Reasons to consider Bifold Doors

2nd July 2018

Positively transforming your environment and your home,Bifold doors are becoming increasingly popular across the UK. 

They combine effortless use with secure and stylish design and as such are ideal for both businesses and homes to seamlessly connect an outdoor area into an additional functioning space or to simply benefit from extra light in the room.

The advantages of Bifold doors don’t stop there. They boast a whole range of other benefits too.

Increase Space

By removing a wall and introducing Bifold doors you are generating almost panoramic views allowing for significantly more light to flood your home, resulting in the illusion of a much larger, more refreshed space.

Ease of Use

Bifold doors are incredibly easy to operate, either used outside or inside with free-glide running systems using maintenance-free, near-frictionless needle roller bearings ensuring they are a breeze to open and close despite the number of doors in a set. This forward-thinking usability is a far cry from the weighty, awkward doors of the past notorious for sticking or crashing closed with force.


The design is completely flexible and can be tailored to suit your individual needs. So, whether you are looking for a simple design to open up just part of the wall, several doors to open the whole back of your home, or a 90 degree angle to lighten a dark corner there is certainly a solution.

In addition, whatever the style of your home, you can find a Bifold to compliment it. At Burlington we work with AlumiTech, manufacturing doors in a wide range of colours and textures to suit your tastes. You can even choose a different colour for both the interior and exterior to meet your décor requirements.

Energy Efficient

The door frames in both uPVC and aluminium bifold options are insulated to ensure maximum efficiency and little heat loss. As the doors are closed and the frames fit together, high quality weathertight seals ensure a completely draught-free installation. The double or even triple glazed glass itself is toughened and of high quality.


Unlike sliding patio doors, bifold doors take up very little space when open. That’s because they fold back on themselves, rather than sliding behind another window. This offers the benefit of opening up your wall completely. A sliding patio door will always require another door to slide behind, so even if your wall space is too small for patio doors, bifold doors are still an option. You can even have them stack outside if you don’t have space in the room.

Safe and Secure

Bifold doors have locking mechanisms spread out multiple points on the sliding track on which they run, resulting in a far more secure door compared to traditional glass doors which tend to have just one locking point.

Take a look at the Bifold doors installed in a recent project by Burlington (UK) Construction Ltd below boasting the seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor space.