Bi-fold Doors

Bi-fold Doors


Jump to: Request a Free Quote

Advantages of Timber Bi-fold Doors

Timber bi-fold doors - Reduce your energy consumption // via AllkindReduce Your Energy Consumption

Timber bi-fold doors can greatly assist in reducing your energy consumption – simply by allowing you to limit the use of air conditioning (cooling and heating). In the winter, bi-folds act brilliantly to welcome plenty of natural sunlight into your home. Furthermore, your timber bi-fold doors and timber framing will also provide additional insulation – ensuring that warmth is kept inside. In the summer, bi-folds effectively allow you to open up an entire wall, and are the best option if you want to open out your home to great outdoors and welcome in that cool breeze!

Space Saving and Creative Scope

Bi-fold doors can be designed and customized to fit your requirements and suit the surroundings of your living space. For example, bi-folds are able to be folded back, whether by section or entirety, to consume less of your surrounding wall and/or living space when open.

As for the debate of Timber vs Aluminum – for us it’s about the difference in environmental impact – the production of aluminum results in 8x more greenhouse emissions and wastes 300x more water than timber production.

Timber bi-fold doors - Space saving and creative scope // via Allkind


Maintaining Your Timber Bi-fold Doors

Maintaining your timber bi-fold doors is simple and doesn’t require any special experience or abilities. Simple maintenance will assist in keeping the doors’ functionality and elegant appearance at their best.

  • Carefully check the bottom and top metal tracks that lead the motion of the doors – a vacuum cleaner is efficient in getting rid of any dust or dirt from between door tracks.
  • Check your doors’ surface finish – you can re-finish the doors with a quality coating (ALLKIND use and recommend Sikkens products for timber bi-folds).

Timber bi-fold doors - Maintaining your timber joinery // via ALLKINDFAQ: More on Timber Maintenance


Selecting the Perfect Timber Type for your Bi-fold Doors

New Guinea RosewoodSurian CedarMerbauAmooraWestern Red Cedar

NEW GUINEA ROSEWOOD

New Guinea Rosewood (‘NGR’) is a stable hardwood that doesn’t chip, split and bleed as much as most other comparable hardwoods. NGR has a high rating against cracks and shrinkage, and is easier to sand, paint and polish than other softer woods. The price of NGR is economical compared to other comparable species of hardwoods. NGR can be more susceptible to slight leeching if not properly sealed with oil based paints. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our New Guinea Rosewood from Australian timber merchants.

Appearance
Natural Golden Yellow and Brown colour with a variable grain, giving NGR a desirable natural appearance with character.

Excellent: Hardness, Finish, Stability, Durability and Machining.
Good: Resistance to Splitting.

SURIAN CEDAR

Surian Cedar (‘SC’) is a durable timber with a high rating against cracks and shrinking. SC is a lighter wood, and is more affordable than some other timber species. SC is softer than its comparable hardwood counterparts, and can be susceptible to slightly more movement. Paint finishing of SC requires more attention than, for example, New Guinea Rosewood. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our Surian Cedar from Australian timber merchants.

Appearance
Darker Brown to Red colour with a consistent grain.

Excellent: Finish and Durability
Good: Stability, Machining and Resistance to Splitting
Medium: Hardness

MERBAU

Merbau is a strong and durable hardwood, commonly used for timber joinery framing, decking and cladding. Merbau is one of the hardest woods available on the Australian market, though can be more susceptible to leaching than other comparable timbers. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our Merbau from Australian timber merchants.

Appearance
Well-defined yellow to brown and dark red brown colour with an interlocked grain.

Excellent: Hardness and Durability
Good: Finish, Stability, Machining and Resistance to Splitting

AMOORA

Amoora is stable hardwood with a desirable finish that requires less attention when painting than softer woods. Amoora can typically be slightly more affordable than some other timbers, and is often criticized for its very heavy weight and abrasiveness on tools. It is also know to be more susceptible to splits and cracks, with a lower rating against movement than comparable timbers such as New Guinea Rosewood. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our Amoora from Australian timber merchants.

Appearance
Plain pink and brown colour with a consistent grain.

Excellent: Hardness and Finish
Good: Durability
Neutral: Stability, and Resistance to Splitting
Fair: Machining

WESTERN RED CEDAR

Western Red Cedar (‘WRC’) is a relatively durable but very soft wood, commonly used only for cabinetry detailing and cladding. WRC is more susceptible to movement than most other comparable timbers. ALLKIND often recommends alternative solutions before using WRC for timber joinery in Queensland homes, as it is not a strong performing timber in the humid, sub-tropical climate.

Appearance
Yellowish to brown colour with a straight grain and uneven texture.

Good: Finish, Machining, Resistance to Splitting.
Poor: Hardness


Centor Sliding Insect Screens and Blinds

If you’re concerned about insects, the Centor S1E eco-screen is one of the best systems on the market – they’re fully retractable and ideal for use with timber bi-fold doors.

Centor Sliding Insect Screens Blinds // via Allkind

Image provided by Centor

Screens: View Centor Sliding Screens


Photo Galleries

View more photos of timber bi-fold doors, as well as other recent work by ALLKIND Joinery, below:

Galleries: Bi-fold Doors Photos

Expansive set of timber bi-fold doors with timber louvre window bays above, opening out from living room to back deck with outdoor kitchen // via Allkind


Contact Us

Any quote inquiries or general questions that you might have about our timber bi-folds or other products and services are welcome! We’ve also featured a Google Map to help direct you to our office if you would like to visit our showroom and meet with our estimating staff face-to-face. To request your free quote and discuss your project with our friendly, experienced team, contact us today.

Request a Free Quote

Request a free, no obligation quote for your bi-fold doors with our fast and easy-to-use online form:

Free Online Quote Request


Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Share: Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

There are 4 comments

  1. Maria H.

    Hi we are looking at purchasing 3 double bi-folds doors @ 1800×2130.
    Will you be able to give us a price please.

    Thanking you

    Maria H.

    • Josh Travers

      Hi Maria,
      Thank you for your enquiry.

      I have forwarded your enquiry on to our estimating team, who will be happy to provide you with a free quote for your bi-fold doors.

      For future correspondence, you can contact our estimating team at design@allkind.com.au or (07) 3359 3025.

      Kind regards

      Josh Travers
      Marketing & Business Development Manager

  2. Avie

    Hi can you supply a price for a 3 door bi-fold system, we have our own doors, which are 820 wide, they will need a good weatherproof sill style as they do not have a very big patio roof covering them.

    Thankyou
    Regards
    Avie

    • Josh Travers

      Hi Avie,
      Thank you for your enquiry.

      I have forwarded your enquiry on to our joinery estimating team. You should receive an email from them shortly.

      Kind regards

      Josh Travers
      Marketing & Business Development Manager


Post a new comment