Heritage Bifold Doors
The Timeless Elegance of Crittall® Style Bifold Doors
When it comes to enhancing the beauty and functionality of your living space, few design elements can match the allure of Crittall® style bifold doors. Inspired by the iconic steel-framed windows popularized in the early 20th century, to Crittall® style bifold doors have gained immense popularity in contemporary architecture. These doors seamlessly blend classic industrial aesthetics with modern functionality, creating a unique focal point in any home. Here we will delve into the timeless elegance of Crittall® style bifold doors and explore their many benefits.
At Colin’s Sash Windows we have years of experience with aluminium Crittall® style doors. We realised that, although very popular, not everyone can afford the original Crittall® doors made of steel. We have chosen aluminium profiles that replicate the look made by the UK’s biggest supplier – Smart Systems. The bifold door options can be cheaper than our Crittall® style French doors because they can be made higher so you don’t need a fixed top light. We offer 3 types of their bifold doors:
- Visofold 6000 which is their slimmest system with 94mm sightlines where the door sashes meet . This is the most expensive option. It has 48mm transoms that horizontally divide the doors into sections with individual sealed units. Because the profiles are so slim the maximum dimensions per leaf are 1000mm wide and 2200mm high. Price around £1000 plus VAT per leaf.
- Visofold 1000 with 134mm sightlines. Each leaf can be up to 1200mm wide and 2500mm high. They have 24mm horizontal astragal bars dividing the single sealed unit into sections. We also offer a slightly slimmer version – Visofold 1000 slim with 122mm sightlines. Price from around £630 plus VAT per leaf.
Crittall® style bifold doors exude a sense of sophistication and elegance that is hard to match. Their sleek, minimalistic design and slender steel frames add a touch of industrial chic to any space, be it a traditional home or a contemporary loft. The distinctive grid pattern created by the slender frames lends a sense of visual interest and architectural charm to both the interior and exterior of your property. Whether fully closed or opened wide to merge indoor and outdoor spaces, these doors create a stunning visual impact.
Abundance of Natural Light
One of the most significant advantages of Crittall® style bifold doors is their ability to flood your living spaces with natural light. The large glass panels allow sunlight to permeate every corner of your home, creating an inviting and airy atmosphere. By maximizing natural light, these doors make your living spaces feel more spacious, vibrant, and welcoming. The seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces further enhances the sense of openness and connection with nature.
Versatile and Functional Design
Crittall® style bifold doors offer exceptional versatility and functionality. They can be customized to fit a wide range of openings, making them suitable for various architectural styles and room configurations. The bifold mechanism allows the panels to neatly fold away, providing an unobstructed view and easy access to the outdoors.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal and functionality, Crittall® style bifold doors also excel in energy efficiency. The robust aluminium frames provide excellent thermal insulation, helping to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. The advanced glazing options available, such as double or triple glazing, enhance energy efficiency by reducing heat transfer and minimizing drafts. By reducing your reliance on artificial lighting and HVAC systems, these doors contribute to energy savings and eco-friendly living. Our heritage bifold doors have a U-value as low as 1.5W/m2K.
All our bifold doors feature highly effective multi-point locking systems as standard, in addition to hand-thrown locking bolts, greatly decreasing an intruder’s chances of getting in by picking or breaking the lock. You can enjoy the panoramic views and natural light without compromising on the safety of your property.
Crittall® style bifold doors are an architectural marvel that seamlessly blends classic aesthetics with contemporary design. Their timeless elegance, abundance of natural light, versatility, energy efficiency, and enhanced security make them a desirable addition to any home. By investing in these doors, you not only enhance the visual appeal of your living spaces but also create a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors. Whether you’re renovating your home or embarking on a new build, Crittall® style bifold doors are a surefire way to elevate your living experience and add a touch of timeless beauty.
You can continue these inside your home with our Aluspace Crittall® style internal doors.
- Anthracite Grey
Our bifold doors are also available in any other RAL colour.
You can also choose to have different colours on the inside and outside of the aluminium frames, so you can get the ideal colour for the interior side of the doors as well as match the exterior of your home.
The doors also feature a multi-point locking system with an intermediate shootout bolt that engages to lock the door when the door handle is pointed downward. To unlock the door, the handle is rotated either clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the direction of the door hinges.
The standard hardware of our modern and aesthetically pleasing bi-folding doors go hand-in-hand with the optional accessories available.
The door leaves are fixed to stainless steel rollers for reliable and smooth operation. Sashes are hung from a floating mullion and slide on a recessed bottom roller and top guide, which allow ultra-slim profiles, smooth operation and robust security.
The doors also feature magnetic catches. These prevent the doors from hitting each other when opened, which could potentially cause damage. They also serve to hold the doors open, ensuring that they will not be caught and slammed by a sudden breeze when left open. As a result, they are a great little feature for protecting your doors from everyday wear and tear.