Providing an opportunity to maximise the space and light of an opening, bifold doors can be a fabulous addition to any property. Not only do aluminium bifold doors provide a strong, extremely durable and flexible […]
Best Handles for Bifold Doors
Here at Bifold Doors UK, the quality of our products is paramount. Take our range of contemporary replacement handles for bi-fold door systems. Whether you choose low projection or standard replacement handles, all our bi-fold handles are expertly designed with durability and style in mind. Call us for a quote or fill in our handy online enquiry form for more information about out bi-fold door hardware.
About Bifolding Door Handles
Bi-fold door handles differ from standard door handles like those made for French doors and patio doors. Ultimately, with bi-fold door handles there is more risk of collision. Therefore, deciding on the type of bi-fold door handles you opt for, requires a little more design consideration and planning than a standard door.
Of course, at Bi-fold Doors UK, we can help you with all aspects of choosing your bi-fold doors, from the initial planning stages to choosing your ironmongery options, including, of course, door handles.
With our range of bi-fold door handles, significant engineering expertise has gone into the planning of every last detail of every single handle to ensure they’re as functional and easy-to-use as possible, whilst also effortlessly carrying out the dual function of pulling in and turning to lock.
Choosing Handles for Interior Bifold Doors
Happily, there are numerous options on offer when it comes to door handles, and which you choose will be ultimately based on three key factors; your personal tastes, budget and the size and weight of your doors.
Prior to selecting door handles, make sure you take accurate measurements of the depth of your doors, as this will be a primary factor to consider logistically when picking the bet handles for bifold doors.
Default Door Handles from Bi-fold Doors UK
At Bi-Fold Doors UK, our standard bi-fold door handles consist of a standard espagnolette compatible handle.
In some properties, there are problems with this default handle because it can collide with the adjacent door and stop the access door from opening fully parallel. That said, it is possible to remove the external handle and lock, to ensure a fully folding access door. This would mean, however, that there would be no access from the outside of the property.
Choosing your own Door Handles
Where the default handle is colliding and causes restricted access from the outside of your property, you will probably be better off choosing your own handles for your bi-fold doors.
Bi-fold door handles for bi-fold doors that have been purchased from us, will need to be compatible with a lock of 92mm centres, and a base that is no wider than 40mm.
At Bi- fold Doors UK, we recommend two types of handle: Low projection handles and standard handles.
Low Projection Handles
A low projection handle allows your access door to fold open in a fully parallel position.
A standard door handle collides with the adjacent door, preventing the access door from fully opening to a parallel position.
You can read more about choosing the handles for you bi-fold doors on our blog post ‘Choosing a handle for your new bi-fold doors’: choosing a handle for your new bifold doors.
And, of course, take a look at door handles PDF: handle_types.pdf.
For more help and information on door handles for your bi-fold doors, contact us on 0843 886 8378.