Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Key Features of BiFolding SunSeeker Doors

  • Tailor-made: 900mm to 7.2m wide; up to 2.5m high; custom-made to fit exactly
  • Wide range of colours - white as standard - your colour choice
  • 40 different fold options - from single door to multi-door - your selection
  • Safety glass options: clear toughened (internal), "K" glass (external), obscured, laminated, antisun, Argon-filled plus leaded-light or Georian bar styles
  • Handle and hinge options, including stainless steel, white or to match the door colour
  • Optional integral blinds in a choice of colours
  • Low threshold for internal use - no need to step over
  • Weatherproof cill for external use
  • Draught-proof and weather-proof doors
  • Thermally broken architectural aluminium for external use
  • Hidden castor system and in-line handles for added elegance
  • Slim profile - doors fold flat for maximum viewing area
  • Single key option for multiple doors
  • Shoot-bolt locking system into both upper and lower tracks for greater security
  • Inside only handles for added security
  • No ugly sliding mullion or ugly heavy, black rubber seals
  • Manufactured to order, here in the UK

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

A Day in the Life of Glazed BiFolding Doors ... ... ... (with integral blinds)

June 2009.

6.30 a.m.: the integral blinds have their slats opened to welcome in the daylight, tilted slightly against the sun so that the early morning news, travel and weather can be seen on television.

8.00 a.m.: tilt the slats the other way to let light flood in whilst breakfast is cleared away and the room tidied.

9.00 a.m.: a glorious day - open the single door to let the fresh warm air flow inside.

10.30 a.m.: a guest has arrived - unlock the foldable doors and widen the gap for easy access to the patio.

11.30 a.m.: too hot and bright to sit outside - open the doors fully and sit inside whilst enjoying the fresh air, garden fragrances and views from a comfortable seat in the indoor shade.

1.00 p.m.: close and lock the doors, fully close the blinds to keep the sun at bay whilst leaving the house for the afternoon.

3.00 p.m.: return home and throw open the doors!

4.00 p.m.: children home from school and playing ball on the patio, close the doors a little to narrow the gap where the ball keeps coming in; consider closing the doors fully to keep out the noise as well as the ball!

5.30 p.m.: noisy playtime over, open the doors wide again to enjoy the late afternoon warmth.

7.30 p.m.: decide to carry the dining table outside through wide doorway to enjoy a family evening meal 'al fresco'.

8.30 p.m.: carry the table in through the wide opening.

9.00 p.m.: close the doors, leave the blind slats open as there is still daylight outside.

10.30 p.m.: close the blind slats, lock the doors.


Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Hot Bright Sunlight ... Oh No!

We've been waiting for the summer since spring 2008
and now we have a taste of it, we remember how hot and bright the sun can be. Much as we have longed for this glorious sunshine, let's now consider the practical elements of bringing the outdoors inside with bifolding glass doors.

If you are thinking of installing bifolding doors, especially if they will be south-facing, you may need to consider the effect of prolonged strong sunlight on your interior furnishing. What are the options?

  • Hang drapes or vertical blinds inside the doors. These can be easily opened to the sides of the doors when required; vertical blinds can also be left in place and adjusted to allow some natural light through. This option becomes less feasible for very wide openings because there is an upper limit to the length of track that blinds can use.

  • Order integral blinds with the folding doors. Each of the double-glazed units can accommodate a pleated blind or Venetian (slatted) blind inside the cavity. Like the vertical blind, horizontal slatted blinds can be fully open, fully closed or adjusted to allow a measured amount of light through. As the blinds are housed within a vacuum, they will never become dusty (Oh Joy!). Operable by magnets or electronic remote control, the integral blinds are not subjected to heave-handedness and are therefore not prone to damage.

  • Order the bifolding doors with special anti-sun glass. This option will filter the sun's harmful rays but does not reduce the light dramatically, as blinds would.

To find out more about the options before you order your bifolding doors, take a look at the SunSeeker Doors
web site or call the Sales office on 01582 492730.

And you haven't missed the boat yet for this summer - from order to installation is currently less than 1 month. Contact us now for the best summer ever in your home.