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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The rest of our special colours offering enhanced durability and a premium textured metallic finish for added sophistication.
9007 Silver Grey
7021 Black Grey
7032 Pebble Grey
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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