What are “bifold doors” exactly?

What are bifold doors?

The definition of bifold is to fold twice – the folding and sliding features are the most prominent parts. They have a sliding track but sliding doors normally refer to regular patio doors. Bifold doors are one of the most popular door styles and it’s clear to see why. They offer a different approach to opening up your space and moving between your home and garden.

Concertina doors, accordion doors

According to a recent survey by Origin, 64% of people don’t know the technical name for bifold doors. Maybe you’ve seen these doors but you don’t know the name? Perhaps you’re envious of your neighbours or you’ve seen them on Grand Designs? If you don’t know the correct name you could be missing out. Sliding doors, folding track doors, zig zag, accordion and concertina doors. These are all names that have been used to describe bifolding doors.

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Bring the outside in

With anything from one to eight door sets, you can create a fully glazed wall if you wish. This can become an impressive focal point for any room and adds a touch of modernity to your home. With their sleek, slim frames, you can enjoy unobstructed views; perfect if you love your garden and surrounding countryside.

Concertina and accordion doors are used as alternative names by some people as this describes the way the door panels stack. Unlike other sliding doors, you can fully open your space. The doors don’t take up space as they stack on one side. Being able to open up 90% of the width of your door, you can create an open plan feel between your home and garden. This ensures your garden parties and BBQs are always a success as your guests easily drift around your home. Make those summer evenings last even longer by retreating inside while still having your home opened up.

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Bifold doors that always impress

Our bifold doors are made of high quality aluminium; the perfect material due to its modern appearance and benefits. Exceptionally strong yet lightweight, aluminium can hold larger panes of glass which lets more light flood into your home. Choose from a rebated threshold with improved weather resistance or a low threshold perfect for easy access.

With high levels of thermal efficiency, these doors will keep the cold out. In the warmer months, you can control air flow around your home by having them slightly open. With high quality locks, your safety and security is never compromised. Available in any of the hundreds of RAL colours, it’s easy to personalise your new bifolding doors.

Local Plymouth bifold doors suppliers

Our family-run Plymouth company takes pride in delivering high quality home improvements across Devon and further afield. Whether you want to transform your home or add more space, we have the right experience and products for you. Get in touch today to discuss our bifolding doors and other fabulous products.

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