Bifold doors and French doors share similar DNA and can deliver a similar range of benefits to a homeowner. They are both popular styles to consider when you want to seamlessly connect an indoor and an outdoor space. Once you have decided where you want to install or replace a door, the next step is deciding whether you want bifold doors or French doors.

When choosing a new double glazed door for your home, it’s useful to know more about the options available to you and the pros and cons of each so you can decide which is best for your home.

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What Is a Bifold Door?

A bifold door has multiple leaves which concertina back for a fully open aperture. One of the key benefits of a bifold door is that they flood a home with natural light, making any room in your home seem brighter and more welcoming.

Our bifold doors are easy to maintain and will keep working to a superior level. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth and because they don’t have multiple panes, it will take less time in comparison to other designs.

If you do not have a lot of space to play within your home, bifold doors may be the perfect solution. Unlike sliding alternatives, when bifold doors are folded back, they take up minimal room. This is due to the concertina action, allowing you to open up the entire wall completely.

Despite the large panes of glazing, the security of your home will not be compromised. With multipoint locking systems, your home will be kept safe from unwanted intruders. Bifold doors are incredibly energy efficient and are designed to better retain heat within your property.

What Is a French Door?

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French Doors have grown in popularity due to their market value, visual appeal and selection of performance benefits.

Many homeowners assume that, by installing a set of French doors they are reducing the security of their building. However, this is not the case, as our doors are crafted using premium materials and advanced locking mechanisms.

French doors will help flood a space with natural lighting, making any room appear brighter. They are commonly used as back doors, creating a seamless tradition between home and garden. They are also a fantastic installation if you want to ventilate your home.

The installation of a set of French doors could reduce your energy bills. They can help your home better retain heat, meaning you rely less on your central heating to keep the space comfortable in winter.

Should You Choose Bifold or French Doors?

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There’s no wrong answer as both options are a fantastic way to enhance the way your home looks and performs.

Bifold doors open up the whole side of the back of your building when fully opened up and folded back. You can’t do this with French doors, which can only be hung inwards and outwards. You can even choose how many configurations and door panels our bifolds come with.

French doors are traditionally suit suited to older styles of architecture, as there are generally more glazing and framing options available. French doors are becoming more popular in heritage homes and older properties, especially in conservatories, orangeries and extensions.

Another benefit of installing French doors, is that they are generally more affordable and easier to install because they have fewer elements. French doors also make an efficient and hassle-free replacement for outdated and underperforming French doors.

Ultimately your choice of the best door depends on budget, personal taste and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve in your home.

And if you’re lucky enough to have more than one opening at the back of the home, mixing these different doors can also create a unique finished look.

Bifold Doors vs French Doors Prices

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No matter whether you choose a bifold or a French door for your home, we can offer high quality installations without breaking the bank. As a local home improvement company, we put our customers first, offering short wait times and affordable prices.

You can also customise both our bifold and French doors, so they perfectly fit your requirements and seamlessly blend into your existing architecture. You adjust not just how they look, but how they open and how many panels of glazing they include. We only install doors that have been made to measure.

If you’d like to install a set of bifold doors or French doors into your home, please use our online quote builder to design your new set of doors today. For further information, our experienced yet friendly team are happy to help. Call us on 01227 779 372 to ask us anything or leave us a message via our online contact form.

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