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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

Bifold doors walls of glass

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

Bifold door extension

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

Bifold door designs

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

Open plan kitchen bifold doors

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

aluminium bifold doors open plan extension

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

Bifold doors to extend home

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

Aluminium bifold doors from Bowalker Doors Sussex and Surrey

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

Bifold door designs

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

Bifold door designs Sussex

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

Cornerless bifold doors Sussex

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

Traffic bifold door Sussex

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

Low threshold bifiold door Bowalker Doors Sussex

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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How to choose the perfect coloured bifold doors for your project

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The beauty of aluminium bifold doors is that they are available in any RAL colour.

While this offers a world of design possibilities, it can be difficult to choose from the astounding amount of colours.

The right colour can make a big difference in your project, adding ultra-modern style, striking the balance between classic and contemporary, or by making a stand-out design statement.

To help you, we’ve put together a guide on how to choose the perfect coloured bifold doors for your project.

Modern projects

Anthracite Grey coloured bifold doors Sussex

Homeowners and architects working on self builds or contemporary renovations need contemporary architectural glazing.

Bifold doors in colours grey and black shades, such as the reigning modern home improvement colour Anthracite Grey, add sleek, modern style to properties.

Black and grey bifold doors create a cutting-edge statement and can be colour matched to dark aluminium window frames for a whole house transformation.

Using dark colours can make the frames seem to disappear, to give you an even more stunning look.

Period property restorations

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If you’re restoring your period home and are looking to add a 21st century spin, choose your bifold doors in a colour that strikes the perfect balance between charming and contemporary style.

Cream, stone, green and brown shades will be in keeping with the original, traditional features of your home, whilst the aluminium frames and large glazed areas will add the perfect amount of modern style.

Statement renovations

To make your glazed feature stand out, coloured bifold doors will add the wow factor.

If you’re looking to make a real style statement with your bifold doors, you can choose from a selection of eye-catching RAL colours, including gold, red and blue shades.

As bifold doors already make a statement, the you could choose subtle blues such as Sky Blue and Steel Blue, warming red tones such as Basque Red and Caramel, and show-stopping golds like Sand.

Coloured bifold doors from Bowalker Doors

At Bowalker Doors, we offer aluminium bifold doors in an abundance of colours across 2 ranges:

Each of our bifold doors are available in any RAL colour, as well as different finishes on the aluminium frames.

Smart Sensations

Smarts Aluminium Bifold Doors Colours Sussex Bifold Doors

Bowalker aluminium bifold doors are available in a stunning range of metallic finishes, called the Sensations range.

Sensations colours have a unique textured finish which adds a stunning sparkly hint to the frames and is available across a selection of colours, from blacks and greys, to whites and creams, as well as greens, browns, blues and reds in between.

Choosing your coloured bifold door with a Sensations finish will give the feature a remarkable edge, unlike any other door, that will shimmer in the natural sunlight and will dazzle guests at evening dinner parties.

aïrcoat

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The most impressive bifold doors on the market, aïr bifold doors, are available with the option to upgrade to an aïrcoat finish.

aïrcoat is a durable, textured, dirt-resistant powder coating that is applied to aïr bifold doors to create a functional and practical feature.

aïrcoat also offers additional resistance to corrosion, as well as even more durability thanks to a scratch resistant finish and resistance to peeling, blistering, fading and any loss of sheen to the colour.

Choosing aïrcoat for your coloured bifold doors means that your new feature will last for longer and be even less maintenance, as well as super stylish.

Get in touch with the experts at Bowalker Doors

Thanks to years of experience, we are experts in architectural aluminium glazing for new builds, renovations and refurbishments.

We have been designing and installing bifold doors for projects across Sussex for 10 years and can help you choose the perfect coloured bifold doors for your home.

We can chat with you and your architect about your ideas and take a look through your plans to recommend the best bifold doors for you.

You can visit our showroom on Bolney Grange Business Park in Hickstead, Haywards Heath to speak to a member of our team and to take a look at our range of bifold doors on display.

To book an appointment or to get some advice, you can get in touch with us on 0800 881 5640 or info@bowalkerwindows.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can fill out a contact form here, or upload your plans online and one of our specialists will be in touch.

April 18, 2019

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From inspiration to installation here’s how to create the perfect kitchen and dining area – complete with stunning bifold doors

Bowalker Doors Bifold Doors Kitchen Dining Extensions

It could be one of the most exciting projects you ever take on in your home and that’s why choosing a new kitchen, complete with stylish bifold doors to provide the perfect house-to-garden connection, needs careful thought, planning and preparation.

From selecting the right kitchen units and workspace, to finding an architect or designer who shares your passion for creating an interior masterpiece, it’s a journey that gives effort its worth. And choosing the perfect glazing, which opens out onto contemporary patio paving and luxury garden furniture, will only add to the sleek design by successfully illuminating your indoor/outdoor living space.

Last year, according to industry figures, over 40,000 bifold doors were installed in the UK and houses up and down the country were being transformed into stunning and stylish homes oozing individual personality, character and charm.

The way bifold doors combine inside and outside living space is totally unique, and this stunning look really transforms a home by letting in the perfect amount of light. This is probably the biggest and most important reason why homeowners are choosing to welcome bifold doors into their homes – and into their lives.

If you love entertaining outside and hosting dinner parties in the summer, installing bifold doors will give you that beautiful, smooth and seamless transition – linking the delights of your back garden to the luxuries of your beautiful home interior.

Bifold door design

Bifold doors kitchen dining

To enjoy the absolute maximum space from your kitchen and dining room, bifold doors immediately open up an area but they can also create a contemporary and useful divide between different rooms in your house. Whether you’re planning on linking a kitchen to a dining room or joining up a conservatory or orangery, bifold doors will work perfectly in your living area and can add a real wow factor when you walk in.

One of the biggest benefits of bifold doors is just how flexible they can be in any downstairs room. If you’re working with a designer or an architect, you’ll probably already know that you can have all the sashes designed so that they open up the same way. You can even choose how many leaves you would like on each side and whether you would like to opt for bifold doors that open inwards or outwards.

And there’s something else… Instead of peeling back every single door if you just want to pop out into the garden to run an errand, you can add a single traffic door to your practical design to make it more convenient.

Top 4 benefits of bifold door

Bifold door benefits

  1. They let the light in. Homes can be truly revamped by adding bifold doors, especially if you’re keen to give your home a stylish makeover and transform the interior layout by opening it up to more daylight.
  2. They help to create more space. When closed, bifold doors turn into a wall of glass, which is sleek and space saving. And when they’re open, they completely fold away to maximise natural light and promote a stunning open plan area – ideal for entertaining.
  3. One word – aesthetics. They’re sleek, simple and stylish and have become a must-have for homeowners planning a bespoke interior design project – especially at the back of the house to encompass the kitchen and dining area.
  4. They don’t warp or bend in the heat and they’re much less likely to look dirty or split during the winter months. They also have a longer lifespan which can make them the more cost-effective choice in the long run. You can expect to pay more but bifold doors will provide superior thermal insulation and extra security features.

Catering for the kitchen of your dreams

Bifold doors kitchen extension

Consult your designer and installer for clarity, but bifold doors could quite easily give you the space you need to introduce a stand-alone, functional and fantastic island in your kitchen.

These firm favourites are often square in shape, but can be L-shaped, rounded or rectangle. If you’re planning a renovation, it is often possible – thanks to the installation of bifold doors – that one can be naturally incorporated into a space to act as a transition element between the kitchen and dining area or the kitchen and the garden.

If your bifold doors open outwards, you will could be creating more kitchen space to allow easy movement around the entire island – creating an airy and opulent focal point and drinks area for entertaining guests in the evening.

Islands have been a long-standing ‘wish list’ feature in kitchens, but you need ample space to accommodate one, otherwise they look too cramped and squashed in. If you keep in mind that the walk space around the island should be at least 120 cm, you won’t go wrong. But just think how wonderful it would be to have one – especially against the backdrop of a set of beautifully-crafted bifold doors.

As functional as they are beautiful, a hugely sought-after kitchen island will provide a smooth workflow and comfortable space for preparing and cooking food.

The hub of the home

Bowalker Doors aluminium bifold doors

Kitchens are the hub of the home and if you love cooking then transforming it into your dream space could be just a tiny bit exciting.

It’s where families get together on a sunny Sunday afternoon and where you host parties for friends on a Saturday night. It’s the heart of the home and if you’re planning something new and exciting, then it requires some careful thought – and perhaps some expert input to help map out the perfect design.

For many homeowners, it is the room that takes the most planning and certainly the most investment and that’s why it’s vital to get everything right if you’re considering a renovation or refurbishment.

Creating a brighter interior with an open-plan kitchen design – including bifold doors – can literally transform a house and make it into a home. Their chic and minimal look in today’s world can be hugely attractive to homeowners, especially if you’re keen to create an unobtrusive and versatile room that maximises natural light.

Ask the experts

Bowalker air bifold doors for kitchen extensions

To achieve the absolute most of your space, input from a professional can work wonders and provide invaluable advice when you’re at the design and planning stages. Their experience and expertise will offer you plenty of ideas and there’s a strong chance they could bring something new to the table. They will know what does and doesn’t work and that’s because they have probably created similar looks and designs for other clients.

Don’t be afraid to introduce your architect or designer to us. We’ll happily work together and map out an innovative and bespoke design to transform your home and create the most wonderful space for you to live in. Bringing the experts together can make a massive difference to how a project can run.

The brilliant bifold

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Bifold doors can brilliantly and efficiently turn a dark and drab room into a light and airy living space that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and family.

How you want your kitchen to look is, of course, a very personal choice but remember that whatever glazing you choose becomes a serious consideration in the design process.

When you’re thinking about colours of cabinets in the kitchen, assessing work space and flooring, talk to the experts about bifold doors and find out everything you need to know including colours and styles. Ask yourself what on-trend look you are trying to achieve and how much you want to open up the living space.

Creating a unique indoor/outdoor area between the kitchen and the garden is probably the biggest reason homeowners decide to renovate their current living space and decide to have bifold doors installed. They want to create a stunning al-fresco area in the garden, beam light into their kitchens and achieve the perfect indoor/outdoor area to suit their needs.

It is a fact that making your kitchen feel more coherent by subtly linking it to a dining area or the garden, can add serious wow factor.

But remember…However tempted you may be to rush into a showroom and pick out the perfect kitchen or dash off to find fabrics and flooring, it’s vital that you take plenty of time to consider what it is you really want.

And if you’re thinking of having bifold doors, the same rules apply. The best advice is to ask the experts and work together to break down the planning processes into manageable steps so you’re always in control.

So, is open plan living the future?

Open plan kitchen bifold doors

Over recent years, homeowners have shared a dream – to live in an opulent open plan area that looks stylish and beautiful and enables a fluid movement between activities.

We’ve been challenging older interior design rules, which used to separate rooms of the home with dividing walls, and are embracing the exciting journey towards open plan living. Now, all we want is for the rooms in our homes to flow together with a perfect through-design and celebrate the innovative use of space when creating a ‘knitted together’ living area suitable for all the family to enjoy.

Bifold doors ARE the go-to glazing

Since establishing how popular it has now become to create areas of open-plan living and introducing the family to a whole new way of life, bifold doors really are the future. If you’re going to invest in a modern home design and rework your kitchen area, this sort of glazing has endless benefits and can change the dynamics of any room.

They’re popular because they work well in this kind of living environment and today, because there’s no need to divide rooms in terms of dining, cooking and relaxing, these bifold doors have become the go-to glazing for homeowners who are planning to sprinkle some interior magic and transform their properties.

Light and bright

Bowalker Doors aluminium bifold doors Sussex

If you want to create a stunning living area which embraces the character of your home, you need to think about design, style, materials and lighting. It’s true that people rate their kitchens as the room with the most financial value but get it right and it could literally save you a fortune by lasting you a lifetime. A wall of doors leading out from your newly-installed kitchen and into your beautifully-tended garden, can create the most perfect look.

Planning out the space and choosing the right finishing touches, like creating the right amount of lighting, can really bring a room to life and in the evening, you can create a warm and intimate atmosphere without compromising on space or style.

Budget, brief and build

Kitchen extension with bifold doors

Before you start flicking through kitchen brochures and thinking about knocking down walls, think about what you want and how you’re going to achieve it. There’s something rather wonderful about having more space and being able to continue the ‘flow’ throughout the downstairs of your home, but your kitchen needs to work for you. The finer details are often what makes a kitchen truly handsome but opting for the right glazing can bring elegance, luxury and charm – and this is key to any interiors project.

At Bowalker Doors, we’re here to help

Architectural aluminium glazing is what we do best and there’s no better place than at Bowalker Doors to get the right kind of advice. Our dedicated team of experts know what they’re talking about and can help discuss your plans with you, your on-site designer or architect.

In the showroom, we’ve got aluminium bifold doors on display so you can see how they could work in your home.

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

Uploading your plans to our website is another way to show us round your home and receive the very best advice from the experts.

April 1, 2019

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How to add light and space to your Crawley home with Bifold Doors

 

Aluminium Bifold Doors Bowalker Doors Crawley

Have you been flicking through the home improvement and lifestyle magazines lately, and noticed that all the beautiful homes have one thing in common?

Bifold doors are the sought-after feature for glossy-mag worthy homes in Sussex, in particular places such as Crawley.

We’ve found that a lot of the homes we work on in Crawley want doors that add light and space to their home, and bifold doors are an excellent choice for doing this.

Continue reading How to add light and space to your Crawley home with Bifold Doors

January 28, 2019

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What colour entrance door should I choose?

Coloured composite doors from Bowalker Doors in Hove

Introducing colour into the home is any architect’s dream.

Colour is a clever way to send a message about your personality, and as entrance doors set the tone for the rest of your home, choosing a coloured front door can be a powerful way to create fantastic kerb appeal.

While there are a multitude of different colours to choose from, it’s easy to revert back to the traditional favourites: white, red, green or blue.

Our two ranges of composite entrance doors, Solidor doors and Bowalker composite doors, feature a selection of stunning colours, from classic to contemporary, pretty to powerful and striking to stylish.

A lot of the homes we work on in Hove want a door that adds exciting colour to their property and makes an entrance no one will forget, which is why we have more than 30 door colours to choose from.

We’ve put together a guide to help you decide which colour would be best for you.

Be bold

Peacock Blue Composite Door Bowalker Doors Hove

If you’d like to reflect your bold and bright personality on your front door, statement shades such as Peacock Blue, Berry Red, Rich Aubergine and French Blue are ideal.

They add an eye-catching pop of colour immediately to anyone who passes by, and will make your home stand out on your street, telling the world that someone full of life lives here. This is perfect if you love to entertain in your home.

It also sets the tone of your interior, which is great if your home is full of exuberant colours and décor.

Timeless classics

Red composite door Bowalker Doors Hove

Perhaps you’re more of a classic soul? If you love the traditional things in life, a timeless entrance door will be the best fit for you.

A lot of the composite entrance doors in Hove are in a time-honoured style, as it’s what suits most homes.

Colours like Chartwell Green, Red, Gothic Black, Derwent Blue and Heritage Green will last the test of time and show people that you value the eternal beauty of things. Classic shades such as these also complement any style of décor and external finishes, from traditional brick to a modern render.

Warm and inviting

Woodrgrain composite doors Bowalker Doors Hove

Is your home the family meeting point, where you often host the Sunday roasts and welcome your family and friends?

To reflect the inviting nature of your family home, warm and natural door colours, such as Golden Oak, Irish Oak, Golden Sand, Walnut, Rosewood and Cream, are the perfect choice.

Woodgrain colour options are a great alternative to timber front doors to reflect a soft yet strong personality, complementing French Country, authentic interiors.

Clean and crisp

Clean and crisp composite doors Bowalker Doors Hove

If you prefer the minimalist aesthetic, simple and stylish door colours are the best option.

Light colours such as Painswick and White, and dark shades like Schwarzbraun and Gothic Black, add clean, crisp style in a subtle yet sophisticated way.

This is ideal if you like white spaces or black accents to introduce colour.

Stylish and ahead of the trend

Anthracite Grey Composite Door Hove Bowalker Doors

Are you a trend-setter? Do you want your home to look modern and ahead of the time?

Right now, the contemporary colour of choice for style-conscious homeowners is grey. We’ve started to install lots of entrance doors in Hove in grey as using this colour adds chic style, with the top home improvement colour being Anthracite Grey.

We also have composite doors in Slate Grey, Moondust Grey, Twilight Grey and French Grey. Choose any for your own individual spin.

Matching your grey entrance door with grey aluminium windows and widespan doors, such as bifold doors and sliding doors, completes the contemporary look, and perfectly complements both minimalist and glamorous interiors.

Calm and tranquil

Chartwell green composite door Bowalker Doors Hove

Perhaps your home is your retreat from the outside world. The calm that protects you from the storm that the outside world brings.

If, when you pull up outside your house, walk up your drive and see your front door, you want to feel a sense of serenity, then choosing a soothing coloured door is ideal.

Pastel colours such as Lavender, Duck Egg Blue, Coolant Blue, Chartwell Green, Frost White and Eurocell Cream are tranquil shades that will indicate that your home is a peaceful and happy place.

Choose your perfect coloured composite door from Bowalker Doors

Coloured composite entrance doors Bowalker Doors Hove

We know how important it is to have an entrance door in Hove that reflects your style, which is why we offer more than 30 door colours to suit your needs.

If you’d like more help on how to add colour to your home with a new entrance door, get in touch with our team of experts.

We’ve been transforming homes across Sussex for 10 years, and we’re known for giving homeowners and architects the best advice on their projects.

You can visit our showroom in Haywards Heath, upload your plans and ideas to our website, or get in contact with us by ringing 01444 810111 or emailing info@bowalkerwindows.co.uk.

January 28, 2019

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What to consider when planning a home renovation in Brighton

Bowalker Doors renovations in Brighton

Whether you’re looking to add a new kitchen or dining room, or renovate your whole house, adding extra space with an extension is often top of the list for homeowners.

There are lots of things you need to consider when refurbishing your home, including what you hope to gain from your project, what products to use, what planning permission you may need and who you should work with.

This blog acts a guide to these things, so if you’re planning a home renovation in or around Brighton, keep reading.

Why are you refurbishing your home?

air lift and slide doors sliding doors for Brighton renovations Bowalker Doors

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, things to consider is why you’re actually interested in refurbishing your home. What is it you’re looking to achieve?

A lot of the homes we work on in Brighton want a renovation that gives space for their family, or a lighter, brighter, inviting interior to entertain in, or extra style to tie the property together

Whatever your reasons, this should always be in the back of your mind when you’re making each decision.

Choose the right products for what you need

The reason why you’re looking to refurbish your home will directly influence what designs and products you use in your new space.

A lot of the renovations in Brighton that we work on choose architectural glazing such as widespan aluminium doors and rooflights.

aïr bi-fold doors and aïr lift & slide doors are the top choices for renovations and refurbishments when creating large social spaces.

Air 800 bifold doors Bowalker Doors for Brighton renovations

aïr bi-fold doors are made with slimline aluminium frames and large glass panels, and each pane can be made up to 1200mm wide and 3000mm tall, with a maximum of 10 panes. As they open completely in a concertina style, this leaves you with an impressively wide opening, blending your home and garden and giving you extra space.

AIR LS600 lift and slide doors for Brighton renovations Bowalekr Doors

While aluminium bi-fold doors add heaps of light, aïr lift & slide doors fill spaces with boundless amounts of natural daylight. This is because they can be made up to 2500mm wide by 2700mm tall with a maximum of 6 panes and offer uninterrupted walls of glass, giving you panoramic views.

Skypod rooflights Bowalker Doors

Rooflights a popular choice for flat roof extensions as they are fitted on the roof, allowing the sunlight to beam directly down into the room. With the smallest of our Skypod rooflights at 750mm by 750mm to the largest at 2750mm by 8700mm, you can choose the perfect amount of daylight depending on the size of your extension.

Choosing a combination of architectural aluminium glazing gives you a stunning glazed area, with each component working together for the ultimate, cutting-edge style. You can colour match our selection of architectural glazing, as our aluminium widespan doors are available in any RAL colour, and our rooflights are available in Anthracite Grey, Moondust Grey, White, Rosewood and Golden Oak.

Get the relevant planning permission

If your renovation involves extending your home, you may need planning permission.

It’s always worth checking whether you need planning permission, as some project don’t require it and need permitted development instead.

You can visit planningportal.co.uk for more information on everything else that needs planning permission – or just ask us.

Choosing the right company to trust with your renovation plans

Bowalker Doors renovations in Brighton

Choosing the right companies to help you achieve your dream renovation takes a lot of thought and careful consideration.

You should choose an installation company who has been transforming homes for a long time, gaining experience and a solid reputation. They should also have a wide product range, and a showroom where you can go in and see the glazed products in a setting where you can imagine them in your home.

You should also be able to go to your installation company with your plans and get their advice and guidance on what would work best for you.

Here at Bowalker Doors, we tick all the boxes. Our founders, Pete Walker and Anthony Bowyer have a combined experience of 45 years, and formed Bowalker Doors after nearly a decade of success with Bowalker Windows. You can take a look at our Checkatrade reviews here.

Our product range includes two bi-fold doorsaïr bi-fold doors and Bowalker bi-fold doors – and two sliding doorsaïr lift & slide doors and Bowalker sliding patio doors. We have Skypod rooflights available too, as well as two range of entrance doors to complete your home – Solidor doors and Bowalker composite doors.

You can see our stunning product range at our Haywards Heath showroom, as well as talk to our expert team about your project and benefit from our helpful advice. You can even bring your architect along too. To help you make our meeting the best it can be, you can upload your plans to our website here and we will look over them before your appointment and we will be prepared with options and guidance.

Get in touch with Bowalker Doors to help with your renovation

Bowalker Doors for Brighton renovations

If you’re planning a home renovation in Brighton, let Bowalker Doors help you.

You can call us on 01444 810111 or fill in a contact form here. Alternatively, you can visit our showroom on Bolney Grange Business Park in Haywards Heath where we’re open Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm, Friday 8am – 4:30pm and Saturday by appointment only.

Don’t forget, you can like us on Facebook to see our most recent renovations in Brighton and the surrounding areas.

January 22, 2019

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Why more renovators in Burgess Hill are choosing rooflights to add more natural light

Bowalker Doors Rooflight Burgess Hill

The onset of winter means the darker, shorter days are back. The natural light is really hard to come by now that it’s December, and we’re all looking for more ways to make the most of the light we can get.

We’ve installed lots of rooflights in Burgess Hill to add extra light and striking style.

Add natural light 365 days a year

Skypod roof lantern Burgess Hill

Rooflights are fitted to flat roof extensions so that sun can shine down into your living space.

The aerial position of a rooflight means that they’re in the same position of the sun in the sky, giving you directional daylight. The rays are uninterrupted, as there’s less likely to be objects such as trees, walls or fence to be casting shadows.

This ensures that you will make best use of your extension as it creates a lighter, brighter, fresher living space for you to spend time with your family, friends and guests.

For optimum levels of light, we offer 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.

The sleek design of our rooflights mean more daylight can illuminate your property all year round, without chunky frames spoiling the effect.

Design the perfect rooflight that suits the rest of your property

Skypod Burgess Hill Bowalker Doors

With a rooflight from Bowalker Doors, you have full design flexibility to suit the style of your home.

The rooflights are available in a selection of colours such as White, Anthracite Grey, Moondust, Rosewood and Golden Oak, with a White internal finish as standard for a bright interior.

Choose to match your new rooflight with your windows, or make a statement by choosing a contrasting colour.

Skypod Burgess Hill Bowalker Doors

A lot of the projects we’ve worked on lately in Burgess Hill choose rooflights in Anthracite Grey for the modern style. This goes beautifully with widespan aluminium doors, which also look most striking in Anthracite Grey.

A rooflight will make your living space feel comfortable all year round

We mentioned in our previous blog about the health and wellbeing effects of natural light, but there are also wonderful benefits, but there are also fantastic benefits for the rest of your home.

The clever rooflights can help to regulate the temperature of your living space too, offering great energy efficiency.

The lanterns are available with U-Values as low as 1.0W/m2K, and PVCu cappings also help with insulation.

The large glass areas used in rooflights mean that the natural warmth from the sun can penetrate through the glass into the room in the colder months, whilst in the summer it gives living space a fresher, more open feel.

If you’re looking to take your project to new heights, get in touch with the experts at Bowalker Doors

Bowalker Doors Skypod Rooflight Roof Lantern Burgess Hill
We can help you to transform your living space with a rooflight from Bowalker Doors.

We’re the specialists at adding light, style and space to your home.

You can talk to our team at our Haywards Heath showroom about your plans, and we will offer you our expert help and advice on what would work best for you.

Visit us on Bolney Grange Business Park, Stairbridge Lane, Hickstead, or call us on 01444 810111 to book an appointment.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Facebook page for our inspiration too!

December 20, 2018

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Open up your Shoreham-by-Sea home to the beautiful coastline with sliding doors

Bowalker aluminium widespan sliding doors in Sussex

If you live by the coast in Shoreham-by-Sea, you’re already pretty lucky. With the beach and Local Nature Reserve at your door step, amazing performing arts events at the Ropetackle Arts Centre, gorgeous independent boutique shops and its very own airport to jet away from.

With a town as stunning as Shoreham, you’ll want to make sure you’re making the most out of your home, something which Bowalker Doors can help you with.

We’ve recently installed some sliding doors and it made us think that Shoreham-by-Sea would be the perfect place for the uninterrupted, panoramic walls of glass.

Continue reading Open up your Shoreham-by-Sea home to the beautiful coastline with sliding doors

December 20, 2018

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Doors you can trust

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