Stellar Knitted In To Cardigan Café

Stellar aluminium bi-fold doors have been manufactured and knitted into the fabric of a new beachfront café refurbishment project in Aberporth in Cardigan Bay.

The Caffi Driftwood underwent a total building transformation into a modern dog-friendly eatery which is proving popular with tourists, walkers and local residents.

The manufacture and installation of the 5-leaf and 3-leaf Stellar bi-fold doors was awarded to experienced Stellar fabricator, GD Windows.


 “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 the front and rear aspect of the building to allow al fresco dining and make the most of the impressive views across Cardigan Bay.”

– Tristan Jones 

Director, GD Windows


Marine grade

“Full height, Stellar aluminium bifold doors in anthracite grey were the perfect choice,” continues Jones. “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.  Jones adds: “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 bi-fold 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.”


April opening

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.  Jones says: “Replacing the original front and rear elevations with a floor to ceiling Stellar bi-fold 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.”

Picture: Stellar aluminium bi-fold doors have delivered on new beachfront café project in Cardigan Bay, Wales.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
08th September 2022


Related Articles