If you’re thinking of installing a new orangery in your home, to increase the space available, and even add a whole new room to your property, there are several things to consider. These include the amount of glass, the layout, the flooring and the type of door. For many orangeries, adding a door to the outdoor space can create an effective room flow. But what type of door should you choose? And what are the advantages of bi-fold doors for your orangery? Well, here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading orangery experts. We install stunning, professional, high quality sun rooms and orangeries, designed to suit your home, and your specific requirements. This includes bi-fold doors. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about bi-fold doors.
What is a bi-fold door?
A bi-fold door is a full glass door, often with a UPVC or aluminium frame. However, this is usually much larger than an ordinary door, or double door system , like french or patio doors. This instead uses multiple panels of glass to create one of the orangery walls, and from the centre or the side, these can be opened, folded concertina style, and slid across to open the entire space out to the garden or terrace.
What are the reasons to choose bi-fold doors for your orangery?
Bi-fold doors are a stunning feature in any home and any orangery, and they bring a range of benefits, including:
- Increasing the natural light- With a full wall of glass, rather than a single or double glass panel, a bi-fold door can fill your orangery, and your home with natural light. This can be incredibly beneficial for your health, your sleeping patterns and your well-being, as natural light is important for us as humans. Natural light can help you feel refreshed and energized, and by increasing the amount of natural light in the home, you can also reduce the cost of energy bills too.
- Offering effective access- Because bi-fold doors open all the way out, by folding in on themselves, and then sliding across, the door space can be incredibly wide. This makes it much easier to move garden furniture or items in and out of the house, while also increasing the accessibility of your home. It also allows a much more natural flow to your home when hosting parties or BBQ’s.
- Connecting to the outside- Whether you have great views from your orangery, or a well cared for garden, bi-fold doors can allow you to make the most of this home feature. With unimpeded views, your orangery can look stunning from the outside, while offering amazing views on the inside.
- Safety and security- Bi-fold doors can offer a high level of safety and security for your property.
For more information or for professional advice about your new orangery get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.