Bespoke Bi Folding External doors and Internal Bi folding door screens
Over a number of years the popularity of external Bi Folding doors has grown with the appeal of bringing the outside in to your home, something that has been popularised in warmer climates.
Here in the UK not wanting to be left behind we have embraced the concept and all types of bi folding doors are available in various materials and designs.
Bifold doors are also known as bi–folding doors, folding sliding doors, glass sliding doors and sliding room dividers. In its simplest term, a bifold is a door that slides open while its panels fold up and stack neatly against the wall – like a concertina.
Here at KPW we manufacture both internal and external bi folding doors in timber using in the main three species for external products ;
Created from sustain-ably -sourced wood, Accoya®undergoes a proprietary, non-toxic acetylation process that permanently modifies the wood to the core. The result: an environmentally friendly solid wood with durability, dimensional stability and beauty that matches or exceeds even the best tropical hardwood.
(a member of the mahogany family) and It is occasionally used as a substitute for Genuine Mahogany, and is sometimes referred to as “Sapele Mahogany.”
Douglas-fir and Oregon pine, is an evergreen conifer species native to western North America.
Internal bi folding doors are manufactured mainly in Poplar but can be manufactured in any species required. Unlike external joinery internal work is not subject to the rigors of the English climate and is therefore not restricted to specific species of timber.
External bi folding doors and frames are manufactured using traditional joinery methods and the bi folding mechanism and locking system is high quality.
In addition all external bi folding doors fully comply with today’s building control requirements. Locking systems, glazing and the construction of the product must all comply with current legislation.
To reach these standards all locking systems comply with the recent Part Q of the building regulations and all glazing is in the form of double glazed units argon filled, UV film coated and toughened on both sides.
Bi folding doors can open in or out and can finish flush with the internal floor level for a seamless transition from inside to out.
Internal bi folding door screens are an ideal solution when closing an open space or through lounge / kitchen diner, but maintaining the flexibility of the larger space when needed for parties, family dinners etc.
The process of manufacturing bi folding doors involves many separate operations culminating in the end product which when looked at in its finished state hides all the highly skilled and time consuming work it has taken to make.
You can find less expensive products on the internet many of which are mass produced here at KPW we tailor the product to your requirement, contact us for your free site survey and quote, with no obligation.
The product can be supplied in factory finished paint / stain or lacquer with your colour choices, or paint matching service we offer, which in itself involves many processes this is carried out in our finishing department by a fully skilled spray / brush painter who works hand in hand with KPW Joinery Manufacturers and who can provide advice and a cost for carrying out this finishing if required.
Pictures in our fully equiped paint shop.
However If you decide to finish the product yourself it can be supplied in a white flat coat primer undercoat or fully treated in clear preservative. Whichever option you chose we are here to advice and assist. Use our contact form or give us a call if you have any questions or need help deciding whats best for you.
We have chosen some examples of our work to illustrate what you can achieve.