uPVC bifold doors

uPVC bifold doors


There is a new buzz word in within the industry “Bifold Doors”, but they have actually been around for many years, albeit in a far more crude format. For many years we have had industrial folding and sliding doors, but in recent years a far more refined system has come in from Europe and Australia. Their climate lends itself to warm, dry summers and the desire to open up large expanses of doors to the outside.

As we start to appreciate the outdoor life style and spend much of our leisure time and our summers in the garden we are looking to bring the outside in, which in turn is driving the growth of this product.

The mechanism to operate these Bi-fold doors mainly originates from Australia and so commands a premium price sue to the distance traveled and the fact that it is precisely engineered from high grade stainless steel. It has a very smooth sealed bearing system incorporated into the running system and small production runs made to bespoke sizes make this a very individual product.

Some systems have a top weighted track whilst others have a bottom weighted track, either way there exists the opportunity to open up vast expanses of glazed doors as much as 8 metres wide in each direction. Modern locks and seals ensure security and draught proofing.

uPVC bifold doors, aluminium bifold doors and hardwood bifold doors are becoming particularly popular in orangeries and conservatories both as external and internal doors. They are also finding greater use in the commercial sector as in public houses, clubs, car showrooms and even in schools as room dividers.