Architecture has been enjoying a renascence over the last 10 years which has seen a growing desire to create larger living spaces centred around the kitchen. This trend has driven exponential growth in the popularity of Bi-Fold Doors.
Founded in 1983 and based in Bissendorf, Germany, Solarlux pioneered the modern Bi-Folding Door, designing and manufacturing the first system ever marketed and is still very much considered the market leader for high-quality Folding Sliding Doors and Glass Elements. Family-owned by the original founder, Herbert Holtgeife and his son Stefan, Solarlux continues to grow with the same passion and ideals that the company was built on.
If Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors are all the same then a Diamond is just another rock!
Thames Valley Windows is a successful independent company which affords us the opportunity to work with almost any product we choose. Having worked with Sunflex and a variety of profile fabricators for a number of years, using systems such as Smart, SAPA, Beaufort, Schuco and Sunflex, we began working with Solarlux in 2010. It was very quickly apparent that the quality of their systems was considerably better than anything else we had worked with. After entertaining the idea of retaining a cheaper alternative we decided to focus exclusively on Solarlux as we feel that the price difference is significantly outweighed by the quality of the product. In 2011 we made this full commitment and have not looked back.
We’ve gone from strength to strength and our confidence in the product now means we have gone from a local company to covering most of the South & South East of England for our Solarlux installations. We are one of the two largest Solarlux Quality Partners in the UK and have been involved in some of the most prestigious Solarlux installations in the country.
Our staff, from technical sales and survey to installers, has been trained by Solarlux both in the UK and Germany.
Bi-Fold Doors will be one of the most expensive and defining features of your project. Be comfortable in the knowledge that you own the best product on the market.
Please read our blog ‘What Makes Solarlux Bi-Folds Different’ to learn more about this product. If you’d like to discuss your project in more detail, please call us or make an appointment to visit our showroom and see the products for yourself.
Please read on for an introduction to Solarlux’s comprehensive range of products.
Non-Thermally-Broken Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors. Lightweight frames make these perfect for internal screens dividing living spaces, based on the SL60e system they can combine superbly if looking to match internal and external doors. They can also be incorporated with a Solarlux glass canopy or external balcony glazing.
Very similar to the SL35, these lightweight Aluminium doors are Non-Thermally Broken and work brilliantly for balcony glazing or a more robust option than the SL25 for an external Solarlux sunroom. They can also be used in a commercial situation or as domestic internal doors with the profile based on the SL80 system.
The most popular system in the Solarlux range, these doors offer the best balance between superb quality and value. Thermally Broken achieving an average overall u-value of 1.4 w/m2k, with a slim-line glass-to-glass measurement of 130mm and a beautifully integrated hinge system these doors are perfect for almost any domestic solution. The SL60e can also operate with a fully moveable corner post for a completely open plan effect.
The most versatile of the thermally broken systems, the SL70 is able to achieve oversized panel widths and heights. It is also adaptable for a faceted solution as well as combining with a movable corner post. Aluminium, heat-insulated folding glass door for designs in XXL format.
The slightly more bespoke range comes with either a soft-line (SL80) or contemporary square edge (SL81) frame detail. While the ultra-sleek lines offer a beautiful 104mm glass-to-glass measurement the deeper frame allows for a superb 1.2 w/m2k u-value. The larger aluminium hinge system also allows for greater flexibility on panel width and height.
This stylish and sleek designed door allows for a sensational frameless look; layered glass overlapping the slim protective aluminium profile offer the best looking edge-to-edge all-glass system available.
Totally unique and representative of Solarlux’s desire and commitment to pioneer new development within the Bi-Folding Door market. This system was awarded the coveted ‘Red Dot’ for design in 2010.
Newly launched in 2017, the Ecoline bi-folding door combines the best of technology and state-of-the-art design to create the largest possible opening. The slim Ecoline has a sightline of just of 99mm and offers one of the best u-values available for a bi-folding door at just 1.1 W/m²K.
Solarlux has taken the best of their bi-folding door and made it even better. The Solarlux Highline bi-folding door has a slim sightline of just 99mm and can achieve u-values as low as 0.8W/m²K.
Combining the contemporary style of slim-line Bi-Folds with the traditional beauty of timber these doors are made from multi-layered engineered European timbers with options for softwood, hardwood & oak with any RAL colour paint or Sikkens™ stain finish. The hinge system of the doors is located on a specially designed aluminium section which is rebated into the timber to ensure adjustability and ultimate longevity.
A superbly engineered composite door comprising of a unique full timber internal door section with a secure vented aluminium exterior cladding. Thus combining a maintenance-free powder-coated aluminium exterior with a naturally warm timber interior. The hinge system of the doors is located on a specially designed aluminium section which is rebated into the timber to ensure adjustability and ultimate longevity. Optional timber types and finishes mean these doors can be integrated into almost any living space.
An evolution of the SL97 and the one of the newest door in the Solarlux range, this composite system is designed to combine style with the lowest achievable u-values. It is the first and only ‘Passive House Standard’ Sliding Folding Door in the market. With triple glazing this door has a staggering 1.1 W/m2k making it suitable for passive housing or any situation where maximum thermally efficiency is either required or just simply desired.
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