Sometimes tagged as ‘folding sliding doors’, a bi-folding door couldn’t be more different to a patio, French or single door as it consists of a number of door leafs that fold and glide as they’re pushed open – think of them working like a concertina.
We are able to integrate bi-folds into most home extensions (sized accordingly), or the alternative is to fit them into an available wall space at the rear of a house.
There are a number of other explanations why bi-folds are in such high demand at the moment…
We have already experienced some summer-like weather this year which hopefully bodes well for when summer actually comes around. Should it be anything like the summer of 2018, householders will want to use their gardens and patio areas as much as they can and it makes sense to establish an opening towards the outdoors via a bi-folding door.
Drinking and dining outside will be a regular habit as creating an opening with the bi-fold will become instinctive and addictive as you will love the feel of them floating along.
A bi-folding door can be configured to slot into most available openings. The smallest design is a 2-door solution, but if you have a lot of space to accommodate it, a 7-door wide bi-folding door is achievable.
You are also given the option of the door opening inwards and or outwards. An outwards opening is recommended if you don’t want the bi-folds to occupy any space indoors when they’re opened.
Aluminium is the building material used to manufacture bi-folding doors and with good reason. It can be moulded to create the slimmest of sightlines, allowing a high volume of glass to be inserted into the frames. The bigger the bi-fold, the better the view as the aluminium takes a back seat to the glazed sections.
When the weather turns nasty in summer, you at least have the consolation of being able to enjoy stunning non-obstructed external views from indoors.
If you are interested in buying bi-folding doors for your home, you can buy now and pay in 2020. Further details can be found here