A bifolding door is a very specialist product and it is natural that you will have many questions. Here we answer some of the most common questions asked about bifolding doors.
How do I find the right bifolding door supplier?
As bifolding doors have increased in popularity, so have the number of window companies offering bifolding doors.
However many of these companies only offer one product. Our recommendation is to view as many products as you can. Only this way will you understand the wide range of bifolding doors available including the different types of frames, thresholds, handle styles and colour options.
At Eden, we provide many bifolding door brands so you can understand exactly what options are available to you and with our help and advice make an informed choice.
We have countless testimonials from our many satisfied customers that have added value to and improved their homes with our range of bifolding doors.
Should I buy bifolding doors online and save money?
Our strongest recommendation is to always see the doors before you buy.
There are many online sellers of bifolding doors. There will also be double glazing salespeople that visit your home with only a brochure or a small sample. You’ll also find bifolding door price comparison websites.
It is vital that you view a bifolding door beforehand. We know customers that have bought doors without seeing them first and have been disappointed with the end product.
Whether your new bifold is replacing your old sliding doors or is for a conservatory or new extension it makes absolute sense to see your doors first.
Our showroom showcases the widest range of bifolding doors in Kent. Apart from many colours and styles, we have bifolding doors fitted in conservatories, as individual doors, bifolds fitted to the latest contemporary orangeries and more.
You will also see samples of our many colour and handle and glass options. It is also your opportunity to try out the doors, study fine details like threshold levels and be confident you’ll get the door you dream of.
Can I buy off the shelf bifolding doors?
It is possible to find bifolding doors sold at stock sizes. If you do, these are normally mis-measures or doors intended for new build developments where all the properties have doors and windows of the same size. Some companies also sell bifolds at standard sizes working on the assumption your extension will be built to suit the doors you buy.
At Eden, all our doors are bespoke, manufactured to your precise dimensions and specifications. Every home is different and for this reason your bifolding doors should be made to suit you and not the other way round. You won’t find the colour choices, opening options or hardware choices with off the shelf products.
Can I design my own bifolding doors?
Yes. Visit our showroom and we will demonstrate the different type of opening options, colours, handle choices and glass options.
Once we have an understanding of your wishes, your home and how you intend to use your doors we can help you design the ideal bifolding door.
What guarantees do you offer on bifolding doors?
Depending upon the door, we offer a full 10 or 20 year insurance backed guarantee on our range of bifolding doors. This does not mean our doors with lesser guarantee periods are in any way inferior. As with any consumer product there is choice.
Origin are the market leader and their 20 year guarantee which we honour is just one feature that makes their products stand out.
What opening options are available in bifolding doors.
You can have doors that open outwards or inwards, as well as doors that can come in many different opening options and combinations.
Your doors can fold to the left or right as well as the left and the right. We will design your doors to suit your individual requirements.
We can also offer you the very latest in open corner bifolding doors to create stunning open corners to your new extension with no intermediate posts.
What colour options are available on bifolding doors?
One of the many reasons why aluminium bifolding doors are superior to other materials is the huge colour choice available.
Aluminium doors are polyester powder coated and we use only Qualicoat approved and certified colour applicators. With aluminium bifolding doors you can choose from over 150 colours. These are available in satin, matt or gloss finishes which extends this colour choice still further.
But better still, aluminium powder coated doors enable you to also choose different colours inside and out, metallic colours, textured colours and even special finishes that can make your aluminium door look and feel like real wood.
We can even offer you peace of mind if your doors are being installed in exposed, coastal or swimming pool environments. Chlorine, salt and exposure to severe weather should be a consideration. For this reason we offer high quality, durable powder coatings specifically for these applications with extended guarantees.
So you literally do have unlimited colour choice.
What glass will come with my doors?
At Eden we offer only the highest quality double glazed units your bifolding doors deserve.
Our glass comes from the world’s leading glass processors, Pilkington or Saint Gobain. Your doors will be glazed with Planitherm Total Plus soft coat low E glass. Between your glass panes will be argon gas and the perimeter of the double glazed unit has a warm edge spacer bar.
But we offer a huge range of glass options as well such as acoustic, laminated or triple glazing.
What are the maximum sizes I can have on a bifolding door?
Every home and customer requirement is different. This is why unlike many other companies we offer you a choice of bifolding door products.
As a general rule our doors can be made from two panels right up to eight panels or even more depending on the product.
However we also offer a specialist range of doors that are designed to be made wider, larger and taller as well. Schuco doors for example can be made up to 3 metres in height and 1.2metres in width for each panel. Visit our showroom to find out more.
I also need windows, will these match my bifolding doors?
Yes. We offer a range of latest generation aluminium windows from the leading brands in the UK. All these products come with a range of windows, sliding doors as well as entrance doors.
The colour will be exactly the same as will be the quality of the glass and of course our expert installation. They too will come with our peace of mind guarantees and our professional installation.
Who will fit my bifolding doors?
The correct installation of a bifolding door is absolutely essential to ensure this sophisticated and highly engineered product is reliable and gives you many years of enjoyment.
Our installers are specially trained in bifolding door installation and undergo ongoing training and assessment.
As a family Company you will also be in direct contact with the owners of the business at any time. Personal service and customer care is at the core Eden.