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  • Paulo Ferreira

5 great reasons to consider bi-folding doors

Updated: Apr 21


Prism Glass has worked on numerous glass projects at the London Imperial College, including a new glass atrium and, more recently, external bi-folding doors. The bi-folding door installation resulted in an open space, with easy, practical access to an external courtyard and more natural light. Due to their practicality and ability to link exteriors with interiors, bi-folding doors are becoming increasingly popular. They are ideal for homes with gardens or patios and commercial spaces, especially restaurants and cafes. In this article, we look at five reasons to consider bi-folding doors in your home or commercial space.

Above: Bi-folding doors (closed) at the London Imperial College (installed for Quest Interiors)

Above: Bi-folding doors (opened) at the London Imperial College (installed for Quest Interiors)

1. Seamless Integration

Bi-folding door can truly change a space. Continuous glass help integrate the exterior with the interior; it will give you a sense of open space. Moreover, by simply pushing the door panels to one side, you can have quick and easy access to the exterior and enjoy uninterrupted, seamless views.

2. More Natural Light

Whether closed or open, bi-folding doors are a great way to get more natural light into your home or commercial space. Natural light helps turn small dark areas into spacious, comfortable and inviting spaces, where you will want to spend more time. More natural light means you rely less on artificial lighting during the day.

3. Contemporary and modern

Bi-folding doors can be a stunning feature, adding the “wow-factor” to space. Their simplicity, sleek-look and ability to change from a glass wall to discreetly tuck away creating a seamless open space can give any home or commercial space a modern contemporary look. There are many colours, styles and designs available. Whether you are looking for something to blend in or stand out visually, you can be confident you will find bi-folding doors that will suit your space and taste.

4. Easy to maintain

Aluminium and UPVC bi-folding doors are easy to clean and maintain. All that is required is cleaning with a detergent as you would any other exterior windows or glass doors and occasionally lubricating locks, hinges and the runner to ensure the doors slide smoothly and with ease.

5. Space Saver

Bi-folding doors are real space savers. Unlike sliding doors, when open they are compact and take up very little space, as they concertina to one side of your opening. You literally can stack an entire wall discreetly to one side allowing people to move freely from one space to another. Depending on your area, bi-folding doors can be stacked either inside or outside, adding to their practicality.

Bi-folding doors integrate the interior with the exterior, offer more light and space, look contemporary, are easy to maintain and real space savers. If you would like to know more about bi-folding door installation or would like to discuss your project, please contact us today.



About the writer: Paulo Ferreira has extensive experience in project management and worked at Prism Glass for two years, where he managed glass installation projects and day to day operations. He also has extensive experience in financial services. His skills include graphic design, branding, content marketing and blogging.

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