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So, you’ve chosen to have bifold doors installed within your home. Excellent choice! Bifold doors offer an attractive and practical way to open up the living space and bring in loads of natural light. The installation process is simple enough for window experts, but there are some things that you can do to prepare your home beforehand, ensuring that the fitting goes even more smoothly on the day. Here’s how to prepare for a bifold door installation.

Keep the space clear

Usually, bifold doors require an opening to be widened and heightened, as they are often fitted to replace a standard single door or perhaps a set of French or patio doors. The installer will visit your home before the installation day to create this opening and measure it so that the doors can be manufactured to the right size. The installer will prop the wall until they can fit the bifold doors, so it is important to ensure that the area is kept clear and not tampered with during this time. If you have small children or pets in your home, then it’s probably best to keep them out of that room until the installer can fit the bifold doors.

In order to ensure that the installers can get to and from the door opening easily and safely, it’s always a good idea to clear the room as thoroughly as possible before they arrive. If this is not possible, then at least clear the space around the doors. While installers will always take care not to damage anything within your home, keeping the space clear will mean that they can concentrate fully on fitting your bifold doors – rather than having to worry about manoeuvring around items of furniture or fragile ornaments. On this note, you might also like to remove lampshades, so that installers can carry the doors through the room easily and safely. Finally, as bifold doors are fitted externally, you could clear the space outside the doors – i.e. the patio or garden area – from pot plants, garden furniture or other items.

Find a suitable parking space

It’s not always feasible to reserve a parking space near your home – especially if you live in London. But, if there is access into your back garden from the road or an alley, try to secure a spot that’s close to your back garden (or wherever your bifold doors are being fitted). This will make the job of moving the doors a lot easier for the installers, as they won’t have to manoeuvre the heavy doors through your house.

If you’re looking for beautiful bifold doors for your home in Balham, Balham, Croydon or a surrounding area of London or Surrey, contact us at Unique Windows today. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation for the supply and installation of bifold doors.

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