Thanks to the influence of Grand Designs and our desire for more light and space, bifold doors have become a phenomenon. If you have the space to stack the Bifold Doors to the left or right, or on both sides, when they are fully open, then a Bifold Door could be ideal for you. Bifold doors can be fully opened to around 90 per cent of the full opening width, allowing you the flexibility to let in lots of fresh air and move around freely. On days when you don’t wish to open the doors fully, you can choose to have a single traffic door, allowing you easy access between your home and garden all year round. KAT’s Kawneer Bifold doors are the ultimate alternative to Schuco Bifolding doors.
KAT Aluminium bifold doors offer the best weather resistance of any bifold in the UK and are made to bespoke sizes to suit your project and are available in seven colours from stock. Our door handles are designed exclusively by us and are made from stainless steel.
We manufacture KAT Kawneer bifolds in Cheshire and KAT Schuco bifolds in Sussex. Aluminium is the perfect material because it allows for narrow, aesthetically pleasing frames, is extremely strong and very low maintenance.
Our doors are currently the highest performing doors in the UK in tests against wind, water and air pressure (severe weather tested to BS 6375/1:2009). They come with an extended 10 year warranty and our simulation tests have shown that they have a life expectancy in excess of 25 years.
Integral venetian blinds are made to fit neatly between 2 panes of glass, offering a contemporary look for Bifold Doors in a choice of 10 colours; White, Yellow, Hay, Sage, Sky, Cream, Putty, Silver, Dark Silver and Dark Grey.
Raising and lowering of the blinds is controlled using either a Rotational Wand, Rotational Knob or a Cord system. The blinds carry a 5 year guarantee, are maintenance free, conform to BSEN 13120 Safety Standards and are suitable for 28mm double glazed door sashes up to 1200mm wide.
Aluminium is the optimum material for manufacturing windows and doors and that is why it is widely specified by Architects for most serious new build and refurbishment projects.
Aluminium doors require very little maintenance, just an occasional wipe with a damp soapy cloth and a regular check to ensure the track is kept free from grit and small stones to ensure the doors continue to run smoothly. Aluminium is more resistant to the elements than uPVC and is not likely to warp or rot. We offer a 10 year warranty on standard paint and a 25 year warranty on Marine Grade paint.
With our huge range of exclusive doors we also offer you a complete range of accessories from handles, to threshold options, to opening configurations.
Our KAT bifolding door handles are luxury products, made exclusively to a KAT design and crafted from Stainless Steel and guaranteed for 10 years.
Please consider your choice of ancillary hardware carefully because that is what you will eventually notice most when your products are installed. Check out the finishes on our handles because it is attention to detail that helps make this unique product range so exciting.
Our bifolding doors are designed to discourage intruders, thanks to the master door security locking system and intermediate handles with shootbolts which can also be supplied with key locking. We fit a 3 star diamond rated cylinder to all Aluminium Bifold Doors. The whole system conforms to PAS 24:2016 security standards.
All these elements prevent our bifolds being lifted off their base channel or being jemmied when closed.
A little time and care with your choice of colour is advised and your selection should be influenced by your style of property, surrounding architecture or your other windows and doors.
We can supply any RAL colour, luxury textura effects or anodised finishes, which includes Marine Grade.
From stock, we supply:
White textura finish
Anthracite Grey textura finish
Black textura finish
Textura Anthracite Grey outside with textura White inside
Just let us know your sizes and how you would like the doors to open and we can make your Bifold door in just 2 weeks from the date of order.
Call into our Showroom in Macclesfield and we can show you a colour chart demonstrating each of the RAL colours available.