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A Beginner’s Guide to Bi-fold Doors

There are plenty of ways to add elegance and value to your home, from converting a spare room to putting in a conservatory. One way to bring more than a little style to areas like the back garden is to install bifold doors. These are perfect on hot summer days, when you want to entertain, or simply when you want to sit under cover and relax with a book or two in the open air.

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What is the Best Choice for External Doors?

Apart from traditional front doors, the most common external doors are those that open into a garden or patio area. These we refer to as patio doors. Whilst in the past the term patio doors generally referred exclusively to sliding doors, nowadays it is used to describe a wide range of external doors including French Doors and Bi Fold Doors. These are available in a wide range of styles and are constructed using a variety of alternative materials.

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The Benefits of Having a Traffic Door in Your Bifold Doors

While bifold doors offer an elegant and functional solution for merging your internal living space and the outside world, providing the maximum open area and the most light, there are also some disadvantages: when internally locked you can’t get in from the outside; and you might not wish to open up the door in cold or inclement weather. These problems can be avoided, however, by designing in a traffic door.

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Care and Maintenance of your Bifold Doors

Once you have experienced the dramatic improvements to the appearance of your living space, along with the increased functionality that bi fold doors create, such as making it instantly lighter, providing extra space and access to other rooms and your garden, while adding a contemporary feeling; you will naturally wish to keep the doors looking great and working perfectly for many years to come.

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Things to Consider When Adding Bi Fold Doors to Your Room

Bifold doors are nearly always the best choice for creating a spacious feel to a room, but to make the very best of this it usually pays to spend some time exploring the many options that are available to you. Bifold doors are an investment that will add real value to your home, and you will no doubt want to make the very best of the opportunity.

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Alternative Bifold Door Styles

Bifold doors have become a popular choice in a wide range of situations. When used in an extension they are the perfect solution for bringing the outside in and maximising the feeling of space; they are frequently used for separating a conservatory from a living room where they add style and maximise the light; and their flexibility makes them ideal for opening up living space to create an open plan environment while maintaining the option of closing them to create privacy.

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Make the most of your House Extension with Bifold Doors

Most of us would like more space in our home, and while there are various ways of achieving this, the most popular is a home extension. Not only is this the most cost effective way of adding more space, it will increase the value of your home when you finally do decide to sell.

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How To Improve Your Backyard

Recently, one of our blog posts discussed the need for an attractive backyard, and how bi-fold doors looking out at that space can dramatically increase the value of your home. Well there’s nothing worse than knowing what you need to do without knowing how to do it. So for those of you with a creative block we’ve compiled a list of a few ways that you can make those sorts of improvements.

Bi-Fold Doors – 3 Reasons Why

Where does the drive come from to improve our living space? Is it a search for materialistic happiness? A dream of perfecting the home we’ve worked hard to acquire? Maybe we think it’s just something that needs doing. Potentially it’s a mixture of these, or for a greater purpose, but it certainly uses up a lot of our time – be that on the work computer, or whilst trying to fall asleep at night! A great way to improve your home quickly is with Bi-Fold Doors, and we’re about to tell you why.

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Bi-Fold Doors and the Energy Efficient Home

Bi Fold Doors are one of the many parts of home design beginning to factor into the minds of the environmentally conscious. With the UK being amongst the least energy efficient countries across Europe, a change in the way we plan our buildings and the way in which we harness natural light is looking to be a cornerstone of climate-aware construction for the foreseeable future. With Bi-Fold Doors we have a sympathetic product for those not wanting to sacrifice aesthetics for the green revolution. Let’s take a look at how that is.

Why Your House Needs BiFold Doors

In our previous blogs we’ve discussed what it is about the Bi-Fold Doors concept that is so appealing to homeowners and designers. We’ve talked aesthetics, natural lighting, energy efficiency and modernism. It’s now time we looked at a practical use in how they affect your social life.

Why Our Homes Need Views to the Outside

Most of us will have heard that spending time outside is good for our mental and physical well-being, and many would be aware that the presence of plant life in offices has proven to increase productivity. But what you may not have realised is that basic visual contact with the outdoors – the sort you gain through BiFold Doors – can improve not only our productivity and natural contact with the environment, but have genuine positive impacts on our health. Tired of looking at the wall? Turns out you’re not the only one.

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