
Sitting down and talking through your plans is often the best way to come up with a design.
You can flick through interior magazines, be inspired by websites and trends on social media, but nothing compares to seeing something for yourself. The aïr range is known for being the most impressive range of bifolding and lift & slide doors and that’s why we have them here for you to look at.
Whether you’re a homeowner, architect or interior designer, come and see how stunning they are.
Choose the best products to suit your style and specifications
Here at Bowalker, we have experience, knowledge and a fantastic eye for design. We can help you choose the best architectural glazing to transform your home.
In our showroom, you can feel how effortlessly the aïr widespan doors open and picture what size or style would best suit your house. As well as this, you can also consider whether it’s bifold doors or sliding doors you are most suited to.
Bifold doors instantly transform a property
In the last few years, bifold doors have risen in popularity in the UK. Big expanses of glass, in the form of widespan doors, are taking the south of the country by storm.
Property owners across Sussex and Surrey, are becoming more interested in introducing this sort of architectural glazing into their homes, whether they live in modern houses or a more traditional property.
It is a fact that bifold doors can transform a home and we are seeing more and more customers asking for our help.
The aïr 800 is called the Rolls Royce of bifold doors, adds the most glorious amount of light to a room and can create a sleek look. Of course, they look stunning in a modern property, but at the same time, they look equally stylish if they are used in a more traditional, older house.
It is not uncommon for a country cottage or period property to have bifold doors installed at the back of the house, adding extra aesthetics to the rear.
If you’re keen to knit the inside with the outside, the age and style of the house simply doesn’t matter and that’s the beauty of using products from the aïr range.
The aïr 800 can create extreme style possibilities all year round. 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 to use your bifold doors. The doors can fold internally or externally, to the right-hand side, left-hand side or in the middle.
They produce minimal sightlines and effortlessly let more light into a space. You’ll see in the showroom how this expertly engineered design offers an impressive performance, while at the same time, creating a door tailored to the needs of your property.
aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors work by gliding, with the glass panels sliding behind one another. You can have as many as 6 panes using a monorail or triple track system to create a stunning wall of glass – which looks absolutely amazing.
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 make the most of what natural light is available, and you can choose if you would like the panels to slide open to the left or the right.
It is fair to say that the stunning aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors really do offer boundless possibilities as 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.
We’ll look over your project’s plans at our Haywards Heath showroom
At Bowalker, we work across Sussex and Surrey in areas including Brighton, Crawley, Lewes, Horsham and Shoreham-by-Sea.
So wherever you are, why not pop into our showroom in Hickstead, where we can talk through your ideas. You can call us on 0800 881 5640, fill out a contact form, or visit our Facebook page for more details.
If you’re planning a new home improvement project for 2020, you’re probably starting to sift through the interiors magazines and search online for the best home trends to create the living space of your dreams in 2020.
There’s plenty of advice out there to take care of the finishing touches. We predict that there will be a shift from the minimalist, monochromatic style that has been such a popular trend to homeowners wanting to include more colour and texture into their homes. Whatever the colour scheme or design trend you’re choosing, we can help you to with the right space to create your interior design magic!
At Bowalker, we have more than 45 years combined experience transforming properties into incredible living spaces that the whole family can enjoy. By incorporating more glass and glazing into your home, you’ll benefit from increased natural light, which has been proven to boost mood and productivity – the more of that we can get at this time of year, the better! Here’s a run down of our top five home improvement trends for 2020 and how they can be incorporated into your project so you can live in your dream home this year.
Home Trend 1: Wide-span glazed doors
A fantastic benefit of wide-span glazed doors is that your home décor changes with the seasons. The view into your garden will become part of your home, so you enjoy lovely reds, oranges and yellows when the leaves fall in Autumn and pretty yellows, blues and greens in Spring when the daffodils and bluebells start to bloom. In Summer, lush green lawns and bright purple and pink flowers become your new ‘wallpaper’ and in Winter, the fresh white crisp of frost or snow gives another look to your home.
If you’re in Brighton or Shoreham-by-Sea and are lucky enough to have a sea view, it’s even better. You can watch the changing views of tides, winter storms and wildlife – who needs Winterwatch on the television, when you can see it all for yourself just outside your door?!
Lift & slide doors are a fantastic way to incorporate huge panes of glass into your home’s design. Our aïr 500LS & 600LS lift & slide doors are available with panels up to 2.5 metres wide and 2.7 metres high for a complete sliding glass door. Panels weigh up to 300kg, but can moved using just 2 fingers, thanks to the clever engineering.
They’re becoming even more popular for homes with a view – as there are fewer frame to interrupt the picture outside! Available in lots of different configurations, lift & slide doors are available in single, double or triple track options, which means panes can slide all to the left, all to the right, or both ways – perfect if you need a dynamic space that can change with your lifestyle.
Home Trend 3: Bifold doors
Bifold doorshave been a really popular trend with homeowners for the last few years, as they are the perfect choice for merging indoor and outdoor spaces. This is great if you’ve got plenty of BBQs and garden parties planned for Summer 2020! Bifolds completely fold away to open up your space and extend you kitchen or living area outdoors.
Whilst anthracite Grey, White & Black are classic choices, you could take your pick from the RAL colour chart and make a real feature of your bifolds. Signal Red would look great in a monochrome kitchen. Light Blue is a great match for blue skies outside. Or, if you’re want to be bang on trend for 2020, why not go for Classic Blue, the Pantone colour of the year for 2020!
Home Trend 4: Roof lanterns
Take your project to dizzying new heights with a Skypod roof lantern. Not only are they popular for bringing light into the middle of rooms, they also add height to a room, giving the illusion of more space than is actually there. That’s perfect if you’re limited on how far you can extend out into the garden.
Our Skypods are available in a full range of sizes and designs, with plenty of colour options that can match or contrast with the other glazing in your home. You can also choose from coloured glass options including Blue, Neutral, Bronze and Aqua as well as Clear.
Home Trend 5: A new front door
There’s no quicker or easier way to upgrade the kerb appeal of your home than fitting a new front door! Composite doors remain the top choice for homeowners, as they offer better strength, security and energy efficiency as well as incredible design options. We have two ranges to choose from – Solidor and Bowalker composite doors.
Solidor is one of the best-known brands on the market. Their composite doors feature a 48mm thick solid timber core, for top energy efficiency. They also offer some fantastic design options, including the new Contemporary collection, which have an aluminium-look finish to suite with aluminium bi-folding and lift & slide doors.
Bowalker Composite Doors
Bowalker composite doorsuse a combination of PVCu, timber, insulating foam and GRP for a durable, secure and great looking entrance door. The GRP skins are moulded to give an authentic timber look, without any of the maintenance. Choose from 15 door styles and a range of hardware and glass designs.
Whatever home trend you’re incorporating into your home in 2020, make sure you’ve got the right space to really do it justice! Talk to us today about your plans and we’ll help make that dream home a reality.
Christmas is the perfect time to start planning your 2020 home transformation, and the best way to add more space and light to your home next year, is to incorporate architectural glazing such as sliding aluminium doors, bi-folding doors androof lanternsto your home.
Let in the light
The trend for increasing the amount of glass into architectural designs comes from architects and designers looking for innovative ways to bring more natural light into homes. This time of year is when we really notice how much we miss the daylight – when we’re going to work and coming home in the dark. Over the festive season, it can really become apparent how much our homes are lacking natural daylight – even when the winter sun is shining, it’s not making it’s way inside to lighten our mood.
That’s why sliding aluminium doors and bifolding doors aren’t just for summer – they’re for life! Even on the coldest, winter days, large expanses of glass drink in the maximum amount of daylight, for lighter, brighter living spaces that the whole family can enjoy.
The festive season usually make us realise something else about our homes too – we need more space! With big family dinners, distant relatives staying over and all those presents, it can get a little cramped. We understand your pain! But, why not make Christmas 2020 a little bit different?
Extending your kitchen, dining room or living area is a great way to increase the space you have at home for the family to enjoy. If you’re thinking about an extension, make sure you include roof lanternsand wide-span glazed doors into your design, so that your space maximises natural light.
Another option is creating space outside, away from the house! We’ve worked on plenty of projects where homeowners have decided to create a garden room as a study, playroom or studio and get the extra space the family needs. Installing a sliding aluminium door or a bifold door on the front can create a lovely summerhouse where you can enjoy the garden from too!
The time is now
Now is the time to start planning your 2020 home improvement project.
Imagine having a new dining room ready for Spring, where you can sit and enjoy the garden when the weather changes and the flowers start to bud. Think about next Summer, opening up your living space to the garden by removing the whole wall of glass created by our aluminium bifold doors. Plan the bonfire party you can have, where friends and family can watch the fireworks from the warmth of your new garden room. Envisage Christmas 2020 with a huge new kitchen and plenty of space for the whole family to gather and enjoy the festivities.
Sound like something you want for your home next year? Come and talk to us about your plans. We have more than 45 years combined experience of transforming homes with bespoke glazing. We’ll focus on creating light and space in your home, that works for the way you live.
Sliding aluminium doors
For extensions, there’s nothing quite like having a sliding aluminium door to glide open, straight out onto a patio or decked area. The huge expanses of glass create the illusion of a removeable glass wall, so you can enjoy the view of your garden, whatever the weather.
For a truly panoramic view, try our aïr 500LS & 600LS lift and slide doors. They feature some of the slimmest sightlines on the market for less frame and more glass – perfect for bringing extra light into your kitchen and living area.
Even the darkest spaces in your home can be brightened with a Skypod roof lantern! They’re perfect for orangery-style extensions, or to bring light into the middle of a room that’s being extended out. Pitched designs also add extra height to the room, so your new space will feel even bigger – and they’re perfect for stargazing on a clear night too!
Available in a range of colour finishes, Skypod roof lanterns can be easily matched to your sliding aluminium door or bifolding door, for consistent aesthetics in your new space.
Aluminium bifolding doors
Aluminium bifolding doors are another great way to add style to your new dream home. When opened, they can be stacked to the left, right, or both sides to create a clear opening into the garden. They’re ideal if you enjoy family BBQs and Summer parties that span across the kitchen, dining room and garden!
They’re also a good option if you’re creating a glazed extension that you don’t want to be permanently merged with the rest of your downstairs living space. Choose bifolds to separate your new orangery, conservatory or glazed extension from the rest of the house and just open them up when you need them.
Planning your 2020 project
We can work with you, your architect, builder or contractor to make sure that the whole project runs smoothly and you can get living in your dream home as soon as possible.
There’s nothing nicer than bringing your house to life over Christmas and celebrating the festive season with family and friends.
With only a few weeks to go before Father Christmas arrives, you’ll be buying presents and planning party nights – but while you’re spending time at home over the holiday, why not think about how you can improve your house in 2020.
If you’ve always dreamed of bringing the family together for a scrumptious Christmas dinner around a spacious dining table, or throwing a sparkly Christmas Eve celebration in a snazzy new extension, it’s time to ask yourself: “Is your home working for you?”
Space is the biggest, most single reason homeowners invest in a super new glazed extension and right now you should be thinking about what your house needs and what definitely needs to change.
While you enjoy some quality family time, cosied up on the sofa with a classic Christmas movie, consider just how special Christmas 2020 could be if you successfully created the right space and put your plans into place next year. Remember, it’s NOT too early to start planning now.
Plan and prep this Christmas
While you’re at home this Christmas, sit down and work out what works for you in your home and what doesn’t.
Make a list of all the things that bother you about your house and create a ‘wish list’ too. These notes will be really useful when you come and talk to us.
Planning is extremely important and right now, while you’ve got a few days off work at Christmas, take some time out to talk about your new glazed extension.
Adding extra space with an extension is often top of the list for homeowners and many want a new kitchen and dining room, that successfully works with the garden area too.
List what you want to achieve from your 2020 project, think about what products to use, what planning permission you may need and whether you need an architect.
At Bowalker Doors, a lot of the homes we work on in Sussex, want a renovation that gives space for their family, or a lighter, brighter living area to entertain guests.
Whatever your reasons, take time to think about your project now and make Christmas 2020 the best one ever.
Set a date this Christmas for your exciting new extension
Now that winter has arrived, it’s time to start thinking about how your new extension could work for you over Christmas.
Avoid the Christmas rush and get your work booked in with for us next Spring or Summer – that way you’ll have the perfect home in time for the better weather.
There’s nothing better than taking time to plan out a project and make sure you’re getting everything on your Christmas list! Remember, a well designed addition to your property has the potential to transform your home – not just at Christmas.
As well as boosting your home’s floor space, an extension can help pave the way to a reconfigured layout that compliments your lifestyle.
A cleverly-planned project also has the potential to add wow factor and even increase your home’s resale value.
Just think how excited you’ll be inviting guests over for Christmas next year and how thrilled you’ll be when all the hard work is done and your stunning Christmas tree takes pride of place in your new space.
Knowing you’ve got a stunning glazed extension to wow your guests over the festive season will certainly make your Christmas a very merry one.
Ask the experts
It’s a really good idea to come and talk to us. We offer a full design service so if you need some expert help and advice, we’re here to work with you.
Often, we find that redesigning the internal space means you can end up with a better functioning home. It also stops you from using a dark and dingy dining room on Christmas Day.
We’ll ask you why you need a bigger kitchen or living space and we’ll get to the bottom as to why your current dining room is dark and dingy and never gets used.
Help us by highlighting the key functions you want from your extension and then the design process can begin. It’s an exciting time for you so let’s get creative this Christmas.
At Bowalker Doors, we are architectural aluminium glazing experts, working across Sussex and Surrey. We help homeowners, renovators and housebuilders create their dream homes and we are especially busy at this time of the year.
This month, let us work with your architects to help bring your ideas to life. We are always happy when clients upload plans and specifications to our website, so we can see their dreams and add our professional input to ensure the bespoke project looks even more stunning.
You can also fill out a contact form online, asking us for more information or take a look at our Facebook page for inspiration.
When designing your interior project, glazing is one of the most important considerations when looking to create the perfect extension.
Thanks to top quality glazing and frames, bifold doors and sliding doors are no longer seen as a cause for concern when it comes to keeping heat in and intruders out.
The glass units work with the aluminium frames to provide optimum energy efficiency, durability, security and weather resistance – so you don’t even have to compromise on style.
Of course, it’s important to consider energy efficiency and security when deciding on glazing, so we’ve done some research for you, featuring two of our most popular products for Sussex renovations.
Protect your home with aïr 800 bifold doors
If you’re keen to open up space and add more light, bifold doors could be the right choice for you.
They also come with enhanced energy efficient, so despite the colder weather right now, you’ll still be toasty and warm.
aïr 800 bifold doors offer U Values from 1.4w/m2K, can withstand windloads of up to 100 mph and are watertight up to 600pa to give you a stunning glass feature that sets off any interior project.
The impressive engineering behind aïr 800 bifold doors also allows for a burglar proof door that is certified and accredited by UKAS with the latest requirements for enhanced security.
aïr 800 bifold doors are expertly crafted with high-tech multipoint locking systems and the Sold-Secure diamond-tested Ultion lock that enters lockdown mode when an attack is detected, achieving PAS 24 accreditation to give you peace of mind and keep your property protected.
The aïr 800 is called the Rolls Royce of bifold doors and can create extreme style possibilities all year round.
As well as offering high quality performance, the cutting-edge design means the aluminium frames are resistant to corrosion, twisting rusting, warping and fading.
If you want, you can even choose aïrcoat – which is a special dirt-resistant, scratch-resistant, textured paint.
Bifold doors have multiple panels of glass and can turn a room into a stunning and stylish area – with the added benefits of offering high levels of energy efficiency and security.
While you’re making a statement in your home, you’re certainly not compromising on the important things that matter.
Feel safe and secure with aïr lift & slide doors
Sliding doors are a stunning option in any home renovation project and create an open space that leads out onto your garden.
Despite producing minimal sightlines and effortlessly letting more light into a space, they also keep the cold weather out.
This expertly engineered design offers an impressive performance, while at the same time, creating a door tailored to the needs of your property.
aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors work by gliding, with the glass panels sliding behind one another.
As well as protecting homes from the cold, they also protect homeowners from break-ins thanks to the Sold-Secure diamond-tested Ulton lock that enters lockdown mode when an intruder is detected. This means this product achieves UKAS PAS 24 accreditation as standard for a burglar proof feature.
Now you’ve read how safe and energy efficient these panoramic doors are, you have lots of choice. You can have as many as 6 panes using a monorail or triple track system to create a stunning wall of glass – which looks absolutely amazing.
Specially designed to create captivating views and let in boundless light, aïr lift & slide doors are available with each panel up to 2.7 metres high and 2.5 metres wide. This means your glazed wall can be as wide as 15 metres!
If you want to bring as much natural light into your room, these doors instantly open up a space.
They provide the perfect link between the inside and outside and even on chiller days, you won’t feel the cold despite the wide expanse of glass. This means you’ll be able to enjoy your garden all year round.
Ask the experts
There’s nothing we don’t know about these products and we’d be delighted to help you choose what would look best in your home. We have all the facts about energy efficiency and security so come and talk to us.
We are experts in architectural aluminium glazing across Surrey and Sussex and we help homeowners to achieve their dream homes.
We are only too happy to work with your designers or architect to create bespoke, state-of-the-art projects for you.
Now that autumn is well and truly here and the darker nights are drawing in, you could inject some extra light into your home by considering widespan doors as part of a glazed extension or renovation project.
They improve the amount of daylight and fresh air in your house and these are valuable points when it comes to successfully creating a happy and stylish home.
Many property owners in Surrey are choosing widespan doors as part of their stunning glazed extensions and the finished results are picture perfect.
Light and bright, as well as adding fresh air and comfortable temperatures to a room, are just some of the reasons why homeowners are opting for widespan doors. So, what are the choices?
Bifold doors are extremely popular
If you’re planning a new glazed extension in your home, make sure you take time to think about the look you are trying to achieve.
Today, homeowners across Surrey, are choosing to invest in a set of aluminium glazed doors and bifold doors are increasingly popular.
This popular widespan door is a great addition to an extension or renovation project. They create light and space and can really open up an area so you can enjoy spending time with your family.
It is such an exciting time when you start thinking about adding an extension and if you’re craving light and space, bifold doors will almost certainly suit your needs.
Why choose bifold doors?
Bifold doors have multiple panels of glass which, when opened, fold away neatly to showcase your stunning extension and garden area.
Using a concertina style opening, they reveal a wall of glass which subtly connects the outdoors with the indoors.
Free from any posts or frames, bifold doors can either fold internally or externally, to the right-hand side or the left-hand side. You can also choose to have them opening in the middle if that configuration works better for your property and the look you are trying to achieve.
Bifold doors maximise space and that means you’ll have extra room to showcase your special furniture, whether it be a spacious dining table, kitchen island or desk for your new home working area.
Available in the most impressive sizes, these stunning widespan doors can transform a dark and dull room into something really special. You can choose up to 10 panels, each of which can be a maximum of 3 metres tall and 1.2 metres wide – leaving you with an open space that totals 12 metres!
If you’re dreaming of opening up an area to create a seamless connection between your indoors and the outdoors, bifold doors might be an option. So not to interrupt the views, frame sightlines on aïr bifold doors are as slim as 108mm.
Sliding doors are also a great option because you can have bigger pieces of glass and fewer panes. Like bifold doors, they also create open space and will effortlessly lead you from one room to another, or out onto your garden area. They are a truly elegant feature and add style to any home renovation project.
If you’re keen to boost natural light, sliding doors are a good option because they need fewer panes as the glass can go so much bigger. This produces minimal sightlines which effortlessly adds extra space.
So why choose sliding doors?
Our sliding doors work by gliding, which means the glass panels slide behind one another. Each glass panel in a sliding door is wider than the panes in bifold doors – allowing more light to enter the room.
With sliding doors, you can choose as many as 6 panes using a monorail or triple track system. They are available with each panel up to 2.7 metres high and 2.5 metres wide and this means your glazed wall can be as wide as 15 metres!
When rooms need natural light, these sliding doors are absolutely perfect.
The aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors have super sleek aluminium frames which have been precisely designed to be just 48mm.
Opening the aïr lift & slide doors is seamless as they use aïrglide technology to slide the glass panels across.
Energy efficient and secure
Both sliding doors and bifold doors have high standards when it comes to security and energy efficiency.
So whatever design of widespan glazed door you have, the security of your home has been taken extremely seriously.
Security is covered with aïr bifold and lift & slide doors as they are both PAS 24 and Secured by Design certified, meaning that they are police-approved and offer innovative locking features to keep you and your family safe.
Both bifold and lift & slide doors offer low U-Values for optimum energy efficiency, and their strong, durable aluminium frames have been engineered and fully tested to withstand the great British weather. They’ll also save you money on your heating bills.
Ask the experts at Bowalker Doors and we’ll give you a stunning makeover
We’ve been creating stunning transformations across Sussex and Surrey for many years and your property could be next.
We are architectural aluminium glazing experts and work with homeowners, renovators and housebuilders to create dream homes in the south of England.
We are only too happy to sit down and look at your designs and you can upload your plans and specifications securely to us. We can then add our professional input and work with you to bring your bespoke project to life.
It’s almost time to embrace autumn, get ready for winter and start thinking of ways to brighten up your home in time for the arrival of darker nights.
At this time of the year, there’s nothing stopping you from starting a new project and giving your home a stunning end-of-the-end makeover – just in time for Christmas!
If you’re expecting a huge number of guests over Christmas, why not think about opening up rooms and creating a lighter and brighter space before winter sets in.
One important thing to consider when renovating a property or refurbishing a room, is how to make the most of the sun and beam more light into your home.
Transforming your interior space and turning a house into a home can be an exciting time. Ask any architect and they’ll say that working with natural light is key. So whatever makeover project you decide to take on, whether it be investing in a new conservatory or glazed extension, you’ll be creating a space in your home that can be enjoyed 365 days of the year.
Create a stunning wall of glass with bifold doors
If you’ve only ever dreamed of opening up a room and creating more space, now is the time to take the next step and talk to us.
Bifold doors could be the right choice for you, especially if you’re planning to have a glazed extension at the back of your home.
Over the last few years, they have become extremely popular and more and more homeowners are taking the plunge and having them installed.
One huge advantage of bifold doors is the amount of light they flow into a room. They have multiple panels of glass, which, when opened, fold away neatly to showcase your garden. They work using a concertina style opening which reveals the largest opening possible.
Free from any frames or post, bifold doors can either fold internally or externally, to the right-hand side or left-hand side. You can choose whichever configuration that would most suit your property, maximise space and complement what furniture you have.
For a totally standout feature, you can choose up to 10 panels, each of which can be a maximum of 3 metres tall and 1.2 metres wide, leaving you with a potential open space that spans across 12 metres! So not to interrupt the view, frame sightlines on aïr bifold doors are as slim as 108mm.
You can also choose to have sliding doors if you’re craving light
If you’re keen to open up a space and allow more light in, perhapssliding doorsare an option for your home renovation project.
They produce minimal sightlines which effortlessly let more light in, and this creates extra space in any home.
Sliding doors are a stunning option as they create an open wall that leads out onto your garden. They work by gliding open, with the glass panels sliding behind one another and are even slimmer than bifold doors.
Each glass panel in a sliding door feature is wider than the panes in bifold doors, taking extra advantage of the natural light.
These measurements might help you decide on sliding doors…
You can choose as many as 6 panes using a monorail or triple track system to create a stunning wall of glass.
The aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors are available with each panel up to 2.7 metres high and 2.5 metres wide. This means your glazed wall can be as wide as 15 metres!
If you are determined to let in as much light as you can, sliding doors really do open up a room.
During darker months, you’ll make the most of any natural light thanks to the wide expanse of glass.
And something else, the aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors have super sleek aluminium frames which have been expertly engineered to be just 48mm. They also use aïrglide technology, which means you’ll be able to effortlessly glide the glass panes, that weigh up to 300kg, open with just 2 fingers.
Don’t rule out rooflights – if you want to let light in
It’s a fact that arooflight will make your living space look stunning all year round.
Rooflights are fitted to a flat roof extension. Whether it’s summer or winter, the aerial position of a rooflight means that they are perfectly placed to give you directional daylight.
In your glazed extension, the natural light will be completely uninterrupted as there are less likely to be objects such as trees, walls or fences getting in the way and casting shadows.
Creating a light, brighter room is one of the biggest reason customers choose to have rooflights fitted. Not only do they look super stylish, they bring in so much light – and that’s a huge positive in the winter.
For optimum levels of light, Bowalker Doors offer Skypod roof lanterns in a two bar design, available up to 1500mm by 7450mm, or a three bar design available up to 2750mm by 8700mm, so you can create the best feature for your project. Choose a rooflight and you’ll instantly open up the room to more daylight all year round.
At Bowalker Doors, you can design your rooflight to suit the style of your home. They are available in a selection of colours such as White, Anthracite Grey, Moondust, Rosewood and Golden Oak. You can also have White internal finish as standard for a brighter interior. These can also be tailormade to match with your windows or widespan doors, or you can make a statement by choosing a contrasting colour.
If you’re keen to regulate the temperature of your living space, a rooflight can do this. How? They offer great energy efficiency as they are available with U-Values as low as 1.0W/m2K.
Could a new glazed extension be on your winter wish list?
If you’re keen to create more space in your house, installing a new glazed extension will certainly add wow factor. On top of that, you’ll be installing a room which will look stunning all year round.
There’s nothing more lovely than a room that’s naturally airy and open.
If you’re considering a glazed extension to add more space and increase natural light into your home, come and talk to us.