What Advantages Can Bifold Doors Offer?

Within a home, there are few elements as crucial to the atmosphere, aesthetics and feel of a room as the doors through which you enter and exit. Not only do they facilitate constant comings and goings, they connect spaces, regulate temperatures and allow ventilation.

When it comes to choosing doors for your home, it is arguable that the most important are those which connect a house to its garden or patio. It is these entrances that bridge the gap between your internal spaces, and the world around you. At certain times, these doors are required to shut the outside world away, creating safety, warmth and seclusion. In other moments, they possess the ability to join the two spaces, bringing light, air and natural ambiance into your home.

In these circumstances, one of the most versatile styles of door you can choose to install is an aluminium bifold. These doors strike a perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality, suiting a huge range of homes and providing numerous benefits over standard models.

Here is Bespoke Bifolds & Glazing Systems’ guide to the benefits of bifold doors.

Grey bifold doors

What are glass bifold doors?

Put simply, bifold doors utilise a panelled design which allow them to fold up against themselves in a similar fashion to a concertina. There are a number of advantages to this style of door in comparison to a more traditional single leaf door such as the more efficient utilisation of space and optimisation of natural light.

These factors, among many others, make bifold doors a favourite among interior designers, architects and homeowners alike. What’s more, despite their contemporary popularity, bifold doors are in fact thought to date back to the 1st century AD!

What are the benefits of aluminium folding doors?

Here at Bespoke Bifolds & Glazing Systems, we are expert suppliers and installers of aluminium bifold doors and feel passionately about the many advantages of having them fitted within your home.


One of the undeniable benefits of bifold doors is their appearance. Their sleek and somewhat seamless design brings an element of luxury and modernity into any home. Not only do they boast elegance, with clean lines and minimal design features, the huge selections of colours available means they can be visually integrated into any home with ease.

Moreover, unlike the bulky design of more conventional single pane doors, bifold doors open and close in a manner designed to minimise the amount of space they occupy in your home. By choosing to install bifold doors between a house and back garden, homeowners are able to use space far more efficiently, folding the doors discretely and opening an area up for alternative use. This, in turn, succeeds in breaking down the feeling of separation between your home and garden.

Natural Lighting

Perhaps the most appealing element of bifold doors is the potential they have to allow vast amounts of natural light into a room. As the door’s glass panels make up their majority, it is as close to having a transparent wall as you can get.

Bifold doors succeed in allowing as much natural light into your space as possible, creating a sense of breathability, calm and warmth that is unmatched in conventional door designs. This contributes to making a room feel larger as well as enabling you to enjoy the light and vibrancy of your garden, from the comfort of your house.

Energy Efficiency

Furthermore, efficient utilisation of space isn’t the only element that bifold doors excell at. Their design also makes them incredibly energy efficient. All of our folding doors at Bespoke Bifolds & Glazing Systems are specifically designed with insulation and efficiency in mind.

By using double glazing as standard within all of our aluminium folding doors, it ensures an increased level of insulation. This not only saves energy, increases efficiency and reduces the carbon footprint of your home, but actively saves you money on your heating and energy bills year round.


Another added benefit of aluminium bifold doors is the very little effort it takes to maintain them. Due to the high build quality, aluminium framing and double glazed window panes, the upkeep of bifold doors is incredibly simple.

As long as your doors are installed by an experienced fitting service, all that needs to be done to ensure your bifolds stay in good condition is cleaning them every so often. Focus on the running tracks, hinges and windows. As long as you treat your doors with care and avoid slamming, they’ll last a lifetime.


Alongside the multitude of aesthetic and efficiency benefits that accompany the installation of bifold doors is the added security they provide. Despite the common misconception that their large panel based design may somewhat hinder their security, bifold doors are actually incredibly safe and sturdy. This is due to the combination of solid aluminium framing, double glazing window panels and multi-point locking mechanisms along the tracks.

It turns out bifold doors are more than just a pretty face, they’re incredibly secure!

Property Value

Finally, it is worth noting that installing bifold doors in your home can massively increase the value of your property. Taking into account all of the points previously mentioned, such as added security, aesthetic beauty and energy efficiency, bifold doors are incredibly desirable. Aside from the initial cost of purchase and installation, they can end up saving and even making you money!

Sleek and stylish bifold doors can do wonders for estate agents and prospective buyers alike so, even if selling your home seems a million miles away, it can be worth bearing in mind.

Choosing The Right Doors With Bespoke Bifolds & Glazing Systems

When it comes to installing bifold doors in your home, there are a few elements worth considering to make sure you make the right choice. Alongside the hundreds of different RAL standard colours, we offer two high-quality models, the Visofold 1000 and the Visofold 6000. These options, combined with our bespoke installation services, mean that your bifold doors can be tailored to suit your home, opening the space in a way that suits you.

Visofold 1000

When at home, the pleasure of opening a space out to nature and allowing a room to be bathed in sunlight is unmatched. With the Visofold 1000 aluminium bifold door you can do exactly this. With elegant slim-line profiles, minimalist design features and double glazing provided as standard, these doors are an ideal choice for those looking to enhance a space and move on from the traditional single pane or sliding doors.

Visofold 6000

For customers prioritising a light and slender design, the Visofold 6000 boasts all of these features and more. Flooding a space with light through larger glass panes whilst boasting slimmer proportions than the Visofold 1000, the 6000 is an attractive upgrade for homeowners and commercial properties alike.

Both of these models are incredible ways of opening a room out, inviting light in and connecting nature to your space. What’s more, the multi-point locking systems on all our bifold doors ensure that style never compromises security.

Bifold Door And Bespoke Sliding Door Installation

No matter your choice of aluminium bifold doors, choosing a professional and efficient installation service is crucial. Here at Bespoke Bifolds & Glazing Systems, we take immense pride in giving our customers fast, efficient and friendly installations.

Our competitive pricing and top-tier service is what keeps us at the forefront of the industry so, whether you are looking to upgrade your home or business, we can help. Our products are not only stylish and visually striking, they are secure, energy efficient and cost-effective.

If you are thinking of installing high-quality bifold doors in your home, look no further than Bespoke Bifolds & Glazing Systems. Our team understands the importance of discussing your specific needs and are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Don't hesitate, get in touch with us today. Call us on 0131 341 0013 for our Edinburgh branch or 0141 237 6650 for Glasgow. Alternatively, send an email to and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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