We felt totally confident in our choice of The Panoramic Door Company as the supplier and installer of our new bifolding doors
Having heard that the owner of the Grand Design organisation had these doors in his home made our choice all the more easier
uPVC Bifold Doors
UPVC Bifold Doors
Upvc is probably best known as a material from which domestic windows are made. Being a derivative of oil it is only recently that technology has allowed it to be successfully recycled. Upvc has expansion and contraction characteristics that do not lend themselves well to large products that rely on close stable tolerances. Whilst the profile manufacturers continue to develop new systems we have not yet found a Upvc door that we would be happy to fit in an opening greater than 4mtrs. The other problem with Upvc bifolds is that many still offered in the UK are manufactured from profiles that were not designed for this purpose, but more for use as single or double leaf residential doors and from extrusions that contain lead, barium or cadmium in the mix!
Bi-folding doors need to do more than look good; they must be secure too. Unfortunately, the hardware used on other bi-folds is actually far less secure than would be used on standard residential doors and French doors. Yet, homeowners are unwittingly expected to pay thousands of pounds to have them installed, leaving their homes vulnerable to intruders. Security is a top priority in the design and manufacture of Sliders’ bi-folding doors. The design and specification of the ‘Ultimate’ range is the first and only to be approved by the UK Police Secured by Design initiative
Many uPVC bifolds have a deep plant on track meaning that you have a high step to negotiate every time you use the door and the track is face fixed with all of the weight of the glass and sashes being supported by self-tapping screws! Not a health option! The Ultimate3000 addresses all the problems previously attributed to uPVC folding sliding doors. The weight is transferred directly down onto an integral aluminium low track which can be sunk into the floor to achieve an even lower perspective. All Ultimate3000 folding sliding door come with a 10 year warranty, high security handles and anti-bump, anti-drill anti-snap key cylinders as standard.