Frequently Asked Questions

How much do your products cost?

Our Schüco products are recognised by industry specialists as the very best. Lite Haüs UK supply and install their world-class German-engineered windows and doors at great value for money. Our products are bespoke so the cost will vary for each project. As well as our premium Schüco range, we manufacture and install our own affordable Lite-Style range that maintains the highest industry standards.

How do I arrange a quotation?

Please fill in your details on the contacts page or call us on (024) 7646 0115 to discuss your individual requirements. You can also email us directly at info@litehausuk.com.

What areas do you cover?

Lite Haüs UK are based in Coventry in the West Midlands. In order to give our customers the highest service and aftercare, we try to limit our travel time to around 45 minutes. We cover Coventry and Warwickshire, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Solihull and Hinckley.

Can your products be bought on a supply-only basis?

We offer a complete service so we manufacture and install all of our products ourselves. However we’re happy to supply all products without installation if required.

How long will it take for my new doors to arrive?

Once all documentation has been approved and signed off, they will be ready for installation within 4-6 weeks. Timescales can vary depending on the type of product but any variance will be fully communicated to you at all times during the manufacturing process.

How long will it take for my new doors to be fitted?

A set of bifolding or sliding doors will take, on average, one day to fit.

What are the payment terms?

We ask for a 30% deposit when contracts and the approval documents are signed. Once products have been manufactured and the installation date has been agreed, we will require a further 50% of the total cost to be paid pre-delivery. When all the work has been ‘practically completed’, clients will pay the remaining 20% and the project paperwork and certificates will be completed. If we are simply supplying your doors without installation, we only ask for 30% on order and the final 70% pre-delivery.

What guarantees are offered?

All Lite Haüs UK products are covered by a comprehensive 10-year guarantee.

What colours are available?

A full palette of RAL colours is available and matt paint finishes are supplied as standard. We also offer a range of accessories to complete your custom design.

Are your windows and doors thermally efficient?

Yes, our aluminium products provide exceptional levels of thermal insulation. All window and door systems are weather-tight and fitted with a polyamide thermal break system to resist thermal transfer and keep in the warmth.

How can I be sure my room won’t overheat?

Lite Haüs UK offer a wide range of glass products including solar control glass which will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There are various glass options designed to perfectly compliment your Schüco doors.

Can I have uPVC doors as opposed to Aluminium?

Lite Haüs UK do not supply or install plastic products. We only recommend aluminium doors by Schüco because the longevity of aluminium is incomparable to the inferior plastic products available. Because plastic doors and parts do not perform as well — and coupled with the expansion problems associated with plastic doors — we only offer bespoke aluminium ultra-slim folding and sliding doors by Schüco.

What are bifold doors?

Also known as folding doors, a bifold is a type of door that slides open by folding back in panels. It doesn’t swing open like a traditional patio or French door, instead sliding open in one or more directions to create a full opening.

Do you need planning permission to install bifold doors?

If you’re not building an extension, in most cases bifold doors are considered a permitted development and so planning permission is not required. But always speak to local authorities with home improvement projects if you’re not sure.

How much are bifold doors?

Our bespoke aluminium bifold door prices start from £1,597. Our premium Schüco range starts from £2,150. Our products are fully customisable so you can choose the size, opening, colour and accessories to suit your home. Use our bifold door designer to get a visual of your dream doors and receive a free quote.

Are bifold doors secure?

Yes, our bifold doors are fitted with a high security multi-point locking system so they are very secure.

What size do I need?

Standard sizes cannot guarantee the perfect fit so that’s why all of our windows and doors are custom made to your exact measurements. Once the aperture has been measured we will advise you on your bifold door size and opening options. The number of panels you choose for your bifold will depend on the space available. Each panel can be up to 1.2 metres wide and 3 metres tall.

Do I need a traffic door?

If your bifold door is a main exit point in your home or is used regularly, we would recommend that you include a traffic or access door in your bifold door configuration for easy access. A traffic door is hinged and opens and closes with a lever handle like a traditional patio door.

Should bifold doors open inwards or outwards?

This will depend on the location of your bifold doors as you can choose either option to best suit the space available. Most homes suit the outward opening option as space can be limited indoors where there is a lot of furniture. Additionally, excess water from rain or condensation will drip outside when the doors are folded back.

Will bifold doors add value to my property?

Our customers install new folding doors for a wide range of reasons, whether they plan to sell their home or not. Our bifold doors are made from high quality aluminium and fitted with double or triple glazing, so they guarantee to be long-lasting and thermally efficient. They are incredibly effective at improving the aesthetics of a home through the modern design whilst creating better use of space and light in any sized room. Read more about the benefits of a bifold door installation.