Bifold Doors

Bifold Doors – wide open space & Style


Bi Fold Doors are perfect for use as both an external or internal door. When fully opened they can give more than an incredible 90% clear opening, offering unspoiled views of the outside of your home or uncluttered access between rooms within the home.

Built onto sliding tracks which allow the panels to be easily maneuvered, the Bifold doors can be opened left, right, from the centre and “stacked” either inside or outside the door frame, giving you maximum design choice.

The latest designs in Bifold Doors use 2 different track systems:

  1. Top Hung, where the weight is borne by an overhead track
  2. Bottom Hung, where the weight is borne by an underfoot track

Both systems take advantage of super-smooth roller tracks & guides to ensure the door moves easily and safely.

Bottom hung tracks can be counter-sunk so that there is no raised threshold to trip over.

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Features & Design Elements

a rated bi-fold doors in upvcThere are several design elements that can make your bi-fold doors so much more user friendly.

Features such as ground level thresholds for ease of access, top hung tracks & rollers to make the door easy to open & close, door seals which are “finger safe” (good for where children are around).

Not to forget to mention high levels of thermal efficiency which help to control both “solar gain” & heat loss.

It’s also important to consider personal safety with such a large amount of glass. This factor can been addressed by utilising toughened or tempered safety glazing. In terms of the glazing, toughened safety glass is a requirement where glass reaches floor level, and should be fitted as standard. There are options for laminated glazing if preferred.

A multi-point lock system and high quality hinges are essential to maintain household security.

Thermal efficiency can be determined by the BFRC label and in general, the higher the “U” value, the better the doors are at managing heat transfer (find out more at The British Fenestration Rating Council).

  • Available in Wood, Aluminium or uPVC.
  • Over 150 colours available across Aluminium range
  • More than a dozen colours in uPVC Range
  • Low or “no threshold” for seamless entrance
  • Thermally efficient & safety glazed panels
  • “Secured by Design” accreditation
  • “Finger safe” door seals & gaskets to prevent injury
  • More natural light excellent exterior view
  • Triple & Double Glazing – Sealed units up to 28mm
  • Multi-point locks – High security hinges
  • Easy glide tracking allow ease of movement for panels
  • Long term guarantees (10 to 20 years)
  • Hardwood, UPVC, Aluminium Options
  • Suitable for both internal & external use

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We recommend that all new & replacement doors or windows should be fitted by an accredited company.

You may not consider it important at outset, but should there be any problems, you have more protection than that which may be on offer from an unregistered installer – find out more about certification here: Window & Door Installer Certification

Typical Sizes & Opening Options

2 Panels – Typically up to 2500 mm

A standard 2 panel installation can open left, right & stack inside or out

3 panels – Typically 2400 to 3000 mm

All panels can slide left or right, stack inside or out – can be designed to accommodate 2 + 1 opening where 1 panel opens independently.

4 panels – Typically 3000 to 4000 mm

All panels can slide left, right or open from centre & stack inside or out – can be designed to accommodate 3 + 1 opening where 1 panel opens independently.

5 panels – Typically 3500 mm +

2 or 3 Panels can slide left, right or open from centre & stack inside or out

6 Panels – Typically 4000 mm+

All panels can slide left, right or open from centre & stack inside or out

 

Bifold Doors | UPVC Bi-fold Doors

You can take a look at some price guides here

Price guides

3 panel bifold doors
4 panel bifold doors

5 panel bifold doors

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Door colour selection

Depending on the material you choose, there is an excellent range of colour options.

With at least a dozen different colours for UPVC units in addition to “wood-grain” surface finishes. It is also possible to have different internal & external coloured frames.

There are over 100 different colours for powder coat Aluminum Bifold Doors on offer.

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Compare Costs For All Types of Residential Door

In such a competitive market, it makes sense to compare the costs by getting a selection of quotes from independent installers.