A boost of natural light and seamlessly linking the home to the garden. These are just a couple of the reasons the bi-fold door has become so popular throughout the country for well over a decade. The expansive feeling that comes with bi-fold doors has also been known to increase the value of your home.
As with any home investment, there’s a vast amount of information to pick through to find the ideal product for you. So how do Solarlux bi-fold doors compare to other well-known brands in the UK?
Security - Despite the slim sightlines, you can rest easy knowing that you’re protected by the Solarlux bifold doors. Our multi-point locking mechanism is concealed within the door’s frame, offering the home high levels of security. Bi-fold doors from a well-known UK brand meet the UK minimum security standard, PAS 24. Not only do Solarlux bi-fold doors meet PAS 24 but they are also compliant with RC2, the European security testing standard. Select products from the range are certified by Secured by Design (SBD). The SBD initiative started in the late 1980s, calling for stricter regulations and testing standards. Since its inception, there has been an 87% reduction in overall burglary in new homes.
Well-known UK brand: PAS 24
Solarlux: PAS 24, RC2, Secured by Design
Colours - A well-known UK bi-fold manufacturer offers an array of colour options such as choosing from 150 RAL colours. Solarlux believes in putting the power in your hands by offering full creative freedom, giving you the perfect opportunity to inject your individuality or match your home to its surroundings. Our dual colour option allows you to pick one colour to match the exterior of your home and a different one to complement its interior. The colour is applied to the door in our in-house coating plant, which is one of the most advanced in Europe, to ensure a perfect finish.
Well-known UK brand: RAL colours, Dual colour option, Woodgrain finishes
Solarlux: RAL colours, DB colours, Eloxal colours, Dual colour option, Specialty surface finishes (such as Tiger, matt or gloss)
Sustainability - We use high-quality aluminium and wood in our range of bi-fold doors. The wood featured in our bi-fold door range, such as the Combiline door, is certified to be sourced from sustainable forestry by the PEFC and FSC. Our environmentally conscious approach extends to the production process with the use of water-based finishes and the recycling of water and heat to conserve natural resources. Aluminium is inherently a durable and sustainable material, making it perfect for use in bi-fold doors. Our aluminium production process is certified in accordance with the German A.U.F. Recycling Loop, which confirms our commitment to sustainability and that our aluminium is recycled in an environmentally conscious manner.
Accessibility - Protruding floor tracks can be a trip hazard for little ones and can affect a homes accessibility. Our bi-fold doors can come with a completely flush floor track, suitable for any living space. We offer impact protected floor track LED lighting that not only adds an ambience to a room but can act as an orientation aid for the visually impaired.
Solarlux creators of the first modern bi-fold door
Solarlux started in 1983 with an idea. Two ambitious entrepreneurs, Heinz Theo Ebbert and Herbert Holtgreife, created the concept for the world’s first bi-folding door system on a beermat in a pub in Germany. The idea transcended traditional norms for living, creating a versatile glazing solution like nothing ever seen at the time. Solarlux has now has nearly 40 years of experience, research and development expertise to make them one of the top leaders of bi-folding doors.
Award-Winning Solarlux Bi-fold Door
Solarlux is proud to have received numerous international awards for our bi-fold door range, including a 2019 German Design Award for our Woodline bi-fold door. For more information about our bi-fold doors or any of our other premium home improvement products, contact us today.