Sunflex SF55 & SF75

Aluminium - Sunflex SF55 & SF75 Bifold Door

The Sunflex SF55 and SF75 aluminium bifolding doors lead the way in innovation and design, setting the standards for other companies to follow. German design and manufacture, slim sightlines, contemporary, colour matched furniture and concealed hardware make Sunflex bifold doors the best looking on the market. Choose between our award-winning SF55 and SF75 - the only German made system with a BSI Kitemark certificate - the perfect combination. Aluminium is an ideal material as it’s light, strong and stable with slim profile sections to minimise the visible framework and maximise the glass area. Gain reassurance in the most exposed locations with these virtually maintenance free systems.

Sunflex SF55

  • The SF55 slimline is an award winning door – winning ‘Best Glazed Door 2015’
  • Only 55mm front to back cot maximise openings and minimise stacking width.
  • The slimmest and neatest bifold door system on the market.
  • Option to integrate tilt and turn windows for generous ventilation without opening the doors.
  • Panel widths up to 1200mm.
  • Panel heights up to 3500mm.
  • Double glazed 1.0W/m2K centre pane = Overall frame & glass 1.6W/m2K.
  • Triple glazed 0.7W/m2K centre pane = Overall frame & glass 1.3W/m2K.

Sunflex SF75

  • Industry leading design and performance.
  • Nobody offers a door this thermally efficient with such slim sight-lines.
  • 44mm integrated thermal break.
  • Panel widths up to 1100mm.
  • Panel heights up to 3500mm.
  • Double glazed 1.0W/m2K centre pane = Overall frame & glass 1.4W/m2K.
  • Triple glazed 0.5W/m2K centre pane = Overall frame & glass 0.9W/m2K.

Features & Benefits:

Why You Should Choose Us As Your Sunflex Distributor

  • With over 10 years of partnership we are one of the longest running Sunflex distributors in the UK.
  • We aim to be the most competitively priced UK distributor.
  • We offer supply, delivery and installation. Leave it all to us.
  • We work on projects Nationwide. Domestic, commercial, big and small.
  • We offer a guarantee of up to 15 years.
  • We provide an inclusive CAD design package as standard and unlimited advice.
  • No obligation quotations and consultations.
  • Over 80% of our business is a result of recommendation or architect specification.

Contemporary Appearance

  • Narrow sightlines with only 115mm panel to panel mullion widths.
  • Modern slim line profiles and contemporary square beads. Matching windows, doors and sliding doors available. 
  • Specially designed handles sit in line with the frame to provide an uninterrupted view through the glass.
  • Option to have a traditional lever handle with latch to lead doors.
  • Framework assembled using patented internal corner blocks and mitred corners for a seamless profile.  unlike cheaper but jointed profiles.

Thermal Efficiency & Weather Tightness

Officially tested and certified to ensure they really do keep bad weather outside.

  • SF55 Double glazed 1.0W/m2K centre pane U-Value = Overall frame and glass 1.6W/m2K.
  • SF55 Triple glazed 0.7W/m2K centre pane U-Value = Overall frame and glass 1.3W/m2K.
  • Accommodates glazed unit thicknesses of 24m, 28mm, 30mm or 36mm.
  • SF75 Double glazed 1.0W/m2K centre pane U-Value = Overall frame and glass 1.4W/m2K.
  • SF75 Triple glazed 0.5W/m2K centre pane U-Value = Overall frame and glass 0.9W/m2K.
  • Accommodates glazed unit thicknesses of 24m, 28mm, 30mm or 48mm.

Both systems offer

  • Acoustic performance tested at Rw=36dB. Further upgrades available.
  • Water tightness 900Pa (Class 9A).
  • Air permeability 600 Pa - BS EN 12207 (Class 4) with our standard weathered track.
  • Resistance to wind load 1600 Pa (Class A4).
  • EPDM gasket around the door which is an extremely durable synthetic rubber. Offering a long life weather tight seal.
  • Double rebated top and bottom tracks offering a tight compressed seal.

A good U-Value does not mean a door keeps out the wind and the rain. Make sure you check out a doors weather test results before you buy.

High Security

  • Secured by Design certified. Designed and manufactured to police preferred specification.
  • British Insurance Standard and BS3621 compliance.  Five-lever Euro profile cylinder.
  • Multipoint locking system.  Hidden top and bottom shoot-bolts with additional side locking points and latch on lead door panels.
  • Internally glazed preventing the glass being easily removed from the outside.
  • Hinge pins secured by internal grub screws ensuring panels cannot be separated.
  • Slim 8mm gasket between panels to help against panels been levered apart by potential intruders.
  • Toughened safety glass used as standard.  Laminated security glass, solar control glass and many other specs available.

If not required ask for no key lock to the outside of the doors. For a sleeker look and less opportunity for any potential burglar.

Require more security?

Unique to Sunflex the top and bottom shootbolt locking can be doubled with our twin lock upgraded. The locking system of one panel is internally linked to the adjacent panel providing four locking bolts rather than two. This upgrade is not available with any other manufactures’ folding door.

 

Built In Design

  • Maintenance free.
  • German designed, engineered and manufactured.
  • Bottom running system with glass fibre reinforced running gear concealed within the track.  Fully adjustable for smooth running. 
  • Movable corner post options of 90° or 135°.  Open up the entire corner of a building or two elevations.
  • Faceted and curved door sets possible with up to 10° between panels.
  • Built in tolerance to cope with expansion and contraction.
  • Trickle vents (colour matched) of 2500mm2 or 5000mm2 can be incorporated within a 35mm add on profile above the top track.

Available as Aluclad systems (Sunflex SF55c and SF75C)

Child Safe

  • Panel catch - Unique to Sunflex bifold doors the locking panel catch is provided when there is an odd number of panels. The catch holds single access door on to the next panel and when the doors are stacked open, preventing the lead door from being detached and offering peace of mind in windy conditions. Also prevents unwanted use and promotes correct operation of the doors for effortless operation.
  • Stacking clip - Unique to Sunflex bifold doors the stacking clip, hidden in the top track, holds the doors open to ensure that the maximum opening is achieved, the doors do not start to close in the wind and helps prevents unwanted use by small children.
  • Finger cushioning gaskets situated on the edge of each door. This double gasket seal provides a cushioning effect if fingers were to be trapped. Making these doors safer than conventional doors.

Wide Range Of Finishes

Frames

  • Five standard frame colours, Silver Anodised EV1, or in semi-gloss: Anthracite Grey RAL 7016, Grey Aluminium RAL 9007, White Aluminium RAL 9006, Traffic White RAL 9016.
  • Choose from over 200 frame colours available including brushed steel, textured, woodgrain and extreme marine protection.
  • Dual colour finish available (different internal and external colours).

Handles and hinges

  • Handles are designed to almost disappear when colour matched to the frame or can be made a feature in stainless steel. Plastic D handle used at the hinge to pull the doors closed.
  • Subtle hinges are in line with the black gasket of the doors making the standard black hinge a popular choice. Alternatively these can be colour coded to the frame or stainless steel.

Marine and swimming pool environment finishes 

  • We recommend a marine treatment if you are within 5000 metres of the coast or around a swimming pool/chemical environment. Stainless steel handles would not be suitable for this location.

Threshold Options

Weathered track (SF55 and SF75)

With double rebates offering peace of mind even in the most exposed of locations. One of the only bifold doors that can offer a double rebates on the bottom track which is why we achieve enviable weather test results ensuring that the outside is kept outside. On outward opening doors the internal finished floor can be level with the top of the track and then the step down to the outside can be as small as 3cm.

Low level track (SF55 and SF75)

With single rebate low level Doc M compliant track recessed in to the floor with a single rebate. The floor on the inside and outside can be at the same level with the track in the middle sloping up only 14mm. This provides a single rebate for the doors to close tight against which is more weather tight than the flush track.

Non weathered flush track (SF55 Only)

Doc M compliant track recessed in to the floor with no rebates. Using a twin brush pile and a nylon strip for a virtually seamless connection between inside and outside. Whilst this is a very subtle detail it is recommended for a sheltered area only as there is not a continuous seal and reduces the weather rating with no guarantee against wind and water ingress which is a compromise for this contemporary look. A slope away or drainage channel is then recommended on the outside to prevent any water ever pooling up against this track.

A sill section with varying projection options can be used below any of these tracks. Please see downloads for the section details.