Designed with large floor to ceiling applications in mind, our custom bifold doors combine architectural and commercial quality perimeter framing with specially designed door stiles.
Our designs can be made to open inwards or outwards, and are available in many different configurations. They utilise Weatherseal Technology, have flush floor sill options and are top-rolling for smooth and trouble free operation.
Custom bifold doors completely remove barriers which allow simple flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, transforming living areas in the process.
When open, the doors fold away neatly to the side and when closed, the doors act as sturdy impenetrable walls that allow daylight to stream through. Framed bifold doors are a great alternative to traditional door units in both residential and commercial applications.
Take a look at the gallery below which shows the true effect that our external bifold doors can achieve.
Our bifolding doors made in Melbourne can have doors swinging either outwards or inwards and folding in many different configurations. Shown to the right are just a few birds' eye view examples.
As you can see, there is a configuration for every project. We can also include a single opening ‘active’ door for easy everyday access, this is made possible by selecting an odd number of panels sliding in one direction. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can design a french door style opening in the middle with panels sliding in both directions.
Note: The recommended width for bi fold door panels is 800-1000mn. We can make our bifold designs 3+ meters high and 10+ meters wide.
We offer our clients a huge range of Dulux, Colorbond and Interpon powder coat colours, as well as anodised metal.
Our Dulux Colour chart, which encompasses most Colorbond colours, can be downloaded here. Our standard is the Duralloy range, but on request we can also do the Precious, RapidCure, Duratec and other colours.
If you would like us to order you a free sample card please contact us so we can arrange it for you.
Our bifolding doors come with the option of four premium Lockwood handles. Alternatively, if there’s a particular handle you like, we will be happy to see if it fits our door stile.
As standard, our handles come with a Satin Chrome finish. However, not all aluminium bifold doors in Melbourne require handles - if there are an even number of panels going one or both ways, a door handle is not required (see configuration tab above for examples).
We offer a range of glass options – clear, obscure, tinted and energy efficient. All options are available in both single and double glazed safety glass.
In new homes and major renovations, an energy report will suggest the right type of glass for your project needs. If you’d like to see what we can do for your project, you’re welcome to forward a copy of this report with your quote request.
Clear single glazed laminated safety glass
Clear double glazed toughened safety glass
We offer five different sill options for our bifold doors - the two sills featured below are the most popular across all our applications.
Both of these sills can be flush with the floor (if recessed into the ground/ bench top or built-up timber/ tiles to the sill), giving your space an even smoother transition. The standard reversible sill offers you superior sealing when compared to the U-channel sill.
We’d be happy to provide you with free sill offcut samples from our showroom to help you decide your floor/ benchtop rebate preferences.
Standard Reversible Sill
U Channel Sill
Top Rolling Hardware
Our bifold doors will smoothly glide open with a single finger. We offer effortless operations to enhance your relaxed living style or busy commercial areas.
All of our bifold doors are powered by architectural grade stainless steel Centor E2 and E3 top rollers, which have been specifically designed, modelled and tested to use in our aluminium bifold door system. These are also regularly tested to exceed the set Australian standards.
Sitting in the head of the bifold panel, these rollers support both inward and outward operations and the weight of each panel is carried and distributed evenly and effectively.
Most recently, the rollers have been upgraded to take an increased weight of between 60kg for E2 rollers and 115kg for E3 rollers, making them sturdier and more reliable option for monolithic configurations.
As standard, our bifolding doors made in Melbourne come with offset flush bolts, but we also offer other bolt options to lock the doors securely into place.
The configuration of your bifolds will decide the location of the locking bolts, as a rule of thumb, each second door will have a locking bolt/handle option built in. Offset flush bolts are located at the top and bottom of the required door stiles while the dual twin bolt (key or keyless) is usually located in the centre of the bifold style. Dual twin bolts do the same thing as our offset flush bolt, but operates both bolts in one mechanism.
We work with Centor retractable insect screen systems to create a stylish and elegant solution to keep the bugs out.
The retractability of the system means the flyscreen remains hidden in the framework, offering an unobstructed view when open. The durable insect mesh has no lines or pleats to detract from your view.
Unlike other flyscreens, these cannot be retrofitted and must be chosen when the design is being finalised.
Generally, we recommend a width of 800-1000mm for each bifold door panel. (Tip: Dividing your opening width by 800 will give you the recommended number of panels). This width (and weight of each panel) is supported by our hardware as bifolds are top hung. Having smaller panels increases the amount of hardware, metal and labour requirements, making the bifolds a more expensive option. In addition, having more panels means more metal obstructing the view, so we advise you to go for wider panels for a better view.