We are specialist manufacturers of aluminium bi-folding doors, in-line sliding doors, windows, entrance doors and roofing systems. We service the entire UK and have completed thousands of superb installations including prestigious commercial developments, stunning residential and new build projects, as well as relatively simple installations replacing existing products with our own. Our reputation within the industry has grown rapidly leading us to become involved with some of the leading contractors and architects in the UK as well becoming involved with several television programmes including Channel Four’s ‘Double Your House for Half The Money’, ‘The Home Show’, ‘Grand Designs’ and also Channel Fives ‘I own Britain’s Best Home’ and ‘Cowboy Builders’ (as the saviours of course).
Our expertise is not only in manufacture. Our main asset is the expertise throughout all of our processes. We boast expert surveyors and manufacturers as well as highly skilled and experienced installation teams thus allowing us to offer superb comprehensive warranties on the completion of our works. It is this ethos of taking full responsibility for all of our projects from inception to completion and beyond that has firmly established ourselves as the market leader for the specialist manufacture and installation of bespoke aluminium products in the UK.
The IS0 accreditation is an audit for quality, environmental, health and safety, and information security. The ISOQAR is an accredited certification body; this work is regulated by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service – the sole national accreditation body recognised by government. The external audit looked at all aspects of our operations from quality, environmental, health and safety and information security. The audits take place in both of our manufacturing facilities, as well as installations on site and a thorough inspection of our entire job files from initial quotations through to after sales care. The continual external audit of our processes will constantly improve the efficiency of our internal quality systems and processes including the improved control of documents, records and information. The ISO 9001: 2015 is a quality kitemark for the manufacture, supply and installation of bespoke aluminium folding, sliding doors, aluminium and roofing products. What does this mean to our customers? This accreditation highlights to both new and existing customers that we are a quality company with quality products and services, with a right first time attitude and that we have systems and procedures in place to ensure we pass our external audits year on year.
ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for the environmental management of businesses. It prescribes controls for those activities that have an effect on the environment. These include the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption. Implementing an Environmental Management System is a systematic way of discovering and controlling the effects our company has on the environment. This accreditation ensures that we are constantly improving our efficiency and productivity. This is achieved by detecting ways to minimise waste and dispose of it more effectively and by learning how to use energy more efficiently. It verifies compliance with current legislation and our commitment to operating as an environmentally friendly organisation and demonstrates our commitment to helping the environment. For more information on either of our ISO accreditations please visit http://www.isoqar.com/.
Our BFRC accreditation outlines that we are regularly audited and that we install genuine BFRC rated windows and doors along with the correct glass and spacer bars as tested. Don’t listen to unsubstantiated claims about energy performance. The BFRC ‘rainbow’ label is proof that our windows and doors will perform as promised.
BFRC rated windows and doors are independently verified by experts for their ability to: Reduce your energy bills, cut your carbon emissions & improve comfort in your home.
Express Bi-folding Doors signed up with Secured By Design during with a wide range of 21 certified door sets which ‘offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk’.
Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.
Secured by Design works with the industry and test houses to create high level security standards, responding to trends in crime, and has given input on several key standards. The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.
Secured by Design status is restricted to companies or products that have been successfully tested to the high standards set by Secured by Design and meet Police Preferred Specification. Secured by Design member company status is awarded to companies producing security products that pass standards and tests nominated by the police service. The standards and related tests must demonstrate the product effectiveness in preventing or reducing crime, usually by resistance to physical attack. We have gone through security testing with all our products and have begun the process of putting them through the SBD accreditation process, so far, our XP View bi-folding door, XP Glide S sliding door and our entire range of front doors are all SBD certified, with more of our bespoke products soon to follow.
Works carried out by Express Bi-folding Doors Limited have the added benefit of both deposit protection and an insured guarantee to up to ten years available on request. Express Bi-folding Doors work alongside Certass to offer protection for the end user. Certass is a consumer protection organisation. It has comprehensive initial and on-going vetting requirements to monitor our customer satisfaction ratings.
Express Bi Folding Doors are members of Certass, the membership number of which is 002008. Certass, which stands for Certification and Self-assessment, was formed several years ago and was one of the original Quality Mark certification bodies. The Statutory Instrument for Certass approval was made on 9th March 2006 and was laid before Parliament on 15th March 2006. The approval came into force on 6th April 2006 and has now been published by HMSO as Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 652.
A percentage of our works are inspected by a Certass appointed inspector, to ensure we meet, maintain and surpass all standards and building regulations. Certass will inform local authorities of all completed registered installation and will issue a certificate to you informing of our compliance.
We manufacture the doors that the trade buys. Don’t buy from a third party who put their mark up on your doors. Buy direct from the manufacturer, this ensures you are purchasing the very best products at the best value for money. Our close ties with our suppliers ensures that we offer the best possible glass options, integral blinds, finishing details and prices throughout our full product range.
Our turn-around times for the supply only of our residential XP10 bi-folding doors, glass roofing products & in-line sliding doors are superb. Simply advise us that you require your new bespoke doors straight away and we will ensure you have your new folding door delivered anywhere in mainland UK within several working days. These turnaround times are applicable for doors powder coated to RAL 9010 gloss white, 9005 matt black and 7016 anthracite grey. Turnaround times for powder coated doors are slightly longer, however for a small surcharge RAL coloured doors can be turned around and delivered in approximately 15 working days.
All products offered by Express Bi-folding Doors are CE Marked and compliant.
From July 2013 the Construction Products Regulation made it mandatory in the UK for building products to comply with CE Marking requirements. Due to our ISO accreditations and systematic production process our products were already CE compliant however as a result of the new legislation our products all need to be labelled and CE Marked also.
CE Marking enables us to provide a certificate of compliance with harmonised European standards, by doing so we are demonstrating that we operate with appropriate production procedures and policies, which allows us to provide CE marking approval on all of our products and to provide relevant product test reports as and when requested.
Today we employ over 300 members of staff nationwide, and boast a 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility, but it started as a father and son with a focus on high quality crafted doors. We might be much larger now, but the focus has always remained the same.