How to Choose the Right Layout for Your Bifold Doors
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If you’re considering aluminium bifolds, they’re one of the most customisable types of door on the market. They come in a range of attractive styles to help you design ideal spaces in your home or business. So, how can you ensure the layout of bifolds works for you?

As well as the different looks they produce, the bifold configuration you select will define how the doors work for you in practice. Make sure you think about the following ideas when making your final decision.

Pick a Bifold Installation Site

When looking at the best positions to install bifold doors, there are a number of ways you can use them to open up your rooms. Some people like to produce a glass wall effect which connects smoothly to the outdoors. Others want to keep more floor space free if choosing inward opening bifolds. You can also have them installed around a bay or corner.

Make sure you discuss all options with an experienced bifold company like Opus so that you know what’s involved. They’ll often point out things you may not have thought of, such as the additional structural support required for corner bifolds or the best ways to use the natural light on offer.

Whatever you decide, your bifolds will be made to measure.

Bifold Door Panels & Sizes – Get the Configuration Right

Once you know where the bifolds are going to be installed, you can choose how many panels you’d like and their sizes to fit the spaces. The more leaves you have, the more sightlines you’ll see, although aluminium frames are incredible slimline. On the other hand, narrow door leaves won’t take up as much inside space when collapsed and folded against the wall.

Once you know how many panels you have, you’ll also need to think about where the opening will occur. For example, if you selected 4 panels, you could have all of the leaves moving in one direction, or a single door with 3 folding leaves, or a split in the middle.

Choose an Opening Mechanism

Many bifold suppliers will allow you to choose an inward or outward opening mechanism when you finalise the specifications. Think about the impact either choice will have on your inside and outside space. For example, if you have a large extension but a small outdoor terrace, you may prefer inward opening bifolds.

If you opt for a high-quality product, you should get a smooth opening mechanism whatever the configuration thanks to easy glide systems.

Ready to design your bifolds?

At Opus Aluminium, we supply and install bifold doors across Surrey, London and South East locations, including Kingswood, New Malden and Oxshott. To arrange a free, no-obligation consultation and quote for bifolds, call now on 020 8103 0400.


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