Thank you to Albion Windows for partnering with Sorry About The Mess
During the planning stage for our house renovation, we looked at all sorts of glazing options.
Both Sam and I absolutely loved the dark steel doors and windows of our Pinterest dreams. However, it very quickly became evident that even imitation styles were WAY out of our price range.
Looking at more realistic options, we were excited about the modern look of aluminum bifold doors, and the potential to connect the garden to the house, making it feel like one room.
We looked around at a handful of brands before eventually making our choice, according to style and, secondly, budget. It was a close call between Origin and Schuco, eventually settling on the latter, as we slightly preferred the flat clean lines of the frames.
My biggest piece of advice when looking for bifold doors is that it’s never to early to start your search. Our build was actually delayed by a couple of weeks whilst we waited for our glazing to arrive, as we’d unintentionally left it quite late to place our bifold door order.
There are so many decisions to make whilst undertaking a house renovation or extension, and it’s very easy for all of those decisions to suddenly start piling on top of each other. I really don’t think it’s ever too early to start shopping around for your house renovation materials, even if you THINK you have ages, like we had assumed.
I still remember the day our glazing was installed. It was arguably the most exciting day of our renovation, as not only did it suddenly make the whole room come together for the first time, but it meant our house was air-tight and we could move in!
We’ve been living in our new house for over a year now, and our bifolds still remain one of my favourite things about our house. They let in so much light, even on the greyest of days, keep our house warm and cosy due to their excellent insulation, and work really well with the modern style we chose for our extension.
I’ve written before about how our choice of glazing has impacted our lifestyle at home in surprising ways. Now, I honestly wouldn’t want to live without bifold doors, and if we ever move to a new house without bifold doors, I can imagine that it would be one of the first things on my renovation to-do list.