Enlighten your home

The XP View is one of the most superior quality, exterior bi-folding door systems manufactured in the UK.

The XP View offers slender frames and allows large glass areas that combine to create a spectacular transformation of your home space.

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ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

The engineering excellence of the door means that although the face widths are narrow, with a typical sight line of just 120 mm, the frames are incredibly strong, which ensures that each individual exterior bi-fold door panel can go up to an industry leading 1200 mm wide as well as up to 3000 mm high.

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A comprehensive 10 year guarantee

Exceeding thermal regulations

Sound reduction up to class 4

Expert & fully insured fitting team

ENGINEERED FOR PRECISION

Unlike other folding doors that are top hung, our unique system bears no weight loading on the support above. All of our exterior bi-folding doors run on stainless steel wheels with high precision bearings, which give an effortless gliding operation and extreme durability.

UNRIVALLED STABILITY

As there is no weight at the head of the door, the bi-fold will not cause your RSJ to bow or deflect. So its weight doesn’t need to be taken into account when calculating steel requirements.

KEY FEATURES

  • Bottom Hung with heavy-duty stainless-steel wheels and high precision bearings
  • 1200mm wide folding door panels, larger panels means more glass and less frame with six-metre-wide doors only needing five folding door panels.
  • Moving corner post available.
  • Ultra Slim sightline of just 120mm, which coupled with large folding door panels means less frame and more glass.
  • Heavy Duty Panel Catch which secures the traffic door in place when operating the door.
  • Precision Adjustment within the side jambs of the outer frame meaning the door can easily be re-aligned even after years of use.
  • Finger safe gaskets so no need to worry about little fingers getting caught.

XP View Frequently Asked Questions

Can you bi-folds open inwards as well as outwards?

Yes, bi-fold doors can open inwards or outwards. Typically, people prefer doors that open out, so the folding panels don’t encroach into your home or internal space.

Would you advise a flush finish?

All our doors are bespoke, so a flush finish is a strong requirement of all our customers. We recommend our rebated bottom track as the door closes against the rebate giving the door a superb weather seal. We will measure the door to your finished floor level so internally your floor sit’s almost flush with the top of the bottom track’s rebate. This achieves a flush finish whilst being weather tight.

How do you clean the track?

It is important to not allow debris to build up in the track as this will affect the operation of the door & a build-up of debris can lead to a block in the drainage, causing water to come into the property. Use a small brush to loosen any debris from the track and use a vacuum cleaner with a thin attachment to collect. The track can simply be vacuumed out and any dirt or debris removed either by hand or with a cloth.

Do you have to service a bi-fold?

Not necessarily but they should be cleaned, used regularly and fully opened at least once a month to avoid any settlement & to ensure moving parts are lubricated. Maintenance is minimal but it helps to keep mechanical moving parts lubricated regularly including hinges, multi-point locks, handles, the steel rollers in the bottom track and guide runners in the top track.

WHAT'S YOUR COLOUR?

Whether you’re thinking a modern grey will complement your stonework nicely, or you want to make a statement with a bold colour, you’re in the right place. With three ranges offering popular colour choices and the option of over 200 RAL colours as well, you know you can pick the exact colour you want with Express. You can even choose wood grain or metallic finishes.

There’s no need to worry about durability either. Your bi-folding door is powder-coated, so the lasting finish won’t peel off or lose its colours. The colour is guaranteed for 10 years.

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Essence
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Elite
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Standard range

Want a fast turnaround and a premium look? We keep large stocks of our three most RAL popular colours.

9016 Traffic White

9005 Jet Black

7016 Anthracite Grey

Essence range

Developed by our design experts, this unique range of seven metallic colours have proved to be our
most popular special finishes and are so exclusive they’re not even available within the RAL range.

Thunder Grey

Magma Grey

Stove Black

Smoke Grey

Granite

Mocha

Galaxy

Elite range

The rest of our special colours offering enhanced durability and a premium textured metallic finish for added sophistication.

Emerald green

Agate green

Stone Grey

Trojan Bronze

Space Grey

Ivory Cream

Umber Brown

Pearl White

Midnight Blue

Vintage Cream

Noir

Jade

Starlight

Mist

Storm

Tempest

There are also up to 200 RAL colours to choose from including slight discounts for RAL 9007, RAL 7021 & RAL 7032 due to their popularity.

9007 Silver Grey

7021 Black Grey

7032 Pebble Grey

SAFETY & SECURITY

SOLIDITY COMES AS STANDARD

If you’re looking for an exterior bi-folding door that is secure, reliable and easy to use, then you’re in the right place. Our doors are manufactured with a liquid component injected into each panel, which sets hard, leaving the doors light yet solid as concrete.

Our aluminium bi-folding doors offer best-in-class security with features such as:

  • Multi point locks ensuring the door is strong and secure
  • Concealed gearing that cannot be seen or attacked when the door is closed
  • The system is glazed from the inside.
  • Secured by Design specification available.

DESIGNED FOR SAFETY

We know the importance of door safety, especially if you have a family. That’s why our exterior bi-folding doors are made with safety in mind. From an adjustable panel catch to hold doors in place, to finger safe gaskets to prevent little fingers from getting trapped, and even ensuring a flush installation to prevent trip hazards, you can be happy in the knowledge that your doors are as safe as can be.

TOUGH LOCKS

Security Lock Barrel Cylinders as Standard

We offer premium lock barrels throughout our entire range of doors, including the XP View bi-folding doors. Our commitment to industry-leading quality means that we only use high security 3-star diamond rated BSI cylinders, supplied by one of the world’s leading lock cylinder manufacturers, as standard. Anti-snap, anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-bump, they go over and above the standard needed for Secured by Design accreditation.

We even supply these lock cylinders in doors with half a barrel, so internally the door boasts all the same security benefits as externally, so you know you have peace of mind when you choose Express’ exterior bi-folding doors.

Our lock barrels don’t need a special lock card to get keys cut, unlike other Secured by Design standard lock barrels, which means getting spare or emergency keys is easy.

Certass CQ Assured Scheme

Here at Express, we know how important it is to have confidence in the companies working on your project. That’s why we are members of the Certass Certified Quality Assured scheme which is a quality assurance scheme for reputable and trustworthy Companies, designed to give consumers additional confidence when working with Companies for their renovation, maintenance and improvement projects.

The Certass CQ scheme isn’t a building regulations document but offers peace of mind for the customer that their works have been installed correctly and to the relevant industry standards. As part of the scheme our installations are independently audited by Certass every month and a certificate of conformity is sent to our customers upon the completion of our works. Included in the CQ scheme is a 10-year insurance backed guarantee and a 120 day deposit protection policy.

If you would like your installation to be included in the CQ scheme and receive a personalised certificate of workmanship quality please ask your sales rep.

CERTASS COMPETENT PERSONS SCHEME

Our replacement installations in England a Wales are backed by the Certass Competent Person Scheme and after the completion of our woks our customers receive a personalised Certass branded building regulations certificate reaffirming that the works have been completed to the relevant industry standards. Also included is a 10-year insurance backed guarantee to sit alongside our own comprehensive guarantee:

• The certification includes works where the removal and reinstallation of windows and doors are completed and installed by Express.

• The scheme covers replacement installations but does not include extensions and newbuild projects.

• The scheme covers our replacement works across England and Wales.

A PERFECT COMBINATION

Bi-folding doors with Uniblinds

Make your open space private with integral blinds. Not only can they make sure that no one sees in, but Uniblinds can help you control light levels too. Contained within your bifolding door, they can be concealed discreetly when not in use. Whether you’re looking for something that won’t disrupt the clean and modern lines of your XP View or you just want something low maintenance, Uniblinds are the perfect solution.

Bi-folding doors with integral blinds in a white dining room

Specification

  • Frame depth of 70mm
  • Typical sightline of just 120mm
  • Suitable for commercial/heavy usage applications
  • Suitable for large expanses well in excess of 10m
  • Rounded external profiles for attractive aesthetics
  • Maximum panel width of 1200mm
  • Maximum panel height of 3000mm
  • Size of overall maximum panel up to 3m2
  • Surpasses all requirements of document L 2014
  • Height adjustment profile. In wide structural openings there is the potential for building settlement and steel deflection. The XP View head adjustment profile allows up to 15 mm vertical adjustment, so should subsequent settlement occur then the door operating clearances can be maintained by adjusting the head – an industry first
  • Adjustable rebates within the side jambs
  • Fully tested to stringent PAS 24 testing standard
  • PAS 24 hinges and internal pull handles
  • Dual colour options available
  • Option for metallic textured finish
  • Suitable for manual, solar and electric Uniblinds
  • Oversized panels possible (maximum width of 1200mm)
  • Available with or without external cill
  • External cills available in 150mm, 190mm or 225mm
  • Handles available in black, white, and silver anodised
  • Option of two alternative magnetic panel catches
  • Small projection lever handle allowing the master leaf to fold closer to folding leaf
  • In-line flat handles on all intermediate panels
  • 90 degree moving corner post solution available
  • Surpasses all requirements of document L 2016 and Part Q 2015
  • Typical U value 1.5 W/m2k with 1.0 W/m2k glazing. Additional high insulation options available to lower U value further
  • Rebated bottom track tested up to 600 pa water tightness
  • Low threshold has a 15 mm upstand above FFL and a deep drainage trough to provide a weather performance suitable for most ground floor locations. Tested to 300 Pa watertight level
  • EPDM anti-rattle tubes for shoot bolt rods
  • Secured by Design accredited product
  • Option of folding key with profile cylinder – prevents accidental damage if key is left in cylinder when the doors are folded

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