Cardiff’s Favourite Installer For Bi-fold Doors – Centric Home Improvements
When it comes to considering who can supply and install the perfect aluminium bifold doors for your home or business in Cardiff, then look no further than Centric. Centric Home Improvements. A local company that will supply and fit the highest quality solid composite front door at an affordable price. Choose from the vast range of colours and styles of composite doors from “Solidor”, “Door-Stop International” and “Virtuosa Doors”.
Our team is important to us, as is our community and our customers. So we pay attention to the finer details:
- No Sub-Contractors
- Local Family Company
- 10-Year Insurance Backed Guarantee
- Deal Direct with the Owner
- No Salesman
- Quality Products at a Fair Price
High-specification aluminium bi-folding doors at an affordable price
Constructed to withstand the elements, precision engineering allows for ultra-smooth operation, high thermal efficiency, as well as double or triple glazing options that conform to all British Standards and Regulations. We are proud of our bi-fold doors, they are masterpieces of design and innovation.
- Energy-efficient glass panels
- Strong aluminium profiles
- Slim sightlines
- Flush profile for a sleek look
It is no wonder that bifold doors are at the top of most homeowners’ wish lists when it comes to essential features for their homes.
Perhaps the only downside to bi-folds is the sheer number of options available. The choice of bifold doors is wide, so it can be difficult to select an option that’s right for your home, given the large selection of materials and styles available.
We at Centric Home Improvements can help you gain an understanding of external bifold doors and the various operating systems available, as well as what bifold doors cost and which thresholds and glazing options are available.
Is it Bifold or Bi-fold doors?
I know, everyone seems to refer to these doors in a different way. Bifold or, bi-fold, Bifolding or Bi-folding? We have even had customers ask for folding patio doors. Although it doesn’t matter, the correct term is bi-folding doors, which is often shortened to bi-fold doors.
What are Bi-Fold Doors?
The bifold door is made of both inside and outside panels that fold from the centre in one simple motion, much like a concertina. As well as giving you a great view out into your garden when closed, they are a great way to integrate your home and garden.
Why would you have Bi-Fold Doors?
With their slim frames and large expanses of glass, bi-folding doors create the illusion of space, allowing you to see beyond the end of a room and out into the garden or yard.
Are Bi-Folding doors practical?
A bi-fold door has many advantages over other types of doors, including a very stylish and modern appearance. When closed and folded back flat, bi-fold doors allow a bright and airy feeling inside your house or business, giving you uninterrupted views of your garden when you’re inside, and opening your home into the garden when they’re open.
Why Choose Aluminium Bi-fold Doors?
Centric Home Improvements offer bi-fold doors in uPVC, timber and aluminium. It is widely accepted that aluminium bi-folding doors are the best option unless you require uPVC or timber-framed bifolds for a particular reason.
Aluminium products today are different from those from the 1980s and 1990s due to huge aesthetic and thermal improvements.
Slim window frames are a must to maximise the amount of natural light entering your home, especially in smaller openings or where Georgian bars are fitted. Compared to a typical PVCu window, tour Aluminium window frames are up to 50% slimmer, allowing the maximum amount of natural light into your home whilst giving a finer ultra-slim appearance.
Seeing slim aluminium bifold doors everywhere, it is clear that this is fast becoming a popular product. Astute homeowners prefer aluminium for its durability, performance, good looks, and exceptional lifetime value.
Do bifold doors have a high level of security?
We design our bi-fold doors to exceed the most recent security standards and to be extremely secure. The excellent security features included with all doors will greatly reduce the chances of potential intruders succeeding.
Centric Aluminium bifold doors come as standard with many security features and will protect your home against even the most determined intruder.
Centric Aluminium bi-folding doors are all independently tested for critical aspects of security by BSI. Every hinge, lock, handle, and piece of glazing is tested for quality and consistency many times over.
BSI Kitemark certification ensures a product’s security and that standards have been maintained over time. With the REAL Aluminium range, supplied and installed by Centric, the wind and rain can be kept at bay; an important consideration for windows and doors in South Wales!
Designed, developed, and tested in the UK, these high-security multipoint locking systems will offer homeowners peace of mind and extra security.
To increase security, each lock includes hooks and anti-lift bolts.
All REAL Aluminium doors are available with high-security hinge guards for added security. In the unlikely event that an intruder attempts to open the hinges instead of the lock, these devices will prevent the intruder from gaining access and prevent the door from being pushed/pulled open. This is particularly valuable on open-out doors as the hinges are on the outside.
Reduce the risk of falls by installing restrictor hinges. In addition to protecting your home, our bifold doors are also extremely safe. Their easy-to-open and easy-to-close design makes them ideal for children and the less able-bodied. Additionally, they have been designed with the safety of the entire family in mind. Because of this, it is impossible to get injured from the moving parts of the door or trap your fingers between the leaves.
How long does it take to fit Bi-Fold Doors?
The number of hours needed to install a 3-pane bi-fold door depends on its width and design. However, on average, a standard door will take 4-5 hours to assemble. Centric will be able to give you an accurate estimate of the time required for installation.
Can you have blinds on bi-Fold doors?
Your bifold doors can be fitted with blinds that are integrated into the frame and are protected and prevent them from swinging when you open and close them. The types of blinds fitted into a bi-fold door include roller blinds, pleated blinds, and metal Venetian blinds.
Are Bi-Fold Doors energy efficient?
A bi-folding door’s aluminium frame features a polyamide thermal break which helps to create an energy-efficient door. Bi-fold doors with insulated glass panels offer high thermal performance and an A+ energy rating. The glazed units are also filled with argon to improve thermal efficiency
Will Bi-Fold doors keep my home warm?
With their high thermal performance, bi-folding doors not only provide great access to your garden in the summer but also keep you warm in the cooler months. These doors provide a lot more insulation than older versions.
Do I need planning permission to install bifold doors?
The installation of bifold doors in your home does not require planning permission in most cases. There are however some exceptions to this rule. You may need to obtain permission from your local authority if your home is listed or if you live within a conservation area. There may be restrictions on what type of bifold doors you can have if planning permission is required, but this is highly unlikely.
You should always double-check with your local planning authority, even if you don’t think you need planning permission. Contact your local council directly, or go to the online Planning Portal.
The process: We make getting new aluminium bi-fold doors in Cardiff easy
1. Design visit
We will come to your home in Cardiff at a time that suits you to help design the ideal door for you and your family.
We will carry out a full site survey to make sure your requirements are met. We will also ensure that the best solution for safety and comfort is built into the design of your doors.
All of our doors are manufactured in the UK to your exact specifications and requirements by expert craftsmen in uPVC doors.
Our team of fully qualified and highly experienced local aluminium bi-fold door fitters will install your doors quickly, professionally and without leaving a mess.
All of our door installations come with an insurance backed guarantee to give you complete peace of mind.
For a price that won’t be beaten on quality aluminium bi-fold doors in Cardiff and surrounding areas make sure you
telephone Centric on Freephone 0800 111 4112