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How do Bifold Doors Work

by Francesca Coleman Carr

Bifold doors are a beautiful addition to any home and are wonderfully functional. Whether you want to add more space to your home, create more fluidity between rooms, or simply enjoy more natural light, bifold doors are the choice for you.

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How Do Bifold Doors Work?

They work on a simple tacking system. They run along panels that are connected on a train, simply gliding along the tracking systems. They also fold in on themselves to save space. Made from a series of glass panels, folding doors fold up against the wall. Working just like a concertina, these doors save significant amounts of space. So, whether you want to save a small amount of large amount of space, these doors provide the solution. What’s more, bifold doors are exceptionally easy to move. So, the ‘shuddering’ that occurred when pushing open sliding doors or French Doors will be in the past.

Bifold doors are commonly available in pairs and are able to be opened either inwards or outwards. The ease of movement and flexibility provided is just one of the reasons why they are so popular.

Where Can Bifold Doors be Installed?

One of the many benefits of folding doors is that they can be installed inside in your interior spaces or outside. You can install them as a way to break up a large room, without losing that sense of space. Alternatively, you can install them as a divider between your house and the garden outside. Whatever you decide, bi folding doors are one of the most flexible and functional doors on the market.

External Bifold Doors and Their Uses

Bifold doors that are installed on the outside of your property help you make the most of the view. The large glass panels let natural light stream into your home or conservatory every day, creating a feeling of openness. What’s more, folding doors that open out onto your garden help bring a little of the outdoors in. So, even when the weather’s bad you can enjoy your garden.

If you’re worried about the security of external bifold doors, don’t be. When it comes to security, our team prioritise utmost security. With multiple locking points across the sliding track and double or even triple glazing, you can enjoy significantly improved home security.

Internal Folding Doors and the Benefits

Internal bifold doors are a popular choice for many people. They take up very little space when they are open, making them the perfect solution for small spaces. Because folding doors fold back on themselves, they provide full functionality and completely open up your space.

Bifold Door Materials

Another popular feature of bifold doors is that they are available in a variety of materials. Whether you prefer the look of timber, the cost of UPVC, or the sleek look of aluminium, there are many options to choose from. So, you can find the perfect folding doors for your property.

The Timber Bifold Doors We Sell

If you want to opt for a traditional option, timber bifold doors integrate style and function into your home. Our timber folding doors are available in a wide range of RAL colour finishes. They are also fully weather proofed, making them perfect for both internal and external installation.

The timber bifold doors we sell are fitted with weather tight seals, quality locking mechanisms, and advanced thermal breaks. This ensures they remain fully secure in even the harshest UK weather conditions.

The Aluminium Bifold Doors We Sell

The sliding bifold doors we sell are also available in aluminium. This material creates a seamless transition between the inside of your home and the rest of the world. If you want a flawless bifold door style, aluminium doors are the perfect choice for you. Fitted with the latest hardware and locking systems, our aluminium doors are fully secure and weather resistant.

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Are Bifold Doors Energy Efficient?

For people looking to buy folding doors, one of the most commonly asked questions is are they energy-efficient? If you purchase bifold doors from Sash Windows London Ltd, you can enjoy energy-efficient doors that provide thermal insulation. All our folding doors are made from the best materials, double or triple glazed, and full efficient. So, they help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

What Size Bifold Doors are Available?

One of the many great things about bifold doors is that they are suitable for both large and small properties. The bifold door sizes we sell are available spanning up to 10 metres wide. They can open up the side of a property. If you would like to find out more about the door frame size you need, call our team today.

The Choices Available to You

There are so many benefits of bifold doors available that many of the choices are completely up to you. You can choose the following:

  • Number of leaves
  • The size of each lead
  • The inclusion of a traffic door
  • Direction of door opening
  • A wide range of colours
  • A choice of finishes

When considering the best folding doors for your property, speak to the professionals. We can advise you on the most suitable door for your home. We want you to enjoy the features and benefits of bifold doors available to you.

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