We can convert your current sliding door or window into a bi fold door easily and cost effectively, as we would not be changing the structure of your home. Bradworthy bi folds specializes in simply taking away your window and replacing it with a bi fold door.
Please find our standard size door prices fully installed, on the link below
However, if you wish to enlarge your window or sliding door opening and install a bi fold door or perhaps just remove an entire brick wall or create an entirely new external elfresco area in your back yard, you will need to employ a builder as this involves changing the structure of your home. He will advise you on the correct procedure for your individual job and the costs involved.
Typically the builder will remove your windows then part of the wall plaster above, exposing the house timber frame. Their next job is to remove the existing timber lintel replacing it with a stronger one. Now it is time for Bradworthy bi folds to install the bi fold door frame. As we work on the insatllatin of our doors the builder is working on completing his preparation work eg: Fixing and stopping up the internal plaster, fixing the internal architraves then proceeding to complete any external work. By the end of the day we make sure your home is completely locked up and protected from the elements.
Over the years of successful bi fold door installations, Bradworthy bi folds have had the pleasure of working with some truly exceptional builders. These builders work with designers, architects and land scape experts they know well, to bring even the most complex of ideas into a reality that goes far beyond your initial expectations.
Their names and contact details with the areas they work, can be found below.
Bradworthy Bi Folds recommends and endorses,
Terry from McConnell / Marasco Builders
0417 330 105 Area Brighton, All Areas
George from GTKara Builders
0418 364 663 Area Donvale
David from Renage Constructions
0400 214 428 Area Bayside
Warren From Warren Gray Carpentry and Joinery
0434 432 487 Area Dandenong Ranges
It is very important that the preparation work is done correctly as our system requires a supportive structure capable of taking the weight of our doors as well as the weight applied above. If this work is not done correctly the weight applied to the house frame will sag causing our doors to drop and not open and shut properly. Depending on the overall width you would like to achieve, it is advisable to insure the jamb studs and sub floor under the jamb stud is strengthened not only the lintel. Try to keep a stump under the stud a bi fold jamb is fixed to. Do not underestimate the weight of the doors when moving and the weight when projected out past the frame. Make sure the supportive structure is capable of supporting our doors. Bradworthy bi folds can recommend the builders above, to ensure a trouble free bi fold preparation, ensuring a smooth and effortless bi fold door operation for many years to come.