What are bifolding doors?

Bifolding doors are also known as just folding doors. As you would expect from their name, they simply fold open and are often favoured where space is limited, such as a laundry room, closet or cupboard.

However, in recent times there has been a huge rise in popularity in bifolding doors for conservatories and other rooms in the home. In particular, they look fantastic when used on exterior applications, where the doors connect to the outside world.

Bifolding doors are popular for a number of reasons, including the flexibility in design and easy-to-use system. British Regulations apply to bifolding doors that are fitted on exterior applications, showing that they meet weather rating, insulation, safety and security measures.

The doors themselves are comprised by a number of panels, depending on the design you wish to opt for. Panels often come in pairs, with both doors folding to one side. If your bifolding doors are made from four panels, two fold to each side to allow an opening. However, if required you can have an odd number of doors and a swing door is possible too.

The flexibility of bifolding doors is seemingly unmatched by anything else on the market. This is because they can be fully opened, partially opened or fully closed. This will all depend on the amount of space you need at the time.

With bifolding doors fitted in a conservatory you can receive plenty of natural light. Inside the home they’re great for connecting you to living rooms or entertainment rooms. Restaurants and offices are quite common places for bifolding doors too, in order to create as much space as possible.

When you order bifolding doors they’ll come with the track and fittings. When you speak to a reputable bifolding door company you can specify if you want the doors to open inward or outwards, plus whether you want right or left hand opening. There are a range of colours to pick from depending on your taste too and there’s also a choice of material, between aluminium, hardwood and uPVC.

Of course, the styling you choose will often come down to what will suit your home. Most manufacturers can offer modern, retro, colonial and classical doors, giving a unique look to your property. If needed, you can have the bifolding doors fitted with standard, toughened or laminated glass for extra protection.

With seemingly endless possibilities for bifolding doors, why not compare three or four quotes today from leading suppliers in your area to get a great price. Choose everything from the design, to the colour and the material and find an installation that will look fantastic all year round.

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