Sheerframe-bi-fold-doorsSheerframe, part of the Litchfield Group, launched its 8000 system bi-fold door four years ago and the company is delighted that sales have remained buoyant ever since. Gary Doxey, Sheerframe’s Marketing Manager, said, “Feedback from the market tells us that our bi-fold offers industry-leading performance and that’s certainly something that’s being reflected in our sales.”

The Sheerframe bi-fold is manufactured in the company’s Derbyshire factory, something that Gary says is vital to the door’s standing in the marketplace. “By manufacturing in-house we can maintain the highest qualities and ensure the highest standards are maintained.”

The quality of the bi-fold door is in evident in its mechanisms. The latest generation hardware and folding hinge combination provide smooth and easy operation, while the frame sections incorporate a specially designed frame interlock to optimise weather performance, which is further enhanced by its four seal design.

As standard it comes as outward opening and bottom hung although other options such as inward opening and top hung are possible. It is available in a smooth surface finish in white and a wide range of woodgrain foils and can also be finished in any standard RAL colour. With two panel to seven panel options, it opens up a world of opportunities for installers looking to add a value-added product to their portfolio.

Homeowners will appreciate the environmental advantages of the door too – the profile is extruded from calcium organic lead-free Sheerblend impact modified PVC complying with BS EN 12608 and U values as low as 0.8 W/m2K can be achieved, easily beating Building Regulations’ standards.

The bi-fold door is an increasingly popular choice amongst homeowners thanks to its modern, stylish looks and it’s therefore an important product to have in your portfolio. But as with every product, it’s vital to ensure you’re choosing the best-in-class to maximise the value it can add to your business. A combination of high quality British engineering, flexibility and energy efficiency means that Sheerframe’s bi-fold offers exactly that, something that’s reflected in its buoyant sales.