Fold in doors are wonderful for anyonewanting to expand a room and bring the outdoors in. And the best thing? They take up much less space than traditional patio doors. What’s more, they’re outstanding room dividers, and are built with numerous hinges so they line up tidily against the wall when opened.
External and internal bifold doors have become increasinglytrendy as a feature in a home – even smaller properties can really take advantageof this door type, as they’re sophisticated and take into consideration separation between much wider areas / rooms.
Benefits of Bi-Fold Doors
Sturdy and Solid
Thanks to a multi-point locking system, locking shoot-bolts, high security hinges and upgradedglass, our bi-fold doors are incredibly secure. All our doors are double glazed as standard and are externally beaded.
The rollers on our doors are on the top track to ensure a smooth opening to the outside, meaning the main runners and bulk of the mechanism are hidden discretely away in the frame head. We offer a range of doors, such as hardwood, softwood and aluminium bi-fold doors.
A Choice of Designs
Besides offering various standard bi fold doors, we can also make products tailored to your tastes – you can choose the material and size to suit your budget. We offer a wide range of design options to help you get the look you want. Our bifold doors can be wood stained or painted before dispatch, and you can choose any RAL or BS colour. We finish our doors using high quality paints from Dulux or Farrow & Ball, and can add various ironmongery options, including a choice of handles to suit both contemporary and traditional homes.
Enjoy a More Alfresco Experience Indoors
Arguably the best thing about our external and internal folding doors compared to traditional patio doors is their ability to bring the outdoors in, opening access to your patio or garden space. Unlike standard patio doors that feature solid panes (and although you can open the double doors), our bespoke folding doors will give you the sense you’re sitting outdoors. You’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space and the comfort of being indoors, all at once.
Enhance Natural Light
Open up a bifold door, and any living space can feel like a garden room, letting in lots of natural light and fresh air. It’s amazing the difference they can make to a room, and the large glass panes mean you can enjoy outdoor views no matter what the weather is like.
Bifold Doors UK supply doors across London, the South East, and the rest of the UK including England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. We have short lead times, and can offer fast dispatch if needed. Simply call today on 0843 886 8378 to get a free quote.
Here at Bifold Doors UK we manufacture and supply products to customers as well as businesses and traders. If you are a trader / commercial business and want to purchase doors at trade prices or in bulk then please give us a call. Some of our frequent trade customers include:
- Property Developers
- Property Renovators
- Commercial Businesses
We offer fantastic rates on trade prices, larger orders will carry better discounting.
Lead times for folding and sliding doors can be as little as 2 weeks. Please call us to discuss your requirements and delivery requirements.
More Information About Our Doors
Below, we’ve answered some of your most-asked questions about our external and internal bifold doors.
Why Buy Bifold Doors?
Make your home feel more luxurious with internal and external folding doors. Imagine gently folding the premium, hardwood doors aside into a compact space, allowing the light and air to fill the room, a whole enclosure opened up with the sweep of a door. That’s exactly what our wooden bifold doors do, and more. The doors, being manufactured from high quality materials and components will give a prestige look and feel that’ll amaze your guests and add a real statement to your home and living space.
What Are Bifolding Doors?
Bifold doors are otherwise known as bi-fold doors, folding sliding doors, glass sliding doors and sliding room dividers. In a nutshell, a bifold is a door that slides open while its panels fold up and stack neatly against the wall – like a concertina.
Why Are Bifold Doors Used?
Normally, bifold doors link rooms to an outdoor space, like an entrance to a conservatory or garden, however, they have all sorts of other uses. In general, a bifold can feature anything from two to seven panels all of which are linked with hinges and affixed to rollers at the top or bottom.
Why Should I Buy One?
One of the real appeals of bifold doors is that they provide remarkable views to the great outdoors. Aluminium frames support big glass panes and offer slim sightlines for an unhindered view, unlike other traditional patio doors.
Are Bifold Doors Space-Saving?
When open, traditional doors such as Patio doors and French doors occupy more space than bifold doors and, as such, the wasted space often makes the positioning of items like furniture more difficult. Up to 50% of the space surrounding the doors could potentially be wasted in comparison to Bifold doors which take up around 10%.
How Big Are Bifolding Doors?
Slimmer and less conspicuous than traditional patio doors or French doors, folding doors allow the utmost visibility without compromising durability and provide an ultra-modern appearance.
Do Bifolding Doors Involve a Lot of Maintenance?
No, our folding patio doors are incredibly low maintenance, especially our aluminum bifold doors. They’ll stay looking good for years on end – simply wash them down and use a splash of oil to keep them looking smart.
Are They Practical?
Very. They’re made to fold tidily to one or both sides of an aperture when open, so people can move easily from inside to outside, or from one room to another. In contrast, sliding patio and French doors can be less practical in more limited living spaces, such as opening onto a balcony or patio. On the other hand, our internal and external bifold doors fold away neatly, and don’t affect with access. In fact, folding patio doors can be a wonderful solution for wheelchair users or anyone in need of a wider access and minimal step.
How Secure Are Bifold Doors?
Incredibly safe and secure. Even though they offer maximum possible glass area and visibility to the outdoors, they’re totally weatherproof and provide brilliant thermal efficiency as well. Though they provide extremely handy access, bi-fold doors are incredibly secure, which is why they’re ideal for both commercial and domestic environments.
Are Bifold Doors Energy-Efficient?
Bifold doors aren’t just practical they also offer the benefit of energy saving and high levels of security despite having multiple joints which would usually be associated with weak spots in the structure our doors are manufactured and constructed from the absolute minimal volume of moving parts which also helps increase product longevity.
Do You Create Bespoke Bifold Doors, Tailored to My Tastes?
As a brand dedicated to its customers, we realise everyone has their own individual requirements, specifications, likes and budget – so every quote we offer is bespoke. We don’t mass produce products without a care for quality; each door we manufacture undergoes stringent quality checks as do the components used to form the door set. Your quote will be tailored around your product requirements. We’ll help you every step of the way, from door styles and materials through to colour and door fitting, such as ironmongery.
What Features Are Available on Bifold Doors?
We offer a wide array of features and options, combining hardwoods such as timber with other elements such as aluminium and composites to give you the best of both. Though we don’t stock upvc bifold doors, we do have a high-quality range of hardwood options, including Sapele, Indigo and oak bifold doors styles which can be further customised with beautiful ironmongery to fit the style of door you choose.
Are Bifold Doors Easy to Operate?
These types of doors offer amazing flexibility, typically in design and remain easy to operate and safe. On exterior applications, the doors must remain weather resistant, provide adequate security and should also provide excellent thermal efficiency (minimising loss of heat), this is typically done by using gasket seals between joints that close completely when the doors are shut.
How Are Bifold Doors Installed?
Bifold doors are usually connected in a train configuration, the doors may come in pairs with two doors folding each side, or with four doors splitting in the middle opening in separate ways. There are many different configurations for this type of door, which we can customise to meet your requirements.
What Environments Are Bifold Doors Used in?
We offer bifold door products for use in domestic (residential) and commercial applications i.e. restaurants, offices, entertainment areas. The doors can be tailored to their respective environment and can provide all the things essential for folding doors, including security, weather proofing, as well as style, looks and quality.
How Do the Doors Open?
Our folding doors will come complete with track and fittings and can be opened outwards, inwards (left / right) etc.
Can the Doors Be Customised?
Yes. All aspects of the doors’ stylings can be customised, including the colours and finishes, whether it’s a primed surface, unfinished surface, wood tone colour etc. Some of the styles include raised panels, varying textures such as smooth or wood grain, or shaped.
What Other Products Are Available?
Bifold Doors UK also offers hardwood windows, internal doors, French doors and patio doors. If you have a requirement relating to multiple products, feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.