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Sunflex bi-fold doors

Did you know October is National Home Security Month? Falling on the month when the clocks go back, burglaries rise by over a third throughout the autumn and winter months.

Bifold doors have become incredibly popular over the last decade, thanks to programs like Grand Designs and the increasing need for innovative doorway systems within contemporary architecture. So, with the demand for secure bi-folding doors continuing to soar, we thought it the ideal opportunity to put your mind at ease by discussing the many security aspects of our collection of beautiful aluminium bifold doors from Sunflex.

1. Secured by Design aluminium bi-folds

Dedicated to raising standards in aluminium bifold door manufacturing, the Sunflex range meet the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification for windows and doors. Certified to PAS 24:2016, the enhanced security performance requirement for door sets and windows in the UK, you have complete peace of mind that your new aluminium bifold door meets ‘fit for purpose’ performance standards.

Anthracite grey aluminium Sunflex bifold door

2. High-security locking system

Are you aware that 5% of burglaries are down to an unlocked door?! Both aluminium bifold door options from Sunflex come with a five-lever Euro profile cylinder multipoint locking system, that complies to British Insurance Standards and BS3621 as standard. They also feature impressive hidden top and bottom shootbolt locking, with an additional side locking point on lead door panels.

Furthermore, Sunflex is the only bifold door manufacturer to offer a twin lock upgrade, where the top and bottom shootbolt locking are doubled up to offer four fantastic locking bolts rather than two.

Sunflex aluminium bifold doors can also be manufactured with no key locks on the outside, for a minimalist look that offers less temptation for determined burglars.

Open aluminium Sunflex bifold door

3. Internal glazing as standard

With burglaries happening every 40 seconds across the UK, internally glazed aluminium bifold doors prevent burglars from removing the glass from the outside –  keeping the whole family safe and sound for the foreseeable future.

4. Double or triple glazed aluminium bifold doors

Fitted with toughened safety glass as standard, Sunflex aluminium bifold doors can be installed with double glazing or tough triple glazing for the ultimate defence against intruders with only one thing on their mind. Almost impossible to smash through, there’s even an option to upgrade to laminated security glass for the most security-conscious property owners out there.

Sunflex grey aluminium bifold door

5. Defensive hardware

Considering theft has increased by 13% over the last two years, further attention to security has been taken in the form of secure hinge pins. These ensure the bifold panels cannot be separated, whilst slim 8mm gaskets between the panels prevent implements getting in between the panels and weakening them to gain access.

World-leading aluminium bifold door designs for Surrey homes

We can also offer bifold doors in classic timber frames from the Sunflex collection. So, whether you’re looking for modern or traditional sightlines, P&P Glass is here to help achieve your dream home. Visit one of our showrooms, request a quote or contact us to discuss your requirements further.

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