Our Top Tips for choosing the right bifolding door

Open Living are your local bifolding door specialists. As one of the regions’ leading bifolding door suppliers, we have many years of expertise and possess the knowledge to help you make an informed choice on what is the right door for you.

Choose your new bifolding doors with care

The bifolding door has become one of the most desirable home improvement products. All over the country people are finding out how this fantastic product and how it opens and folds can enhance and add value to their homes.

The popularity of bifolding doors means homeowners have a huge amount of choice. So how do you know which is the right door for you? And how can you be sure it’s provided by a knowledgeable installer?

Bifolding doors are unlike your typical French doors that swing or patio doors that slide.

Today’s quality folding doors possess more complex hardware as well as more sophisticated engineering. This is what enables them to swing, slide and fold.

With bifolding doors also being fitted to much larger openings than other types of doors it’s even more important that your door is well made, has great design and impressive aesthetics. Only this way will your bifolding door remain reliable long into the future and give you years of enjoyment and pleasure.

Quality is everything with bifolding doors

It’s important that your new bifolding door is precision made and possesses the best quality locks, rollers, guides and handles. All these components play a key role to ensure that no matter what size or weight your door is, it is effortless to open and close and consistent every time.

You should also consider the locks and handles on your doors. With the vast majority of folding doors being installed in the rear of the home security is vital.

If your bifolding door is your only door that leads out into the garden you’ll want a handle that will last and work reliably for years.

Many widely available doors possess components found on many other types of doors. Others have hardware designed specifically for one product. So study the handles of your new door. They should feel comfortable to use, look and feel robust as well as have a durable quality finish to them.

Your folding doors installed by experts.

Above all else it is a correct installation that ensures your bifolding door works correctly.

Some homeowners will try to save money on their project by getting their doors fitted by their builder. Installing a bifold is not the same as fitting a standard door.

With bifolding doors going into large and wide openings it is vital frames are correctly fitted, they are plumb and square and thresholds correctly packed and fitted.

Always try before you buy.

Open Living have added value and improved the comfort, security and energy efficiency of thousands of home in the Bedfordshire area and beyond.

We know that the purchase of a new bifolding door is a different buying experience compared to replacement windows or a new front door.

We recommend you always see a bifolding door in action. Only this way will you understand how a folding door operates and understand important factors. These include the relationship between the door threshold and your inside and outside floor levels. You’ll also need to understand the various opening configurations, huge choice of colours and your glass and hardware options.

Visit our showroom and you will see a large range of folding doors in a choice of colours and styles.

Award winning doors installed by an award winning Company.

Open Living believe when it comes to bifolding doors, our product range of Origin, Schuco and Smarts folding doors are one of the very best you can buy.

As a long established provider of folding doors we have installed many of the other doors available in the market. Our choice of three bifolding door systems gives you real choice and varying price points in folding doors.

You can choose from the market leading Origin door with a 20 year guarantee, the sophisticated Schuco door for the ultimate in engineering and design or the high quality and affordable Smarts Visofold door.

Compare these to other doors on the market and we are sure you’ll want to enjoy all the features of these elegant, bespoke doors in your own home, expertly installed by Open Living.

Contact us today to see your yourselves our stunning range of folding doors from your local award award winning company.

01767 448 005