Centor has revolutionized the window and door industry again through the design of the new bottom-rolling system for bifold doors.
Centor’s comprehensive bottom-rolling systems have allowed a much wider audience to enjoy the architectural benefits of bifold doors. Where previously bifolds were only achieved through new housing construction, bottom-rolling hardware allows users to retrofit a cost-effective system to existing openings without major structural changes.
Bottom-rolling systems transfer the weight of the doors away from the top of the opening. Offering the same fingertip operation synonymous with all Centor products, bottom-rolling hardware eliminates the need for strong overhead support and presents new opportunities for design space. Living areas are transformed through dramatic openings which seamlessly invite the outdoors in.
Centor has overcome previous issues experienced with bottom-rolling systems with its patented design. Unlike other bottom-rolling systems on the market, Centor’s articulated carriers run through tracks, not rails, with built-in provision for height and width adjustment using simple hand tools. Furthermore, Centor’s bottom-rolling hardware has been designed to combat debris in the track, ensuring the product always remains a delight to use.
Securing doors can now be achieved with a single hand motion using Centor’s award-winning Twinpoint lock. This lockable handle provides an alternative to dropbolts and has been designed to complement existing Centor hardware.
Twinpoint lock allows users to feel confident in the security of their homes while making a statement of style. The low-profile handle is corrosion resistant and tested to 30,000 cycles, certifying the Twinpoint lock upholds Centor’s values of quality and ease of use.
Centor has also solved the enduring problem of screening large openings with the award-winning S1E Eco-Screen. Compatible with all types of doors including bottom-rolling, the horizontally retractable S1E screens are capable of screening large openings up to 7.6 m.
Architect James Forbes from Blueprint Architects was delighted with his S1E experience. “The screen from Centor suited our large opening grid perfectly and allowed us to provide a screening option to the bifolding doors which would disappear into the door frame when not in use. The Centor screens help deliver the feeling that we are outdoors engaging with the landscape,” James says.
S1E Eco-Screens are also available in a range of fashionable blind materials offering an environmentally conscious means of controlling room temperature, which can be combined with insect screen.