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Sysco chips in for bifold solution
5th September 2017

When Brighton Bi-folds was called on to create a bifold door and window to stand up to the commercial rigours of a fish & chip shop in Worthing, the installer worked with JACK ALUMINIUM to adapt an existing shopfront system.

Brighton Bi-folds managing director Phil Bedford explained: “A residential-style bi-fold door system was never going to cut it because the business would be opening and closing the doors and window every day. We needed a robust, commercial system that could withstand daily business use.

“The client wanted doors to open in two ways; one to the outdoor veranda and one to the takeaway counter, so it could be fully opened up in good weather. We already used Jack Aluminium systems so I asked them if we could adapt it to create a bi-fold. Nothing is off-the-shelf in this industry, and it made sense to use JD47 to get the benefits of the commercial system’s strength and security.

“It also meant that we could put in a level access threshold so there are no trip hazards for customers and easy access for pushchairs, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and people who use walking aids.”

Jack Aluminium sales manager Ash Pearson said: “We love working with companies like Brighton Bi-folds who really think outside of the box. It gives us ideas for product development and lets us know exactly what kind of systems are in demand. This project proves that our systems offer good design flexibility to suit interesting installations.”


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