The benefits of bi-folding doors

by Scott Edwards
Jul
30

The benefits of installing timber bi-folding doors are highlighted in this blog by Edwards & Hampson joinery manufacturers.

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Bifold doors, 3 Merchant Square, Paddington

by Scott Edwards
Feb
12

We have recently completed manufacture and installation of oak bi-folding doors and internal doors at the prestigious 3 Merchant Square apartments development in Paddington, London. Visit the website for the development here http://www.merchantsquare.co.uk/

We were delighted to be part of this luxury development, having been subcontracted by one of our London clients, Atlantic Contracts, to undertake the work for the main contractor, Mace.

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We're in the news!

by Scott Edwards
Nov
11

We were delighted to be in the Liverpool Daily Post newspaper recently, featured as "Small Business of the Week" in the September 12th edition. If you didn't see the paper, you can find the piece online by following this link.

One of the things the article picks up on is our use of new digital channels and social media to tell people who we are and what we can do. So you can now find us on Facebook, Twitter and also on Google + and we look forward to connecting with you on those websites.

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London Bi Folding Doors

by Scott Edwards
Dec
14

The vast majority of bi folding doors are manufactured with fully glazed panels and a consistent door frame section. This is by far the most popular style that customers request, but many do not realise that in fact any style of door can be manufactured and fitted to a bi folding mechanism, and there are multiple options on how to configure them.

A good example of what is achievable with bi fold doors is when we were approached by the founder of London based children’s clothing chain Jojo Maman Bebe to manufacture a custom bi folding door system for her home. Our clients chosen design is technically referred to as “marginal lights” and is commonly seen in traditional sash windows and some French doors on Edwardian and Victorian buildings throughout the UK. The marginal style inserts small squares in each corner of the frame which are then connected with bars to create a margin, hence the term “Marginal lights”. The margins can then be glazed clear or with coloured glass to add more character which is exactly what our client opted to do. She further requested that the standard part timber, part aluminium cill be manufactured completely from timber. The aluminium exterior section is used because it has an inbuilt drainage system to keep the guidance track clear of water, whereas a timber cill must be manufactured to incorporate drainage that won’t cause rot. Early bi folding doors had their weight centred on the cill but this was problematic over time as a build up of debris would inhibit the smooth function, which is why almost all systems are now manufactured with the weight and operation in the head of the frame with the cill track solely for directional guidance.

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