Bifold doors are now the on-trend item for the home DIY-er and property restorer. They are made up of panels of glass and a frame (often lightweight aluminium). The doors are hinged and fold back to create large open areas, and they’re popular with people who want to open up very large external walls.
Bifold doors are very flexible in their design. It’s possible to have them manufactured for virtually any building and to any size. However, for very small openings, the concertina effect of full bifolds won’t be possible, because there won’t be space for multiple folds. Luckily, there’s still a way we can fit them.
Solutions for Small Spaces
Despite the fact you can’t have a full bifold in a small space, you can still enjoy the flexibility of a two-pane bifold door. This is a door that has two leaves, or panes, with a hinge between them.
Like a bifold, the two-pane variant opens at the extreme left or right edge, and can be folded on itself. The panes stack against each other, either inside or outside the room.
A two-pane bifold doesn’t have as many configuration options as a full sized bifold. You can’t have a single door that opens independently, so that’s something to think about if you need constant access to the outside space (to put the bins out, for example).
Compared to a French door, you’ll also let more heat out when you open a two-pane bifold. Again, this is only really going to be an issue in winter.
Benefits of Bifolds
So those are the compromises. What are the benefits?
Compared to a patio door, you’ll get a much bigger usable area and better access to the house from the garden. Often, customers upgrade to a two-pane because they’ve previously had doors that only open on one side, so the difference for them is enormous.
Bifolds also look a lot better than ageing PVC. If you opt for aluminium frames, you’ll notice that you have far more glass, and the frame itself is far thinner. You can have blinds fitted that do away with the need for curtains that simply get in the way. You also have a much wider choice of colours too.
Naturally, modern bifolds are far more secure than old patio doors. Poor quality locks are one of the most common entry routes for burglars, but our modern locking system will protect you and your family from the dangers and inconvenience of intruders and burglary.
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about two-pane bifolds and how they can increase your living space, talk to Your Price Bifolds. Our fully trained customer service team will be happy to answer any questions you have and arrange for you to have a consultant prepare a quote. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you remove those unsightly old uPVC doors and benefit from the many improvements that a small set of bifolds can offer.