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Replacing old wooden french windows- BIfold, Sliding or trad

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by spacecat, 9 May 2010.

  1. spacecat

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    I am looking to replace the wooden french windows in my house with possibly Bifold doors as I believe when they are open you get a bigger open space?

    They look very nice but are they as secure as traditonal french windows?

    There is room to make the door space a bit bigger how big a job is it to widen the opening to allow for a 4 door folding system?

    Would you need planning permission?

    If I go for them would you recommend wood, pvc or aluminium?
     
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    The opening is only as big as the hole in the wall whatever your choice, sercurity is probably better with Bi folds than French doors, makeing the hole larger is a big job removing brickwork, fitting a lintel, makeing good the floor and plastering. Avoid upvc for Bi fold Ali and top quality timber are ok. Planning : every council is different but proberbly not.
     
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    thanks for the reply
     
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