What is the smallest opening for bifold doors?

Due to their slim sightlines and their ability to let in a huge amount of natural light, aluminium bifold doors have become increasingly popular in and around Plymouth and Devon. Perfect for those who enjoy entertaining, bifold doors allow you to fully open up any location, seamlessly merging your indoor and garden spaces together. Bifold doors are the only door style that can reveal up to 90% of their width as broad open space. Even the smallest garden can automatically feel bigger with aluminium bifold doors; there really are numerous benefits when it comes to bifold doors.

Fashionable, modern, and aesthetically pleasing, bifold doors also look great when closed, as their substantial panes of glass do not obstruct views or block light. So, even when the British weather does what it does best, your doors will still look great! Also, the range of colours available will give you the freedom to match your new bifold doors to your home and style, including a host of RAL colours. You can choose from modern shades such as anthracite grey or opt for a natural oak finish.

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What is a bifold door?

Made from a series of panels, bifolds are contemporary-styled doors that slide open and fold up neatly against the wall. A bifold door opens in one quick motion, giving you the full view and access to what is behind. Normally seen as external doors, bifold doors can be used inside the house too.

Many savvy Plymouth homeowners use them to split up large rooms, so as not to lose the light or the sense of space.  A traffic door could also be integrated to make them just as practical in the winter as they are in the summer. A traffic door is a door that is incorporated into the bi-folding mechanism but has a more traditional opening, allowing you to go in and out without having to open the bifold door entirely.

What are bifold doors?

What is the smallest opening for bifold doors?

Bifold doors come in many sizes. They can be fitted to exceptionally large openings, but do you know what the smallest opening for a bifold door is? The minimal recommended opening is 1400mm, and to fill this opening two individual 70mm wide panels would be used. Any smaller would make the door difficult to manoeuvre.

What are the advantages of aluminium bifold doors?

Aluminium bifold doors are a truly fantastic option for the back of your home. They are ideal particularly if you want small bifold doors because their strength allows a great deal more glazing to be incorporated into the design.

Here at Landmark Windows, we install two types of aluminium bifold doors; Smart Systems, which offer aluminium bifold doors with a polyamide thermal break, for high-performance thermal insulation, and Origin bifolds that use a unique roller system to make the movement of the doors as smooth as possible. They both come with double glazing as standard and have unique security features in place to keep you and your family safe far into the future.

Our bifold doors surpass security standards PAS 24 and Secured by Design and have an 8-point locking system, giving you the peace of mind that your home is extremely secure.

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High-quality aluminium bifold doors in Plymouth, Devon, and Cornwall

We are aluminium specialists, offering a range of windows and doors for homes in Devon and Cornwall. We recognise the needs of our customers and meet this with our unmatched enthusiasm, knowledge, and attention to detail.

Our customers expect quality results and trust us to meet their expectations, which is why we put this at the heart of everything we do. If you have any questions or queries, get in touch today on 01752 283 834 and we will be happy to help. Our experts are on hand to advise you on the best way to improve your home!

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