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AW73

Thermally Insulated Aluminium & Timber
Bifold Door System

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Our original hybrid system, the AW73 Solid Engineered Hardwood Timber Bifold Door delivers the best of both worlds - natural character and warmth of timber to the inside and the modern benefits of aluminium to the outside!

10 Year Manufacturers Warranty

10 Year Insurance Backed Warranty

25 Product Warranty

£1,000 Security Warranty

Overview

The AW73 system is our most popular hybrid bifold door to date with thousands of installations worldwide. By combing both our timber and aluminium systems together, we created the ‘AW73’ system.

It’s essentially an aluminium system which is clad internally with hardwood timber (European Oak), and so presents qualities of both materials; with the warmth and character of natural timber and the low maintenance, strong, durable properties of aluminium.

This combination proves extremely popular as it achieves a clean modern look to the outside of the building and a more traditional sympathetic appearance to the internal decoration of the property.

The AW73 is bespoke made to your exact requirements - meaning you get to specify; dimensions, product style, opening style, configuration, colour, finish, hardware, thresholds, glass specification, glazing options, magnetic stops, ventilation and internal blinds, and is equally ideal for both residential and commercial use.

The thermally broken profile provides a product that is thermally efficient and will help ensure your home stays the right temperature throughout the year, keeping your heating and cooling bills low, saving you money.

A matching range of windows and door products are available to complement the AW73 bifold door.

CE Compliant logo

CE Compliant
BS EN 14351-1: 2006

FENSA Approved Installer logo

FENSA
Approved Installer

FSC logo

FSC - Environmentally sourced timber from sustainable forests

AA65 profile drawing

Features

Key Features
  • Available in any RAL colour, special colour/texture, anodised colour, or dual colour option/natural stain/unfinished timber
  • Anti-rot and anti-fungal treated frames
  • Available with or without external cill
  • Buying direct from the manufacturer
  • Child friendly/fitted with finger safe gaskets
  • Choice of nine threshold (bottom track) options
  • Contemporary modern and traditional appearance combined
  • Dual running (top and bottom) rollers for even weight distribution
  • Easy to operate - effortlessly smooth
  • Environmentally sourced timber from sustainable forests
  • Finger safe gaskets - so no need to worry about fingers getting caught
  • Hard wearing powder coated finish/resistant to scratching & denting
  • Factory sprayed with long life, low maintenance finishes
  • Inward and outward opening options
  • Low threshold - zero trip hazard/Approved Document M Disabled Access
  • Marine treatment available for salt water environments
  • Mechanical life expectancy of up to 25 years
  • Matching range of windows and doors available
  • No nailed on glazing beads
  • Secure roller system, encapsulated within the track
  • Security hinges - non surface mounted
  • Slim flat handles for reduced stacking for when the doors are in use
  • Slim sightline of just 130mm (60/5/5/60)
  • Thicker than standard aluminium walls for greater strength
Functionality
  • Corner posts can be incorporated to produce corner openings
  • In-line out of sight track offering a practical functionality
  • Marine treatment available for salt water environments
  • Outlet Water escape
  • Pull handle(s), to enable ease of operation and easy closing
  • Resistant to scratching and denting
  • Robust hardware using our own ‘Fold N Slide’ hardware range
  • Steel wheels sealed bearings for maintenance free use
  • Structurally strong - built to last
  • Thicker, stronger aluminium profiles than most competitors
  • Trickle Ventilation, to satisfy building regulations

Security

  • Five point multi-locking to access door with ‘Secured by Design’ (SBD) security cylinders
  • Three star diamond ABS TS007 euro cylinders (anti-snap, anti-pick, anti-bump, anti-drill)
  • Encapsulated rollers/running gear within the track, preventing it from being attacked
  • End panels and access doors are fitted with high security locking mechanisms
  • Hardened steel hook locks and dead bolts
  • Internally glazed/beaded (option to upgrade to laminated impact glass)
  • Option of key locking shoot-bolts are available for added security and external access
  • Passed tests equivalent to a twenty stone man trying to force entry
  • Tongue and groove (interlocking) door panels to prevent lever opening
  • Security hinges (non face fixed) to prevent the pins from being removed and the hinge being forced from the door
  • Shoot bolts - Top and bottom, locate directly into both top and bottom track
  • Stronger/thicker (1.75mm) aluminium profile

Threshold Options

We currently offer nine threshold options to satisfy all applications and current building regulations, with all options available as either inward or outward opening. But for the many, the most popular option is our flush threshold that blends the inside floor with the outside floor, especially those with children, elderly or wheel chair users.

Our flush track also certifies as Part M disabled access compliant, is fully weather-rated and the profile itself is available in a choice of 2 colours / finishes; anodised silver (standard) and bronze.

AW73 threshold showing flush track option

Flush track
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing flush track with rebate option

Flush track with rebate
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing flush track with cill option

Flush track with cill
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing flush track with cill and rebate option

Flush track with cill and rebate
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing raised track option

Raised track
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing raised track with rebate option

Raised track with rebate
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing raised track with cill option

Raised track with cill
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing raised track with cill and rebate option

Raised track with cill and rebate
Threshold option

AW73 threshold showing raised track with double cill option

Raised track with double cill
Threshold option

Performance

Weatherproof
  • High performance seals/gaskets
  • PVC Nitrile (synthetic rubber) gaskets, fitted as standard and used to seal the double glazed units into the panels and protect the door from water ingress
  • PVC Nitrile seals between each panel (including top and bottom of the panel) to prevent water, wind and noise from entering the property
  • Tested for water ingress, wind resistance and air permeability
  • Weather head drip bar - moulded top profile

The main properties of PVC Nitrile is its outstanding heat, acoustic and thermal resistances.

Thermal efficiency
  • No condensation
  • Super Spacer® bars fitted as standard to glass units
  • Thermally insulated aluminium profiles
  • Thermally insulated aluminium track
  • U-Value of complete unit from 1.52 W/m2k
  • UKAS PAS23 weather tested
  • Weather tested to over 300 pascals

Specifications

Frame width: 60mm / 2⅜in
Frame depth: 70mm / 2¾in
Maximum opening width: 18300mm / 60ft
Maximum opening height: 3000mm / 10ft
Panel height range (min/max): 305mm / 1ft - 4000mm / 13ft
Panel width range (min/max): 305mm / 1ft - 2100mm / 7ft
Material: Aluminium (thermally insulated) + Solid Hardwood Timber (European Oak)
Stock colours: 9016 Traffic White (Satin) / 9005 Jet Black (Matt) / 7016 Anthracite Grey (Matt) / Unfinished natural wood
Optional colours: Any RAL colour / dual colour / Anodised or Special finish / Natural Stain / Untreated
U-Value of complete unit - W/m2k: 1.52 - 1.81
U-Value of centre pane (Glass) - W/m2k: 0.92
U-Factor of complete unit - Btu/h·ft²·°F: 0.26 - 0.30
Guarantee (Product): Up to 25 years
Guarantee (Manufacturers): 10 years
Aluminium thickness: 1.75mm / 1/16in
Glass units, standard: 28mm / 1⅛in double glazed, low-E tempered
Glass units, optional: Triple glazing, laminated, anti-sun tinting (grey, bronze, green and blue), turtle glass, Krypton Gas

Downloads

AW73 General Arrangement Drawings
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AW73 Bifold Track Detail (inc. drainage)
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Installation Services

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