We recently installed aluminium bi-folding doors with integral blinds at a traditional detached property in Goring, Reading. The house already boasted a large two-storey extension to the rear of the property, and a beautiful patio and south facing garden that the homeowners wanted to enjoy physically and visually. The owners were looking to modernise the look of the back of the house to provide a contemporary appearance.
They wanted to replace the existing narrow French doors and fixed glass panes with an energy-efficient glazing system. That would provide much more light and better insulation to make the room all-year-round living space.
With a growing young family, their vision was to install large contemporary glass doors that would create a seamless flow between indoors and out. When the doors were fully open, the garden and family room become one room. Giving the overall effect of even more space allowing the children freedom to play outside while never being out of sight.
Our clients visited Thames Valley Windows Open Day, which was held at our Bracknell showroom earlier in the year so they could see feel the quality of the range of bi-fold and sliding doors on display. After talking through their requirements with one of our Solarlux designers, he discussed the various options and colours that would be suitable for their house.
After looking at all the different door styles, our clients settled on Solarlux SL60e aluminium bi-folding doors with a three-door configuration and white integral blinds. Because there was a slight step down from the house to the patio level, the client also chose a fully weathered rebated threshold with a contemporary aluminium pressed cill to finish the look of the bi-fold doors. Our clients were delighted that we offered the option of any RAL colour for the doors and chose RAL7032– a French grey to sit well within the aspirational aesthetics of the property. They felt pleased that they had chosen the highest quality folding sliding doors for the perfect long term investment.
Before manufacturing these bi-folding doors with integral blinds, one of our experienced surveyors visited our client’s property to check all the door positioning measurements and confirmed the designs and options ordered were finalised and their installation date was booked.
The actual installation of the products was completed as per the schedule supplied and the installers were tidy, arrived on time, stayed late when required and were good communicators.
Our installation team arrived at the property as per schedule and the aluminium bi-folding doors with integral blinds were installed by our team within one working day.
The bifolding doors open outwards onto the beautiful patio area outside with seating and dining facilities making this area much more integrated with the inside space of the house and perfect for entertaining and BBQ parties on the patio!
The aluminium bi-folding doors open and close effortless and glide along along the rebated threshold and are subtle and compact when fully open. All panels slide right so that when they are fully open, they take up very little space,
The solar-powered integral blind system allows complete control over sunlight and privacy. The blinds can be remote-controlled or manually operated on each panel The maintenance-free pleated blinds are situated between two panels of glazing so don’t require any cleaning!
The new bi-folding doors have made this home more energy-efficient due to the low u values of the double glazed glass panels and have vastly contributed to the improved modernisation look to the back of the property. While the chrome handles and hinges add the finishing touches.
Thames Valley Windows is a Solarlux Quality Partner. You can find out more about this prestigious status here.
Are you interested in letting the outdoors in with a set of bi-folding doors! We have a range of bi-fold doors on display at our Bracknell and Guildford showrooms. Get in touch today with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Solarlux designers who will be able to help transform your home
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