More Facts & Stats on Our Bi-Fold Doors

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  • Our XLA-Fold System was developed to give your bi-folds Doors maximum quality slide and fold mechanisms
  • Ever secure XLA-Fold System for enhanced security
  • Always Energy Efficient, XLA-Fold System is designed with 70mm thermal aluminium profiles
  • Each door panel measures 3,500mm in height and 1,250mm wide
  • When ordering your XLA-Fold System you have a choice between flush or standard rebate options
  • Every handle will pop out to touch to keep your design smooth and sleek. Every XLA-Fold System comes with multi point locking built in
  • Electric and manual integral designs are available within all XLA-Fold System


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All bi-fold doors are painted and coated with high quality, long lasting paint that is designed to last the test of time, hence why we are able to offer a 10 year guarantee inclusive of all bifold door orders. All finishes are first class with low maintenance attached, subsequently, your bifold doors will only require a quick wipe down once or twice per annum.



Gives a lovely finish to any house and home, being a neutral shade it combines with almost all colour schemes that you have in situ. Smart and practical you can’t go far wrong with white.


Classic and classy, the dark smart shade also goes with almost all other colours that you have in your home. Adds that really smart solid affect against your other finishes.


So if you’ve considered the white and black but they don’t grab you, then grey’s going to be the shade for you. Stylish and also sits alongside almost any other colour you have.

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All colours come supplied with a 10 year warranty for long term reassurance. Only the highest quality materials are used which are professionally applied by experienced industry experts. Hence the ability to offer a 10 year warranty on all colour options we apply for you.

Glass Options

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As we are the manufacturers of our own range of products, when it comes to selecting glass for your bifold doors, any preference is possible. We can accommodate your requirements across your chosen selection, whether you wish to maintain a more traditional single glaze look and feel or whether you would prefer a more modern, energy efficient and more secure solution such as double, treble or even quadruple glazed bifold doors. Either way, we can help advise and guide you on the best option for your home, however, our standard double glazing solution looks really great – high quality, secure, easy to clean and very energy efficient too!

All our doors and windows have been submitted to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS for short!) to gain the all important Industry standard PAS 24 accreditation, this involves a rigorous testing procedure at their independent testing facility. This ensures that the product meets and gains the PAS 24 – Part of The British Standard stable of excellence and minimum security requirements (previously the BS7950) and assesses the security performance of the glazing for windows and external doors against possible forced entry and intrusion by an unwanted ‘visitor’. We are confident in all of our products, special attention is paid to good design, safety and security so you can be sure of purchasing a truly quality product.

We invite you to our lovely showroom in Colchester where you will be advised and guided through the various options by one of our knowledgeable and friendly assistants. We are here to help so don’t hesitate to either call us or drop by – You will be amazed at the variety, the quality and the shear beauty that a Bifold door brings to your home.

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Energy Efficiency

All bifold doors manufactured, built and assembled by Bifolds Bidesign are fully energy efficient meeting the highest attainable energy efficiency ratings for fixed windows. Subsequently, if you want care for your home and eco friendly warmth all year round, why look anywhere else, other than Bifolds Bidesign for high quality bi-folding doors.



The development of expertly designed XLA-Fold System mechanisms bring together the perfect slide and fold movements of Bi-Folds bifolding doors. The system creates long term usability, enhanced strength, effortless movement and a modern, easy living environment.

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All handles within the XLA-Fold System  will ensure the smooth operation of your doors with precise and subtle handling. They provide you with pop out effect to keep from sticking out and prevent the smooth sleekness of your bifolds doors. High quality is standard.

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XLA-Fold System Hinges are the strongest in the industry. Taking most of the workload they are exceptional in quality to ensure the durability and functionality of the mechanisms. For the smooth opening, folding and closing of every bi fold XLA-Fold System, these hinges offer the best in the business.



For the ultra smooth running of your bifolds doors, bifolds 6 - XLA-Fold Systems the XLA-Fold System has incredible components required for long lasting, smooth running and reliable movement. Opening and closing your bifolds doors is essential and the reason for any purchase, so every mechanism is designed and manufactured to the highest quality.


Whether you live in a small or large property and regardless of where your home is situated within your neighbourhood even with the best neighbours in the world, we all worry over the security of our homes. They are our nests, where we raise our families and need to be as secure as we can possibly make them with particular emphasis when it comes to windows, doors, lanterns and bifold doors.

These are the weak points for any house and can become the entry points of any unwantedbifolds 3 - XLA-Fold Systems ‘visitor’. Our industry has responded with the introduction of the PAS 24 (2012) Security Standard, this is the line in the sand of the very minimum basic security requirements as dictated by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS for short!) So the door, window and lantern manufacturer submits their product and is granted this ‘fit for purpose’ standard. These measures have proven to be so effective in stopping intruders that the Police Service has had to plan differently when they are executing a warrant and making an arrest by forcing entry to the house of a suspect. Comforting information indeed and should go a long way to allaying any fears and worries you may have over the security of your home.

This is the very reason why we specialise in bifold security to ensure a force of entry is not possible other than through extreme instances which are almost impossible to prevent. As a company, we pay particular attention to security across all our product range and truly believe that we sell the most secure and highly tested bifold door solution on the market and we welcome you to put this to the test by visiting our showroom in Colchester, Essex.

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Established over 160 years ago, the Winkhaus group is renowned as one of the best security mechanism manufactures worldwide. Experts in security, we work with this globally recognised manufacturer to ensure all tilt and turn window security systems that we install are highly regarded as the best in it’s class, as we only believe in the very best. ‘Because We Can’. If you want to learn more about Winkhaus visit their website, as you will see they are based in Kettering of the UK. Winkhaus is a company we are happy to be associated with in terms of quality and heritage and this is why we use their high quality products for most of our manufacturing processes, which are proven to be consistent here in the UK.

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Almost everyone has heard of Yale and if not, then you will have almost certainly used one of their door or locking systems. Yale is yet another well respected company which we are proud to confirm we work with by using their products throughout most of our manufacturing processes as well. Subsequently, if you love to buy quality products, then look no further than Bi-Folds Bi-Design based in Colchester, Essex, UK. “Because We Can”.



XLA-Fold System  is tailored to fit your threshold. When considering your new bi-folding doors consider the wall or door already in place and the size and area you’d like to see through. Decide where you’d like to have your XLA-Fold System built and we’ll do the rest, ensuring the external wall and the internal skirting is perfect and aligned.





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We use only the best! All our doors are Tested to the PAS 24 UK Standard and have various locking systems to satisfy your concerns about security. The components used are rigorously quality controlled and where necessary tested to the highest standards.
Doors can be provided in double or single configurations so are applicable for almost all design layouts. The materials used are light yet strong and have longevity so you can be sure of daily use across a long period of time. Suitable for application in New builds and / or refurbished older properties, you can be sure of the look, quality and lasting service where ever you fit them!



Let your imagination run riot! The number of configurations we can offer you is not limitless but certainly extensive; From a 2 pane span to a wonderful and impressive 7 pane spread as a standard, provided your property can accommodate such a solution. Please request details of the 8 pane and more option should that be on your ultimate wish list. It is a solution we love to fit because it looks so amazing and is really impressive. Creates that wonderful idea and feeling of bringing the outside in and the inside out.
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XLA-Fold Systems are the ultimate in high quality products

The development of expertly designed mechanisms to bring together the perfect slide and fold movements of Bi-Folds bifolding doors. The system creates long term usability, enhanced strength, effortless movement and a modern, easy living environment.

By incorporating the XLA-System to our bi-fold doors we are contributing to the longevity
and durability of your bi-Fold doors and, to prove it, will guarantee it!

To truly understand the work of art that is the XLA-System you can come to our show room for your own demonstration, or call one of our friendly, knowledgeable team for any information you might need.

We are well known for our XLA Fold systems and have been using XLA fold systems for many years without a hitch, meaning that you can rely on our products for a great and seamless installation process of these XLA fold systems for our bifold doors. Our XLA fold systems are built to last and built with high quality components that you know will last for a long time. We at bifolds are proud of our work and so subsequently put every bit of effort in making sure every bifold door we sell we can stand by, our high standards and passion for bifold doors and XLA fold systems means that we have a constant and consistently high quality in our products in which we produce and sell.

We hope you have more of a look around and like what you see! if you have any questions or queries you can easily get in touch and our qualified experts will try to resolve the issue as fast as possible.

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71 - 75, Shelton Street, London, WC2 9JQ

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