Indoor/outdoor living is all about embracing the outdoors and incorporating it into your home. With people spending more time in their homes than ever before, more and more homeowners are looking to utilise their outside space. 

 Designed to fully open up a space and create a seamless transition between the inside and outside, bi-fold doors have surged in popularity in recent times. But what makes them so popular and what do you need to consider when installing them in your home? 

In this article, we take a look at all you need to know about bi-fold doors so you can decide whether they are right for your home. 

Why choose Bi-Fold doors?

So what makes bi-fold different from sliding or french doors? Well, unlike sliding or french doors, once fully opened, bi-fold doors offer unobstructed views and essentially opens up an entire wall. Bi-fold doors are also ideal for flooding a home with natural light and creating a sense of space. If your property is short of space, a bi-fold door may just be what your home needs to create a lighter and more spacious place to live.

What types of Bi-Fold doors are available? 

One thing to consider when buying a bi-fold door is the material that it is made from. Not only will it determine its appearance but also its performance.

uPVC is an extremely popular material when it comes to bi-fold doors due to its versatility and low maintenance. Thanks to the variety of style choices and finishes, a uPVC bi-fold door will compliment any type of home – traditional or modern. Another draw is that uPVC needs very little maintenance in order to keep its attractive appearance – the occasional wipe down is all that is needed. It is also an effective insulator so it can help to keep the warm air in and cold air out. 

Aluminium is also a perfect material for bi-fold doors as its robust  and lightweight composition means that your doors will not only keep your home safe and secure but also will add a contemporary  look that will impress any guest. Available in an array of colours, our doors will match any home. Similar to  uPVC, aluminium is extremely low maintenance but, unlike uPVC, it is not susceptible to discolouration so it  will stay looking its best for longer. 

Our F82 New Bi-fold doors are designed with the style and performance of both uPVC and aluminium bi-fold doors. This contemporary, stylish bifold door intends to push the boundaries on innovation by boasting thinner sightlines and an interlock of 122mm that provide larger glazing panels without compromising on performance. 

For more information on our F82 range see here. 

How to customise Bi-Fold doors?

With most bi-fold doors, the configuration and finish of the doors are fully customisable. Therefore, you are able to decide on which way you would like the door to fold away, the number of panels and a ‘master door’ can be added for ease of access. It is recommended that you choose an odd number of panels so that they can be stacked away and create a complete opening. 

 In terms of colour, the choice is endless when it comes to bi-fold doors as they are generally available in a range of RAL colour so you can find the perfect match for your home. 

Choose Bi-Fold doors from Riverside Double Glazing

There is a lot that goes into choosing the right bi-fold door and unfortunately, not all doors were created equal. 

Whichever material, colour or configuration you choose, it is important to choose a trusted supplier so that you can be sure that your door  is built to a high standard and made to last. 

At Riverside Double Glazing, we strongly believe that none of our customers should compromise on quality. That is why we are dedicated to ensuring that all our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards – so our customers are never left unsatisfied. With over 16 years of industry knowledge, we aim to make the manufacturing process simple. Which is why we have cut out the middleman by fabricating in our own factory so that we have full control over the final product. 

If you’re looking for industry-leading bi-fold doors for your home in Southampton and the surrounding areas, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options. Or, use our online tool to design your door exactly the way you want and receive a free quote today.