Stellar aluminium bifold doors have been manufactured and installed on a new beachfront café refurbishment project in Aberporth in Cardigan Bay. The newly-launched Caffi Driftwood underwent a total building transformation into a modern dog-friendly café which is proving popular with tourists, walkers and local residents.
The manufacture and installation of the 5-leaf and 3-leaf Stellar bifold doors was awarded to experienced Stellar fabricator, GD Windows. Tristan Jones of GD Windows explains: “The former public house closed as a result of the effects of the pandemic and its new owners wanted to remodel the building into a chic, modern beachside café. The brief was to open up the front and rear aspect of the building to allow al fresco dining and make the most of the impressive views across Cardigan Bay. Full height, Stellar aluminium bifold doors in anthracite grey were the perfect choice and with their slim, flush sightlines were able to create the dramatic transformation the café owners required.”
As the Stellar doors are situated in a coastal location, the finish of the doors was important. Tristan said: “Stellar is manufactured with marine grade powder coating as standard and comes with a 25-year guarantee against peeling, powdering and blistering, which allowed us to manufacture and fit with confidence. And as the bifold doors are part of the Stellar portfolio, every component has been subjected to rigorous testing to ensure the products can withstand the harshest of elements and comply with all building regulations.”
Thanks to the quick-fitting properties of Stellar, the project was completed on schedule and the new café was able to open in April to capitalise on the start of the busy tourist season. Tristan said: “Replacing the original front and rear elevations with a floor to ceiling Stellar bifold door has transformed the premises. This project has proven a great success and is more than living up to the expectations of the café owners.”
Experienced Stellar fabricator GD Windows has over 30 years’ experience of window and door manufacture and installation. Based in the county of Ceredigion in West Wales, the fabricator works across all the local counties including Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire delivering high-end residential and commercial projects.
The company was an early adopter of the multi-award-winning Stellar aluminium system, a decision that has more than exceeded their expectations. Tristan concluded: “Stellar is an exceptional aluminium system that has allowed us to secure several lucrative domestic and light commercial contracts. Its slim flush aesthetics, impressive performance credentials and ease of installation are a gamechanger in aluminium system design and give our business a competitive edge in an ever-tightening market.”