What are Bi-Fold Doors?


Bi-fold doors are doors that slide open and are made from a series of panels that fold up against the wall like a concertina.

Single leaf doors are quite common in modern homes but they can be incredibly inconvenient, especially if you are looking to make the most of your home space.

A bi-fold door is a more attractive, sturdy and unique alternative that pulls open from the centre which gives you the full view and access to what is behind the door in one swift motion. Also the ‘shuddering’ you experience with sliding doors will be a thing of the past.

Salop Glass can install bi-fold doors inside or outside your home as a gateway to your garden or conservatory or you could even use them as a way to split a large room without losing the sense of space. For flexibility, there is no better alternative than a bi-fold door.

Bi-Fold Doors Explained

Bifolds are usually glazed with large glass panels which flood homes with plenty of natural light. With folding doors, the door itself will slide open, whilst its panels fold up and stack against the wall so you can make the most of your space. For internal bi-folds, they are generally used to cover smaller spaces such as wardrobes and laundry rooms and external bifold used to bridge the gap between the inside of your home and the outside.

Both interior and exterior bi-folding doors use a simple tracking system that runs along with the panels that are connected on a train. The doors work by folding in on themselves and then gliding along with the tracking system with the assistance of a number of wheels or a lower tracking system, which both lead to smooth motion and quiet operation.

What are the Advantages?

Both internal and external bifold doors offer plenty of flexibility so you can customise them to most requirements.

External – The most obvious benefit of an external bi-folding door is the fantastic views it offers. They will also maximise the amount of natural light your room gets plus its multiple locking system will enhance your properties security.

Internal – A bifold door takes up little space when open, which makes them a great option for smaller interior spaces such as laundry rooms or kitchen pantries. Because they fold back on themselves, they take up less space than conventional sliding doors and french doors.

Get a Competitive Quote from Salop Glass

If you are looking to add bi-fold doors to your home, get in touch with Salop Glass for a no-obligation quote.