YPE Bifold Doors Frequently Asked Questions

Our bifold and doors experts are often asked the same questions, so here are some answers to frequently asked questions. We are always happy to give advice and guidance, so if your question is not here, please get in touch at any time.

Can I install my bifold doors myself?

We do off a supply-only service for trade customers but we supply and install specialist products and would always recommend a professional company completes the door installation.

Are all of your products bespoke?

Yes, they are. Every set of doors, roof light, or window we supply is manufactured to your exact requirements, including the design, style, and colour. As well as standard sizes, we can create products in unusual sizes.

What are your turnaround times for bifold doors and other products?

The turnaround times on products depends on the products and services that you require. Standard bifold doors can be delivered in as little as 48 hours but products in non-standard colours might take longer.
Our ethos is to always deliver or supply and install all products at quickly as possible. Once an order has been confirmed, we will be able to advise you about the estimated delivery and/or installation date.

How energy efficient are your windows and doors?

All our products are extremely energy efficient and meet and exceed all current building regulations. All our products benefit from low U Values, which is a measure of how effective an insulator material is.

Do you sub-contract any of your work?

No, all work is completed in-house, so you can be confident of a smooth and seamless project, with installations always meeting the highest standards. We take full responsibility for all aspects of our work. All our products come with comprehensive guarantees and Origin is so confident of the quality of their products that they come with a market-leading guarantee of 20 years.

Are your products certified by Secured by Design?

Yes, the vast majority of our products are certified by Secured by Design and have features that are recommended by the police to reduce crime.

Do you have a list of prices?

No, all our products are completely bespoke but we are always happy to give you a free quote for any doors, roof lights, or windows completely free of charge. We will be able to offer you a free and accurate quote and will never put you under any pressure to proceed.

What is a traffic door?

This is a single door attached to the end of bifold doors that can act independently from the rest of the bifolds, so it works like an ordinary door. You do not need this door but our customers tell us that they are useful for popping in and out.

Are you able to visit my property and discuss my requirements?

Yes, we are happy to provide a no-obligation consultation and can advise you about our ranges and the different doors available, and the features of the different styles.

How long do bifold doors or sliding doors take to fit?

This will depend on the style of the door and the aperture. As soon as your doors are ready to be fitted, we will arrange an installation date and can normally complete an installation in one day, though this can vary depending on the project.

Do I need planning permission to install my bifold doors?

The vast majority of homes will not need planning permission to install bifold or sliding doors. However, if you live in a conservation area or if your property is listed, you should check with your local planning authority.

Should my bifold doors open inwards or outwards?

The configuration of your doors, including whether they open inwards or outwards is entirely up to you. Consider the space and make your decision; we find that the majority of our customers like to open their doors outwards because inward-opening can limit furniture options.

Will new doors add value to my property?

Yes, new doors undoubtedly add value to your property and are guaranteed to be energy-efficient and long-lasting. They will also improve the overall aesthetics of your home and will create the feeling of light and space.

Can products be bought on a supply-only basis?

Yes, see our trade supply-only page for details of this service. We work with many local builders, construction companies, and other trades.

Call for a bifolds or sliding door quote – we won’t be beaten on price

We can help you create the wow factor in your home or office. Call our bifold doors and glazing specialists now on 020 3962 2305

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