We have now added a new range of Custom Bifold doors to the www.DirectDoors.com web site for those single doorways that have limited entrance / exit space, for the moment they are only available in Oak but there will be other types of timber and finishes added in the future.
The reason they are known as "Custom doors" is because the panels and glass can be moved from aperture to aperture to create just the style you want, they are all supplied with 8 apertures for panels or glass per bifold door pair.
All these bifolding doors are supplied with their panels and glass (where appropriate) already fitted, the sliding tracks and hinges are supplied in Kit form, handles are best bought seperately.
These bifold single door versions vary from as small as a 610mm size through 686mm and on to 762mm overall in size, we also multiple doors options which can go to over 3 metres wide.
The 17 doors styles we have chosen to feature on the www.directdoors.com web site vary from and what is termed full panelled or full glass through the top 4 apertures being fitted with glass and on to using the panels / glass in an offset pattern.
The doors can all be reduced by 4mm on each edge which again gives more flexibility of opening width, one bifold pair of doors can be adjusted by 16mm, my earlier blogs on using wood planes should help you get the job done, doors can be reduced in height, common sense should tell you if you try and take too much off the door, remember to allow for the track and height clearances, FOLLOW the instructions supplied.
The sliding tracks have to be cut to the new width IF you decide to adjust the individual door sizes which were supplied but a small "Hacksaw" will be the only tool required for adjusting the track width.
The bifolding doors are supplied with approximately 9mm clearance from each side of the vertical frame legs, the vertical frame legs are what I would expect to be in place and already fitted to the walls otherwise if this is a new opening a frame should be fitted by you first.
The fitting of multiple folding doors (eg; two sets of bifold doors) is fairly easy as long as you plan first, just remember that you need the 9mm starting clearances as mentioned above and you also need the 3mm clearance between each door edge, trying to fit folding doors too tightly together will lead to the doors jamming, not ideal.
All door sizes mentioned on the DirectDoors.com web site are inclusive of frame, doors and all clearances.
The tools you will need are;
Screwdrivers, electric if possible. Wood Plane, again electric if possible, Tenon saw and Hacksaw, Measuring Tape and Lastly, a fair amount of common sense, you can't buy this and won't find it in your tool kit but think 1st, check 2nd, cut last.
The old carpenters adage of "Measure twice, cut once" is the best advice I can give.
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