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bamb103
Thank you Sam K.
   
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bery23
We own a town house which has only one wall that faces outside in our kitchen area. The span is about 3.5 meters. it originally had a three floor to ceiling glass panels with the centre panel operating on a slide and tilt mechanism. thus allowing in the tilt position for the door to act as a window. We had had several repair done in the past but finally when all three double glazed panels need to be replaced and estimates were coming in at just under 2K we decided to replace the whole unit.
We had the problem of needing a window which seemed problematic if you also want bifolding doors.
We found a firm in Canvey Island who built a bespoke unit which enabled us to have both a fixed panel with a window at one end of the opening and bifolding doors covering the remaining space.
The bi folding doors also allow us to use one door simply as a door for day to day access. Concealed hinges and handle to middle section finally convinced us make the change. The frame is thicker than we would have liked but the slimmer frame was prohibitively expensive. It lacks a degree of elegance when open bit makes up for the experience of combining the room with the garden. It has proven to be one best spends we have made on this house.
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bery23

We wanted bifolding doors but also needed easy daily access to the garden, also more importantly we wanted a window in the room. The construction of the house means there is only one outside wall in the room.
We had this bespoke unit made. Dividing the space into four equal panels, one is fixed with a widow and the remaining three panels are bi-folding doors. The end door at the opposite end to the fixed panel also operates as an independent door
It lacks elegance but with concealed central handle and hinged it indeared itself to us and has an amazing effect of combining the inside and outside spaces. We would have liked a slimmer frame but the price difference was prohibitively. So although these doors have been a compromise I would not hesitate recommending the investment.

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