Bi-Folding Doors Plymouth

Bi-Folding Doors Plymouth

If you’ve been wondering what sort of doors to install to bridge the gap between home and garden, bi-folding doors could be for you. One of the most versatile styles of patio doors, the bi-folding motion gives you complete control over how much fresh air you let into your home. Stacking neatly out of the way, the doors basically disappear when fully opened and give you an unfettered view into your garden space. Stormseal are a top choice for supplying and expertly installing bi-folding doors in Plymouth and the surrounding areas in Devon and Cornwall – why not see if these are a feature that could enhance your home this year?


What are Bi-Folding Doors? Bi-Folding Doors Plymouth

As the name suggests, bi-folding doors open with a folding motion rather than swinging on a hinge. Made up of multiple panels, folding doors can opened as far as you’d like them to, giving versatility to your living space and enhancing accessibility both inside and out. Bringing an open-plan element to your home whether you’re incorporating the doors on the interior or exterior, you’ll love the liberating feeling you get from sliding the doors open to change your perspective.

The Benefits of Bi-Folding Doors Plymouth

Bi-folding doors bring a little touch of luxury to your home without costing the earth. Many people who can’t afford a full conservatory can still benefit from bringing the outdoors into their home with an exterior bi-folding door. You don’t need to make big changes in your home to feel a big difference, and the addition of either an interior or exterior bi-folding door can radically change the feel and atmosphere of your home without a major undertaking of work or costs.

Whatever size your garden, make the most of if by inviting it into your home. The benefits of spending time outdoors – with the sounds of birds chirping and kids playing in the neighbouring gardens, the smell of family BBQ’s and the sweet floral fragrances of flowers in bloom, as well as the welcomed fresh air and sunlight – are felt in both your mental and physical health. If you prefer enjoying the garden from a window, bring your favourite chair to the threshold of your bi-folding doors and enjoy the view with renewed appreciation. Bi-folding doors are perfect for families or friendship groups who have different preferences – don’t be stuck indoors because one person is sensitive to sunlight, or stuck outdoors keeping an eye on the kids; introducing bi-folding doors means that you get the best of both worlds and everybody benefits.

What Sort of Home Benefits from Bi-Folding Doors Plymouth?

Bi-folding doors might look modern and flashy, but gone are the days when they’re only pitched at elite properties with deep-pocketed owners. Advancement in the building technology means that bi-folding doors have never been so affordable, making this dream a reality for a much wider range of home owners. While bi-folding doors seamlessly blend with a modern conservatory or recent renovation, you don’t have to live in a brand-new property to benefit from this adaptable addition to your home. Bespoke designs can be tailored to your home so that the finished product doesn’t look out of place, even on older properties. While some extensions can look erroneous on a period property, bi-folding doors are both dramatic and subtle, giving a fresh look to a wall of a property without introducing too many new materials and textures. The majority of the door is made from glass, giving a cutaway appearance to the exterior of the house like a generous window. With sleek fittings in a thin frame, you won’t find the addition intrusive even in the most delicate of property styles.

Where Can I Use Bi-Folding Doors?

Bi-folding doors can be used on the interior or the exterior of the home. If you like the idea of open-plan living but don’t want to be stuck with a huge space that’s tricky to heat in the winter or cool in the summer, dividing the space with bi-folding doors could be the answer to your problems. Many people choose to use bi-folding doors to separate their main living space from their conservatory. If you have an old conservatory that isn’t very eco-friendly or efficient, you’ll notice the difference in being able to separate the space from your main living area in the colder months. If you’ve had a recent extension or new conservatory put on your house, or are thinking of making such an addition in years to come, bridging the gap with bi-folding doors will offer the most versatile outlook from your home.

As well as creating an easily opened partition between interior rooms, bi-folding doors are also a popular choice when it comes to creating a stylish entrance from your garden. Bring the outdoors into your sitting room with a dramatic sweep of glass, easily slid open to let in the breeze and sounds of nature. Being able to open up your dining area to the garden will give you the al fresco dining feel even if you don’t have a patio or garden furniture set. Don’t be stuck alone in the kitchen while everyone else is relaxing in the garden – fling open the bi-folding doors to seamlessly join together all members of the family. Exterior bi-folding doors are most utilized in the summer months, when garden parties and social gatherings see your home fill up with friends and warmth. Create the perfect party atmosphere and facilitate easy mingling by creating a big, welcoming space that gives the best of both worlds.

Residential Doors In Plymouth

Residential Doors In Plymouth – Serving Devon and Cornwall

When guests arrive at your home and ring the doorbell, what do you want their first impression to be? Having a stylish and well-fitted front door can make all the difference to the way visitors approach your property. We can all bring to mind a home we know locally with a particularly memorable appearance, such as ‘the house with the bright yellow door’ or ‘the house with the novelty door knocker’. Whether you want a door that will subtly blend in with the rest of your property or something more original that will make a stunning impact, Stormseal can provide a range of residential doors in Plymouth to suit your needs. Stormseal are a top choice when it comes to having a new residential door fitted in Plymouth and the surrounding areas throughout Devon and Cornwall, so give us a call to find out more.

Appearance – Residential Doors In Plymouth (Serving Devon and Cornwal)

While we all want a front door that will keep our home safe and sound, the first thing that many of us think of when considering a residential door is the look of it. Some people want traditional doors whereas others would prefer to have a painted door in a bright and memorable colour. A solid door might seem the most security-conscious choice, but many people choose to have windows inserted in the door panel, with either clear glass or glazed, to let more light into your home and provide a window to the outside world. Whatever appearance you’re going for, Stormseal has options for you to consider. We can offer residential doors in rosewood, cherrywood and all white, as well as the option of having your door painted in your top choice from our wide range of colours.

Doors don’t come in just one standard size, and we have a range of sizes and styles to suit your entrance. Our doors are available in single or double styles with sidelights and fanlight combinations, so have a chat with one of our team members to see which style would be best for your home.

Security and Quality  – Residential Doors In Plymouth

Our standard residential doors are made of uPVC, which like all our products is covered by our 10-year warranty. However, if you’re keen to have a door that offers top of the range security and an even more impressive durability, you might want to consider one of our more advanced composite doors. Our doors are built with 70mm front-to-back multi-chambered profiles, and are available as either inward- or outward-opening designs. Many people choose to have advanced doorbell gadgets fitted on or around their doors to offer enhanced security, such as sensor activated cameras where you can answer the door even when away from home. If you’re thinking of having this sort of technology fitted in your home, have a chat with us about how this can work in with your new residential door.

Insulation – Residential Doors In Plymouth

Having a well-fitting door doesn’t just add curb appeal to your property and make it safer. If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly or cut your energy bills, addressing the access points into your home is a great first step in making a more environmentally happy home. The cost of heat loss through old doors and windows will make a noticeable difference in your energy bills. If your residential doors haven’t been updated for a while, having new ones fitted will save you money over time and keep your home much warmer in the winter months.

Extras – Residential Doors In Plymouth

Once you’ve chosen the size, style and colour of your residential door, there are a few other points to consider. If you haven’t already considered whether or not you’d like windows in the door, this is an important aspect to think about, as well as deciding what kind of glass you’d prefer. There are pros and cons to different types so have a chat with one of our team members to make the best decision for your home.

You should also consider what sort of letter box you’d like. You might think that all letterboxes are about the same, but take a look at the letter boxes on houses around you’ll local area and you’ll soon see that there are a variety of styles. As well as different materials and finishes, you need to choose the size, the positioning, and even the orientation – some people choose to have a vertical letter box rather than a horizontal one.

There are other additions to your front door that you might want to consider, such as the positioning of the doorbell or if you want to have a personalised doorknocker. There are all sorts of products on the market and fancy gadgets to make your home safe and welcoming, so have a think and consider all options before making your final decision.

Cost of uPVC Residential Door

The cost of your new residential door will depend on a number of factors, such as the style you choose, the ease of installation and other stylistic decisions. We understand that everyone has a different budget and different priorities; get in touch with us today and we’ll try to give you a ballpark quote based on your preferences. The team at Stormseal has ample experience when it comes to providing competitive quotes based on a few essential pieces of information.

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Patio door companies in Plymouth

Patio Door Companies in Plymouth

If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful garden to enjoy, the best way to make the most of it is by improving the access to your garden directly from your house. Stepping out into a glorious, sunny space can be a let-down if you have to navigate old doors that stick when you try to open them, or where doors have been installed without the right consideration for different levels. Improve the outlook into your garden and the access into it by upgrading to some Stormseal SW patio doors, transforming the space with one simple feature. We are proud and confident to say we are one of the most experienced and established patio door companies in Devon and Cornwall.

Patio door companies in Plymouth and Devon

 

Benefits of Patio Doors

There are numerous patio door companies and types of doors that you can install to bridge the gap between house and garden and there are numerous patio door companies to choose from. Traditional wooden doors don’t offer much of an outlook, and French doors or bi-folding doors can be tricky to fit in tight spaces, where the swing of the door might impact furniture in the home or garden. One of the biggest benefits of the patio door is the sliding technology that allows you to open and close the doors without having to rearrange the furniture. At Stormseal SW we also offer Bi-fold doors, composite doors, French doors and Residential doors. More information see or doors section. Want some inspiration for your patio? Check this out, click here.

The smooth sliding mechanism makes for easy operation without any clunking sounds. Another benefit of the sliding door is that the surrounding frame is slimmer than those needed for French or bi-folding doors, meaning that you get even more sunlight pouring in through those huge panes of glass. The interlocking door panels mean that you won’t get draughts coming through cracks on windy days, and when the doors are open, they won’t swing about in a breeze either.

Are Patio Doors Safe?

People are sometimes concerned that patio doors pose a security risk to your house, as they give onlookers a large window into your home. Not only that, but a flimsy or poorly installed patio door might look like they’re easy to break into. At Stormseal SW, we are simply one of those patio door companies that put you first. We want to assure you that our patio doors are built with an anti-jacking system and four-point hook lock, offering our customers superior safety and peace of mind. All the patio doors we supply are covered by our 10-year guarantee, so you can rest assured that this is a product which will provide quality for years to come.

If you’re concerned about the view into your home being exposed by installing large doors, you could consider fitting curtains or blinds inside your home to shield the view from onlookers. The reinforced uPVC frames of the patio doors give superb weather protection and heat conservation for your home, but if you feel the cold easily and would like to keep things particularly toasty in the winter, a thick curtain in front of the patio doors at night will help to keep the heat in.

Local patio door companies – Will Patio Doors Suit my Garden?

Despite the name, patio doors don’t have to offer access directly onto a patio, usually defined as a paved area in the garden where families often dine or socialise together. While stepping out of your house and straight onto a patio area is lovely, patio doors are also suitable for different styles of garden. You might have lawn running right up to your house, offering a green view and soft surface when stepping out of those sliding doors. If you like the idea of making more of a feature next to your house but don’t want a patio, you could consider an area of decking to mark the transition between house and garden.

Whatever surface you’re stepping out onto, we can offer recommendations about styles of patio doors to suit your home. Our doors are available with either two, three or four door panels, meaning that larger properties can benefit from the wow factor of a four-panel door to fit a longer wall. Despite being uneven, a three-panel sliding door still has a stylish, symmetrical look, rather like a triptych or a bay window. Whatever size your property, we can find a patio door to suit it.

Looking After Your Patio Doors

While traditional patio doors had timber frames which required a lot of care to stop them from rotting and warping, uPVC frames are low maintenance, making them a great addition to the modern home. However, uPVC frames do need some looking after, the level of which will depend on the type of area you live in and how quickly dirt builds up, especially on the white frames.

Dust and dirt can build up on the runners, especially if you like to leave the doors open to let in some air in the summer. To clean the runners, slide the door open and use the nozzle attachment on your hoover to suck up any dust. If a large build-up of dust collects on the runners, it could damage the sliding function and make them difficult to open. You can also use a soft brush attachment to give a quick hoover around the rest of the frame to remove any loose dust or dirt.

For washing the frames, use warm water and a mild detergent, applied with a soft cloth. Rinse with clean water and finish with a dry cloth. Cleaning regularly will deter mould, but if this does occur, you can wash with a vinegar cleaning solution and rinse. The white colour of the uPVC will keep well for many years, but it does discolour over time to a yellow hue. If this happens, don’t attempt to clean with bleach as it will make the discolouration worse – this is just what happens to uPVC and will eventually have to be replaced. Use glass cleaner only on the glass panes, not the frames, and use a microfibre cloth for a streak-free application.

For further reading on our patio doors and to obtain a FREE quote visit our patio door page.