Bifold windows are a great way to open up kitchens, cafes, bars, shops or homes to the outside.
When open, the bifolds tuck away neatly to the side and are great for facilitating the flow of food, drinks and conversation. Bifold windows are a great alternative to traditional window units in both residential and commercial applications.
Our aluminium bifold windows combine commercial quality perimeter framing with specially designed window stiles to achieve a stunning opening finish.
Like our Bifold door system, our bifold windows can be made to open inwards or outwards and are available in many different configurations. We use Weatherseal Technology and Centor rolling hardware. Speak with our team to learn more about the systems we can create for your home or business.
Our bifold windows can be made to swing outwards or inwards and fold in many different configurations. Shown here are just a few birds’ eye view examples.
Note: The recommended width for window panels is approximately 650mm.
With a wide range of colours available, including Dulux, Colorbond, Interpon and powder coat colours, we can ensure your windows complement any space.
Our Dulux Colour chart, which shows most Colorbond colours, can be downloaded here. We work with the Duralloy range as standard, but can also offer Precious, RapidCure, Duratec and other colours on request.
Please contact us so we can arrange a free sample card for you.
Our bifold windows don’t come with traditional door handles, as they look odd and are too bulky for bifolding window.
If the bifold window has an odd number of panels going in one direction and it is a small opening, we will put the below flush finger pull handle on the first opening panel. If it is a larger opening, we will opt for a Centor handle for better grip. Both handles are shown below. If the bifold has an even number of panels going in one direction no extra handles are required!
Flush Finger Pull Handle
For the majority of bifolds in Melbourne, our clients usually opt for either clear single laminated or double glazed toughened safety glass. These types of glass are shown below. Often in new homes and major renovations energy rating reports will specify the glass type required.
Clear single glazed laminated safety glass
Clear double glazed toughened safety glass
There are five sill options for bifolding windows in Melbourne, but we recommend the two sills shown below in almost all applications. Both sills can be made flush with the bench if you recess the sill into the bench top/ground or build up the bench to the sill. The reversible sill offers superior sealing compared to the U Channel sill; however, U channel sills offer a flat surface, which is great for serving food and drinks out of.
Samples of both sill types can be obtained from our showroom so you can see exactly how the bifold will sit in your opening.
Standard Reversible Sill
U Channel Sill
Top Rolling Hardware
Our bifold windows are powered by commercial grade stainless steel Centor E2 and E3 top rolling hardware, which has been specifically designed and tested for use in our bifold window system.
The rollers sit in the head of the bifold and carry the weight of each panel making them a critical component. Operation of the rollers is always smooth and effortless while vertical and lateral door adjustment is simple.
As standard, our bifolding windows in Melbourne come with offset flush bolts. We also offer other bolt options to lock the windows securely into place.
The images below show the location of these bolts. Offset flush bolts are located at the top and bottom of the required window 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.
Standard offset flush bolt
Standard offset flush bolt
There are a number of flyscreens that fit our bifold windows. The most popular flyscreens that we supply are Centor, Freedom and Phantom retractable flyscreens; pleated screens by Brio and Ultrascreen are available as well. If you’re not sure if you want a flyscreen, don’t worry. They can generally be fitted at a later date.
Our bifold windows in Melbourne come with a range of warranties:
All Duralloy powder coat colours are supported by a 10 year durability warranty by Dulux*. Other powder coats come with similar or longer Dulux warranty.
Our top rolling hardware comes with a 10 year back-to-back warranty by Centor*
Double glazed glass comes with a 10 year back-to-back manufacturer warranty (not including scratches)*
Laminated and toughened single glazed glass comes with a 5 year back-to-back manufacturer warranty (not including scratches)*
Limited lifetime warranty on Lockwood handles by Lockwood*
All Nuline workmanship comes with a 1 year warranty*
* See Nuline Windows + Doors for more details about supplier warranties and terms and conditions.
The recommended width for each bifold window panel is 650mm. Having smaller panels increases hardware, metal and labour requirements, making the bifolds an expensive option. Also, more panels mean more metal obstruction in the view, so we advise you to go for wider panels.