Try Before You Buy – Cedar Bifold

Sliding or bifold, traditional or industrial. With such choice on the market it’s crucial that you see and try out the wide selection of doors on offer at Cedar Bifold Company so you make the right decision.

You’ve invested in an extension and now you need external doors. Don’t just order them online, go and see them, open and close them, step in and out of them and imagine them in your own home because if you get it right, they will last a lifetime. That is why family-owned business, Cedar Bifold Company invite people into their showroom just off Garratt Lane in Earlsfield to see, touch and try out a variety of their extensive selection of doors and windows – sliding, bifold, casement, traditional or industrial, wood or aluminium. They even allow customers
into their workshop where their doors and windows are handcrafted on the premises by experienced joiners.

Established by husband and wife team, Anna and Jeremy Harwood over ten years ago and joined by their son Daniel, Cedar Bifold Company is a leading manufacturer, supplier and installer of bespoke wood and aluminium doors and windows. “We’ve seen a resurgence in demand for natural and organic materials in homes with customers increasingly opting for wooden doors and windows,” explains Daniel.

We use Western Red Cedar wood because it’s naturally strong and is incredibly resistant which is very important in Britain’s wet climate. “Customers also like the fact that our cedar doors are handmade. It gives them an air of authenticity and depth. Some of our customers even pop in while their doors are being made to see the process and to meet our joiners which we always
welcome,” he adds.

Added to this are the company’s green credentials. The family aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible, sourcing wood from sustainable forests in Canada and ensuring there is no wastage by using the offcuts to make garden furniture. The glass in their doors and windows has a low U value too, meaning that they retain heat making them more energy efficient for homeowners.

Daniel says, “Modern minimalist, industrial design and Crittall-style doors are still very much in vogue as are slimline sliding doors which take up less space and maximise indoor-outdoor
living. But customers still want traditional Shaker style doors too, especially for Victorian and Edwardian homes. We are able to cover a wide range of styles by manufacturing our own doors as well as offering a range of other quality brands.”

The Cedar Bifold Company are premium partners of top aluminium brands, Centor, Origin and Aïr providing competitive prices for clients while offering durable, secure, fully insulated
and stylish doors to suit a variety of budgets – from mid-market upwards – and tastes.

At the top end of the range is Centor, an Australian company and winner of the prestigious Red Dot design award. Some of their latest trends are bifold doors with integrated insect screens and fabric sunscreens in a variety of colours. Of the British brands, Origin provide unique security features such as antifinger trap gaskets in the doors which is great for families, and Aïr manufacture highly engineered sliding doors with a really smooth lift and slide system.

Unlike other run-of-the-mill door and window providers, the Cedar Bifold Company pride themselves on being very hands-on with their clients, making the process as smooth as possible
from manufacturing to installation and aftercare. In their initial consultation, clients can choose from a wide selection of windows and doors including internal doors, fire rated doors and wooden room partitions. Their fitters work closely with the client’s builders to ensure a seamless installation, but if any problems occur Jeremy, who has over 40 years in the property industry, is on hand to solve them so the customer doesn’t have to.

The Cedar Bifold Company is truly unique. A family business born and bred in Wandsworth that has made a name for itself across London and beyond with its attention to detail, high quality materials, immaculate craftmanship and great customer care, enabling clients to achieve the design they want with the peace of mind that it will last a lifetime.