The benefits of Solarlux bifolding doors

Solarlux bifolding doors are some of the very best in the world. If well-known architects choose the best products they can for their projects then Solarlux is their choice of architects such as Sir Norman Foster, Hermann Hertzberger and Daniel Libeskind. They use Solarlux doors.

Every one of our class-leading bifolding and sliding doors come with excellent quality, performance and looks. They’ll complement your new extension perfectly. However, just as there are different features and benefits with all types of products we buy, so Solarlux bifolding doors come with features you won’t find on any other bifold – even those in the same upper-tier such as Schuco. Solarlux bifolding doors may cost a little more, but the investment is well worth it.

Solarlux ecoline bifolds in black

Why Solarlux bifolding doors are different

First of all is the pedigree and history of the company. Solarlux invented the bifolding door in aluminium. The products are only made in Germany and only certain installers get to provide this brand. alühome is proud to be one of these installers.

Solarlux products have, for over 35 years been the leaders in innovation, technical excellence and long lifespan. As well as bifolding doors, the Cero Sliding Door is in the upper echelon of sliding doors with sizes up to six metres high and incredible levels of performance and engineering.

It’s this engineering and design found in a Solarlux bifold that makes them different. Precision design, obsessive product quality and long service life. Here are just some things making Solarlux folding doors different and better.

The slimmest bifolding doors on the market.

solarlux steel-look doors

With sightlines of just 99mm, Solarlux bifolding doors are the thinnest on the market.

These sightlines surpass even the renowned Schuco bifold and best-of-British Origin OB-49 model.

The advantage of thinner sightlines is larger glass panels, more light and better views. The visible aluminium on the door itself is also less prominent.

The attention to detail only with Solarlux

It’s the small details that matter. The doors fully open stack neater and take up less space. The frames come with full adjustment making installation faster and easier.

In the unlikely even of adjustment in the future, this is also straightforward.

Even the insulation and thermal break is designed not just to provide energy efficiency. It also provides secure locking and fixing points for the door hardware.

Hardware made only for the product

close up of solarlux Bifolding doors handle

Even the premium brands of bifolding doors, with some exceptions use hardware available on other brands of bifolding doors. Solarlux door hardware is designed specifically for their product.

Even better, the hardware is designed to work in harmony with the rest of the door components. So where the rollers, hinges and locks may be different manufacturers on some other doors, Solarlux hardware is engineered for the best performance, service and functionality.

Study the intermediate handles closely and you’ll see a neat and discreet rubber, designed to protect the paint finish with the handle, soft close of course, rests in position.

An excellent example with the door hinges. The design of a Solarlux door does away with a middle hinge. Where virtually every other bifold relies on three hinges per panel, these doors need just two on most standard house sizes. The Solarlux-designed Twin-X system does away with a middle hinge, yet keeps the doors stable, and ensures the doors align correctly together when they close. Of course, fewer hinges make for a better-looking door as well.

It’s only when you touch and feel the handles on a Solarlux door does the quality shine through. The feel and weight is solid, reassuring and tells you there’s genuine engineering and great design compared with other doors.

A better bifolding door threshold

The channel design on most bifolding doors means routine cleaning so dirt and grit don’t interfere with the door rollers. This is one characteristic around any bifolding door where the rollers sit within their track.

Solarlux bifolding doors come with the threshold having a neat cover plate concealing the track. Not only does this plate make the entire threshold look better, it keeps it cleaner too.

And Solarlux thresholds come in several different types. As well as a standard or low, there’s a ramp type for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Even better, most other bifolds with a low threshold option don’t come with any weather protection. Solarlux bifolds do.

You can clean Solarlux bifolding doors better

Where bifolding doors are at high level such as apartments, an ingenious design feature lets the user reverse the doors, cleaning the opposite panel from outside.

The hinges split in two, letting you clean the hard to reach edges of the door normally joined together and hard to reach.

View Solarlux bifolding doors in our Aluminium Studio

The luxurious Solarlux Ecoline bifolding door is available to view in our Stamford Aluminium Studio. Come see why Solarlux is arguably the best bifold there is. In the same way you choose kitchen appliances or a brand of car for their reputation, quality and desirability, there’s a bifolding door to match.

Some of the images on our website illustrate how products may look and are indicative. Please contact us for current product details and specifications.

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Charles Twort
Charles Twort
17:28 15 Oct 21
What a fantastic company! I had been searching for a specific configuration of interior and exterior doors and windows... and was struggling to find them. Then, by accident I came across Tim's company. From the moment we started to communicated I knew who I wanted to work with. Tim's techncial advice from choosing the right solutions, through to how to manage the site build requirements was second to none. The professionalism of his surveying and installers teams, didn't let me down in any department. Always professional, courteous, and tidy, while at the same time a pleasure to work more
Carl Amess
Carl Amess
14:05 07 Oct 21
Exceptional company to purchase from, small enough to care but large enough to supply the sliding doors in a... configuration we couldn't find anywhere else. Frame rebate was one of the smallest we could find with 3 extremely large doors that did not need to be fixed in any specific position when open. We can know look out on our back garden and barely notice the doors. Tim and Anita are both Amazing and so are the guys that fit the Doors. Very happy to recommend!!read more
09:03 06 Oct 21
A completely: professional, knowledgeable, courteous team at Aluhome that we would wholeheartedly recommend.Customer... service from start to finish has been exemplary.We would strongly recommend anyone who is in the market for new bi-folds to visit the showroom. As with other reviewers, it would have saved us an enormous amount of time.We would emphasis the whole team, as from start to finish we have had a seamless experience.Our install was not without it’s technical challenges. Solutions offered up by other suppliers did not match our desires. Tim listened and took the time to understand what we ultimately were looking for. Combined with Aaron, they have provided a superb solution that matches our brief perfectly.Manufacturing timescales were explained and the forecasted install date was achieved as smooth as could be wished for.The install was also seamless. Aaron and the install team were again: professional, polite and took great pride in their work.We are now the proud owners of two sets of high-end, beautiful bi-folds, provided at a competitive price. We have worked with a truly professional company and are thankful we placed our trust in Aluhome as it has been completely repaid.Mike and Debbieread more
Anthony Holmes
Anthony Holmes
22:18 19 Aug 21
Thanks to ‘Aluhome’ for first class (well Informed) advice with regard to the suitability of replacing our existing ... French doors with a Less obtrusive Aluminium framed Sliding Door system.What a difference! - the views into our garden now they are clear of window frame obstructions is delightful. This coupled with more natural light to the interior, is another bonus.The installation was carried out by fitters who clearly knew their trade and with the minimum of inconvenience to us.We are happy to report that the finished job from appearance, practicality and quality, exceeded our more
Beth Loder
Beth Loder
08:39 28 Jul 21
Tim and his amazing team have been a godsend during our extension project. His advice and friendly chats together with... his highly experienced team of surveyors and fitters made the whole experience simple and hassle free. What he doesn’t know about his products isn’t worth knowing and we came away from the showroom feeling knowledgeable and that we’d made a great informed product choice. A big thank you to the whole team, and I promise once the garden's done and the kitchen's in we will update our photos which currently I’m almost embarrassed to upload as they don’t do the bifolds justice at all! We love them, the light is amazing, thanks again Tim & Team!read more
rick davies
rick davies
13:07 24 Jul 21
Based on our recent experiences, we are happy to recommend aluhome. During a visit to their office and display room Tim... was able to give a comprehensive description and assessment of all aspects of the door and windows we were thinking of installing (replacing 25 year old wood framed patio doors and windows). The timing of delivery and installation was as predicted. The cost was more competitive than similar offers. The installation team were on time, friendly, competent and efficient. And they left the patio area as clean as it was beforehand. And we are now very pleased with our new patio door&window. Best wishes, Rick and Moread more
Lorna Kavanagh
Lorna Kavanagh
18:25 23 Jul 21
A quick and professional job, from an experienced team who care. Tim took the time to understand the project and... budget, you just can't beat face to face customer service. Aaron and Terry were reassuring and informative at every step and the install went very smooth. I always felt like I was in good hands and nothing would be a problem. Thank you guys, I'll raise a glass as I enjoy my new view!read more
Emma Price
Emma Price
11:27 19 Jul 21
We used AluHome to design and fit steel-look replacement french doors and windows at the back of our house in central... Stamford. Tim and the team at AluHome have been outstanding all the way through the process. They took time to understand our requirements and communication has been exceptional throughout. There were no delays, the doors look wonderful and the installation team were prompt, knowledgeable and paid a high level of attention of detail. There is no need to look elsewhere, we strongly recommend Tim and the more
Claire Gaunt
Claire Gaunt
21:27 12 Jun 21
Highly recommend.After searching the internet high and low for information about sliding doors, Aluhome were able to... provide all the information I needed. From my first phone call I felt confident that they were the company I wanted to use.From start to finish the service has been second to more
Mike Farrah
Mike Farrah
17:10 29 May 21
Great experience from start to finish. Tim was extremely helpful in assisting us with the initial enquiry for French... doors and windows that needed a specific “U” grade for building regs. He invited us to the the showroom and gave us a thorough walk through of the products. The quality of the product is second to none. Aaron - in charge of fitting- worked closely with our builder in terms of planning and measuring as well as giving some on site advice and recommendations.The provision and installation was on time with no issues and very professional.The French Doors now form the focal point of our kitchen extension and have really made the project.We highly recommend Tim and Aluhome!read more
michael dunford
michael dunford
09:13 22 May 21
We are delighted with our new front door from Aluhome. Tim and his team were a pleasure to deal with throughout.
Kevin Riley
Kevin Riley
19:56 10 May 21
A big thank you to Aluhome and all their team. Fantastic service from the moment we contacted on a Sunday. From the... solving of an issue we had (large opening and our wish to have 3 leaf), with doors new to the market and the overall quality of service and product. The 2 x bifolds and back door are excellent and we are delighted. The attention to detail throughout is amazing. Thank you!read more
Jill Dent
Jill Dent
08:51 04 May 21
We visited Auhome to help choose doors for our new extension. We met Tim who was very helpful and extremely... knowledgeable and offered useful information to help me decide between sliders or bi folds. The showroom has a good choice of doors which again helped with our decision. I am delighted with the Sunflex sliders we chose, they completely make our room, great quality and fitted expertly by the team. Thank you Tim and all at Aluhome in Stamford. I would thoroughly recommend more
Carrie Armitage
Carrie Armitage
09:54 21 Apr 21
Extraordinarily good looking aluminium windows; excellent service; fantastic fitters who were punctual, tidy and did a... great job. Highly recommended and a great personal service from more
Stuart Bailey
Stuart Bailey
10:49 10 Apr 21
We had decided to replace our old UPVC french doors with aluminium doors and had already researched different brands.... Having decided that Origin was the right product for our house, we approached Aluhome for a quotation. From that point onwards the whole process was quick and efficient. We met Tim at the showroom in Stamford who gave us excellent advice on options for glazing bars, handles etc.etc.We were happy with the price and delivery was much quicker than we had expected with good communication throughout.Fitters Aaron and Terry were a pleasure to deal with where nothing was too much trouble. They were careful and tidy at each stage and had all of the right tools and equipment to do a good job.Any issues during the installation were dealt with professionally and quickly to our satisfaction.Overall a really good experience and well pleased with the more
Simone Lynch
Simone Lynch
13:56 25 Mar 21
A warm welcome at the showroom in Stamford which has a range of products on show. We were shown the options available... to us as we were looking to buy bifold doors. We were advised on what would suit us best and the various options available as regards colour, handle options etc. They were fitted very quickly and although we had a couple of issues they were dealt with quickly and efficiently by Tim. Very pleased with our doors and the service from Tim and his fitters. Would more
Joy Bates
Joy Bates
10:08 23 Mar 21
AluHome fitted all new windows, including two sliding doors to our unusual 1960's house.Response to our initial... contact was very prompt and we decided to visit their fabulous showroom in Stamford where we were made very welcome and received excellent technical advice, helping us to make our final decision.Communication has been brilliant throughout with Tim the owner. The fitters Aaron and Terry were a pleasure to deal with - nothing was too much trouble. We had some issues due to the quirky nature of our house but these were dealt with efficiently and without fuss.We are very happy with our windows - the transformation is amazing.Thank you team AluHome!read more
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Published on October 19, 2020