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Crittall-Style External Bifold Doors

Crittall-Style External Bifold Doors

If you're looking for external doors that really make a statement, our aluminium steel-look bifold doors are perfect for adding that wow factor to your home. Pick a door set from our heritage bifold door range and you won't just get aluminium steel look doors that look incredible. Our bifold doors also offer industry beating energy efficiency with high-quality glazing while also being equipped with the latest multipoint locking systems - ensuring your home is safe, stylish and protected.

Available in sizes ranging from 1800mm (6ft) to 4800mm (16ft)

From £2,599.00 to £5,799.00

Up To £400 Off Aluminium Bifold Doors

The Climadoor Range of Crittall-Style External Bifold Doors

Aluminium Crittall-style bifold doors have the power to transform the way you both visualise and use your living space. These Crittall-style external doors can replace entire walls -  turning your garden into an active part of your home. With your heritage patio doors open, the flow of air, energy and light will turn your indoors and outdoors living area into one big space. And even when they're closed, these doors will easily showcase your garden at its best with uninterrupted views.

When you pick Crittall-style patio doors, you will get a set of doors that bring their own stunning looks and benifits to your interior too.

The contrast between the aluminium steel-look door frames and the large glass panels make a powerful style statement, while the system's signature slim sightlines maximise the natural light in your home.

Echoing the look of traditional black steel, our aluminium heritage doors have the same classic design and elegant lines as steel doors without the weight and are naturally corrosion resistant - suiting home decor with an ultra-modern or fashionable industrial look perfectly.

The look of traditional Crittall doors with all the advantages of modern technology

Our range of bifold Crittall-style external doors are more than just a super stylish design feature. They'll protect your home from the world outside, keeping your home safe, secure and warm.

Original steel doors have fallen out of favour as they are heavy and expensive, making them a bad choice for top hung door systems such as bifolds. But the thermally broken aluminium frames of external Crittall-style doors are much lighter and more energy efficient, combining with the toughened double glazed glass units to deliver an impressively low U value for the whole door system.

Our steel-look bifolds are a secure option for your home too. Their modern and durable aluminium profiles are strong, while the multipoint locking system will keep your patio doors firmly locked to deter intruders.

Most importantly, all of our aluminium external doors are built to maximum safety standards. The large toughened double glazed panels of our Crittall-style doors, make them up to 5 times as strong as standard glass panels.

Pair them with Crittall-style internal doors for a truly cohesive look right the way through your home.

Humble British Beginnings

Crittall doors first appeared in Essex, UK in the late 19th century. At first, they were only found in industrial and public buildings like factories and the Houses of Parliament. These types of buildings needed a lot of natural light, but making big glass panels that were safe and secure was tricky.

So, they came up with a clever solution: sturdy, yet slimline steel frames to divide and support the glass. This led to the creation of the industrial-style doors we know today.

Crittall doors were so called because of the person who invented them, Francis Henry Crittall. Thanks to his innovation, these special windows became symbols of the industrial revolution and can still be found in many commercial buildings from that era, continuing to inspire designers and architects today. And guess what? The original Crittall Windows company still makes them now.

Questions about Crittall-Style External Bifold Doors

Which type of home will suit crittall-style bifold doors?

The most common home to suit bifold steel-look doors are those built around the end of the 19th century. 

The Crittall-style bifold door is perfect for those looking to embrace an industrial vibe. There are a lot of reasons for this. Firstly, their slimline aluminium profiles make the most of the glass panels, echoing the vast steel windows that were once reserved for warehouses and factories.

They maximise natural light flow, which helps recreate the big open spaces that typify the style. Open your heritage style doors and that sense of flow just increases, as they fold away completely leaving nothing but space and air between your home and garden.

The traditional style of steel-look doors doesn't restrict them to period properties though. Heritage doors can make a really striking focal point, yet can be cohesive in modern interiors when paired with other black internal doors. Their distinctive grid-like pattern can add personality to boxy new builds and the art deco style of black heritage doors is versatile enough to seamlessly sit among contemporary, modern and minimalist design schemes too.

Are Crittall-style aluminium doors environmentally friendly?

Aluminium is one of the most sustainable materials currently in use, making aluminium doors an excellent option for anyone who is concerned about their impact on the environment.

This is partly because it is so durable. Aluminium doors, for example, have an expected lifespan of up to 40 years. They are low maintenance and with regular upkeep, they won't start to lose their looks for many decades.

This durability means that aluminium can be recycled many, many times without affecting its strength. In fact, it is estimated that almost 75% of aluminium that has ever been made is still in use.

Are steel bifold doors or aluminium bifold doors better?

One of the main disadvantages of traditional steel doors is their weight. They’re also more prone to warping and corrosion. This can be an issue in any type of heritage style door, but particularly in bifolds.

The joy of bifold doors is having a door set that can be opened completely and easily on a track, merging your indoor and outdoor space into one. Steel doors can be so heavy that opening and closing them can become difficult, making you reluctant to fully open them.

With steel-look aluminium doors, you get all the aesthetic appeal of industrial style steel doors but in a set of lightweight, easy to use, easy to install doors.

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