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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!

Smarts Aluminium Bifold Doors Colours Sussex Bifold Doors

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

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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

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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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Bifold Doors vs. Sliding Doors

Bifold or Sliding Doors Surrey Sussex

When planning a home renovation project, one of the key things we’ve seen more and more homeowners around Sussex and Surrey include is widespan glazed doors.

Architectural aluminium doors are favoured in projects for their ability to add a glorious amount of light, creating a sleek and stylish appearance and for the phenomenal way they open up homes.

The two most popular door styles architects suggest to homeowners are bifold doors and sliding doors.

To help architects and homeowners choose between bifold or sliding doors, we’ve put together a guide that details the differences between the 2.

Bifold doors

Aluminium bifold doors Sussex Surrey

Bifold doors work by having multiple glass panels which fold away to reveal an open space.

The concertina style folding reveals a clear connection to the outdoors without any obstructing frames or posts getting in the way.

Bifold doors can be configured the best way to suit your home and maximise space, folding internally or externally, to the right-hand side or left-hand side.

Bifold doors look fantastic when installed on external walls, providing a clear entrance onto the garden which is just as impressive for its style as well as functionality.

The Rolls Royce® of bifold doors, the 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 12 metres!

The huge open space that bifold doors create means that you can seamlessly merge your indoors and outdoors and easily drift from your living space to your garden. It also means that you can choose the perfect amount of ventilation for your home, folding back the doors to exactly where you want them.

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 thanks to aïr bifold doors.

Sliding doors

Aluminium sliding doors Sussex Surrey

Sliding doors feature glass panels which slide behind each other when opened.

The glass panels are wider than those used in bifold doors, so while sliding doors don’t open up completely, when both open and closed, they do offer more light and make the most of the outdoor views thanks to minimal frames.

Sliding doors can feature many panels and can slide open to the left or the right. Similarly to bifold doors, they look best when installed on external walls to illuminate living spaces and provide panoramic views of the garden.

Sliding doors such as captivating 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.

The stunning 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! Adding the minimal sightlines of just 48mm means that your living space will always have a breath-taking backdrop, forever changing all year round.

Effortlessly enjoy your garden with aïr lift & slide doors, as the glass panes, which way up to 300kg, have been expertly engineered with aïrglide technology to slide open with just 2 fingers.

This means that you can seamlessly slip outside should you need to. The doors are easy to use for the whole family and you can slide open the doors to the perfect amount that you need for ventilation and access.

Key differences between bifold doors and sliding doors

  • Bifold doors fold away for a clear garden connection
  • Lift and slide doors glide open, with the door panels sliding behind each other
  • aïr bifold doors are available with up to 10 door panels
  • aïr lift & slide doors are available with up to 6 wider glass panes

Both bifold doors and lift & slide doors offer top performance

Bifold vs sliding doors

Glazed doors are no longer seen as a cause for concern for homeowners, as they are now made with top quality glazing and frames.

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.

Choose your bifold or sliding doors in any colour

Black bifold doors Sussex Surrey

As they’re manufactured using aluminium frames, bifold and lift & slide doors from aïr are available in any RAL colour an interior designer’s dream!

Choosing the right colour depends on what you want your widespan door to achieve.

Do you want your bifold door to be a standout, contemporary feature? Choose Anthracite Grey.

Do you want your sliding door to blend into the garden and create a nature wall? Choose hues of brown and green.

If it’s a timeless feature you’re looking to create, white will always be a classic choice.

You can also our Bowalker bifold doors in a metallic finish from the Smarts Sensations range.

If you need more help choosing between bifold or sliding doors, get in touch with the experts at Bowalker Doors

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

We work with both architects and homeowners to create state-of-the-art homes across Sussex and Surrey with our architectural aluminium.

We can talk through which options would work best for your project. Bring in your plans to our showroom in Hickstead or upload them to our website and we will get back to you with our expert 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.

August 22, 2019

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Summer Bank Holiday home inspiration

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For most of us, a bank holiday means three days off work to do whatever makes you happy. It is a chance to enjoy a long weekend during the final few days of August and make the most of some quality time at home.

Whether you’re planning to catch up with friends, spend precious moments with family, or tick off a few jobs on your ‘to do’ list, it is time to start planning your bank holiday weekend wisely.

Home is where the heart is

Summer home Surrey Sussex

This bank holiday in August is the last three-day weekend you’ll get before Christmas, and the cooler weather arrives in the UK, so let’s make the most of it.

If you’re planning to complete some tasks around the house, three days is a good stretch to really accomplish a task – and feel great afterwards.

There’s still time to consult your palette of paints and give a room a new, lighter and brighter look, but if you haven’t got time to repaint, why not change your soft furnishings instead. Items like cushions, curtains, throws and lanterns can add a completely new look and unique style to a stunning glazed extension.

Make the most of your bifold and sliding doors

Bifold doors Surrey Sussex

If you have bifold doors or sliding doors, why not open up your home and enjoy the garden this August. Get outside and give your garden some late summer love before the Autumn months arrive and the nights start to draw in.

Large open spaces, that widespan doors create, mean you can really get inspired and give your property the stylish look it deserves, internally and externally. Installing bifold doors or sliding doors means you can easily open up an area for that stunning inside-outside connection.

It’s still summer, and for most of us, that means only one thing – barbeque time.

Wow your guest this August bank holiday by inviting them round for a bite to eat. From a full-on feast in the evening to a simple lunchtime snack, lighting the BBQ is the perfect way to celebrate the long weekend and spend time with people who mean the most to you.

Bifold doors are a superb way to bring the outdoors in, helping exterior space function as an additional room that flows off the interior.

If the sun is shining, set the garden up for some alfresco dining and weekend cocktails – but don’t despair if the weather doesn’t hold.

If you’ve got sliding doors, a sleek and impressive alternative to bifold doors, you can simply relocate inside and still enjoy the same sense of space that this type of glazing promotes.

It’s a fact that recharging your batteries and spending a few hours doing what you want makes you happy. In today’s busy world, it’s hard to always find time for yourself so sit back, relax and make the most of the long bank holiday weekend.

Planning a project

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If you’ve enjoyed having the extra living space in the garden this summer and you’ll be sad to retreat indoors, why not start planning a glazing extension so you can get more space all year round.

Consult an architect and they’ll tell you that the first thing to consider when building a house is to create a light, bright space. Give yourself time to think seriously about the look you want to achieve.

Perhaps you would like to have a rooflight installed to give the kitchen extra light in your glazed extension? Perhaps, you’re considering bifold doors or sliding doors as a standout feature in your home?

Rooflights are a phenomenal way to let the sunlight shine down directly into your living space. Not only do they add extra light, they create an increased sense of open space.

Bifold doors fold away to reveal a completely open space, while sliding doors offer panoramic views through the sleek walls of glass.

Visit our showroom to plan your home improvement project

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Visit our showroom in Hickstead, Haywards Heath, sit down and find time to start making your dream a reality. Put your

feet up and relax with a summer cocktail, and let your imagination run wild. There’s nothing you can’t achieve in your home if haven’t already created the most impressive house.

Our experienced team of staff will give you any help and advice you need when it comes to choosing the best products to suit your style and specifications.

August 21, 2019

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Create a nature wall with bifold doors

When transforming your home, we know that what’s outside is just as important as what’s inside.

You want to be sure that you’re choosing the right products that not only look stunning as a feature, complementing the design of your project, but also help you to appreciate and make the most of the space outside the four walls of your home.

That’s where bifold doors come in.

Bifold doors are a standout feature for home transformation projects

When shut, bifold doors provide properties with a state-of-the-art, contemporary feature, thanks to the sleek aluminium frames and large glass panels.

This makes a striking statement in any living space.

What makes bifold doors so special is how they transform homes when they are open.

Bifold doors open up the home to the garden

Bifold doors work by folding away in concertina style to reveal an entirely open space.

This gives you a clear passage to the garden – and an amazing connection to nature.

Through the open space of bifold doors, you’ll be able to enjoy the panoramic views of your garden, seamlessly merging your indoors and outdoors.

It means that you’ll be able to effortlessly be at one with nature. Stepping through the open space or admiring from inside, you’ll be able to watch the sunrises and sunsets, see the seasons changes and view all of the different visitors your garden gets – from birds and butterflies to hedgehogs and squirrels.

You can sit back and enjoy the view, watching the flowers slowly sway in the gentle breeze, the birds take refuge from the sun and hydrate in the bird bath and your family make wonderful memories in the garden.

It can often be a struggle keeping children occupied. With bifold doors, the enticing open space will encourage them to put down the iPads, mobiles and games controllers and spend some time outdoors.

You can easily decide to migrate dinner time to the outdoors, or at least have a beautiful backdrop, through your open bifold doors.

Your garden will become your wallpaper, ever-changing from day to day – perfect for design lovers who want an inspiring interior, as well as nature lovers.

With wellbeing and mindfulness being an important topic, it’s important to see what we can do to combat the stress of modern life. Tear yourself away from your phone screen and apps, such as Headspace and Calm, and find your real life 15 seconds of relaxation. With bifold doors, you can have endless tranquillity, with the beautiful wonders of nature to get lost in through the wide glass screens.

Tailor your nature wall to you

Bifold doors are available in a variety of sizes and configurations.

We offer 2 ranges of bifold doors, including the most impressive bifold door on the market – the aïr 800.

To create the most phenomenal nature wall and make the most of your garden, bifold doors from Bowalker Doors are available with up to 10 panels which can each be as high as 3 metres and as wide as 1.2 metres.

As your garden is ever-changing, it means you get to see every shade Mother Nature has to offer, meaning no matter your interior colour scheme, your garden will always complement it.

The sleek frames of our aluminium bifold doors are available in any RAL. You can choose a popular contemporary colour such as Anthracite Grey, classic White or a bright hue of your choice.

Let Bowalker Doors help you make the most of your beautiful outdoors

At Bowalker Doors, we are the architectural aluminium glazing experts across Sussex and Surrey.

We are specialists in helping renovators and housebuilders create their dream home.

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

We can work with your architects to make your dreams a reality, and you can even upload your plans and specifications to our website, and we will get back to you with our advice on what would work best for you.

You can also fill out a contact form online for more information and take a look at our Facebook page for inspiration.

July 2, 2019

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Add light, space and style this summer with bifold doors

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If you’re craving light and space and are considering restyling your home, you need to think about installing bifold doors.

They are a great addition, if you’re planning an extension or renovation project to provide the perfect link between the inside and outside.

If a room craves light, bifold doors literally create a wall of glass which makes everything brighter, more spacious and accessible. The transformation can be incredible and they’re now available in a wide range of versatile, customisable and bespoke designs.

Imagine being able to see every inch of your garden when you’re not even using it. Imagine being able to sit in your open-plan dining room or spacious kitchen and still enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. Imagine how wonderful summer would be if you choose bifold doors.

Bifold doors are on trend

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Aluminium bifold doors are now hugely popular and have become a must-have accessory in people’s homes. They seamlessly transform a room, giving it a light and airy feel – which is perfect in the summer months when you want to spend more time outside with the family.

The stunning wall of glass opens up an area, giving you more space to bring your interior masterpiece to life.

If you’ve got a large exterior wall, bifold doors really work – especially if you’re keen to turn a tired and dark room into something much more welcoming and cheerful.

Remember, the beauty of a bifold door is that they open in a concertina fashion, either inside or outside and can fold away to reveal a completely light and bright space.

They also look sleek and fashionable and will give you a blank canvas to buy bespoke stand-alone pieces of furniture for a marvellous mix and match interior.

How bifold doors work

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Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, we offer 2 ranges of bifold doors, including the most impressive bifold door on the market – the aïr 800.

What’s fantastic is that you can select up to 10 panels, which can each be as high as 3 metres and as wide as 1.2 metres. These bifold doors, measuring up to 12 metres wide, come in an array of frame colours.

Bifold can be installed to separate two rooms or can be fitted on an external wall to lead out onto the garden. In both cases, the multiple glass panes neatly fold away to reveal an open space. It looks amazing if you can choose bifold doors on external walls as you’ll instantly achieve the ‘look’ that everyone is going for. Remember, you can also pick whether your bifold doors fold to the left or right hand side, or stack internally or externally.

If you select aïr 800 bifold doors, the design possibilities are endless – after all, this range is the Rolls Royce of conventional bifolding door. The aïr 800 bifold doors are expertly engineered to provide a performance that’s second to none.

So, if you’re thinking of taking the plunge, remember just how much bifold doors can transform a room.

There really are impressive and we’d be happy to show you how perfect this glazing can work in your property.

Transform your home this summer with bifold doors from Bowalker Doors

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If you want maximum views of the garden, an open plan living space and a smile on your face, come and visit our showroom in Hickstead, Haywards Heath, or call us on 0800 881 5640.

We can work with your architects to make your dreams a reality, and you can even upload your plans and specifications to our website, and we will get back to you with our advice on what would work best for you.

You can also fill out a contact form online for more information and take a look at our Facebook page for inspiration.

July 2, 2019

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A Guide to Cornerless Bifold Doors

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The beauty of bifold doors is that they come in many different styles, sizes and configurations. This allows you to merge your indoors and outdoors in effortless style that works best for your property’s size, family needs and personal style.

If it’s maximum style, access and space-saving you’re looking for, there’s nothing better than a cornerless bifold door.

What is a cornerless bifold door?

Cornerless bifold doors work the same way regular bifold doors do – by opening up in concertina style, folding away to reveal clear, open spaces.

What makes a cornerless bifold door special is that they are used to open up a corner of your home without the need for any bars or frames in between where the two sets of doors meet.

Why choose a cornerless bifold door?

There are lots of reasons why more and more homeowners and architects around Sussex and Surrey are choosing cornerless bifold doors, including seamless access to the garden, unobstructed outdoor views, extra light and to create a showstopping feature.

Clear connections to the outdoors

cornerless bifold door Surrey

Bifold doors are often chosen for the incredible way they offer access to the outdoors.

With cornerless bifold doors, there is nothing standing in the way between your indoors and your outdoors.

You are left with two walls of open space, with no bars or frames to for the children to run into when they’re rushing to play outside or for you to accidentally walk into while carrying food and drinks when al fresco dining.

This also gives you more space, effortlessly merging your indoors and outdoors so you can make the most out of your home.

Unobstructed views

Cornerless bifold doors Bowalker Doors

When open, cornerless bifold doors mean that you can fully appreciate the beauty of your outdoors, from the comfort of your indoors.

Without any bars or frames, there’s nothing to spoil the view.

You can sit back and enjoy the view, watching the flowers slowly sway in the gentle breeze, the birds take refuge from the sun and hydrate in the bird bath and your family make wonderful memories in the garden.

Let it shine!

Cornerless bifold doors Sussex

Bring light into the dark corners of your home with cornerless bifold doors.

Corner spots often have the least light.

With cornerless bifold doors, the sun’s rays can pour through in stunning style, flooding your living space with light and bringing new life to once forgotten spaces.

With no bars or frames, there will be no unsightly shadows or dark spots, leaving you with a beautifully illuminated living space.

Enviable style

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If you’re looking for that extra something to bring to your project, cornerless doors are the best choice.

They will offer the wow-factor you’re looking for, giving you a truly impressive feature that opens up your home like never before and adds an enviable amount of style.

A cornerless bifold feature will turn your home into the go-to meeting point amongst your friends and family, favoured for BBQs, dinner parties, relaxing evenings and family fun.

Cornerless bifold doors from Bowalker Doors

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If you’re looking to add more style, space, light and greater access to your home in Sussex or Surrey, get in touch with the architectural aluminium glazing experts, Bowalker Doors.

We specialise in transforming properties into high-end projects that wouldn’t look out of place in a glossy magazine.

You can find out more about how we can help you by filling in a contact form here or sending us your plans and specifications so we can get back to you on what would work best.

Alternatively, you can visit our showroom in Hickstead, Haywards Heath or call us on 0800 881 5640.

For inspiration, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, where we post regular updates of our latest projects.

June 5, 2019

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Top 5 reasons to choose bifold doors

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Bifold doors are increasingly becoming the architectural glazing of choice for renovations, refurbishments and new builds.

Bifold doors create a standout feature for projects and also allow for more light and increased space.

We’ve put together the top 5 reasons homeowners and architects should choose bifold doors for their projects.

  1. They’re ooze contemporary style

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Bifold doors are the top glazing trend for contemporary projects.

The sleek aluminium frames, clean lines and large glazed areas add style like no other.

Bifold doors make the best statement in Anthracite Grey, the top home improvement colour for modern projects.

Aluminium bifold doors are available in any RAL colour so you can choose the perfect shade to bring cutting-edge style to complement your living space.

With our bifold doors you can go the extra mile to ooze contemporary style. Bowalker bifold doors are also available in a range of stunning metallic finishes, which glimmer when the light hits it.

aïr bifold doors come with the option of upgrading to an aïrcoat finish, which is a durable, textured, dirt-resistant powder coating that will ensure that your frames will look impressive for longer.

  1. They create a stunning wall of glass

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A key feature many self-builders and homeowners look for when renovating their home is a light flooded living space.

Bifold doors feature large glass panels, so you’ll be throwing light into the whole house. They can span across your entire wall and will provide much sought-after unobstructed views.

With Bowalker aluminium bifold doors, the glass panels can be as large as 1 metre wide by 2.5 metres high, while aïr bifold doors are available as big as 1.2 metres wide by 3 metres high.

If you’re considering internal bifold doors, they’ll look just as stunning and will add an impressive amount of light thanks to the slim frame and seamless ‘glass curtain’.

  1. They extend living spaces

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One of the key benefits of bifold doors is that they fold away to reveal entirely open spaces.

This gives the impression of more space and an open plan feel and allows you to enjoy your garden effortlessly.

With bifold doors, you can seamlessly blend your living space or glazed extension out onto the garden, acting as a gateway to your garden, hot tub or summer house, this kind of glazing looks superb.

Create easy access to your outdoors with aluminium bifold doors from Bowalker, which are available with up to 6 panels. For a more extreme, captivating feature, aïr bifold doors are available with up to an impressive 10 panels.

You can choose for your bifold doors to stack internally or externally, depending on what works best with your space.

  1. They’re easy to operate

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Bifold doors allow you to get full access to what’s behind the door in one quick and easy motion.

Bifold doors are made from a series of panels that effortlessly fold up against the wall in concertina style, making indoor-outdoor living easier than ever.

aïr bifold doors are finished with aïrglide rollers. aïrglide stainless steel rollers mean that large panes of glass weighing up to 300kg can be easily moved with just 2 fingers. That means no tugging, pushing or heaving, effortlessly helping you achieve indoor-outdoor living.

  1. They add the wow factor

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Bifold doors look amazing – it’s as simple as that. If you’ve been flicking through some lifestyle magazines recently, you’ll see just how many homeowners are investing in them.

They’re the top glazing product to finish off new builds or extensions if you’re craving natural light and like the idea of opening up some interior space using panels of glass, bifold doors certainly have the wow factor.

For a truly sensational feature, choose cornerless bifold doors, which can be used to open up a corner of your home without the need for any bars or frames. By choosing cornerless bifold doors, you can benefit from an effortless indoor-outdoor, light-filled feature.

Ask the experts

We’d be delighted to work with you if you’re considering bifold doors. We can help you choose what would work best in your home and offer free, expert advice.

Here at Bowalker Doors, we’re the experts in architectural aluminium glazing. Why not visit our showroom in Hickstead, Haywards Heath, and talk to us? Bring your plans, ideas – even your architect – and we’ll take you on a tour of our showroom.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01444 810111, fill in a contact form or email us at info@bowalkerwindows.co.uk

May 16, 2019

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Choose bifold doors in your new open plan extension

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When looking for more space in the home, there’s one question that springs to mind – should I improve or move?

While the thought of moving can be tempting, we’re often brought right back down to earth when thinking about finding another dream home, picking another area, a longer commute to work, packing up all of your belongings, redecorating, dealing with paperwork and not to mention the housing market.

Recent research shows that the cost of moving is now over £10,000, so it makes more sense to put this cost towards improving your home and increasing the value of your property. And with so many home transformation products available, it’s never been easier.

Why do you need to extend?

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There’s a multitude of reasons why homeowners should extend. The most obvious is to add more space, followed by the need for more light and style.

The additional space can be used for a number of things: a living or dining room, a kitchen, a snug retreat, a home office, a home gym, or a playroom for the family.

Extra light has been proven to attribute to the happiness and health of homes, as well as making your property much more inviting.

Extending your home will add stunning style like no other, transforming your home into something that wouldn’t look out of place in a row of show homes or in a glossy magazine.

Bifold doors are the perfect way to finish your extension

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When you’re looking through home interior magazines or on social media for inspiration, you’ll find that a lot of extensions feature bifold doors.

Bifold doors are the top choice for extensions as they offer the opportunity to entirely open up a room, add a beautiful amount of light and style with walls of glass or open space.

How do bifold doors work?

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Bifold doors work by being installed on large walls, with multiple glass panes that neatly fold away in a concertina style to reveal a completely open space.

Bifolds can be installed internally or externally. For extensions, it’s ideal to choose bifold doors on external walls to create a truly open plan feel, however this can be complemented by interior bifold doors that section off the extension from the rest of the property.

You can choose whether your bifold doors fold to the left or right hand side, and stack internally or externally, depending on your space and needs.

Bifold doors make the most of garden views, add light and will open up your home

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Aluminium bifold doors feature sleek and slim frames, creating a wall of glazed panels for the natural light to shine through.

Installing bifold doors onto the external walls of your extension also means that you can admire your stunning garden views all day long, all year round.

Thanks to the clever concertina opening of bifold doors, you’ll be given the ultimate, seamless access to your outdoors through an entirely open space.

Your home will also benefit from fresh air and ventilation like never before, giving you the choice of how open you’d like your doors for the summer breeze to drift through.

Bifold doors will complete your open plan extension by making it easier to enjoy indoor-outdoor living. The seamless way bifold doors will completely open up your property will help to transform your home into the hotspot for family get-togethers such as BBQs, alfresco dining and garden parties – as well as the perfect retreat for relaxing in the sun enjoying quality time with your loved ones.

Bifold doors from Bowalker Doors

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For bifold doors to complete your extension, choose Bowalker Doors.

We’re the experts in architectural aluminium glazing across Sussex and Surrey, helping homeowners to achieve their dream home with our expertise and stunning product range.

We offer 2 bifold door ranges, including the impressive aїr bifold door collection.

To find out more about how you can finish your open plan extension with bifold doors from Bowalker Doors, call 0800 881 5640, fill out a contact form, or drop into our showroom in Hickstead, Haywards Heath.

May 13, 2019

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How to design the perfect bifold for your home

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One of the reasons bifold doors are a popular choice in new build projects, refurbishments and renovations is because of the abundance of design options they offer.

You get to choose the size of your door, opening options, thresholds and colour of your door, but this can often be a daunting decision.

So, we’ve put together a guide to help you design the perfect bifold door for your home, making the process simple and easy.

Size and number of panels

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The beauty of a bifold door is that they completely open up to reveal a stunning wall of open space. They fold away, leaving you with a seamless point of access to your garden and when closed you can benefit from a bright, sleek & stylish feature that transforms the entire look of your living space.

The bigger the bifold doors, the more impressive the feature generally looks.

The size of your bifold doors depends on the size of your wall.

The larger your wall, the larger your bifold door can be to best make use of the space.

You can choose from a variety of panel options to best suit your space and how you’d like to use your bifold doors.

For maximum apertures, you can design your bifold door with up to 10 panels that each can be as big as 1200mm wide and 3000mm high.

Choosing fewer individual panes will make it look even more luxurious and create a sleek glazed feature wall for light to shine through.

Opening options

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Bifold doors offer lots of flexibility thanks to a range of opening configurations.

You can design your bifold doors to be stacked inside your home or outside and can either fold away to open in one direction or split to fold on both sides.

You can also choose whether they open from the left or right to best suit how you use your living space and how you’d like to lay out your room.

The configuration options mean that you can design your bifolds to meet your exact specifications and plans.

If you’re planning to add bifold doors to your property on an external wall, which is the most popular choice, how you design your bifolds can have an effect on both your home and your garden. For example, if your children often play and run around in one area, don’t stack your door into their play space.

Traffic doors

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While bifold doors are favoured for their ability to give you maximum openings, it’s sometimes handy to have a smaller opening too.

This is where a traffic door – just like a back door – would come be useful.

A traffic door is a single door that is built into a bifold door system, which opens separately from the rest of the feature.

You can open the traffic door without having to open the entire glazing feature, which is ideal during colder weather. It leaves you with access to the garden when you need it, whether you’re letting the dog out or taking out the rubbish, without compromising the warmth of your home.

Bifold doors can be opened up so that they are stacked away completely, or left partway open, however the addition of a traffic door leaves you with all the choices you need for optimum access.

Low thresholds

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Bifold doors offer a seamless entry and exit point to the outdoors, allowing you to effortlessly make best use of your garden space.

This can be made even easier with the use of a low threshold.

Low thresholds are chosen for easy access, which is ideal for children and pushchairs and wheelchair users, as well as a more practical option for people with limited mobility.

An added bonus of choosing low thresholds when designing your bifold doors is that they finish the feature off to look clean and sleek.

Colour

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Once you have designed the perfect bifold door to suit your property and needs, you’re left with choosing the colour.

The colour you choose depends on the style of your home. If it’s a contemporary project you’re completing, a modern colour such as the popular Anthracite Grey or Black is best. If you’re restoring your period property, you can choose colours with hints of brown and gold. If it’s a light, bright feature you’re after, choosing White or Cream could be the best choice. Alternatively, you can make a style statement with a striking Red feature.

Aluminium bifold doors are available in any RAL colour, so you can choose the exact shade you desire. This way, you can colour match your bifold door frames to the colour scheme of the rest of your living space, or to the hues in your garden.

Bowalker Doors can design your dream bifold doors

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If you’d like more information on designing bifold doors for your home, get in touch with the experts at Bowalker Doors.

We work on refurbishments and restorations across Sussex, designing and installing 2 ranges of bifold doors, including the impressive aïr range.

You can send us your plans and specifications or bring them into our showroom, and we’ll come up with a bifold door design that will best suit your space and needs. You can even bring your architect in to see us, and we’ll work with them to create a bespoke bifold door solution that works for you.

Visit us on Bolney Grange Business Park, Stairbridge Lane, Hickstead, Haywards Heath from 8am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8am – 4:30pm Friday and by appointment only on Saturday.

Alternatively, you can fill in a contact form here or call 0800 881 5640.

April 24, 2019

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