aluminium bifold doors bespoke London

London Bespoke Aluminium Bifold Door

At Urban and Grey, we believe our aluminium doors are a better choice for your home than steel doors. Discover why below…

It’s not hard to understand why steel doors have become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners in Surrey and Greater London over the past few years.

They have both internal and external applications, are classic in style and are perfectly suited to both modern and traditional homes; with square or rectangular pieces of glazing separated by thin pieces of steel in a grid form being the style of choice.

However, steel is quickly becoming an outdated material to use if you are looking for double-glazed doors in particular.

Why? Because steel doors are often high maintenance and don’t provide particularly good insulation. In addition, as steel isn’t used very often for double-glazing, your home’s security could be comprised if your doors are only single glazed.

At Urban and Grey, we supply and fit an aluminium alternative to the popular Crittall doors.

We are always happy to discuss the thermal performance of our doors, so please contact us for more information.

Aluminium Folding Doors – Why you should choose an alternative to steel doors

  • Thermal performance

If you are plagued by drafts and you regularly find mould growing around your doors, it’s a sign that you need to improve the thermal performance of your home.

By opting for aluminium as an alternative to steel you won’t have to worry about heat loss through the doors, as aluminium doors have been designed to be thermally efficient.

The heat will be trapped in the frame and prevented from escaping. This will have a knock-on effect for you as you won’t need your heating on as much, and your energy bills will be less – saving you money, which at the present time is important with ever-rising energy costs!

In addition, you will see a reduction in your carbon footprint – using less energy is great for the environment, and aluminium is recyclable. Once the metal doors have outlived their usefulness, they can be repurposed into other aluminium products.

  • Durability

Aluminium is a robust material, but at the same time, it is also incredibly lightweight.

For this reason, it is better than steel because it is easier and less effort for you to open and close doors made of this material. It also means that the doors will last for a long time without needing regular maintenance.

The durability of a door is very important – the enhanced thermal performance and better security that you get with an aluminium door ensures that it will last for much longer than a steel door.

Please get in touch today to find out more about Urban and Grey’s fantastic alternative to steel doors.

  • Enhanced security

As mentioned previously, steel isn’t often used for double-glazing, so the security of your home could be compromised if you only have single glazed doors.

Urban and Grey’s alternative to steel doors will provide you with better security because they are double-glazed and they are also fitted with multi-point locking systems as standard.

  • Low maintenance

Aluminium doors provide a low-maintenance option to steel doors.

You won’t have to put up with warping due to the heavy steel weighing your door down, or removing the rust that occurs as a result of exposure to the elements – and you won’t even have to repaint them.

If you are looking for a low-maintenance alternative to steel doors, please contact our team.

Contact Urban and Grey about our steel door alternatives

For more information about our alternative doors and prices, please fill out our online contact form and we will come back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, call us on +44 (0) 20 8979 6367 or email us at

We supply and fit our alternative doors in Surrey and the Home Counties and look forward to hearing from you soon.

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