As one of Britain’s most ‘on-trend’ home improvements, bifold door popularity continues to grow due to their uniquely stylish & space saving qualities. Once seen as a luxury addition solely available to wealthy homeowners, renovation experts can now offer fairly competitive prices; truly ‘opening the door’ to affordable yet quality bifold door installation to a wide range of homeowners. With this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to compile a brief bifold door guide for homeowners in Cornwall looking to upgrade their homes this year.
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Do bifold doors in Cornwall require planning permission?
Generally, bifold door installation falls under ‘permitted development rights,’ which means you shouldn’t need to apply for Planning Permission from your local council. That is, unless your home is under an Article 4 direction.
Cornwall Planning Portal can provide further regional clarification.
How does Article 4 affect bifold door installation in Cornwall?
Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 allows local authorities to remove some or all general permitted development rights in a specific area, used to control renovation works that could threaten the character of an area e.g. a conservation area. If this is the case, you must submit a planning application to go forward with your bifold door installation.
The Cornwall Article 4 Interactive Map is very helpful for finding out whether your home is under an Article 4 directive.
Best bifold door material?
At Landmark Window Systems, we are strong believers that aluminium is the ideal material to construct bifold doors from for use in Cornwall. As well as their natural strength and insulating properties, they’re perfect for coastal locations as they don’t expand or contract with heat fluctuations. Aluminium can also utilize an additional marine grade finish, which proactively prevents rusting in coastal climates. Furthermore, aluminium is exceedingly low-maintenance and long-lasting, as it doesn’t require painting due to our high-quality powder coating application and will not discolour, rot, warp or fade either.
Give your Cornish home the ‘wow-factor’ with beautiful bi-folding doors
Offering two types of premium grade aluminium bifold door options, if you wish to enhance your Cornwall home and make your neighbours jealous get in touch with the Landmark Window Systems team today to discuss your bi-folding door options further.