Exterior view of grey bifold doors

Bifold doors and skylight installation in Southgate, north London

Atlas sky light and Origin bi-fold door installation

Enfield windows recently under took an installation in Southgate, north London. We had been recommended to the customer by D.G.R Carpentry & Building, who use Enfield windows for many of their building projects.

The client’s aim was extend the rear of their property in order to create a new open plan kitchen diner. However they were conscious of the amount of light that would be available due to limited window space.

The solution was to install a modern contemporary skylight onto the flat roof which would enable light to flood into the rear end of the extension.

At Enfield windows we supply and install Atlas skylights. Unlike many roof lights on the market, Atlas skylights are fully aluminium and the roof bars have a sleek width of only 40mm which is something UPVC skylights can’t replicate.

The average roof bar on similar UPVC skylights is 60mm and in some cases 70mm. Also due to the design and strength in the structure there are no large bulk heads where the frames meet to a joint.

Atlas skylights are a great product that offers stylish and slim lines every time. Double glazed glass is standard, plus there is the option of triple glazed units. All glazing is self-cleaning and climate controlled glass in either Active blue or Neutral finishes.

Origin Bifold doors

A five part set of doors were chosen to run across the entire width of the extension in the ever popular Anthracite grey.

For those seeking to install bi-fold doors, Origin has become the leading brand and popular choice amongst many high end glazing companies who are striving to offer their clients the very best in bi-folding doors.

The majority of door manufacturers will only offer a ten year guarantee, but with Origin a twenty year guarantee is standard when installed by a qualified Origin installer. This guarantee covers all working parts – handles, hinges and locks which prove the build quality really is second to none.

Not only are these doors well engineered and aesthetically pleasing, the options Origin offer are unlike many other manufactures. There is a choice of colour coded or stainless steel handles and hinges and they also offer colour coded Q-Lon gaskets. These neatly hug around the frame of each door leaf. This advanced gasket has a foam filled centre unlike the rubber seals on other doors giving the doors a guaranteed tight snug seal every time they shut whilst also eliminating the natural compression and break down that often occurs on dense rubber seals.

As the pictures show, the doors and skylight are an integral part of the extension, flooding the room with light and creating a modern contemporary feel.

In our show room we have on display a fully working three and four part door along with the full origin colour and furniture range.

For more advice and a free no obligation quotation please contact us. You can email over sizes and specifications and we will endeavour to have a returned fixed quotation in the same day.

Grey corner bifold door installation

Corner bifold door installation in Muswell Hill, London

 

Enfield Windows – the bifold door experts

Enfield windows latest corner bi-fold door project was to replace the client’s old timber doors with a more modern contemporary maintenance free product.

After an initial enquiry was made via our web site, we were invited to the client’s property to discuss the product, material, colour and glazing requirements for the project.

The doors being replaced were one section of three parts. These were situated alongside a larger three and four part part set that cohesively worked as one, creating a large open corner space.

With such a vast span of glazed walling the glass specification had to be highly efficient during colder months of the year.

Pilkington Glass

Pilkington K Glass™ S is the latest high performance, low-emission soft coated product which offers excellent thermal insulation when incorporated within an Insulating Glass Unit (IGU). It has a highly neutral appearance with optimal solar heat gain, thermal insulation and light transmission to provide the highest Window Energy Rating (WER) performance.

For a door set with a span such as this and with so many moving parts the best choice for material was aluminium. With strong frames and sashes and the equally strong running gears, not only is this a great low maintenance modern material but it’s contemporary look and perfect straight lines completely enhances any area it is situated in.

After going though Origins stock choice of colours that include Slate grey, Black grey, Anthracite Grey and black or white, the slightly lighter Slate grey was chosen. Origin offer up to 200 colour combinations from the RAL colour chart.

Furniture was next area to be decided on. Originally the order placed was for black hinges and gaskets with a stainless steel handle. During the ordering process a member of our installations team called the client to suggest that colour coded gaskets and stainless hinges would be a better choice for the overall look and finish to which the customer agreed and the order was placed.

The diary was space was allocated and within three weeks of our survey the project was completed. During the first day of installation our three highly skilled installers removed and replaced all the doors! This allowed our team to spend the second day carrying out the final detailed trimming and finishing which along with installing itself is key to the overall look.

The pictures speak for themselves – a stunning the new corner and single set are a wonderful addition to the garden and completely transform the rear of the client’s property. The client was extremely happy with the service we provided and more importantly the final result.

Enfield windows currently have three dedicated Origin bi-fold door installers and our customer promise is that we are able to offer a competitive cost survey, supply and install within ten days and in many cases five days. This is something many companies are unable to achieve. Along with our skilled fitters, the product and lead time is what makes us the No.1 google ranked corner bi-fold installers in London.

 

For more advice and a free no obligation quotation please contact us. You can email over sizes and specifications and we will endeavour to have a returned fixed quotation in the same day.

 

Metallic silver bifold doors closed

Bifold door installation in Winchmore Hill, north London

Recently we were asked to supply and install the Origin “Easi-fold” bifold doors to a large extension project in the Winchmore Hill area of north London. Enfield windows had been recommended to the client by their builder, who was in charge of running the extension project at her property.

After ensuring we were able to meet the clients’ deadline, an appointment was made for the client to visit our showroom to further discuss the configuration and colour options that would best suit the scheme and design of the new room.

Two separate three-part sets of bifold doors were required to sit side by side. Both were in the stock colour “Dark Metallic Silver” with matching handles, hinges and gasket to complete a uniformed look.

Twenty year warranty

With a quick turnaround required the doors were ordered and in stock the following week. The installation was completed in just one day and the duration of the contract was only seven days from start to finish!

Once the doors were installed the unique serial number issued to every Origin set of doors was activated, giving the client a further twenty year warranty.

 

White bifolding doors

Double glazing and bifold door installation in Winchmore Hill

 

Design

Enfield Windows were recently awarded the contract to replace the windows, bifold doors and a skylight to an address in Winchmore Hill, north London. We had been busy liaising with the customer and the developer to make sure of their specific requirements for the project.

Installation

Enfield windows part of the project was planned over three stages, and each stage went perfectly as planned.

Stage one – Window replacement

The first stage was the installation of twelve windows throughout the property replacing the old single glazed timber frames. It was decided that we should use the Duraflex Upvc profile with leaded glass to match the existing windows. With the added touch of equal sight-line frames and safety features like child restrictor hinges in all bedrooms, this helped to transform the property’s look from old to new.

The replacement  of the windows not only offers the customer maintenance-free frames  but they also help the house perform better during summer and winter months due to the high performance  of the ‘A rated’ argon glazing units and the five chambered windows.

Stage two – Bifold door installation

The second stage of the installation of two sets of brilliant white Origin Easi-fold doors, one of which was three part and the other four part. These looked onto the garden and form part of the new kitchen dinner. As you can see from the pictures, these beautiful doors certainly add the wow factor and finishing touch to what will be a modern family living space bringing the garden into the home. With the height standing at 2.4 meters high, 300mm above the standard height door they certainly give the feeling of open space to the rooms when fully opened.

Stage three – Skylight

The final stage was the installation of a skylight. Above the dining room set of bifold doors is a  2m x 1.5m Ultraframe roof lantern skylight with toughened ‘active blue’ Pilkington glass. This addition not only floods the space with light but also adds  great impact and character to a stunning dining area and is certainly a great addition to any room.

Conclusion

The project was managed throughout with no corners cut to provide the customer and developer with exactly what they had envisaged. The total installation was carried out over six days with our installers carrying out each stage in an organised and professional manner. As you can see the final pictures speak for themselves. This large renovation project certainly added to the house becoming what it is now, a stunning contemporary modern family home with the added benefits of warmth and security.

Bifold doors open

Bifold door installation in London

One of our most recent projects was the undertaking of a large 6 part Set of Origin Bifolding doors with matching side lights and kitchen window. The client was spending a large amount of money on a high end kitchen refit. With the benefit of already having a large structural opening in situ the focus then turned to what could compliment the new kitchen design. To make the best use of the potentially large open space occupied by the current French doors and windows, after viewing some installations and reading through our web site a phone call was made, and we were invited to quote for the works.

 

On the first visit to the property we were told we were one of few local suppliers quoting for the contract. After going through various configuration options and discussing the products that would suit and ultimately make the best use of the potential space on offer it was decided the Origin easi fold doors would give the uniformed look the customer wanted to achieve. The perfect clinical profiles you get with aluminium products made them the ideal choice.

Design

The clients requested we remove the French door and windows, whilst also removing the brickwork under the windows to create a level surface running around the entire area.
After showing the client a CAD design of how the doors and windows would look, we went through the dimensions to determine the depth of the folds to neatly tuck into the recess either side of the wall. The decision was made, an internally opening six fold system with two side return windows replicating the doors themselves. With a white gloss finish inside and out, matching hardware and gaskets the order was placed, surveyed and signed off into production.

Installation

The installation took place over two days. We assigned two teams to ensure a smooth installation due to the amount of work involved. We had a one day window to secure the property after the opening had been prepared.

Day one

The objective was to remove the old timber frames and grind out the brickwork below the windows. We then had to install a 100mm thick steel RSJ which ran across the entire width of the doors to be supported by the load bearing corner posts and steel packers. This was a necessary precaution due to the timber construction of the roof and certainly would eliminate any risk of the framework above warping, moving or sagging over the coming years. This would inevitably affect the operation and functionality of the doors and potentially cause major disruption in future.

Day two

Our two teams concentrated on setting up the six doors to ensure the smooth gliding and locking operation associated with the Origin easi-fold system. There was also the kitchen window to be installed, plaster boarding, plastering, cleaning and sealing. We pride ourselves on the quality of our fitters and the speed at which they work.

Conclusion

As you can see from the pictures above we can’t imagine any products other than bifold doors occupying the space. They really do compliment a wonderfully modern kitchen and their functionality make the best use of the space available. The satisfied customer has the option to use the bifold system as French doors and open either side. However, it’s when the doors are fully folded back the connection to the garden and sense of openness really stands out. Bi-folding doors are such a great product for consumers and developers wishing to create an open contemporary space.

 

Origin bifold door installation exterior

Origin Bifold Door Installation

Enfield windows very recently installed a set of Origin 4 part aluminium bi folding doors to a newly constructed extension in the Enfield area. This particular set were manufactured in a non-stock colour, 7031. Origin’s current lead time for primary stock colours is a five working day turnaround. For a non-stock colour they still have an industry leading turn around of twenty-one days.

 

The client, in this case, opted for a non-traffic door with the four folds all stacking over to one side. With this option, there is no need for lever handles. The doors are operated simply by rotating the ultra slim lever which in turn operates the dead bolts into the top and bottom of the frame.

 

Once the doors were installed our delighted customer could finally envisage a large part of how their new kitchen would appear when completed.  Their new doors will integrate the living space into the garden. This was a large part of what they wanted to achieve when first setting out to create a new open living space in their home.

 

Double glazing installation cuffley

Double glazing, Bifolding door and Composite door installation

One our most recent projects was to supply and fit the Residence 9, Origin and Solidor products to a renovation project in Cuffley, Hertfordshire.

The client was in the process of completely refurbishing their new house. At the front of the property they wanted to achieve the look of timber crafted windows without the potential maintenance issues, such as regular repainting. For the rear of the address, the aim was to achieve a modern contemporary look. After discussing our product range, it was agreed that this was best suited using the Origin range.

 Front Windows – Residence 9

Residence 9 (R9) is a product that is rapidly becoming the new alternative to timber. Every aspect of the design process of the R9 windows are based on replicating traditional timber profiles with 100mm thick frames which are 30mm thicker than standard UPVC windows. The flush casement sashes have a beautiful range of traditional and contemporary furniture to choose from. This really is the new product for consumers  wanting all the benefits of UPVC while favouring the classic look of timber.

R9 products have a varied colour range that offer a modern or contemporary look and are even available with a dual colour option. On this occasion the customer chose a two tone finish with a clotted cream exterior and white grain on the inside to match the theme of the property.

 

Front Door – Solidor

The front entrance door chosen was the “Palermo” in golden oak from the Italia collection. This solid double door with stainless steel handles gives the entrance real impact.

Solidor doors are built up internally  with several multi layered timber cores,  unlike their competitors that use a dense foam filled system. The weight when opening and closing a Solidor is instantly recognisable not to mention the benefits in security a solid door offers. Each lock is accredited with the “Secured By Design” branding that reassures customers the doors are safe and secure at all times.

 

Rear Bifold Door &  Window – Origin

For the rear of the property, the Origin “Easi-fold” system was favoured for the new bi-fold doors. Origin is now a leading UK based manufacturer of bi-folding doors and is currently the only company in the market place to offer a 20-year warranty on each door set giving you complete confidence in the product and its design. From its anti-finger pinch gaskets to its “Secured By Design” accreditation these are fast becoming the preferred set for installers and consumers alike.

This particular three part configuration supplied and fitted allows a traffic door to be independently operated for day to day use without the need to fully fold back the doors. To tie in with the bi-folding doors an Origin window was installed in the bedroom above that instantly achieved a  symmetrical look. Origin is now adding aluminium windows to their product range which allows consumers to match the products when choosing bi-folding doors as generally a window is often nearby.

 

The end results again speak for themselves. Every product supplied and installed by Enfield windows was of the highest quality whilst also being at an affordable price. For more information regarding our products and the services, we offer please see our brochures page or visit our showroom. We will be happy to advise you on any of our product range.

 

 

 

Grey bofold doors installation

Bifold door installation

Enfield windows were contacted by the customer who required bi-folding doors to a new build extension. After shopping around and looking at numerous bifolding doors on the market they came across the ‘Easifold’ system from Origin.

Origin are manufacturers of bifolding doors produced solely in aluminium. They started producing their Easifold system in 2002 and have become a leading supplier of doors within the bi-fold market. Not only do they offer the latest hardware, safety and security but each set of doors come with their very own unique serial number which once logged with Origin offer a 20 yr warranty. This is something many other competitors are unable to offer.

After demonstrating  a set we have on display in the showroom the customer was confident these were the right choice for their property. They opted for the dark metallic silver colour an after specifying the hardware and  gasket colours the order was placed.

One advantage of the Origin doors is their unique lead times with over eight stock colours ranging from white to the more popular greys or black.  They are able to turn around any stock colour within 5 days from the point of order. This is quite unique in an industry where the standard lead time is in the region of four to six weeks.

By the end of the following week the doors were  delivered to us ready for the pre-booked installation date.

Although the installation time allocated was only one day, this is an ample amount to ensure the doors were  carefully and thoroughly installed by our professional team of installers. The finished result speaks for itself, the doors added that finishing  touch to what is a beautiful  extension  with the customer completely satisfied in the choice they had made when looking for bifold doors.

The contract was completed within two weeks from point of order.