Features & Design Elements
There 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).