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A Beginner’s Guide to Bi-fold Doors

There are plenty of ways to add elegance and value to your home, from converting a spare room to putting in a conservatory. One way to bring more than a little style to areas like the back garden is to install bifold doors. These are perfect on hot summer days, when you want to entertain, or simply when you want to sit under cover and relax with a book or two in the open air.

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Are Bi-folding Doors Really Secure?

There’s no doubt that security is high on the list of concerns when people consider new doors. Making sure you have the right locks installed is certainly important and not only keeps you safe but also deters potential burglars at the same time. The latest products have multiple locking points and high quality, secure lock cylinders.

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How Do I Clean uPVC?

The best way to clean certain materials is something we get asked about frequently, because no one likes spending money on quality work and then ruining it with Spray n Wipe chemicals! Fear not dear renovator – we’re about to run you through how to clean your brand-spanking-new uPVC windows.

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What is the Best Choice for External Doors?

Apart from traditional front doors, the most common external doors are those that open into a garden or patio area. These we refer to as patio doors. Whilst in the past the term patio doors generally referred exclusively to sliding doors, nowadays it is used to describe a wide range of external doors including French Doors and Bi Fold Doors. These are available in a wide range of styles and are constructed using a variety of alternative materials.

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The Benefits of Having a Traffic Door in Your Bifold Doors

While bifold doors offer an elegant and functional solution for merging your internal living space and the outside world, providing the maximum open area and the most light, there are also some disadvantages: when internally locked you can’t get in from the outside; and you might not wish to open up the door in cold or inclement weather. These problems can be avoided, however, by designing in a traffic door.

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Care and Maintenance of your Bifold Doors

Once you have experienced the dramatic improvements to the appearance of your living space, along with the increased functionality that bi fold doors create, such as making it instantly lighter, providing extra space and access to other rooms and your garden, while adding a contemporary feeling; you will naturally wish to keep the doors looking great and working perfectly for many years to come.