How your Sussex home will benefit from widespan doors

Posted on 30.09.2019

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.

We know at Bowalker Doors that the transformation can be truly incredible. They’re a reason aïr 800 doors are called the Rolls Royce® of bifold doors!

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.

The aïr 500LS & 600LS aluminium lift & slide doors make a perfect choice if you’re keen to show off your garden and open up the back of your property.

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.

You can fill out a contact form online, asking us for more information or take a look at our Facebook page for inspiration.

If you’d like further assistance choosing between bifold or sliding doors, get in touch with us, your local aïr Accredited Retailer.

You can also find out more by visiting our showroom in Hickstead, Haywards Heath, or you can call us on 0800 881 5640.

Doors you can trust

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