Are sliding patio doors the new bifolding doors?
Over the last few years bifold doors have become increasingly popular in the UK market. They have been installed in thousands of properties by homeowners wanting to fully open up their home to the outside world. Now we are beginning to see a trend in the industry away from bifolds back towards more traditional sliding patio doors.
Both have their benefits, and industry trends tend to fluctuate before becoming more stable. So, are sliding glass doors the new bifolding doors? Let’s take a closer look.
Space and style optimisation
When you want to fully open up your home to the outside world, bifold doors provide a wider opening space. In reality however, the UK weather means that for the majority of the time we’ll enjoy our outside view from behind the safety of our patio doors. This is where sliding patio doors really come into their own.
Whereas bifold doors usually have between four and six sections, with a sliding glass door you only have two separate sections. This means fewer uPVC upright sections to block the view. With a sliding glass door, the glazed panels are much larger therefore your exterior view is much more expansive.
Sliding patio doors from Majestic Designs
From a financial perspective, sliding glass doors are usually the more cost effective option. Bifolds normally require more manufacturing thus increasing the cost. Both options have a place in the UK’s residential market and which one you choose will ultimately depend on your property style and what you expect from your patio doors.
For maximised views and minimum space incursion; sliding patio doors are for you. If you regularly open up your patio doors and you want a larger space and visually impressive aesthetic; bifolds are the best solution. At Majestic Designs, both our sliding patio doors and bifold doors provide great thermal efficiency with A+14 energy rated glass as standard, are virtually maintenance free, and have excellent security credentials.
If you want to know more about our entire range of patio door options, contact us today. Call 01934 741 294 or send us a message online. Our friendly team of experts are always happy to offer professional advice on the best solution for your property.