Sliding doors and bifold doors both come with their own benefits, but it may be difficult to make the decision between them. Before making the choice between the two styles of door, it is important you understand the distinctions between them as well as the unique ways they may benefit a home.

Sliding Doors and bifold doors both offer a broad array of benefits, but the doors you choose to install will mainly be based on your needs and the space you have available.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are formed using two or more expansive panes of glazing which slide to the side. The panes sit behind one another to offer a space saving solution that can flood a space with natural lighting.

Enjoy uninterrupted views of your surroundings with the large opening that comes with installing one of our sliding doors. Unlike bifold doors, these designs don’t usually provide a 100% opening as the doors must slide back against each other. One pane will always stay visible.

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The large panes of glazing can flood a space with natural lighting, create a welcoming environment and offer the illusion of more space. Even with the doors closed, you can enjoy unobstructed views of your garden and keep an eye on your family.

Sliding doors are a popular choice for homes in your region where space is at a premium. They take up much less space when compared to French doors and bifold doors. They are less convenient to use, so bifold doors will perhaps make a better traffic door.

Bifold Doors

Bifold doors are made up of at least two door leaves which, when opened up, fold back against themselves to form a concertina shape. These panels of glazing are connected by hinges and run smoothly backwards and forwards along a top and bottom track via a carriage system.

Bifold doors can create a wide opening, helping homeowners seamlessly connect your home with your outdoor space. They make a fantastic access or traffic door, ideal if you like to socialize in your outdoor space. You can go in and out of a home with ease as these doors don’t have to be slid up and closed.

These versatile designs come in a range of configurations, you can choose an inward or outward opening design as well as having control over the colour. They are available with a low threshold to improve the accessibility of your home for people in wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Sliding doors are the better option if you have a space with little room because bifold doors need space to stack either inside or outside of the home.

Which is the best for me?

Sliding doors generally offer the best views of your outdoor area as the panel sizes are often more expansive. These panels are typically crafted of more glass and less frame in comparison with bifold doors. Thanks to the premium materials used to craft them, our bifold doors can also handle expansive panes of glazing and slim framework.

Bifold doors deliver unmatched levels of panoramic views, removing any obstruction from inside to the outside of the property. Sliding doors will still let you enjoy a brighter, more welcoming space, but due to the slide panes, it won’t be as much as bifolds.

Sliding doors are designed and crafted using more glass than door in the profile, meaning that they deliver advanced levels of thermal efficiency. Bifold doors have a polyamide break installed in the profile to ensure they surpass thermal efficiency regulations. Both options will improve how your home performs.

Sliding doors only come in 2, 4 or 6 door configurations, but bifold doors can be configured in any number of panels. Homeowners will have control over they want their new installation to look and perform. Get the perfect installation for your home, no matter the size or your personal preferences.

If your home is a more modest size, sliding doors can be a fantastic choice because they won’t take up any extra room like bifold doors do require they simply slide horizontally down the track. Because bifold doors require space to fold onto itself, you will need the required space either internally or externally to accommodate this.

 Sliding Doors and Bifold Doors from UK Superfold

Here at UK Superfold, we offer premium aluminium doors to customers across the UK. We have years of experience with high-quality double glazing.

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