Door Applications

“Learn more about how Bifold Doors can be used around the home or commercial premises”

Bifolding door applications have become more diverse over the last 10 years, now being used in both domestic (residential) and commercial areas, mainly because space is now at such a premium that businesses and homeowners want to ensure they get the most out of their living and working space.

Interior bifold doors are useful for smaller spaces, spaces that include cupboards, wardrobes, kitchen doors, however they can are generally used for larger applications such as creating a partition between rooms that can be opened or closed.

Exterior applications are also common, many use bifolding doors as a replacement for rear patio or French doors, not only because of space saving, but because folding doors can allow for a wider opening on the property to allow more light and air in, the equivalent of bringing the outside in.

Folding doors have to be resistant to harsh weather conditions if they are used as an exterior application, this means that they must be able to withstand high winds, intense rain, overcome icing over, they must also provide adequate insulation to prevent heat loss.

On top of this, folding doors that are used on the exterior of a property must provide adequate security against potential break-ins. Burglaries fell after the introduction of UPvc products over traditional single glazed wooden framed doors and windows however in recent years UPVC products have also become a potential weak spot on properties. Folding doors must be able to provide sufficient resistance against forced entry.

Bifold doors are typically designed to come in pairs, with 2 doors folding to one side, or 4 door configurations, splitting in the centre. However, with Bifold Doors UK, we can create multiple configurations or door pair combinations which allow more than 2 doors to be connected on the sliding mechanism to go in one or more directions, this is typically referred to as “Multifold doors”.

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