Concertina Doors

“At Bifold Doors UK, we carry a wide range of different door products, including products such as concertina doors that can make a pleasing addition to any modern living space.”

Discover an eye-catching array of concertina accordion doors, ideal for open plan living. These concertina doors are also often called internal folding doors or internal bifold doors and are wonderful for adding the versatility of an open plan room, whilst still providing the ability to create smaller, more friendly spaces where needed.

They’re basically an internal partition, providing a cosy setting whilst enabling light to flood naturally through your property.

Range
Timber Range
We manufacture and supply timber french doors, customize door size, wood colour, door styles and ironmongery for handles
Prices start from 750
Bespoke Range
Customise every sapect of your door from material to colour, from glass size to door height, we have a wide range of options available
Call for prices / quoatation
Aluminium Range
We manufacture and supply doors in aluminium, customise every aspect of the door including frame and glass size & handle options
Prices start from 750
Traditional Range
available in hardwoods including Oak & Aluminium.Customise size, galss and ironmongery options
Prices start from 650
 
Specifications
Choose from a wide range of configurations for your concertina doors, choose door leaf size, sliding / stacking configuration, leaf volume and more. Below are some typical specifications:
  • Up to 8 doors each side (8 left and 8 right) (16 leaf in total)
  • Can open outwards or inwards (multiple hinge configuration)
  • Made from solid hardwood, typically manufactured in Sapele but available in other timber and oak hardwood.
  • The frame top and bottom track consist mainly of a silver anodised aluminium extrusion with solid timber cover trims.
  • All extremity door stiles (outermost stiles on each stack) use solid laminated timber.
  • Standard door leaf thickness is 68mm (customisable).
  • Standard outer frame depths from 142mm.
  • For bifold doors with windows, glass units use standard 28mm double glazed configuration.
  • Multiple glass configuration / options – see brochure
  • Micro-porous paint finish in any colour, we can coat to any RAL / BS and Farrow & Ball / Dulux colour.
  • Optional colouring for running gear
About Concertina Doors

What is a Concertina Door?

Simply put, a concertina door is another way of describing a bifold door. The name takes inspiration from the musical instrument concertina or accordion, as these instruments are folded open and closed to create music (similar to the way in which fire bellows are operated), so the concertina folding doors slide open and closed using panels.

We have a wide range of concertina doors for you to choose from including wooden concertina doors, concertina French doors, concertina glass doors and internal concertina doors.

History of Concertina Doors in the UK

Folding doors are also known as bifold doors, but the design is essentially the same, and dates as far back as Roman times.

Archeological finds in Pompeii have shown that Romans favoured wooden concertina doors, and according to historian Peter Connolly, Romans “disliked single-leaf doors and wherever possible, both inside and out, they used double or even folding doors.” Hence our modern love of internal folding doors.

Over the centuries different materials have been used to update the look and feel to represent design trends of the times. Today, the majority of sliding external concertina doors are made from materials such as wood, UPVC or aluminium, and many contain window or glass panels to amplify the natural lighting.

The design remains the same however, and as well as being great at maximising space, they’re cost effective too.

How do Concertina Doors Work?

Internal and external bifold doors use a straightforward tracking system which runs along the panels. These are linked via a train. Because the doors fold in on themselves, they slide along the tracking system effortlessly thanks to a set of wheels or a lower tracking system – resulting in seamless motion and discreet operation.

These doors typically come in pairs, particularly internal concertina doors, with two doors folding to one side or four that separate in the middle – as well as two doors folding back to either side. Your concertina folding doors come with all fittings and tracking already fitted and can be opened either outwards or inwards, making them incredibly versatile and wonderful for saving space.

The majority feature between two and seven panels, all of which can be linked with hinges and connected to the roller track at the top or bottom of the door (or both).

Benefits of Concertina Doors

Concertina folding doors offer homeowners a number of different advantages.

Saving space. For one, the sliding mechanism allows the accordian doors to open without having to take up space in the room, making them an ideal installation in compact living spaces. This sliding opening also makes a pleasant departure from more conventional doors that open outwards, so they’re also good for modern homes that have a contemporary aesthetic.

Accordion doors can be used both inside the home and out, making them a versatile design choice. Internal concertina doors, particularly, take up very little space when they’re open, making them the ideal option for smaller rooms like kitchen pantries or laundry rooms. Why not have folding doors that open into your wardrobe? You’ll be able to access the whole space at once, since it opens both sides.

Our concertina folding doors are efficient as the doors fold up panel by panel, so they don’t take up much space when open, either.

Versatile. Of course, you can blend both interior and exterior design by using the folding doors as gateways to your patio, garden, orangery or conservatory. When closed, the windows in the concertina glass doors allow in plenty of natural light and enable you to enjoy views of the outdoors. When open, these space-saving entryways make it easy for you to step in and out and to carry things like toys, drinks trays and other items in and out without the hassle of dealing with door handles.

Extra natural light. Without a doubt, one of the real plusses of having external concertina French doors is the breath-taking views they offer. They literally bring a little of the outside in (without any of the mess). What’s more, they let a significant amount of light in meaning you’ll save on electricity bills.

At Bifold Doors UK, we pride ourselves on manufacturing made to measure folding doors, meaning we can customise the length and width of your door panels so that they open exactly how you want inside the frame, giving you the option for having the wooden concertina doors partially open as well as allowing you control over the final finished look.

Colours
Iroko
Mid Oak
Mahogany
Oak
Mid Oak
Spanish
Walnut
Iroko
Mid Oak
Mahogany
Oak
Mid Oak
Spanish
Walnut
Iroko
Mid Oak
Mahogany
Oak
Mid Oak
Spanish
Walnut
Ash
Autumn
Bristle
Cadet
Calm
Ghost
Grove
Ivory
Lawn
lilly
Marsh
Milk
Mist
Moon
Polar
Porcelain
Powder Blue
Sandscript
Sea Green
Seashell
Slate
Costs & Pricing for Bifold Doors

Our manufactured concertina door prices start from £500, because of the number of variables involved with bifolding doors, we usually provide a quotation based on your requirements. Prices for multiple panels vary starting from £1300 for 2 panels, £1950 for 3 and so forth. All doors are 2090mm high, however we can also produce doors at nonstandard sizes.

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