Why Bi-Folding Doors Are the Best Option for Light and Security

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The ability to bring indoors and outdoors into one place for enhancing light and ventilation in and around buildings has been hindered by windows until the last few decades. In the seventies, sliding patio doors were quite common as they were generally reliable and effective. However, their potential only stretched as far as opening and ventilating half the space available. French windows have been around for a much longer period. However, these came with sizing limitations. Though French windows can bring in light, it’s not possible for them to take full advantage of available space. So, what is the solution?

The answer is bi-folding doors

The introduction of bi-folding doors has solved many problems faced by designers and architects. The fact that bi-folding doors are flexible and adaptable means that many designers can create custom designs with the purpose of complimenting the home or the buildings architectural style. As a bonus, they help to shape and build a stronger connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Bi-folding doors are a refinement on the concept of concertina doors, something we should all be quite familiar with. The original design concept for concertina doors were to separate rooms. However, due to their weak construction, they were found to be unsuitable for exterior walls. Bi-folding doors addressed this issue and provided a solution.

The benefits

As bi-folding doors are sturdy for construction, maintain high levels of security and are easy to operate, they are extremely attractive and appealing for designers and architects. Their design flexibility means they can take advantage of the space available and welcome maximum levels of light into buildings. Due to its solid construction, bi-folding doors are ideal for both businesses and homes that want to welcome extra light into the room and wish to implement the outdoors as part of the room. Privacy is also no issue, as it can be implemented as and when it is needed.

Investing in bi-folding doors from SRL Ltd

SRL Ltd offer standard bi-folding doors that are constructed with Senior Architectural Systems thermally-broken SPW 400 high quality profiles. This ensures durability and long life whatever the weather and can guarantee a modern, stylish design that provides the best heat and insulation qualities available. Our bi-folding doors are constructed from 70mm slim-line profiles and come up to 6 metres wide as standard, with floating sliding mullions provide stability and easy glide operation. The inclusion of multipoint locking will ensure the highest level of security on a main door, with shoot bolt locking on intermediate stiles. What’s more, out 32mm internally glazed sealed units are thermally efficient and increase the security of your building.

Talk to the Experts

Our bi-folding doors, fabricated from the Smart Systems Aluminium range, can open-in or open-out, with a standard frame or low threshold and various sill opens. SRL also offer a wide range of powder coating finishes, with single and dual colours available to remain consistent with your business. Even the handles and spacer bars come in a variety of colours for you to choose from! If you are looking to design your business with aluminium, bi-folding doors, then look no further. Talk to one of our professionals at SRL Ltd today to see how we can help you choose the right bi-folding doors for your building.

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