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Advantages of Bifolding doors

If you are in the market for new bifolding doors you will be undoubtably be aware that they are now much more popular than other door styles for example French Doors or Patio doors.

The bifolding door can be regarded as a far more versatile kind of product as it will do much more than a traditional door.  One of the many advantages of bifolding doors is that the design can be adapted to act as a combination of a hinged door and a sliding door.

Why you should consider a bifolding door

img of open corner bifold door

A bifolding door is a meticulously engineered product that unlike other types of doors can truly open up an entire wall. In the fully open position they do away with any fixed framing found in sliding or hinged doors.

One of the biggest advantages of bifolding doors is how they can seamlessly connect you living or kitchen space out into your garden, patio or terrace.

It is also now firmly established amongst estate agents and property developers that properties having bifolding doors have far more appeal to prospective customers than standard doors. Such is the popularity of the product.

Modern bifolding doors are a high quality engineered product

Much of the engineering that makes up high quality bifolding doors is hidden within the mechanism.  However as soon as you operate the opening mechanism you will appreciate the advanced engineering and design working behind the scenes.  This coupled with an attractive design really does mean that really do get what you pay for.

However any quality bifolding door will work reliably and dependably for many years to come, with some manufacturers offering lengthy guarantees.

Bifolding doors provide a sense of space

Professional developers and interior designers have frequently reported that bifolding doors are great for large and small spaces. Large spaces obviously benefit from bifolding doors – the advantage of bifolding doors in smaller spaces is that they create the illusion of space as the eye is drawn further than with typical hinged French doors.

Aluminium is the preferred choice for bifolding doors

You may know that bifolding doors are available in PVCu, timber, aluminium, steel or a combination of wood and metal called hybrid. All of these modern doors are well designed, secure and fit for purpose, but speak to any professional and aluminium doors will always be the preferred option.

This is because aluminium bifolding doors are slimmer, stronger yet lighter than other materials and can be made much wider and taller than PVCu doors as one example. Our own frameless bifolding doors can be made up to 3 metres high as one example and each panel can be made wider than even standard aluminium doors.

Consider how you will use your doors

Internal bifolding door

It is important to remember that for the majority of the year, your doors will be shut. It is unfortunate that the British climate does not give us the opportunity to use our bifolding doors more often as is the case in warmer climates. Therefore consider several factors when choosing bifolding doors

If your bifolding door will be your only door into your garden, it is highly recommended you consider what is called an access leaf. This is one leaf on a set of bifolding doors that opens independently of the other enabling quick and easy access outside; ideal for taking your washing or rubbish out, for simple ventilation, letting out pets or any other situation where you simply need easy entry and exit.

Another important factor is that with your new bifolding doors being closed for most of the year, you will want to look though as much glass as as little framing as possible.

If you are planning a large opening for say, a four, five or six panel bifolding door, when these doors are shut you will be looking though a lot of aluminium. Even with the slimmest bifolding doors, this visible framing can be obtrusive and this is where our own frameless glass doors provide a huge benefit.

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Installation of four double-glazed doors, internal to a large bay window arrangement, top floor flat. Initial contact was by email and a quote came back within a couple of days. More than can be said for some of the other companies we contacted about similar products. We visited the factory for a demonstration and were

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Published on July 15, 2015

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