Bridge The Interior with the exterior with luxury wooden bi-fold doors
Bi-fold doors are a great way to bridge the interior with the exterior – and it’s for this reason that you’ll find them adjoining patios with living space at homes up and down the country.
As their popularity continues to soar, more and more homeowners are even bringing them inside to elegantly divide areas of living space without compromising on light or space.
Bi-fold doors, also known as folding-sliding doors, slide open panels together, and can be designed and created in a range of styles to provide a stunning addition to any home – whether it be contemporary or traditional.
Even in compact spaces, this style can help create the illusion of more space, with slim frames and large expanses of glass drawing the eye ahead into the room and into the outdoor space beyond.
Our bespoke made-to-measure bi-fold timber doors are one of the most effective ways of creating a stunning, practical focal point in your home, whilst bringing the outside closer. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of bi-fold doors to help you decide if they are right for you and your home:
Flood your house with light:
Whether open or closed, bi-fold doors allow maximum sunlight into your home, enabling light to flood in to even spaces that are usually dark.
You don’t need to physically be outside to feel the sense of freedom that the great outdoors offers, as unlike conventional sliding doors they fold completely back to bring outside much closer to your living space indoors.
When bi-fold doors are open they take up very little space meaning they cause virtually no disturbance to your home’s natural flow. Unlike patio doors, which must slide behind another window or door, bi-fold doors collapse back on themselves, allowing for a more complete breakdown of the barrier between the interior and exterior of your property, and offering the benefit of opening up your wall completely.
You’ll get different levels of collapsibility depending on the number of panels your door comprises, and the way that they are arranged. By reversing the direction of your doors, you can create a little bit more space either on the interior or exterior of the door.
A set of bi-fold doors allows you to open them to any width within the frame and customise where the leaves split whilst enabling you to open into or out of a room and fold to the left or right.
They also come in a range of setups – so you could choose to have five or six panels or three larger ones, for example, depending on your space. Similarly there are also different arrangements to choose from, including the classic bi-fold ‘concertina’ of panels which open from one side of the door frame to the other, or ‘French fold’ designs which consist of two concertinas which meet in the middle.
A greater level of security is offered with bi-fold doors as they feature multi-point locking systems, internally beaded frames and high-security hinges. This compares to other types of glass doors which tend to have just one locking point.
Well created and installed bi-fold doors will provide a tight seal between your exterior and interior when closed, limiting the flow of heat compared with a set of French or sliding doors of equivalent size. Sliding doors, given that they need to slide over one another, don’t come with compressible seals on the top and bottom making them more prone to allowing cold air inside.
Folding doors are exceptionally lightweight and easy to handle – provided that they’re properly installed and aligned. They come with a slim profile which not only offers an unobtrusive view to outdoors, but which allows them to be easily moved back and forth.
You might think that, because folding doors come with tracks and wheels and other complex mechanisms, they’re more prone to falling apart over time. But a little bit of back-and-forth rocking is enough to get the mechanism protected against friction and dirt build-up.
Practical yet elegant, bi-fold doors make a stunning feature in any home – whether it be a striking addition in a modern setting or for adding a contemporary individual touch to older properties. They form a winning centrepiece on any patio and tend to inflate the value of the homes in which they are installed, making them a sensible investment.
Why Choose Wooden Luxury For Your Bi-Fold Doors?
To give our clients peace of mind, we focus on the detail. Architect designed, our bespoke bi-folding doors are made from only the highest quality sustainable timber and are available in different styles to complement any property.
Our bi-fold doors sets feature clean, understated lines which are finished with crisp modern ironmongery and with various high specification glass styles and etchings available to best suit your taste, home style and needs.
All of our bi-fold doors can be hand-finished in hundreds of traditional shades and timber stains – including RAL colours and shades that complement the Farrow & Ball and Fired Earth paint ranges – that are tried and tested to withstand the elements and guarantee longevity. We will even offer the option to vary the colour on the inside of the door so that it matches your internal décor.
Our bi-fold doors, such as top hung styles, are maintenance free – and we’re so confident in the quality of our products that we offer an 8-year guarantee on all of our work.
For more information on the stunning bi-fold doors we offer, view our range here or call 01746 322 301.