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Steel Look Bifold Doors

Exterior Steel Style Doors

If you want to give your home an industrial or art deco aesthetic, opt for our steel look bifold doors.

This steel style derives from the industrial mill buildings of the 1800s, where tall and slim-framed steel doors and windows were combined with high ceilings, creating what is now the template for an industrial interior style.

The look’s renaissance began in the glamourous homes of California, where statement, slender doors are perfectly suited for large apertures and a warm climate. Over time, the coveted look has led to a demand for a similar aesthetic here in the UK.

For more information and advice when choosing your new doors, explore our complete bi-folds buying guide.

Thermally broken aluminium

At Express, all our steel style doors are made using thermally broken aluminium. This is because steel-framed doors are very expensive and cold. For these reasons, steel look aluminium doors are a fantastic alternative.

Aluminium boasts the same visual benefits as steel, including slim profiles and the ability to create wide and tall doors and windows, without the same cost or cold temperature.

Get the industrial look

These contemporary, steel effect doors can be achieved through two methods:

Internal Georgian Bars

One method is incorporating black or dark grey Georgian bars inside the glass unit. This relatively simple addition instantly gives the doors the industrial look that has become so popular in today’s home renovations.

Our bi-folding doors are best ordered in RAL 9005 Jet Black to achieve this look, and we can offer the steel style throughout our entire range, including our XP ViewXP Vision & XP88.


Alternatively, we can also create steel style doors by fixing aluminium bars onto the external face of the glass.

This method is quite time-consuming and expensive compared to using black Georgian bars inside the glass, but we do offer this solution for those wanting to create a very authentic industrial feel to their bi-folding doors.

Simply contact our team or visit one of our showrooms, and we’ll talk through the options available and the pros & cons of each option.

Industrial style windows

As well as steel style doors, we can also help you create an industrial art deco look with your aluminium windows.

Exactly the same methods can be adopted throughout our window range, with internal Georgian bars or external astragal bars used to create industrial-style windows that give any property a contemporary update.

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The highest specification bi-fold available

XP View

Sightlines as slim as 90mm & huge panel widths up to 1500mm wide means the thinner frames and more glass achieved with the XP View will transform any home. The systems effortless operation and almost silent gliding system are just some of the stunning features that the door will bring to your property.

The slimmest bi-folding door on the market


Our newest bi-folding door the XP88 boasts all the industry leading features you would expect but with a sightline of just 88mm & a competitive price point.



All the quality of the XP View but with slightly thicker frames and suited to more traditional homes, the XP10 offers superb value for money for bi-folding doors up to 6.5 metres wide.

Steel Look FAQ's

What size will my frames be?

Our steel style products are formed using our existing aluminium product range. As such, the nature of the system used will dictate the frame specification and sizes we can offer. Your representative will be able to provide you with these details during the design and quotation process.

Do you offer welded steel doors & windows?

No, our entire product range is manufactured solely from thermally broken aluminium.

How do you achieve an industrial look?

Our steel style products are simply slim-framed aluminium doors and windows in a dark RAL colour (typically 9005 Jet Black) with dark bars within the glass or on top. The double-glazed units are fitted with 18mm or 25mm ‘glazing bars’ to mirror the traditional appearance of the style.

Do you offer a choice of door and window handles?

Your representative will be able to provide you with images of all our door and window furniture. As our steel style bifold doors and windows are almost exclusively requested in a black finish, we can offer matching handles, hinges and gaskets across all our door and window systems.

Steel look aluminium doors available in five days

Through our online sister company Express Bi-folds Direct, we have a large stock of steel style bi-folding doors ready for express delivery, including three-panel bi-folding doors ranging from 2200mm to 3000mm wide. We also stock four panel and six-panel bi-folding doors at 3600mm wide & 4800mm wide, respectively.

Simply visit the website by clicking on the logo below, and select the size that suits your requirements, place your order, and we’ll deliver your brand new steel style bi-folding doors within just five working days!

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