Frequently Asked Questions about Alufold
24 May 2017
The Alufold Warmcore bifolding door is engineered by Aluhaus to provide a luxury and high-quality aluminium bifolding door like few others on the market. We answer some of the most common questions about Alufold bifolding doors.
Who makes Alufold Warmcore Bifolding doors?
Aluhaus make every Alufold door in our Nottinghamshire factory. Alufold doors are amongst a handful of bifolding doors in the UK only made by one company. This is your guarantee of consistent quality every time and that you know exactly who makes your new bifolding doors.
How do Alufold Bifolding doors work?
Our doors are designed as the latest generation in bifolding doors. They can be configured as open out or open in bifolds from two panels up to six or more. The secret behind Alufold doors is the sophisticated components and running gear, designed to provide a smooth and ultra reliable operation. Each door panel slides and folds to one or both sides of the aperture. Our anti-rack feature ensures equal door leaf alignment with even the biggest door panels. Safetrack, designed by us, eliminates potential flaws with other bifolding doors by ensuring a reliable and secure operation. Both top and bottom mechanisms are safely encapsulated within their tracks.
The secret behind Alufold doors is the sophisticated components and running gear, designed to provide a smooth and ultra reliable operation. Each door panel slides and folds to one or both sides of the aperture. Our anti-rack feature ensures equal door leaf alignment with even the biggest door panels. Safetrack, designed by us, eliminates potential flaws with other bifolding doors by ensuring a reliable and secure operation. Both top and bottom mechanisms are safely encapsulated within their tracks.
How secure are Alufold bifolding doors?
The most secure locking systems are fitted to every Alufold bifold as standard. Our locks feature multi-point locking, security door cylinders and premium door handles. Alufold door locks ensure your new bifolding doors are not only secure but also correctly compressed in all areas to provide excellent weather resistance.
Our door cylinders are designed to resist picking, drilling and snapping. Even the door hinges on our doors are engineered for security as well.
Why should I consider Alufold Warmcore?
At Aluhaus, we have created a bifolding door that we think is unlike any other on the market. Our doors feature a welded construction, a mitred outer frame, and even proper colour matched gaskets and hardware. No other aluminium bifold on the market has the features and specifications of Alufold.
What configurations of Alufold are available?
Alufold doors are available from a single door, up to six or more panels. Alufold doors are also complemented by a range of French doors and Warmcore Aluminium windows, providing you with a complete solution from one aluminium system in the home.
Alufold doors can slide to the left or the right, feature an access leaf or traffic door and are flexible in their sizes. We custom-make every Alufold door bespoke to your requirements, sizes and specifications.
What are the hardware options available with Alufold doors?
The hardware on an Alufold door has been engineered to provide the best available handles and components on a bifolding door. Every Alufold door features premium quality door handles, sophisticated door catches and the finest components.
We have designed our hardware to create not only a quality bifold but also a seamless finish inside and out when colour matched. The door handles are a one-piece brushed satin steel effect handle or a contemporary handle that is separate from the cylinder and escutcheon plate.
What colour options are available with Alufold?
You have a choice of over 150 RAL colours with Alufold. We also offer a range of stock colours that includes, White, Ivory, and five different shades of Grey. There is also a stunning Grey/Ivory dual colour option available as standard.
As standard, our doors come with a marine grade powder coated finish that is thicker than the powder coating found on other bifolding doors.
What are the U-Values of Alufold?
Alufold bifolds offer an industry leading U-Values of 1.4Wm2K with double glazed units and an impressive 1.0Wm2K with triple glazing. This surpasses the published U-Values of many leading bifolding door brands in the UK. Our low U-Values are possible thanks to the innovative thermal core found only in Warmcore.