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  • Black Heritage French doors in London

    Two recent installations completed by Aspire Bifolds of black heritage French doors in London homes designed with two or more door sets, fixed glass panels and in bespoke designs.

    The benefit of choosing any of our steel-look door products and crafting black heritage french doors is getting an authentic look of Art-Deco, industrial and steel-look designs at a fraction of the cost of the genuine steel product.

    Black heritage French doors with feature gable head

    black heritage french doors and screen with gable design at the back of a large house
    A larger combination screen with consistent sightlines throughout

    Our first example uses black heritage French doors using our 70mm steel-look system. Here, we’ve crafted two sets of double doors with two sidelights in between and a series of twelve fixed panel toplights arranged as a gable head.

    Fitted to a new extension at the back of a detached London home, these doors create a bold looking set of patio doors with size and height filling the new extension with natural daylight and impressive views out to the garden. Rooflights above add a further stream of daylight in all weathers, giving a fantastic atmosphere inside this new kitchen extension.

    Black heritage French doors with sidelights in Surrey

    black heritage French doors at the back of a large london house in a Georgian style
    Designed in three banks of steel-look patio doors

    This substantial extension of a beautiful Surrey property features four sets of black heritage French doors, three at the front and a further set on the side return.

    Here we’ve used our slimline door system in the steel look with central double doors and sidelights on each side. Above the doors are fixed panels creating a popular design in the look of old steel patio doors.

    As this is a new build extension, and meeting current Part L Building Regulations for ventilation, each of these doors has a trickle ventilator, discreetly fitted at the head of each door set.

    Steel-look doors used within cladding

    steel-look patio doors in a new timber-clad extension
    Steel look patio doors within a cedar cladding extension

    A slightly different installation here, midway through its construction of black heritage French doors fitted with cedar cladding in a garden room.

    Double doors in the centre and independent side panels are coupled together to create consistent sightlines at the mullions. Slimline hinges and door handle add to the sleek appearance.

    Black heritage French doors in a dramatic home extension

    steel-look aluminium doors in a new extension with distinctive shaped roof
    Heritage doors combine with a contemporary extension

    The heritage look of our steel look patio door product, combines an offset gable head and fitted within this contemporary design to a terraced Victorian London home.

    The design of this altogether different extension has a single door at the left of the screen and a further set of double doors offset on the right. Therefore, there are two ways to access the large patio area. The smaller door for quick access or ventilation, the larger doors fully open on warmer days.


    Available in multiple combinations, glass options and with complementary windows in the heritage and industrial style, steel-look bifolding and sliding doors and even gorgeous art-deco doors for inside your home. Every one of our products transforms your property with timeless good looks, security, energy efficiency and built-to-last windows and doors.

    Crafted by the UK’s best aluminium manufacturers and fitted by our trained installers with a quality guarantee.

    As standard, you’ll get high specification door glass with toughened safety glass, a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill.  All doors come with multi-point locking, high security cylinders and a choice of period or modern door handles.

    Black, of course, is the most popular colour for black heritage French doors, but white, grey and other colours can also work really well.

    Our Epsom Showroom has a full range of steel-inspired windows and black heritage French doors in aluminium.

    Contact us today to find out how these architectural quality windows and doors can transform your home or new extension.

  • Contemporary Garden Room in Surrey

    Our latest installation of a contemporary garden room in Surrey adding a new useable space to a modern Banstead home.

    Contemporary Garden Room in Surrey

    Light Grey Insulated Contemporary Garden Room in Surrey

    Constructed from our insulated wall sections in the modern Flint Grey colour, this large garden room features a luxury set of bifolding doors with a side floor-to-ceiling picture window. With a five-metre width and three-metre depth, this garden room provides ample space inside, perfect for all manner of uses and with excellent interior comfort.

    First of all are the thick insulated glass walls clad in our low-maintenance composite material. This contemporary garden room in Surrey never needs painting or staining and is easy to live with and keep clean. At the same time, the exterior composite cladding material provides a modern wood-like appearance, tactile and offers a colour and style that’ll never go out of fashion. The roof and rear wall as well as the overhang above are also fully insulated.

    High quality garden room with top-specification bifolding doors

    Then is the five panel set of luxurious bifolding doors using the best-in-class Origin aluminium brand. Powder coated in a dark grey finish, the bifolding doors feature a traffic door. This door provides easy everyday access in and out of the garden pod, without having to fold the panels back every time. And when you do want to open up the front of our garden room, these bifolds neatly stack to the one side, maximising the clear opening.

    The doors are the same quality found in any home. As a result they provide the same excellent levels of insulation, security, weather protection and reliability. They secure with an eight-point locking system at the lock side. The intermediate panels have their own two point locking engaging at the top and bottom. Throughout the door set in highly insulated toughened glass. A durable powder coated finish completes the look and again low-maintenance and easy to keep clean.

    The large side picture window

    Adding even more light at the side is a large full-height fixed window. It’s powder-coated in the same color as the doors and also has double-glazed toughened safety glass. Where other garden rooms only come with the doors at the front, our entire pods range is provided with a side window. The interior light is even better making our garden rooms perfect for leisure, work, or any other use.

    Aspire Pods – designed for all-year-round use

    The high-tech construction of every Aspire Pod makes them ideal for all-year-round use. As well as its full insulation, there’s lighting and power as well as additional options such as heating or cooling.

    This contemporary garden room in Surrey is furnished for entertainment and relaxation. There’s room for a small bar for summer drinks. The walls support a large television for movies or sport. And the spacious interior easily fits a sofa and other furniture or accessories.

    Inside the room is the option for our standard wall construction or plastered walls ready for decorating in any colour. We’ve taken care of all the small details, ensuring our gorgeous contemporary garden room in Surrey gives this home a spectacular new room to enjoy every day of the year.

    Let Aspire create your dream garden room – get a quote today

    At Aspire Pods, we’re passionate about crafting you a bespoke garden room promising to add a feature in your garden and a valuable addition to your home.

    Installed easily and quickly, you’ll soon be enjoying your new room any way you want. Get in touch today, discuss your requirements with us and arrange a free home survey.

  • Timber-look windows in Surrey

    An installation of timber-look windows in Surrey. These use exceptional Residence 9 luxury PVCu windows range, replicating the look and feel of real wood windows.

    timber-look windows in Surrey

    Heritage Timber-Look Windows in Surrey to a traditional bay fronted home

    Residence 9 is arguably the most luxurious and high-end PVCu system on the market today. Unlike any other window in PVCu you’ll see.

    First of all is its advanced engineering and overall design. It’s created to replicate timber windows of old as authentically as possible. Every fine detail is considered with this window brand. Elegant lines, signature design details and a very accurate replica of high end joinery and period windows.

    The design starts wit the flush exterior and the way the opening sashes seamlessly sit within the window frame. Popular in suburban and post-war homes are bay windows. This design, again typical of classic windows in London and Surrey homes, features the dummy sash design. The fixed window panes comprise the same profiles as the opening elements. As a result, all the sightlines are consistent, just like original timber windows.

    Even the construction of these windows replicates find joinery. You don’t see the corner welds of modern PVCu windows. Instead Residence 9 features mitre cuts and mechanical joints, just like the originals.

    Classic window designs with 21st Century window technology.

    Replicating the look and feel of the originals, these timber-look windows in Surrey comprise design, innovation and technical excellence. The frames are 100mm deep like the original wood windows. Then they comprise multiple chambers giving A++ window energy ratings. There’s even a triple glazed option.

    High security locking, built-in protection features, excellent weather resistance and latest generation PVCu virgin profile. Just some of the high tech window features.

    Of course, how these windows look is essential to their authenticity. Residence 9 windows come in 23 different colour options. This installation is in the Painwick finish. A foiled not painted classic colour found in cottages and stone buildings.

    timber-look windows in Surrey in a cream finish

    Timber-look windows in Surrey, London and the Home Counties

    At Aspire Bifolds our entire aluminium and PVCu windows range transforms your home with a choice of frame styles, minimal or classic. You also get the very best in security, energy efficiency and style.

    Contact us today to view our range in our showroom or arrange a free consultation.

  • Origin windows in London

    Contemporary Origin windows in London. An altogether different installation using the slimline window by Origin, creating a beautiful new sunroom at the back of a detached house.

    Origin windows in London

    Modern Origin windows in London with matching French Doors

    Supplied to an extension featuring a tiled roof and Oak corner posts and cills. We’ve provided modern Origin aluminium windows to the front and sides of the home.

    Origin aluminium windows come with latest generation insulated aluminium profiles, a durable powder coated finish and excellent build, fit and finish.

    Made in the UK only by Origin, these are some of the slimmest aluminium windows on the market. Cutting-edge and with the best in security and energy efficiency. At the same time, their clever design makes them particularly distinctive in this traditional home.

    These Origin windows in London come with a unique flush casement design on the outside and a neat stepped detail on the outside. As a result, they’re more streamlined and elegant as well as helping provide neat and consistent lines throughout.

    At the front of the renovation project are large fixed picture windows. These come glazed with toughened safety glass, having a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill. 

    To the sides a combination of fixed and opening casements in a contemporary design featuring large opening and fixed modules. Every opening element comes with multi-point window locking system and reliable locking handles.

    Origin aluminium French doors

    Also provided is a black powder-coated set of French doors. These use the same neat profiles as the Origin folding sliding door range as well we the same quality hardware rich colour.

    These modern looking doors have exceptionally thin door profiles and substantially slimmer than most other residential doors on the market. An eight-point lock, luxury Hafi door handles and high security cylinder provides peace of mind security. Safety glass throughout comes as standard.

    Premier installers of Origin windows in London, Surrey and Home Counties.

    Aspire Bifolds are Premier Status installer of Origin windows in London and the surrounding areas. Visit our Epsom Showroom or get touch. Let us transform your property with the best in aluminium doors and windows for the home.

  • Garden room in Worcester Park

    A standard size Aspire Pods garden room in Worcester Park. Designed and installed from our standard size collection, and fitted with the contemporary slimline sliding door set.

    Garden room in Worcester Park

    Modern, functional garden room in Worcester Park Surrey

    Supplied as a 3m x3m design, this elegant garden room is installed at the back of a detached property and sits close to the large patio area and within easy reach of the main house.

    Exterior Design

    Designed using our Contemporary products, this garden room comes in the desirable Silver Birch grey colour to the low-maintenance exterior cladding. Internally it’s provided with our standard ceiling and wall colours with a light oak laminate flooring.

    All our Aspire Pod standard designs create a fast-fit solution for most garden rooms. Easy to fit and great to live with, our pods create functional and usable spaces. A spacious interior and great looks viewed from any angle.

    The Doors and Windows

    One of the best things about the Contemporary model in the Aspire Pods Collection is the luxury sliding doors.

    Using the finest Cortizo system, we offer the best types of doors to our garden rooms using the same outstanding quality of high-end house extensions.

    Cortizo sliding doors feature a slim 20mm mullion and reduced sightlines to the surrounding frame. As a result, there’s no better product for creating great views as you work, play or relax in an Aspire Pod. At the same time, these doors are renowned as some of the best for letting in masses of light and creating an even better atmosphere inside your new garden room.

    Of course, the high-tech construction of our garden rooms extends to our doors. Multi-point locking, security cylinders, integrated slimline handles. And even the glass is top-specification. 10mm thick toughened glass outside, 6mm safety glass inside for your peace of mind.

    Interior Design and Use

    The inside of the garden room comes with ceiling spotlights and power points. It’s ready to set up as a home office, a play room or any of the multiple uses that suit an Aspire Pod.

    Garden room in Worcester Park

    Garden room details and specifications

    • Location: Worcester Park Surrey
    • Size: 3m x 3m
    • Cladding Colour: Flint Grey
    • Glazing: Slimling sliding doors
    • Interior Finish: Matt white melamine
    • Lighting. Exterior lights and interior ceiling spotlights
    • Facilities and Extras: Wiring for internet connection

    Garden room in Worcester Park

    A gorgeous square garden room ready to use in any way the homeowner wishes and extending the patio area. A space to work quietly, enjoy a hobby or any uses the family desires. And thanks to the large patio doors at the front, fantastic views of the garden. Every Aspire Pod enhances your living with an insulated, low-maintenance space packed with excellent design features.

    At Aspire Pods, we’re passionate about creating the perfect garden room for you. Contact us today and see how we can transform your garden as well as provide the extra space you want, with style.

  • Bespoke garden room in Surrey

    An Aspire Pod bespoke garden room built for a client in Worcester Park, Surrey. This contemporary garden room comes in a bespoke design, a departure from our popular range of standard size garden pods.

    bespoke garden room in surrey

    Contemporary bespoke garden room in Worcester Park, Surrey

    Built at the end of the garden to a wonderful detached family home in Worcester Park is our one-off design. Measuring an impressive 7.5m wide and 4.6m deep, the end result is a substantial room that’ll create any number of uses for the family.

    Our customer wanted to create a social and relaxing space with the option of also having a large enough decking area at the front of the garden room. Internally the requirement was a calm space that also came with convenience.

    The design of this garden room creates a larger and wider space, also giving the room more depth and space internally. A large set of doors on the right creates a large glazed entrance with a window on the left-hand side. The side and rear elevations come fully cladded with a window fitted to the right-hand side.

    Exterior Design

    To the outside is our composite cladding material supplied in the popular grey colour. Our cladding creates a modern look with a tactile feel. As well as this, it’s built to withstand the British weather, won’t fade, warp or splinter like wood. And of course, it’s virtually maintenance-free.

    This particular colour is the ultra-modern Flint colour within our range. The doors and windows come in a contrasting matt grey finish. Internally is a dark grey floor.

    To the outside we’ve also provided our composite decking material with outside lighting to the canopy area in front of the doors.

    The Doors and Windows

    For the doors, we’ve created a four panel set of bifolding doors using a slimline premium aluminium system. For even better functionality, the doors operate as familiar French doors with a master leaf on the left, viewed from the outside. As a result, getting in an out of the garden room is easy.

    It’s in the spring and summer these doors come into their own. They’ll fully fold back neatly, opening up the garden room and connecting it seamlessly to the garden. Perfect!

    Bringing even more light into the garden room are the slimline aluminium windows at the front and side elevation. These come designed as a taller window unit with a large fixed bottom glazed panel. Above is an outward opening casement for ventilation and airflow.

    Also fitted to each window is a trickle ventilator at the head. The benefit of trickle ventilators is continued airflow into the space, freshening the air and preventing the build-up of excess moisture that’s created in any habitable area.

    All doors and windows in this bespoke garden room in Surrey come with high-end handles with the latest multi-point locking systems. The doors come fitted with high security cylinders too. We provide the latest glazing throughout, 28mm units having a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill. The doors come with safety glass and also to the lower pane of the windows.

    The windows and doors also feature the latest in thermally insulated aluminium with a durable matt powder-coated finish.

    Interior Design and Use

    Somewhat different to a conventional pod is the installation of a small contemporary kitchenette in the far corner. Given the substantial size of the property and it’s garden, the family has the facility to make a drink or prepare a light meal without having to walk back up to the main house.

    The rest of the space is now decorated in gorgeous dark colours with contrasting shades creating a wonderful atmosphere and with a clever choice of colour to the kitchenette, flooring and the accessories.

    Garden room details and specifications

    • Location: Worcester Park, Surrey
    • Size: 7.4m wide and 4.6m deep, 2.2m high
    • Cladding Colour: Flint Grey
    • Decking: Composite Decking in Midnight Black
    • Glazing: Slimline Windows and Bifolding Doors, RAL 7016
    • Interior Finish: By customer in their own colour choice
    • Lighting: Downlingers internally with lamps outside.
    • Facilities and Extras: Air conditioning, plumbing, electrics and internet connection.

    Bespoke garden room and garden pods in Surrey, London and Home Counties

    This exceptional garden room creates a space to relax, watch a movie, read a book, enjoy a glass of wine. The large glazed doors also let the family enjoy an alternative view of the substantial garden. All within a fantastic insulated garden room that’s easy to live with and packed with contemporary styling and huge appeal.

    At Aspire Pods, we’re passionate about creating the perfect garden room for work, play or any other use. Contact us today and see how we can transform your garden as well as provide the extra space you want, with style.

  • Origin bifolding doors in Camberley

    Origin bifolding doors in Camberley, supplied and fitted to a property renovation project and supplied in the desirable black finish.

    Origin bifolding doors in Camberley

    Three panel and five-panel Origin bifolding doors in Camberley, Surrey

    Part of a substantial property renovation to a detached home, are two sets of the slimline Origin folding sliding door. These transform the back of the home thanks to their super-contemporary styling and slim sightlines. Even better they come in a distinctive black matt powder coated finish.

    First of all is the large set of doors supplied in five panels. There’s a traffic door on the left-hand side, viewed from the outside working just like a regular door. As a result, for day-to-day use, this is the only door to use, without sliding the other panels back every time. These doors fully slide and fold to the right.

    To the left is a three panel door. This too has the convenient traffic door and folds all the way to the left.

    Using the Origin OB-49 slimline product delivers some of the thinnest sightlines on the market. As you can see with the doors closed, these look sleek and slim. At just 110mm wide, few doors on the market match Origin for minimalist looks and thin aluminium profiles.

    As you look through the doors, the thinner doors create larger glass sizes, better views and more light coming into the substantial open plan room behind the doors.

    Every Origin product comes meticulously crafted by Origin in their Buckinghamshire factory. At Aspire, our Premium Parter Status gives you the widest choice of bifolding doors and access to the Origin 20-year manufacturer guarantee.

    High quality Origin bifolding doors

    These doors come fully colour matched in black. Handles, hinges, door magnets and even the gaskets are all matched for a bold look. They come with the standard 8-point locking system, luxury Hafi handles and high security cylinder.

    Premium aluminium insulated profiles combine with high specification safety glass. The doors come with 28mm toughened safety glass units, having a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill. 

    Bifolding door specialist for London, Surrey and Kent

    At Aspire Bifolds, you’ll find a comprehensive range of aluminium bifolding doors from Origin, Schuco, Dutemann and other systems. Every one of our bifolding doors come with the same outstanding manufacturing quality, our professional installation and peace of mind guarantee.

    Contact us today or visit our showroom and let us help you transform your home.

  • Steel-look doors in Surrey

    A substantial detached residence in Surrey glazed throughout with our range of steel look residential doors and windows.

    Our steel look doors and windows come with expert craftsmanship creating ARt-Deco, heritage or contemporary glazing. At the same time, they provide the energy efficiency, security and weather performance of modern aluminium and the latest engineering and technology .

    steel look doors surrey

    Black steel-look doors and windows in surrey

    This fine home features slimline patio doors and windows in our steel-look system. The products are both sympathetic to the original house architecture at the front and sides. At the same time, it creates a modern look at the back of the house too, with several sets of patio doors.

    Steel-look doors with sidelights

    Our best selling product is the French door set with matching sidelights. To this property, six different sets of doors create a wow factor to both the existing house at the back and the new extension.

    We make our steel-look doors differently from other suppliers. One of the most important features for getting a great industrial look is consistent sightlines. Our doors come with all the right profiles to the doors, the side and top panels and the glazing bars making up the multiple panel effect.

    The end result is a door set that offers neat lines throughout with matching lines on the horizontals and verticals. Even where the design needs added metal such as the door sashes and where the frames join together, even these elements combine to create an elegant looking screen.

    The doors come with multi-point locking, period door handles and flush bolts to the slave leaves. The familiar deep lock plate, typical of steel doors is also prominent.

    While this installation comes with standard slim bottom rails, we even offer the option of a deep bottom rail, again something found on a steel door.

    steel look doors in surrey

    Black Steel look windows

    The slimline crafted aluminium windows to this fine home come in different sizes and configurations, but all feature side hung opening out vents with fixed panels.

    Again we’ve kept the sightlines consistent throughout to each window using slimline glazing bars, dummy sashes and thin outer frames.

    The windows come as standard with multi-point locks, secure locking handles, internal glazing beads and matching black window cills.

    Heritage Glazing and high performance glass

    An advanced window also needs high specification units.

    Throughout the property we’ve used highly insulated glass units having a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill. 

    To the doors and sidelights the glass is toughened for protection, impact resistance and as part of current Building Regulations.

    A property of this size consist of substantial glass units. Every one of these comes with hand-applied glazing bars inside and out creating the iconic steel look with the multiple panels.

    Get the art-deco look with Aspire

    Our Epsom Showroom has a full range of steel-inspired windows and doors in aluminium. Contact us today to find out how these architectural quality windows and doors can transform your home or new extension.

  • Steel look patio doors in Wandsworth

    Contemporary steel look patio doors to a Wandsworth property, supplied and installed by Aspire Bifolds.  These come fitted to a brand new garden extension at the back of a traditional house.

    Steel look patio doors in Wandsworth

    Grey Steel look patio doors in Wandsworth to a garden extension.

    This beautiful new extension in the garden of this London home is built to match the main house using the same kind of brickwork.  We supplied one set of French doors and two single doors providing a traditional style yet also entirely on-trend.

    Our range of steel replacement systems is incredibly popular today in new extensions and house renovation projects. Hinged doors such as these are the most popular style of patio doors, but we can also customise bifolding doors and sliding doors too.

    We use only slimline aluminium systems then expertly re-design these to achieve an authentic traditional or industrial look. Unlike other suppliers of these products, we don’t just apply bars to glass! Our work involves making sure you achieve consistent sightlines.  Furthermore, we also source traditional or modern door handles to finish off your new steel look patio doors perfectly.

    Steel-replacement single and double doors.

    The steel look patio doors fitted to this Wandsworth house come in our steel replacement system using thermally insulated aluminium profiles, toughened safety glass and a durable powder-coated finish.

    These look outstanding in a dark grey, finished off with Pewter door handles. The door glass is toughened with a low-emissivity coating, argon gas between the glass.  We also custom-design our glass, having spacer bars behind the applied aluminium bars on the inside and outside faces.  The doors also come with slimline hinges, multi-point locks and security door cylinder.  Every door set comes with a dummy frame section in the toplight.  As a result, the sightlines of the entire door set are consistent and aesthetically pleasing.

    Get a quote today for steel look patio doors in Wandsworth, Fulham and South London.

    We have a selection of these doors in our Epsom showroom for you to view.  Contact us today to discuss your requirements. Transform your home with these desirable single or French doors in a classic steel style and benefit from the latest trend in slimline metal doors.

  • Schuco bifolding doors in Cobham

    Our latest installation of seven-panel Schuco bifolding doors in Cobham, Surrey, supplied and fitted to a new extension.

    Schuco bifolding doors in Cobham

    Slimline Schuco ASS70 Bifolding doors to a Cobham house.

    Supplied to a large single-storey extension, our slimline Schuco ASS70 bifolding doors come with the best design and renowned German engineering.  These doors comprise an opening out seven panel design.  All the doors fold to the one side, revealing a substantial full opening, leading out to the new patio area. You’ll find Schuco our premier brand amongst our entire range of luxury bifolding doors.

    The doors come with highly insulated aluminium profiles, Schuco doors come built to last.  Not only are Schuco bifolds one of the best brands, but also reliable, durable and with a very impressive slide and fold action.  Designed in Germany, made in the UK and professionally fitted by us at Aspire Bifolds.

    The first thing you notice when you view a Schuco product are the aesthetics.  From the 120mm door mullions, with an overall modern look.  The hardware on a Schuco bifolding door is also modern and distinctive – you will only find it on these doors and complements the doors perfectly.

    With Schuco doors designed to last, these come with all manner of high specifications, not least their impressive size capability. We often create wide and tall sliding panels.  These doors go up to 3 metres high, with each panel up to 1.2m wide. As a result, your home benefits from slim aluminium, expansive glass panels and masses of natural light coming into the home.  Even better are the high quality components making any size Schuco bifolding door effortless to slide and fold open.

    From the inside of the house, these doors offer beautiful views out to the large garden and enhance the new kitchen extension perfectly.

    Get your competitive Schuco folding door quote today.

    At Aspire Bifolds we specialise in working with you, your architect or your builder to transform your home with a fantastic new extension.  You can view Schuco and another four brands of bifolding doors in our Epsom showroom.  Contact us today and find out what makes these outstanding doors special and how they can enhance your living spaces.

    Every one of our bi-fold doors come designed for impressive quality, excellent security, weather performance and energy efficiency.