Perth Bifold Doors


Alfresco Enclosures

Alfresco enclosures are becoming a very popular addition to the home and coupled with the natural beauty of solid timber you can create an indoor outdoor room that not only looks great, but is useable day and night, summer and winter come rain or shine.

During the summer months the alfresco is one of the most commonly used areas in any home and theres no reason why that trend shouldn’t continue throughout the winter months aswell.

Open up the doors during the day, close them at night, open one side when its raining to stop the rain coming into the alfresco, use one side as a windscreen on a windy day, these are just a few of the scenarios where you would normally not be able to use your alfresco, well not anymore !!

Here at perth bifold doors we can enclose areas anywhere upto 12 metres wide and 3 metres high on any part of your home, first or second floor. We offer the choice of having hinged or folding doors combined with fixed doors or windows for areas where furniture may need to be placed and can complete the entire job from installation through to staining.

Here at perth bifold doors we only use Brio® for all our external folding doors and windows. Brio® folding hardware is designed with the elements in mind with extensive use of 316 cast stainless steel, stainless steel bearings and architectural grade stainless steel components. To further safeguard against corrosion, Brio® is one of only a few global companies to passivate all visual stainless steel surfaces and electro-polish all cast stainless components. This removes contaminates, greatly reducing or eliminating surface rust often referred to as ‘tea-staining’.

All alfresco enclosures supplied and installed by perth bifold doors are done using the correct installation methods, we do not supply or install pre made and pre shaped systems.  The only parts that can be pre fitted, that dont hinder or change if a door is trimmed a few mm's, is the flush bolts and the weatherseals down one edge of each door, the locks themselves cannot and should not be pre fitted just in case the doors need trimming to a specific shape and size.

When fixing bifold timber frames to the brickwork or studwork, you should always secure the frame to the opening before any doors are cut and shaped, it is common sense. If the frame gets pulled out of square even as little as 2 or 3mm and you have pre trimmed doors, then you will have created a 2 or 3mm gap that has not been catered for when the doors were originally trimmed. Bifold doors have minimal gaps so that they slide effortlessly and completely seal from the weather, so any extra gaps that get created cannot only hinder the performance of your bifold, but also let unwanted weather find its way into your home.

All alfresco conversions done Perth Bifold Doors are guaranteed to be custom made at your home in the following sequence of major steps.

Step 1: Prepare the opening ready for install of the bifold frame, removal of any existing products that have been quoted to be removed

Step 2: Assemble bifold frame and secure to opening ready for doors

Step 3: Re measure inside of frame and shape doors to suit measured size

Step 4: Trim any doors that need shaping to the frame size and install all the hardware

Step 5: Install square bead around frame inside and outside and test bifold door, demonstrate to client operation of new bifold door.

Coupled with the strength and beauty of perth bifold doors solid timber bifolds is the 6.38 laminated safety glass that we use for all of our bifolds doors. Laminated glass is like what is used in the windscreens of your car, if hit with enough force it sill simply crack, it will not break into large unsafe shards of glass. Laminated glass is made up of 2 pieces of glass and is adhered together via a thin clear membrane. The same process is used if any obscure glasses or tinted glasses are required, the membrane itself is what changes, instead of being clear we use a grey if a tinted look is wanted and an obscure membrane if the obscure look is wanted.

As well as the option of toughened and laminated glasses we have just introduced Double Glazing into our glass range. Double glazing, at a minimum of 14mm thick, is an insulated glass system that consists of two toughened sheets of glass separated by an aluminium spacer and hermetically sealed around the periphery. There are many benefits to Double Glazing as compared to the other glass panels on offer, some of the benefits are listed below:

  • It will significantly reduce the costs of heating and cooling and contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gases
  • It will improve the Energy Rating assessment of your home,
  • It will make a major reduction in the level of noise that enters your home,
  • It will virtually eliminate condensation in winter months,
  • It will improve the security aspect of your home 10 fold,
  • & it will Increase the value of your home significantly.

Please visit our Gallery for pictures of alfresco that we have enclosed with our solid timber doors and frames, and please for any quotes you may need feel free contact us with via email through the contact page. If you would prefer to speak to us over the phone you can contact us during work hours via 1300 pbdoors (1300 723667), otherwise you can drop into our showroom and speak to us in person.



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