BI-FOLD DOORS

The Great Entertainer

South Pacific Bi-Fold Doors surpass ordinary Bi-Fold Doors. We use an advanced sliding rollers design, which creates a smooth and effortless gliding motion for inward and outward opening styles.

At South Pacific we offer contemporary lines, with various sill options and panel configurations suitable for commercial applications. Also
included is the option of the practical use of an everyday access door. Fully integrated screen options are also available, giving maximum
ventilation.

Options now include Sashless Windows inserted within the
Bi-Fold Doors, making the range an ideal choice for home owners,
builders, designers and architects. Our innovative range is constantly being improved and expanded and now includes the addition of two 90 degree Bi-Fold Doors that meet without the need of a corner post.

As with all South Pacific Windows, the choice to combine energy efficient Single or Double Glazing and/or Thermally Efficient Framing is always available to further enhance the value, efficiency and comfort of your home.

TYPICAL BI-FOLD CONFIGURATIONS

Sizes

All South Pacific Windows and Doors are made to order. Being manufacturers we have the unique flexibility to fabricate various sizes, configurations and applications.

Please ask one of our staff to guide you with all the possibilities

Corner Free Bi-Fold Doors

Generally when Doors are built into the corner of a structure, a steel post or brickwork is required to support the structure above, ie a roof or additional floors.

A corner free option is possible when the corner support is replaced with a cantilever support structure above the doors, this creates the perfect open area, so when the doors are openned, the frameless effect becomes a truly uninterupted living area.

Our range is constantly being improved and expanded. We now offer the exciting addition of combining two South Pacific Sliding Doors, two Multi-Stack or two Bi-Fold Doors meeting together at 90 degrees, without the need of a corner post, with various screen options also available. Coupled with Flush Floor Track options, the result is a seamless transition between two living spaces.

Flush Sill

From entrance to exit, a seamless transition from inside to outside

Seamless transition from inside to outside using our flush sill
is possible with all our door products. Visually pleasing and minimises the tripping hazard of the generally raised door sill.

A flush integrated stainless steel drain is also available to enhance drainage.

CONSIDERATIONS

Windows and Doors are now considered as the glamour products of homes

It is important to choose the right ones. Just as important is the consideration of frame colours, appropriate glass selection and screen requirements.

Take time to consider your needs for security, privacy, noise, lighting, ventilation, energy efficiency and of course appearance. The time and effort will be worth it and the following is a guide to help give your home a functional and sophisticated style with greater levels of home comfort.

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Glass Solutions

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about greater comfort
and sustainability ...

South Pacific is experienced in offering Glass Solutions to lower your energy bills, improve security, safety, limit UV fading of valuable furnishings, reduce noise levels and even reduce the need for regular window cleaning.

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DECORATIVE

Textured glass for design and / or privacy

The versatility of glass means it has many uses beyond simply providing a view. The use of glass as a design feature is growing in popularity and there are plenty of decorative glass options including tinted options available today to suit your décor.

Decorative glass or obscured glass is great way to offer privacy in bathrooms, toilets, stairwells, sidelights to entry doors etc.

Glass can be patterned, textured, frosted or screen printed in a range of colours and designs. Possible applications include windows, doors and petition walls. Most decorative glass options can be toughened or laminated to provide a safety solution when required.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Glass that assists in solar and thermal control of a home

Do you know on average homes loses approximately 50% of heat and gains approximately 90% of heat through ordinary glass of windows and doors. The use of energy efficient double glazing can reduce the heat transfer though the glass by over 50%.

When planning to build your new home using South Pacific Eco Windows and Doors combined with single or double glazing will deliver more comfort by helping to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer while enabling the use large areas of glass creating a feeling of space and being on with the outdoors.

Choosing energy efficient glass is one of the most simple and cost effective measures to minimise the use of artificial heating and cooling, whilst maintaining a comfortable home year round. It is also much easier on the environment, while giving significant reductions in home energy costs.

Windows and doors are vital to the energy efficiency of any home. Research by the sustainable Windows Alliance of Australia shows the typical Australia home can achieve an increase of 2 to 2.5 stars energy efficiency simply by upgrading the windows and doors.

There are two main types of energy efficient glass.

Firstly Low-E glass which is typically single glazing and secondly double glazing.

FADING & UV PROTECTION

Laminated glass is made by fusing two pieces of glass with a clear inter-layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) through the use of heat and pressure

It is this inter-layer that absorbs the sun’s harmful UV radiation and helps reduce and protect your timber floors, carpets, furniture and artwork from fading.

Laminated glass will stop up to 99% of UV radiation while allowing most of the natural visible light through all without also affecting the growth of your indoor plants.

With a minimum thickness of 6.38 laminated glass also offers a level of security from break-ins combined with Grade A safety rating. In addition, it has the ability to reduce noise, making for a quieter home.

To reduce the amount of solar heat and glare entering you home a choice of green, grey and bronze laminated is available, making for a cooler home.

NOISE REDUCTION

Glass solutions designed to reduce sound transmission

Whether it’s from traffic, aircraft or neighbours, noise reduction glass aims to reduce unwanted external noises. Creating an effective noise reduction solution involves measuring the nature and intensity of the offending sound and selecting a glass product which reduces the intensity sufficiently at all frequencies. Common solutions include thicker glass, laminated glass comprising two panes of glass with an interlayer, and double glazing laminated glass with an optional thicker inter-layer can greatly improve noise reduction and security.

Double glazing with the inclusion of laminated glass is an excellent way to reduce noise however this is the possibility that due to what is known as “Thermal Cracking” where the heat trapped between the two glass panes causes stress on the laminated glass which may cause the glass to crack. As this is a known possibility there is no warranty from the glass manufacturers. So please be mindful of this possibility with that being said, many home owners have commented, especially the light sleepers, that the element of risk is worth it.

Thicker glass make ups is better for blocking low frequency noise (Traffic noise). Laminated glass is better at blocking high frequency noise (Voice Noise). A combination of the two can be used to block a range of different noise types. Double glazing is better to reduce high frequency noise (Voices). Standard Double Glazing with at least a 12mm gap is effective at reducing high frequency noise (voice Noise).
For low frequency (Traffic noise) using a different thickness of glass in each pane or incorporating laminated glass can help to reduce noise.

For specific or high level noise issues, it is recommended to consult with an acoustics engineer for the appropriate solution. The acoustics engineer will assess the types of noise affecting you home and specify the acoustic performance requirements for all the elements of you home including the windows/doors.

SAFETY

Glass that reduces the risk of injury

The term “Safety Glass” is applied to glazing used to reduce the risk of injury, especially children from accidental impact and consequential glass breakage.

The glass is tougher to break and won’t fracture into dangerous shards if broken.

Safety glass is used extensively in homes as required by the Building Code of Australia, and typically used in door and sidelights, glass that can be mistaken as an unimpeded path of travel. Shower and bath enclosures including bathroom windows and special activity buildings, such as schools, retirement’s homes, gyms and swimming pools all are critical locations where safety glass must be considered and applied.

Laminated and toughened glass are both recognised as Grade A Safety Glass.

SECURITY

Products that are designed to resist physical and ballistic attack

Laminated glass is made by fusing 2 pieces of glass with a clear inter-layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) through the use of heat and pressure. The process creates a safety glass.

If the laminated glass breaks then the 2 sheets of glass will break into large pieces, but it will be held in the frame by the PVB inter-layer. This provides safety, but also a level of security since the glass remains in place and prevents a person or object from easily passing through.

Laminated glass also provides acoustic performance compared to ordinary glass and with an optional thicker inter-layer can improve noise reduction while greatly improving security.

Double glazing with the inclusion of laminated glass is an excellent way to increase security however unfortunately due to what is known as “thermal cracking” where the heat trapped between the two panes causes stress on the laminated glass which may cause the glass to crack.

As this is a known possibility unfortunately there is no warranty from the glass manufactures, so please be mindful of this possibility. That said many home owners have commented that the element of risk is worth it in the sense of added security and a good night’s sleep.

SELF CLEANING GLASS

The latest in glass technology helping keep glass clean

The latest in glass technology help keeps glass free from organic dirt saving time, money, water and detergents – all associated with window cleaning for the life of the window.

A two-step cleaning process where once exposed to daylight the special exterior coating on the glass reacts with the UV Rays to breakdown and disintegrate organic dirt. Secondly, when water hits the glass has a hydrophilic quality that assists in washing dirt away.

During dry spells and cloudy days will continue to break down organic dirt but the lack of sufficient rainfall may prevent the hydrophilic washing. This can be easily carried out by lightly hosing down with water.

Self-cleaning glass can be combined with other glasses such as double glazing for thermal comfort.

SCREEN CONSIDERATIONS

Flyscreens are essential to provide good ventilation while preventing unwanted insects from entering the home

Retractable Screens – Centor

Add the finishing touch to your home with Centor retractable screens which are easily accessible when needed while remaining hidden when not. Its un-obstruction design creating a seamless inside – outside living experience like no other enables you to enjoy fresh air, breezes and uninterrupted views for an effective and pest-free ventilation solution.

Operating with just a fingertip, Centors unique load balancing technology allows the screen to glide smoothly across the whole door opening to effortlessly stop at any desired position.

HARDWARE CONSIDERATIONS

Stylish, Innovative & Complimentary

South Pacific has a range of stylish handles available to choose from to compliment all your external applications for both traditional and contemporary homes. We offer quality components, strength, security, and a one-key system, eliminating multiple keys for your doors and windows.

In our award winning showroom we have on display a large choice of standard and architectural handles. Our consultants can help you choose from an ever changing specialty selection available from our range.

stylish, complimentary,
innovative, security, design
and peace of mind ...

Palladium Acacia Lever

Palladium Aria Lever

Palladium Gidgee Lever

Smart Digital

4800 Series Lever 32

4801 Series Lever 70

Square Profile Lever 90 Rose Series

Ovation Series Round Profile

Berlin Rectangular

Baltimore Rectangular

Osaka Rectangular

Helsinki Rectangular

COLOUR CONSIDERATIONS

Colours

A variety of colour and finishes are available to suit every decor as described. Visit our showroom and collect a true sample of the most popular colours.

Powder Coating

All our products are available in a variety of standard and high
performance powder coated colours which are a tough and durable option allowing for a wide selection of colours from world leading
suppliers af powder coating finishes.

 

Anodised

You may prefer a choice of anodising, an electro-chemical treatment available in standard natural anodised finish and non-standard black.

 

Deco Wood

And for those who prefer the look and beauty of natural timber
combined with the ease and durability of aluminium, we now have a product in a variety of amazing timber look finishes.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Compatible Systems

The diversity of the South Pacific Architectural Window and Door range includes many same high quality designs that can be integrated seemlessly with one another.

Features and Benefits, Bi-Fold Doors

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING SOUTH PACIFIC ALUMINIUM WINDOWS AND DOORS AND BUYING LOCAL

Visit our modern factory showroom to see stunning solutions that will inspire the imagination. We take pride in creating a stunning visual space that inspires you to think beyond the limits of the everyday and to open up to the possibilities of form, function and design.

South Pacific Windows and Doors Pty Ltd

ABN 49 007 742 770   BLD 10191

Showroom
86-88 Daws Road
Edwardstown SA 5039

T 08 8276 8744
E [email protected]

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
Closed weekends and Public Holidays

ONLINE QUOTING

Please Note: No online quoting service is available, due to the numerous variables, considerations and everchanging building regulations, it is from our experience much easier and often quicker to visit our award winning showroom and view our comprehensive display of over 30 Windows and Doors so we can guide you to make an informative choice.