Whether the space you want to put bi-fold doors in is a blank wall or currently a window, the first thing you need to do is check whether or not you need planning permission.
If you live in the Craven area, where we are based, you can do that here. Most councils have a function to check this online and also offer drop-in sessions.
Most of the time it isn’t needed, but it is best to check and it most likely will be needed if you are changing a listed building.
After that, it’s time to contact a builder. At this point, you will probably just want to get an estimate for the work. Your builder will need to knock through the external wall and then tidy it up so that, eventually, it is the right measurements for your new door.
To find a builder, ask friends and family for recommendations. If you can’t do this keep your eyes peeled for builders around your local area, a busy builder is always a good sign, then check the builder's Facebook page or Yell or Google accounts for reviews.
Once you're happy with your choice it’s time for the exciting decision, what kind of bi-fold doors do you want?
We make our timber bi-folds from our workshop in Gargrave, Skipton. Our skilled craftsmen turn solid planks of timber into something that works seamlessly and looks great. Of course, on dry days you may want to use your new doors in the autumn and winter too so for optimal weatherproofing we design these to open externally.
Safety is a priority so we fit them with the latest hardware and multi-point locking mechanisms as standard, giving you peace of mind.
Most importantly to the customers we talk to, there is a huge range of colours and special finishes to choose from including dual colour (when the interior and exterior colour are different), wood stains (especially popular in more rural places) and metallic paint.
We can, of course, advise you on what might work best and once you’ve placed your order we can even liaise directly with your builder to save you time and ensure all the measurements are correct when they start the work.
When the time comes to fit the doors, we can do this or we can supply to your builder, the choice is yours. Supply-only can work well as it enables your builder to complete the job all at once and can cut your waiting time down by a few weeks. Either way you still get our manufacturers guarantee.