How to Install Bifold Doors

The Basics of Installing Bi-Fold Doors 

Bi-fold doors are a popular feature in modern homes. These doors are very functional because you can walk in and out easily, and they are great for the design of your home. The doors look stylish and sleek, and they let in lots of light, and because of this, your room will look much larger. If you want to have these doors installed, we are going to cover the basics of bi-fold door installation.

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Things to consider before installing bi-fold doors

As with any other feature in your home, there are things to consider before you take the plunge and fit the doors yourself or hire a team of professionals. 

First and foremost, you should check if you need planning permission. Every building and living area are different but, there are some general guidelines. Generally, you won’t need it if you are replacing the doors and the space is already there. However, if you are changing the style of the door, so space needs to be created, or if you are having completely new doors and are changing the design of the building, then you will likely need planning permission. It is always worth checking as you don’t want any unnecessary problems in the future. 

The basic installation process of bi-fold doors

Bi fold doors can be fitted in a short space of time if you know what you are doing. As with any DIY job, we would always suggest not starting anything out of your level of expertise. Doors especially can be tricky because you need them to be secure and fit correctly. If you still want to take on the job yourself, then here is a basic outline of the installation process. 

  • Frame check – First of all, are you replacing old bi fold doors or fitting new ones? If new, then you should check the existing door frame for damage and suitability. Discover damage or that the old frame isn’t suitable for the bi fold mechanism? Then you need to replace the frame, ready for the new doors. 
  • Measure – You need to measure the door opening and make sure that you buy doors to fit and that the frame is big enough for the doors. 
  • Check the sill – The sill can sometimes be assembled by the manufacturer you bought the doors off, and if so, you can move on. If not, you will have to assemble that yourself.
  • Frame installation – The next step involves frame assembly which will need screws, sealant, etc. You should then place the frame in the doorway and secure it in place but always make sure it is level.
  • Attach the bi fold doors – Lastly, you will have to attach the hinges to the frame and then will come the panels.

As each building is different and all the sets of doors come with different instructions we can only give you the basics of installation. If you are not confident with the basics and the manufacturer’s instructions, then a professional team may be a better option for you. At Rusgold we offer affordable bi fold door installation, so contact our team if you need assistance.

 

What makes windows thermally efficient

Window Fixing and Glazing for Thermal Efficiency

At Rusgold, we offer window fixing and glazing services. We can fit different types of windows and doors to suit your needs. You will have new windows and doors fitted for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common is to be more energy efficient. Whether it is a home or business, customers are now aware of energy efficiency more than ever, and with that in mind, we want to explore how windows can be more thermally efficient and talk about the options you have. 

What are thermally efficient windows?

Energy or thermally efficient windows are usually double or triple glazed. This is because single glazed windows let out heat and allow cold air to come in. Whereas with double and triple glazing, you can save around 20-40% in energy use. This means that you spend less on your energy bills, and your home is kept comfortable and draft-free. 

What are your options for thermal efficient windows and how are they made?

Making windows thermally efficient can be achieved with different types of windows, frame materials, and glass. If a natural material such as wood is used, then this is already an insulator, but if other materials such as aluminum or uPVC are used, then other materials such as polyamide or designs such as a multi-chamber are used to create more insulated frames. 

In terms of glass, you can choose double, triple, or fixed. Double glazing is a step up from older windows and can lower energy usage, waste, and cost, but triple glazing gives you even more protection. You also have the option of fixed glazing, and this creates a feature window. The window cannot be opened; it is more like a decorative feature. These windows do not let heat out or cold air in, but you still get the lightness and brightness of a functioning window. The actual glass used has also improved, and most of the glass can now come with a special coating. 

How do you know if your windows are efficient enough?

You are now probably wondering, are your windows thermally efficient? Well, you can have a little look at your windows and check. If you see anything to be concerned about, you can contact a professional team like us. The first thing you should do is look around at the windows. If you see any damage, chips, or holes in the pane or frame, this can let heat out and cold in. Have a feel for drafts, and if you notice condensation in between the panes of glazing, then this would suggest your windows are not sealed correctly.

Window fixing and glazing at Rusgold

At Rusgold, we can offer window fixing and glazing services. Our professional and expert team is always on hand to guide you in choosing windows that suit your needs. If energy efficiency is something you would like to improve in your home or business, please get in touch. We also offer door fitting services so you can feel safer and more secure in your home, all while stopping energy escaping. If you would like to hear more contact Rusgold today. 

 

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Many different types of natural stone can be used for cladding. The stones are usually put into categories. Usually, these are sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. These categories can help in the process of choosing the best stone because the appearance, durability, and more can be considered with ease. 

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