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Free Guide to Fitting Aluminium Bifold Doors

16 February, 2021

Aluminium bifold doors are the best product on the market for opening homes out into the garden and merging indoor and outdoor spaces. And homeowners have taken notice. Read on for your free and easy guide to fitting bifold doors.

Before you start, make sure you measure

There’s an easy step-by-step method for fitting bifold doors which is made even easier when the door is perfectly sized to fit the space it is being installed into.

At AluFold Direct, we have a dedicated bifold manufacturing process for precision results and a custom fit. The best way to ensure the quickest and smoothest bifold door installation is to provide exact measurements of the opening. We’re then able to manufacture a door that’s the perfect fit and ready to install straight away.

How to measure for a bifold door:

  • Build/prepare the space where the aluminium bi-fold door will be fitted
  • Accurately measure the opening, brick to brick
  • Order your made-to-measure bifold door from AluFold Direct
  • Your bifold door is delivered in one week*, ready to fit straight away

Measuring the space after it has been built eliminates the guesswork and guarantees a right-first-time fit for your aluminium bifold doors. This avoids common installation issues on site and helps ensure you get paid, on time.

How to fit bi-fold doors with AluFoldDirect

Download our step-by-step guide to installing aluminium bifold doors

If you’re just starting out fitting bifold doors, or want a reminder of the best way to do it, print off our free guide to installing aluminium bifold doors. You can keep a copy in the van, stick it on the wall in the office or even pass copies around the site so everyone knows how to get the perfect fit.

Bonus Tips for the perfect bifold door installation

Once your bifold arrives, follow these four tips for the perfect installation every time:

  1. Soak the gasket in a bucket of warm soapy water
  2. Check the outer frame is installed 100% level and square – ensuring all four sides are level and that the diagonals are identical
  3. Fully toe & heel every sealed unit, this is crucial, to stop the sashes from dropping
  4. Install threshold gasket last

Adding aluminium bi-fold doors to your product range

Aluminium is a big opportunity for growth for installers. Adding aluminium bifold doors to your offering will help you to meet demands from homeowners as this style of bifold doors grows in popularity. As well as being quick and easy to install, high-performing and long-lasting, aluminium is also a stylish choice for any project. Our bifold doors can even be matched with our aluminium slimline windows range for seamless design throughout.

Why get your bifold doors from AluFold Direct?

AluFoldDirect supplies aluminium bifold doors to the trade, double glazing installers and builders across the UK from our HQ in Blackburn. We deliver bifold doors in-frame, direct-to-site, in plain unmarked vans in as little as one week*.

Delivering doors to site quickly gives tradespeople the chance to get the job done quicker, so that they can stick to work schedules and have extra time to win even more bifold door installation jobs.

For more information, check out our aluminium bifold doors product page.

*check here for the latest lead times