Bifold doors have become a real favourite with homeowners who require striking amounts of glass, that seamlessly merge their indoor and outdoor spaces together. As one of the most versatile modern door systems around, bifold doors effortlessly complement patio spaces as well as glazed extensions, open-plan kitchens, dining rooms, balconies, terraces and internal room dividers.

Elegantly folding and gliding backwards, if you’ve been bewitched by the beautiful slim lines and glorious amounts of glass that bifold doors present, we’ve put together a collection of top tips on making the best choice for your home, your family and your lifestyle.

Which are the best bifold doors?

At P & P Glass, we are firm believers that the best bifold doors are constructed from aluminium or timber frames – as both provide outstanding durability, security, efficiency and style. These four points should be high on your list of priorities when carrying out research on new bi-folding doors. Dedicated to sourcing the very best home improvement products for our South East clients, the SUNFLEX brand is well known for premium quality aluminium and timber bifold doors.

3 tips to choose bi-folds & why we love Sunflex bifolds

Aluminium Sunflex Bifold Door

Sunflex aluminium bifold doors

The advantages of aluminium bi-fold doors from P & P Glass include:

  • Ideal for contemporary and commercial projects
  • Meets and exceeds PAS 24 security requirements
  • Holds Secured by Design award
  • Multi-point locking system
  • Internal glazing
  • Symmetrical, slim sightlines
  • Larger panes of glass
  • Standard colours, any RAL finish and dual colour options
  • Energy-efficient multi-chambered thermal-break system
  • Market-leading U-values
  • Highly recyclable
  • Low maintenance
  • Effectively resists warping, twisting and corrosion
  • Custom-made
  • Unique configuration options, including French doors and single doors
  • Available double or triple glazed
  • Toughened safety glass as standard
  • Laminated security glass upgrades available
  • 3 bottom track options
  • Highly rated for severe weather protection
  • Acoustic performance tested
  • Integrated ventilation option with full height tilt and turn windows
  • Lasts longer than uPVC

Find out more about how secure aluminium bifold doors truly are.

Timber bifold door installation

Sunflex wooden bifold doors

The advantages of timber bifold doors from P & P Glass include:

  • Ideal for traditional and heritage projects
  • Holds Secured by Design award
  • Multi-point locking system
  • Internal glazing
  • Choice of timbers
  • Ultra-slim timber sightlines
  • Range of high-performance paints & stains
  • Child safe finger protection
  • Unique continuous twin seal EPDM gasket design
  • Market-leading U-values
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Wide range of protective finishes
  • Available double or triple glazed
  • Toughened safety glass as standard
  • Laminated security glass upgrade available
  • 2 bottom track options
  • Curved profiles available
  • Certified weather test protection
  • Acoustic performance tested
  • Lasts longer than aluminium

White Timber Bifold Doors

What size bifold do I need?

The size of your new bifold door all depends on the size of your aperture (opening). Standard bifold door sizes are only slightly taller than typical internal door sizes; around 2090mm – 2100mm tall. Available in a variety of configurations, our bifold doors can utilise panels from 2 to 22 doors wide.

  • Sunflex SF55s aluminium bifold doors can accommodate panel widths up to 1200mm, with 3500mm maximum panel height for narrower panels.
  • Sunflex SF75 aluminium bifold doors can accommodate panel widths up to 1100mm, with 3500mm maximum panel height for narrower panels. (Both of these aluminium bi-folds boast ultra-slim sightlines of just 115mm)
  • Offering some of the slimmest timber sightlines around (122mm), Sunflex timber bifold doors can accommodate panel widths up to 1100mm, with 2900mm maximum panel height for narrower panels.

Contact the P & P Glass team today or visit one of our superb showrooms to discuss bifold door sizes in greater depth.

Top-hung vs bottom-rolling bifold doors

The terms ‘top-hung’ and ‘bottom-rolling’ refer to the way the bifold doors operates. All of our bi-folding door systems provide a bottom-rolling operation, which we believe is the best option available. This is simply because bottom-hung bifold doors are smoother to operate and quicker and easier to install.

What’s the difference between bifold doors and sliding doors?

How much do bifold doors cost?

Each of our bifold doors is designed to your specific requirements, therefore our bifold door prices are not ‘off-the-shelf.’ Having completed a variety of bifold door configurations, from classic to eclectic, we’re confident that we can meet and exceed your expectations. So, whether you need a wall full of captivating kitchen bifold doors or beautiful bifold patio doors to enhance outdoor areas, request a no-obligation quote today.

Will new bifold doors increase my home’s value?

Rosewood Timber Bifold Door

New bifold doors are sure to increase your kerb appeal, whilst boosting your whole family’s quality of life. Depending on the size of your new bifold doors, it’s very possible that they could boost the value of your home and provide a worthwhile return on your initial investment.

Dreaming of panoramic garden views? Take a look at this radiant case study that features dazzling bifold doors.

Try before you buy

Investing in an exquisite bifold door is a big step. This is why we always encourage our customers to view a range of doors before going ahead with anything. Nothing will ever compare to experiencing the quality for yourself, which is why we have 3 high-quality specialist glass showrooms. Located in Guildford, Wimbledon and Esher, access unrivalled support, advice and local knowledge in comfortable surroundings.

Admirable bifold doors for Surrey & West London architecture

From internal oak bifold doors to on-trend grey bifold doors and corner bifold doors right through to bifold door handles, completely transform your lifestyle with enlightening bifold doors this year.

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