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Stunning traditional property given new life with Express Bi-Folding Doors

Stunning traditional property given new life with Express Bi-Folding Doors

How this spectacular home was transformed with new Express Bi-Folding Doors and windows.

The owners of this traditional detached property in Surrey wanted to replace their existing timber windows and doors with aluminium to not only refresh the look of the home but also benefit from maintenance-free doors and windows.

They employed a local design practice to assist with the home’s upgrade, which included removing an old conservatory and replacing with a pitched roof extension to create an open plan kitchen and dining area that would connect with the large rear garden.

With these plans in place, the homeowners and architect visited the EBD (Express Bi-Folding Doors) showroom in Redhill to get a feel for their products and to discuss the project with an experienced sales team.

WHAT EXPRESS BI-FOLDING DOORS DELIVERED

Steve Bromberg, Managing Director at Express Bi-Folding Doors, said: “When the homeowners came to us with their vision for their home renovations, we knew we’d be able to bring their dreams to life.

“We provided expert product knowledge to the client throughout, from our fantastic sales team guiding them through the ideal product selection from our comprehensive portfolio, to an on-site surveyor to assess the unique property specifications, and of course, our skilled contractors to make it all a reality.”

SCENIC CASEMENT WINDOWS

The renovations started by ripping out the existing timber windows and replacing with EBD’s sleek aluminium windows. The Scenic casement windows they manufacture are perfect for replacement installations and new-build homes, boasting slim and equal sightlines for that added touch of flawlessness.

Clean lines and stunning finishes are complemented further by minimal maintenance, as EBD’s customers get added peace of mind due to their celebrated design accreditations and superb thermal performance, with an energy rating of A++ and overall U values as low as 1.

FRENCH AND BI-FOLDING DOORS

Due to the size of the property, EBD installed various single and French doors throughout. However, the home’s rear elevation benefitted most, with EBD utilising three XP View bi-folding doors to stunning effect.

The kitchen extension contains full height glazing on its three elevations. A six panel bi-fold door runs the full width of the space, while the larger return can be completely opened also with a three panel bifold complete with everyday access door, which is mirrored on the smaller return by a matching side door.

Coupled with Velux rooflights in the pitched roof, the full height folding doors ensure that the kitchen is bathed in natural light, whilst drinking in the beautiful Surrey countryside. The doors meet on two corners, fixed to two structural steel posts. After the installation was complete, EBD measured and installed bespoke, insulated aluminium pressings to minimise the thickness of the steel and to ensure a cohesive look to the three separate doors, which form the glazed perimeter of the new extension.

Stunning traditional property given new life with Express Bi-Folding Doors

Adjacently, the warm and comfortable snug area complete with stove fire and drape curtains contains two sets of French doors that flank a four-panel bi-folding door. This is a truly year-round room that can be dark, private and cosy throughout the winter or an evening, and light, airy and literally part of the garden during a family BBQ or through the Spring and Summer months.

Stunning traditional property given new life with Express Bi-Folding Doors

INTEGRAL BLINDS

Electronically operated integral blinds add to the contemporary twist added to this home. Alleviating the need for curtains, the blinds are operated by remote control to either manage the sunlight, or close completely for privacy. Manual-operated sliding blinds have been used throughout in the casement windows also.

Steve commented: “Integral blinds are perfect for bi-folding doors, as they fold away with the doors when they’re opened and never require cleaning because they don’t gather dust or moisture, making them perfect for windows in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.”

Stunning traditional property given new life with Express Bi-Folding Doors

WELCOMING ENTRANCE DOORS

Finally, EBD manufactured and installed one of their distinctive Premium entrance doors; the finishing touch to this contemporary renovation. The ‘Caverro-style’ front door immediately added a modern twist to this traditional home, hinting towards the renewed and fresh feel visitors will see once inside.

Steve stated: “We offer two ranges of quality front doors; our Premium range, like the one utilised on this project, and our more cost-effective ‘XP77’ range. Available in bespoke sizes, any colour and a range of characteristic designs, our front entrance doors are the perfect design statement when setting out the tone of your home.”

The homeowners were delighted with the finished results. The home has kept its warmth, charm and character, but feels modern and secure. The rear elevation ticks all the boxes for today’s home renovations trends: light and open spaces, inside-outside living, views out to the garden and beyond, as well as a seamless connection to the outside space. A beautifully renovated home that is perfectly suited to be enjoyed twelve months a year.

Stunning traditional property given new life with Express Bi-Folding Doors

If you want to find out how Express’ new products can transform your home, visit www.expressbifolds.co.uk

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