Top 3 tips to choosing new bifold doors

Last Updated: 5 September 2022

Bifold doors are a fantastic way to bring more natural light into your home and are a perfect addition to any traditional or modern home extension. With a wide range of sizes, styles, and materials on offer, whether you are choosing a new addition to your home or replacing your bi-folding doors, it can be a big undertaking. So, if you’re wondering how to choose bifold doors properly, we’ve outlined three top tips below to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Accoya wood oak effect bifold doors
Accoya wood oak effect bifold doors
  1. Decide on the best material

The right material isn’t just about the cost. The material will play a big role in the overall look of the space as well as the overall practicality. You can choose a wide variety of materials on offer to match up with your needs, such as aluminium, engineered timbers, softwood, or uPVC. Our premium bi-fold doors are available in slender aluminium and authentic timber.

  1. Get the measurements right

When you are working out how large you want your bifold door to be, it’s crucial to get the measurements right. Do this by working out the size of the tracks and the aperture. For the best finish, be sure to use an experienced local installation company.

  1. Choose the right operating system

Aluminium bifold doors
Aluminium bifold doors

If you are new to bifold doors, you may come across the terms “top hung” and “bottom rolling.” These refer to how the doors are supported. It’s advisable to get an operating system that is specifically designed for bifolds because they will be stronger, rather than the traditional systems used for hinged or sliding doors. There are benefits to both top hung and bottom rolling in an aesthetic sense as well as practically, and it’s important to pick the best one for your needs.

Beautiful bifold doors tailored to a range of North West homes

We manufacture and install timber and aluminium bi-folds in a wide variety of colours and finishes. Timber bi-folds can be stained for a natural timber look or coated in an opaque finish, whilst aluminium bifolds are typically chosen to create more contemporary-styled aesthetics. So, if you wish to unite inside and outside spaces and get a brighter, bigger looking home, get in touch to discuss your individual needs further with our seasoned team of experts who will be happy to help.

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