BIFOLD WINDOW INFORMATION
Like the look and want to know more? The following is a simple explanation of the various options and components that make up our bifolding windows in Melbourne.
Our bifold windows can be made to swing outwards or inwards and fold in many different configurations. Shown below are just a few birds’ eye view examples.
Note: The recommended width for window panels is ~650mm.
We offer customers a huge range of Dulux, Colourbond and Interpon powder coat colours as well as anodised metal for our windows. Our Dulux colour chart, which encompasses most Colourbond colours, can be downloaded on the left. Our standard range is the Duralloy range, but on request we can also do the Precious, RapidCure, Duratec and other colours.
If you would like us to order you a free sample card please just contact us so we can arrange it for you.
Our bifold windows don’t come with traditional door handles because they look odd and are too bulky for bifolding windows in Melbourne. If the bifold window has an odd number of panels going in one direction and it is a small opening, we will put the below flush finger pull handle on the first opening panel. If it is a larger opening, we will opt for a Centor handle for better grip. Both handles are shown below. If the bifold has an even number of panels going in one direction no extra handles are required.
For the majority of bifolds in Melbourne, our clients usually opt for either clear single laminated or double glazed toughened safety glass. These types of glass are shown below. Often in new homes and major renovations energy rating reports will specify the glass type required.
There are five sill options for bifolding windows in Melbourne, but we recommend the two sills shown below in almost all applications. Both sills can be made flush with the bench if you recess the sill into the bench top/ground or build up the bench to the sill. The reversible sill offers superior sealing compared to the U Channel sill, however, U channels sills offer a flat surface, which is great for serving food and drinks out of.
Samples of both sill types can be obtained from our showroom so you can see exactly how the bifold will sit in your opening.
TOP ROLLING HARDWARE
Our bifolds are powered by architectural grade stainless steel Centor E2 and E3 top rolling hardware, which has been specifically designed and tested for use in our bifold window system. The rollers sit in the head of the bifold and carry the weight of each panel making them a critical component. Operation of the rollers is always smooth and effortless while vertical and lateral door adjustment is simple.
As standard, our bifolding windows in Melbourne come with offset flush bolts, but we also offer other bolt options to lock the windows securely into place. The configurations tab above shows the location of these bolts. Offset flush bolts are located at the top and bottom of the required window stiles while the dual twin bolt (key or keyless) is usually located in the centre of the bifold style. Dual twin bolts do the same thing as our offset flush bolt, but operates both bolts in one mechanism.
There are a number of flyscreens that fit our bifold windows. The most popular flyscreens we supply are Centor, Freedom and Phantom retractable flyscreens but pleated screens by Brio and Ultrascreen are available as well. If you’re not sure if you want a flyscreen don’t worry, they can be fitted at a later date. Below is a video of the Centor and Freedom retractable screen in action.
Our bifold windows in Melbourne come with a range of warranties:
- All Duralloy powder coat colours are supported by a 10 year durability warranty by Dulux* Other powder coats come with similar or longer Dulux warranty.
- Our top rolling hardware comes with a 10 year back to back warranty by Centor*
- Double glazed glass comes with a 10 year back to back manufacturer warranty (not including scratches)*
- Laminated and toughened single glazed glass comes with a 5 year back to back manufacturer warranty (not including scratches)*
- Limited lifetime warranty on Lockwood handles by Lockwood*
- All Nu-Line workmanship comes with a 1 year warranty*
* See Nu-Line Windows for more details about supplier warranties and terms and conditions.