Aluminium is a strong and lightweight material that is 100% recyclable without the loss of quality. Aluminium bifold doors are usually comprised of aluminium profiles sandwiched around what is known as a polyamide thermal break – a strip of rigid insulation material.
The aluminium is then covered in a resistant powder coat finish that can be matte or glossy – available in almost any colour. Metallic and textured finishes are also available and can be customized in a dual-colour scheme inside and out. An anodised finish is also available as an alternative, although this style is usually more prone to scratching than then powder coating.
The inherent strength of aluminium is such that the frames can be narrow, like our slim-frame range of windows and doors. This maximises the glass area and can also be used to mimic the appearance of beautiful, traditional steel windows.
Additionally, aluminium bifold doors are also a low maintenance alternative to uPVC, as aluminium expands just 1mm per metre. This means that it is especially suitable for larger windows and doors. Combined with their slim frames, aluminium bifold doors are amongst the most aesthetically pleasing, and appropriate choices for even the most complex architectural projects.