The home renovation market in the UK over the last 18 months has started to grow massively as we have all had to endure spending days on end within our property’s boundaries in some form of lockdown or another and one of the biggest purchases you can make is to invest in new windows and doors. In this market, specifically focusing on doors, there are a few different styles you can choose from. These include the trendy Crittall style dividing partitions which are so expensive that most homeowners bulk at the cost and look for something different. There are also the old fashioned patio doors, which, let’s face it nobody goes for those anymore and then you have bifold doors UK.
Bi-folding doors though do come with their own issues, it’s not all plain sailing when you start to have to live with bi-folds as we will have a look at in this article. There is another option too and that’s called a slide and swing door system. One manufacturer of uPVC slide and swing doors in Bristol supplies the whole country with, which is quickly becoming, the nation’s alternative and better choice to opening up the light and access to your home. We have the perfect solution and install a range of coloured sliding doors in Bristol.
Issues With Other Door Systems on the Market
An issue with most bi-folding doors is that they tend to have to be either fully open or fully closed, with a slide and swing door system that’s not the case so it’s perfect for every day of the year rather than just a couple of weeks in the summer. A totally flexible system that allows you to have your opening exactly how you want it to suit the day outside. Aluminium New Wave Doors use a Polyamide Thermal break, system to prevent a cold bridge from outside to inside. This means you get a much greater heat economy throughout the winter months and better heat protection through the warmer summer months of the year. With the standard uPVC bi-folding doors you can get gaps that because of the design are impossible to close.
Slide and fold doors in Bristol, direct from the designer and manufacturer is a much more safe and secure option too. Just by the design of a bi-folding door, you will have gaps where the panels do not interlock together completely which is not the case on a swing and slide door. The panels all lock 100% securely into place with each other which gives you an impenetrable barrier not only from the weather but also from anyone looking to break in. With this in mind, you may well get a discount on your home insurance policy with some insurers so make sure you ask next time it’s up for renewal.
When you look at a set of bi-folds you often see handles, locks and other mechanisms on show which can be off-putting to look at and ruin the natural lines of the door itself, after all, they are supposed to be a feature to look at as well as use, with slide and swing doors this is not the case as the patented technology allows for all the door furniture to be hidden within the internal structures given you totally clean lines of sight over the whole product. Another reason why slide and swing doors are overtaking bi-folding doors in today’s home renovation market.
Some other features of slide and swing doors are as follows.
- Virtually Unlimited Opening Combinations
- Open as much or as little of the door as you wish
- Full ventilation position
- Always has a main traffic door
- Completely open your door
- Fully Interlocking and rebated panels for weathering and security as mentioned above
- No visible handles or hinges as we said earlier
- A bottom track supporting all the weight which we will look at further on in this article
- Easy and simple to use, not heavy like some bi-folding doors can be
- Stunning looks
- Choice of thousands of colours
Slide & Swing Door Technology
So, let’s look at the technology behind a slide and swing door, shall we?
A new wave door system is a patented style of door that works totally differently from traditional bi-folding doors by taking all the good points and removing all the bad points and replacing them with newer, far cleverer technology to make your life much easier.
Launched in 2012, the New Wave Door System was the brainchild of our directors who for years were getting fed up with the failures associated with standard bi-folding doors and set about to create a product that kept all the good points and changed all the bad points and thus the New Wave Door System was born. Over the last 9 years, the product has time and time again shown itself to be a worthy successor to the old traditional systems and our clients are happy to explain the differences their New Wave Doors have made to anyone who wants to listen.
The New Wave Door System is also available in UPVC and aluminium which will give the end-user the choice of material to suit their budget, the quality and design though stay throughout regardless of which finish you choose.
So, in summary, a New Wave Door System, available only at New Wave Doors in Cardiff is everything that you wished a bi-folding door was and then some. It opens up your property bring the outside inside and gives you every opening option and colour finish that you need. It’s easy to use, harder wearing and more secure than a bi-fold door whilst also offering you better heat retention in the winter months and even comes in either aluminium or a cheaper uPVC option if you are on a tight budget.
Thanks for reading about New Wave Door Systems, the better alternative to Bi-folding doors.