Frequently Asked Questions

What are bifold doors?

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

How much do bifold doors cost?

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. Learn more about security features here.

Do I 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.

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. Read our guide to bifold door configurations for more information about opening options.

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.

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.

Are aluminium 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 much do aluminium windows cost?

Our aluminium windows are recognised by industry specialists as the very best. Lite Haüs UK supply and install Schüco world-class German-engineered systems at great value for money. Our products are bespoke so the cost will vary for each project, however we aim to always aim to offer the highest quality at a fair price.

What RAL colours are available with aluminium frames?

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.

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 and we will provide you with a free and fair quote.

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.

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 areas do Lite Haus UK 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.

What product guarantees are offered?

All Lite Haüs UK aluminium windows and doors are covered by a comprehensive 10-year guarantee.

Can products be bought on a supply-only basis?

We offer a complete service so we manufacture and install all of our windows and doors 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, your doors 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.

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 windows and doors because the longevity of aluminium is incomparable to the inferior plastic products available. Low performance coupled with expansion problems associated with plastic doors makes them unreliable, and so we only manufacture ultra-slim aluminium products designed by leading innovators like Schüco.