With many homeowners still looking for the perfect solution to create a seamless transition between their indoor living space and outdoors, bi-folding doors should be a part of your arsenal if they aren’t already.
In this blog, we’ll explore the many advantages of these doors including everything from the elegant design of modern systems to the most common materials used. This means if you are considering adding bi-folding doors to your existing portfolio, you can be confident you’re picking a quality bi-fold to work with.
Read on for more.
The elegance of modern bi-fold doors
With their unmatched adaptability and classic elegance, bi-folding doors are a fantastic addition to any home. Not only do they look incredible but high-quality systems also operate seamlessly and deliver exceptional thermal performance. Therefore, it’s not surprising that they have become more popular than conventional sliders or French doors.
Let’s explore the many benefits of bi-folds in more detail to really understand why they’re the number one choice for homeowners.
Advantages of bi-fold doors
Ultimately, bi-fold doors offer a host of distinctive features which make them a stylish solution for people living in the UK.
Space efficiency and practicality
Unlike a traditional patio door, a bi-fold system effortlessly creates an unbroken connection between the inside and outside which is highly sought after by homeowners.
What’s more, thanks to its incredible design each leaf neatly folds on top of the other when open. This helps to save lots of space within homes and means homeowners can make the most of this extra living space.
Versatility of bi-fold doors
Many quality bi-fold door systems can be ordered to match a number of project specifications and configurations. In some instances, bi-folds can achieve a maximum opening of 15m with seven panels left, seven panels right with bottom rolling which allows the product to fold in different directions. This versatility gives homeowners a wide range of options so that companies, like yourself, can help to find the most suitable solution for their property.
Enhancing natural light and unobstructed views
A vital part of a bi-fold door is its ability to flood homes with endless natural light. This is because large expanses of glass are used, and slim aluminum sightlines within each door leaf allowing plenty of sunshine to stream inside, creating warm and ambient indoor environments for homeowners who can enjoy unobstructed views.
Building regulation compliant
Approved Document L (or Part L) introduced a reduction in the U-values required for doors from 1.8 W/m2K to 1.4 W/m2K on all extension and renovation projects. The same standard has also been set for new dwellings, where the U-values have been once again reduced to 1.4 W/m2K for doors with >60% of internal face glazed.
While this may seem impossible to achieve, modern technology has meant that bi-fold systems can successfully meet these latest standards and deliver exceptional energy efficiency. To find out more on this topic, check out our blog which looks closely at how bi-fold doors comply with Part L building regulations.
Don’t forget, to avoid being hit with a fine, always make sure that the bi-fold system can successfully meet these regulation changes and deliver exceptional thermal performance to benefit the homeowner and the wider UK.
Material considerations for bi-fold doors
Bi-fold doors are available in several material options and each one has its advantages. For those looking to work with an exceptionally strong and low maintenance bi-folding system, our experts at Debar would recommend selecting a bi-fold manufactured from aluminium.
We have actually developed our own bespoke aluminium system known as DeWall. This high performing product is a very desirable bi-fold door thanks to its incredible versatility, outstanding carrying capacity, slim sightlines, oversized doors and minimum profiles.
Choosing the right bi-fold door to work with
With a number of bi-fold systems out in the market, it can be difficult to pick just one to work with. At Debar, we’ve been manufacturing and developing external bi-fold doors as well as the accompanying hardware and components for 15 years. So, we know exactly what it takes to create a quality system that delivers exceptional performance.
Over the years, we have supported a number of companies to design their own bi-folds and we’ve even offered technical guidance and advice to systems houses and fabricators looking for help with their latest bi-fold projects.
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