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Should bifolding doors open in or out?

If you are thinking about having new bifolding doors in your home, one of the things you will need to consider is whether your bifolding doors should open in or out.

Our frameless slide and fold doors are designed to offer you far more options than conventional doors. We know that every home is different in its style and design, the number of doors leading to the outside and how you use it. Frameless slide and fold doors are therefore an excellent way to open up your living spaces when you need to while letting in far more light than conventional aluminium doors and give you a fantastic open aspect to the outside.

Should bifolding doors open in or out? Some Tips and Advice.

should bifolding doors open in or out? tips and advice

To help you decide between an opening in or opening out door, there are a number of considerations.

  • Where will you fit your new slide and fold doors?

Whether your doors open in or out can depend on where you fit them and what the function of the room is. For example, if your new slide and fold doors are in your dining room, your furniture may determine whether there is enough space inside for them to open inwards.

  • How often will you use your new folding doors?

Some properties only have one door leading out into their garden. Many homeowners use the rear door to let pets out, take the rubbish or your washing out or for access to the side path of the house. If you use your rear doors frequently, we recommend a door set with a traffic door and a door that opens outwards as you will find this more convenient in daily use.

Another benefit of an opening out door is that should it be raining heavily outside and you need to open the door, the wet door will drip water to the outside, not inside your house.

  • How big is your outside space?

We frequently fit our frameless slide and fold doors opening outwards onto large gardens. If you are not restricted by the size of your patio, decking area or garden, opening out doors are ideal.

If you have a smaller garden, and the inside space allows, consider opening in doors. You may find the opening in folding doors better for not encroaching on a small patio area, garden or balcony. If you have young children that often play in the garden, it is worth considering whether doors folded outwards will get in the way of the available space your kids play in.

Finally, if your doors open straight out onto a pathway, opening in doors may be the better solution for not blocking the path.

Frameless slide and fold doors with flexible opening options.

Our doors are designed so you can choose whether they open in or out. We have also designed doors for clients where the lead door opens in, and the remaining panels slide and fold out. That is the flexibility of our design that does not restrict your options in the way that conventional bifolding doors can.

If you would like more information about our doors and to see how they have been installed in many different types of homes, contact us today.

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What our customers say

Outstanding

This is the first project I have completed with FGC and it will not be the last. From the original survey and quote, right through to final installation, the team at FGC have been tremendous. The communication and detail is outstanding, the quote was fair market competitive and the final result of the product in

Claire Menzies
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A talking point up and down the village

Glass Curtains have caused a talking point up and down the village but nobody has knocked on the door yet. We are very pleased with them and thank your teams for their timing and workmanship  

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Really Pleased

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)?   Very polite and attentive, always got back quickly with answers to queries but there was no hard sell which I really appreciated after being bombarded by calls and contacts from other companies!  The measuring up part seemed more complicated than it needed to

First class

We moved last year and wanted to maximise the view right through from the rear to the front of the building, overlooking the river. After much searching we found FGC, who installed internal glass doors between the rooms. FGC were very efficient and although we are in the North they sorted out a subsequent small

Simon Ely
Simon

Very please with the result.

The door looks excellent and we’re very pleased with the result

Mr H, Wales

Mr H B @ Kingston

I am absolutely thrilled with the finished result. You were straightforward to deal with and visiting your site was appreciated. You gave clear statements regarding specification and developed the product to meet our needs. Installation was at the agreed time and there was reassuring and prompt follow-up as the new design needed refining. The product

Mr C, Bournmouth

The installer was excellent. In spite of being let down by another member of the team he got on with with the job in a positive manner. Disruption was kept to a minimum and he cleared and tidied up. He demonstrated how to use the doors, ensured I knew how to operate them and answered

With competence and courtesy

Unit has been replaced thank you, once again I find FGC have responded to a problem with a no quibble replacement, it is good to know that there is still companies left who honour their guarantee in the proper manner and send installation teams that carry out their work in a professional manner with competence

Mr D

MF

We are absolutely delighted with the doors, they are so classy and modern. Paul (FGC) was excellent and knew his job. The workmanship is superb. All our friends and family think they are fantastic. Thank you once again. 20150113

Baldwin – Lincoln

May I ask you for a review on how we performed? – all very good except that it took a month to get the correct size of glass doors after the wrong sized ones turned up on initial installation – good job it wasn’t winter or might have been having a different conversation. I appreciate

Frameless Glass are one of the most impressive companies I have ever come across

This company have a product which to my mind is “second to none”. Their glass doors really let you feel you are outside as they have the tiniest of joins…I used to know the exact cm measurement! I was initially worried though about what would happen on follow up problems as their main office is

Fiona Robinson
Fiona

Replacement of Timber Bi Fold Doors with Frameless Curtains

When we purchased our house, it had two sets of timber bi fold doors, each spanning an opening of approx. 5m. These caused us a lot of problems with warping through the seasons, and the ration of timber to glass limited the light into the rooms.
We therefore replaced them with the frameless curtain

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Adam

Published on July 9, 2017

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