Further information about External Bi-Fold Doors
External Bifold Doors benefits
We offer a wide range of finishes and designs in our bifold door range so you can find a style that suits your exterior. We offer beautiful wooden bifold doors, available unfinished, like the Horizon Unfinished Bifold Door, or finished like the Icon Solid Oak Bifold Door.
Our prefinished doors are ready to hang as soon as they arrive, whilst our unfinished doors can be finished at home to perfectly complement your home. You can stain or paint your bifold door the way you want, turning your dream home into a reality.
We've designed our bifold doors for longevity, as well as beauty. We offer the most modern constructions and safety features to ensure your doors will last. Using engineered cores, our doors aren't at risk of warping or bowing like solid doors but enjoy all the aesthetic benefits. Engineered oak distributes stress by using separate pieces of wood which are pressed together in multiple directions. This creates a strong core that helps keep the door stable. Our engineered core bi-folding doors also benefit from this added strength, with the core taking the strain of any forces while the face veneers provide the luxury finish.
All of our bifold doors comply with UK building regulations. From thermal insulation properties to the safety of our toughened glass, our products either meet or exceed the requirements set by national standards.
Bifold Doors, French Doors & Sliding Doors: How To Choose Your Patio Doors Type
The three main types of patio doors are external bi-fold doors, french doors and sliding doors. Each has its own benefits but bifold patio doors are one of the most popular choices in both traditional and contemporary homes.
French doors are famous for their European charm and open outward on a hinge. Sliding doors are a more modern option and open by one panel of glass sliding behind the other.
External bifold doors offer all the space-saving functionality of sliding doors with the charming aesthetics of french doors. One of the main advantages of a bifold door is that the door will fold in on itself so doesn't take up much space as a french door when open. Sliding doors allow for a lot of natural light to enter your home, but can't open as wide as a bifold door.
Whatever patio door you choose, you can be sure an Aspire Doors patio door set will be of the utmost quality.
What Is A Bifold Door U-value?
Our bifold doors offer excellent U-values, which relates to how energy efficient your bifold patio doors are.
The lower the U-value, the better insulation properties your bifold patio doors offer. Our patio doors low u value will help keep heat within your home. This is especially useful during colder months, as your heating will be trapped inside where you want it. Not only does this save on energy bills, it's also more environmentally friendly.
Are bifold patio doors safe?
Security is always a concern when choosing a new door set for your home, and we take this seriously at Aspire Doors. Our bifold patio doors are 54mm thick for enhanced structural stability and fitted with toughened, double-glazed panes. As well as multi-point locking for extra security, our hardware includes the top hung Secure by Design system.
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Chances are that if you’re visiting this page you’ve got a question about external bi-fold doors. We’ve gathered together the questions we get most frequently asked by customers so hopefully this is where you’ll get the quick answer to that question about external bi-folds you’ve been looking for. For more in depth information be sure […]Read More