On a day to day basis we deal with a lot of interesting and large projects, our case studies are designed to give our future customers an idea of what we can do for them.
This project has been documented through our installers own images, they will show you the step by step process of turning a window and french door into a bifold door. There have been a lot of questions on Facebook and Twitter recently about projects like this one, we hope that seeing the whole thing will help customers realise that anything is possible.
We start things off with the before photo, you can see our client has a french door and window already installed in their home, the first step will be to remove these before the new opening is created.
The window frames being removed is the easy bit, each window has a lintel installed above it, although this is satisfactory support for the previous products the bifold door will require a new supporting steel. As a result these lintels have to go, along with the center wall between the products.
Before the knock through began an electrician and plumber visited to reposition all of the utilities so they are not in the way of the working area.
When all of the brickwork has been chopped back the new steel will be fitted, as you can imagine it is pretty heavy! Despite the face our installer Lewis is pulling in the next photograph he did not lift this y hand. The steel has been moved from the delivery van already and the genie lifts will be slotted underneath to assist with the maneuvering.
Check out the acro props, these are carefully supporting the roof and ceiling above while the work takes place below.
These genie lifts take the weight of the steel and allows you to push them into place and then wind them up to the desired height. The boards are being used to ensure the genie lifts are at the same height and level to where the steel will be fixed into the reveal.
Our installers are always mindful of dust, as you can see they have thoroughly covered the opening to minimise any mess inside the room.
The steel has been safely lifted into position and is in place! We will finish the inside of the installation after the doors have been fully fitted.
Before the installers start the bifold door installation they complete the external making good and hide the steel with matching brickwork on the outside.
Here is the door installation, firstly the outer frame is fitted and fixed into the brickwork. Each door pane is then fitted individually.
Here you can see the sixth and final door on this 6 pane bifold door has been fitted along with the double glazed units. This configuration is unique, the center two doors can be opened like french doors with each side then opening back to 3 pane bifolds.
Lastly but no means least you can see the interior has been completed with plasterboard, our subcontracted plasterer will return to complete the plastering before the skirting is reinstated and all electrics and plumbing is completed.
Than we are all finished!
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